Rich Howells

Captain, We’re Sinking’s Bobby Barnett goes country and plays solo at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on June 29

Captain, We’re Sinking’s Bobby Barnett goes country and plays solo at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on June 29

It has been four months since Scranton punk rock band Captain, We’re Sinking officially parted ways, but Bobby Barnett is carrying on as a solo musician, releasing a brand new album, “Steady Ache,” on March 30 that marks a new direction for the vocalist and guitarist. With teaching and life outside of music, Barnett doesn’t […]

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Local ladies read poetry for free at The Gathering Place in Clarks Summit on June 23

Local ladies read poetry for free at The Gathering Place in Clarks Summit on June 23

From a press release: Two Scranton writers will perform their poetry at The Gathering Place in Clarks Summit on Saturday, June 23 at 7 p.m. Aptly named “Two Local Ladies Read Poetry,” Laurel Radzieski and Daryl Sznyter will offer selections from their published works. Radzieski’s most recent work, “Red Mother,” is a book of short […]

 Rich Howells

All-female music festival Burning Roses Jamboree heats up Nay Aug Park in Scranton on July 28

All-female music festival Burning Roses Jamboree heats up Nay Aug Park in Scranton on July 28

The organizer of Scranton’s only all-female open mic is now organizing its only music festival featuring all women solo artists and female-led bands. On Saturday, July 28 starting at noon, the first-ever Burning Roses Jamboree will be held at Nay Aug Park in Scranton. The all-ages outdoor event is free and open to the public. […]

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Metal band Jinjer comes from Ukraine to Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on Aug. 1

Metal band Jinjer comes from Ukraine to Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on Aug. 1

From a press release: After opening for both Cradle of Filth and Arch Enemy earlier this year, Ukrainian metal band Jinjer will perform at the Irish Wolf Pub in downtown Scranton on Wednesday, Aug. 1 as one of their only North American shows this summer. Following their Philadelphia stop at Kung Fu Necktie on Tuesday, […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Scranton’s Motionless In White revisits Montage Mountain to recall Warped Tour memories

As the final Vans Warped Tour makes it way to Scranton, many local fans are reminiscing about the “good old days” of the annual touring festival, a period of time that varies depending on what generation they’re from. Everyone can probably agree, however, that it was a special event unlike any other, allowing kids to […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announces Blinded Passenger reunion and 30 more acts

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announces Blinded Passenger reunion and 30 more acts

From a press release: Scranton indie rock favorites Blinded Passenger will reunite at the fifth annual Electric City Music Conference after a two-year hiatus. While vocalist Patrick McGlynn and drummer Steve Werner often collaborate on acoustic solo and side projects, the reunion will bring the full band back together. “Reunions are always fun, so I […]

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Lackawanna Music Festival announces afterparty with Will Wood and American Opera in Scranton on July 7

Lackawanna Music Festival announces afterparty with Will Wood and American Opera in Scranton on July 7

From a press release: After postponing the Scranton date of their tour last month, a makeup date has been announced for New Jersey avant-garde pop/gypsy/experimental rock group Will Wood and the Tapeworms and Brooklyn folk rock band American Opera. Both acts will perform at the Irish Wolf Pub in downtown Scranton on Saturday, July 7 […]

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Comedic punk band Green Jelly returns to Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on June 17

Comedic punk band Green Jelly returns to Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on June 17

From a press release: After performing there last summer, Green Jellÿ will return to the Irish Wolf Pub in downtown Scranton on Sunday, June 17. Known for their sophomoric humor, theatrical performances, crazy costumes, and intentionally crude musicianship, Green Jellÿ will headline after opening sets from local rock bands Kali Ma and the Garland of […]

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43 artists display fragile cast iron artwork at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre June 2-July 2

43 artists display fragile cast iron artwork at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre June 2-July 2

From a press release: The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University presents “Solid Gone,” an exhibition of cast iron art, from Saturday, June 2 through Monday, July 2. The exhibit features 43 artists from around the world who push the limits of the medium. It is curated by Ben Woodeson, a British artist known for […]

 Rich Howells

After 4 years, The Vault Tap & Kitchen in Scranton will close on June 10

After 4 years, The Vault Tap & Kitchen in Scranton will close on June 10

After four years of food, drinks, and live music, The Vault Tap & Kitchen will close on Sunday, June 10, leaving the historic Electric City Bank building in West Scranton vacant once again. The announcement came late last night on the bar/restaurant’s Facebook page, citing the owners’ desire to move on to other ventures while […]

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