Chris Hughes

‘Pokémon Go’ catching on across NEPA – a local guide to the addictive mobile app game

‘Pokémon Go’ catching on across NEPA – a local guide to the addictive mobile app game

It’s the year 2016, I’m almost 32 years old, and I can’t quit walking around Scranton to catch freaking Pokémon. Call it the fever dream of my 14-year-old self come to life, but the augmented reality experience provided by the new Niantic/Pokémon Company mobile app, “Pokémon Go,” is slowly and steadily taking over my life. […]

 Chris Hughes

PHOTOS: Fuzz 92.1 Cardboard Box Sled Derby at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 02/28/16

PHOTOS: Fuzz 92.1 Cardboard Box Sled Derby at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 02/28/16

A bear, dragon, shark, Minecraft pig, pirate ship, and a makeshift Jamaican bobsled were among the homemade cardboard vessels that rocketed, dragged, and flipped their way through the first-ever Fuzz 92.1 Cardboard Box Sled Derby held at Montage Mountain on Sunday, Feb. 28. Nearly two dozen participants constructed homemade sleds using only cardboard, tape, string, […]

 Chris Hughes

CONCERT REVIEW: Postmodern Jukebox thrills nearly sold-out crowd with old school flair at Lackawanna College in Scranton

CONCERT REVIEW: Postmodern Jukebox thrills nearly sold-out crowd with old school flair at Lackawanna College in Scranton

What happens when you combine about a dozen superbly talented musicians, some of the biggest pop hits from the last three decades rearranged as jazz and doo-wop standards, and one of the dopest hype men to pick up a tambourine in years? If you ask the nearly 900 people that saw them perform at Lackawanna […]

 Chris Hughes

Vinyl records and the mystery of ‘Hey Sandy:’ In-depth with Mark Mulcahy of Polaris

Vinyl records and the mystery of ‘Hey Sandy:’ In-depth with Mark Mulcahy of Polaris

Nickelodeon's 'Pete and Pete' house band tours through New York and Philadelphia May 15-16

For part of his musical career, Mark Mulcahy had lived under the specter of being the frontman for Miracle Legion. These days, it may be more likely to see him listed as the voice of Polaris, the house band for Nickelodeon’s “The Adventures of Pete and Pete.” The success of a band that never truly […]

 Chris Hughes

PHOTOS: Rhythm of the Dance at Lackawanna College in Scranton, 03/05/15

PHOTOS: Rhythm of the Dance at Lackawanna College in Scranton, 03/05/15

With the St. Patrick Parade right around the corner, the Irish spirit came to Scranton a little early this year in the form of “Rhythm of the Dance” at the The Theater at Lackawanna College on Thursday, March 5. Telling a 1,000-year-old story through a mix of traditional Irish step dance and modern technology, the […]

 Chris Hughes

CONCERT REVIEW: ’90s nostalgia rules during sold-out Polaris show in Philadelphia

CONCERT REVIEW: ’90s nostalgia rules during sold-out Polaris show in Philadelphia

There’s a strange kind of magic that happens when a band that existed solely in the realm of one of your favorite childhood shows appears as a real, viable touring act for the first time 20 years later. Wave after wave of nostalgia filled the space inside Johnny Brenda’s (1201 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia) on Friday, […]

 Chris Hughes

VIDEO GAME REVIEW: Hey! Listen! ‘Hyrule Warriors’ is addictive tribute to Zelda franchise

VIDEO GAME REVIEW: Hey! Listen! ‘Hyrule Warriors’ is addictive tribute to Zelda franchise

They say admitting you have a problem is the first step to overcoming it. Well, my name is Chris, and I’m addicted to “Hyrule Warriors.” Having never played a “Dynasty Warriors” title or spinoff of the popular hack-and-slash franchise before, I can admit that I wasn’t initially drawn to the gameplay displayed in its all […]

 Chris Hughes

PHOTOS: U.S. Navy Band Commodores, 10/30/14

PHOTOS: U.S. Navy Band Commodores, 10/30/14

The U.S. Navy Band Commodores marched into the Theater at Lackawanna College in Scranton for a concert on Thursday, Oct. 30, providing a night of free jazz music to the public. First formed in 1969, the Navy’s premier jazz ensemble, currently made up of 18 members, has been performing big band jazz across the nation […]

 Chris Hughes

The 10 most important things we learned today about ‘Super Smash Bros.’ for Wii U

In one of its ongoing instant information session series titled Nintendo Direct, the House of Mario revealed a truckload of details about the upcoming “Super Smash Bros.” for Wii U during a 50-Fact Extravaganza this evening, Oct. 23. Not all 50 (which were actually 53 by the end of the video) were earth-shattering. Classic mode, […]

 Chris Hughes

Nintendo 3DS ‘Super Smash Bros.’ sells 2.8 million units, Wii U version out Nov. 21

Nintendo 3DS ‘Super Smash Bros.’ sells 2.8 million units, Wii U version out Nov. 21

From a press release: Strong launches in the Americas, Europe, and Australia have propelled the cumulative sales total for “Super Smash Bros.” for Nintendo 3DS to more than 2.8 million sold worldwide. This first-ever portable installment of the game has resonated both with fans and critics, and its initial sales set Nintendo up for a […]