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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’90s hitmakers Spin Doctors and Verve Pipe play Montage’s Mountainfest in Scranton on March 5

’90s hitmakers Spin Doctors and Verve Pipe play Montage’s Mountainfest in Scranton on March 5

From a press release: Spin Doctors, the New York City jam band that released chart-topping 1990s hits like “Two Princes” and “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong” from their Top 3 Billboard smash “Pocket Full of Kryptonite,” will headline the next Mountainfest at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Saturday, March 5 at 5 p.m. Another ’90s […]

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Rods drummer Carl Canedy brings metal solo project to Finnegan’s in Scranton on Jan. 27

Rods drummer Carl Canedy brings metal solo project to Finnegan’s in Scranton on Jan. 27

From a press release: In 2019, Carbondale-based drummer Carl Canedy, best known as a founding member of classic heavy metal band The Rods, played his first show with a new band formed around his solo project, simply called Canedy. Following their live debut in New York, they released an album together in 2020 called “Warrior” […]

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Briggs Farm hosts Fire House Concert Series in Nescopeck, starting with National Reserve on Jan. 29

Briggs Farm hosts Fire House Concert Series in Nescopeck, starting with National Reserve on Jan. 29

From a press release: Their next big blues festival isn’t until July, so as an extension of their mission to bring quality music acts to the region, Briggs Farm Concerts will host a monthly concert series at the Nescopeck Township Fire Hall in partnership with the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau. The first of four concerts in […]

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Scranton rocker Lily Mao and the Resonaters sign with Brooklyn label to release new EP

Scranton rocker Lily Mao and the Resonaters sign with Brooklyn label to release new EP

From a press release: Lily Mao and The Resonaters, a New York City rock group with roots in Northeastern Pennsylvania, have signed with Brooklyn record label A Diamond Heart Production to release a new EP later this year. The band is known for an original and exciting new sound that includes influences of punk, glam, […]

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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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Plains pop punks Into Sunday play EP release show at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on March 12

Plains pop punks Into Sunday play EP release show at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on March 12

From a press release: Wilkes-Barre music venue Karl Hall is reopening in January, which means Barnstorm Booking is returning as well. The local promoter’s first concert since February of 2020 will be a release show for “When It’s Over,” the new four-song EP by Plains pop punk band Into Sunday, on Saturday, March 12. “We’re […]

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Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre hosts New Year’s Eve Bash with DJ Tom Macari on Dec. 31

Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre hosts New Year’s Eve Bash with DJ Tom Macari on Dec. 31

From a press release: Dance the night away and welcome in 2022 while New York City’s own DJ Tom Macari spins funk, soul, ’80s, pop, hip-hop, and more at Mohegan Sun Pocono’s “New Year’s Eve Bash in the Ballroom” on Friday, Dec. 31. Starting at 9 p.m., partiers can bring their best dance moves to […]

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Los Angeles hardcore heavyweights Terror tear up Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 4

Los Angeles hardcore heavyweights Terror tear up Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 4

From a press release: After nearly two years, Karl Hall is finally ready to bring concerts back inside. The pandemic closed the intimate all-ages venue in March of 2020, and while it hosted online shows as well as a massive drive-in concert with the Mohegan Sun Arena, the downtown Wilkes-Barre building remained closed into 2021, […]