Music

Ariana Grande’s ‘Sweetener’ is like candy: sweet, but fleeting

Ariana Grande’s ‘Sweetener’ is like candy: sweet, but fleeting

With a considerable amount of hype leading up to it — at least, if my Facebook and Instagram feeds were to be believed — “Sweetener,” the latest record by Ariana Grande, piqued my interest. I’ve always said Grande is a phenomenally talented performer, with an incredible voice and acting chops to boot. But I was […]

10 Things You Didn’t Know About: Anytime Soon

10 Things You Didn’t Know About: Anytime Soon

Anytime Soon is high energy four-piece Pop Punk band hailing from Eynon. The lineup is comprised of frontman Mitch Evans on lead vocals and guitar, Adam Martin on guitar, Luke Seeley on bass, and Sean Cunningham on drums. 1. Luke and Sean hail from Blue Anchor Records recording artist Risking It All. They joined ATS […]

Nicki Minaj comes just short of greatness on ‘Queen’

Nicki Minaj comes just short of greatness on ‘Queen’

Have you ever heard a record that made you reevaluate your opinions on an artist? I used to always think of Nicki Minaj just as a fairly standard pop rapper. Sure, she can go hard sometimes, but in general, songs like “Super Bass” seemed more in line with her general oeuvre than, say, her striking […]

Weekender Mix Tape: Vol. 20

Weekender Mix Tape: Vol. 20

Growing up in the early 2000s, a mix tape was a gift for a friend or a proclamation of love to a crush. It was a fine-tuned masterpiece, whether it was appreciated or not. We put a lot of effort into mix tapes, creating the ultimate track list and mustering the courage to give it […]

Weekender Mix Tape: Vol. 20

Weekender Mix Tape: Vol. 20

Growing up in the early 2000s, a mix tape was a gift for a friend or a proclamation of love to a crush. It was a fine-tuned masterpiece, whether it was appreciated or not. We put a lot of effort into mix tapes, creating the ultimate track list and mustering the courage to give it […]

Dirty Projectors’ latest a fun, angular jaunt through indie-rock experimentation

Dirty Projectors’ latest a fun, angular jaunt through indie-rock experimentation

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Dave Longstreth, lead singer of the Dirty Projectors, said that putting out two records in less than a year and a half “felt manic.” Based on the band’s latest project, “Lamp Lit Prose,” that mania really comes through. That’s a complement, by the way. The Dirty Projectors have always […]

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 […]

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