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1601 River Drive, Suite 110
Moline, Illinois 61265
Minus Six has bee playing since May 2003. They write and arrange all their own compositions and have recorded 4 studio albums and 1 live album. With the help of local friend Phil Schaefer, they recorded their first album “Overdue”, released in June of 2004. They recorded their second album, “Some Things Change”, on Music Row with producer friend Joe Hand, in Nashville, TN, which was released in August of 2005. The group returned to Nashville, to the prestigious Omni Studios, once again with producer friend Joe Hand on Music Row in August of 2006 to record their third album, “Hidden Deep in the Green”, which was released in January of 2007. Minus Six first live CD was recorded at The Redstone Room on July 28th, 2012 with the help of Manuel Lopez III and was released in December 2012. The bands recent album, "Come Out From Where You Hide" was recording at The Terrarium studio in Minneapolis, MN with the help of Jason Orris and Rob Oesterlin and was released in November 2013. The band has played hundreds of shows, mainly across Illinois and Iowa, but has made it to Wisconsin and Nebraska. They came out of the high school coffee house scene in the early days, to move strongly into the regional college circuit by 2006. From the home town bar scene at the Rock Island Brewing Co, to just down river at Muscatine, Iowa’s Missipi Brewing Co., to Iowa Cities various bar scene, to private parties and weddings, to many summer festivals, to all the college events at Augustana College, St. Ambrose University, University of Iowa, Loras College, Concordia University, Palmer College, and the University of Illinois, the shows are always a hit.
The Real Quaid
The Real Quaid was formed by Riley Hanus and Colin “Beef Supreme” Grace after their previous collaboration met an untimely end with the graduation of its drummer Tanner Lindbloom and bassist Austin Bamrick.
Soon after, Riley brought in Matt Knoll on rhythm guitar, and later Vince Hartogh joined on drums in Fall 2012. Colin found his calling on the Bass, and the current Quaid had formed.
Ever since, The Real Quaid has been invading bars and music venues all around the Ames area, filling up Iowan earholes with music that has reduced many to their knees, weeping in helpless fits of ecstasy upon hearing what can only be described as the pinnacle of human achievement in live music.