Rich Howells

Curry Donuts in Wilkes-Barre hosts free Halloween show and Trunk or Treat on Oct. 31

Curry Donuts in Wilkes-Barre hosts free Halloween show and Trunk or Treat on Oct. 31

For years, the Curry Donuts of South Pennsylvania Avenue in Wilkes-Barre has hosted free DIY concerts in its parking lot. In March, the coronavirus pandemic canceled the first shows of the season and kept the summer quiet, but now that government restrictions have loosened a bit, it will squeeze in at least one day of […]

 Rich Howells

Free DIY shows return to Curry Donuts parking lot in Wilkes-Barre on May 26

Free DIY shows return to Curry Donuts parking lot in Wilkes-Barre on May 26

Spring has sprung, and with the warmer weather comes the return of the Curry shows, held regularly throughout the summer in the parking lot of a Curry Donuts just outside of downtown Wilkes-Barre. Organized by Cody Novitski of Wilkes-Barre emo rock band Black Diamond, George Rittenhouse, and the Curry staff, these free DIY outdoor concerts […]

 Rich Howells

Can’t find an all-ages music venue? Throw a DIY show in a Curry Donuts parking lot!

Can’t find an all-ages music venue? Throw a DIY show in a Curry Donuts parking lot!

Young musicians improvise and keep the scene alive

The lack of all-ages venues for concerts in Northeastern Pennsylvania is an ongoing detriment to the local music scene, but when there’s a problem, you either adapt or die. As Derek Jolley of Social Loafers and Cody Novitski of Black Diamond have proven, the scene is alive and kicking ass. For the last few years, […]