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YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Scranton alternative roots rock band Jung Bergo

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Scranton alternative roots rock band Jung Bergo
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Jung Bergo

City: Scranton, Pennsylvania

Genre(s): Alternative roots rock

Years active: 2009-present

Sounds like: Eccentric pop tunes with a musky yet familiar exterior. These are songs that make you feel like you’re visiting your grandparents’ house and smell like a dusty old photo album filled with photos from a time that never existed.

For fans of: Big Star, Wilco, My Morning Jacket, The Shins, Pavement, and “The Bends”-era Radiohead

Number of albums/EPs released: Two (full-length album “Thieves” in 2015 and single “I’m a Wreck” with B-side “Lonely Lonesome Blues;” also featured on “Brew Sessions” Vol. 1 and 2, available on Spotify)

Latest album/EP: “Everything New Is Old Again,” a new full-length album coming this May

Fun fact: In the early days of Jung Bergo, Dave Connors and Jeremy Burke originally wrote three albums worth of material loosely based on and inspired by Mitchell Hurwitz’ sitcom “Arrested Development.”

Online: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, ReverbNation, and

Upcoming shows:

April 16: Old Forge Brewing Company (298 Mill St., Danville), 8 p.m.-11 p.m.

April 21: Turkey Hill Brewing Company (991 Central Rd., Bloomsburg), 8 p.m.-10 p.m.

April 30: The Susquehanna Tavern (167 Susquehanna Ave., Exeter) with The ClamStompers, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

May 9: PA Live, tune in at 4 p.m. on WBRE-TV

May 14: The Backyard Ale House (523 Linden St., Scranton), “Everything New Is Old Again” CD release party with The Tony Halchak Band and Brad Parks, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

May 19: Peculiar Culinary Company (30 Center St., Hughestown), dinner and a concert, TBA

May 21: Fort Hill Brewing (30 Fort Hill Rd., Easthampton, MA), 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

May 25: Threes Brewing (333 Douglass St., New York) with The Tony Halchak Band, TBA

June 4: PNC Field (235 Montage Mountain Rd., Moosic), NEPA Food Truck Festival with Facing the Giants and Junk Drawer, noon-5 p.m.

June 18: Turkey Hill Brewing Company (991 Central Rd., Bloomsburg), “Brew Sessions Vol. 3” release with The Tony Halchak Band, Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen, The Mighty Susquehannas, Aaron Fink, Michi, Mime Tribes, Skip Monday, Ed Randazzo, and GillaWatts, all day

Photo by John Rocklin Photography

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