Hugely popular touring musicians who have opened for the likes of Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris, the Zac Brown Band, and the Goo Goo Dolls, the chart-topping Celtic-rock talents of Gaelic Storm perform a September 20 concert at Davenport's Redstone Room, this lauded quintet of vocalists and multi-instrumentalists hailed by the Examiner for their “high energy, consistent interaction with the audience, and exceptional musical performance.”

A thick bill of contemporary Midwest garage rock and/or dream pop hits East Moline venue The Rust Belt on September 21 as Twin Peaks, Slow Pulp, and Dehd take the stage.

One of the millennium's most successful and acclaimed alternative-metal and hard-rock acts, the chart-topping, Grammy-nominated Godsmack lands at Moline's TaxSlayer Center on September 22, the musicians' 2018 album When Legends Rise praised by as “a highly enjoyable one that stirs the soul in unexpected ways,” with the band itself deemed “reinvigorated, confident, and no less defiant than they were in 1998.”

The New Orleans-based New Wave synth-pop outfit Video Age lands at Rozz-Tox on September 22, performing on a bill with Chicago's indie-psych-rock artist J Fernandez.

The Swedish rock band Ghost will be performing at the TaxSlayer Center on October 8. Coming off a European stadium tour with Metallica, the group has headlined summer festivals and has embarked on a massive North America tour that includes New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Boston … and Moline.

Rising Detroit DJ, radio selector, and writer Ash Lauryn performs at Rock Island venue Rozz-Tox on September 14.

Nigerien avant-rock/tende trio Les Filles de Illighadad brings its gorgeous strain of Tuareg-guitar-based songwriting to Rock Island's Rozz-Tox on September 15.

With his 2019 album Eraserland praised by Pitchfork as a work in which “lyrical constellations shine in plain, profound confessions,” folk-rock singer/songwriter Timothy Showalter brings his music project Strand of Oaks to Maquoketa's Codfish Hollow Barn on September 18, performing from a seven-album repertoire whose most recent addition inspired American Songwriter to call it “a sometimes harrowing but ultimately hard-earned triumph.”

With the band's sound described by as “a trademark style of music that somehow combines surf, pop, rock, and beat,” the psychedelic rockers of The Growlers make their debut appearance at East Moline venue The Rust Belt on September 5, treating fans to what Consequence of Sound called “ghoulish surf rock, life-affirming melodies, and a conversational delivery that turns every Growlers show into a tripped-out sermon on mushrooms and real talk.”

Performing in support of their 19th album and 38th year as international touring sensations, the alternative rockers of Osaka, Japan's Shonen Knife play the Rock Island Brewing Company on September 5, with the female musicians' 2019 release Sweet Candy Power, according to Spill magazine, a work that “proves they stand the test of time with their catchy, cheerful bops.”