Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Wilkes-Barre St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 03/12/17

PHOTOS: Wilkes-Barre St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 03/12/17

Much like the Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade the day before, the turnout to the 37th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, March 12 was hindered by the bitter cold weather that preceded the record-setting snowfall of Winter Storm Stella. You can’t keep the Irish spirit down, however, so the parade marched on. […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade, 03/11/17

PHOTOS: Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade, 03/11/17

As light flurries blew through and temperatures dropped to their lowest numbers in years, some questioned whether or not the 2017 Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade would march on or be delayed. The parade committee posted their very Irish response on Facebook the night before: We have been receiving a lot of questions this morning about […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Dropkick Murphys, Interrupters, and Blood or Whiskey at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, 02/21/17

PHOTOS: Dropkick Murphys, Interrupters, and Blood or Whiskey at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, 02/21/17

Much like Scranton does every year, Celtic punk band Dropkick Murphys celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early with their annual St. Patrick’s Day Tour, which kicked off in 2017 with a raucous concert at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Tuesday, Feb. 21. On the shit-kickin’ heels of their latest release, “11 Short Stories of Pain […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Every Time I Die, Harm’s Way, and Eternal Sleep at Planet Trog in Whitehall, 02/02/17

PHOTOS: Every Time I Die, Harm’s Way, and Eternal Sleep at Planet Trog in Whitehall, 02/02/17

Every Time I Die kicked off their Low Teens Tour, named after the Buffalo, New York metalcore band’s latest album, in Pennsylvania with a show in State College on Feb. 1, following it up with a crazy concert on Thursday, Feb. 2 at Planet Trog Entertainment Complex in Whitehall, a laser tag center with a […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Twenty One Pilots, Judah & the Lion, and Jon Bellion at PPL Center in Allentown, 01/24/17

PHOTOS: Twenty One Pilots, Judah & the Lion, and Jon Bellion at PPL Center in Allentown, 01/24/17

Just four years ago, Twenty One Pilots were playing the small, now-defunct Crocodile Rock Cafe in Allentown as an opening act. On Tuesday, Jan. 24, the “schizoid pop” duo packed the huge PPL Center down the street with over 10,000 fans. “There was like 12 people there, but those people told some other people and […]

 Keith Perks

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Clutch, Mariachi El Bronx, and Mike Dillon Band at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, 12/29/16

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Clutch, Mariachi El Bronx, and Mike Dillon Band at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, 12/29/16

For years, I kept hearing about Clutch. “Check them out, you’ll love them,” I was told. So, yeah, I’m a little late to the game, but I became a fan. Early in 2016, I started to listen to them. Little by little, I found myself with their music playing in the background as I edited […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: The Ataris, Clever Clever, E57, and Condition Oakland at The Leonard in Scranton, 12/01/16

PHOTOS: The Ataris, Clever Clever, E57, and Condition Oakland at The Leonard in Scranton, 12/01/16

Just before two sold-out back-to-back shows at the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia with MxPx, pop punk band The Ataris kicked off their winter tour at The Leonard Theater in downtown Scranton on Thursday, Dec. 1, marking the first time in years that a national touring band without local ties has graced The Leonard’s historic […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Low Cut Connie, Shilpa Ray, and Karikatura at Bowery Ballroom in New York, 12/02/16

PHOTOS: Low Cut Connie, Shilpa Ray, and Karikatura at Bowery Ballroom in New York, 12/02/16

After playing there back in April, Philadelphia rock ‘n’ roll band Low Cut Connie returned to The Bowery Ballroom in New York City to bring the house down again with Brooklyn cabaret punk powerhouse Shilpa Ray and NYC-based roots pop band Karikatura on Friday, Dec. 2. It was a great mix of original music to […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Brand New, The Front Bottoms, and Modern Baseball at PPL Center in Allentown, 11/11/16

PHOTOS: Brand New, The Front Bottoms, and Modern Baseball at PPL Center in Allentown, 11/11/16

Long Island alternative rock band Brand New may be breaking up in 2018, but something still rages inside them, as they proved to a huge crowd on Friday, Nov. 11 at the PPL Center in Allentown. Following opening sets by Modern Baseball and The Front Bottoms, the latter featuring a setup that turned the arena […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Grant Williams CD release party with Behind the Grey and Katie Kelly at Thirst T’s, 10/14/16

PHOTOS: Grant Williams CD release party with Behind the Grey and Katie Kelly at Thirst T’s, 10/14/16

It’s not often that you hear a solo bass album, and it’s even less frequent to see a live show that revolves around the bass, so we just had to attend Grant Williams’ early release party for his debut album, “Suspended Animation,” at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant on Friday, Oct. 14. Wilkes-Barre […]

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