James Callahan

VIDEO PREMIERE: Kingston folk punk singer Jay Morgans confesses dark and storied ‘History’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Kingston folk punk singer Jay Morgans confesses dark and storied ‘History’

I feel as though nobody talks about how society may have peaked in the 1990s. I say this with a pocket full of pointed jest, but think on it for a second. The ’90s gave us the music of Soul Coughing, Morphine, Alice in Chains, Rancid, L7, Soundgarden, Quicksand, A Tribe Called Quest, Stone Temple […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton indie rockers Esta Coda reinvent themselves with comical ‘Escape Artist’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton indie rockers Esta Coda reinvent themselves with comical ‘Escape Artist’

After another long workday, it is tempting to think about trying something new or starting over completely, leaving all your troubles behind in the pursuit of happiness. Over the past few years, Esta Coda has been letting their imaginations run wild while working on new music, embracing real, complex feelings while still goofing off and […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERES: Wilkes-Barre acoustic emo duo In a Perfect Sky falls on both sides of love in ‘Georgia’ and ‘We’ll See’

SONG PREMIERES: Wilkes-Barre acoustic emo duo In a Perfect Sky falls on both sides of love in ‘Georgia’ and ‘We’ll See’

Valentine’s Day typically evokes one of two feelings – the love you have with someone or the heartbreak of not having someone. The impassioned acoustic music of In a Perfect Sky delivers on the emotional resonance of both, so when it came time to unveil their next single, vocalist/guitarist Gerry Tulao and drummer/percussionist Jon Labenski […]

 Rich Howells

ALBUM/VIDEO PREMIERE: Psych surf punks Major Pie experiment with real handcrafted sounds and AI imagery on debut

ALBUM/VIDEO PREMIERE: Psych surf punks Major Pie experiment with real handcrafted sounds and AI imagery on debut

Many musicians throw around words like “experimental” to describe their work, yet few live up to the amount of creativity and ingenuity that implies. The Viola brothers never have to worry about that, or anything when it comes to the natural flow of their artistry. Since 2008, Anthony and Jesse have been making progressive alternative […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton alt rock band University Drive is caught in humanity’s ‘Crisis’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton alt rock band University Drive is caught in humanity’s ‘Crisis’

Whether it’s personal struggles or the state of the world today, it seems humanity is always in crisis mode. Thankfully, that’s what we have music for. Since 2016, Scranton-based alternative rock band University Drive has been crafting the kind of songs that help listeners identify and navigate through their problems, no matter the size, and […]

 James Callahan

VIDEO PREMIERE: Wilkes-Barre singer/songwriter Rich Janov proves addiction isn’t ‘Unfixable’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Wilkes-Barre singer/songwriter Rich Janov proves addiction isn’t ‘Unfixable’

“Opioid overdoses are the leading cause of accidental death in Pennsylvania, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From 2010 to 2019, rates of opioid-related deaths in Pennsylvania almost quintupled, rising from 5 per 100,000 people to 23.7 per 100,000 people. In 2020, it rose to 42.4 per 100,000 people,” a study from […]

 James Callahan

VIDEO PREMIERE: Luzerne County thrash metal band Black Horizon turns red in ‘The Traitor’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Luzerne County thrash metal band Black Horizon turns red in ‘The Traitor’

Four-piece thrash outfit Black Horizon first came to my attention through the notorious Peter Kelly of the infamous Irish Wolf Pub, formerly situated smack dab in downtown Scranton directly across the street from the courthouse. The joint used to be called “Judge and Jury” prior, I believe. On any account, I was DJing a special […]

 James Callahan

VIDEO PREMIERE: Dupont bluesman StingRay Delpriore still rides ‘One Hoss Shay’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Dupont bluesman StingRay Delpriore still rides ‘One Hoss Shay’

This project is different for me in so many ways. I first heard of StingRay from my mother who, in her younger years, was a fan and regular patron of all live music. She had begun taking me to live concerts as far back as July of 1969, which is another story all together. I […]

 James Callahan

VIDEO PREMIERE: Before move to Ireland, Wilkes-Barre native experiences ‘Joy and Oblivion’ as Sonny, Dada, and Moloch

VIDEO PREMIERE: Before move to Ireland, Wilkes-Barre native experiences ‘Joy and Oblivion’ as Sonny, Dada, and Moloch

Michael Kaminski and I first collided one cold Exeter weekend, more than a decade ago at the stationary pirate vessel known as Nak’s by the Tracks. It was the ultimate corner/nuisance bar owned by the best kind of dude. It probably wasn’t a nuisance until I climbed aboard. 3 to Breathe was a feature on […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Before Cold tour, Scranton alt rockers University Drive recall ‘Eraser Days’

SONG PREMIERE: Before Cold tour, Scranton alt rockers University Drive recall ‘Eraser Days’

In just a few days, Scranton singer/songwriter Ed Cuozzo will be in warm and sunny Florida, though not to chase the few remaining beach days on a last-minute summer vacation. He’ll be there to work and work hard, pulling double duty as the frontman of alternative rock band University Drive as well as a guitarist […]

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