Rude Punch to perform at Ya Maka My Weekend


Rude Punch, a high energy Reggae/Rock band out of the Quad Cities, will be performing at Ya Maka My Weekend Saturday August 19th at 12:00-2:30 on the East stage.  Come enjoy original Reggae/Rock tunes as well as covers from bands like Sublime, Bob Marley, Slightly Stoopid, etc..  Come enjoy music from the islands with Rude Punch.

The Adaptors and Elbow at RIBCO Saturday August 26th, doors at 9pm. 

From the mid 90's when "indie" was still a
fresh word, comes a reunion of two bands that is long overdue. The
Adaptors, which included 3 of the 4 members of Driver of the Year, and
Donnie Bobb (the Vow, Parlet, The Paradise Boys) will take the stage at
RIBCO on Saturday August 26th with old friends Elbow, who play(ed) an
unrelenting form of cosmic, long haired post punk/pre metal not often
heard today, but much needed.


 It's been over ten years since these bands lit
up the places like The Cavern, The Slowfish, or RIBCO together in front
of hordes of beer swilling, angst ridden Quad Citizens. Well, they're
back and it's for a good cause, so put on your Dinosaur Jr. shirt, grab
the Otis cassette from the shoebox, and get down to RIBCO for a
garaunteed helluva good time!




Dear Editor, Iowans for Medical Marijuana will be holding a public forum on Saturday, September 23, in the auditorium of the State Historical Building just west of the State Capitol Building. The topic will be medical marijuana legislation in Iowa and in the United States. We have three speakers so far, (1) Marty Ryan, Legislative Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa; (2) George McMahon (one of five remaining patients in the United States and a resident of Iowa who has been receiving 300 marijuana cigarettes per month from the federal government for the past 15 years); (3) and State Representative Ed Fallon who received 25% of the votes for Governor in the last primary election in June 2006. We invite you to participate in a discussion of state and federal policy regarding the medical use of marijuana and the recent decision in Iowa v. Bonjour, No. 160 / 03-0309, SUPREME COURT OF IOWA, 694 N.W.2d 511 (Iowa 2005) ( Marijuana was outlawed by the federal government in 1970 because it contains a psychoactive drug called THC. Since that time, THC has been found to be a safe and effective medicine, much safer than drugs made from other plants such as cocaine or morphine. THC was moved from Schedule I to Schedule II by the DEA in 1986: 51 Fed. Reg. 17,476, and THC was moved from Schedule II to Schedule III by the DEA in 1999, 64 Fed. Reg. 35928. Cocaine and morphine are in Schedule II as are the plants they are made from. Marijuana remains in Schedule I despite the fact that the only reason it was put there no longer exists. The last time the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) (the official agency charged with reviewing marijuana's status by the statute which created marijuana's current scheduling) held a scheduling hearing on marijuana, the DEA chief administrative law judge held that, "There is no record in the extensive medical literature describing a proven, documented cannabis-induced fatality." DEA Docket No. 86-22, Sept. 6, 1988, at page 56. "A smoker would theoretically have to consume nearly 1,500 pounds of marijuana within about 15 minutes to induce a lethal response." Ibid. at. 57. "In practical terms, marijuana cannot induce a lethal response as a result of drug-related toxicity." Ibid. at 57. The judge went on to say that eating marijuana is safer than eating raw potatoes or aspirin, and "it is physically impossible to eat enough marijuana to induce death." Ibid. at 58. "Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man." Ibid. at 58-59. Attached is the flyer from the 2000 Medical Marijuana Conference hosted by the University of Iowa Medical School and Nursing School.  We want to know when the legislators are going to follow the lead of the University of Iowa and create legislation that will assist people using this plant for medical purposes. I'm also enclosing a flyer I handed to Jeff Lamberti and Leonard Boswell at yesterday's congressional candidate debate at the UAW. Please help us promote this forum.  If you know any legislators that would be willing to participate on one of our state or federal panels, please invite them to participate. Thank you! Carl Olsen, Iowans for Medical MarijuanaGeorge McMahon, Bode, Iowa (one of five people currently receiving marijuana from the federal government)

Barbara Douglass, Storm Lake, Iowa (one of five people currently receiving marijuana from the federal government)


Print this flyer and give it to candidates for U.S. House of Representatives For a conference Brochure click here. [PDF]


Friday, August 18th

Tight Phantomz with Meth & Goats and ElNo (aka Leon)

Don't miss this Chicago indie rock band. In early 2004, TIGHT PHANTOMZ was voted Best Rock Entertainer at the 23rd Annual Chicago Music Awards and have recently been invited to participate in Brendan Canty's "Burn To Shine" DVD series with other Chicago artists such as Wilco, Tortoise and Shellac, just to name a few.

-----> More info: Friday, August 18th - Tight Phantomz ( with local bands Meth & Goats ( ElNo (aka Leon) - $6 Cover - Show starts @ 10 PM - 18 + Up - for more info visit


Friday, August 25th

Family Values After Party

Why go home? After the Family Values show continue the party at Penguin's with local bands, great drink specials + more!

-----> More info: Friday, August 25th - With Arms Crossed ( + more! - $5 Cover - Show starts @ 10 PM - 18 + Up - for more info visit


Tuesday, August 29th

An Albatross w/ Guerrilla Cadets - Killer Bear - The Ballet - Lazer Mountain

An Albatross (PENNSYLVANIA psychedelic hardcore) promises to incite a feel-good riot of a time; a psychedelic sonic orgasm. On tour after their June 2006 release of Blessphemy (of the Peace Beast Feast Giver and the Bear Warp Kumite).

-----> More info: Tuesday, August 29th - An Albatross ( w/ Guerrilla Cadets ( ) - Killer Bear ( The Ballet ( - Lazer Mountain ( - $6 Cover - Show starts @ 9 PM - (age requirment to be determined) - for more info visit

ImageDue to the illness of their lead singer, Sugarland has cancelled
Saturday night's concert at the Mississippi Valley Fair in
Davenport.  Long-time Quad City favorite Sawyer Brown has agreed
to perform in Sugarland's place at the 8pm concert.

ImageCommunities United to Strengthen America would like to invite the public to our Community Open House on Thursday, August 10th from 12:00  - 6:00 pm. Our address is 2850 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, IA 52803. Light refreshments will be served. The Quad City Metro Youth Drumline will be performing in the afternoon, Mayor Ed Winborn will be at the Davenport Resource Center at noon for our ribbon cutting and local vocalist Tony Sconyers will delight all with his vocals. Please contact us at 563-324-3100 for further information or visit us on the web at




HERSONG, the Quad Cities Women’s Chorus will be holding Open Sings on Thursday September 7 beginning at 7pm.  Open Sings will be held each Thursday during September at St John’s Lutheran Church located at 4501 7th Ave in Rock Island. Hersong needs singers and non-singers. Singing membership is open to women age 18 or older.  Non singing membership is open to men and women 18 years or older.  Non singing members provide technical assistance, marketing, administrative and other behind the scenes support to the chorus.  If you would like to learn more about Hersong or are interested in joining, please attend the Open Sings. 


The Hersong philosophy is to promote and develop women’s music as a significant expression of strength, dignity and sisterhood of all women, as well as social justice, world peace, cultural diversity, healing of the environment and harmony among all people and beings of Earth.


For general information, please call 866-746-4482 or visit the website at  For booking information, call 877-266-5474. 


Rude Punch on the Plaza at the RME


Saturday, August 5th Rude Punch will be performing live on the Plaza at the River Music Experience in downtown Davenport.  In cooperation with the Davenport One sponsored Art Stroll, Rude Punch will be playing outdoors on the Plaza, beginning at 7:30.  Rude Punch plays a unique blend of contemporary Reggae music mixed with roots style rock that results in a sound similar to bands like Sublime and Slightly Stoopid.  A heavy Reggae vibe combined with edgy guitar licks and rock rythyms make Rude Punch a band that you need to hear to truely appreciate.  You'll find yourself swaying and rocking to the beat and before long you'll be on the dance floor having the time of your life.

Make the RME plaza your destination this Saturday, August 5th, and be prepared to thoroughly enjoy a yourself.  You'll leave with a smile on your face and a song in your heart.


Rude Punch to open for Blue Island Tribe at the Redstone Room


Rude Punch, a local reggae/rock band, will be opening for regional Reggae favorite Blue Island Tribe at the Redstone Room this Friday, July 28th.  Come and enjoy a night of sweet reggae vibes and be prepared to dance the night away.  With influences from Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Slightly Stoopid and 311, Rude Punch is a perfect complement to the amazing sound of Blue Island Tribe.  It should be an unforgettable show.  Doors open at 9:00 and admission is only $5.00.