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The tale is just beginning for PLAY Warped Tour winners A Story Told

The tale is just beginning for PLAY Warped Tour winners A Story Told

At Vans Warped Tour’s, Weekender spoke to July 11’s PLAY Warped Tour winners From Lambs to Lions. The Albany, New York, band was selected from a field of local and regional artists to perform on the traveling festival’s main stage at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain. Each stop on the tour chose one act; during […]

Portland’s Hemingway (6131 Records) hits Wilkes-Barre’s The Other Side

Portland’s Hemingway (6131 Records) hits Wilkes-Barre’s The Other Side

Portland, Oregon’s Hemingway formed in 2012, but their sensibilities live in a bygone era where emo wasn’t a buzz word. The band’s 2014 debut LP “Pretend to Care” could just as easily fit into the musical landscape of 1994, but their sound doesn’t come across as a gimmick; that genuine aural honesty invites the listener […]

Glen Lyon band Death Grip ready to record at Yardstock IV

Glen Lyon band Death Grip ready to record at Yardstock IV

Thomas Turner, vocalist for Glen Lyon hardcore band Death Grip, wasn’t sure what to expect last year when he played Yardstock. It was his band’s first experience at the free field festival, and it seems they weren’t let down. “It’s a really cool thing,” said Turner, a 22-year-old Wilkes-Barre resident. “You can come out and […]

Scranton punks Heart Out tackle addiction on new album ‘The Thirst’

Scranton punks Heart Out tackle addiction on new album ‘The Thirst’

According to Heart Out vocalist Peter Tanski, the four-piece’s new album is all about addiction — and clawing out from beneath it. “That’s why the album’s called ‘The Thirst,’” Tanski said. “It’s about that undying hunger for a substance. Or it can be a person. It can be anything that you didn’t really see yourself […]

The culture of Scranton inspires guitar-wielding duo American Culture

The culture of Scranton inspires guitar-wielding duo American Culture

Before The Menzingers played Scranton’s Vault Tap & Kitchen on June 18, American Culture took the stage to warm up the crowd. This wasn’t the first time American Culture’s Michael Kinney and Tom Miller shared a bill with members of The Menzingers; during the heyday of regional venues like Cafe Metropolis, Kinney and Miller’s former […]

If Wilkes-Barre had a beach, Elephants Dancing would be its soundtrack

If Wilkes-Barre had a beach, Elephants Dancing would be its soundtrack

Elephants Dancing makes beach music in a city without a beach. The Wilkes-Barre band was started by 22-year-old Michael Iorio and longtime musical collaborator Danny Sales (guitar/vocals). When the two realized they wanted to cover the same bands, they started playing songs inspired by The Dirty Heads, Mike Love and Bob Marley instead of learning […]

Strength for a Reason vocalist Karl Kivler talks NEPA hardcore and 19 years of SfaR

Strength for a Reason vocalist Karl Kivler talks NEPA hardcore and 19 years of SfaR

Strength comes in many forms — power, endurance, influence. For Nanticoke hardcore band Strength for a Reason, their definition of the word should be persistence. A lot can happen in 19 years, but SfaR’s five members still keep a place in their lives for the band among almost two decades of growth and change. “Sometimes […]

Jared Xavier’s experiences in New York and NEPA inspire him to make a difference in local rap scene

Jared Xavier’s experiences in New York and NEPA inspire him to make a difference in local rap scene

Twenty-five-year-old hip-hop artist Jared Xavier spent the early half of his life in the ethnically, culturally and financially diverse New York borough of Staten Island. The latter half of his life has been spent in the Pennsylvania borough of Edwardsville — although it was a change from the bustling metropolis of his youth, Xavier likes […]

Nanticoke pop-punk band Send Request sent straight from early ’00s pop-punk scene

Nanticoke pop-punk band Send Request sent straight from early ’00s pop-punk scene

The members of Send Request are too young to be this authentic. Guitarist Derek Holminski is barely old enough to sit at a bar, but the music he makes with vocalist, Andrew Blank, bassist, Aron Wood, and drummer, Jon Labenski is reminiscent of a late ’90s scene that gave birth to pop-punk bands like Home […]

Scranton’s Rachel Lucille Woodworth creates Mediterranean musings under moniker LittleStarRun

Scranton’s Rachel Lucille Woodworth creates Mediterranean musings under moniker LittleStarRun

Rachel Lucille Woodworth grew up in Scranton, but her musical moniker, LittleStarRun, grew up in Athens, Greece. “Being in another culture and away from where I grew up and being in touch with so many different energies, it really put me in a different mindset,” Woodworth said. “I don’t think I would’ve made the music […]

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