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 Jason Riedmiller

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Limp Bizkit ‘Still Sucks?’ Wilkes-Barre fans beg to differ at fun, crowd-pleasing concert

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Limp Bizkit ‘Still Sucks?’ Wilkes-Barre fans beg to differ at fun, crowd-pleasing concert

What does the ’90s most divisive band do when they’ve passed middle age? Well, they embrace their “Dad Vibes” and keep on rollin’, baby. On Saturday, May 7, following performances by $NOT, Wargasm UK, and Scowl, vocalist Fred Durst meandered onto the stage of the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township in […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Mountainfest with Spin Doctors and Verve Pipe at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 03/05/22

PHOTOS: Mountainfest with Spin Doctors and Verve Pipe at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 03/05/22

With weather just cold enough for skiing yet warm enough to enjoy an outdoor concert, Montage Mountain in Scranton hosted its seventh annual Mountainfest on Saturday, March 5. As Hershey-based brewery Tröegs Independent Brewing served up the beer, skiers and other winter sports enthusiasts hit the slopes or tried pond skimming in front of an […]

 Scott Kucharski

PHOTOS: Dropkick Murphys, The Bombpops, and The Rumjacks at Santander Arena in Reading, 02/21/22

PHOTOS: Dropkick Murphys, The Bombpops, and The Rumjacks at Santander Arena in Reading, 02/21/22

Over the last two years, Dropkick Murphys held some of the best live streams of any band stuck inside during quarantine, but nothing compares to seeing them in person, especially leading up to their favorite holiday. This year, thankfully, the Celtic punk band was able to bring back their annual St. Patrick’s Day Tour, starting […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Life of Agony and Dog Eat Dog at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, 01/29/22

PHOTOS: Life of Agony and Dog Eat Dog at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, 01/29/22

In 1993, when grunge ruled radio and MTV, there was an underground scene thriving in New York City, North Jersey, Northeastern Pennsylvania – hardcore punk, quickly known just as hardcore. It was a mix of equal parts punk rock and heavy metal, with the influence of hip-hop, but that’s an approximation. There was no real […]

 Guest Contributor

PHOTOS: Karl Hall reopening with Raw Brigade in Wilkes-Barre, 01/25/22

PHOTOS: Karl Hall reopening with Raw Brigade in Wilkes-Barre, 01/25/22

From the depths of downtown Wilkes-Barre, Karl Hall rose again. For the first time in nearly two years, the small basement music venue was able to let patrons through its doors for an indoor show that was as raw as its headliner. Raw Brigade, a Colombian straight edge group, performed with local hardcore bands Ripped […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: ‘The Office’ star Brian Baumgartner at Backyard Ale House in Scranton, 11/18/21

PHOTOS: ‘The Office’ star Brian Baumgartner at Backyard Ale House in Scranton, 11/18/21

The Scranton party doesn’t stop when Brian Baumgartner is in town. The actor who portrayed the lovable Dunder Mifflin accountant Kevin Malone on the hit NBC sitcom “The Office” visited the real Electric City on Thursday, Nov. 18 to sign copies of his new book, but this was no stiff literary event. After stops at […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: WWE SmackDown at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, 10/29/21

PHOTOS: WWE SmackDown at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, 10/29/21

They may have been a few days early for Halloween, but the colorful tights, big personalities, and dramatic theatrics of the WWE Superstars topped anything you could possibly see trick-or-treating that weekend. After going virtual last year, “Friday Night SmackDown” was finally able to return to the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre […]

 Ken Jones

REVIEW: Russello Project transports Scranton crowd to another world with introspective tunes

REVIEW: Russello Project transports Scranton crowd to another world with introspective tunes

It was a cool autumn night in downtown Scranton, and I entered Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club shivering not from the cold, but anticipation. Due to the ever-long pandemic and the trials and tribulations of raising a newborn at the same time, Saturday, Sept. 25 would be my first time attending a live music performance in […]

 Scott Kucharski

PHOTOS: Judas Priest and Sabaton at Santander Arena in Reading, 09/08/21

PHOTOS: Judas Priest and Sabaton at Santander Arena in Reading, 09/08/21

The legendary Judas Priest kicked off their U.S. Firepower Tour in Wilkes-Barre in 2018, and they returned to Pennsylvania on Wednesday, Sept. 8 to begin their 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour at the Santander Arena in Reading. The madness of opening night started with Swedish heavy metal band Sabaton and their raucous 12-song set featuring […]

 Scott Kucharski

PHOTOS: Skillet and Switchfoot at Spyglass Ridge Winery in Sunbury, 08/28/21

PHOTOS: Skillet and Switchfoot at Spyglass Ridge Winery in Sunbury, 08/28/21

Most fans gathered at the Spyglass Ridge Winery on Saturday, Aug. 28 probably didn’t realize it at the onset, but vocalist John Cooper of the headlining act Skillet eventually informed them during a break between songs that he was “fairly sure” this was the first time his band ever played with their good friends Switchfoot […]

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