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Quad-Cities’ Einstein’s Sister Trek To Abbey Road For New ‘Exit Strategies’

November 3rd, 2023
Quad-Cities' Einstein's Sister Trek To Abbey Road For New 'Exit Strategies'

The Quad-Cities’ Lennon and McCartney, Kerry Tucker and Bill Douglas of Einstein’s Sister, have more than expert pop songcraft in common with the Beatles on their latest EP, “Exit Strategies” — the record was mastered at Abbey Road Studios. Miles Showell, who has mastered records by The Beatles, The Who, Queen, and others, is one of the sonic luminaries on the new album; the other being Nick Davis, who mixed it, and has worked with XTC, Genesis, Bjork and others. “It was unbelievably surreal,” Tucker said of being at Abbey Road. “We were in the middle of working on something... Read More

Douglas And Tucker Release Summer Concert Dates For Various Music Projects And Bands

July 6th, 2022
Douglas And Tucker Release Summer Concert Dates For Various Music Projects And Bands

Two of the hardest working men on the local music scene, Bill Douglas and Kerry Tucker, have released the schedule for a number of their musical shows and projects over the next couple of months. Want to see two talented guys in a variety of musical milieus? Here’s the rundown: July dates (so far): July 10th Douglas and Tucker – Freight House Farmer’s Market, Davenport, IA 11:00am – 1:00pa July 10th Rich w/ Kerry – Len Browns, Moline, IL 2:00pm – 6:00pm July 15th Douglas and Tucker – Steventons, Le Claire, IA 6:00pm – 9:00pm (All Ages and No Cover) July 16th The... Read More

Douglas And Tucker Bring Acoustic Pop To Steventon’s In LeClaire TONIGHT!

June 3rd, 2022
Douglas And Tucker Bring Acoustic Pop To Steventon's In LeClaire TONIGHT!

Bill Douglas and Kerry Tucker will bring their awesome acoustic pop to Steventon’s Riverfront, 1399 Eagle Ridge Rd Le Claire, from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight! Enjoy the view out on our deck with two of the best in the QC! Douglas & Tucker are here for Sunset on Friday, June 3rd. We’ll see you at Sunset!  Read More

Quad-Cities Band Einstein’s Sister Has Song Featured On Hulu’s ‘Pam And Tommy’

February 6th, 2022
Quad-Cities Band Einstein's Sister Has Song Featured On Hulu's 'Pam And Tommy'

Local band Einstein’s Sister will have one of their songs, “Together We’re Alone,” used as part of the soundtrack to Hulu’s new series on the infamous Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson relationship! Guitarist/singer/songwriter Kerry Tucker announced on the Einstein’s Sister Facebook page this weekend, “We just found out that an upcoming episode of the Hulu series “Pam & Tommy” will be using “Together We’re Alone” from our ‘Learning Curves’ album. Just so we are clear, they will use our version and will not have... Read More

VanHyfte’s Magical Creative World Lives On After His Passing

January 29th, 2021
VanHyfte's Magical Creative World Lives On After His Passing

From the time I first saw Tim VanHyfte’s artwork, not long after I moved to the Quad-Cities in the mid-’90s, I was absolutely enthralled. VanHyfte had a beautiful, intricate, original and wonderful style that was distinctly his own. Most of Tim’s subjects were women, and his artwork presented them as beautiful mysteries, fantastic worlds and journeys to be taken through merely the look in their eyes, the way they held themselves, the environments in which they were presented. It was reminiscent of a Gen X version of Andrew Wyeth’s “Christina’s World” —... Read More

QC Scene Is On The Scene At CoOp Records For Einstein’s Sister’s Record Release Days

September 27th, 2020
QC Scene Is On The Scene At CoOp Records For Einstein's Sister's Record Release Days

QC Scene was on the scene yesterday for Record Store Day at Moline’s CoOp Records, to celebrate the release of Einstein’s Sister’s first record in almost two decades. Given that we’re living in the time of covid, and social distancing, the pictures of crowds weren’t anywhere near as packed as they were for Einstein’s last record release, three years ago, performing to celebrate the reissue of their excellent album “Learning Curves” on vinyl. So, we’ve decided to give you two pictorials — one from yesterday’s record release, and one... Read More

The Origin Of Einstein’s Sister, Emerging From The Duo Of Douglas And Tucker

September 26th, 2020
The Origin Of Einstein's Sister, Emerging From The Duo Of Douglas And Tucker

Einstein’s Sister release their first record in almost two decades TODAY at Record Store Day at Moline’s CoOp Records! All week long we’ve been publishing stories on the band, their music, and their history in our Einstein’s Sister Spotlight. The following is the first story Sean Leary wrote about the band becoming a band, transforming from the duo of Douglas and Tucker into Einstein’s Sister. It was originally published Nov. 20, 1997 on Sean Leary’s blog, What The &&^^&*((^&^& Is Sean Leary Thinking?   Einstein’s Sister’s... Read More

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

September 26th, 2020
Douglas And Tucker's First Album Showed Promise Of What Was To Come

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

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

September 25th, 2020
The Connection Between Quad-Cities Band Einstein's Sister And Oprah Winfrey

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

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

September 25th, 2020
Reviewing Einstein's Sister's First Album... In Advance Of Their New Record Due Tomorrow

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