Rich Howells

A Social State finds a little piece of ‘Heaven’

A Social State finds a little piece of ‘Heaven’

Scranton indie rockers release new album tomorrow

he small bar at the corner of Penn Avenue and Linden Street in downtown Scranton is often this noisy, with bands playing well into the night, but tonight, The Keys has no patrons – just four guys playing their hearts out to an empty room, practicing for one of their biggest shows to date. It’s […]

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PHOTOS: La Festa Italiana, Scranton, 08/30/14

PHOTOS: La Festa Italiana, Scranton, 08/30/14

If there’s one festival in Scranton that’s guaranteed to be a hit each and every year, it’s La Festa Italiana. The 39th annual event was packed shoulder to shoulder around Courthouse Square as we took in the sights, smells, tastes, and sounds, which included a lively set by Ray Massa’s EuroRhythms from Columbus, Ohio.

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Behind the Grey launch Indiegogo campaign to fund debut album

Behind the Grey launch Indiegogo campaign to fund debut album

Scranton metal band Behind the Grey started an Indiegogo campaign yesterday to fund their debut full-length album, offering some affordable perks to fans looking to help out. Aside from the usual MP3s, CDs, and signed merchandise, which range from $1 to $50, the band is asking $50 for a private lesson with any member, $100 […]

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Godsmack and Sherman Theater deal with fan Uproar over canceled performance

Godsmack and Sherman Theater deal with fan Uproar over canceled performance

Massachusetts hard rockers Godsmack canceled their headlining performance at the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival at Mount Airy Casino Resort on Saturday, and fans were not happy about it – particularly when other main stage acts played that night. The band cited “unforeseen production/technical issues with that stage itself” in a statement posted on their […]

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STREAMING: Blinded Passenger release title track from ‘The Electric’

STREAMING: Blinded Passenger release title track from ‘The Electric’

Formed in Scranton in 2006 by singer/songwriter Patrick McGlynn, Blinded Passenger has released a few EPs over the years and is finally ready to debut a full-length album, “The Electric,” this fall. In anticipation, the group – which features drummer Steve Werner, guitarist Stefan Ogonosky, and bassist Kevin Stone – released the title track from […]

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VIDEO: Watch the first 5 minutes of Lifetime’s ‘Saved by the Bell’ movie

Lifetime movies aren’t exactly known for their real-life accuracy, so it’s appropriate that the channel’s upcoming film, “The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story,” is based on Dustin “Screech” Diamond’s “Behind the Bell,” a book he admits was largely fabricated. The movie version, which supposedly tells the true story behind the popular NBC teen sitcom […]

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VIDEO: Menzingers’ Greg Barnett plays ‘Where Your Heartache Exists’ acoustic

The Menzingers’ guitarist/vocalist Greg Barnett stripped down “Where Your Heartache Exists” for the “Punk Goes Acoustic” series on Exclaim! TV, which can be viewed above. The song is the fourth track on “Rented World,” the band’s latest album that was released back in April. For those unfamiliar with the original version, listen to it here: […]

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VIDEO: Ice Bucket Challenge fail compilation

It may be hard to imagine anyone screwing up dumping a bucket of ice water over their head, but these people managed. While they may have failed, the campaign itself has been a big win. The viral videos, in which participants raise awareness and money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s […]

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VIDEO: Trey Anastasio Band covers Gorillaz at Peach Fest

The Trey Anastasio Band played the main stage two nights in a row at this year’s Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, but Anastasio had a special treat for those in attendance on Saturday, Aug. 16. He covered “Clint Eastwood” by Gorillaz, sharing vocal duties with Jennifer Hartswick. This may […]

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Breaking Benjamin returns from hiatus with new lineup

Breaking Benjamin returns from hiatus with new lineup

Breaking Benjamin, the most commercially successful rock band to come out of NEPA, announced their official return on Facebook and Twitter today, confirming a brand new lineup. The Wilkes-Barre group, which has sold more than five million albums in the U.S., has been on hiatus since 2010, when frontman Benjamin Burnley was dealing with health […]

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