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 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Jordan Ramirez & The Tribe and Doghouse Charlie at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, 08/04/18

PHOTOS: Jordan Ramirez & The Tribe and Doghouse Charlie at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, 08/04/18

A week after NEPA Scene premiered three trippy music videos that gave local music fans an early listen to the band, Jordan Ramirez & the Tribe made their headlining debut at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Saturday, Aug. 4 with their friends Doghouse Charlie. Known for his soulful voice and funky guitar […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene comedy night with Thomas the Red and friends at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre, 07/28/18

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene comedy night with Thomas the Red and friends at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre, 07/28/18

Thomas the Red, the world’s only stand-up comedy viking, conquered Season 6 of the NEPA Scene Rising Talent open mic and talent contest at The V-Spot in Scranton by coming in first place in the Finals Showcase on Tuesday, June 26, so as part of the grand prize, he headlined a night of comedy and […]

 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 […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2018 Peach Music Festival Edition

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2018 Peach Music Festival Edition

I had fun last year, so I decided to return to the Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22 to photograph a few live bands, review Cabinet’s only show of 2018 and, of course, take a few portraits of some random and familiar […]

 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 […]

 Jason Riedmiller

CONCERT REVIEW: Cabinet makes triumphant hometown return to Peach Music Festival in Scranton

CONCERT REVIEW: Cabinet makes triumphant hometown return to Peach Music Festival in Scranton

When Cabinet began their “indefinite hiatus” following their New Year’s Eve show at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, it seemed that the popular Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jamgrass band would break a streak. Cabinet may be the only band to have played every Peach Music Festival since its inception in 2012. They are definitely the only group […]

 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 […]

 Alex Seeley

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: WWE SmackDown live at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, 07/17/18

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: WWE SmackDown live at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, 07/17/18

Following WWE Extreme Rules in Pittsburgh on Sunday, the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza witnessed the fallout of the pay-per-view event on Tuesday, July 17 when “WWE SmackDown Live” returned to the Wilkes-Barre venue for the first time since the historic 900th episode of the pro-wrestling series in 2016. Broadcast live to the world, […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: 2018 Steamtown Music Award nominees announced in 37 categories

EXCLUSIVE: 2018 Steamtown Music Award nominees announced in 37 categories

Last night, the Electric City Music Conference held an announcement party at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant for the third year, revealing all the nominees for the 2018 Steamtown Music Awards, including those in new categories added this year. ECMC producers Joe Caviston and Ken Norton read off all the nominees between live […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Briggs Farm Blues Festival with Mike Farris, Selwyn Birchwood, National Reserve, and more, 07/07-08/18

PHOTOS: Briggs Farm Blues Festival with Mike Farris, Selwyn Birchwood, National Reserve, and more, 07/07-08/18

After winning a Keeping the Blues Alive Award from the Blues Foundation in Memphis, Tennessee last year, the Briggs Farm Blues Festival proved once again why it’s deserving of those accolades at its 21st annual event on Thursday, July 5 through Sunday, July 8. With perfect weather and a strong lineup showcasing the diversity of […]

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