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Pittston songwriter ‘MiZ’ discusses upcoming record, Thanksgiving Eve show

Pittston songwriter ‘MiZ’ discusses upcoming record, Thanksgiving Eve show

For local guitarist and songwriter Mike “MiZ” Mizwinski, stepping away from the music industry for a short stint was just what he needed to find his groove again. “I basically took all of last fall and winter off and recharged my batteries in many different ways,” Mizwinski said in a recent interview. “I started slowly […]

Godinez brothers to perform New Year’s Eve show with Good Stew at Jazz Cafe

Godinez brothers to perform New Year’s Eve show with Good Stew at Jazz Cafe

Musical siblings who made their mark in the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene but stepped away for several years are poised to introduce to the Wyoming Valley their latest sonic concoction. Good Stew, a genre-defying five-piece outfit out of Lancaster that features longtime NEPA mainstays Jonathan and Rodney Godinez, will perform at 10 p.m. on New […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

Hard rock outfit Harpo to perform at The Woodlands in Plains Township

Hard rock outfit Harpo to perform at The Woodlands in Plains Township

A Northumberland County hard rock band that drew crowds on tours of the East Coast and Canada during the ’80s and ’90s — and developed an especially devoted following in Northeastern Pennsylvania — has scheduled a performance in Plains Township to show appreciation for those who supported the group throughout its career. Harpo is scheduled […]

Garcia Project to perform at Jazz Cafe with West Pittston native on keys

Garcia Project to perform at Jazz Cafe with West Pittston native on keys

A band that is growing in popularity performing the music of Jerry Garcia’s most prominent side project is coming to Plains Township, and it’s visiting with one of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s sons in tow. The Garcia Project, an outfit rooted in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., will perform at 10 p.m. Friday at the River Street Jazz Cafe. […]

Jane Jam benefit to honor life of singer Janet Rains at The Woodlands

Jane Jam benefit to honor life of singer Janet Rains at The Woodlands

Through her work as a performer and her willingness to help others, Janet Rains, aka Jane Train, touched a lot of lives in her community, and, in the wake of her untimely passing, her colleagues and friends are making sure her spirit continues to reach those in need. Jane Jam will take place from 6 […]

Stephen Stills, Judy Collins to bring 50-year relationship to Kirby Center

Stephen Stills, Judy Collins to bring 50-year relationship to Kirby Center

Judy Collins’ ephemeral relationship with Stephen Stills in the late 1960s was famously turbulent and is forever etched in the canon of American music in the lyrics of the 1969 Crosby, Stills & Nash hit “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” but 50 years after their breakup, the lasting bond between the celebrated songwriters has brought them […]

Loyalty Barber Shop, Electric City Tattoo to hold grand opening in WB

Loyalty Barber Shop, Electric City Tattoo to hold grand opening in WB

Friendships forged in the thriving Northeastern Pennsylvania punk-rock scene of 15 to 20 years ago and tempered by the sentiment of locals supporting locals have laid the foundation for an event in downtown Wilkes-Barre that will bridge nostalgia and future business in the community. In the space formerly occupied by Cafe Metropolis, an all-ages music […]

NEPA native Tony Halchak releases new Americana record, “Harvest Songs”

NEPA native Tony Halchak releases new Americana record, “Harvest Songs”

Mountain Top native Tony Halchak has a knack for writing songs that appeal to the blue-collar sentiment and coal country culture of his home region, but it was an impending move away from the Wyoming Valley that found the Americana songsmith at his most self-reflective. Halchak, who moved with his wife and two daughters to […]