Rich Howells

Title Fight signs to new label, starts recording new record

Title Fight signs to new label, starts recording new record

Anti- Records, a sister label of Epitaph Records, announced today that they have signed Kingston’s Title Fight. The label’s roster includes Tom Waits, The Antlers, Neko Case, Dr. Dog, Glen Hansard, and Wilco, according to a press release. The band was previously signed to SideOneDummy Records. “Our ability to choose our own path regardless of […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton Prohibition play to premiere at Lackawanna Historical Society

Scranton Prohibition play to premiere at Lackawanna Historical Society

Considering the city’s current reputation, it may be difficult to imagine Scranton without booze, but history buffs will take locals back to that dark time next month. On Sunday, Aug. 10, the Slocum Hollow Historians will present “Scranton Dry,” a short play about Prohibition-era Scranton at the Lackawanna Historical Society, announced in a press release […]

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STREAMING: A Social State release new single ‘Aging Egomaniac’

STREAMING: A Social State release new single ‘Aging Egomaniac’

Scranton indie rockers A Social State released the first single from their upcoming second full-length album today, the sorrowful yet catchy “Aging Egomaniac.” The song is streaming now on YouTube (embedded below) and can be purchased on the group’s Bandcamp, where the lyrics have also been posted: The new record, “How To Get To Heaven,” […]

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VIDEO: Motionless In White introduce The Misfits at AP Music Awards

Introduced as “Scranton, Pennsylvania’s own Motionless In White,” frontman Chris Motionless and bassist Devin “Ghost” Sola represented the Electric City at the inaugural Gibson Brands Alternative Press Music Awards last night, held at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. They announced a live performance of the current incarnation of […]

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PHOTOS: Scranton Comic Con, 07/20/14

PHOTOS: Scranton Comic Con, 07/20/14

The Scranton Comic Con was held once again at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel (700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton) on Sunday, July 20. For information on the next convention, visit the America’s Most Wanted Comics & Collectibles website.

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VIDEO: Real Life Peter Griffin performs stand-up in character

Cosplayer Robert Franzese, who calls himself “The Real life Peter Griffin” due to his uncanny resemble to the “Family Guy” character, recently went viral after performing stand-up comedy as Peter at The Great Allentown Comic Con on Saturday, July 16. A video of the hilarious performance, where he recreates some of Peter’s best lines and […]

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STREAMING: Langor uploads two unreleased demo songs

STREAMING: Langor uploads two unreleased demo songs

It’s been a long time since we’ve heard from Langor, but that’s understandable – Brian Langan has been so busy playing bass in Needle Points and guitar/bass in Sweatheart in Philadelphia while DJing the Panked! dance parties back in his hometown of Scranton that he probably hasn’t had time to record anything new under his […]

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Zappa on Zappa – Dweezil Zappa plays the music of his father Frank in Wilkes-Barre on July 11

Zappa on Zappa – Dweezil Zappa plays the music of his father Frank in Wilkes-Barre on July 11

The name “Zappa” is instantly recognizable to older music fans, but Dweezil Zappa, son of the late, great Frank Zappa, found that many younger listeners were growing up not knowing who his father was or what his groundbreaking art did for music, so Zappa Plays Zappa was born. Eight years later, Dweezil (along with his […]

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ARCHIVES: Fans and band members relive the ’80s through Headbanger’s Ball in Wilkes-Barre on April 18

ARCHIVES: Fans and band members relive the ’80s through Headbanger’s Ball in Wilkes-Barre on April 18

Drummer Johnny Dee’s address may be in Conshohocken, but he rarely resides there. For the last month, he’s toured through South America and has been on a cruise “rocking out on a boat in the Caribbean for a couple days,” and he wouldn’t have it any other way. He’s been perpetually on tour since his […]

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ARCHIVES: The ‘Sounds’ of SUZE, Kingston’s jazz, funk, and blues band

ARCHIVES: The ‘Sounds’ of SUZE, Kingston’s jazz, funk, and blues band

For a band with a funny name that was formed “by accident,” SUZE has become a purposeful creative outlet for Adam McKinley and his bandmates and one of the area’s favorite rock acts. Founded in Kingston seven years ago, a friend he attended Penn State with asked if he would play a party for him […]