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PHOTOS: Rally for Refugees and Immigrants on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, 02/04/17

PHOTOS: Rally for Refugees and Immigrants on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, 02/04/17

Just a few months ago, Donald Trump packed the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza with supporters who helped him flip Wilkes-Barre and Luzerne County from blue to red, securing Pennsylvania for the then-presidential candidate and the Republicans. Now, just two weeks into his presidency, hundreds gathered in the heart of the city a few […]

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PHOTOS: Gatos Blancos (members of Cabinet, American Babies) at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, 01/20/17

PHOTOS: Gatos Blancos (members of Cabinet, American Babies) at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, 01/20/17

An exciting new musical side project with local origins made its Northeastern Pennsylvania debut at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Friday, Jan. 20. Based in Vermont, Gatos Blancos is made up of members of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jamgrass band Cabinet (Pappy Biondo and Dylan Skursky) Philadelphia psychedelic indie rockers American Babies (Justin Mazer and […]

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PHOTOS: Bayside acoustic show at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre, 08/22/16

PHOTOS: Bayside acoustic show at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre, 08/22/16

Currently on tour with Scranton’s The Menzingers, Bayside stopped in their tourmates’ hometown area to play a free acoustic release show for their new album, “Vacancy,” at the Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on Monday, Aug. 22. Performing stripped down versions of “The Ghost,” “Mary,” and “Pretty Vacant” from that record, which was released on […]

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PHOTOS: Mock Sun, Umbriel, Quoth, Zayre Mountain, and The Gary Goblins in Stroudsburg, 01/30/16

PHOTOS: Mock Sun, Umbriel, Quoth, Zayre Mountain, and The Gary Goblins in Stroudsburg, 01/30/16

Hectic Management and Promotions organized another diverse night of original local music on Saturday, Jan. 30, this time at The Living Room in the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg. Dubbed “Rogue Synergy,” the night mixed several different types of rock with heavy electronic music, featuring eclectic performances by Mock Sun, Umbriel, Quoth, Zayre Mountain, and The […]

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PHOTOS: Big Time Wrestling at the Lackawanna College Student Union Gym in Scranton, 06/05/15

PHOTOS: Big Time Wrestling at the Lackawanna College Student Union Gym in Scranton, 06/05/15

There was a line running out the door to get into the Lackawanna College Student Union Gymnasium on Friday, June 5, and for good reason – wrestling had finally returned to the building formerly known as the Scranton Catholic Youth Center. Well-known WWE superstars like Bret “The Hitman” Hart, Rob Van Dam, Sabu, Jerry Sags, […]

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PHOTOS: Susquehanna Breakdown at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 05/08-09/15

PHOTOS: Susquehanna Breakdown at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 05/08-09/15

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre bluegrass outfit Cabinet released their latest album, “Celebration,” in March, and by May, they held their biggest celebration yet. In conjunction with Live Nation, the third annual Susquehanna Breakdown took over The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on May 8-9 and turned it into a family-friendly festival camping ground with Americana, roots, bluegrass, […]

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PHOTOS: Cabinet at Higher Ground in Vermont, 01/31/15

PHOTOS: Cabinet at Higher Ground in Vermont, 01/31/15

Northeastern Pennsylvania bluegrass band Cabinet finished up their Mid-Winter Tour on a high note at Higher Ground in South Burlington, Vermont on Saturday, Jan. 31. Calling the venue “one of our favorite spots in the US of A for sure” on their Facebook page, it may have been a long drive home for the homegrown […]

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PHOTOS: ‘Bill Withers Live at Carnegie Hall’ All-Star Tribute at the River Street Jazz Cafe, 01/23/15

PHOTOS: ‘Bill Withers Live at Carnegie Hall’ All-Star Tribute at the River Street Jazz Cafe, 01/23/15

A handful of the most talented musicians in the area paid tribute to the “Troubadour of Soul” on a snowy Friday night at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, performing their own take on “Bill Withers Live at Carnegie Hall.” Withers, best known for songs like “Lean on Me,” “Just the Two of Us,” […]

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PHOTOS: Turbo Suit at the River Street Jazz Cafe, 01/16/15

PHOTOS: Turbo Suit at the River Street Jazz Cafe, 01/16/15

Turbo Suit, a live electronic dance music three-piece formerly known as Cosby Sweater, sent the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains into the stratosphere on Friday, Jan. 16 with support from local producer/DJ Conscious Pilot. Starting in 2015, the Indianapolis trio officially changed into its Turbo Suit after the sexual assault allegations against comedian Bill […]