The Daytrotter Experience

I hear this almost every weekend… “There’s nothing to do around here.”. Well, if you’re one of those people who thinks there’s nothing to do around here, have I got some good news for you! There’s a nightclub in Davenport called Daytrotter that offers live music multiple times throughout the year that even us on a college budget can afford.

I decided to and check Daytrotter out the other weekend when they had a show with three groups; Sister Wife, Naked Giants, and GGOOLLDD.

DSC_0038 (2)The opening act was Sister Wife from our own Rock Island. Pictured to the left is their lead singer, Samuel Carothers, playing some of their fresh songs. Their music is available on Spotify and other places on the web if you’re trying to check them out!

The next group to come to the stage was the psychedelic rock group, Naked Giants. They played a long set that had the crowd rocking out to their new age style of music. Their hit track, Pyramids, had the crowd jumping around that you’d have to see for yourself to believe.


The headlining act of the night was a band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, called GGOOLLDD.

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GGOOLLDD performing one of their hits.

GGOOLLDD is a bit more popular than the other two groups and have singles that I’m sure a some of you reading this have heard before. They put on an AMAZING show. Their front-woman, Margaret Butler, was one of the most interactive people I’ve ever seen on stage ( She reminded me of when Big N Rich came to fair a couple years back the way she got the crowd going). She would go out and dance among the crowd during her set, and even kneeled on the ground and sang directly to one of the audience members.

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GGOOLLDD’s front-woman, Margaret Butler.

GGOOLLDD is an electro-pop group made up of 5 people, with major hit single Undercovers (that I suggest all of you look into) along with many other bangers.

The atmosphere at Daytrotter is the exact one many of us college kids are looking for. A personal venue that allows for only about 100 people. They even have a full bar, for those of us who are over twenty-one, to make the dancing come a bit easier. I would HIGHLY recommend crossing the river and checking out this place if you haven’t already! They have a show coming up next month on the 15th. I hope to see you there!