Get a taste of Vampire Weekend's sound (think: "Oxford Comma" and "The Kids Don't Stand a Chance") as the rock band's bassist Chris Baio comes to town. Baio is promoting his solo project, called BAIO. See him, with guests J&L Defer and Baby Alchemy, at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Village Theatre, 2113 E. 11th St., Davenport. Tickets ($12 in advance, $15 at the door) are available at Eventbrite.com.
2. RME member appreciation show
You may recognize Sarah Potenza from her 2015 appearance on the TV singing competition show, “The Voice." The Nashville, Tennessse, resident placed in the top 20. Hear Potenza, now promoting her debut album "Monster," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Redstone Room, 129 Main St., Davenport. Tickets, $10-$12. This also serves as the River Music Experience's member appreciation show, so admission is free to members.
3. Spectra's fifth year
SPECTRA, a poetry reading series started by the Midwest Writing Center, is back to celebrate its fifth year. With a blend of spoken word, live poetry, literature and music, this event features Cincinnati-based author Matt Hart reading his entire book-length serial poem "Radiant Action" at 8 p.m. Thursday at Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island.
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4. The Moody Blues
See The Moody Blues at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Adler Theatre in Davenport while on their "Fly Me High" tour. The rock band is known“Nights In White Satin,” “Tuesday Afternoon” and “Your Wildest Dreams.” Tickets, $59.50, $69.50, $99.50 are available now at the Adler Theatre Box Office, 136 E. 3rd St., Ticketmaster.com. You can also charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and Ticketmaster outlets.
5. Happy birthday, Analog
Say "Happy Birthday" to Analog Arcade Bar. The game-infused bar is marking its one-year anniversary with a party this weekend. Festivities, including token giveaways, raffles, drink and food specials and a DJ set, kick off at 4 p.m. Friday at Analog, 302 Brady St., Davenport.