Scott Kucharski

PHOTOS: Steel Panther and Freddie Fabbri at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 09/12/20

PHOTOS: Steel Panther and Freddie Fabbri at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 09/12/20

Steel Panther is foul-mouthed, raucous, and offensive – and people love it. On Saturday, Sept. 12, fans drove from states away to see the ’80s glam metal parody band play up the raunchy conventions of the decade of excess at the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City, one of only two stops on the Fast […]

 Scott Kucharski

PHOTOS: Billy Strings drive-in concert at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, 09/11/20

PHOTOS: Billy Strings drive-in concert at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, 09/11/20

On Friday, Sept. 11, young bluegrass sensation Billy Strings and his band kicked off three consecutive nights of fun at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township that served as the opening of their national Meet Me at the Drive-In Tour. It was Strings’ first live show since March and the arena’s […]

 Scott Kucharski

PHOTOS: Marcus King Trio and Early James at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 09/06/20

PHOTOS: Marcus King Trio and Early James at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 09/06/20

The Marcus King Trio delivered a “Sunday night service” at the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City on Sept. 6, and rows of vehicles were eager to soak up the Southern rock sermon that served as the third stop of their Live at the Drive In Tour, which has several sold-out dates this month. Backed […]

 Scott Kucharski

PHOTOS: Aaron Lewis, Nate Hosie, and Ben Danaher at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 08/30/20

PHOTOS: Aaron Lewis, Nate Hosie, and Ben Danaher at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 08/30/20

Since the coronavirus pandemic shut down live music indoors across the area, the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City has been at the forefront of keeping concerts live outside, hosting local opening acts for summer drive-in events and teaming up with Stage West in Scranton, DamnMillennial Promotions, and SLP Concerts for a series of national […]

 Scott Kucharski

PHOTOS: Almost Queen and Philadelphia Freedom at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, 07/17/20

PHOTOS: Almost Queen and Philadelphia Freedom at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, 07/17/20

If “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting,” Friday night is for “Killer Queen.” Following a massive kickoff with local bands the night before, the “Live from the Lot” summer concert series continued rocking the parking lot outside the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township on Friday, July 17 with two popular tribute bands. […]

 Scott Kucharski

PHOTOS: Mountainfest with Gin Blossoms and Tom Petty Appreciation Band at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 03/07/20

PHOTOS: Mountainfest with Gin Blossoms and Tom Petty Appreciation Band at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 03/07/20

It took a little while for the multi-platinum alternative rock band from Tempe, Arizona to adjust to the cold of Montage Mountain in Scranton, but Gin Blossoms still happily headlined the fifth annual Mountainfest in winter coats on Saturday, March 7. It helped that they received a warm welcome from the bundled up crowd who […]

 Scott Kucharski

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Bob Mould rips through Hüsker Dü and solo songs in passionate Bethlehem set

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Bob Mould rips through Hüsker Dü and solo songs in passionate Bethlehem set

A packed room at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem was treated to a unique performance from one of alternative music’s most widely acclaimed influences on Sunday, Jan. 26. Bob Mould, who is best known for his work as the lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist for ’80s and ’90s punk/alternative rock bands Hüsker Dü and Sugar, played […]

 Scott Kucharski

PHOTOS: Jason Isbell and Kevin Morby acoustic at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 12/19/19

PHOTOS: Jason Isbell and Kevin Morby acoustic at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 12/19/19

Americana singer/songwriter Jason Isbell returned to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Dec. 19, but this time, he left his band back home and just stripped things down to the essentials. Only his guitarist in the 400 Unit, Sadler Vaden, joined the Alabama native on stage in front of the plain blue curtain […]

 Scott Kucharski

PHOTOS: Disturbed and In This Moment at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, 10/05/19

PHOTOS: Disturbed and In This Moment at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, 10/05/19

“My brothers and sisters, my blood… speak to me!” Disturbed vocalist David Draiman yelled as the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza echoed with screams on Saturday, Oct. 5. It’s been 19 years since the release of the Chicago heavy metal band’s quadruple-platinum debut album, but Wilkes-Barre proved it’s still down with “The Sickness” at […]

 Scott Kucharski

At Peach Fest, Stephen Marley talks creativity, family, and witnessing the power of music

At Peach Fest, Stephen Marley talks creativity, family, and witnessing the power of music

One of the highlights of the 2019 Peach Music Festival was an afternoon set by Stephen “Ragga” Marley, son of the legendary Bob and Rita Marley. Stephen and his band took the stage early on Saturday, July 27 and eased the crowd into what would be a long day of music with a 17-song set […]