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.



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.

ImageThe QC First Fridays Family along with the Student American Black Chiropractic Association (SABCA) invite you BACK to another stimulating networking experience Friday, August 4th from 6PM – 9 PM at the Student Union of Palmer College of Chiropractic, located at 1000 Brady Street, Davenport, Iowa.  Guest speakers featured this month will be experts in the fields of chiropractic, massage and physical therapy, and nutrition.  Also, enjoy the sounds of “The Truth” and DJ Frank “B”.Admission will be in the form of donations, and all contributions will be donated to a designated non-profit, charitable organization of Palmer College’s choice.All professionals must attend this first-class event.  Drawings will be held for prizes, and we ask that individuals bring announcements or advertisement paraphernalia promoting their business, company and/or organization for us to display.  For more information, contact Hiram Harris at 563-391-9693 or 678-588-2799 or e-mail (  Visit our website: for pictures and promotions of past events.  "QC First Fridays - Mixing Business With Pleasure!"



We are now advertising in the River Cities Reader and would like our music calendar to be included in your listings.  We currently have the following:

Tuesday thru Thursday Nights 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

Marco Soliz-Acoustic Guitar


Friday and Saturday Nights 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jack Hendrix and Kevin Cox from Sound Investment

Bass Guitar and Keyboards 


Rude Punch Show Dates

Rude Punch, original Reggae/Ska/Dub music will be performing live at the following venues.  Come ready to dance and have a good time.


June 30-Paddlewheel Lounge-Bettendorf, Iowa-7:00 P.M.-?

July 1-Mound Street Landing-Village of East Davenport-with special guests Roadless Traveler and Nathan Taylor-9:00 P.M.-1:00 A.M.

July 8-Hal's Wagon Wheel-Bettendorf, Iowa-9:00 P.M.-1:00 A.M.

For additional show dates, please visit Rude Punch's website at

{mosimage}Calvary Church of the Quad Cities is hosting "Celebrate America" on Sunday, July 2nd beginning at 6:00pm at 4700 - 53rd Street in Moline.  Come and enjoy games and entertainment for free!  Inexpensive festival food - hot dogs, nachos, frozen treats, etc - will be available.  Sounds of Victory, a country-gospel vocal group and other CCQC musicians will be performing thoughout the evening.  This event is open to the public and will close with a massive fireworks display at 9:15pm.  For more info, please call Nina at 309-762-4166.