Music

Dweezil Zappa to perform music of Frank Zappa at F.M. Kirby Center in WB

Dweezil Zappa to perform music of Frank Zappa at F.M. Kirby Center in WB

Frank Zappa created a musical legacy that still entertains and challenges listeners nearly a quarter century after his passing. Spanning across the genres of jazz, rock and classical, Zappa’s music seems to actively reject those types of classifications and rest simply in it’s own, unique milieu. But, to twist a phrase attributed to one of […]

Lonnie Shields, Vanessa Collier among Briggs Farm highlights in Nescopeck

Lonnie Shields, Vanessa Collier among Briggs Farm highlights in Nescopeck

NESCOPECK — At an age when most Americans are thinking retirement, Briggs Farm Blues Festival’s enduring bluesman, Lonnie Shields, wants to work harder. And more intensely. And in more places. The 61-year-old performer wants to re-ignite his career, and he has some firepower behind him: The personal manager of the late, great Ray Charles and […]

Blues, soul outfit John Nemeth & The Blue Dreamers to co-headline at Briggs

Blues, soul outfit John Nemeth & The Blue Dreamers to co-headline at Briggs

With goosebump inducing vocal ability and blues harp in hand, John Nemeth has become one of the most talked about frontmen in the blues and soul scenes. The singer, songwriter and harmonicist, who originally hails from Boise, Idaho, but now resides in Memphis, Tenn., will headline the Briggs Farm Blues Festival Friday night in Nescopeck […]

Scranton-area psychedelic hip-hop artist 10griffy to release new music

Scranton-area psychedelic hip-hop artist 10griffy to release new music

Hip-hop artist 10griffy will release a music video for the title track of his upcoming record, “Lucid Conscience,” on Friday — exactly one week after he graduates from high school at North Pocono. The young man behind the music, 18-year-old Danny Griffith is a native of Scranton, and even though he moved about ten minutes […]

Alt-country outfit Dead Winter Carpenters to play Jazz Cafe in Plains Twp.

Alt-country outfit Dead Winter Carpenters to play Jazz Cafe in Plains Twp.

Alt-country outfit Dead Winter Carpenters have been staking their claim in the American roots music revival since 2010, but it took a fortuitous meeting of musicians in California to bring them to Wilkes-Barre. More than a year after the release of the band’s fourth studio album, “Washoe,” Dead Winter Carpenters is slated to headline an […]

Country heavyweight Vince Gill to perform at Wilkes-Barre’s Kirby Center

Country heavyweight Vince Gill to perform at Wilkes-Barre’s Kirby Center

Vince Gill has won 21 Grammy Awards from 44 nominations. That’s Stevie Wonder territory. The songwriter, vocalist, guitarist and record producer has made an indelible mark on country music — over the course of a career that’s spanned more than 40 years — and he’s managed to touch on every shade of Americana along the […]

Dustin Arbuckle & the Damnations to perform at Jazz Cafe in Plains Township

Dustin Arbuckle & the Damnations to perform at Jazz Cafe in Plains Township

Kansas-based vocalist and harmonicist Dustin Arbuckle is not sure how his latest project will be musically defined — and that excites him. Arbuckle, who has endeared himself to fans as one third of blues/roots-rock trio Moreland & Arbuckle, will perform with newly-formed outfit Dustin Arbuckle & the Damnations during an evening of music that begins […]

Quick Chord: Local band Black Horizon to release new EP, play Kohlfest gig

Quick Chord: Local band Black Horizon to release new EP, play Kohlfest gig

For Ricky Wells, it all started with hearing a Metallica song. “It was ‘Enter Sandman,’ and it blew my mind that something that heavy could be on the radio,” Wells said. The 17-year-old Mountain Top musician is the lead vocalist and guitarist for Black Horizon, a three-piece heavy rock outfit that plans to release its […]

Psychedelic pioneer Donovan to visit F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

Psychedelic pioneer Donovan to visit F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — As a songwriter, he carried on the American folk tradition of Woody Guthrie alongside Bob Dylan. As an innovator, he predated and influenced everyone in the psychedelic revolution, including The Beatles. Donovan Leitch — more popularly known as, simply, Donovan — will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at the F.M. Kirby Center as […]

Grotto Harveys Lake announces schedule of live entertainment, deck parties

Grotto Harveys Lake announces schedule of live entertainment, deck parties

Grotto Pizza is determined to show its Harveys Lake location is a desirable place to spend a summer weekend. The lakeside restaurant will launch an entertainment series beginning Memorial Day weekend, May 26 through 28, and continuing throughout the late spring and summer, that will feature live music, unique beer offers, a new Grotto mascot, […]