Music

Lake Ariel musician Rick Horvath releases box set of original music

Lake Ariel musician Rick Horvath releases box set of original music

Rick “Noodles” Horvath’s music career has taken him places. He’s shared a stage with Jimmy Buffett in Key West. His Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band, Green River, tours nationally. His desire to explore took him from New York to Northeastern Pennsylvania, and he hasn’t left. And Horvath’s creative musings have produced albums all over the […]

The Liebacks announce 2018 residency, new original album

The Liebacks announce 2018 residency, new original album

A pair of brothers who’ve entertained audiences in NEPA for around three decades, in their respective bands and as a popular duo, plans to make a record and announce a gigging schedule for next year. The Liebacks — Bill and Pete Lieback, both of Duryea — will begin a residency in January at Arturo’s restaurant […]

Grateful Dead project Dark Star Orchestra to perform at Penn’s Peak

Grateful Dead project Dark Star Orchestra to perform at Penn’s Peak

In November, 1997, a couple of music loving friends put together a band with the vision of recreating Grateful Dead shows in their entirety, as an homage to the music they loved. Instead of trying to recreate the music note for note, the band chose to adapt to the musical stylings the Dead were using […]

Wilkes-Barre heavy blues trio to bring SRV Retrospective to Kirby Center

Wilkes-Barre heavy blues trio to bring SRV Retrospective to Kirby Center

What started as a one-off for heavy blues trio Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen has led not only to more gigs but also to added exposure for the group’s original music. The Wilkes-Barre three-piece performed their first Steve Ray Vaughan Retrospective in January at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains Township. The positive […]

Pittston rapper J. Merrick chases music career ‘full-sail’

Pittston rapper J. Merrick chases music career ‘full-sail’

A local hip-hop artist’s decision to focus on his music full-time has been paying off in small dividends. Pittston resident Jonathon Merrick, who creates under the name J. Merrick, has received positive reviews from both music industry professionals and followers on social media in response to songs he’s released recently. The 33-year-old takes on subjects […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘Prepare to be happy’: A Q&A with Arlo Guthrie before his Oct. 27 show in WB

‘Prepare to be happy’: A Q&A with Arlo Guthrie before his Oct. 27 show in WB

He was born into a household that utilized music to not only tell stories, but also protest social injustice. On a fateful Thanksgiving Day in 1965, he was arrested in Stockbridge, Mass., for littering after the local landfill was closed. Rather than let the event derail his life, he turned the experience into an 18-minute […]

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. […]

Gemini Syndrome to play in support of Fozzy at the F.M. Kirby Center in WB

Gemini Syndrome to play in support of Fozzy at the F.M. Kirby Center in WB

Los Angeles-based hard rock outfit Gemini Syndrome is currently on their last tour in support of their current record, and before they head to the studio the finish a concept project, they’ll play in support of a former WWE Superstar and his band. Gemini Syndrome will open for Fozzy, the Atlanta metal group fronted by […]

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