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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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A-list: Daytrotter welcomes 47 bands for two-day festival

Last year was a landmark year for Daytrotter.com. It was the 10th anniversary of the website — an almost impossible feat for any website, let alone a music site that calls its home the Quad Cities (almost the farthest place in the country from any location considered a music capital). Their intimate sessions with bands […]

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Pop punk outfit Direct Hit! comes to Davenport’s Daytrotter Dec. 3

Direct Hit! w/ Terribly Happy + Fairhaven — Live at Daytrotter Daytrotter — Saturday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. Drug benders, nuclear bombs and volatile relationships abound in Direct Hit!‘s driving pop punk anthems, and now they’re coming to Iowa. After touring with groups like NOFX and Blink-182, the Wisconsin punk band will play an […]

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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 show to celebrate new studio and concert space

Grand Opening Show Daytrotter — Monday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. Music website and recording studio Daytrotter announces the culmination of a five-year-long odyssey: a new all-inclusive recording space and small concert venue, right in the heart of downtown Davenport (324 Brady Street). They’re breaking it in with a grand opening concert on Monday, featuring […]

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Daytrotter to host inaugural music festival in 2016

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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