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

September 27th, 2020

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

September 23rd, 2020

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 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

Tripmaster Monkey’s ‘Ruined’ Rolls Out As A Single

March 9th, 2020

Tripmaster Monkey — Wes Haas, Jamie Toal, Marty Reyhons, Chris Bernat and Eric Stone — have dropped another single from their critically-acclaimed new album, “My East Is Your West,” named Best Album Of 2019 by QuadCities.com. The latest release from the local band, “Ruined in Rouen” is available on all streaming services. The single also got itself a sweet review by the indie music site Come Here Floyd. For more info on Tripmaster Monkey, check out the very comprehensive Tripmaster Monkey Spotlight on QuadCities.com, featuring links to videos, stories on the... Read More

QuadCities.com – Top 30 Stories Of 2019 (#10 – #1)

December 31st, 2019

And here you have them, the TOP TEN stories of the year, 2019. There were obviously a lot of big stories this year, but, these are the ten that we picked to have the biggest impact and resonance. Why did we pick these stories? A couple of them involved incredible achievements by local groups of people, achievements that are rarely accomplished by groups on the local level. Some of those involved achievements by groups of kids, which make them even more impressive, and also leave the possibility for even greater resonance later on down the line as those children grow and mature and work towards... Read More