The Missouri-based, party-starting punk-rock trio Radkey and Des Moines' spaced-out prog-metal crew Druids form an interesting “Live @ Five” double bill at Davenport's Redstone Room on March 11.

Austin-based psych-pop/dreamy-rock unit Holy Wave plays Rozz-Tox on March 12, performing on the bill with Peoria's psych crew The Golden Fleece.

A jazz ensemble dedicated to making audiences very happy, and with the band moniker punctuating the “very happy” to prove it, the four gifted musicians of Christopher's Very Happy. Band play Davenport's Redstone Room on March 15, their performance as the latest guests in Polyrhythms' Third Sunday Jazz Workshop and Matinée Series operating from the premise that “now, more than ever, we all need a little more Happy.ness in our lives.”

At approximately 9 p.m. on Friday, March 6, every piece of glassware in the Quad Cities will come crashing to the ground and shatter in one brilliant cascade as a stupid-loud agglomeration of amplifiers begins to power up.

Memphis-based death/doom-metal crew Autolith visits Rozz-Tox on March 7, sharing a bill with the local shredders of Closet Witch.

Danish dungeon-synth/dark-ambient project Ophelia Drowning visits from Copenhagen, Denmark on March 8, playing on a Rozz-Tox bill with Denver-based guitar-drone artist Equine.

With his 2018 album Heaven & Earth praised by The Guardian for its “purposeful vitality” and described by Pitchfork as “far and away the strongest musical statement of his career,” the thrillingly gifted saxophonist, composer, and bandleader Kamasi Washington headlines a special March 3 concert at East Moline's The Rust Belt, a night sure to demonstrate why Rolling Stone labeled the artist “the most talked-about jazz musician in recent memory.”

Appearing locally in a special presentation hosted by United Way of the Quad Cities, singer, composer, and New York Times bestselling author Peter Buffett brings his touring event “Life Is What You Make It: A Concert & Conversation with Peter Buffet” to Augustana College's Centennial Hall on March 5, an event blending live music, narrative insights and audience participation on topics related to human rights, civil rights and individual legacy-building.

A consummate musician and storyteller enjoys an area stay as the latest guest in Quad City Arts' Visiting Artist series, with area audiences invited to two March 6 engagements with singer/guitarist Reggie Harris, a master entertainer and educator as comfortable in folk-music performance as he is sharing stories of the Underground Railroad and the modern Civil Rights Movement.

Written in memory of Italian poet and novelist Alessandro Manzoni, composer Giuseppe Verdi's powerful, emotional, and deeply religious Messa da Requiem serves as the entire repertoire for the Quad City Symphony Orchestra's latest Masterworks presentation Requiem, its March 7 and 8 performances at Davenport's Adler Theatre and Augustana College's Centennial Hall graced by a full chorus led by Augustana professor Jon Hurty and the vocals of four exceptional guest soloists: soprano Alexandria Shiner, mezzo-soprano Daryl Freedman, tenor Robert Stahley, and bass Steven Humes.

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