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Quad-Cities Rock Band Supports Unique Haunted Illinois Mansion

October 20th, 2020

There’s no place like the Raven’s Grin Inn, about an hour north of the Quad-Cities, and Joshua Bentley of East Moline is helping make sure that the unique 19th-century mansion stays open in the future. The leader of the goth rock band Pitch Black Manor, Bentley is assisting the closed year-found attraction with fundraising. If you donate at least $5 on Raven’s Grin Inn’s Paypal, get a free download of the band’s Halloween-themed album “Monster Classics,” which was released over the summer. “This is a culturally relevant experience near the Q-C that needs to stay in business,”... 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

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

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

Acclaimed Quad-Cities Blues Rock Act Avey Grouws Band Ready to JAM in New Online Series

September 2nd, 2020

Contrary to many people on Earth, 2020 has been a pretty good year for the Avey Grouws Band, and it’s getting better all the time. The Quad-Cities-based blues rock outfit (whose female lead singer lives in Decorah, Iowa) hit the top 10 on the Billboard Blues Album Chart for its debut disc; is nominated by Blues Blast Magazine for best Debut Album New Artist; was a semi-finalist in this year’s International Blues Challenge, and is the inaugural artist for a new online series presented by River Music Experience and Joy Avenue Media. The new J.A.M. Sessions – starting 6 p.m. Friday with the... Read More

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