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Douglas And Tucker’s First Album Showed Promise Of What Was To Come

September 26th, 2020

Einstein’s Sister will release their first record in almost two decades TODAY at Record Store Day at CoOp Records in Moline! Throughout this week we’ve been recapping the band’s career in our special Einstein’s Sister Spotlight on QuadCities.com! The following is the first review Sean Leary wrote of the band’s recorded material, reviewing the first Douglas and Tucker album, titled ‘Einstein’s Sister.’ The review first ran on Sean’s blog, What The *&^%^&** Is Sean Leary Thinking, on April 11, 1996.   Jonesing for Squeeze? If so,... Read More

Great Revivalist, Big Swing, Stompbox And More Lead New Explosion of Quad-Cities Craft Beer Scene

September 26th, 2020

Saturday In The Arts is a weekly look at a personality, place, trend or topic of interest to the Quad-Cities. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for fun, free, local entertainment and features, QuadCities.com. There’s a great revival happening in the already solid Quad-Cities craft brewing scene. Even in the midst of the Covid pandemic, and despite the challenges and obstacles inherent to it, several small, passionate craft breweries have opened this year. Since the spring, breweries have opened in Geneseo, Bettendorf and Davenport, joining an already robust craft-beer landscape. Great... Read More

The Connection Between Quad-Cities Band Einstein’s Sister And Oprah Winfrey

September 25th, 2020

The following story is from Sean Leary’s blog, What The *&&^^^&*(^%* Is Sean Leary Thinking? It was originally published on the blog on Aug. 15, 2000. We’re rerunning it as part of our Einstein’s Sister Spotlight looking back at the career of the popular Quad-Cities band in advance of the release of their first record in almost two decades Saturday as part of Record Store Day at Moline CoOp Records. Quad-Cities power-pop band Einstein’s Sister has signed a deal with Oxygen, the new cable network that is aimed at women and partially funded by Oprah Winfrey. The... Read More

WIU Wind Ensemble to Perform Virtually Sept. 26

September 25th, 2020

MACOMB, IL – The Western Illinois University School of Music will present the WIU Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Professor of Music and Director of Bands Mike Fansler, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. The ensemble will be divided into several chamber groups (for social distancing) and present chamber pieces by composers Philip Sparke, Gordon Jacob, Vaclav Nelhybel, Arthur Bird and WIU Professor of trombone and euphonium John Mindeman. Due to the restrictions currently in place, there are no general admission performances in the COFAC Recital Hall. This performance will be broadcast... Read More

Reviewing Einstein’s Sister’s First Album… In Advance Of Their New Record Due Tomorrow

September 25th, 2020

The following was originally printed on Sean Leary’s blog, What The *&^%%&* Is Sean Leary Thinking? on Nov 11, 1999. It’s a review of the rerelease of the first Einstein’s Sister album and an interview with the band about that release.   It isn’t often in life that you get a “do over,” but local band Einstein’s Sister is making the most of just such an opportunity this week by re-releasing a remastered edition of its first album, “Einstein’s Sister,” with seven additional tracks. “The reason we’re doing it is because... Read More

Show Me Reptile & Exotics Show Returns to the Quad Cities

September 25th, 2020

Best exotic pet show in the Midwest! Show Me Reptile & Exotics Show takes place this Sunday Sep 27 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at The Golden Leaf Banquet Center (2902 E Kimberly Rd. Davenport). The Show Me Reptile & Exotics Show is a large reptile show that is open to the public. If you ever hear anyone talking about the “Show Me Show”, that’s them! Originating in St. Louis, Missouri, The Show Me Reptile & Exotics show began as a small expo in a small space in October of 2015. The show has since expanded incredibly. There are now over 25 Show Me Shows a year. (Not including special... Read More

‘Valor And Victory Gardens’ WW II Exhibit Open At German American Heritage Center

September 25th, 2020

Members of the German American Heritage Center & Museum are invited to join the German American Heritage Center in Davenport on Sunday, September 27th at 2pm for a special first look at our newest exhibit, “Valor & Victory Gardens: WWII in the Hawkeye State.” The event will begin with a presentation by S. Patrick Allie, Director of the Rock Island Arsenal Museum. Following the presentation, members are invited to enjoy refreshments from the Swiss Baker and view the exhibit. The museum is located at 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport. This is a Members Only event. RSVP is required... Read More

ARE YOU READY FOR THE UNTOLD STORY OF EINSTEIN’S SISTER???!!!!???

September 25th, 2020

Throughout this week, we’ve been featuring stories on Quad-Cities band Einstein’s Sister, which is releasing its first record in almost two decades this weekend, during Record Store Day at CoOp Records in Moline. The band – Kerry Tucker, Bill Douglas, Marty Reyhons, Steven Volk, and Andy Brock – is releasing a double-A side single, “Standing Still” and “Begin Again,” on transparent blue vinyl. But that’s one of the only ways in which the band has been completely transparent. Throughout this week, I’ve been scanning the archives and corners of the internet for information on... Read More

Oktoberfest at the Freight House Farmers’ Market

September 25th, 2020

Join the Freight House Farmers’ Market (421 W River Drive Davenport) for an Oktoberfest themed Farm to Table Dinner this Saturday Sep 26 from 2 – 6 p.m. Chef Carrie Hilman will be serving up a wonderful fall meal and tribute to the German Oktoberfest. Live Music will be provided from the Locust Street Boys. Enjoy wine pairing from O’So Good Winery, and Bier from Front Street Brewery. Takeout orders are available. All Proceeds to benefit the 2020 Christkindlmarkt. This event will be seating by group. So if you have a family group of 2, 4, or 8 that are all ticketed, you will be seated... Read More

Flashback To Einstein’s Sister’s Trek To Los Angeles For International Pop Overthrow

September 25th, 2020

The following was originally published on Sean Leary’s blog, What The *&^^%* Is Sean Leary Thinking? on July 28, 1999. It details the local band Einstein’s Sister heading to Los Angeles to play at the International Pop Overthrow, a power pop festival featuring bands from around the world.   Einstein’s Sister will be going from a backyard bash to Beverly Hills 90210 this weekend. After the local rock-pop group — made up of Kerry Tucker, Bill Douglas, Marty Reyhons, Steven Volk and Andrew Brock — plays at a Bix festival-related backyard show on Saturday, members... Read More

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