It's the most wonderful time of the year!  No, I'm not talking about Christmas.

Record Store Day Black Friday!  The day when major recording acts release rare collectibles to independent record stores exclusively.

This Friday, (Black Friday) November 25, 2022, there are some great reasons to hit your local record stores!

Co-Op Records of Moline
Co-Op Records of Moline

Co-op Records

Co-Op Records of Moline is offering a buy 3, get 1 Free. Any combination of vinyl, CD, DVD, Blu-ray qualifies for the discount.  They're open from 9 am til 9 pm at 3727 Avenue of the Cities, Moline.

  • Grateful Dead
  • The Doors
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Iggy Pop
  • Jerry Garcia
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • Black Label Society
  • David Bowie
  • Ace Frehley
  • Janis Joplin
  • Kittie
  • Madonna
  • Billie Eilish
  • Duran Duran
  • Motley Crue
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • 3 different Ringo Starr pieces
  • Ghost
  • Motorhead
credit: Jon Burns
credit: Jon Burns

Ragged Records

Both Ragged Records locations will be participating in Black Friday Record Store Day with a pretty thorough collection of titles including a handful or more of some of the more popular titles.

The Davenport Ragged Records will be featuring a special sale with 50% off select new sealed LPs throughout the store.

Ragged Records is open at 311 E 2nd Street Davenport and at 311 21st Street Rock Island, IL (next to Rozz Tox) open from 9am-6pm

For a full list of RSD titles click here!

credit: Jon Burns
credit: Jon Burns

Other Quad Cities Area Independent Record Stores

Remember, only Ragged Records & Co-op Records are actual "Record Store Day" stores.  But RSD is always a great reminder to support local independent record stores.


The Underground 210 is at 210 6th Ave S, Clinton, IA and has a ton of great vinyl and collectibles.


Nate's Record Resale has 1,500+ curated LPs at Doodads in Downtown Davenport (430 W 3rd Street Davenport) along with 45s, CDs, cassettes, 8-tracks, VHS tapes and other retro memorabilia and collectibles. Something for everybody! New stuff often!


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!

Quad Cities Live Music Venues That Aren't Live Music Venues Anymore

Nostalgia Alert!.

We've compiled a quick list (by no means comprehensive) of venues in the Quad Cities that are no longer music venues but to us will ALWAYS hold a special place were we saw some great shows and made some incredible memories.

To many of us the live music scene wasn't just a concert here & there. It was an every weekend affair. And it didn't matter if it was a touring band or your buddy's band. We were going to be there with a beer in hand and scream along with guitars that were way too loud in a room that was improperly treated acoustically and make some bad decisions.

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