Music

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 […]

Grateful Dead project Dark Star Orchestra to perform at Penn’s Peak

Grateful Dead project Dark Star Orchestra to perform at Penn’s Peak

In November, 1997, a couple of music loving friends put together a band with the vision of recreating Grateful Dead shows in their entirety, as an homage to the music they loved. Instead of trying to recreate the music note for note, the band chose to adapt to the musical stylings the Dead were using […]

Wilkes-Barre heavy blues trio to bring SRV Retrospective to Kirby Center

Wilkes-Barre heavy blues trio to bring SRV Retrospective to Kirby Center

What started as a one-off for heavy blues trio Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen has led not only to more gigs but also to added exposure for the group’s original music. The Wilkes-Barre three-piece performed their first Steve Ray Vaughan Retrospective in January at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains Township. The positive […]

Pittston rapper J. Merrick chases music career ‘full-sail’

Pittston rapper J. Merrick chases music career ‘full-sail’

A local hip-hop artist’s decision to focus on his music full-time has been paying off in small dividends. Pittston resident Jonathon Merrick, who creates under the name J. Merrick, has received positive reviews from both music industry professionals and followers on social media in response to songs he’s released recently. The 33-year-old takes on subjects […]

Hendrix ‘production’ Kiss the Sky to perform at Jazz Cafe in Plains Township

Hendrix ‘production’ Kiss the Sky to perform at Jazz Cafe in Plains Township

For New York musician Jimy Bleu, a lifelong dedication to the music of Jimi Hendrix began when he was a school-age music student. Now the frontman of critically-acclaimed Hendrix project Kiss The Sky brings the music of the iconic ’60s songwriter and guitarist to audiences all over the country, and he’ll lead the ensemble during […]