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Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival returns with 90 films in-person at Opera House April 22-25

Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival returns with 90 films in-person at Opera House April 22-25

From a press release: Channeling “the rebellious spirit of the Molly Maguires,” the Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival challenges the boldest, most defiant filmmakers to present their work, shatter convention, and incite spirited debate. The festival credo is “eyes and minds wide open,” and they mean it. After canceling last year due to COVID-19, the […]

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Scranton bluesman Clarence Spady will release 1st album in 13 years, ‘Surrender,’ on May 21

Scranton bluesman Clarence Spady will release 1st album in 13 years, ‘Surrender,’ on May 21

From a press release: Today, Scranton blues singer/songwriter Clarence Spady announced an official release date for his highly anticipated new album on Nola Blue Records in Lancaster as well as a series of CD release shows. Due out May 21, “Surrender” is a strikingly personal collection of nine tracks, including seven original compositions. A retrospective […]

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Pittston author shares love of dinosaurs in ‘Dig: A Personal Prehistoric Journey’ virtual event on Jan. 21

Pittston author shares love of dinosaurs in ‘Dig: A Personal Prehistoric Journey’ virtual event on Jan. 21

From a press release: A love for dinosaurs doesn’t have to end after childhood – it can turn into a lifelong adventure. Pittston author Sam Chiarelli, who has dug for fossils in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Colorado, wrote a memoir, “Dig: A Personal Prehistoric Journey,” that serves as an intersection of his love of dinosaurs […]

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Clarence Spady pays tribute to fellow bluesman Lucky Peterson with ‘When My Blood Runs Cold’

Clarence Spady pays tribute to fellow bluesman Lucky Peterson with ‘When My Blood Runs Cold’

From a press release: Texas blues legend Lucky Peterson passed away on May 17 at age 55, so Clarence Spady paid tribute to his longtime friendship with the late guitarist/keyboardist on his own version of “When My Blood Runs Cold.” The Scranton-based bluesman first heard from Peterson perform the bone-chilling song from his 2000 album […]

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Clarence Spady pays tribute to Scranton roots with new ‘Electric City Band’ branding

Clarence Spady pays tribute to Scranton roots with new ‘Electric City Band’ branding

From a press release: Clarence Spady has long represented his hometown of Scranton as an acclaimed, internationally renowned blues musician. His recent signing to Nola Blue Records and plans for a new album in 2021 show a renewed focus on his musical legacy as an ambassador of Scranton. At the same time, Scranton has been […]

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Scranton bluesman Clarence Spady shares confessional new single ‘Surrender’

Scranton bluesman Clarence Spady shares confessional new single ‘Surrender’

From a press release: Today, acclaimed Pennsylvania bluesman Clarence Spady released “Surrender,” the debut single from his first album in 13 years. Not one to hide from the mistakes of his past, nor to let his guard down long enough for those demons to return, Spady was inspired to write “Surrender” after one of his […]

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VIDEO: Pa. metal band Tallah plays new album ‘Matriphagy’ inside horror attraction ‘Prison of the Dead’

VIDEO: Pa. metal band Tallah plays new album ‘Matriphagy’ inside horror attraction ‘Prison of the Dead’

From a press release: An original dose of fucked up and disturbing alt metal insanity, Tallah is exhilaratinghly fresh while incorporating nostalgic ’90s nu metal vibes. Vocalist Justin Bonitz is a man possessed, wildly careening from bloodcurdling shrieks to lightning-quick rap bars. Throw in electronic elements and almighty riffs, plus modern hardcore breakdowns and thundering […]

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Scranton bluesman Clarence Spady signs with Nola Blue Records, plans new single and album

Scranton bluesman Clarence Spady signs with Nola Blue Records, plans new single and album

From a press release: Today, Nola Blue Records in Lancaster announced the signing of acclaimed Pennsylvania bluesman Clarence Spady. A longtime fixture of the Northeast music scene, the Scranton-based singer, songwriter, and guitarist has been a regular performer at Greenwich Village’s iconic Terra Blues club, where he has been captivating travelers from all over the […]

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VIDEO: Pa. metal band Tallah releases ‘The Silo’ as ‘nu-core’ sound continues to gain fans

VIDEO: Pa. metal band Tallah releases ‘The Silo’ as ‘nu-core’ sound continues to gain fans

From a press release: Max Portnoy, son of ex-Dream Theater and Sons of Apollo drummer Mike Portnoy, founded his own band with Tallah. Musically, the Pennsylvania “nu-core” quartet is oriented towards modern bands like Code Orange, Slipknot, Korn, and Deftones, mixed with industrial elements. YouTuber and Hungry Lights songwriter Justin Bonitz handles the standout vocals, […]

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Lancaster rap rockers From Ashes to New come to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on July 13

Lancaster rap rockers From Ashes to New come to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on July 13

From a press release: It was announced today that Lancaster rap rock band From Ashes to New, known for recent hit singles like “Crazy” and “Through It All,” will perform at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Saturday, July 13 at 7 p.m. with special guests Palisades and Awake at Last. Tickets, which are $18 […]

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