The Sacramento-based legends of Blackalicious bring their brand of brainy, alternative hip-hop to the stage at Gabe’s in Iowa City on December 12.

Internet gaming celebrity and YouTube personality Jirard the Completionist takes the stage at the Rust Belt on November 19 to “share several stories from his childhood to the beginning of his career.” He will also be appearing in person at an after-party at Paradigm (320 East Second Street) in Davenport.

Explosive and experimental hardcore punk unit Zeta visits Rozz-Tox on tour from its musicians' native Venezuela on November 23.

Des Moines-based jangle guitar-pop crew Karen Meat visits the Quad Cities for a November 14 bill at Rozz-Tox.

Self-proclaimed “sad boy” singer/songwriter Brent Penny brings his bedroom pop to Rock Island's Rozz-Tox on November 8.

Baltimore-based Ami Dang and Chicago musician Bill MacKay perform at Rock Island venue Rozz-Tox on November 16.

New York's noise-rock band Weeping Icon visits Rozz-Tox on November 17, sharing the bill with experimental no-wave crew Commodity A and Moline’s noise-pop weirdos Aging.

Corridoré’s atmospheric doom post-metal, White Batzzz’s confounding electronic production, and Everlasting Light’s lo-fi black metal form a diverse bill at Rock Island's Rozz-Tox on November 9.

Pop-punk veterans Jimmy Eat World perform at the Rust Belt on November 8 on a tour supporting their newest LP Surviving.

NightFreak and ROAD SODA form a nice garage rock/punk two-fer bill at Rozz-Tox on October 23.