Rich Howells

Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw play intimate acoustic show at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on May 31

Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw play intimate acoustic show at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on May 31

It was announced today that Scranton indie rock band Tigers Jaw will return to Northeastern Pennsylvania for a headlining acoustic performance at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, May 31. The intimate all-ages show will celebrate the eighth anniversary of music blog Highway 81 Revisited, which was founded in NEPA and continues to cover bands […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Breaking Benjamin’s Aaron Bruch honors Kurt Cobain with Nirvana cover on 25th death anniversary

Aaron Bruch, the bassist and backup singer for multi-platinum Wilkes-Barre rock band Breaking Benjamin, joined many fans and fellow musicians today in remembering Kurt Cobain on the 25th anniversary of the frontman’s death with an acoustic take on a classic Nirvana song. In his first upload to his new YouTube channel, Bruch posted a simple […]

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Iconic guitarist Tommy Emmanuel plays at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on July 17

Iconic guitarist Tommy Emmanuel plays at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on July 17

From a press release: It was announced today that Tommy Emmanuel – considered by many to be the world’s greatest acoustic guitarist – will perform at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, July 17 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $25, $35, $45, and $55, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, March […]

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Staind’s Aaron Lewis returns to Sands Bethlehem Event Center with acoustic country show on June 13

Staind’s Aaron Lewis returns to Sands Bethlehem Event Center with acoustic country show on June 13

From a press release: It was announced today that Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter Aaron Lewis, who is now known for his country music as well as his breakout hard rock band Staind, will return to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Thursday, June 13 at 8 p.m. with acoustic songs and stories on the State I’m […]

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Alt 92.1 hosts free acoustic show by lovelytheband at Stage West in Scranton on Jan. 27

Alt 92.1 hosts free acoustic show by lovelytheband at Stage West in Scranton on Jan. 27

From a press release: Hours before Alt 92.1 presents its second annual Snow Show at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Jan. 27, the local alternative radio station will bring Los Angeles indie pop group lovelytheband to Stage West in Scranton for a special acoustic set at 3 p.m. This is a free […]

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Blue October plays Alt 92.1 acoustic Christmas concert at The Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 7

Blue October plays Alt 92.1 acoustic Christmas concert at The Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 7

From a press release: It was announced this week that Scranton alternative rock radio station Alt 92.1 and Blue Moon will present an acoustic Christmas concert with platinum-selling Texas alt rock band Blue October at The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. The stripped-down holiday show will also feature English […]

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Country singers Rodney Atkins, Kip Moore, and more play Froggy 101’s Guitars & Stars in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 4

Country singers Rodney Atkins, Kip Moore, and more play Froggy 101’s Guitars & Stars in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 4

From a press release: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton country music radio station Froggy 101 (WGGY-FM) announced today that its bi-annual Guitars & Stars concert will return to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. with Rodney Atkins, Kip Moore, Clare Dunn, and Morgan Evans. This acoustic show allows country fans to sit […]

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REVIEW/PHOTOS: Lifer reunion in Wilkes-Barre brings back memories and underrated music

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Lifer reunion in Wilkes-Barre brings back memories and underrated music

For an hour and a half on Friday, Aug. 24, three former bandmates, a guest bassist, and a capacity crowd at Bart & Urby’s in Wilkes-Barre stepped back in time nearly 20 years to relive the era of nu metal and a special time in the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene when bars and clubs were […]

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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 […]

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Nick Coyle and Aaron Fink reunite for Lifer acoustic show in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 24

Nick Coyle and Aaron Fink reunite for Lifer acoustic show in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 24

Now about two decades removed from the era of nu metal, there’s no denying the impact the genre had on rock music, with many of those ’90s and early 2000s bands either fondly remembered or still active and touring today. As nostalgia currently rules the entertainment industry and bands revisit their seminal albums live on […]

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