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Death Grips release beautifully baffling ‘Year of the Snitch’

Death Grips release beautifully baffling ‘Year of the Snitch’

From the minute I saw the grotesque artwork for Death Grips’ latest record, “Year of the Snitch,” I was excited. I won’t even try to hide my bias here. Death Grips has been one of my favorite bands for years, and “Year of the Snitch” was my most highly anticipated release of 2018. For the […]

Listen to This: ‘Kids See Ghosts’ and Nas’ ‘NASIR’ stunning hip-hop records

Listen to This: ‘Kids See Ghosts’ and Nas’ ‘NASIR’ stunning hip-hop records

I wasn’t going to do this, but we might as well: Let’s take a deep look at two more records produced by Kanye West that have come out this month. One is a by supergroup consisting of himself and Kid Cudi called Kids See Ghosts, and the other is the triumphant return of New York […]

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 […]

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 […]

Andrew W.K.’s unabashed positivity is infectious on ‘You’re Not Alone’

Andrew W.K.’s unabashed positivity is infectious on ‘You’re Not Alone’

You’ve already read the headline to this article, and from that, you know that I’m writing today about Andrew W.K.’s fifth album, “You’re Not Alone.” But before we get there, I want to talk about late-19th-century Russian literature. In 1877, Leo Tolstoy opened his novel “Anna Karenina” with the following phrase: “Happy families are all […]

N.E.R.D plays with expectations of our favorite artists on newest project

N.E.R.D plays with expectations of our favorite artists on newest project

It may be the start of a new year, but with the lack of anything substantial having been released in the first week of 2018, we’re going to be checking out one last record from 2017 before we totally say goodbye to the past year. That album is one of the later releases from 2017, […]

Suze to honor late Carve 4 Cancer founder during annual Christmas show

Suze to honor late Carve 4 Cancer founder during annual Christmas show

For Kingston-born band Suze, their annual Christmas show has become a chance to gather their faithful in a familiar setting and celebrate the holiday to the soundtrack of their funk-heavy rock ‘n’ roll. But this year, the groove-peddling quartet will turn their yuletide soiree into a tribute, in more ways than one. Suze will perform […]

Lake Ariel musician Rick Horvath releases box set of original music

Lake Ariel musician Rick Horvath releases box set of original music

Rick “Noodles” Horvath’s music career has taken him places. He’s shared a stage with Jimmy Buffett in Key West. His Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band, Green River, tours nationally. His desire to explore took him from New York to Northeastern Pennsylvania, and he hasn’t left. And Horvath’s creative musings have produced albums all over the […]

The Liebacks announce 2018 residency, new original album

The Liebacks announce 2018 residency, new original album

A pair of brothers who’ve entertained audiences in NEPA for around three decades, in their respective bands and as a popular duo, plans to make a record and announce a gigging schedule for next year. The Liebacks — Bill and Pete Lieback, both of Duryea — will begin a residency in January at Arturo’s restaurant […]

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