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 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Blackberry Smoke and Nick Perri at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 09/13/20

PHOTOS: Blackberry Smoke and Nick Perri at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 09/13/20

Blackberry Smoke was forced to postpone their Spirit of the South Tour until 2021, but that hasn’t stopped the Georgia-based band from hitting the road to perform wherever they can in these strange times. Their Live at the Drive In Tour, which expanded into the Drive-Ins & Distancing Tour as more dates were added, stopped […]

 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 […]

 Rich Howells

‘Behind the Mask’ of melodic metal band The Aegean – the making of the music video in Scranton

‘Behind the Mask’ of melodic metal band The Aegean – the making of the music video in Scranton

This year has required a different approach to just about everything. In The Aegean’s case, it completely changed how the band creates and operates – for the better. It’s a Sunday afternoon and heavy metal music can be heard outside through the walls of The V-Spot in Scranton, but the bar hasn’t been open in […]

 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. […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Jim Gaffigan: Drive-Thru Comic at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, 07/18/20

PHOTOS: Jim Gaffigan: Drive-Thru Comic at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, 07/18/20

Grammy-nominated comedian Jim Gaffigan put the keys in the ignition of his Drive-Thru Comic Tour on July 12 in New Jersey and, just a few days later, he rolled into the parking lot of Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township. Hundreds of people pulled up to socially distanced parking spots to hear […]

 Rich Howells

REVIEW/PHOTOS: ‘Come Together’ benefit concert represents the best of NEPA music and resilience

REVIEW/PHOTOS: ‘Come Together’ benefit concert represents the best of NEPA music and resilience

For those who love local music, last Thursday was like a long-overdue family gathering after a hard year. And while it has only been about four months since bars, restaurants, and music venues shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, it has felt like a year for many musicians and their friends who come out […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Black Lives Matter protest on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, 06/03/20

PHOTOS: Black Lives Matter protest on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, 06/03/20

“We are not rebels. We are patriots and we are fighting tyrants.” Increasing in numbers each day, the Black Lives Matter protests continued on Public Square in downtown Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, June 3 with chants of “I can’t breathe!” and “No justice, no peace!” At its peak, an estimated 600 people gathered to hear black […]

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