Performing in their final world tour under the banner “The Final Campaign,” the chart-topping, Grammy-winning thrash-metal musicians of Slayer land at Moline's TaxSlayer Center on November 14, playing from a nearly four-decade repertoire that includes the top-10 Billboard smashes Divine Intervention, Christ Illusion, and Repentless.

A music- and multi-media-filled holiday sensation now celebrating its 35th-anniversary season, creator Chip Davis' Mannheim Steamroller Christmas returns to Davenport's Adler Theatre on November 14, delivering the group's signature blend of New Age, rock, and seasonal tunes that have led to sales of more than 40 million albums in the United States alone.

Lauded by the Swiss newspaper Zofinger Tagblatt for his “technical perfection and extraordinary interpretation” that “lets you feel the spiritual aspects of the music,” 28-year-old classical pianist Ivan Moshchuk serves as the first guest in the First Presbyterian Church of Davenport's 2019-20 Performing Arts Series, his recital on the church's Steinway piano sure to prove why the Baltimore Sun said it would be “impossible not to be impressed” by the young man's “absorbing, dynamic music making.”

Baltimore-based Ami Dang and Chicago musician Bill MacKay perform at Rock Island venue Rozz-Tox on November 16.

A quintet of talents united by the University of Northern Iowa and their shared love of jazz, the gifted musicians of the Robert Washut Emeritet play Davenport's Redstone Room on November 17 as the latest guests in Polyrhythms' Third Sunday Jazz Workshop and Matinée Series, with all five band members accomplished performers, composers, arrangers, bandleaders, and/or educators.

New York's noise-rock band Weeping Icon visits Rozz-Tox on November 17, sharing the bill with experimental no-wave crew Commodity A and Moline’s noise-pop weirdos Aging.

Show tunes and seasonal numbers will be in the repertoire for the Quad City Music Guild Youth Chorus' fall concert on November 17, with the performance at Moline's Prospect Park Auditorium boasting favorite holiday songs and beloved selections from such musicals as The Wizard of Oz, Willy Wonka, and Music Guild's December presentation of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical.

Corridoré’s atmospheric doom post-metal, White Batzzz’s confounding electronic production, and Everlasting Light’s lo-fi black metal form a diverse bill at Rock Island's Rozz-Tox on November 9.

Pop-punk veterans Jimmy Eat World perform at the Rust Belt on November 8 on a tour supporting their newest LP Surviving.

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If you have any energy left after the Halloween weekend, head over to the Rock Island Brewing Company for an early show on Sunday night. Wake Brewing and LoPiez Pizza are sponsoring the show, which will paint the brick walls of RIBCO with three distinct shades of heavy.

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