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

September 25th, 2020
ARE YOU READY FOR THE UNTOLD STORY OF EINSTEIN'S SISTER???!!!!???

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

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

September 25th, 2020
Flashback To Einstein's Sister's Trek To Los Angeles For International Pop Overthrow

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

A Review Of Einstein’s Sister’s ‘Humble Creatures’

September 23rd, 2020
A Review Of Einstein's Sister's 'Humble Creatures'

Local band Einstein’s Sister will be in the spotlight with various stories every day throughout this week, leading up to the release of the band’s first single in almost two decades this Saturday, during Record Store Day, at Moline CoOp Records. The following story is from my blog, What The &^^%%& Is Sean Leary Thinking?, from Oct. 18, 2000. It’s a review of the band’s album, “Humble Creatures,” their last full album of new original material. The album is still available for sale on all online streaming formats, and can be found on our Spotlight page... Read More

Einstein’s Sister Video Details The Band’s First Single In Almost Two Decades

September 22nd, 2020
Einstein's Sister Video Details The Band's First Single In Almost Two Decades

Einstein’s Sister is releasing their first songs in almost twenty years, and the band’s songwriter, guitarist and singer Kerry Tucker is talking about it on a new video. The group collaborated with members from the bands of Paul McCartney, Jellyfish, Sheryl Crow, and more. The single was mastered at the legendary Abbey Road. You can watch and listen as Tucker talks about the band’s new release here. For more stories on Einstein’s Sister, and links to their videos and songs, check out their Spotlight exclusively on your site for the best in local entertainment, QuadCities.com!  Read More

Einstein’s Sister Releases New Single for Saturday Record Store Day

September 21st, 2020
Einstein’s Sister Releases New Single for Saturday Record Store Day

One of the Quad-Cities’ most popular bands – Einstein’s Sister – reunited last year for two new songs, which will be released Saturday, Sept. 26 for Record Store Day 2020 at Co-Op Records, Bandcamp, iTunes, Apple Music and CD Baby. The longtime musical partners Kerry Tucker and Bill Douglas co-wrote the tunes, “Standing Still” (which Tucker sings) and “Begin Again” (which Douglas sings), recorded with Einstein’s Sister drummer Marty Reyhons and bassist Andrew Brock. The only original band member not to take part was guitarist Steven Volk. The project came out of the power pop... Read More

Beam Down To Q-C Planet Con

July 27th, 2017
Beam Down To Q-C Planet Con

It is officially time for the 8th Annual Quad Cities Planet Comic and Arts Convention! Are you ready? This Saturday July 29 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. you are invited to the QC Planet Con at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center (226 17th Street Rock Island). Admission is only $5 for adults and kids 12 and under are free! Regional artists, writers and vendors will be available for your viewing, purchasing and conversing needs. There will also be plenty of Q&A panels, costume/cosplay contests for kids and adults and even some surprises! The Quad City Rollers will be in attendance (on wheels,... Read More

QC Fun Con A Blast To Area Comics, Cosplay And Sci-Fi Fans

September 19th, 2016
From left, Kirsten Gumm, Amber Long, Amber Loerzen and Lauren Kapolnek of Davenport were a formidable foursome at the QC Fun Con.

As a fire-and-brimstone preacher delivered a fiery oratory about comics fans courting hell and the devil on one floor of Davenport’s Hotel Davenport and Conference Center Sunday afternoon, far more pleasant and happy people chatted about other fantastic scenarios on the floor below as the annual Q-C Fun Con drew several hundred people to the venue for a great time. Comics exhibitors watched as fans filed through boxes upon boxes of golden oldies issues. Artists and other creative types plied their vibrant wares to interested fans. Video games were played on the big screen, movies were screened,... Read More

QC Fun Con Provides Action-Packed Day As Comics’ Popularity Soars

September 16th, 2016
QC Fun Con Provides Action-Packed Day As Comics’ Popularity Soars

This weekend, the Quad-Cities will be exploding with pulse-pounding action at the QC Fun Con, the latest convention and celebration of superhero culture in the area. Every year, the popularity of comics and related genres of action, adventure and science-fiction is increasing locally. But what is the radioactive burst of energy that’s giving the popularity of these things such incredible super powers? I asked a few local luminaries in the field of comics to provide their explanations for it. Most pointed to movies and their huge success. Some said it was something bigger, a longing for heroes.... Read More

Tim’s Corner Holding Blowout Event As Comics and Films’ Popularity On Screen Keeps On Exploding

July 14th, 2016
Tim’s Corner Holding Blowout Event As Comics and Films’ Popularity On Screen Keeps On Exploding

As the Quad-Cities braces for another pulse-pounding, explosive comics blowout sale and event at Tim’s Corner, 2963 14th Ave., Rock Island, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 16,  theaters in the area are already bursting with the powerful onslaught of comic books being brought to celluloid life, much to the joy of thousands of film fans. But what does the cinematic trend mean to local comics retailers, can it continue, and why have comics, once on the fringe as cult entertainment, become so mainstream? “(Comics movies have) action, romance, explosions…everything that makes up a great... Read More

Planet Comic And Arts Convention A Superman-Sized Hit

July 11th, 2016
Planet Comic And Arts Convention A Superman-Sized Hit

From graphic novels to graphic discussions of superhero dating practices, the Quad-Cities Planet Con played to a full house of fans of all ages Sunday at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Rock Island. Once again, Mellow Blue Planet hosted the 7th Annual event, a favorite meeting ground for creators, dealers, vendors, cosplayers and fans in the Q-C area and organizer, and Mellow Blue Planet shop owner Tim Johnson was thrilled with the turnout. “I’m extremely happy with the event this year,” Johnson said. “Attendance is about 600, which is up about 50 from last year, and every year it’s... Read More