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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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The Rods’ entire heavy metal catalog will be reissued for 40th anniversary, starting with ‘Crank It Up’

The Rods’ entire heavy metal catalog will be reissued for 40th anniversary, starting with ‘Crank It Up’

After undergoing some major lineup changes earlier this year, heavy metal band The Rods are going back to their classic roots. High Roller Records, a German label that specializes in traditional heavy metal, will reissue all their music for the group’s 40th anniversary, starting with a new version of “Crank It Up” mixed by Fred […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton band catches a psychedelic Great Wave under the dreamy ‘Autumn Sun’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton band catches a psychedelic Great Wave under the dreamy ‘Autumn Sun’

“Avant pop. Dream alt. Noise folk. Psychedelic jazz punk.” These are some of the ways Great Wave describes their sound as it floats towards your ears and envelops you in an otherworldly atmosphere of beautiful and mysterious echoes. Much like these ethereal sounds and their enigmatic vibes, vocalist/guitarist Charles Davis gives cryptic answers when asked […]

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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 Comedy Club reopens in Dunmore with NYC comic Wellie Jackson on Nov. 28

Scranton Comedy Club reopens in Dunmore with NYC comic Wellie Jackson on Nov. 28

Before the coronavirus pandemic, the Scranton Comedy Club was on a roll, opening in a newly remodeled location with successful monthly shows until the statewide shutdown. Now, after months of delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, the club is coming back with a limited occupancy event at the Holiday Inn Scranton East in Dunmore on […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: High school nostalgia hits Scranton pop punks Anytime Soon in ‘Jelly Donut Season’

VIDEO PREMIERE: High school nostalgia hits Scranton pop punks Anytime Soon in ‘Jelly Donut Season’

COVID-19 prevented most people from having one of those fun summers with friends you never forget, but it didn’t stop Anytime Soon from recreating that feeling in their new music video, despite all the extra work it would take to produce during the pandemic. The Scranton-based band released their latest single, “Jelly Donut Season,” on […]

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Platinum singer Jesse McCartney plays free online concert for Marywood University students on Dec. 5

Platinum singer Jesse McCartney plays free online concert for Marywood University students on Dec. 5

From a press release: Platinum-selling singer, songwriter, and actor Jesse McCartney, who was recently seen as the runner-up on the third season of “The Masked Singer,” will play a private online concert for students of Marywood University in Scranton on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. The “Winter Concert” will be live streamed through a […]

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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 12 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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Wynton Marsalis leads Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra live at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Oct. 6

Wynton Marsalis leads Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra live at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Oct. 6

From a press release: This season, the Circle Drive-In Theatre has hosted live country and rock concerts, and next month, it will add jazz to its repertoire. It was announced over the weekend that the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet, led by Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis, is […]

 Rich Howells

Holiday Peeps and other Just Born candies from Bethlehem won’t be available until 2021

Holiday Peeps and other Just Born candies from Bethlehem won’t be available until 2021

Over the weekend, Just Born Quality Confections in Bethlehem revealed that its popular candies like Marshmallow Peeps, Mike and Ike, and Hot Tamales will not be available for Halloween or Christmas this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. While designated as an “essential business” by the state and federal government, Just Born temporarily suspended production […]

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