Tyson Danner, Executive Director of the River Music Experience (RME) in Davenport, discusses the live-music and music-education venue's operations during this period of social distancing. We spoke on Monday, March 23.

Condor & Jaybird play the catchiest apocalyptic rock you're likely to hear anywhere. They write lightly psychedelic pop-rock songs that jangle and shimmer and tell us not to worry about the end times with blissed-out, soothing voices.

Appearing locally in advance of Alice Cooper's April 8 return to Davenport, the shock rocker's daughter Calico Cooper and longtime bassist Chuck Garric bring their heavy-metal ensemble Beastö Blancö to Moline's Rascals Live on March 11, performing from a repertoire that includes the band's 2019 album We Are, a work that Metal-Temple.com called “Mötley Crüe meets White Zombie meets the heavy-metal period of Alice Cooper back in the 2000s.”

The Missouri-based, party-starting punk-rock trio Radkey and Des Moines' spaced-out prog-metal crew Druids form an interesting “Live @ Five” double bill at Davenport's Redstone Room on March 11.

Austin-based psych-pop/dreamy-rock unit Holy Wave plays Rozz-Tox on March 12, performing on the bill with Peoria's psych crew The Golden Fleece.

A jazz ensemble dedicated to making audiences very happy, and with the band moniker punctuating the “very happy” to prove it, the four gifted musicians of Christopher's Very Happy. Band play Davenport's Redstone Room on March 15, their performance as the latest guests in Polyrhythms' Third Sunday Jazz Workshop and Matinée Series operating from the premise that “now, more than ever, we all need a little more Happy.ness in our lives.”

At approximately 9 p.m. on Friday, March 6, every piece of glassware in the Quad Cities will come crashing to the ground and shatter in one brilliant cascade as a stupid-loud agglomeration of amplifiers begins to power up.

Memphis-based death/doom-metal crew Autolith visits Rozz-Tox on March 7, sharing a bill with the local shredders of Closet Witch.

Danish dungeon-synth/dark-ambient project Ophelia Drowning visits from Copenhagen, Denmark on March 8, playing on a Rozz-Tox bill with Denver-based guitar-drone artist Equine.

With his 2018 album Heaven & Earth praised by The Guardian for its “purposeful vitality” and described by Pitchfork as “far and away the strongest musical statement of his career,” the thrillingly gifted saxophonist, composer, and bandleader Kamasi Washington headlines a special March 3 concert at East Moline's The Rust Belt, a night sure to demonstrate why Rolling Stone labeled the artist “the most talked-about jazz musician in recent memory.”

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