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Candlebox, feat. Pittston guitarist Brian Quinn, unleash new album ‘Wolves’ and pack up for tour

Candlebox, feat. Pittston guitarist Brian Quinn, unleash new album ‘Wolves’ and pack up for tour

From a press release: Today, multi-platinum post-grunge band Candlebox, which currently features Pittston native Brian Quinn on lead guitar, unleashed a new album called “Wolves” on all major streaming platforms as well as CD and vinyl. Produced by Dean Dichoso at the legendary Henson Studios in Los Angeles, California, this is the Seattle-based rockers’ seventh […]

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Hexagon Project celebrates 15 years of activist artwork with Scranton exhibit on Sept. 10

Hexagon Project celebrates 15 years of activist artwork with Scranton exhibit on Sept. 10

From a press release: If the years 2020 and 2021 have taught people anything, they have reminded everyone of the importance of community and the reassurance that, even when they cannot gather in person, they are able to experience the power of connection with others through technology. The Interdependence Hexagon Project, like so many nonprofits, […]

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Before Spill Canvas tour, alt pop artist Kulick performs at Stage West in Scranton on Sept. 1

Before Spill Canvas tour, alt pop artist Kulick performs at Stage West in Scranton on Sept. 1

From a press release: Before Schuylkill County singer/songwriter Kulick heads out on an East Coast tour supporting alternative emo rockers The Spill Canvas, the fast-rising modern pop rock act will headline three shows of his own, including a local stop at Stage West in Scranton on Wednesday, Sept. 1. Scranton-based alternative rock band The Boastfuls […]

 The Conversation

Congress declares Aug. 11 ‘Hip-Hop Celebration Day,’ a turning point in American music history

Congress declares Aug. 11 ‘Hip-Hop Celebration Day,’ a turning point in American music history

Whenever I teach courses on hip-hop at the University of Virginia, I provide a brief overview of where hip-hop music began. One of the important dates I use is Aug. 11, 1973. That’s when DJ Kool Herc, who was 18 at the time, threw a “Back to School Jam” for his sister Cindy in the […]

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The Menzingers return home for Black Friday concert at Scranton Cultural Center on Nov. 26

The Menzingers return home for Black Friday concert at Scranton Cultural Center on Nov. 26

From a press release: For local music fans, the holidays are coming a bit earlier this year. It was announced today that Philadelphia punk band The Menzingers will be return to their hometown to perform at the Scranton Cultural Center on Friday, Nov. 26 at 8 p.m., the day after Thanksgiving. Typically, the group hosts […]

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Langan, Frost & Wane debuts with psych folk album and Wilkes-Barre concert on Aug. 15

Langan, Frost & Wane debuts with psych folk album and Wilkes-Barre concert on Aug. 15

From a press release: Langan, Frost & Wane is the collaboration of three ambitious songwriters writing in the folk tradition and drawing candidly from the folk revival of the mid-20th century. It began as a vessel for Brian Langan (Langan) and RJ Gilligan (Frost) to explore a territory they otherwise had no outlet for in […]

 James Callahan

VIDEO PREMIERE: Resilient rocker Karen Bella takes a shot of ‘Jack Honey’ in debut music video

VIDEO PREMIERE: Resilient rocker Karen Bella takes a shot of ‘Jack Honey’ in debut music video

Early in March, the gang here at Camp Rattler in West Pittston was contacted by our superstar PR agent Denise Kovalevitch of DMK Publicity, her boutique agency located in the greater Philadelphia area. Denise, who I have known since the mid-’90s, works with clients such as Blues Traveler, Candlebox, Steve Vai, Corey Glover of Living […]

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Former Wilkes-Barre musician Strand of Oaks returns to F.M. Kirby Center on Nov. 21

Former Wilkes-Barre musician Strand of Oaks returns to F.M. Kirby Center on Nov. 21

From a press release: Following the announcement of a new album and tour earlier this month, it was announced today that Strand of Oaks will be back at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Nov. 21 as part of the venue’s “Chandelier Concert Series.” Brooklyn indie rock band The Still Tide will open […]

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Former Wilkes-Barre musician Strand of Oaks debuts new single ‘Galacticana’ from upcoming 8th album

Former Wilkes-Barre musician Strand of Oaks debuts new single ‘Galacticana’ from upcoming 8th album

From a press release: Today, folk rock band Strand of Oaks premiered “Galacticana,” the starry lead single from the deeply personal upcoming album “In Heaven.” Set for release on Friday, Oct. 1, “In Heaven” is a hopeful reflection on love, loss, and enlightenment. In his eighth studio album as Strand of Oaks and first since […]

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Scranton’s Tigers Jaw will join Philly rockers Circa Survive on North American tour in 2022

Scranton’s Tigers Jaw will join Philly rockers Circa Survive on North American tour in 2022

From a press release: Psychedelic post-hardcore group Circa Survive emerged from the Philadelphia suburb of Doylestown and quickly made a name for themselves in the indie music scene in a little over two years with their 2005 debut album “Juturna” and 2007 follow-up “On Letting Go,” both released on Equal Vision Records. Their major label […]