Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference in Scranton, 09/14-15/18

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference in Scranton, 09/14-15/18

Following the biggest turnout for the Steamtown Music Awards yet, the fifth annual Electric City Music Conference took over 13 venues across the Scranton area for the most massive weekend in local music on Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Sept. 15. Lineups featuring over 150 local and national acts in countless genres played in returning […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: ‘For Tommy: A Celebration of Life’ benefit at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, 08/12/18

PHOTOS: ‘For Tommy: A Celebration of Life’ benefit at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, 08/12/18

Every time there is a benefit or charitable cause raising funds in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the local music scene is always there to donate their time and talent, so when it came time to do so while honoring one of their own, they delivered in spades. Tommy Wynder, a loved and respected drummer, music teacher, father, […]

 Keith Perks

PRACTICE SPACE: These Idol Hands craft debut album in South Scranton basement

PRACTICE SPACE: These Idol Hands craft debut album in South Scranton basement

While I take photos regularly, it has been a while since I did any writing or interviews, and I wanted to change that. The idea for Practice Space was bouncing around in my head for several months, so while I had a little extra time, I decided to tackle it. Years ago, I interviewed bands […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Final Vans Warped Tour at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 07/26/18

PHOTOS: Final Vans Warped Tour at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 07/26/18

Thousands of local punk rock, indie, metal, and rap fans of several different generations said goodbye to the Vans Warped Tour when it made its last stop at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain on Thursday, July 26. Warped Tour mainstays like Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, Mayday Parade, Simple Plan, 3OH!3, Asking Alexandria, We […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 07/19-22/18

PHOTOS: Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 07/19-22/18

The spirit of The Allman Brothers Band was alive and well at the seventh annual Peach Music Festival, featuring former members of the festival-founding group as well as their children. Many skilled jam bands returned to the three stages at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain and the adjacent Montage Mountain Waterpark, and local fans were […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Coney Island Mermaid Parade in New York City (some images NSFW), 06/16/18

PHOTOS: Coney Island Mermaid Parade in New York City (some images NSFW), 06/16/18

A sea of roughly 800,000 spectators (and many fishy creatures) came ashore for the 36th annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade which, unlike last year’s rainy but still fun day, featured beautiful weather to complement its beautiful people of all ages and backgrounds marching in creative, colorful, and often revealing attire. Appropriately, the largest art parade […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Camp Rattler opening with Killcode, Kaleigh Baker, and more at Border Bar in Pittston, 06/09/18

PHOTOS: Camp Rattler opening with Killcode, Kaleigh Baker, and more at Border Bar in Pittston, 06/09/18

Camp Rattler has organized and hosted quality concerts all over Northeastern Pennsylvania, so when the local music promotion and production team announced that it would be camping out for the summer at the Border Bar in Pittston and opening its own outdoor beer garden there, it had to kick off with a major event. On […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Storm and tornado damage at Arena Hub Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Twp., 06/13/18

PHOTOS: Storm and tornado damage at Arena Hub Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Twp., 06/13/18

What has since been confirmed as a tornado with 130 mph winds touched down in Wilkes-Barre Township around the Arena Hub Plaza shopping center around 10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, completely destroying businesses and severely damaging others while overturning and tearing apart vehicles, knocking down trees and power lines, shattering windows, and tossing debris […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Manchester Orchestra, Kevin Devine, and Half Waif at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, 06/05/18

PHOTOS: Manchester Orchestra, Kevin Devine, and Half Waif at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, 06/05/18

Atlanta indie rockers Manchester Orchestra made their mark on the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Tuesday, June 5 as part of their A Black Mile to the Surface Tour, named after their latest album released nearly a year ago, with support by Brooklyn singer/songwriters Kevin Devine and Half Waif. While spanning their career, Manchester Orchestra’s […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Bullet for My Valentine, Trivium, and Toothgrinder at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, 05/18/18

PHOTOS: Bullet for My Valentine, Trivium, and Toothgrinder at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, 05/18/18

A little over a month before the release of their new album, Welsh metalcore band Bullet for My Valentine returned to the Sherman Theater on Friday, May 18 with fellow metal acts Trivium and Toothgrinder. They last performed at the Stroudsburg venue in 2013. Fresh off a tour with Avenged Sevenfold and Wilkes-Barre’s Breaking Benjamin, […]

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