The weekend before Thanksgiving is looking great, music wise!  Make sure you go see some bands before the holiday obligations set in.

Thursday 11/8
JigJam /Jeremy Pinnell at Creative Commons, Bishop Hill 6-9
M Squared at Twin Span Brewing, Bettendorf 6-9
Sapsuckers/Paisley Fields at The V’ue, Clinton 7PM
Doc & Delilah at Faithful Pilot, LeClaire 7PM
Open Jam at My Place, Bettendorf 7:30PM
Friday 11/19
Hepkat at Missipi Brew, Muscatine 5-9
Kris Lager CD Release/Alisabeth Von Presley at Creative Commons, Bishop Hill 7-8:30
Lowdown Brass Band at Festival of Trees Premiere Party, RiverCenter 7PM
Bucktown Revue at Davenport Junior Theater 7 PM
The Night People at Rhythm City Casino, Davenport 7:30-11
The Knockoffs at Hawkeye Sports Bar, Davenport 8-12
Liz Cooper at Raccoon Motel, Davenport 8-11
Code 415 at Parkside, Moline 8PM
Freddy Allen 2&4 Swing Duo at The Grape Life, Davenport 8-10
Angela Meyer/Shawn “Big Sexy” Smith at Dirty Water Music, LeClaire 8-10
Tangled Reality at Mayne St. Pub & Grub, Blue Grass 8-11
Levi Craft & Ariel McReynolds at Crawford Brew Works, Bettendorf 8PM
The Crooked Cactus Band at Gypsy Highway, Davenport8:30-12:30
Not Quite Brother at RIBCO, Rock Island 9-1
Mo’s Garage at Harley Corin’s, Bettendorf 9-1
Saturday 11/20
QCSO’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert at Adler Theatre, Davenport 2 PM
Jed Poust organ concert at Riverside United Methodist Church, Moline 5-6:30
Ariel McReynolds at Tuggers, Port Byron 6-9
Alexa Mueller at Front Street Brewery Tap Room, Davenport 6:30 pm
Lewis Knudsen at Bootleg Hill Honey Meads, Davenport 7PM
Felix & Fingers Dueling Pianos at Tycoga Winery, Dewitt 7-10
Bluzillion at Rhythm city Casino, Davenport 7:30-11
RM-212 at Hawkeye Sports Bar, Davenport 8-11
JD Aguilera at Green Tree Brewery, LeClaire 8-11
Mercury Brothers at Whiskey Stop, East Moline 8-12
Blues Rock-It at VIP’s Corner Bar, Moline 8PM
Tony Hoeppner & Friends at The Grape Life, Davenport 8-11
Danger Zone at Gypsy Highway, Davenport 9-1
Rolling Thunder/Acoustic Knights at Harley Corin’s, Bettendorf 9-1
Upchurch at The Rust Belt, East Moline 8-11:30
Tripendicular/LoTonez/Lady_Rave/SJOD at Bent River Rock Island 9-1
Moonshine Run at The Mound, Davenport 9PM
Sunday 11/21
Avey Grouws Band’s Bloody Marys and Blues on Facebook Live 12-1
Lojo Russo at Crawford Brew Works, Bettendorf 2 PM
Chris Avey & the Sunday Funday Band at Gypsy Highway, Davenport 3-6
Chuck Murphy at Ohana Neighborhood Bar, Clinton 4-7
Ice Nine Kills/Bad Omens/Currents/Fame on Fire at the Rust Belt, East Moline 6PM
David Huckfelt/Billy Sedlmayer at The Raccoon Motel, Davenport 7-10

Thanks to Roberta at Local Scene Magazine which brings you information about area musicians and venues. See photos of bands and venues...she's a great photographer. Catch up on the latest activities of your favorite musicians.

Upcoming Shows:

November
20 - Crooked Cactus @ 11th Street Precinct
27 - Haphazard @ 11th Street Precinct

December
4 - Crooked Cactus @ 11th Street Precinct
11- 50 Shades of Rock @ 11th Street Precinct
18 - Blues Rockit @ 11th Street Precinct

If you have any shows coming up that you'd like to promote here on 97X.com and when we talk about it on the air, let me know.  Just email billstage@97X.com and we'd love to get the word out about live music.  It's been a rough road for bars & bands for the foreseeable future so let me know how we can help.

To add your event, send the info to BillStage@97X.com

Winter is Coming...Here's What to Keep in Your Car to Keep you Safe

The Illinois State Police recently put out a post on social media reminding us that Winter is not too far away.

"PREPARE YOUR VEHICLE NOW FOR INCLEMENT AND WINTER WEATHER!
Extreme weather can have a devastating impact on driving conditions, especially when ice and snow are involved. Freezing rain, icy roads and white-out snow conditions can result in road hazards for drivers of all ages."

Here are their tips on keeping you & your family safe this season.

DIY Mc

Everyone is rejoicing that the McRib is back! You can hear the chanting from down the block. Everyone is washing their hands a little bit more due to the bbq sauce residue and it's wonderful.

All is right with the world.

But it isn't always like this. The McRib will leave soon and we'll have to settle for a McChicken or a Double Quarter Pounder like a peasant. Life isn't fair. We know this.

However, my cousin Steve has figured out a way to beat the system.

He's gotten his hands dirty and experimented so we don't have to. He has perfected the DIY McRib!