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Daytrotter welcomes Philadelphia’s Beach Slang

Philadelphia’s youthful, angsty punk rockers Beach Slang will be stopping in the Quad Cities this Friday, joined by QC locals Harsh Times and Iowa City’s Starry Nights. Jumping off their tour as the opening band for pop-punk hitmakers Jimmy Eat World, Beach Slang will be all ours on Friday Night. It should be a very energetic evening. […]

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Photos: Daytrotter Downs delights downtown Davenport

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]The annual Daytrotter Downs festival brought more than 40 bands to the stages at Daytrotter and the Redstone Room in downtown Davenport over the weekend. The festival’s second year was packed with talent from across Iowa and the country, including Post Animal, Joan Of Arc and Gaelynn Lee. Photos by Matthew Terry [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Day One [/vc_column_text][hcode_image_gallery […]

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Photos: First look at Daytrotter, the night club and recording studio

Tunde Olaniran, Sister Wife and Lizzo opened the inaugural Daytrotter music festival, Daytrotter Downs, last night in Davenport. The music continues Thursday with Iowa-born William Elliott Whitmore and John Paul White of the Civil Wars. Also, don’t miss Wisconsin songwriter J.E. Sunde (formerly of The Daredevil Christopher Wright) and Atlanta folk artist Liza Anne, sharing the […]

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Daytrotter to host inaugural music festival in 2016

Davenport Downs

Quad Cities-based music website and recording studio Daytrotter announced yesterday that it will hold an inaugural music festival in Davenport on February 18-20. Daytrotter Downs, named for an old East Moline horse track, will be held in venues across the city, including the Adler Theatre and Daytrotter’s own Renwick Building. It will bring together twenty-five to thirty bands […]

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Live Music: An interview with Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, playing The Englert August 19, 2012

In October of 2009, California band Dawes was invited to be part of the second Daytrotter.com Barnstormer tour which included such exotic Iowa locations as Green Island, West Branch and Maquoketa. The crowds at those shows were not prepared for the fiery, passionate performances by this then-unknown band, influenced by the classic sounds of Tom […]

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