The winner of six Grammy Awards and an incredible 28 GMA Dove Awards for his internationally revered gospel stylings, 82-year-old icon Bill Gaither brings his Gaither Vocal Band to Davenport's Adler Theatre on November 10, performing a concert of exhilarating southern-gospel tunes beloved by listeners and audiences over nearly four decades and three dozen albums.

Ian Svenonius, long associated with the Washington DC music scene, is slated to perform Tuesday, 10/30, at 8PM at Rozz-Tox (2108 3rd Ave, Rock Island, IL). He has been making music since the late Eighties, and recording it since 1990. If there is any one musician who knows what’s possible in making music, it’s Svenonius – and Svenonius has never seemed the sort to acknowledge any kind of limitations. Catch one of his shows under his current project, Escape-ism [], and you will see imagination and talent at work – and a form of charisma, however awkward, capable of attracting people to these qualities.

The Chicago-based Crown Larks closed out Saturday night, 29 September, at Rozz-Tox (2108 3rd Ave, Rock Island, IL), performing a set as part of The All Senses Festival.

Best known as the founder, lead singer/songwriter, and guitarist of punk-rock outfit Against Me!, Laura Jane Grace and her Florida-based band The Devouring Mothers play a November 2 RIBCO concert on the rockers' 2018 “Midwest Takeover Tour,” the artist's 2016 album Shape Shift with Me called “densely packed, vicious, and heartbreaking” by Pitchfork magazine, and the artist herself notable for being one of the first highly visible punk rock musicians to publicly indentify as transgender.

Serving as concert headliners in the venue's “'90s Alternative Night,” the folk-punk musicians of Brett Newski & the No Tomorrow play Davenport's Redstone Room on November 2, with New Noise magazine saying of the band's Milwaukee-based frontman, “He manages to come off as vulnerable (without all that emo baggage), extremely witty ('D.I.Y.' is one of the finest songs ever written about the realities of playing a show), and smart without pretention.”

Praised by Rolling Stone for their “gutbucket rock & roll and soulful boogie” and by NPR Music for being “fresh, original, and truly pledged to rock and roll,” the Philadelphia-based musicians of Low Cut Connie headline a pair of Moeller Nights concerts on November 2 and 3, revealing why the Los Angeles Times wrote, “Their ferocious live show … is unmatched in all of rock right now.”

Continuing its 2018-19 season of Masterworks presentations, and held in celebration of the ensemble's 104th season of classical performance, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra will deliver of trio of sublime compositions in the November 3 and 4 concert event Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto, named after the climactic, intensely challenging piece to be played by piano virtuoso Wei Luo.

Praised by Marquee magazine for their “dynamic presence” and for “continuously pushing the genre of bluegrass and their legacy within the genre,” the Yonder Mountain String Band plays Davenport's Redstone Room on October 24 in support of their latest album Love. Ain't Love, a work in which, according to, the chart-topping group “finds plenty of new twists on the way to making a stellar record.”

With Juilliard School chairman Raymond Mase calling them “an outstanding young group bringing fresh ideas to brass chamber music,” the five gifted musicians of the Gaudete Brass Quinet serve as the latest guests in Quad City Arts' Visiting Artist series, their October 25 and 27 concerts sure to demonstrate why Time Out Chicago praised the group's “individual player prowess convincingly consolidated into a pentagram of tonal color.”

Appearing locally in support of the band's January release Politics in the Time of Heroin, the Iowa-based indie rockers of The Penny Serfs will play a Moeller Nights concert on October 25. Audiences will subsequently be treated to the genre-hopping sound that, in the Prelude Press, lead vocalist and LeClaire resident Mikey Loy described as: “Take The Beatles out for a drink or five; introduce them to Kurt Cobain (preferably under the influence); give them a few topics to discuss (i.e. politics, fear, past, present, and future); convince Paul and John to let Kurt sit in for a few sessions; hit the record button.”