An area great that Jazz News calls “exceptionally illuminating,” trumpet and flugelhorn master Manny Lopez performs with his Manny Lopez Septet in the latest event in Polyrhythms' Third Sunday Jazz Workshop & Matinée Series, the musicians' February 17 Redstone Room concert treating fans to the singular jazz stylings that have thrilled local audiences for more than four decades.

With Glide magazine calling the musician “effortlessly cool” and “a tried and true blues rocker hell-bent on getting the job done,” Patrick Sweany serves as the February 17 headliner at Davenport's Rhythm City Casino Resort, performing in support of his 2018 album Ancient Noise that American Songwriter awarded four stars and raves for the artist's “gritty honesty” and “wired, emotional playing and singing.”

Named one of country music's top 10 touring acts by Billboard magazine and described by The Daily Country as an “energizing stage presence” who's “the definition of a road warrior,” singer/songwriter, guitarist, and Iowa native Jake McVey takes the stage at Davenport's Redstone Room on February 7, treating fans to the talents that inspired Hoopla Now to rave, “McVey has a big warm voice that is a pleasure to hear, and he can deliver a guitar solo with an appealing swagger.”

Held in celebration of a new, area-specific streaming program and designed to showcase the talents of artists throughout the Quad Cities, the QC Beats Launch Party and Concert will offer a February 8 introduction to the service at Davenport's Redstone Room, treating patrons to both an insider's look at QC Beats and a stellar collection of performances by favorite local musicians.

Touring in conjunction with the fall release of her sophomore album A Million Miles Away, singer/songwriter and guitarist Elizabeth Moen serves as the headliner for a Moeller Nights concert on February 15, with the Iowa native's gifts inspiring The Culture Trip to rave, “Elizabeth Moen is one of those rare artists whose voice, from the first moment you hear it, consumes your entire being, doing away with all previous thoughts and concerns, and leaving you short of breath.”

In a change from presenting a repertoire of different works in its Masterworks concerts, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra will take on one epic composition for its February 2 and 3 performances at Davenport's Adler Theatre and Rock Island's Augustana College: Mahler's 9th Symphony, an approximately 80-minute, four-movement masterpiece of profound introspection boasting some of Gustav Mahler’s most spiritual and heartfelt music.

Appearing locally just one day after the release of their debut album A Light Left On, the alternative-folk musicians of The Western Den – pianist Deni Hlavinka and guitarist Chris West – headline a February 2 concert at Davenport's Redstone Room, treating patrons to a sound that, according to Broadway World, finds the duo “pushing out into orchestral, ethereal, and chordally complex territory while preserving their sweeping vocal harmonies.”

Delivering what The Big Takeover describes as “muscular, meat-and-potatoes-style blues rock” and what The Dead Hub calls “old souls making incredible new music,” the Minneapolis-based rockers of The 4onthefloor enjoy a February 2 engagement as local Moeller Nights headliners, treating Davenport audiences to what MusicInMinnesota.com deemed “an exciting, drums-driven show with much-promised dancing, howling, and fun.”

Performing as a Moeller Nights headliner on January 25, Trevor Sensor’s full-length LP debut bears the title Andy Warhol’s Dream, which should instantly give you an idea of the palette he works within. Vaguely nostalgic garage rock? Check. Evocations of the heyday of the 1960s? Definitely. A tongue-in-cheek view of art across the generations as being locked in a state of constant regurgitation and self-consumption? Oh yeah.

Performing in support of their most recent album Odd Boat, a release that SoundRenaissance.net called “a gem of our time” for its “infusion of melodic punk and anthemic rock n’ roll,” the Chicago-based musicians of Flatfoot 56 perform at the Redstone Room on January 26, filling the Davenport venue with what IndieVisionMusic.com called “their rambunctious style that their fans have come to love.”

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