The musicians' most recent album Ghost Modern, according to Treblezine.com, boasts a “multi-layered, rich sound that infuses elements of various genres, from new wave to ’90s alt-rock, with some modern indie pop in between.” And on April 13, Mike Deni and his electronic-rock outfit Geographer will perform a Daytrotter concert demonstrating whyRiff magazine stated, “Deni has one of the best rock falsettos out there, and his tremendous vocal range is complemented by a prolific and varied output as a songwriter and the talented musicians with whom he’s able to perform and record.”

In their final concerts of the 2017-18 season, the professional vocal ensemble the Nova Singers celebrate the wonder of nature in April 14 and 15 presentations of Our Earth, Our Home – aural explorations of the planet's beauty and fragility detailed through songs about flora, fauna, the sea, and the sky.

Praised by Pitchfork.com for “using her mordant wit to confront serious subjects, exorcising trauma with hooks and humor,” alternative-folk singer/songwriter Caroline Rose and her ensemble The Go Rounds play an April 17 Redstone Room concert in support of the band's February release LONER – a work that, according to Paste magazine, “is a singular artistic statement from its unforgettable album art all the way down.”

Descibed by Jazz Times as an artist who “cooks up a brilliant marriage of blues, jazz, gospel, and soul,” Blues Hall of Fame inductee Bruce Katz and his Bruce Katz Band play an April 11 concert sponsored by the Mississippi Valley Blues Society, showcasing the talents that led the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to declare, “This tight ensemble hits all the marks with deadly aim.”

Descibed by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as the creators of “soul music that's so much of the old school that it might as well drive a car with fins,” Durand Jones & the Indications headline a Moeller Nights concert on April 9, the group's self-titled 2016 album leading Spill magazine to rave, “Jones absolutely dominates the songs with his powerful, soulful, and ever-evolving voice.”

With Blues Rock Review calling her “a captivating artist with a new take on a familiar genre” and RockAndBluesMuse.com labeling the musician “a gutsy and emotionally charged singer with a vocal range to die for,” blues rocker Danielle Nicole brings her Kansas City outfit the Danielle Nicole Band to Davenport's Redstone Room on April 6, sharing the talents that, this past February, made her sophomore solo album Cry No More the number-one hit on Billboard's Top Blues Albums chart.

Appearing in a concert benefiting local organizations for peace, cultural diversity, and human rights, folk singer/songwriter Charlie King performs his annual area show at Rock Island's Broadway Presbyterian Church on April 7, an event being held six months after King received the esteemed Phil Ochs Award in recognition of his music and activism for social and political justice.

No Joy, April 8

Fronted by guitarist/vocalists and founding members Jasamine White-Gluz and Laura Lloyd, the acclaimed alternative rockers of No Joy play a Daytrotter concert on April 8, the band's sound described by the New York Times as “a tingling, immersive experience,” and the musicians' talents inspiring Fader to state, “They know how to write a gorgeous song.”

For the final presentations in the Quad City Symphony Orchestra's 2017-18 Masterworks season, conductor Mark Russell Smith and his gifted musicians celebrate legendary composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in Masterworks VI: Postcards from Russia, a pair of April 7 and 8 concerts featuring showcase performances by 2017's Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Medalist Daniel Hsu.

Kansas, April 4

Appearing locally in the musicians' “Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour,” the legendary progressive rockers of Kansas take the Adler Theatre stage in an eagerly awaited April 4 event, filling the venue with selections from the group's multi-platinum-selling albums that include the iconic “Carry on Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind.”

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