Inside Stories

Hairology: Curly perms, natural looks big in November

Hairology: Curly perms, natural looks big in November

Even though it soon will be winter, everything is in full bloom — in clothing that is. Flowers still abound as well as retro hairstyles. Curly perms are big, and so is everything natural no matter the haircut. Of course vivid red, yellow, green, blue and violet won’t let go. I believe it is because […]

Hendrix ‘production’ Kiss the Sky to perform at Jazz Cafe in Plains Township

Hendrix ‘production’ Kiss the Sky to perform at Jazz Cafe in Plains Township

For New York musician Jimy Bleu, a lifelong dedication to the music of Jimi Hendrix began when he was a school-age music student. Now the frontman of critically-acclaimed Hendrix project Kiss The Sky brings the music of the iconic ’60s songwriter and guitarist to audiences all over the country, and he’ll lead the ensemble during […]

Bishop Briggs, others to open for Bleachers at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

Bishop Briggs, others to open for Bleachers at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

With sheer vocal power, eerily forlorn lyricism and a knack for weaving old soul sounds into her brand of alternative pop, Bishop Briggs has become a rising star on the radio waves and the touring circuit. The London-born artist who spent formative years in Tokyo and Hong Kong before moving to Los Angeles has had […]

Look what you missed at The Woodlands/Weekender Nuclear Happy Hour!

Look what you missed at The Woodlands/Weekender Nuclear Happy Hour!

The 50 Shades of Men invaded The Woodlands Friday night and performed for a packed house. Afterward, the crowd migrated to the official after-party hosted by the Weekender in conjunction with The Woodlands. Look what you missed … Stop by next week to hang with the Woodlands and Weekender staffs at the all-new Nuclear Happy […]

Indie rock weirdos Kurt Vile, Courtney Barnett team up on ‘Lotta Sea Lice’

Indie rock weirdos Kurt Vile, Courtney Barnett team up on ‘Lotta Sea Lice’

I’ll be honest: When Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett announced their collaborative album, “Lotta Sea Lice,” I really didn’t think it would work. Their styles just seemed too far apart. Vile, a former member of the Philadelphia-based band War on Drugs, has always stuck close to that band’s style, focusing on a swirling mix of […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Scranton artist produces mixed media pieces

The NEPA Creative Series: Scranton artist produces mixed media pieces

Sam Kuchwara, of Scranton, is the 43rd #NEPACreative of 2017. He brings creativity to the area primarily through visual art, especially painting and mixed media work. For the visual art, especially mixed media pieces, Sam tries to use as much found material as possible. He also tries to combine somewhat opposite materials, such as electronic […]

The Prenuptial Project: Travel agent relieves stress, helps with honeymoon

The Prenuptial Project: Travel agent relieves stress, helps with honeymoon

I had a very specific vision for this week’s column. Mikey and I have been doing a lot of research on honeymoon destinations and weighing our options. This has been going on for about a month, and we never really got anywhere with it. He was nervous about going to Mexico, since some resorts have […]

‘Evil Dead: The Musical’ to take stage at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

‘Evil Dead: The Musical’ to take stage at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

The blood-soaked horror comedy of Sam Raimi’s “Evil Dead” series is revered among genre fans, but a staged adaptation of the tale told in the cult-classic films is introducing the story to new audiences. “Evil Dead: The Musical” will take the stage at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, and […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Scott Township musician pushes bass boundaries

The NEPA Creative Series: Scott Township musician pushes bass boundaries

Abby Vail, of Scott Township, is the 42nd #NEPACreative. She brings creativity to the area through her work as a solo bassist. Abby loves to challenge herself to do the things with her instrument that she once thought were impossible. “I started playing bass about 10 years ago, but I just started working on solo […]

King Krule grabs you by the throat, begging you to see he’s real on ‘The OOZ’

King Krule grabs you by the throat, begging you to see he’s real on ‘The OOZ’

Archy Marshall couldn’t care less about what you think of him. Of course, I don’t know this for sure, but his body of work seems to suggest that this is the truth. I mean, he recently turned down the opportunity to work with Kanye West, saying he “couldn’t be bothered.” Marshall’s who-cares ethos extends to […]