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Western Illinois Museum

201 South Lafayette
Macomb, Illinois 61455

Website

Hours
Open 10am to 4pm Tuesday through Saturday and closed on holidays.

About

The Western Illinois Museum is a regional history museum that teaches the importance of knowing, valuing and respecting the past and provides the West Central Illinois community the means to take ownership of its heritage.

Current and future productions/exhibits/calendar items (with dates and
times): Quilt Stories: through April 24; Court House Square Project: May 15 – Sept. 13; New Harmonies (A Smithsonian traveling exhibit on American Roots music) Oct. 23 – Dec. 5, 2010.



 
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Gardner Museum of Architecture and Design

332 Maine St.,
Quincy, Ill. 62301

Website

Hours
Closed for the winter until March 20.

About

In 1974 the Quincy Public Library vacated its old building at the corner of Fourth and Maine and relocated to a new building at 526 Jersey Street. At that time, John Willis Gardner III bought the Maine Street property, with the intention of establishing an architectural museum. After adaptive reuse of the interior, the museum opened in 1977.



 
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Mob Action
 
Genre: Rock, Punk
Hometown: Quincy, Ill.
Website: http://www.myspace.com/mobaction4
Label Management: Unsigned
 
Members:

Eric Koenig — vocals/guitar
Travis Straus — bass/vocals
Chris Franklin — drums
Daniel Caruthers — guitar

 
Musical Influences
Bob Dylan, Dead Kennedys, Joy Division, Bad Religion, Smiths, Nofx, Murder City Devils, Hiram Hank Williams, Shelton Hank Williams III, Johnny Cash, Iggy and the Stooges, David Bowie, Elvis and good friends and good times.
 
From the Band
They are punk rock n' roll, like your older brothers and uncles listened to.
 
Discography
They are currently working on an album.
 

 
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Pen15
 
Genre: Pop, Rock
Hometown: Quincy, Ill.
Website: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pen15/167082749222
Label Management: Unsigned
 
Members:

Jay Slater — vocals
Chris Weinand — lead guitar
Shawn Woods — guitar
Jon Walker — bass
Chris Murphy — drums

 
Musical Influences
 
From the Band
We have known each other for many years and have been playing with other bands. Last year we decided to get together to form our own band. We play classic and modern rock, as well as well known songs with our own twist on them. You can become a fan of ours on Facebook and follow all of our antics.
 
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Nalani Proctor
 
Genre: Indie/Pop, Folk, Acoustic
Hometown: Keokuk, Iowa
Website: http://www.nalaniproctor.com
Label Management: Unsigned
 
Members:

Nalani Proctor - Vocals, Guitar
Alex Crist - Bass
Dustin Neill - Drums

 
Musical Influences
Our friends and families, the place we are from and where we're going, and the music we hear along the way.
 
From the Band
Nalani Proctor is a three piece rock band, hailing from Keokuk, Iowa. Forming in December 2011, the group brings together backgrounds of acoustic, punk, hardcore, heavy metal, and indie genres to create songs both soft and sweet, and alternatively driving rock. Lead vocalist and guitar player, Nalani Proctor, began writing music while studying vocal performance at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa. Upon graduating in 2007, Nalani performed solo for local events and venues. In the summer of 2010, she released her first cd, “I will never leave my bedroom.” The nine tack album chronicled instances of basement rock shows, love lost, and living at home. Shortly after the cd's release, Nalani Proctor teamed up with 3 local musicians to create a local favorite “Nalani Proctor and the Manthers.” The group performed Nalani's original tunes and gained notoriety in Southeast Iowa, playing Keokuk, Iowa's annual “Rollin' on the River” Festival, Cedar Rapids, Iowa's first “319 Festival”, and hosting a monthly fundraiser for Keokuk's Estes Park throughout Summer 2011. The group disbanded in August 2011. A few months later, Nalani Proctor regrouped with guitarist-turned-drummer Dustin Neill (Guraja, HRD), and bass player Alex “Skitch” Crist (Pound for Pound, Guraja, Muldoon's Clever Girls) to begin work on a new album, set to release in the summer of 2012.
 
Discography
I will never leave my bedroom (2010)
 

 
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InLow
 
Genre: Metal, Christian
Hometown: New London, Missouri
Website: http://www.myspace.com/inlowrock
Label Management: Unsigned
 
Members:

Caleb — vocals
Jacob — guitar
Jeremy — vocals/guitar
Kyle — drums
Jordan — bass

 
Musical Influences
Music.
 
From the Band
They really don't know how to classify their music, because they just write what they love to hear and play. They are not out to please anybody, and they don't care so much for the fame or money. They just want to play the best music they can. They are a christian band, dedicated to preaching the good news of Christ's love, and they hope that shines through their music and their lives, on and off stage. They've been fortunate enough to share the stage with some awesome bands, such as We Came As Romans, A Plea For Purging, Burden of a Day, The Chariot and others.
 
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DJ Vorhees
 
Genre: Dance
Hometown: Keokuk, Iowa
Website: http://www.myspace.com/djvoorhees1
Label Management: Unsigned
 
Members:

DJ Vorhees

 
Musical Influences
Trance, Techno and Electro music.
 
From the Band
DJs at Music @ the Mall.
 
Discography
"If These Walls Could Talk, The Screams Would Wake The Dead" CD in 2008
 

 
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Chew Toy
 
Genre: Rock, Indie/Pop, Alternative
Hometown: Macomb, Ill.
Website: http://www.myspace.com/chewtoymusic
Label Management: Unsigned
 
Members:

MarQ Twitchell, guitar
Josh Fink, drums and vocals
Justin Georges, bass

 
Musical Influences
We are influenced by all music. We listen and therefore are influenced.
 
From the Band
Chew Toy is a three-piece American indie rock band from Macomb, Ill. The band consists of singer/drummer Josh Fink, guitarist Mark Twitchell and bassist Justin Georges. Chew Toy was formed in 2005 after Mark moved from Chicago to Macomb.The ties between these three go back further. Fink, Georges, and Twitchell grew up in the same hometown of Carthage, Ill., (population 2,700) and started playing music together in 2000 in a different band. Once it broke up not long after when Twitchell moved to Arizona to pursue a recording arts career while Fink and Georges moved 25 miles East to Macomb to start attending college. From 2001 to late 2004, Fink, Twitchell, and Georges were in constant contact, often trading song ideas, structures, and lyrics back and forth to each other via e-mail. After Twitchell’s return to Macomb, the band moved into a three story home, where Chew Toy began practicing, writing and recording. Most of the songs included on their debut E.P. — Drawn Together — were recorded in the early days of the band in the basement of this house. Chew Toy played their first show in October 2005 at a small club in Macomb. After 2005 the band began playing more regularly, and soon developed a small fan base in the close knit music community of the surrounding area. The band continues to tour and play at various music establishments and DIY venues throughout the Midwest. Their sound has been compared to Dinosaur Jr., Whiskeytown, Uncle Tupelo, Guided by Voices, and Pavement, among others.
 
Discography
"Drawn Together," a six song EP.
 

 
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Believing in Autumn
 
Genre: Rock, Hardcore, Christian
Hometown: Quincy, Illinois
Website: http://www.myspace.com/believinginautumn
Label Management: Charis Core Artist Management (http://www.chariscore.com)
 
Members:

Isaac Smith
Anthony Dearwester
Nick Robertson
Nathan Crabtree

 
Musical Influences
Jesus Christ.
 
From the Band
The members of Believing In Autumn have not always been Christians. Though they all come from different walks of life, God has completely transformed each one of their lives and brought these four musicians together to spread the gospel.

This quartet is determined to share that awesome life changing power of Jesus Christ's love through crazy mosh riffs and vocal lines that inspire. Their purpose as a band is to share the gospel, give the youth of today clean music to listen to, and to challenge other Christians to live out and share their faith. Believing In Autumn stresses the fact that Christianity is not a bunch of rules and regulations, but rather that it is having a deep, personal relationship with Jesus Christ that will forever change your life for the better!
 
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Bartholomew
 
Genre: Rock
Hometown: Kansas City, Kansas
Website: http://www.myspace.com/bartholomewband
Label Management: Greg Fischer, Management (gregfischer@insightbb.com)
 
Members:

Adrian Bartholomew — lead singer/guitar/piano
Randy McGill — drummer/keys
Ryan Krause — bass/guitar

 
Musical Influences
The Police, Santana, Steel Pulse, Mark Knopfler, SRV, Frederick Chopin, Gary Hector, ACDC, Bob Marley, Mighty Shadow, RHCP, Tom Petty and Billy Joel.
 
From the Band
Situated at the southernmost end of the Caribbean archipelago, the island nation of Trinidad has contributed far more to the history and culture of the Americas than its small size would suggest. Since the late fifteenth century, when the island's native inhabitants first greeted the arrival of Spanish explorers, through the tragic centuries of the Middle Passage which brought African slaves to labor in the tobacco and sugar cane fields of European overlords, to its present-day status as an internationally renown destination for tourists and bankers, Trinidad's past is a fascinating and intriguing mixture of sadness and joy, "Old" World and "New," tradition and innovation. Blending artistic and expressive elements drawn from South America, Africa, and Europe into a unique and vibrant voice of its own, Trinidad's culture is recognized the world over. Nowhere is the culture, history, and essence of Trinidad more evident than in its music. Calypso, together with its more contemporary, up-beat offshoot Soca, is the indigenous music of the island and its people. It is to Trinidad what reggae is to Jamaica: an essential element of its people's identity, a living testament to the island's history, and the "language" by which Trinidad communicates with the world. At the heart of Calypso/Soca are percussive rhythms. Transported to Trinidad aboard European slave ships, the drum-based music of kaiso ("kah-EE-so") was once used by the people of Africa to communicate with one another across the plains and jungles of their vast native continent. For Trinidad's slave community, kaiso served as a vital link between past and present. The music kept them connected to their original land while providing them with a common voice through which they could express thoughts and emotions often denied them by their masters. Their songs told sagas of the passage of time. They celebrated the joys of birth, marriage, and successful harvests. And they spoke of lives once lived and of hopes for a future brighter, and more free, than the present. As memories of Africa grew dim with the birth of new generations, and as political control of Trinidad passed from Spain to France and then Great Britain, Trinidad's communities incorporated elements of these cultures into their own artistry and music. In time, kaiso was transformed into calypso, a unique and distinctive musical style known for its biting social commentary and its close association with Trinidad's Carnival celebration
 
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