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 Rich Howells

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Thrill the World in Scranton, 10/25/14

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Thrill the World in Scranton, 10/25/14

For the first time ever, Scranton participated in the global zombie flash mob Thrill the World, not only to break the Guinness World Record for the “Largest Simultaneous Dance to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller,’” but to fundraise for the Scranton Cultural Center‘s Creative and Performing Arts Academy and the Matthew Flynn Memorial Scholarship. The numbers have […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Derek Jolley acoustic set, 10/24/14

PHOTOS: Derek Jolley acoustic set, 10/24/14

We published a set of photos yesterday from the Lila Ignite CD release show on Oct. 24 at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, but we didn’t forget about the first opener, the multi-talented Derek Jolley. As part of the Sherman Independent Rock Series, Jolley played a solo acoustic set to start off the night that […]

 Michelle Beck

PHOTOS: Lila Ignite CD release show, 10/24/14

PHOTOS: Lila Ignite CD release show, 10/24/14

Lila Ignite, a Binghamton, New York-based punk rock group that often plays in NEPA, released their third studio album, “Not Punk Rock,” on Friday, Oct. 24 at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, a show that garnered plenty of area support. “Not Punk Rock” is an ambitious double record produced by former drummer Scott Rasmussen and […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Bring the Heat, 10/18/14

PHOTOS: Bring the Heat, 10/18/14

After forming in 2009 and playing throughout the tri-state area, Bring the Heat took a few years off. When they came back from hiatus on Oct. 18 with new members and new music, they certainly lived up to their name and made a triumphant return. The Wilkes-Barre hardcore band was just one of several acts […]

 Alex Seeley

PHOTOS: GWAR, Decapitated, and American Sharks, 10/17/14

PHOTOS: GWAR, Decapitated, and American Sharks, 10/17/14

Even after the untimely passing of Dave Brockie, a.k.a. vocalist Oderus Urungus, the alien monster metal band known as GWAR has proven that they will forever be a threat to the human race with the “Eternal Tour,” which stopped at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Friday, Oct. 17. With vocal duties now shared between […]

 Michelle Beck

PHOTOS: Falling Hollywood and Those Clever Foxes, 10/17/14

PHOTOS: Falling Hollywood and Those Clever Foxes, 10/17/14

The Factory: Underground celebrated “Rocktober” on Friday, Oct. 17 with Erie’s Falling Hollywood, who came all the way from the other side of the state to share their alternative folk rock with Wilkes-Barre. Surrounded by Halloween decorations throughout the venue, local bands Those Clever Foxes and The Red Barons (not pictured, sorry) performed that night […]

 Michelle Beck

PHOTOS: Lila Ignite, Down to Six, and Those Clever Foxes, 10/12/14

PHOTOS: Lila Ignite, Down to Six, and Those Clever Foxes, 10/12/14

The Electric City Music Conference on Sunday, Oct. 12 gathered NEPA bands at 15 different venues across Scranton, Carbondale, and Olyphant, including The Keys in downtown Scranton, a regular home to original local music. Lila Ignite, Down to Six, and Those Clever Foxes, pictured below, were just three of eight bands to play on Sunday, […]

 Ken Jones

PHOTOS: The Russello Project, 10/12/14

PHOTOS: The Russello Project, 10/12/14

After taking home the Guitarist of the Year Award at the first annual Steamtown Music Awards, Charlie Russello and his instrumental trio, The Russello Project, rocked O’Leary’s Pub in Scranton on Sunday, Oct. 12 as part of the Electric City Music Conference. Featuring John Carpenetti on drums and Mike Bosi on bass and keys, The […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: FANtom Fest, 10/04/14

PHOTOS: FANtom Fest, 10/04/14

The first annual FANtom Fest was a festival created by fans, for fans, and it showed. Horror and pop culture film buffs were surrounded by vendors with unique wares – from original art to pumpkin carvings to edible horror icons – and celebrity guests who had never visited Northeastern Pennsylvania before. Held Oct. 3-5 at […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Retro Con, 09/27-28/14

PHOTOS: Retro Con, 09/27-28/14

If your parents never bought you that huge, expensive playset for your birthday as a kid or you wish you held onto some of your favorite childhood toys, Retro Con, held annually at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pennsylvania, will give you a second chance in both cases. The ever-growing two-day event, held […]