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A Q+A with Piso’s Cure

Piso’s Cure is a newer band on the Quad-City music scene. The five-piece R&B outfit consists of Frankie Fontagne (bass, vox), Chrissy Boyer (vox), John Sorensen (drums), Logan McDaniel (guitar), and Jacob Palmer (keys). We sat down with them to chat about...

Streaming and the Local Quad-City Music Scene

There is something to be said about how music fans in the Quad Cities come together to support their local music scene. Our community hosts so many events throughout the year, the fans share them in their circles and show up to support their favorite bands. With so...

Ringing in the New Year With Rumours

All Sweat Productions is bringing an essence of the 70s to the River Music Experience this New Years’ Eve with Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours.

Rapper, Big Man G Lays His Claim on the QC

In the words of the late Stephen Sondheim, “Opportunity is not a lengthy visitor.” This notion is not lost on Devin Martel. From an outside perspective, the Quad-City rapper more commonly known as Big Man G seizes every opportunity laid in front of him....

Veteran Quad Cities Bassist/Guitarist Shines With New Solo Album

Randy Leasman of Davenport has written songs since he was 12, but the veteran bassist and guitar player hasn’t been able to sing his own material on a record or in concert over the years. That changed recently for the 37-year-old Davenport West alum, with the...

A PSA on PROs

Becoming a music industry professional requires a base level of knowledge. Whether you’re looking to become an artist, producer, manager (the list goes on), there are fundamental aspects of the industry to know early on.  Know the ins and outs of your stage plot. ...

River+City Collective rebounding from COVID, booking more shows in QC.

Sam Koester is a rare bird in the aviary of the Quad City region’s music biz. The friendly, 41-year-old Muscatine native now resides in Moline, owning and operating River+City Collective. RCC is an ​​entertainment production company producing shows primarily in and...

Quad Cities Halloween Shows – Everything You Need To Know

What’s scarier than not having a costume for Halloween? Not having plans! The Echo has curated a rundown of shows all over the Quad Cities to ensure Halloweekend is a graveyard smash! Looking to get psychedelic for Halloween? Check out Howl-O-Ween Trip Out! At the...

Quad City Arts Signature Series Brings Artists Up Close and Personal

The Quad City Arts Performing Arts Signature Series (PASS) is tailor-made for a unique, charismatic musician like Bassel Almadani, who has quite a story to tell. The first-generation Syrian-American – born in Ohio – fronts the funk and soul band Bassel & The...

Quad City Symphony Orchestra Returns to a Whole “New World” For New Season

It’s fitting that the last Quad City Symphony Orchestra performance before the Covid shutdown was Verdi’s Requiem, a piece written in memory of a dear friend. The first Masterworks program to welcome a full-capacity audience since then (Oct. 2-3, 2021) will feature...
A Q+A with Piso’s Cure

A Q+A with Piso’s Cure

Piso's Cure is a newer band on the Quad-City music scene. The five-piece R&B outfit consists of Frankie Fontagne (bass, vox), Chrissy Boyer (vox), John Sorensen (drums), Logan McDaniel (guitar), and Jacob Palmer (keys). We sat down with them to chat about their...

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Streaming and the Local Quad-City Music Scene

Streaming and the Local Quad-City Music Scene

There is something to be said about how music fans in the Quad Cities come together to support their local music scene. Our community hosts so many events throughout the year, the fans share them in their circles and show up to support their favorite bands. With so...

read more
Quad Cities Halloween Shows – Everything You Need To Know

Quad Cities Halloween Shows – Everything You Need To Know

What’s scarier than not having a costume for Halloween? Not having plans! The Echo has curated a rundown of shows all over the Quad Cities to ensure Halloweekend is a graveyard smash!Looking to get psychedelic for Halloween? Check out Howl-O-Ween Trip Out! At the...

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Everything You Need To Know About Open Mic And Jams

Everything You Need To Know About Open Mic And Jams

Open mics (OM) and jams (OJ) have been a long-standing tradition for generations in the music world and are a crucial grassroots method of building a healthy music scene. It is a ground-level entrance to any music scene for any experience level. They offer so many...

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How to Get Started on Your Vinyl Journey

How to Get Started on Your Vinyl Journey

Starting your vinyl collection is full of excitement! What records do you buy first? How do you organize them? What piece of furniture will you use to store them? There are so many questions right from the jump. I’m Jon (also known as Centaur Noir) from Ragged Records...

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