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‘Future funk’ outfit Lettuce among more than 50 acts to play Camp Bisco

‘Future funk’ outfit Lettuce among more than 50 acts to play Camp Bisco

To perform a tribute to late jazz icon and tastemaker Miles Davis is a tall order. To do it live and do it so well that the recording is worthy of being released as an album is a feat attainable by few musical outfits. But that’s exactly what “future funk” ensemble Lettuce did when they […]

Area residents flock to Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square for Pokemon Go event

Area residents flock to Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square for Pokemon Go event

WILKES-BARRE — Hundreds of people lined the streets of downtown Wilkes-Barre Sunday afternoon to capture one of Pokemon’s most iconic characters, Squirtle, on the Pokemon Go app. The app just celebrated the two-year anniversary of its release on July 6. It allows users to use their cellphones to create an augmented reality on their devices’ […]

Kylie Lotz stays humble in light of glowing reviews of new Petal music

Kylie Lotz stays humble in light of glowing reviews of new Petal music

Despite being on a tour bus somewhere in the heartland of America in support of an album that’s been getting glowing reviews in national publications, Kylie Lotz seems to be taking the whole thing in stride. The 27-year-old Scrantonian released her second album under the name Petal in June. Called “Magic Gone,” the record has […]

Briggs Farm Blues festival to bring ‘powerhouse of talent’ to Nescopeck

Briggs Farm Blues festival to bring ‘powerhouse of talent’ to Nescopeck

From July 5 through 8, a lush green farm in Nescopeck will take on shades of another hue for the 21st annual Briggs Farm Blues Festival. Featuring 21 international and regional acts, the festival offers a powerhouse of talent, ranging from delta-style blues to soulful bands to the next generation of players apt to sprinkle […]

Professor Louie & The Crowmatix to play songs of The Band at Jazz Cafe

Professor Louie & The Crowmatix to play songs of The Band at Jazz Cafe

Aaron “Professor Louie” Hurwitz has musical credentials that include multi-instrumentalist, producer and bandleader of the Grammy-nominated American roots ensemble The Crowmatix, but he is often noted for his collaboration and friendship with one the most influential groups to make music in North America — The Band. Professor Louie & The Crowmatix will perform the songs […]

Peter Frampton to explore catalog at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

Peter Frampton to explore catalog at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

Peter Frampton’s latest single is based on a personal experience of his that, much like the animated video that accompanid the 2017 tune, can be described in one word. “It was surreal,” the iconic guitarist and songwriter said in a recent phone interview from Nashville, Tenn. “Early one Sunday morning, I heard this noise in […]

Pittston’s Border Bar to launch pop-up concert series with Killcode, more

Pittston’s Border Bar to launch pop-up concert series with Killcode, more

A local concert promoter is launching a pop-up concert series in conjunction with a bar and live music venue in Pittston. The first show of the season will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Camp Rattler Beer Garden at Border Bar, formerly World of Brew, in Pittston. Internationally touring hard rock band Killcode will […]

Wilkes-Barre art gallery offers exhibit designed specifically for children

Wilkes-Barre art gallery offers exhibit designed specifically for children

A new visual art exhibit is coming to downtown Wilkes-Barre, and it has all the makings of a traditional, professional showcase, except for one — its height. The Time to Shine Kids Art Show, a collaborative project by Art of Pa and the 570 Gallery will begin at 3 p.m. June 10 at the 570 […]

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 […]

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