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QUAD CITY ALT-METAL BAND – ALBORN, TAKES ON THE RIGHT HAND OF THE UNITED STATES

ALBORN – Photo from: Alborn’s EPK.    Formed in 2016, Northern Illinois based alternative metal band Alborn consists of Justin Taylor [guitar/lead vocals], Alex Raser [Drums/vocals], Zame Lewis [bass] and Nate Guske [guitar/vocals]. Their sound has...

ECHO INTERVIEW: DOPPELGANGER

Doppelganger – Photo by: Bleak Visuals  OVER 1 MILLION VIEWS AND COUNTING… Alex Coats and Kyle Delveau met in middle school and have been playing together since 2007. They started forming Doppelganger after graduating high school in 2013 with Kyle’s...

QC Rock Academy Meets Old Dominion

This past Saturday, the band Old Dominion performed to a huge crowd at the Vibrant Arena in Moline. Before the show, they invited a group of young music students from QC Rock Academy to hang out during their soundcheck and meet the band. If you aren’t familiar with QC...

ECHO INTERVIEW: MICHAEL MONCADA & WHISKEY HIGH

Michael Moncada & Whiskey High brings energy, grit, and heart with their signature outlaw sound! They have been making waves across the scene, with shows in major cities across the Midwest. The band is comprised of seasoned musicians, whose stage presence and...

ECHO INTERVIEW: ANGELA MEYER

Photo: Angela Meyer Performing at Codfish Hollow Barnstormers Angela pulls in the crowd with a sweet voice and honest songwriting.  She knows what it’s like to be in the audience, her earliest memories taking her back to being a child dancing around a smoky beer...

What The Hell Is An EPK, And Why Every Artist Needs One.

I was at a show the other day and overheard a conversation, to which one person said, “What the hell is an EPK?”. The Quad Cities is ranked 11th in the nation for the highest concentration of musicians. Upon hearing this, I knew I needed to write this...

ECHO INTERVIEW: TIMBO

A Nashville plainsman with a voice that moans for home, singing from the heart of his travels, heartbreaks, and ups and downs along the way. Like the grit in a wound on a skinned knee, Timbo carries a sound of a life lived hard and a life lived simply adventurous....

ECHO INTERVIEW WITH: THE TEXTURES

Summercamp: On The Road champions (2020, and 2022) | The Textures are a 6 piece Funk/Soul & Alt-fusion band playing original music based out of the Quad Cities. With the new release of their single, “Poppin’ Balloons” the Textures are excited to...

Taking on the Glory and Gross of Summer Camp

Witnessing forty-five hours of music, one-hundred and twelve miles from my home, over three days, from five stages, two tents, and the pop-up shows in the forest remind me of the following exchange in the film Field of Dreams. Ray Kinsella: “Is there a heaven? “John...

Piano Project Brings Music to Iconic Quad-City Destinations

River Music Experience unveils their creative placemaking program: OneSound. The OneSound Piano Project has strategically placed ten artist-designed pianos in iconic Quad-City locations for the public to interact with, bringing more music, art, and interaction to our...
ECHO INTERVIEW: DOPPELGANGER

ECHO INTERVIEW: DOPPELGANGER

Doppelganger - Photo by: Bleak Visuals OVER 1 MILLION VIEWS AND COUNTING... Alex Coats and Kyle Delveau met in middle school and have been playing together since 2007. They started forming Doppelganger after graduating high school in 2013 with Kyle's older brother....

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QC Rock Academy Meets Old Dominion

QC Rock Academy Meets Old Dominion

This past Saturday, the band Old Dominion performed to a huge crowd at the Vibrant Arena in Moline. Before the show, they invited a group of young music students from QC Rock Academy to hang out during their soundcheck and meet the band. If you aren’t familiar with QC...

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What The Hell Is An EPK, And Why Every Artist Needs One.

What The Hell Is An EPK, And Why Every Artist Needs One.

I was at a show the other day and overheard a conversation, to which one person said, "What the hell is an EPK?". The Quad Cities is ranked 11th in the nation for the highest concentration of musicians. Upon hearing this, I knew I needed to write this article for our...

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Summer Concert Series Guide

Summer Concert Series Guide

Summer is just around the corner which means warmer temps, patio hangs and free outdoor live music! Luckily we live in the Quad Cities where there is no shortage of any of those things.  Grab your friends and family (and your lawn chairs) because we have an exclusive...

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Five Bands You Should Know From Dr. Manisha Virdi

Five Bands You Should Know From Dr. Manisha Virdi

Dr. Manisha Virdi is a friendly dentist by day and an avid showgoer by night. At least once a week you can find her at a concert in the Quad Cities and on extra special nights she even opens her home to touring artists passing through. Her dedication to the QC music...

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ECHO INTERVIEW: MICHAEL MONCADA & WHISKEY HIGH

ECHO INTERVIEW: MICHAEL MONCADA & WHISKEY HIGH

Michael Moncada & Whiskey High brings energy, grit, and heart with their signature outlaw sound! They have been making waves across the scene, with shows in major cities across the Midwest. The band is comprised of seasoned musicians, whose stage presence and...

read more
ECHO INTERVIEW: ANGELA MEYER

ECHO INTERVIEW: ANGELA MEYER

Photo: Angela Meyer Performing at Codfish Hollow Barnstormers Angela pulls in the crowd with a sweet voice and honest songwriting.  She knows what it's like to be in the audience, her earliest memories taking her back to being a child dancing around a smoky beer tent...

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