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Coheed and Cambria to play free acoustic set at Gallery of Sound Thursday

Coheed and Cambria to play free acoustic set at Gallery of Sound Thursday

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — It’s not much of a secret now: Coheed and Cambria will be at a local record shop this week to play a set. You’ll just have to get there at noon. The progressive metal band will be appearing for a free set this Thursday at the Gallery of Sound on Mundy Street […]

Philadelphia’s Muscle Tough brings eclectic blend of jazz, jam and funk music to River Street Jazz Café

Philadelphia’s Muscle Tough brings eclectic blend of jazz, jam and funk music to River Street Jazz Café

PLAINS TWP. — For the uninformed, “jazz” might call to mind an image of a stodgy, over-intellectual listening to NPR. But that’s not what Muscle Tough is all about. For them, jazz is a party. And soon, you’ll get a chance to join that party. On May 18, the Philadelphia-based band will be bringing its […]

Dave Brown to present new material at Karl Hall performance this Friday

Dave Brown to present new material at Karl Hall performance this Friday

WILKES-BARRE — With the start of summertime comes a mesh of familiar sounds. Birds are chirping, rivers are rising and the bees are buzzing. A concert that mimics this energy and variety is coming to Wilkes-Barre this Friday with Karl Hall Presents: Charming Disaster, Dave Brown & Friends, and Spencer Reed. From 8 to 11 […]

University Drive to celebrate album release at Stage West Saturday

University Drive to celebrate album release at Stage West Saturday

University Drive will celebrate the release of its sophomore full-length record, “CLEAR,” with a performance at Stage West on Saturday night. The alternative Scranton band is the brainchild of front-man Ed Cuozzo, backed by Steve Martin on Drums, Angelo Marruzelli and Scott Jordan on guitar and backup vocals, and John Husosky on bass. The emotionally […]

Benefit concert to be held this Sunday for Cornstock Folk Festival founder, Anthony Hannigan

Benefit concert to be held this Sunday for Cornstock Folk Festival founder, Anthony Hannigan

There is nothing better for the soul than a good jam session — except, of course, a jam session for a cause. Anthony Hannigan, mandolin virtuoso and founder of the Cornstock Folk Festival, has recently begun treatment for esophagus cancer, which he was diagnosed with last year. In order to share the overwhelming love and […]

Blue October rocks the Kirby Center, tackles mental health

Blue October rocks the Kirby Center, tackles mental health

Alternative band Blue October kept a boisterous crowd on its feet and rocking for most of its 20-song performance Friday night at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts. The general admission show, part of the band’s “King Tour,” attracted a crowd of 1,325, many of whom stood in front of the stage and […]

Game of Thrones: How to prepare for the final season

For the past eight years, fans have seen George R.R. Martin’s “Game of Thrones” books come to life on HBO, taking us all on a whirlwind of emotions. The show that has turned Kit Harrington (Jon Snow) and Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targarya) into household names enters its final season Sunday, causing die-hard fans to speculate […]

Taking out the trash: #Trashtag challenge comes to NEPA

Taking out the trash: #Trashtag challenge comes to NEPA

Many of us can agree that taking out the trash is a chore, but whoever said it couldn’t be rewarding? From April 14 to May 15, local businesses are teaming up with residents in an effort to keep Pennsylvania beautiful with the #TrashTag challenge. Participants are asked to pick a trash-ridden location, clean it up […]

Graffiti pops up locally in wake of rapper’s death

Graffiti pops up locally in wake of rapper’s death

WILKES-BARRE — After the shooting death of rapper and community activist Nipsey Hussle on Sunday in Los Angeles, someone started spray-painting his name on buildings across Wilkes-Barre. Now, members of the local hip-hop scene and the owner of one of the vandalized businesses are saying it’s not the right way to honor the fallen rapper. […]

KISS’ ‘End of The Road’ tour: A victory for the music

KISS’ ‘End of The Road’ tour: A victory for the music

One of the more interesting little tidbits within the history of the rock band KISS is the fact that the group landed its first record deal based solely on the merit of its music. It was 1973, and the president of the new upstart label was so impressed with a demo featuring some of the […]

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