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Ska punks Big D and the Kids Table return to River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on May 20

Ska punks Big D and the Kids Table return to River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on May 20

From a press release: It was announced today that Boston’s ska punk stalwarts Big D and the Kids Table will be supporting the recent release of “Do Your Art,” their first album of new material in nearly a decade, with a North American headlining tour. “If you have been at home stuck in lockdown, wishing […]

 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 […]

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Shinedown, Pretty Reckless, and Diamante bring ‘Revolution’ to Giant Center in Hershey on April 15

Shinedown, Pretty Reckless, and Diamante bring ‘Revolution’ to Giant Center in Hershey on April 15

From a press release: Hailed for their high-octane live shows, multi-platinum rock band Shinedown has announced their second headlining North American outing for 2022, The Revolution’s Live Tour, with special guests The Pretty Reckless and Diamante. Kicking off April 1 in Spokane, Washington and produced by Frank Productions, the 24-date trek will see the acclaimed […]

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Metal legends Overkill and Prong thrash the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on March 19

Metal legends Overkill and Prong thrash the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on March 19

From a press release: Thrash metal icons Overkill and fellow heavy metal legends Prong will storm the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Saturday, March 19. Doors at the Sherman (524 Main St., Stroudsburg) open at 6 p.m., and the all-ages concert starts at 7 p.m. Tickets, which are $20 in advance or $25 at the […]

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Scranton emo rockers The Maguas stay ‘Evergreen’ on heartbreaking new EP

Scranton emo rockers The Maguas stay ‘Evergreen’ on heartbreaking new EP

From a press release: After building anticipation for months, releasing singles one by one, The Maguas debuted their full five-song EP “Evergreen” today as well as a new music video for the opening track, “Sour Hands.” The emo-leaning alternative rock outfit once again teamed up with director Alex Zarek to create a stunning video performance […]

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Wilkes-Barre hardcore band Cold World returns with 2 NYC shows with War Hungry Feb. 25-26

Wilkes-Barre hardcore band Cold World returns with 2 NYC shows with War Hungry Feb. 25-26

From a press release: Today, Wilkes-Barre hardcore outfit Cold World announced their official return with two back-to-back shows in New York City with fellow heavy W-B band War Hungry. On Friday, Feb. 25, they’ll both share the stage at Saint Vitus Bar (1120 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY) with Glitterer, the post-punk solo project of Title […]

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Menzingers vocalist Greg Barnett announces first solo album with title track and music video

Menzingers vocalist Greg Barnett announces first solo album with title track and music video

From a press release: Today, Greg Barnett, co-vocalist/guitarist of Scranton punk band The Menzingers, announced his debut solo album, “Don’t Go Throwing Roses in My Grave,” will be released digitally and on CD Feb. 18 via Epitaph Records. The album, which is presented under the name Gregor Barnett, will also be available on vinyl on […]

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Misericordia Players modernize Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Nov. 11-14

Misericordia Players modernize Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Nov. 11-14

From a press release: The Misericordia Players acting troupe will present a modern-day version of the William Shakespeare classic “Much Ado About Nothing” on Thursday, Nov. 11 through Sunday, Nov. 14 in the Lemmond Theater on the Misericordia University campus in Dallas. Rebecca Steinberger, Ph.D., professor of English at Misericordia, is the program director of […]

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’80s rockers Skid Row and Warrant return to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Feb. 25, 2022

’80s rockers Skid Row and Warrant return to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Feb. 25, 2022

From a press release: It was announced today that glam metal bands Skid Row and Warrant, who both had multi-platinum hits in the late 1980s and ’90s, will perform at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. Ted Poley of Danger Danger, known for ’80s hits like “Naughty Naughty” and “Bang Bang,” […]

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B Street Band, the original Bruce Springsteen tribute, returns to Stage West in Scranton on Oct. 29

B Street Band, the original Bruce Springsteen tribute, returns to Stage West in Scranton on Oct. 29

From a press release: It was announced this week that The B Street Band, the original Bruce Springsteen tribute act, will perform at Stage West in Scranton on Friday, Oct. 29. The band, which has local ties and claims the title of the “longest-running tribute band in the world,” will return to the venue after […]