Social LoafersLarksville/Wilkes-Barre, Pa.Sounds like: Post Hardcore and Punk — influenced by La Dispute, Touche Amore, and Pianos Become The Teeth. However, Social Loafers have created a unique sound that stems from a do it yourself styleFun fact: The vocalist Mark Ruggere could talk forever about his tattoos and their bassist Dylan Jolley i
Summer Holds The Earth Larksville/Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Sounds like: Two parts melodic hardcore and one part emo — lyrically tackling difficult subjects through metaphors. Fun fact: The band has changed its lineup three times but has always maintained their drummer Nate Harbaugh and guitarist/vocalist Derek Jolley. Find them: facebook.com/Sum
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Full name: Jonathan P Forkin Age: 22 Hometown: Avoca Favorite Weekender feature: Model of the Week Favorite bar/restaurant: Backyard Ale House What are you passionate about? I am passionate about advocacy for the equal treatment and respect for individuals with special needs and disabilities. Who do you admire? I most admire my friends and ma
Full name:Abraham Caleb O'Connell Age: 19 Hometown: Noxen Favorite Weekender feature: Get your game on Favorite bar/restaurant: J&J Deli in Dallas What are you passionate about? i love working on my brother's movies, we're currently working on a promo for his latest film “Kakoolan” Who do you admire? Justin Timberlake is my
Your Pal Frank Hughestown, Pa. Sounds like: DIY acoustic punk — the kind of music you can only see at basement or living rooms. It's bold enough to resonate within but soft enough not to scream at you. Fun fact: Your Pal Frank almost named the record 'I hail from a town based on 5 streets,' claiming anyone from Hugestown, would understand.
Worries Pocono Mountains, Pa. Sounds like: A folky take on indie-punk layered with harmonies. This homegrown sound make you nostalgic for home and simplicity of being young. Fun fact: Not only do they play music as much as they can, but they all lead very busy lives in very different industries: technology/design, film, and even marine science.
Full name: Sarah Kate Gittleman Age: 21 Hometown: Hazleton Favorite Weekender feature: Concert Listings Favorite bar/restaurant: What are you passionate about? Hula hoops! (No seriously, I love hoop dance) Who do you admire? I find something to admire in everyone. What's something most people don't know about you? I have a refined taste for
Full name: Alysa Valenti Age: 23 Hometown: Lake Wallenpaupack Favorite Weekender feature: Model of the Week Favorite bar/restaurant: Sushi Thai Restaurant and Bar in Dunmore What are you passionate about? Owning my salon, Tease Hair Studio Who do you admire? My family, friends, and boyfriend. What's something most people don't know about you