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 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Live (original lineup) at Musikfest at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, 08/07/17

PHOTOS: Live (original lineup) at Musikfest at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, 08/07/17

Reuniting with singer Ed Kowalczyk and touring with their founding lineup for the first time since 2009, chart-topping alternative rock band Live headlined Musikfest on the Sands Steel Stage at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem on Monday, Aug. 7. The multi-platinum-selling rockers from York, Pennsylvania last played Musikfest back in 2002, and with the original group […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Dweezil Zappa at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 08/03/17

PHOTOS: Dweezil Zappa at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 08/03/17

Not even the looming threat of legal troubles could stop virtuoso guitarist Dweezil Zappa from playing his father Frank Zappa’s music at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Aug. 3. While embroiled in a copyright dispute with the Zappa Family Trust over his use of the Zappa name, Dweezil embarked on the Cease […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Rancid and Dropkick Murphys at Festival Pier in Philadelphia, 08/03/17

PHOTOS: Rancid and Dropkick Murphys at Festival Pier in Philadelphia, 08/03/17

Generations of punk rock fans gathered at the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia on Thursday, Aug. 3 for a concert that was decades in the making. After many years of history together, Rancid and Dropkick Murphys have embarked on the From Boston to Berkeley Tour, co-headlining a series of shows starting in Bangor, […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Gene Ween Does Billy Joel with Paul Green Rock Academy at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 08/05/17

PHOTOS: Gene Ween Does Billy Joel with Paul Green Rock Academy at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 08/05/17

Aaron Freeman may be known best as Gene Ween, the frontman of alternative rock band Ween from New Hope, Pennsylvania, but on Saturday, Aug. 5, he embodied a very different singer/songwriter for an intimate set of Billy Joel songs in the Chandelier Lobby of the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre. The night began with a […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Arts on the Square in Scranton with Start Making Sense, Rogue Chimp, Starbird, and more, 07/29/17

PHOTOS: Arts on the Square in Scranton with Start Making Sense, Rogue Chimp, Starbird, and more, 07/29/17

Last year, pouring rain swept Arts on the Square away, forcing Scranton’s largest arts festival to close down before it ever really got started. The fifth annual event on Saturday, July 29, however, was quite the opposite, bringing thousands downtown to enjoy over 100 vendors, live art demonstrations, a variety of food, family activities, and […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Peter Cetera of Chicago at Misericordia Under the Stars Summer Arts Festival, 07/29/17

PHOTOS: Peter Cetera of Chicago at Misericordia Under the Stars Summer Arts Festival, 07/29/17

Hit-making singer/songwriter Peter Cetera, best known as a Grammy Award-winning original member of Chicago before launching a successful solo career, headlined the Starlight Concert of Misericordia University’s annual Under the Stars Summer Arts Festival on Saturday, July 29 at the outdoor Wells Fargo Amphitheater in the center of its campus in Dallas. With over 1,700 […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Conor Oberst with Felice Brothers and Hop Along at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 07/27/17

PHOTOS: Conor Oberst with Felice Brothers and Hop Along at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 07/27/17

Backed by New York folk rock band The Felice Brothers, indie folk icon Conor Oberst played familiar and new material at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, July 27. Following an opening set by Philadelphia’s Hop Along, the 37-year-old singer/songwriter from Omaha, Nebraska largely performed selections from his latest solo albums, 2016’s “Ruminations” […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Camp Bisco at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 07/13-15/17

PHOTOS: Camp Bisco at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 07/13-15/17

In its 15th installment, Philadelphia electronica/jam fusion band The Disco Biscuits brought Camp Bisco back to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton for the third year, taking over three stages and Montage Mountain Waterpark for three wild nights of EDM music, laser light shows, art, camping, and nonstop partying on Thursday, July 13 through […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Vans Warped Tour at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 07/10/17

PHOTOS: Vans Warped Tour at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 07/10/17

In 23 years, the annual Vans Warped Tour has stopped in Scranton many times, but 2017 offered a surprising lineup that drew fans of all ages to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain on Monday, July 10. With over 60 bands like GWAR, Hatebreed, CKY, Anti-Flag, Sick of It All, Valient Thorr, The Ataris, Big D […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: 20th annual Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Nescopeck, 07/08/17

PHOTOS: 20th annual Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Nescopeck, 07/08/17

Earning a Keeping the Blues Alive Award from the Blues Foundation in Memphis, Tennessee earlier this year, the Briggs Farm Blues Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary on Thursday, July 6 through Sunday, July 9. Bringing 10,000 blues fans each year to the scenic hills of Nescopeck, the festival has featured over 130 artists from all […]