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Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen enter ‘new territory’ with latest album

Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen enter ‘new territory’ with latest album

If the release of their self-titled 2016 debut album and 2017 EP allowed Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen to establish themselves as a unique and burgeoning force in the blues community, their upcoming record has allowed them to spread their sonic wings. “Break It Down,” the second full-length LP by the Wilkes-Barre blues-rock power […]

A suspenseful ‘Gaslight’ takes stage at Hazleton’s Ferrara Center

A suspenseful ‘Gaslight’ takes stage at Hazleton’s Ferrara Center

HAZLETON — It seems like they’re in for another unpleasant evening at the Manningham household in 1880s London, with Bella fluttering around, distraught because she has somehow displeased her husband, and Jack refusing to explain what’s wrong. “For God’s sake, don’t turn your back on me!” Bella implores him. “What is amiss?” “You know perfectly […]

Activist, songwriter Ani DiFranco to perform Friday at F.M. Kirby Center

Activist, songwriter Ani DiFranco to perform Friday at F.M. Kirby Center

Since forming her own record label, Righteous Babe Records, in 1990 to release her music independently of the mainstream music industry, Ani DiFranco has become an awarded recording artist, a celebrated lyricist and poet, an outspoken leader in activism and advocacy and an icon of progressive folk and feminism. DiFranco will perform at 8 p.m. […]

West Pittston, Scranton shops poised to celebrate Free Comic Book Day

West Pittston, Scranton shops poised to celebrate Free Comic Book Day

Batman. Black Panther. Pikachu. They’ve all gathered for one colossal crossover event, and your ticket is already paid for. On Saturday, comic book shops around the world will celebrate Free Comic Book Day, an annual event created in 2002 to celebrate the comic book medium and bring customers to local comic shops. Traditional superhero fare […]

Concert to benefit member of The Buoys, Dakota living with dementia

Concert to benefit member of The Buoys, Dakota living with dementia

When Jerry Hludzik auditioned to be the bass player in The Buoys, the song that would become the band’s biggest hit, “Timothy,” was already resonating with audiences locally and regionally, but that didn’t diminish his impact on the group. “He was so prepared and he was so good,” said Hludzik’s longtime musical partner, Bill Kelly, […]

Downtown Wilkes-Barre glass shop Utopia to celebrate 20 years in business

Downtown Wilkes-Barre glass shop Utopia to celebrate 20 years in business

WILKES-BARRE — Despite an evolving downtown, Utopia Glass Shop has remained a staple in the local small-business economy. Enduring changes in location and ownership, the glass shop never lost its sense of community while maintaining its place in a niche industry. The shop, which specializes in glass pipes and smoking accessories, is located at the […]

Downtown Wilkes-Barre venue Karl Hall poised for opening night of music

Downtown Wilkes-Barre venue Karl Hall poised for opening night of music

The waiting is over. The planning, the renovations, the permits — it’s all been taken care of, and Wilkes-Barre musician and venue owner A.J. Jump has only the anticipation of opening his downtown entertainment club, Karl Hall, ahead of him. “I’m anxious, number one,” Jump said in a recent phone interview. “Number two, I’m extremely […]

Aaron Fink gets worldly, personal on upcoming record ‘Wolves & Butterflies’

Aaron Fink gets worldly, personal on upcoming record ‘Wolves & Butterflies’

As a songwriter and producer, Aaron Fink tends to use a variety of sounds and textures to express his original brand of rock ‘n’ roll, and his latest album is no exception. “Wolves & Butterflies,” the fourth solo album by the former Breaking Benjamin guitarist, is due to be released on April 13, and the […]

105 The River, Alan K. Stout to relaunch ‘Music On The Menu Live’ April 3

105 The River, Alan K. Stout to relaunch ‘Music On The Menu Live’ April 3

Accomplished music journalist and radio host Alan K. Stout recalls an instance when the gravity of his “Music On the Menu Live” series hit him in the moment. “I remember one time, we were doing a show with SUZE,” Stout said of the local rock band with Kingston roots. “I remember they were so great; […]

Dishonest Fiddlers to release new album, headline Steamtown String Fling

Dishonest Fiddlers to release new album, headline Steamtown String Fling

Dave Brown has finally found an honest fiddler — and a few other accomplished instrumentalists to round out his band. Two years after the release of the project’s debut album, Dave Brown & The Dishonest Fiddlers are poised to reveal another volume of music, and Brown, the group’s primary songwriter, is as enthusiastic about the […]

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