DAVENPORT, IOWA (November 24, 2021) — Get ready for some big old fun nights ahead! We've been busy over here at Motel Central, playing the angles and workin the phones to bring the best of the best to town. We've announced a bunch of great new shows this week, but that's just the tip of the iceberg, so keep all eyes open.
On December 18, we're bringing back the infuriating and tantalizing concept of the Secret Show and this one is no joke! Two of the performers are flying in from Los Angeles just for the night, and all four people who will take the stage that night could sell the venue out on their own. Tickets are only $25. It's a steal. Do NOT sleep on this evening!
We are starting a couple new regular series as well. The first of which is Emo Night Before the Night Before Christmas where the maestro Jeffro Legro will be spinning emo and power-pop hits from your/our youth. We have some other things in store for that night, too.
Friday, January 21 we are putting on a Taylor Swift Night, which will be a Taylor Swift-inspired dance party and group sing. This one is being so well-received that we are making it a regular monthly night that will feature a different artist. We have plenty of ideas, but hit us with suggestions if you have them.
We have American Aquarium's BJ Burham (one of the hardest-working men in showbiz) coming to town just before Valentine's Day. He's flying in special for this show, so let's treat him right. Lastly, Peter Wolf Crier is coming out of hibernation to play the Motel December 20 with Jude Shuma. Couldn't be more excited about this one! See you at the shows!
December 18 — SECRET SHOW!
December 20 — Peter Wolf Crier w/Jude Shuma
December 23 — EMO NIGHT
January 8 — Cloud Rat w/Closet Witch, Everlasting Light, and Smokefall
January 19 — Dante Elephante w/Early Eyes
January 21 — Taylor Swift Night -- a Taylor Swift-inspired Dance Party and Group Sing
January 26 — Mike Mains and The Branches
January 28 — Matthew Logan Vasquez of Delta Spirit, Glorietta and Middle Brother
February 4 — Dawes' Taylor Goldsmith w/Harrison Whitford (SOLD OUT)
February 9 — Ocie Elliott
February 10 — Stay Outside w/Leland Blue
February 12 — American Aquarium's BJ Burham
February 28 — Wilderado w/Whitehall
April 9 — Watchhouse (formerly Mandolin Orange) w/Erin Rae (at Codfish Hollow)
April 23 — Joy Oladokun w/Bre Kennedy
THIS WEEK ::
TONIGHT — Subatlantic w/Chrash and Soultru
RIYL:: Throwing Muses, Guided By Voices, Marvin Gaye, J. Cole, Cranberries
November 26 — The Whiffs w/The Keystones
RIYL:: The Get Up Kids, The Killers, Foo Fighters
December 3 — Blood Incantation (presented by Wake and Ragged Records):: fewer than 20 tickets left
RIYL:: Gatecreeper, Witch Vomit, Slayer, Tomb Mold
December 5 — Tedious & Brief w/Emmett Mulrooney
RIYL:: Still Woozy, Dreamer Boy, Jelani Aryeh, Vagabon, Beach House
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