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Original ‘Friday the 13th’ star brings metal band First Jason back to Finnegan’s in Scranton on March 24

Original ‘Friday the 13th’ star brings metal band First Jason back to Finnegan’s in Scranton on March 24

From a press release: Chicago heavy metal/punk band First Jason, fronted by singer and actor Ari Lehman, who played the role of young Jason Voorhees in the classic 1980 horror film “Friday the 13th,” will return to Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club in Scranton on Thursday, March 24. Wilkes-Barre’s own horror rockers All the Damn Vampires […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Mountainfest with Spin Doctors and Verve Pipe at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 03/05/22

PHOTOS: Mountainfest with Spin Doctors and Verve Pipe at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 03/05/22

With weather just cold enough for skiing yet warm enough to enjoy an outdoor concert, Montage Mountain in Scranton hosted its seventh annual Mountainfest on Saturday, March 5. As Hershey-based brewery Tröegs Independent Brewing served up the beer, skiers and other winter sports enthusiasts hit the slopes or tried pond skimming in front of an […]

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Experimental indie funk duo Paris Monster performs at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on April 8

Experimental indie funk duo Paris Monster performs at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on April 8

From a press release: Experimental indie funk rockers Paris Monster are coming from New York City to play the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Friday, April 8. Their acclaimed live performances are truly something to behold. Jambase wrote, “It was the opening set from Paris Monster that literally dropped the jaws of both […]

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Breaking Benjamin tours the country with Alice in Chains and Bush on Aug. 10-Oct. 8

Breaking Benjamin tours the country with Alice in Chains and Bush on Aug. 10-Oct. 8

From a press release: It was announced today that multi-platinum-selling bands Alice in Chains and Breaking Benjamin will come together for the first time for a co-headlining tour with special guests Bush to put on a memorable night of rock music across the country, making it “one of the hottest tours of the summer.” Produced […]

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Bestselling humorist David Sedaris gives free talk and signs books at Scranton Cultural Center on March 31

Bestselling humorist David Sedaris gives free talk and signs books at Scranton Cultural Center on March 31

From a press release: In early 2020, the Lackawanna County Library System announced that bestselling author David Sedaris, whose personal essays and humorous social commentary have earned him recognition as one of America’s greatest living humor writers, would deliver the American Masters Lecture that year. The pandemic delayed those plans a few times, but tickets […]

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Scranton Cultural Center hosts Parade Day Party with Celtic rockers Kilrush on March 12

Scranton Cultural Center hosts Parade Day Party with Celtic rockers Kilrush on March 12

From a press release: As Scranton’s St. Patrick’s Parade returns to its rightful place in March this year, the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple will once again participate in the festivities. Outside, the parade steps off at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, so the Cultural Center’s annual Parade Day Party will begin […]

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Live Nation brings back $199 Lawn Pass for 30 venues, including Montage Mountain in Scranton

Live Nation brings back $199 Lawn Pass for 30 venues, including Montage Mountain in Scranton

From a press release: Today, Live Nation announced that its Lawn Passes will return for the 2022 summer concert season and be available at 30 different venues. With this limited edition pass, fans can attend concerts at their local amphitheater all summer long, including select sold-out shows. First introduced in 2018, the Lawn Pass can […]

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NYC band Wild Pink headlines night of indie folk rock at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on April 28

NYC band Wild Pink headlines night of indie folk rock at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on April 28

From a press release: It was announced this week that New York City indie folk rock act Wild Pink will perform at Karl Hall in downtown Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, April 28. Two of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s own indie folk/Americana bands, Joe Burke & Co. from West Pittston and Noxen from Wyoming County, will open the all-ages […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton alt rock band University Drive supports Cold on full U.S. tour

Scranton alt rock band University Drive supports Cold on full U.S. tour

Over the last few days, gold-certified alternative rock band Cold, best known for hits like “Stupid Girl” and “Just Got Wicked,” has announced their coast-to-coast Black Sunday Tour, and Scranton’s own alt rockers University Drive will be sharing stages with them on every date. UD toured the country with Cold in 2019 as one of […]

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Old Wilkes-Barre train station boards new life as Luzerne County Visitors Bureau

Old Wilkes-Barre train station boards new life as Luzerne County Visitors Bureau

From a press release: A 154-year-old building on the outskirts of downtown Wilkes-Barre that spent time as a historic train station and even a nightclub has reopened after more than a decade, welcoming residents and visitors alike as the new home of Visit Luzerne County. Opening to the public on Feb. 14, the remodeled office […]