Wilkes-Barre drummer Ben Travers works as tech, engineer for renowned acts

Wilkes-Barre drummer Ben Travers works as tech, engineer for renowned acts

In terms of building a viable career in the music industry, Ben Travers is quietly killing it. The 30-year-old Wilkes-Barre drummer is currently the touring audio engineer for renowned guitarist and songwriter Steve Kimock and the drum tech for the Mike Gordon Band, which was assembled by and named after the bassist and founding member […]

Pittston native Shawn Klush to perform Elvis tribute show in Wilkes-Barre

Pittston native Shawn Klush to perform Elvis tribute show in Wilkes-Barre

Shawn Klush has compiled a stellar portfolio of accolades for his work as an Elvis tribute artist, and many of his honors come with the highest seal of approval. The Pittston native holds the title of World’s Greatest Elvis, bestowed by BBC One in London. He was named the first-ever Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist by […]

Dallas musicians to play tribute to Dave Matthews, Tim Reynolds at brewery

Dallas musicians to play tribute to Dave Matthews, Tim Reynolds at brewery

A local musician who has performed the music of the Dave Matthews Band for over a decade has combined efforts with one of the area’s premier instrumentalists to create an exciting tribute project. Dustin Switzer and Aaron Fink, both of Dallas, will play a tribute to Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds at 8 p.m. March […]

Dave Matthews tribute Crowded Streets to perform at River Street Jazz Cafe

Dave Matthews tribute Crowded Streets to perform at River Street Jazz Cafe

WILKES-BARRE — With the Dave Matthews Band on hiatus in 2017, die hard DMB fans will have to turn to reputable tribute groups for their folk-jam/jazz fusion fix. Hailing from Fairfax, Va., Crowded Streets: The Dave Matthews Experience will return to the Wyoming Valley for a 9 p.m. April 1 performance at the River Street […]

Cabinet works on new record, readies for Susquehanna Breakdown in Scranton

Cabinet works on new record, readies for Susquehanna Breakdown in Scranton

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton based Americana outfit Cabinet is greeting 2017 by getting to work. The peddlers of Pennsylvania bluegrass have already hit the studio in the new year to work on their latest record, and they’ve announced the fifth annual Susquehanna Breakdown music festival for May 19 and 20 at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton. […]

South Side Bandits to greet Parade Day in Scranton with solidified lineup

South Side Bandits to greet Parade Day in Scranton with solidified lineup

Beyond the decorated procession and ritual celebration of Scranton’s St. Patrick’s Parade, local artists bring live entertainment to parade patrons throughout venues in the Electric City. With a solidified lineup that includes veteran drummer Bill Lieback, South Side Bandits is poised to be part of an all-day music event that will take place from 9 […]

NEPA Philharmonic will perform classics at Lackawanna College theater

NEPA Philharmonic will perform classics at Lackawanna College theater

SCRANTON — Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic music director Lawrence Loh calls the orchestra’s Masterworks series the “bread and butter” of its repertoire. The philharmonic will present its Orchestra Spotlight Masterworks III performance at 8 p.m. March 4 at the Peoples Security Bank Theater at Lackawanna College. Pre-concert insights will begin at 7 p.m. The performance will […]

Former Beyonce bassist Divinity Roxx to perform at Jazz Cafe in Plains Township

Former Beyonce bassist Divinity Roxx to perform at Jazz Cafe in Plains Township

WILKES-BARRE — Bassist and lyricist Divinity Roxx has a musical resume that turns heads. She toured and recorded extensively with bass master Victor Wooten before becoming the bass player and band leader for Beyonce’s band, a role she fulfilled for over five years. But since 2012, Roxx has been focusing mostly on her solo career, […]

Hazleton-based rockers Shatter Influence release new record, plan to gig

Hazleton-based rockers Shatter Influence release new record, plan to gig

A hiatus from live performance has allowed a local rock band to develop its sound and create new music its members are enthusiastic to share with the public. Shatter Influence released a new studio album, “The Farewell Decline,” on Jan. 28, and, proud of the effort, the Hazleton-based four-piece plans to promote the album and […]