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Allman Brothers/Grateful Dead tribute reopens Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on July 10

Allman Brothers/Grateful Dead tribute reopens Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on July 10

From a press release: The Peach Music Festival in Scranton has been postponed until 2021, but anyone who loves that music can attend the reopening of the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Friday, July 10. Steal Your Peach, a tribute to both The Allman Brothers Band and the Grateful Dead, will be […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw sign to Hopeless Records, release new single ‘Warn Me’

Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw sign to Hopeless Records, release new single ‘Warn Me’

On Thursday, Scranton indie rock band Tigers Jaw released their first new single in three years, “Warn Me,” and announced that they’ve signed to Hopeless Records, an independent label that serves as the current home of national acts like Taking Back Sunday, New Found Glory, Sum 41, The Used, Bayside, Circa Survive, Neck Deep, The […]

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Scranton Cultural Center announces new Director of Development Betsy McGrath Ardizoni

Scranton Cultural Center announces new Director of Development Betsy McGrath Ardizoni

From a press release: Today, the board of directors of the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple and its executive director, Deborah Moran Peterson, announced Betsy McGrath Ardizoni as the organization’s director of development. Ardizoni joined the Scranton Cultural Center as its development director in January. “As the organization embarks on capital projects to […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet will play both virtual and in-person concerts this summer

NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet will play both virtual and in-person concerts this summer

Whether you’re staying safely at home or venturing outside this summer, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jamgrass group Cabinet has a live concert experience for you. This weekend, the band will play two back-to-back webcast shows from Ardmore Music Hall in suburban Philadelphia that will be live streamed via nugs.tv. This first on Friday, June 26 will be a […]

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NEPA music venues join National Indie Venue Association to save industry and request funding

NEPA music venues join National Indie Venue Association to save industry and request funding

From a press release: Formed at the onset of the COVID-19 shutdown, the National Independent Venue Association now has nearly 2,000 members in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., including venues like Stage West in Scranton and State College, the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, and ArtsQuest’s Musikfest Cafe and […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton punk band The Menzingers record timely new version of ‘America’ to raise money for community bail funds

Scranton punk band The Menzingers record timely new version of ‘America’ to raise money for community bail funds

Last summer, Scranton punk band The Menzingers released a politically charged song called “America (You’re Freaking Me Out)” that continues to resonate nearly a year later. “We’re living in a pretty insane time, where all you can think about every single day is, ‘What the hell is going on with this country?’” vocalist/guitarist Greg Barnett […]

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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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WXPN offers live and prerecorded Philly concerts online after cancellation of XPoNential Music Festival

WXPN offers live and prerecorded Philly concerts online after cancellation of XPoNential Music Festival

From a press release: Philadelphia public radio station WXPN 88.5 FM is producing a summer-long slate of special music programming, with some replacing the WXPN live music events that its members and listeners typically enjoy each summer but have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. In place of its now-cancelled, annual three-day XPoNential Music […]

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Scranton Fringe Fest cancels Big Gay StorySlam, hosts online drag show with Pissi Myles instead

Scranton Fringe Fest cancels Big Gay StorySlam, hosts online drag show with Pissi Myles instead

From a press release: The Scranton Fringe Festival announced today that its popular Big Gay StorySlam scheduled for Saturday, June 6 at the Scranton Cultural Center has been canceled, but its host, drag queen Pissi Myles, will perform in a free Facebook Live stream that night instead. Scranton Fringe organizers wrote: Hello friends! With everything […]

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Scranton promoter brings heavy metal musicians together for pandemic relief song ‘No Road to Ruin’

Scranton promoter brings heavy metal musicians together for pandemic relief song ‘No Road to Ruin’

From a press release: With the world in a current state of lockdown, quarantine, and uncertainty due to COVID-19, positivity seems to be in short supply. And in the wake of the virus’ stranglehold on day-to-day activities as well as the global economy, music venues have closed, concerts have been canceled, and tours are postponed […]

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