Rich Howells

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Scranton indie folk punk band Old Charades

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Scranton indie folk punk band Old Charades

Old Charades City: Scranton/Philadelphia Genre(s): Punk rock, indie rock, folk rock, alternative rock Years active: 2014-present Sounds like: “If Bruce Springsteen was 30 years younger and pissed off,” Old Charades is what he would sound like, according to bassist Tom Lopes, particularly if The Boss came from Scranton instead of New Jersey. They embrace that […]

 Rich Howells

Meet actor Charlie Sheen at Wizard World Comic Con in Philadelphia June 3-4

Meet actor Charlie Sheen at Wizard World Comic Con in Philadelphia June 3-4

It was announced today that actor, writer, and producer Charlie Sheen, who is as famous for starring in movies like “Platoon,” “Major League,” and “Wall Street” and television shows like “Two and a Half Men” as he is for his headline-grabbing personality, will be appearing at Wizard World Comic Con in Philadelphia on Saturday, June […]

 Rich Howells

STREAMING: Scranton indie rock band Tigers Jaw shows love for best friend ‘June’ in new song

STREAMING: Scranton indie rock band Tigers Jaw shows love for best friend ‘June’ in new song

Last month, Scranton indie rock band Tigers Jaw gave fans their first glimpse of “Spin,” their upcoming album and first for new label Black Cement Records. Revealing the cover art, tracklist, and a behind-the-scenes music video for the first single, “Guardian,” the record is set to come out on Friday, May 19, so with about […]

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Philly folk rock singer/songwriter Amos Lee plays Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on July 30

Philly folk rock singer/songwriter Amos Lee plays Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on July 30

From a press release: It was announced today that Philadelphia folk rock singer/songwriter Amos Lee will make his debut at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, July 30 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $29.50, $39.50, $49.50, and $59.50, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, March 31 at 10 a.m. and will […]

 Rich Howells

MUSIC VIDEO: Scranton’s Menzingers show the ups and downs of relationships ‘After the Party’

Scranton punk band The Menzingers have always had a knack for capturing the raw emotions wrapped up in the struggles of youth, particularly in love or lack thereof, and the new music video they released today for the title track of their latest album, “After the Party,” beautifully brings those feelings to life. Directed by […]

 Rich Howells

MUSIC VIDEO: Scranton’s Tigers Jaw debuts ‘Guardian’ from upcoming album ‘Spin’ ahead of U.S. tour

MUSIC VIDEO: Scranton’s Tigers Jaw debuts ‘Guardian’ from upcoming album ‘Spin’ ahead of U.S. tour

Despite a major lineup shakeup in 2014, losing three of their members, Scranton indie rock band Tigers Jaw has only become more popular since then with the release of “Charmer,” a critically acclaimed hit released through Run for Cover Records. Now the young duo of Ben Walsh and Brianna Collins is ready to debut their […]

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LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia building up to grand opening on April 6

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia building up to grand opening on April 6

From a press release: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia has announced the grand opening of the new attraction will be on Thursday, April 6 after a morning of festivities at the Plymouth Meeting Mall. Mayor of Philadelphia Jim Kenney was present for the announcement on Thursday to reveal the first Philadelphia landmark – Liberty Place – […]

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Wilco, Conor Oberst, and Hop Along play XPoNential Music Festival in Camden on July 28

Wilco, Conor Oberst, and Hop Along play XPoNential Music Festival in Camden on July 28

From a press release: WXPN 88.5 FM, the non-commercial, member-supported radio station of the University of Pennsylvania, has again teamed with promoter Live Nation to present performances at the BB&T Pavilion on the Camden, New Jersey waterfront as part of WXPN’s annual XPoNential Music Festival, presented by Subaru. Performing on Friday, July 28 at the […]

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Jimmy Eat World and Philly’s Beach Slang play at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on May 13

Jimmy Eat World and Philly’s Beach Slang play at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on May 13

From a press release: It was announced today that multi-platinum alternative rock band Jimmy Eat World will continue supporting their new album, “Integrity Blues,” with a spring tour with Philadelphia punk band Beach Slang that stops at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Saturday, May 13 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $27.50 in advance […]

 Rich Howells

Locally developed music app Tunefly goes on cross-country tour to find America’s best indie musicians

Locally developed music app Tunefly goes on cross-country tour to find America’s best indie musicians

Tunefly, the mobile music app created and developed in Northeastern Pennsylvania, may have just established its new Tunefly Studio in Kingston, but the local team behind it is preparing to hit the road for a national tour just like the musicians they feature every day in their app. From March 25 through April 8, Tunefly […]

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