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Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre selling excess equipment and inventory on Sept. 25

Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre selling excess equipment and inventory on Sept. 25

From a press release: On behalf of the Luzerne County Convention Center Authority, the ASM Global staff at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township will host an “excess inventory sale” on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 7 a.m.-11 a.m. inside the venue’s West Gate entrance. The arena will have gently used furniture, […]

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Ghost and Volbeat return to Giant Center in Hershey for co-headlining concert on Feb. 8, 2022

Ghost and Volbeat return to Giant Center in Hershey for co-headlining concert on Feb. 8, 2022

From a press release: Today, the theatrical heavy metal Grammy Award winners Ghost and multi-platinum Danish rock band Volbeat announced a 2022 co-headlining arena tour with special guests Twin Temple that is coming to cities like Pittsburgh, Newark, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Houston, and Phoenix. Co-produced by Live Nation and Frank Productions, the 26-date tour kicks […]

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Wilkes-Barre metalcore band Mind Power ‘Grounded’ in harsh reality in new lyric video

Wilkes-Barre metalcore band Mind Power ‘Grounded’ in harsh reality in new lyric video

From a press release: In January, Wilkes-Barre metal/hardcore band Mind Power released one of the heaviest records of 2021, aptly named “Self Torture.” Featuring vocals from Robert Meadows, the ex-frontman of Philadelphia metalcore band A Life Once Lost, and a lineup that includes former members of Ligeia and Wilkes-Barre bands Dead End Path and Bring […]

 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 […]

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Candlebox, feat. Pittston guitarist Brian Quinn, unleash new album ‘Wolves’ and pack up for tour

Candlebox, feat. Pittston guitarist Brian Quinn, unleash new album ‘Wolves’ and pack up for tour

From a press release: Today, multi-platinum post-grunge band Candlebox, which currently features Pittston native Brian Quinn on lead guitar, unleashed a new album called “Wolves” on all major streaming platforms as well as CD and vinyl. Produced by Dean Dichoso at the legendary Henson Studios in Los Angeles, California, this is the Seattle-based rockers’ seventh […]

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Alt rockers Cold feature NEPA musicians on national tour from Sept. 16-Nov. 22

Alt rockers Cold feature NEPA musicians on national tour from Sept. 16-Nov. 22

From a press release: Cold was originally founded in Jacksonville, Florida in 1986 and later became known for hits like “Stupid Girl” and “Just Got Wicked” in the early 2000s, but when vocalist/guitarist Scooter Ward reformed the gold-certified alternative rock band a few years ago after a hiatus, he began working on a new album […]

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The Badlees reunite for inaugural Pittston Prohibition on Sept. 19

The Badlees reunite for inaugural Pittston Prohibition on Sept. 19

From a press release: It has been eight years since local legends The Badlees performed a full set with their entire lineup, so anticipation is building for a brand new event that will reunite the Selinsgrove roots rock band. The inaugural Pittston Prohibition will poke fun at its playful name by bringing all kinds of […]

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Bret Alexander of The Badlees will be immortalized as hologram for futuristic performances

Bret Alexander of The Badlees will be immortalized as hologram for futuristic performances

From a press release: Michael Jackson. Tupac Shakur. Frank Zappa. Ronnie James Dio. Whitney Houston. Roy Orbison. The list of dead musicians whose holograms have performed for live audiences continues to grow, so how long will it be before an artist from Northeastern Pennsylvania is immortalized? Not long, according to The Mediatwist Group. The digital […]

 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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EXCLUSIVE: Scranton alt rockers The Boastfuls ‘Medicate’ with emotional and aggressive single

EXCLUSIVE: Scranton alt rockers The Boastfuls ‘Medicate’ with emotional and aggressive single

Today, Scranton alternative rock band The Boastfuls released their second single, “Medicate,” on all major streaming platforms. The song speaks about the frustration of relying on medication, trying to discover the true root of a problem, and explaining the emptiness that dependency leaves on everyone around it. It is for anyone that has dealt with […]