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Quad-Cities’ Echoes And Afterthoughts Releases New Record, ‘Shapes In The Static’

May 24th, 2021
Quad-Cities' Echoes And Afterthoughts Releases New Record, 'Shapes In The Static'

The Quad-Cities band Echoes and Afterthoughts has released a new 11-track record, “Shapes in the Static.” The band posted the following on their social media today: Hello everyone!!! We would like to announce that our debut album “Shapes in the Static” is now also available for purchase as a digital download!! To get the album: https://echoes-afterthoughts.bandcamp.com/ For more info, click here.  Read More

Quad-Cities’ Avey Grouws Band Has Thrilling Experience Recording in Nashville

April 24th, 2021
Quad-Cities' Avey Grouws Band Has Thrilling Experience Recording in Nashville

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! Billed as “Music City,” Nashville, Tenn., has long been a magnet for musicians around the world. That was especially true earlier this month for the Quad-Cities’ Avey Grouws Band, which spent a couple weeks in the area recording and mixing their latest album. Tentatively titled “Tell Tale Heart,” with an expected September 2021 release, the band’s second disc was mainly... Read More

BanD Acoustic Strumming Into The Pub Friday Night

February 11th, 2021
BanD Acoustic Strumming Into The Pub Friday Night

BanD acoustic is playing at 8 p.m. Friday at The Pub, 426 1st Ave., Milan! join BanD for their debut at The Pub in Milan!!!! Music from all your favorite artists from Sinatra to Midland and most everything in-between!!  Read More

Fly Into The Danger Zone At Davenport’s Hawkeye Tap!

January 28th, 2021
Fly Into The Danger Zone At Davenport's Hawkeye Tap!

Looking to fly into somc classic rock? Head to Davenport’s Hawkeye Tap at 9 p.m. Friday for Danger Zone! Danger Zone is a Rock n Roll cover band for anyone who grew up in the 80’s or wish they had…bringing you the best songs of the best decade of music and a party that just doesn’t stop…a collaboration of seasoned musicians from the bands 911, Bonfire, Foreplay, Bad attitude, 90 proof, Hightop Fade and 1st Impression, playing your favorite songs from Journey, REO, The Cars, Billy Idol, Bon Jovi, Poison, Loverboy and Night Ranger to name a few. For more info, check this out.  Read More

Quad-Cities Rock Band Supports Unique Haunted Illinois Mansion

October 20th, 2020
Quad-Cities Rock Band Supports Unique Haunted Illinois Mansion

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
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

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

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

September 2nd, 2020
Acclaimed Quad-Cities Blues Rock Act Avey Grouws Band Ready to JAM in New Online Series

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