Rich Howells

Disco Biscuits cancel 2021 Camp Bisco in Scranton, play City Bisco shows in Philadelphia instead

Disco Biscuits cancel 2021 Camp Bisco in Scranton, play City Bisco shows in Philadelphia instead

While the Peach Music Festival is going on as scheduled, it was announced today that The Pavilion at Montage Mountain’s other major music festival, Camp Bisco, will not be held in Scranton this year. On their social media pages, Philadelphia electronica/jam fusion band and festival founders The Disco Biscuits posted a message to fans saying […]

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Wilkes-Barre rockers Gods of Space break down new sci-fi album ‘Against a Falling Sky’ track by track

Wilkes-Barre rockers Gods of Space break down new sci-fi album ‘Against a Falling Sky’ track by track

On April 20, Wilkes-Barre sci-fi stoner rock band Gods of Space released an epic concept album titled “Against a Falling Sky.” Listeners can enjoy looking at the gorgeously detailed cover artwork of a spaceship breaking into pieces over the swirling atmosphere of a blue and green planet while hearing the soaring tenor voice of vocalist/guitarist […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Wilkes-Barre sci-fi stoner rockers Gods of Space stream album release show on May 28

EXCLUSIVE: Wilkes-Barre sci-fi stoner rockers Gods of Space stream album release show on May 28

A futuristic spaceship is flying gently through the stars, floating over a swirling blue and green planet surrounded by a thick atmosphere of gray and white gas. Suddenly, the crew is attacked by an unknown enemy that was hiding on board, leading to an action-packed fight and the eventual destruction of the vessel. Pieces of […]

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Peach Music Festival confirms 2021 lineup with Oysterhead and 60+ artists on July 4th weekend at Montage Mountain in Scranton

Peach Music Festival confirms 2021 lineup with Oysterhead and 60+ artists on July 4th weekend at Montage Mountain in Scranton

On Monday, nearly one year after the Peach Music Festival rescheduled its 2020 event to 2021, Live Nation announced that it is moving forward with the festival on Fourth of July weekend at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain and Montage Mountain Waterpark. Today, the majority of the lineup was confirmed, including the headliners scheduled for […]

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Scranton natives The Menzingers headline Philly Music Fest on Oct. 9-10

Scranton natives The Menzingers headline Philly Music Fest on Oct. 9-10

From a press release: Today, Philly Music Fest announced the lineup for its fifth annual event on Wednesday, Oct. 6 through Sunday, Oct. 10, and Scranton natives The Menzingers are on the top of the bill with two headlining performances. When describing Philly Music Fest, organizers say “our genre is Philly” because it features jazz, […]

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Front porches and bars in Scranton’s Hill Section will host free live music on May 15

Front porches and bars in Scranton’s Hill Section will host free live music on May 15

Through COVID-19 lockdowns, quarantines, and government regulations, the music scene has endured, and even with most restrictions lifting soon, some innovations from the past year or so are remaining. Scranton PorchFest debuted in March, transforming about 78 homes and businesses into colorful “floats” in lieu of the St. Patrick’s Parade, which was postponed due to […]

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Wilkes-Barre will hold ‘safe and scaled down’ Fine Arts Fiesta on Public Square May 14-16

Wilkes-Barre will hold ‘safe and scaled down’ Fine Arts Fiesta on Public Square May 14-16

Following a smaller version of the Cherry Blossom Festival at the beginning of the month, the city of Wilkes-Barre will present “a safe and scaled down” Fine Arts Fiesta on Public Square from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Friday, May 14 through Sunday, May 16. According to a message posted on the festival’s website, this year’s […]

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Peach Music Festival moving forward with 2021 event on July 4th weekend at Montage Mountain in Scranton

Peach Music Festival moving forward with 2021 event on July 4th weekend at Montage Mountain in Scranton

Local music fans and those who travel from across the country have been eagerly awaiting news on whether or not the Peach Music Festival would happen this year. Today, they received their answer in the form of a teaser image posted on social media. Simply saying “Coming soon to a mountain near you,” along with […]

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New live music series debuts on neighborhood porches in Scranton’s Hill Section on April 17

New live music series debuts on neighborhood porches in Scranton’s Hill Section on April 17

Scranton PorchFest debuted last month, transforming about 78 homes and businesses into colorful “floats” in lieu of the St. Patrick’s Parade, which was postponed due to COVID-19. One popular feature of this first-time event was musicians performing on various porches that attracted neighbors and socially distanced crowds who truly missed seeing live music over the […]

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Scranton PorchFest shares map of 78 homes and businesses participating from March 20-28

Scranton PorchFest shares map of 78 homes and businesses participating from March 20-28

The Scranton PorchFest has published an interactive map that marks all the creative locations participating in this first-ever event on Saturday, March 20 through Sunday, March 28. The annual St. Patrick’s Parade has moved from March to September due to COVID-19, so the theatrical organizers behind the Scranton Fringe Festival started PorchFest to encourage locals […]