Rozz-Tox continues its Northern Parallels series of curated house and techno events with a January 17 visit from veteran producer FBK, who performs live alongside DJ sets from residents Mike Derer and Higgy.

Following hugely successful Adler Theatre presentations of the first three Harry Potter movies with their iconic scores performed live, the talents of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra now set their sights, and their instruments, on Disney/Pixar's Oscar-winning smash Coco, with the adored animated film enjoying a soaring QCSO accompaniment for two performances on January 18.

Continuing a three-night program of events under the umbrella of the Midwest Electronic Creator’s Conference, Rozz-Tox hosts a bill of deep-space techno/house and left-field beat exploration with a stellar January 18 lineup that features Golden Donna, Shen, Idpyramid, and K1NG SUPR3M3.

Appearing in the ensemble's first performances as guests in Polyrhythms' Third Sunday Jazz Workshop and Matinée Series, Mike Conrad & the Iowa Jazz Composers Orchestra will take the stage at Davenport's Redstone Room on January 19, playing from a jazz repertoire comprised solely of works by gifted Iowa-based composers.

As time drags closer to the inevitable apocalypse and the modern world continues to develop in grisly and unforeseen ways, we can find some comfort in the fact that there is now more music available than ever before.

Accompanied by an entire repertoire of jazz standards and iconic pop hits, a 2005 graduate of Rock Island High School returns to the Quad Cities in The Matt Barber Experience, the January 9 concert event at Davenport's Grape Life Wine Store & Lounge that finds Barber and his touring musicians performing classics from the five albums he has recorded since 2007.

Praised by AllMusic.com for their “intriguing and quite effective blend of hard melodic rock with progressive rock tendencies and awesome vocal arrangements,” the musicians of the iconic rock ensemble Head East play a special concert at East Moline's the Rust Belt on January 10, performing more than a half-century after the band's formation and eight years after being inducted into the Iowa Rock 'n' Roll Music Association's Hall of Fame.

Sharing the evening's bill in the latest presentation in the River Music Experience's Guest List Series, the alternative-folk artists of Them Coulee Boys and Fireside Collective join forces for a Redstone Room concert on January 14, filling the Redstone Room with rousing songs from the musicians' most recent respective albums Die Happy and Life Between the Lines.

With the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel raving that “they sing and play with a lusty ease that blows the dust off old music,” the vocal and instrumental talents of the Rose Ensemble serve as the latest guests in Quad City Arts' Visiting Artists series, their January 15 through 18 concert events sure to prove why the Duluth News Tribune stated, “The Rose Ensemble always creates a colorful blend of text and tune, woven together for a seamless tapestry of music from distant times and places.”

With Music Taster's Choice labeling the musician “one of the top 10 guitarists in the world,” the acclaimed blues rocker Anthony Gomes plays Davenport's Redstone Room on January 10 in support of his most recent release Peace, Love, & Loud Guitars, demonstrating the talents that led BluesWax to name him its 2003 Artist of the Year and inspired music legend B.B. King to ask, “Where did that voice come from?”

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