If you have been around the local music scene at any point in the last couple of decades, you've probably heard or seen something that Shawn McNeely was involved with.  Shawn passed away at age 41 on Thursday, October 21, and his family, friends and fellow musicians are gathering for a tribute to Shawn.

Shawns bands include; Cesspool America (Michigan), Mannequin Molesters, Stand Down, The Bare-Knuckle Brawlers, Fear & Trembling, Pusser, Tong Po, Road Soda, and most recently ZED.

From Billdozer Lear on Facebook:

Our friend and brother Shawn McNeely passed away on Thursday October 21st.  We are in total shock as he was such a significant part of our lives for well over twenty years.  He was the kind of friend that was there no matter what, always ready to lend a helping hand.  He was the hardest working man I have ever known, and his smile was contagious.  His love omusic and supernatural ability to play the drums blew our minds every weekend.  For me and my ZED boys he wasn't jusst a drummer, he was family.  Even if we weren't jamming together, we were always connected by summer barbeques at his house, phone calls, texts or an occasional UFC fight.  Words cannot express our complete devastation by this sad news.  My heart breaks for Karen, their boys, and his parents in this tragedy.  We love Shawn with everything we have in our hearts.  We will never let his memory fade, Rest in power Shawn, we love you Brother.

Shawn leaves behind a wife and 3 kids. To help ease the long road ahead of them a fundraiser has been set up here.

The tribute will be held for Shawn on November 6th at F.O.E., 5103 11th St, Rock Island.

Shawn McNeely via Facebook
Shawn McNeely via Facebook

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.


Davenport-opoly is just like Monopoly but Davenport-themed! Get 5 of your friends and gather around to board for a fun game night that features Davenport-opoly.

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