Lifelong love of music drives folk rocker forward

Lifelong love of music drives folk rocker forward

Katie Hearity, better known as k8, can’t remember her life without music.
“Born making music,” as she described it, Hearity has always strummed the guitar, played the piano or sang “into anything that remotely resembled a microphone.” Today, the singer/songwriter has only begun to make her musical mark on Northeast Pennsylvania and wants everyone to hear her voice. And as her song “Shadows and Smoke” goes, “in the dark in the corner, if you listen real close, you might hear the sound of a song.”

Q: What do you remember about the first time you performed in public?
A: I sang a solo in “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” when I was 6 or 7, I think. I loved it and wanted more but was also kind of shy and awkward about it at first. Even so, I knew it was what I was meant to do in life.

Q: How did you come up with your band name?
A: I was just a kid when I figured out that “Kate” could be “k8.” I was playing one of my favorite Nintendo games at the time, “Skate or Die!,” and I saw some graffiti on one of the walls that said “sk8.” I dropped the “s,” and the rest is history. I still get a lot of people calling me “kay-eight” or “k dash eight,” but everyone gets it when it’s on a license plate. It’s just Kate.

Q: What is the process like for writing your music?
A: For me, every song kind of has its own process. Sometimes I have an idea for the concept of the song first; sometimes I have one lyric that I really like and then build on it from there. Other times, I have the vocal line first. There are parts of the process that are always the same, too. For example, once I have a line or two written, I run through them on repeat until I work out the next line, and the line after that, and so forth.

Q: How have you changed as a musician over the years?
A: I like to think I’m a much better songwriter after all this time and experience. Most importantly, though, I’ve learned how lucky I am to get to make music, and I’m finally having fun with it again. Early on in my career, I found myself always chasing the approval of others — managers, lawyers, record labels, clubs. That can really muddy the water over time and make you forget the reason you started playing in the first place. I do it now because I love it, because it’s my true purpose in life. Having that perspective is everything. When the crowd can sense you love what you’re doing, they will love what you’re doing too. It’s contagious.

Q: What are some of your favorite memories as a musician?
A: I may have too many to fit in this interview. Some highlights include the time I played the keyboards in Clove; the Concert for Karen/Concert for a Cause events; the release party for my first record, “Something Out of Nothing,” in 2004; hearing those songs on the radio for the first time; recording the Days Inn jingle with Bret Alexander and Paul Smith at Saturation Acres; and, most recently, opening for Angaleena Presley at the Kirby Center.

Q: How has the NEPA music scene changed over the years?
A: There have been a lot of changes. I might be dating myself here, but I remember when every club had a stage, sound and light system and a house sound technician. Back then, when you went to a club (or) to see a band play in NEPA, it was like going to a full-blown concert. It seems like a lot of that has faded out in favor of the DJ or acoustic solo/duo projects. There’s still a ton of talent in this area. There are great musicians, singers, songwriters, bands, producers, studios. We still have it all — we just need the people to keep coming out and supporting it.

Q: Who has influenced you over the years?

A: Very early on, I remember country music such as Elvis, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Barbra Mandrell, then, as most ’80s kids did, I slid over to pop music like Michael Jackson, Debbie Gibson and, later, Mariah Carey. When I went to college, I really got into more singer/songwriter, folk rock stuff. The Indigo Girls are undoubtedly one of my biggest influences. A lot of people tell me they can hear it in my music. I really love Kacey Musgraves, Brandi Carlile, Haim and Clare Bowen right now, too. I listen to a lot of different stuff, but anything with a good hook usually does it for me.

Q: What is the biggest challenge you have to face?
A: I think my biggest challenge is maintaining the business side of being a musician. Of course, I’d much rather be writing or performing all the time, but you have to book shows and studio dates, update your website, try to stay relevant in social media and track all of your income/expenses for taxes. The business stuff can be a lot.

Q: What are your future goals for music?
A: At this point in my career, I want to continue performing and really hone in on my songwriting. I’d love to write a song that got picked up by a major artist somewhere along the way. That would be pretty cool. For me, my very favorite thing has always been the songwriting.

–by Samantha Stanich

Concerts – August 24, 2017

Concerts – August 24, 2017

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets: 570-826-1100
Donnie and Marie Osmond, Thursday, Aug. 24
Greta Van Fleet, Friday, Aug. 25
Il Divo, Wednesday, Aug. 30
Shining Star — Earth, Wind and Fire tribute, Saturday, Sept. 23
Stephen Stills and Judy Collins, Wednesday, Sept. 27
Matthew West, Saturday, Sept. 30
Fozzy, Wednesday, Oct. 4
Linda Eder, Friday, Oct. 6
Joe Nardone Presents: A Doo Wop Celebration, Saturday, Oct. 14
Up Close with Roy Firestone, Friday, Oct. 20
Penn State’s Premiere Jazz Ensemble, Thursday, Oct. 26

Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
Tickets: 877-682-4791
Fetty Wap, Saturday, Aug. 26
Blood, Sweat & Tears, Friday, Sept. 1 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
21 Savage, Saturday, Sept. 3 (Wet Nightclub)
Andrew Dice Clay, Friday, Sept. 8 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Artie Lange, Saturday, Sept. 16 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
DJ Pauly D, Saturday, Sept. 16
The Midtown Men, Friday, Sept. 29 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
The Stylistics, Saturday, Oct. 7
Eddie Griffin, Saturday, Oct. 21
Brian McKnight, Friday, Oct. 27

The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton
Tickets: 570-961-9000
I Love the ’90s — The Party Continues Tour, Saturday, Aug. 26
Luke Bryan and Brett Eldredge, Wednesday, Sept. 6

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0371
Shellshocked Churchills, Thursday, Aug. 24
Don McLean, Friday, Aug. 25
Sterling Koch Crossroads Duo, Wednesday, Aug. 30
Large Flowerheads, Thursday, Aug. 31
Quiet Riot with Black N’ Blue, Thursday, Sept. 7
Tyler Farr, Friday, Sept. 8
Montgomery Gentry, Friday, Sept. 15
Rick Springfield, Thursday, Sept. 21
The Charlie Daniels Band, Friday, Sept. 22
Ana Popovic, Saturday, Sept. 23

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets: 570-822-2992
Mike Dougherty Band — Michael Jackson tribute, Friday, Aug. 25
Suze with Half Dollar, Saturday, Aug. 26
Clarence Spady Band, Saturday, Sept. 2
MiZ, Friday, Sept. 8
Kung Fu — Extreme Funk, Friday, Sept. 15
Mind Choir, Spur, Under the Clothesline, Saturday, Sept. 16
Still Hand String Band, Friday, Sept. 22
Steal Your Peach, Saturday, Sept. 23
Scott Sharrard, Friday, Sept. 29
Solar Federation — Rush tribute, Saturday, Sept. 30
Marbin, Sunday, Oct. 1

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets: 570-420-2808
Railroad Earth, Friday, Aug. 25
T. Mac and Friends, Saturday, Aug. 26
Plumcocks CD release featuring Eternal Boy, Saturday, Sept. 2
In Your Memory, Friday, Sept. 8
Graham Nash, Thursday, Sept. 21
The Brevet, Friday, Sept. 22
David Bromberg, Friday Sept. 22
Maverick MMA III, Saturday, Sept. 30
Secondhand Serenade, Thursday, Oct. 5
Theory of a Deadman, Friday, Oct. 13

The Fillmore, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-625-3681
John Butler Trio, Friday, Aug. 25
Mr. Brightside — 2000s Indie Night, Friday, Aug. 25
Rave of Thrones featuring Kristian Nairn, Saturday, Aug. 26
Kur, Sunday, Aug. 27
Allie X, Tuesday, Aug. 29
Haken with Sithu Aye, Friday, Sept. 1
The Goodfellas — Labor Day Weekend Party, Sunday, Sept. 3
Picture This, Friday, Sept. 8
Dan Croll, Saturday, Sept. 9
Casey Donahew, Sunday, Sept. 10

Electric Factory, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-627-1332
Lil Yachty, Thursday, Aug. 24
Reebok Les Mills Live, Saturday, Aug. 26
Ninja Sex Party, Sunday and Monday, Aug. 27 and 28
Danzig, Friday, Sept. 8
UB40 Legends Ali, Astro and Mickey, Saturday, Sept. 9
Project Pabst Citywide Festival, Saturday, Sept. 16
Alison Wonderland, Friday, Sept. 22
Young M.A., Saturday, Sept. 23
Two Door Cinema Club, Saturday, Sept. 30
The Kooks, Tuesday, Oct. 3

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets: 800-298-4200
Lady Gaga, Sunday and Monday, Sept. 10 and 11
Barry Manilow, Friday, Sept. 15
The Weeknd with Gucci Mane and Nav, Saturday, Sept. 16
Arcade Fire, Sunday, Sept. 17
Halsey, Saturday, Oct. 7
Guns N’ Roses, Sunday, Oct. 8
Bruno Mars, Tuesday, Oct. 10
Katy Perry, Thursday, Oct. 12
Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull, Friday, Oct. 13
Fall Out Boy, Sunday, Oct. 29

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, New York
Tickets: 866-781-2922
Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr., Saturday, Aug. 26
Sting with the Last Bandoleros and Joe Sumner, Friday, Sept. 1
An Evening of Chamber Music with the Manhattan Chamber Players, Thursday, Sept. 14
Scott Samuelson and Jeanne MacDonald: Old Friends, Saturday, Sept. 16
Graham Nash, Sunday, Sept. 24
Cabaret Night with Borislav Strulev and Friends, Thursday, Sept. 28
Electrifying Evening with ZOFO, Thursday, Oct. 19
John Sebastian, Saturday, Oct. 21
Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Saturday, Nov. 4
Los Lonely Boys, Sunday, Nov. 5

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets: 212-307-7171
Mega Summer Concert, Thursday, Aug. 24
Marc Anthony, Saturday, Aug. 26
Miel San Marcos, Saturday, Sept. 2
Eric Clapton, Thursday and Friday, Sept. 7 and 8
Depeche Mode with Warpaint, Saturday and Monday, Sept. 9 and 11
Arcade Fire, Tuesday, Sept. 12
Sam Hunt, Thursday, Sept. 14
Paul McCartney, Friday and Sunday, Sept. 15 and 17
Scorpions, Saturday, Sept. 16
Bruno Mars, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22 and 23

Beacon Theatre, New York City
Tickets: 212-465-6500
Adam Ant, Wednesday, Sept. 13
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Thursday, Sept. 14
The Gipsy Kings, Friday, Sept. 15
The Mavericks, Saturday, Sept. 16
Joe Bonamassa, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, Sept. 20, 21 and 23
Jerry Seinfeld, Friday, Sept. 22
Seu Jorge Presents: The Life Aquatic — Tribute To David Bowie, Wednesday, Sept. 27
Jim Gaffigan, Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 28 through 30
Kevin James, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28 and 29
Ludovico Einaudi, Monday, Oct. 30
Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, Wednesday, Nov. 1

Clubs – August 24, 2017

Clubs – August 24, 2017

 

Thursday, Aug. 24
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Line dancing with Chris and Darlene
Bart & Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Kartune
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: EJ the DJ
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Rice Crew Music
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Know Limit Trivia
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Karaoke
Honeychilds’, 109 E. Drinker St., Dunmore: Fuzzy Mudd
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: Back to School Foam Party with AJ/DJ and DJ NRG, Tori Viccica
Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Stayin’ Alive (Bee Gees tribute)
The Olde Brook Inn, Route 307, Moscow: Tony Vergnetti
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Famous
Sidney’s Lounge, 820 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Jazz Night with Geri Featherby and John Olcese
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Jackson Vee
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Jonny D
Zymurger’s, 409 Shoemaker St., Swoyersville: Open mic night

Friday, Aug. 25
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Shelly’s Underground
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Neil Nicastro
Andy Gavin’s, 1392 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Graces Downfall
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Stoked
Backdraft Sports Bar & Restaurant, 1256 Hamlin Highway, Lake Ariel: Marilyn Kennedy
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Three Imaginary Boys
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Cruise Control
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Eddie Appnel
Charlie B’s Pub and Eatery, 653 N. Main St., Plains Twp.: Friday Night Karaoke
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Nowhere Slow
Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville: DJ Marc Anthony and comic Peter Bales, Peyton Clarkson and Marvin Bell
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Asialena Duo
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: J.P. Williams Duo
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Euphoria
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Irrefutables
Harry’s Bar, 302 Penn Ave., Scranton: Light Weight
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Pave the Way, Full Scale Riot and Human Powered Aggression
JJ Bridjes Restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: The Wanabees
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Jonny D Duo
The Olde Brook Inn, Route 307, Moscow: John & Kenny Duo
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Moose Bob
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Militia, Project ’90s Duo
Paradise Stream Resort, 6213 Carlton Road, Mount Pocono: Somethin’ Else and comic Dan Wilson
Pocono Palace Resort, 5241 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg: DJ Chris and comics Mike Gaffney, Mike Eagan and Max Dolcelli
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Mike Dougherty Band, A Tribute to Michael Jackson
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Boomer Happy Hour with Frankie and Toby, Hoopla
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: John Smith and Neverwhen Duo
The VaudeVille Inn, 1259 Bryn Mawr St., Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Naomi
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: D-West
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Dan the Piano Man, Third Nut
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Gemini

Saturday, Aug. 26
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Chris Malvizzi
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Streetlife Serenaders
Andy Gavin’s, 1392 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Robbie Walsh Jack Foley Duo
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Flatland Ruckus
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Blue London 5
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Spoiled Rotten
C.J.’s Lounge, 5431 Haas Pond Road, Madison Twp.: Dashboard Mary
The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale: Sellout Soundtrack
Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville: DJ Trex, Somethin’ Else and comic Dan Wilson
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Kate Hearity
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: Dance Party
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Groove Train
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Permanence, Esta Coda, Moral Code and Talon Co.
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: Mayweather vs. McGregor
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: 30 Pack Lite
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: The Scripts, Girls Galore
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: XpoZure and DJ Devil Dog
Paradise Stream Resort, 6213 Carlton Road, Mount Pocono: Ernie G Band and comic Max Dolcelli
Pocono Palace Resort, 5241 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg: Epic Soul and Marvin Bell
R Bar & Grill, 144 W. Union St., Nanticoke: Better with Beer Duo
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: SUZE with Half Dollar
Sidney’s Lounge, 820 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Crazy Acres Duo
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Moodswing
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: The Buzz Show
Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 7069, 402 Winola Road, Clarks Summit: Marilyn Kennedy
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Dashboard Mary
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Jackson Vee
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Gemini

Sunday, Aug. 27
The Beaumont Inn, 4437 Route 309, Dallas: Tom Waskevich
The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale: Black Tie Stereo
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Chuck Paul
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
The Olde Brook Inn, Route 307, Moscow: Dan Reynolds Duo
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Devil Dog
The VaudeVille Inn, 1259 Bryn Mawr St., Scranton: Open mic night
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff

Monday, Aug. 28
Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Poor Richard
Skyy Vu Deckbar at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Wilkes-Barre: Strawberry Jam
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: DJ APTRIK

Tuesday, Aug. 29
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Acoustic Night
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: See You Next Tuesday
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Streamside Karaoke
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Better Than Bad Duo

Wednesday, Aug. 30
Bazil, 1101 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Marko Marcinko Jazz Trio
The Crimson Lion Hookah Lounge, 37 E. South St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Open mic
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: Open mic with J.R. Huffsmith
Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Village Idiots
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Speaker Jam Karaoke
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Live Music Wednesdays
Skyy Vu Deckbar at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Wilkes-Barre: Smoke on the Water featuring Marty Edwards & Heartbeat
Whiskey Dick’s, 308 N. Washington Ave.,
Scranton: Trivia Night

Fab 5 – August 24, 2017

Fab 5 – August 24, 2017

  1. Bee Gees Tribute
    Stayin’ Alive, a Bee Gees tribute act, performs at Party on the Patio at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Highway 315, Plains Twp., on Thursday, Aug. 24.
    There is no cover for the 21-and-older show on the outdoor patio. Doors open at 6 p.m. with hour-long sets at 7:30 and again at 9.
    The Canada-based vocal trio and accompanying studio musicians perform all of the Bee Gees’ greatest hits, including “Night Fever,” “How Deep Is Your Love” and “To Love Somebody.” The group has performed globally with large orchestras at major venues and as a six-piece band for more intimate shows.
    For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page or Mohegan Sun Pocono.
  2. Donny & Marie
    Beloved brother-and-sister entertainers Donny and Marie Osmond bring their latest tour to Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Aug. 24. Doors open at 6 p.m. at F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, and the show starts at 7:30.The siblings gained a loyal following decades ago thanks to their television specials and hit songs that include “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock ‘n Roll,” “Paper Roses,” “Puppy Love” and “It Takes Two.” For many years, the Osmonds have entertained crowds as resident performers at the Flamingo hotel and casino in Las Vegas, and they continue to tour around the world. Tickets are $66, $86 and $122, plus fees, and available at the box office, kirbycenter.org and 570-826-1100. 
  3. Wally Lake Fest
    Wally Lake Fest returns for an eighth year from Friday through Sunday, Aug. 25 through 27, on and around Lake Wallenpaupack. 
    The weekend festival includes an open-air market, on-the-water activities, food and beer from area vendors, live entertainment and more. Downtown Hawley Partnership, Lighthouse Harbor Marina and other local businesses teamed up to present the annual gathering.
    Events for all ages take place throughout the weekend, and free shuttle buses take visitors to a variety of locations along the lake Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information and a detailed schedule of events, visit the Lake Wallenpaupack Visitors Center, 2512 Route 6, Hawley, or wallylakefest.com.
  4. Bob McGoff Memorial 5K
    The second Bob McGoff Memorial 5K Run/1-Mile Walk sponsored by the Friends of Connors Park Association takes place Sunday, Aug. 27, at Connors Park, 500 Orchard St., Scranton.
    Registration is $25 and runs from 7:30 to 8:45 am. The race starts at 9. Awards will go to the top male and female runners overall and in various age groups, and guests can participate in basket raffles as well.
    Proceeds from the day benefit scholarships for four area 2018 high school seniors, Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative and other local charities.
    For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.
  5. Defendant and Back to Life EP Release
    Metal bands Defendant and Back To Life host a split EP release show at Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton, on Sunday, Aug. 27.
    Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the show starts at 6. Admission is $10 at the door.
    Six bands will perform sets, and Harrisburg’s Back To Life and Scranton-based Defendant will play at 8:35 and 9:10 p.m., respectively. Defendant and Back To Life collaborated for their recently released EP, “Anger Unchecked.” Both bands have roots in metal, metalcore and numetal.
    Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.
Scranton hip-hop artist builds fan base

Scranton hip-hop artist builds fan base

Scranton hip-hop artist Danny Griffith, who performs under the moniker 10griffy, recently released his first full-length album, “Lucid Conscience Vol. 1.”
He will be attending music production school Icon Collective in Burbank, California, this fall.
Griffith, who’s up for song of the year and best hip-hop act at this year’s Steamtown Music Awards, went On the Record to discuss his sound and his process.

Q: How did you first get involved in music?
A: I always took a pretty deep interest in music growing up, and I started playing guitar seriously when I was like 14, and then about a year and a half ago I got my hands on some production equipment and started producing music, and that led to recording, and it just changed everything for me.
Q: Where does the name 10griffy come from?
A: It’s like a play on words with Ken Griffey Jr. I grew up around baseball a lot, and I just think he’s a great baseball player and it’s a good, funny play on words.
Q: What is your process for writing music?
A: I mean, it could start a lot of different ways. Sometimes I have, like, a melody in my head, sometimes I have, like, a song idea, something to write about, but it always starts with the beat first. I like to write the beat first and then write over it so I have a perfect feel for what I’m working with, and making the beat could start with some drums, it could start with a cool guitar riff I’ll play, anything.
Q: What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced as a musician?
A: I’d say really just getting people to take it seriously and getting the music to people’s ears, like genuinely. — not forcing it down their throats with a bunch of Facebook posts because that’s not gonna build your image. Just genuine networking I find is the hardest part, so I try to slowly but strongly build up a fan base one by one.
Q: What are the future goals for your music?
A: Definitely to make a career out of it. I’m going to a music production school (Icon Collective) this fall, I’m moving out to Burbank, California, and I’ll be working out there. I have no clue where that’ll take me, but that’s the music business I guess.

Meet 10griffy

Name: Danny Griffith

Started: January 2016

Based out of: Scranton

Genre: Psychedelic hip-hop

For fans of: Mac Miller and Tame Impala

Online: For more information and to hear his music, visit 10griffymusic.com

— paul capoccia

Concerts – August 17, 2017

Concerts – August 17, 2017

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre 

Tickets: 570-826-1100
Donny and Marie Osmond, Thursday, Aug. 24
Greta Van Fleet, Friday, Aug. 25
IL Divo, Wednesday, Aug. 30
Earth, Wind and Fire tribute starring Shining Star, Saturday, Sept. 23
Stephen Stills and Judy Collins, Wednesday, Sept. 27
Matthew West — All In tour, Saturday, Sept. 30
Fozzy, Wednesday, Oct. 4
Linda Eder, Friday, Oct. 6
Joe Nardone Presents: A Doo Wop Celebration, Saturday, Oct. 14
Up Close with Roy Firestone, Friday, Oct. 20
Penn State’s Premiere Jazz Ensemble, Thursday, Oct. 26

Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
Tickets: 877-682-4791
3 Doors Down, Friday, Aug. 18 (Outdoor Summer Stage)
Lil Jon, Saturday, Aug. 19 (Wet Nightclub)
Smokey Robinson, Saturday, Aug. 19 (Outdoor Summer Stage)
Fetty Wap, Saturday, Aug. 26
Blood, Sweat & Tears, Friday, Sept. 1 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
21 Savage, Saturday, Sept. 2 (Wet Nightclub)
Andrew Dice Clay, Friday, Sept. 8 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Artie Lange, Saturday, Sept. 16 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
The Midtown Men, Friday, Sept. 29 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)

The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton
Tickets: 570-961-9000
I Love the ’90s — The Party Continues Tour, Saturday, Aug. 26
Luke Bryan and Brett Eldredge, Wednesday, Sept. 6

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0371
Friar’s Point, Thursday, Aug. 17
The Beach Boys, Friday, Aug. 18
The Wall Live Extravaganza, Saturday, Aug. 19
John Butler Trio, Wednesday, Aug. 23
Shellshocked Churchills, Thursday, Aug. 24
Don McLean, Friday, Aug. 25
Sterling Koch Crossroads Duo, Wednesday, Aug. 30
Large Flowerheads, Thursday, Aug. 31
Quiet Riot with Black N’ Blue, Thursday, Sept. 7
Tyler Farr, Friday, Sept. 8

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets: 570-822-2992
Aaron Fink and the Fury, Friday, Aug. 18
Tom Morgan’s Birthday Bash with an All-Star Band of Great Friends, Saturday, Aug. 19
Mike Dougherty Band — MDB tribute to Michael Jackson, Friday, Aug. 25
Suze with Half Dollar, Saturday, Aug. 26
MiZ, Friday, Sept. 8
Kung Fu Extreme Funk, Friday, Sept. 15
Mind Choir, Rosary Guild and University Drive, Saturday, Sept. 16
Still Hand String Band, Friday, Sept. 22
Steal Your Peach, Saturday, Sept. 23
Scott Sharrard, Friday, Sept. 29

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets: 570-420-2808
The Funeral Portrait and Marina City, Friday, Aug. 18
Badfish (Sublime tribute), Saturday, Aug. 19
Railroad Earth, Friday, Aug. 25
T. Mac and Friends, Saturday, Aug. 26
Plumcocks CD release featuring Eternal Boy, Saturday, Sept. 2
In Your Memory, Friday, Sept. 8
An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash, Thursday, Sept. 21
David Bromberg, Friday Sept. 22
Maverick MMA III, Saturday, Sept. 30

The Fillmore, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-625-3681
Broccoli Samurai with Catullus, Thursday, Aug. 17
No Place Like Home, Friday, Aug. 18
Queen Ifrica, Saturday, Aug. 19
School of Rock, Sunday, Aug. 20
SahBabii, Tuesday, Aug. 22
Sabrina Carpenter, Wednesday, Aug. 23
John Butler Trio, Friday, Aug. 25
Mr. Brightside — 2000s Indie Night, Friday, Aug. 25
Rave of Thrones featuring Nairn, Saturday, Aug. 26
Kur, Sunday, Aug. 27
Allie X, Tuesday, Aug. 29

Electric Factory, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-627-1332
Lil Yachty, Thursday, Aug. 24
Reebok Les Mills Live, Saturday, Aug. 26
Ninja Sex Party, Sunday, Aug. 27, and Monday, Aug. 28
Danzig, Friday, Sept. 8
UB40 Legends Ali, Astro and Mickey, Saturday, Sept. 9
Project Pabst Citywide Festival, Saturday, Sept. 16
Alison Wonderland, Friday, Sept. 22
Young M.A., Saturday, Sept. 23
Two Door Cinema Club, Saturday, Sept. 30
The Kooks, Tuesday, Oct. 3

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets: 800-298-4200
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Friday, Aug. 18
Shawn Mendes, Tuesday, Aug. 22
Lady Gaga, Sunday, Sept. 10, and Monday, Sept. 11
Barry Manilow, Friday, Sept. 15
The Weeknd with Gucci Mane and Nav, Sept. 16
Arcade Fire, Sunday, Sept. 17
Katy Perry: Witness the Tour, Monday, Sept. 18
Halsey, Saturday, Oct. 7
Guns N’ Roses, Sunday, Oct. 8
Bruno Mars, Tuesday, Oct. 10
Fall Out Boy, Sunday, Oct. 29

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, New York
Tickets: 866-781-2922
Goo Goo Dolls with Phillip Philips, Saturday, Aug. 19
Mark Nadler: Cole Porter, After Dark, Sunday, Aug. 20
Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr., Saturday, Aug. 26
Sting with the Last Bandoleros and Joe Sumner, Friday, Sept. 1
An Evening of Chamber Music with the Manhattan Chamber Players, Thursday, Sept. 14
Scott Samuelson and Jeanne MacDonald: Old Friends, Saturday, Sept. 16
Graham Nash, Sunday, Sept. 24
Cabaret Night with Borislav Strulev and Friends, Thursday, Sept. 28
Electrifying Evening with ZOFO, Thursday, Oct. 19

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets: 212-307-7171
Lionel Richie: All the Hits with Mariah Carey, Saturday, Aug. 19
Billy Joel, Monday, Aug. 21
Mega Summer Concert, Thursday, Aug. 24
Marc Anthony, Saturday, Aug. 26
Miel San Marcos, Saturday, Sept. 2
Eric Clapton, Thursday, Sept. 7, and Friday, Sept. 8
Depeche Mode: Global Spirit Tour with Warpaint, Saturday, Sept. 9, and Monday, Sept. 11
Arcade Fire, Tuesday, Sept. 12
Sam Hunt, Thursday, Sept. 14
Paul McCartney, Friday, Sept. 15, and Sunday, Sept. 17

Beacon Theatre, New York City
Tickets: 212-465-6500
Jerry Seinfeld, Friday, Sept. 22
Joe Bonamassa, Wednesday, Sept. 20; Thursday, Sept. 21; and Saturday, Sept. 23
Seu Jorge Presents: The Life Aquatic — Tribute To David Bowie, Wednesday, Sept. 27
Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape tour, Thursday, Sept. 28, through Saturday, Sept. 30
Kevin James, Saturday, Oct. 28, and Sunday, Oct. 29
Ludovico Einaudi, Monday, Oct. 30
Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, Wednesday, Nov. 1
The Fab Faux with the Hogshead Horns and the Creme Tangerine Strings, Saturday, Nov. 4
Tori Amos, Tuesday, Nov. 7, and Wednesday, Nov. 8

Clubs – August 17, 2017

Clubs – August 17, 2017

Thursday, Aug. 17
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Line dancing with Chris and Darlene
Bart & Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
The Bog, 341 Adams Ave., Scranton: Space Jam! An Electric City Boogie
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Kartune
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Robb Brown
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Know Limit Trivia
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Karaoke
Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Separate Ways the Band (Journey tribute)
The Olde Brook Inn, Route 307, Moscow: Tony Vergnetti
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Famous
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Mark Sutorka

Friday, Aug. 18
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: The Husty Brothers
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Tina and JoeThe Beaumont Inn, 4437 Route 309, Dallas: Sage
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: The Frost Duo
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Adam McKinley
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Nowhere Slow
Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville: DJ Marc Anthony and comics Pat O’Donnell, Mike Eagan and Mike Burton
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Cruise Control acoustic duo
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Empire in Decline
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Descendency, Terrorize This, Threatpoint, Beyond Fallen and Drama Scream
JJ Bridjes Restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Crimson Tears
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: University Drive, Permanence and Black Hole Heart
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Dan Reynolds Duo
New Penny, 1827 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Dashboard Mary
The Olde Brook Inn, Route 307, Moscow: Derrick Kenyon
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Pink Slip
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Nino Blanco
Paradise Stream Resort, 6213 Carlton Road, Mount Pocono: Byrd Pressley Band and John Knight
Parker House Tavern, 12 E. Parker St., Scranton: Reach for the Sky
Pocono Palace Resort, 5241 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg: DJ Chris and comics Brad Lowery, Mike Gaffney and Kevin Lee
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Aaron Fink & the Fury
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Boomer Happy Hour with Frankie and Toby
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Nowhere Slow Duo and Kevin Vest
The VaudeVille Inn, 1259 Bryn Mawr St., Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Naomi
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: London Force
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Andrew Kennedy and Bill Campbell

Saturday, Aug. 19
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Empire in Decline
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Jay Orrell
American Grill, 1320 Wyoming Ave., Exeter: Rock U
BADS Bar, 415 N. Main St., Luzerne : Riffmatik
​Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Euphoria
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Mother Nature’s Sons
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Crimson Tears
Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville: DJ Trex and Cassadee Pope
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Silver Meteor
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: Dance Party
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Stoned by Proxy
​Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Laila McQueen of RuPaul’s Drag Race
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Rage On, Prosody and Earthmouth
McGrath’s Pub and Eatery, 112 E. Main St., Dalton: The Third Nut
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Last Call Duo
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Fish and Friends
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Better Than Bad
Parker House Tavern, 12 E. Parker St., Scranton: Gypsy Wagon
Paradise Stream Resort, 6213 Carlton Road, Mount Pocono: Into the Spin and Buddy Fitzpatrick
Pocono Palace Resort, 5241 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg: Where’s Pete and comic John Knight
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Tom Moran’s Birthday Bash featuring Mike Specht, MiZ, Justin Mazer, Mike Doughtery, John Ventre, Jason Specht and Pete Specht
Sidney’s Lounge, 820 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: FullCircle
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Sugar & Spice
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Anytime Soon and Ron Schoonover
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Grey Fog
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Andrew Kennedy and Bill Campbell

Sunday, Aug. 20
The Beaumont Inn, 4437 Route 309, Dallas: Dex
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Great Rock Pair
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Chief Big Way featuring Joe Belladonna of Anthrax
The Olde Brook Inn, Route 307, Moscow: Riley Loftus
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Sally’s Ride
The VaudeVille Inn, 1259 Bryn Mawr St., Scranton: Open mic night
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff

Monday, Aug. 21
Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Paul LaQuintano
Skyy Vu Deckbar at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Wilkes-Barre: Strawberry Jam
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton:
DJ APTRIK

Tuesday, Aug. 22
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Violet Sisters
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Streamside Karaoke
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Patrick McGlynn

Wednesday, August 23
Bazil, 1101 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Marko Marcinko Jazz Trio
The Crimson Lion Hookah Lounge, 37 E. South St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: Open mic with J.R. Huffsmith
Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Jami Novak Band
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Speaker Jam Karaoke
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Live Music Wednesdays
Skyy Vu Deckbar at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Wilkes-Barre: Smoke on the Water featuring Marty Edwards & Heartbeat
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Riley Loftus and Neil Nicastro
Whiskey Dick’s, 308 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Trivia Night

Fab 5 – August 17, 2017

Fab 5 – August 17, 2017

1. Pittston Tomato Festival

The Pittston Tomato Festival returns this week for another year of food fun at the festival grounds, 49 S. Main St. The festival opens Thursday, Aug. 17, at 5 p.m. and continues through Sunday, Aug. 20, with live entertainment, a 5K race and fun walk, a parade and the classic tomato fights, among other events. Local bands that will perform include the Poets and Picture Perfect. The 5K run and walk will take place Saturday, Aug. 19, at 10 a.m. Registration begins at 8:30 at Greater Pittston YMCA, 10 N. Main St. Entry is $30 for the run and $15 for the walk. The Tomato Fights, a tradition with roots in Banul, Spain, take place Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the former Cooper’s on the Waterfront parking lot, 304 Kennedy Blvd. Entry is $10 for the first 150 people 15 and older. For more information or to sign up for any of the events, visit Pittston Tomato Festival

2. Space Jam! An Electric City Boogie
The Bog, 341 Adams Ave., Scranton, hosts Space Jam! An Electric City Boogie on Thursday, Aug. 17, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. The 21-and-older dance party features Electric City Boogie DJs Just Boogie and Samuel Niles playing dance music across a variety of genres with an intergalactic theme.
Themed outfits — such as astronauts, aliens or even “Star Wars” and “Star Trek” characters — are encouraged. Awards for best costume and best dancing will be given out.
Cover is $5. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

3. Harford Fair

The 160th Harford Fair, 485 Fair Hill Road, New Milford, runs from Sunday, Aug. 20, through Saturday, Aug. 26. 
Gates open at 2 p.m. on Sunday and 8 a.m. the rest of the week. Admission is free for children 11 and younger and $6 for all other ages, and it includes parking. The fair kicks off with its official opening and 26th annual Queen Coronation and fireworks Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Events throughout the week include animal-judging contests, 4-H displays, tractor pulls and several musical performances. Shows under the Shade Pavilion include Windfall and Stan Kalafut & the Brass Majors on Monday and Trailer Grass Orchestra on Wednesday.
For more information, visit Harford Fair or the event’s Facebook page.

4. Restorative Yoga Workshop
The Wonderstone Gallery, 100 N. Blakely St., Dunmore, hosts a restorative yoga workshop Saturday, Aug. 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. Led by Heather Solimini, restorative yoga helps people with stress relief and is for all levels of practice. Those attending should bring a firm pillow or cushion and a blanket. Admission is $20 in advance and $25 the day of the workshop. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

 

5. Rage On
Rage On, a Rage Against the Machine tribute band, performs at Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton, on Saturday, Aug. 19, at 9 p.m.
Cover for the 21-and-older event is $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
Rage On will perform alongside local metal acts Prosody and Earthmouth. Prosody covers metal acts such as Slayer, Anthrax and Metallica, while Earthmouth performs original content and launched its first East Coast tour in January. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Music – August 10, 2017

Music – August 10, 2017

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre

Tickets: 570-826-1100
TajMo: the Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band, Thursday, Aug. 10
Duke Ellington Orchestra, Saturday, Aug. 12
Donnie and Marie Osmand, Thursday, Aug. 24
Greta Van Fleet, Friday, Aug. 25
Il Divo, Wednesday, Aug. 30
Stephen Stills and Judy Collins, Wednesday, Sept. 27
Linda Ederm, Friday, Oct. 6
Joe Nardone Presents: A Doo Wop Celebration, Saturday, Oct. 14
Up Close with Roy Firestone, Friday, Oct. 20
Penn State’s Premiere Jazz Ensemble, Thursday, Oct. 26

Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
Tickets: 877-682-4791
DJ June, Friday, Aug. 11 (Wet Nightclub)
Waka Flocka Flame, Saturday, Aug. 12 (Wet Nightclub)
3 Doors Down, Friday, Aug. 18 (Outdoor Summer Stage)
Lil Jon, Saturday, Aug. 19 (Wet Nightclub)
Smokey Robinson, Saturday, Aug. 19 (Outdoor Summer Stage)
Fetty Wap, Saturday, Aug. 26 (Wet Nightclub)
Blood, Sweat & Tears, Friday, Sept. 1 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Andrew Dice Clay, Friday, Sept. 8 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Artie Lange, Saturday, Sept. 16 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
The Midtown Men, Friday Sept. 29 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)

The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton
Tickets: 570-961-9000
Peach Music Festival, Thursday, Aug. 10; Friday, Aug. 11, Saturday, Aug. 12, and Sunday Aug. 13
I Love the ‘90s — the Party Continues Tour, Saturday, Aug. 26
Luke Bryan and Brett Eldredge, Wednesday, Sept. 6

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0371
Bounty Hunter, Friday, Aug. 11
Scott Marshall Band, Saturday, Aug. 12
Ted Nugent, Tuesday, Aug. 15
Maury & Tim, Wednesday, Aug. 16
Friar’s Point, Thursday, Aug. 17
The Beach Boys, Friday, Aug. 18
The Wall Live Extravaganza, Saturday, Aug. 19
John Butler Trio, Wednesday, Aug. 23
Shellshocked Churchills, Thursday, Aug. 24
Don McLean, Friday, Aug. 25

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets: 570-822-2992
Clarence Spady Band, Friday, Aug. 11
Moodswing, Saturday, Aug. 12
Aaron Fink and the Fury, Friday, Aug. 18
Tom Morgan’s Birthday Bash with an All Star Band of Great Friends, Saturday, Aug. 19
Mike Dougherty Band — MDB tribute to Michael Jackson, Friday, Aug. 25
Suze, Saturday, Aug. 26
The Idol Kings (Journey, John Mellencamp and Tom Petty tribute), Saturday, Sept. 2
Kung Fu Extreme Funk, Friday, Sept. 15
Mind Choir, Rosary Guild and University Drive, Saturday, Sept. 16

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets: 570-420-2808
Amberwood, Friday, Aug. 11
Badfish (Sublime tribute), Saturday, Aug. 12 and Saturday, Aug. 19
Charley Roy, Saturday, Aug. 12
The Funeral Portrait and Marina City, Friday, Aug. 18
The Everly Brothers Experience, Saturday, Aug. 19
Railroad Earth, Friday, Aug. 25
T. Mac and Friends, Saturday, Aug. 26
Plumcocks CD Release featuring Eternal Boy, Saturday, Sept. 2

The Fillmore, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-625-3681
Broccoli Samurai with Catullus, Thursday, Aug. 17
No Place Like Home 2017, Friday, Aug. 18
Queen Ifrica, Saturday, Aug. 19
School of Rock, Sunday, Aug. 20
SahBabii, Tuesday, Aug. 22
John Butler Trio, Friday, Aug. 25
Mr. Brightside — 2000s Indie Night, Friday, Aug. 25
Rave of Thrones featuring Nairn, Saturday, Aug. 26
Kur, Sunday, Aug. 27
Allie X, Tuesday, Aug. 29

Electric Factory, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-627-1332
Lil Yachty, Thursday, Aug. 24
Reebok Les Mills Live, Saturday, Aug. 26
Ninja Sex Party, Sunday, Aug. 27, and Monday, Aug. 28
Danzig, Friday, Sept. 8
UB40 Legends Ali, Astro and Mickey, Saturday, Sept. 9
Project Pabst Citywide Festival, Saturday, Sept. 16
Alison Wonderland, Friday, Sept. 22
Young M.A., Saturday, Sept. 23
Two Door Cinema Club, Saturday, Sept. 30
The Kooks, Tuesday, Oct. 3

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets: 800-298-4200
Roger Waters, Friday, Aug. 11
Lionel Richie with Mariah Carey, Wednesday, Aug. 16
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Friday, Aug. 18
Shawn Mendes, Tuesday, Aug. 22
Lady Gaga, Sunday, Sept. 10, and Monday, Sept. 11
Barry Manilow, Friday, Sept. 15
The Weeknd with Gucci Mane and Nav, Sept. 16
Arcade Fire, Sunday, Sept. 17
Katy Perry: Witness the Tour, Monday, Sept. 18
Halsey, Saturday, Oct. 7

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, New York
Tickets: 866-781-2922
Florida Georgia Line with Nelly, Chris Lane and Ryan Hurd, Thursday, Aug. 10
Rocktopia with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Saturday, Aug. 12
Goo Goo Dolls with Phillip Philips, Saturday, Aug. 19
Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr., Saturday, Aug. 26
An Evening of Chamber Music with the Manhattan Chamber Players, Thursday, Sept. 14
Scott Samuelson and Jeanne MacDonald “Old Friends,” Saturday, Sept. 16
Graham Nash, Sunday, Sept. 24
Cabaret Night with Borislav Strulev and Friends, Thursday, Sept. 28
Electrifying Evening with ZOFO, Thursday, Oct. 19

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets: 212-307-7171
Gloria Trevi vs. Alejandra Guzman, Saturday, Aug. 12
Lionel Richie: All the Hits with special guest Mariah Carey, Saturday, Aug. 19
Billy Joel, Monday, Aug. 21
Marc Anthony, Saturday, Aug. 26
Miel San Marcos, Saturday, Sept. 2
Eric Clapton, Thursday, Sept. 7, and Friday, Sept. 8
Depeche Mode: Global Spirit Tour with Warpaint, Saturday, Sept. 9, and Monday, Sept. 11
Arcade Fire, Tuesday, Sept. 12
Sam Hunt, Thursday, Sept. 14
Paul McCartney, Friday, Sept. 15 and Sunday, Sept. 17

Beacon Theatre, New York City
Tickets: 212-465-6500
The Beach Boys, Thursday, Aug. 17
Adam Ant: the Singles Tour, Wednesday, Sept. 13
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo and TOTO, Thursday, Sept. 14
The Gipsy Kings, Friday, Sept. 15
The Mavericks, Saturday, Sept. 16
Jerry Seinfeld, Friday, Sept. 22
Joe Bonamassa, Wednesday, Sept. 20, Thursday, Sept. 21, and Saturday, Sept. 23
Seu Jorge presents: The Life Aquatic — Tribute to David Bowie, Wednesday, Sept. 27
Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape Tour, Thursday, Sept. 28, through Saturday, Sept. 30

Clubs – August 10, 2017

Clubs – August 10, 2017

Wednesday, August 9
Bazil, 1101 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Marko Marcinko Jazz Trio
The Crimson Lion Hookah Lounge, 37 E. South St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: Open Mic with JR Huffsmith
The Olde Brook Inn, Route 307, Moscow: Mollie Edsell
Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Jam Band
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Speaker Jam Karaoke
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Of Good Nature and Elephants Dancing
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Live Music Wednesdays
Skyy Vu Deckbar at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Wilkes-Barre: Smoke on the Water featuring Marty Edwards & Heartbeat
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Joe Cigan
Whiskey Dick’s, 308 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Trivia Night

Thursday, August 10
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Wanabees Trio
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 Main St., Old Forge: Line dancing with Chris and Darlene
Bart & Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Kartune
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Know Limit Trivia
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Karaoke
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: The Independents
Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash tribute)
North Slope Brewing Co., 33 Tunkhannock Highway, Dallas: Riffmatik
The Olde Brook Inn, Route 307, Moscow: Tony Vergnetti
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Jonathan Dressler

Friday, August 11
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Flirtin’ With Yesterday
Ali Baba Liquor Lounge, 219 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Serani
Andy Gavin’s, 1392 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Paul Martin
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 Main St., Old Forge: Poor Richard
The Beaumont Inn, 4437 Route 309, Dallas: Dymond and Cutter
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Gone Crazy
The Blogg Pub & Grill, 21 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock: King Kidding, The Boneflowers and Just Blush
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Acoustic Stein
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: K8
Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville: DJ BK and comics Megan Hanley, Mike Eagan and RC Smith
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Outta the Blue
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Area 52
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Signs and Wonders, Vine Street and Crookshanks
JJ Bridjes Restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Last Call
JJ McNally’s, 219 E. Market St., Scranton: Ron Morgan
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Coal Minor Canary — “3:42” EP Release Party
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: DJ Ryan Kenton
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Fuzzy Park Duo
The Olde Brook Inn, Route 307, Moscow: The Southside Bandits
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: University Drive
Paradise Stream Resort, 6213 Carlton Road, Mount Pocono: Byrd Pressley Band and comic Paul Bond
Pocono Palace Resort, 5241 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg: DJ Chris and comics Pat O’Donnell, Melvin George and Brad Lowery
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Clarence Spady Band
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Boomer Happy Hour with Frankie and Toby, the Luongo Brothers
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Jackson Vee, Ken Norton and Graces Downfall Duo
The VaudeVille Inn, 1259 Bryn Mawr St., Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Naomi
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Traffic Jam
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: JJ Ramirez, Warren Holstein and Sergio Marzitelli

Saturday, August 12
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Eddie Appnel
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Lily Mao
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 Main St., Old Forge: The Girlz
Bart & Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: SocioEmpath
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Mark Williams
Benny’s Sports Bar, 1216 Main St., Peckville: Dashboard Mary
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Counting Stars
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Pop Rox — First Reunion Show
Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville: Comic Brad Lowery, Somethin’ Else and DJ Trex
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: Dance Party
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: JP Williams
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: E57 presents Chris and Josh’s Birthday Bash
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Sugar Ray Solojam
Nick’s Lake House, 20 S. Lake Drive, Lake Harmony: Dirty Hand
The Olde Brook Inn, Route 307, Moscow: Just Dee
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Behind the Grey
Paradise Stream Resort, 6213 Carlton Road, Mount Pocono: Where’s Pete and RC Smith
Pocono Palace Resort, 5241 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg: Byrd Pressley Band and comic Paul Bond
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Moodswing
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Sweet Pepper and the Long Hots
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Buzz and Black Tie Stereo
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) No. 7069, 402 Winola Rd., Clarks Summit: FullCircle
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Militia
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: JJ Ramirez, Warren Holstein and Sergio Marzitelli
World of Brew, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Elephants Dancing

Sunday, August 13
The Beaumont Inn, 4437 Route 309, Dallas: Jordon Ramirez
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Dale’s Jukebox
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Decryer, Vltrpk and Ervasa
The Olde Brook Inn, Route 307, Moscow: John Smith
Split Rock Resort, 1 Lake Drive, Lake Harmony: Dashboard Mary
The VaudeVille Inn, 1259 Bryn Mawr St., Scranton: Open Mic Night
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff

Monday, August 14
Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session
Skyy Vu Deckbar at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Wilkes-Barre: Strawberry Jam
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: DJ APTRIK

Tuesday, August 15
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Streamside Karaoke

Fab 5 – August 10, 2017

Fab 5 – August 10, 2017

 1.     ‘Lego Batman’ screening on Courthouse Square
On Thursday, Aug. 10, Scranton Tomorrow’s seventh annual Drive-In Downtown movie series presents “The Lego Batman Movie” on Courthouse Square at dusk, or approximately 8:30 p.m.
The movie is free with popcorn provided by Elm Park United Methodist Church, and children’s activities begin at 7:30, provided by The Lackawanna County Library System and the Bookmobile.
“The Lego Batman Movie” presents the story of Batman, voiced by Will Arnett, as he battles to keep Gotham safe from the Joker, voiced by Zach Galifianakis.
For more information, visit scrantontomorrow.org

2.     Third annual Never Forgotten Ride
The third annual Never Forgotten Ride in memory of fallen Scranton Patrolman John J. Wilding will take place on Sunday, Aug. 13, at 11 a.m. Registration will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. with kickstands up at 11.
Riders are $20, passengers $15 and tickets are $10 for the event only. The ride starts at Toyota of Scranton, 3400 N Main Ave., and ends at Parker House Tavern, 12 E. Parker St., Scranton.
The ride raises money to help first responders and their families in times of need. Riders will receive a free pin along with three tickets for a chance to win a surprise basket at the final stop.
Refreshments and breakfast pastries are included with registration, and the event at Parker House Tavern will begin at 3 p.m. There will be food, refreshments, basket and 50/50 raffles along with live music by Giants of Science and Jerry Trapper Band.
For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

3.     Coal Minor Canary EP Release Party

The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton, hosts a release party for singer-songwriter Coal Minor Canary’s EP “3:42” on Friday, Aug. 11, at 9 p.m. The party and show is for ages 21 and older, and admission is $5 at the door. The evening will feature performances by Markus A.D., Dennis Condusta and Coal Minor Canary, AKA David Hage. Hage performs acoustic music that seeks to tell stories of experiences that he believes only music can adequately communicate.
For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page

 4.     Lebanese-American Food Festival
St. Joseph Melkite Greek-Catholic Church, 130 N. St. Frances Cabrini Ave.,Scranton, hosts its 16th annual Lebanese-American Food Festival this weekend. On Friday, Aug. 11, the festival will feature only All-American Grill and Fish & Fry from 5 to 10 p.m. The festival will continue Saturday, Aug. 12, from 4 to 11 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 13, from noon to 7 p.m.
Food will include Middle Eastern dishes and pastries along with clams and beer available for purchase. The festival also features children’s games, a used book sale and entertainment provided by DJ Mike Simon on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page

5.     Drink to Pink Fundraiser
On Friday, Aug. 11, Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, hosts the sixth annual Drink to Pink Fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. A $5 donation comes with a wristband to receive discounts on various beers, mixers and wines. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. The evening will feature raffle baskets, 50/50 drawings, featured craft beer and live entertainment. Pink attire is encouraged. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

CONCERTS – August 3, 2017

CONCERTS – August 3, 2017

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets: 570-826-1100
Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank, Thursday, Aug. 3
Shemekia Copeland, Friday, Aug. 4
Gene Ween Does Billy Joel, Saturday, Aug. 5
TajMo: the Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band, Thursday, Aug. 10
Duke Ellington Orchestra, Saturday, Aug. 12
Donnie and Marie Osmand, Thursday, Aug. 24
Greta Van Fleet, Friday, Aug. 25
Il Divo, Wednesday, Aug. 30
Stephen Stills and Judy Collins, Wednesday, Sept. 27
Linda Ederm, Friday, Oct. 6

Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
Tickets: 877-682-4791
Brody Jenner, Saturday, Aug. 5 (Wet Nightclub)
DJ June, Friday, Aug. 11 (Wet Nightclub)
Waka Flocka Flame, Saturday, Aug. 12 (Wet Nightclub)
3 Doors Down, Friday, Aug. 18 (Outdoor Summer Stage)
Lil Jon, Saturday, Aug. 19 (Wet Nightclub)
Smokey Robinson, Saturday, Aug. 19 (Outdoor Summer Stage)
Fetty Wap, Saturday, Aug. 26 (Wet Nightclub)
Andrew Dice Clay, Friday, Sept. 8 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Artie Lange, Saturday, Sept. 16 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
The Midtown Men, Friday Sept. 29 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)

The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton
Tickets: 570-961-9000
Peach Music Festival, Thursday, Aug. 10; Friday, Aug. 11, and Saturday, Aug. 12
I Love the ‘90s — the Party Continues Tour, Saturday, Aug. 26
Luke Bryan and Brett Eldredge, Wednesday, Sept. 6

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0371
Daisy Jug Band, Thursday, Aug. 3
Nightwind, Friday, Aug. 4
James Supra Band with Sarah Ayers, Saturday, Aug. 5
The Day Rubies, Wednesday, Aug. 9
Bounty Hunter, Friday, Aug. 11
Scott Marshall Band, Saturday, Aug. 12
Ted Nugent, Tuesday, Aug. 15
Maury & Tim, Wednesday, Aug. 16
Friar’s Point, Thursday, Aug. 17
The Beach Boys, Friday, Aug. 18

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets: 570-822-2992
Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash with Jam Stampede, Friday, Aug. 4
Of Good Natured/ Elephants Dancing, Wednesday, Aug. 9
Clarence Spady Band, Friday, Aug. 11
Moodswing, Saturday, Aug. 12
Aaron Fink and the Fury, Friday, Aug. 18
Tom Morgan’s Birthday Bash with an All Star Band of Great Friends, Saturday, Aug. 19
Mike Dougherty Band — MDB tribute to Michael Jackson, Friday, Aug. 25
Suze, Saturday, Aug. 26
The Idol Kings (Journey, John Mellencamp and Tom Petty tribute), Saturday, Sept. 2
Kung Fu Extreme Funk, Friday, Sept. 15
Mind Choir, Rosary Guild and University Drive, Saturday, Sept. 16

Radisson at Lackwanna Station hotel, Scranton
Tickets: 570-342-8300
13th annual Scranton Jazz Festival, Friday, Aug. 4, through Sunday, Aug. 6

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets: 570-420-2808
Hashgrinder, Saturday, Aug. 5
Social Distortion, Tuesday, Aug. 8
Amberwood, Friday, Aug. 11
Badfish (Sublime tribute), Saturday, Aug. 12 and Saturday, Aug. 19
Charley Roy, Saturday, Aug. 12
The Funeral Portrait and Marina City, Friday, Aug. 18
The Everly Brothers Experience, Saturday, Aug. 19
Railroad Earth, Friday, Aug. 25
T. Mac and Friends, Saturday, Aug. 26
Plumcocks CD Release featuring Eternal Boy, Saturday, Sept. 2

The Fillmore, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-625-3681
Van Jones: We Rise Tour, Thursday, Aug. 3
Social Distortion, Friday, Aug. 4
The Rocket Summer — Do You Feel 10-Year Anniversary Tour, Saturday, Aug. 5
Lifehouse and Switchfoot, Sunday, Aug. 6
Broccoli Samurai with Catullus, Thursday, Aug. 17
No Place Like Home 2017, Friday, Aug. 18
Queen Ifrica, Saturday, Aug. 19
School of Rock, Sunday, Aug. 20
SahBabii, Tuesday, Aug. 22

Electric Factory, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-627-1332
Die Antwoord, Tuesday, Aug. 8
Lil Yachty, Thursday, Aug. 24
Reebok Les Mills Live, Saturday, Aug. 26
Ninja Sex Party, Sunday, Aug. 27, and Monday, Aug. 28
Danzig, Friday, Sept. 8
UB40 Legends Ali, Astro and Mickey, Saturday, Sept. 9
Project Pabst Citywide Festival, Saturday, Sept. 16
Alison Wonderland, Friday, Sept. 22
Young M.A., Saturday, Sept. 23
Two Door Cinema Club, Saturday, Sept. 30
The Kooks, Tuesday, Oct. 3

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets: 800-298-4200
Roger Waters, Tuesday, Aug. 8, through Friday, Aug. 11
Lionel Richie with Mariah Carey,
Wednesday, Aug. 16
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Friday, Aug. 18
Shawn Mendes, Tuesday, Aug. 22
Lady Gaga, Sunday, Sept. 10, and Monday, Sept. 11
Barry Manilow, Friday, Sept. 15
The Weeknd with Gucci Mane and Nav, Sept. 16
Arcade Fire, Sunday, Sept. 17

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, New York
Tickets: 866-781-2922
Santana, Saturday, Aug. 5
Kings of Leon, Sunday, Aug. 6
Florida Georgia Line with Nelly, Chris Lane and Ryan Hurd, Thursday, Aug. 10
Goo Goo Dolls with Phillip Philips, Saturday, Aug. 19
Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr., Saturday, Aug. 26
Graham Nash, Sunday, Sept. 24

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets: 212-307-7171
Phish, Sunday, Aug. 6
Earth, Wind & Fire featuring Nile Rodgers, Monday, Aug. 7
Gloria Trevi vs. Alejandra Guzman, Saturday, Aug. 12
Lionel Richie: All the Hits with special guest Mariah Carey, Saturday, Aug. 19
Billy Joel, Monday, Aug. 21
Marc Anthony, Saturday, Aug. 26
Miel San Marcos, Saturday, Sept. 2
Eric Clapton, Thursday, Sept. 7, and Friday, Sept. 8
Depeche Mode: Global Spirit Tour with Warpaint, Saturday, Sept. 9 and Monday, Sept. 11

Beacon Theatre, New York City
Tickets: 212-465-6500
American Acoustic with Punch Brothers and I’m With Her and Julian Lage, Thursday, Aug. 3
Herbie Hancock, Monday, Aug. 7
Buckingham McVie, Wednesday, Aug. 9
The Beach Boys, Thursday, Aug. 17
Adam Ant: the Singles Tour,
Wednesday, Sept. 13
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo and TOTO, Thursday, Sept. 14
The Gipsy Kings, Friday, Sept. 15

MUSIC FOR MODELS – A band for ‘all occasions’

MUSIC FOR MODELS – A band for ‘all occasions’

Music for Models describes itself as “a band that can play all occasions or events.” It certainly has earned that description, since the group has been longtime staple in Northeast Pennsylvania, accumulating years of music experience, and every member is a full-time performing musician.

What do you remember about the first time you performed in public?
Marko Marcinko: I started playing music at a very young age, and then professionally at 14 years old. I remember performing in front of family and friends, and it always being so much fun to play music with others or solo.
Steve Kurilla: I joined band in fifth grade. Studied throughout school, started jamming in garage bands with my friends and got gigs in local coffee shops. I went to college for music education and played with several symphonies and choral groups.

How did you guys meet?
SK: After going to school for music education and classical percussion, I decided I wanted to gig as a working musician, so I figured I should learn how to play drum set. I began studying with Marko Marcinko for a couple years, and he eventually started using me on various gigs. We’ve been through a couple vocalists, guitarists, bass players, and I’ve tried to quit, but he won’t let me.

How did you guys come up with your name?
MM: It developed out of the thought process that music is for everyone and anyone who enjoys it. A model is defined as a person with a role either to promote, display or advertise commercial products (notably fashion clothing), or to serve as a visual aide for people who are creating works of art or to pose for photography. Or, a model citizen.

What is the process like for writing your music?
MM: Everyone in the band writes original music and creates spontaneously while soloing or recreating an arrangement of a cover tune or jazz standards that we perform. Many of the songs we do reflect what we enjoy playing as individual musicians and what sounds best with our vocalist Tara Michelle (former back up singer with John Legend, Lauryn Hill, Elton John and numerous studio recordings). We play many of the standard cover songs that get the crowd up and dancing, but also play some unexpected gems.

Who has influenced you over the years?
SK: I like listening to a lot of different music. Classical, jazz, folk, rock, pop, blues and artists such as: Bob Dylan, Stravinsky, Talking Heads, Max Roach, Miles Davis, Johnny Cash, Bach, Led Zeppelin, Mozart, the Beatles. I enjoy storytellers in music, improvisational music. Any instrument can tell a story.

How have you changed as a musician over the years?
SK: I’d like to think I’ve learned to listen better. Ninety-five percent of drumming is not about soloing or doing anything flashy. It’s about making the music feel good. It took me several years to figure that out. So much of drumming looks like it’s just bashing away on a drum set, I’ve come to appreciate playing quietly, playing with brushes and even my hands. Acoustic gigs are often my favorite, because there’s a whole other level of musicality that can happen when the volume is at a whisper. Playing loudly is fun, too, when it’s appropriate. I just don’t like to feel like I’m playing football when I sit behind my drum set. But on the flip side of that, it’s also surreal when I’m playing with a band and I realize everything’s out of control; it’s too loud, it’s too fast, and then I look at the guitarist and he smiles and turns up his amp. Everyone in the place is dancing and sweat is pouring off my face on to my drums and cymbals. That’s one of those moments when everything is right with the world.

How has the NEPA music scene changed over the years?
MM: It has grown with many more young performers and better music education for those up-and-coming musicians. However, there has always been a good amount of creative musicians that played in cover bands, wedding groups, jazz quartets, blues bands, original singer songwriters, rock groups, country bands and so on. So, each generation offers their own spin and brand on what they are doing. This is why it never gets old in NEPA. We are lucky!

What are some of your favorite memories as a musician?
SK: Every time I sit down behind my drums I try to make it something special. It’s my own little yoga studio or meditation mat. If I’m in the right frame of mind, everything feels great and life’s problems wash away. Like anything else, sometimes you have to fake it, and on those gigs, it’s only okay. But when everything is cool and I’ve got my head on straight, there’s nowhere else I’d rather be than sitting behind my drum set.

What is the biggest challenge?
MM: Being consistent with each performance, and, of course, booking gigs.

What are your future goals for the band?
MM: Play great music. Perform as often as possible, and share our talents with so many wonderful music fans.
— samantha stanich

Clubs – August 3, 2017

Clubs – August 3, 2017

Thursday, August 3
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Line dancing with Chris and Darlene
Bart & Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
Bud’s Bar and Grill, 402 N. Main St., Archbald: Wade Preston
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Kartune
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: AJ the DJ
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Know Limit Trivia
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Karaoke
Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Tusk (Fleetwood Mac tribute)
The Olde Brook Inn, Route 307, Moscow: Tony Vergnetti
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Ber Lynn and Ruckzuck
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Famous
Sidney’s Lounge, 820 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Jazz Night with Mark Woodyatt
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Jackson Vee

Friday, August 4
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Vine Street
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Violet Sisters
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: LAF
Andy Gavin’s, 1392 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Paul Martin
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Jam Box
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Flirtin’ with Yesterday
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Mike Dougherty
Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville: DJ Marc Anthony, Mark DeMayo, John Consoli and
John Knight
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Liar, Liar
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Chuck Paul
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Gypsy Magic Duo
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Tony Vergnetti and Robby Walsh
The Olde Brook Inn, Route 307, Moscow: Dashboard Mary
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Paul’s Turn and the Orchid
Paradise Stream Resort, 6213 Carlton Road, Mount Pocono: Joe DeVito, Somethin’ Else
Pocono Palace Resort, 5241 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg: DJ Chris and comics Brad Lowery, Peyton Clarkson and Derrick Easton
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash with Jam Stampede
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Boomer Happy Hour with Frankie and Toby
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Q-Ball and Ron Schoonover
The VaudeVille Inn, 1259 Bryn Mawr St., Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Naomi
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton:
Light Weight
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Vic DiBitetto, Tom Daddario and Scott Bruce

Saturday, August 5
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Tom Waskevich
American Grill, 1320 Wyoming Ave., Exeter: Handsome Devils
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Greg Palmer
Benny’s Sports Bar, 1216 Main St., Peckville: FullCircle
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Curious Dog Duo
Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville: Comic Derrick Eason, Somethin’ Else and DJ Trex
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: Dance Party
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Dead Giveaway
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Falling from Eden, Ber Lynn and E57
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Paul Martin
The Olde Brook Inn, Route 307, Moscow: Last Call
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Giants of Science
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Famous
Paradise Stream Resort, 6213 Carlton Road, Mount Pocono: Bryd Pressley Band and comic John Knight
Pocono Palace Resort, 5241 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg: Ernie G Band and Joe Devito
Sidney’s Lounge, 820 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Alyssa Lazar
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Bosco and the Storm
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: John Smith and Molly Pitcher Path Duo
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Better Than Bad
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Vic DiBitetto, Tom Daddario and Scott Bruce

Sunday, August 6
Backdraft Sports Bar & Restaurant, 1256 Hamlin Highway, Lake Ariel: Dashboard Mary
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Gerard Demarco
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Jane Train Benefit Show
M&J’s Bar N Grill, 542 Wildcat Road, Olyphant: Marilyn Kennedy
The Olde Brook Inn, Route 307, Moscow: John & Kenny Duo
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: the Wanabees
The VaudeVille Inn, 1259 Bryn Mawr St., Scranton: Open Mic Night
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff

Monday, August 7
Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Poor Richard
Skyy Vu Deckbar at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Wilkes-Barre: Strawberry Jam
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: DJ APTRIK

Tuesday, August 8
The Olde Brook Inn, Route 307, Moscow: Riley Loftus
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Flatland Ruckus
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Streamside Karaoke

Wednesday, August 9
Bazil, 1101 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Marko Marcinko Jazz Trio
The Crimson Lion Hookah Lounge, 37 E. South St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: Open Mic with JR Huffsmith
The Olde Brook Inn, Route 307, Moscow: Mollie Edsell
Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Jam Band
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Speaker Jam Karaoke
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Of Good Nature and Elephants Dancing
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Live Music Wednesdays
Skyy Vu Deckbar at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Wilkes-Barre: Smoke on the Water featuring Marty Edwards & Heartbeat
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton:
Joe Cigan
Whiskey Dick’s, 308 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Trivia Night

Fab 5 – August 3, 2017

Fab 5 – August 3, 2017

  1. Wildcat Food & Spirits Inaugural Cornhole Tournament
    On Saturday, Aug. 5, from 11 a.m. to
    5 p.m., join in a unique social and competitive day of fun at the Wildcat Food & Spirits, 192 Main St., Olyphant.
    Early registration is $40 per team, or $60 per team the day of the event. Advance reservations are recommended to guarantee teams a spot.
    Organized in divisions with a double-elimination system, there will be cash and prizes awarded to the top three teams in each division. The tournament also features basket raffles, refreshments and food available for purchase.
    To sign up, visit nepacornhole.com or the NEPA Cornhole Facebook page.
  2. Dweezil Zappa Guitar Master Class
    Dweezil Zappa, American rock guitarist, actor and son of the late musician/activist/filmmaker Frank Zappa, will preview and teach some of his guitar concepts and techniques on Thursday, Aug. 3, at 3 p.m. at F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, prior to his show there later that night.
    The master class takes place in the Kirby Center’s lower level art gallery. Zappa’s music camp, titled “Dweezilla”, encourages attendees to break down barriors to musical creativity. Lessons are $75 and do not include admission to the concert.
    Tickets can be purchased at the box office, by calling 570-826-1100 or visiting kirbycenter.org.
  3. Jane Train Benefit Show
    Concerned fans and friends have organized a benefit show to support community activist and musician Janet Rains, professionally known as Jane Train, who recently was critically hurt in a car accident in Florida.
    The event begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, and will feature basket raffles, live music, drinks and food. The suggested donation is $10, but all donations will be accepted at the door of the Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton.
    For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.
  4. LCLS Passport Day at the Everhart
    Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, will host a free day for Lackawanna County Library System cardholders on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 1 to 4 p.m.
    Sponsored by the Lackawanna County Library System, activities include tours of the rocks and minerals
    gallery and a kid’s activity book on rocks and minerals. At 3 p.m., there will be a concluding presentation with photographs by artist Leela Baikadi and a lecture by glaciologist Jonathan Walton, who spent three years in Antarctica in the 1970s.
    For more information, visit everhart-museum.org.
  5. Wine In the Woods
    On Saturday, Aug. 5, Elmhurst-Roaring Brook Volunteer Fire Company hosts fundraiser Wine In the Woods.
    The 21-and-over event features live entertainment from Dashboard Mary and food and drinks available for purchase from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Elmhurst-Roaring Brook Picnic Grounds, G.C. Smith Street, Elmhurst Twp.
    Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 the day of the event, and designated driver admission is $5.
    For more information, call 570-468-4635.