Scranton-native rocker Lily Mao to perform at her debut album release party Dec. 9

Scranton-native rocker Lily Mao to perform at her debut album release party Dec. 9

For Brooklyn-based rocker Lily Mao, live performance is nothing new. The former host and curator of “Underground Microphone” will be returning to her hometown of Scranton to celebrate with friends and fans during her debut album release party from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, at Ale Mary’s. Lily Mao, whose real name […]

Swap & Hops Pop-Up Record Fair to bring record, beer lovers together in Pittston

Swap & Hops Pop-Up Record Fair to bring record, beer lovers together in Pittston

PITTSTON — The overlap between beer nerds and record collectors is a significant one, at least if you believe what you read on the internet. And now, an event at a Pittston brewery this weekend seeks to combine the two hobbies. The first NEPA Swap & Hops Pop-Up Record Fair will be held at the […]

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Scranton Rapper SUFF3R?

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Scranton Rapper SUFF3R?

Scranton-based rapper SUFF3R? (pronounced “Suffer”) was born Martin Shoup. SUFF3R?, 32, has a full-length record called “NOTNARCS VOL. 1” currently available on his Bandcamp page. 1. I’m one of the first emcees from my city to do this rap s—-, but nobody pays homage. 2. I started rapping at 8 years old — no lie! […]

Wicca Phase Springs Eternal puts out eerie mood music on ‘Spider Web’

Wicca Phase Springs Eternal puts out eerie mood music on ‘Spider Web’

2018 has been a transformative year for Wicca Phase Springs Eternal. The performer, whose real name is Adam McIlwee, has been slowly picking up speed in the emo rap scene, and seems poised to take over the genre. A big part of this comes from association. The Scranton native is a member of Goth Boi […]

Scranton-area rapper Lucas Hex to release new album, host Dec. 8 party

Scranton-area rapper Lucas Hex to release new album, host Dec. 8 party

SCRANTON — After about a decade in the industry, Lucas Hex says he’s finally able to make the music he wants. The Scranton-area rapper said he feels like he can be himself thanks to hip-hop being increasingly more open to experimentation. “I didn’t realize until I heard Ghostemane and $uicideBoy$ that I could do what […]

‘I Am Strength’ features struggles, triumphs of modern women

‘I Am Strength’ features struggles, triumphs of modern women

SCRANTON — Women create an impact every day and each of them in their own way. That’s the theme of “I Am Strength: True Stories of Everyday Superwomen,” an anthology of stories and art from women all over the world. Compiled by Alyssa Waugh, a writing professor at King’s College and also a freelance writer, […]

“Bri Day” aims to raise money for local musician’s ongoing cancer treatment

“Bri Day” aims to raise money for local musician’s ongoing cancer treatment

SCRANTON — Brian Craig has been the cause for much happiness and celebration throughout the Scranton area over the years. If you have an appreciation for local music or have found yourself enjoying a beer at The Bog in downtown Scranton, chances are you have had the pleasure of crossing his path. This Friday, Nov. […]

Rock icon Johnny Rivers to play Kirby Center

Rock icon Johnny Rivers to play Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — Johnny Rivers has sold more than 30 million records, achieving 17 Gold records and 29 chart hits. Some of his greatest hits include “Memphis,” “Secret Agent Man,” “Poor Side of Town,” “Summer Rain,” “Slow Dancin’ (Swayin’ to the Music),” “Baby I Need Your Lovin’,” “Mountain of Love,” “The Tracks of My Tears,” “Rockin’ […]

A perfect addition to your Thanksgiving Day meal

A perfect addition to your Thanksgiving Day meal

To brie or not to brie? That’s the question this holiday season. If you ask me, you can’t get enough brie. Especially when it’s in mini cranberry brie bites. You heard me correctly and yes, my mouth is watering, too. This appetizer was a blessing in the form of a Pinterest find last year before […]

Holiday shopping with a twist: Sip & Shop event set for Nov. 25

Holiday shopping with a twist: Sip & Shop event set for Nov. 25

DUNMORE — Not many would consider holiday shopping a relaxing pursuit. But the Honeychilds’ pub in Dunmore is looking to change that by giving adults the chance to have some fun — and have a few drinks — all while crossing items off their Christmas lists. Sip & Shop is an annual pop-up event that […]

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