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LAST CALL For Shows at Rock Island’s RIBCO This Weekend

December 16th, 2023
LAST CALL For Shows at Rock Island's RIBCO This Weekend

The most iconic live music venue in the Quad-Cities over the past four decades is closing its doors this weekend, likely for the last time. Rock Island Brewing Company, which has hosted national acts from NRBQ to the Smithereens and more, and provided a stage to countless local and regional acts, is saying goodbye with two shows this weekend, as owner Terry Tilka prepares to retire after the last gig Sunday night. The weekend begins with Saturday night’s 8 p.m. show featuring Einstein’s Sister and Friends, an hour of the local power pop band which began its career on the RIBCO stage in 1994,... Read More

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

Einstein’s Sister Rocks Co-Op Records October 19

October 19th, 2023
Einstein’s Sister Rocks Co-Op Records October 19

Celebrating their newest EP, “Exit Strategies”, QC native and nationally played, Einstein’s Sister invites you, your dog, your mom, your mom’s mom and friends to their free EP release show at Co-Op Records of Moline. – in co-op with Common Chord | Home of the Redstone Room. This will be the first chance to purchase the EP, mixed and mastered by Nick Davis (known for his work with Genesis.) 1 hour performance, with tracks from the EP as well as fan favorites from prior albums & singles. There will be giveaways and more at this family-friendly, all-ages, all species... Read More

Douglas And Tucker Playing Acoustic At Iowa’s Grape Life TONIGHT!

March 3rd, 2023
Douglas And Tucker Playing Acoustic At Iowa's Grape Life TONIGHT!

The multi-talented duo of Douglas and Tucker will be performing from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. tonight at The Grape Life, 3402 Elmore Ave., Davenport. Reservations are strongly recommended. Contact Grape Life, to pay a $5 non-refundable music fee. Call during our business hours: 563-355-7070 or email Diane@thegrapelife.com. Acoustic duo Kerry Tucker & Bill Douglas (of Einstein’s Sister) playing tunes from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, like The Beatles, Tom Petty, America, Motown and Paul Simon. 21 and older. No exceptions.  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

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