Playing with fire – Jukebox the Ghost set for ALT 92.1 show at Scranton Iron Furnaces

With a band name like Jukebox the Ghost, one would assume there is a deep story behind it. “It’s one of those stories that’s a little more disappointing than it should be,” vocalist and pianist Ben Thornewill admitted. “We had a previous band name that we didn’t like....

Up Close & Personal – The Kimchi Dude

Some people may know Randy Ryan as “Rein Beau,” a name that stemmed from his first business. To others, though, he is known as “the Kimchi Dude,” his business name and brand identity for homemade, healthful foods. He recently opened a stand in the Marketplace at...

Strike the ripe note Peach Music Festival lets fans, acts branch out

The Peach Music Festival feels perfectly ripe in its seventh year. The weekend-long concert series has refined its palette of offerings each summer, but even for diehards who have attended since it first broke ground at the Pavilion at Montage Mountain in 2012,...

Scranton’s Slapjaw marks 20 years of energetic music

Since bursting onto the local music scene two decades ago, Slapjaw has become an indelible fixture in the heavy metal/hardcore pantheon of Northeast Pennsylvania. As the Scranton band gears up for a headlining show to mark its 20th anniversary, guitarist/bassist Jerry...
Jam camp Festival opens season at Pavilion at Montage Mountain

Jam camp Festival opens season at Pavilion at Montage Mountain

Camp Bisco music festival features acts ranging from EDM to jam music to hip-hop to rock. Started in the late ’90s as the brainchild of the Disco Biscuits, a Philadelphia-born jam band, Bisco found a home in Northeast Pennsylvania in 2015. The festival returns to the...

Sounds – July 12, 2018

Sounds – July 12, 2018

COMEBACKS AND KICK-OFFS BELLY — ‘Dove’ THE GOOD: New England alt-rockers Belly reforms and releases its third album (and first in over two decades). THE BAD: Nope. THE NITTY GRITTY: With Tanya Donelly still in front of the band’s most prominent lineup, Belly picks up...

Fab 5 – July 12, 2018

Fab 5 – July 12, 2018

1. ‘Wit’ Actors Circle presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, “Wit,” starting this weekend. The production runs Thursdays, July 12 and 19, through Saturdays, July 14 and 21, at 8 p.m., and Sundays, July 15 and 22, at 2 p.m. at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence...

Clubs – July 12, 2018

Clubs – July 12, 2018

Thursday, July 12 Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Graces Downfall Bart & Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Open Mic with Big Al and Billy Edwards Border Bar, 170...

Concerts – July 12, 2018

Concerts – July 12, 2018

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre Tickets: 570-826-1100 Josh Blue, Thursday, July 12 Dion, Friday, July 27 Yanni, Tuesday, July 31 Blues Traveler, Wednesday, Aug. 1 Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and Beth Hart Band, Thursday, Aug. 2 Foghat and Savoy Brown, Saturday, Sept. 1...