ASSORTED DECLARATIONS BY STAFF WRITER
A Show Fit for a Legend
Don’t worry about a thing, ’cuz every little thing is gonna be alright this Saturday night in the Diamond City. The Subnotics will spread nothing but the good vibes during the Bob Marley Birthday Bash at The River Street Jazz Café, 667 N. River St., Plains on Feb. 9.
The all-star line-up of well-known musicians includes Kermit Alphonso, Robb Brown, Jay Stefanski, Mark Klepaski, Double D, Carl Krupa, Fares Houssein, Pete Terpak, Brian Feist and Angelo Miraglia. The show starts at 10 p.m. and tickets are $5 in advance (you can pre-order tickets at www.holdmyticket.com/event/129741) or $8 at the door.
The Falcon and the Showman
The Lackawanna College Marketing Club will present the Falcon Music Fest on Feb. 9 in the Mellow Theater, 501 Vine St., Scranton. The band MiZ will headline the night with Mile High Club serving as the opening act. All proceeds benefit the Lackawanna College Student-Athlete book program.
Marketing Club members recognized that economically disadvantaged student-athletes were struggling to purchase text books needed to further their education. The proceeds will help to purchase text books that will be stored in a library where the student-athletes will have access to them. A ticket includes admission to the concert as well as admission to one of two after parties. The first party takes place at the Lackawanna College Student Union and will feature a live DJ. The after party takes place at Posh, 404 North Washington Ave. and will feature an encore performance by Mile High Club. Doors open at 7 p.m. with show time at 7:30. Tickets are $22.50 for general admission.
When Justice Calls
Jason Gallagher and Justin Mazer of Leroy Justice are set to perform an acoustic show at The Bog, 341 Adams Ave., Scranton on Feb. 9 at 10 p.m. They’ll play acoustic versions of new and old Leroy Justice tracks as well as some of their favorite covers.
Expect to hear guitar-driven songs accompanied with a hefty dose of soul and keep your eyes peeled for the new Leroy Justice record, Above the Weather, set to be released April 23 on Elm City Music and EMI/Universal.
Get Thee to a Record Store
February is shaping up to be a nice little month of new music releases. Here are some records to look out for: Eels Wonderful, Glorious, Björk Bastards, Jim James Regions of Light and Sound of God, Spinto Band Cool Cocoon, and Misfits DeA.D. ALIVE! already hit record store shelves earlier this week. New records by Darwin Deez, Foals, Jamie Lidell, Mark Kozelek, (Like Rats and Live at Phoenix Public House Melbourne), Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Atoms for Peace, Johnny Marr, Bret Michaels and Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell round out the month.
Eat Your Heart Out
The Flaming Lips are at it again placing USB drives within edible anatomy (in the past, they have offered gummy brains, skulls and fetuses). Wayne Coyne and the boys have teamed up with Texas-based company Dude, Sweet Chocolate (www.dudesweetchocolate.com) to create some anatomically correct chocolate hearts. Each heart houses a USB stick, featuring a compilation from the Lips called Songs of Love. The hearts are made of “72 percent South American dark chocolate studded with hazelnut mini whoppers and waffle cone crunch.” Internet sales are almost sold out, but more hearts may be available just in time for Cupid’s arrival.
Here’s what’s in my headphones this week: Bob Dylan Tempest (Columbia) 2012