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Post-hardcore icons Thursday perform at Ritz Theater in Scranton on July 12

Post-hardcore icons Thursday perform at Ritz Theater in Scranton on July 12

From a press release: It was announced today that influential post-hardcore/emo band Thursday will perform at The Ritz Theater in downtown Scranton on Friday, July 12 with Stick to Your Guns and Tim Kasher. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, May 23 at 10 a.m. via Eventbrite. The Ritz (222 […]

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Alien Ant Farm rocks Ritz Theater in Scranton with Don’t Panic on July 19

Alien Ant Farm rocks Ritz Theater in Scranton with Don’t Panic on July 19

From a press release: It was announced today that Southern California alternative rockers Alien Ant Farm, best known for their cover of the Michael Jackson hit “Smooth Criminal” and their own single “Movies” from the multi-platinum album “Anthology,” will perform at The Ritz Theater in downtown Scranton on Friday, July 19 as part of their […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton photographer ‘bedfordtowers’ builds his creativity in new directions and cities

Scranton photographer ‘bedfordtowers’ builds his creativity in new directions and cities

For large parts of his life, Matt Montella has been hidden behind a camera, an instrument, and a mysterious moniker well-known in the music scene. This Friday, he will step behind a DJ table for the first time. If his name doesn’t immediately ring a bell, “Bedford Towers” likely does, as it is often seen […]

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NYC rock ‘n’ roller Des Rocs plays free Cinco De Mayo show at Ritz Theater in Scranton on May 5

NYC rock ‘n’ roller Des Rocs plays free Cinco De Mayo show at Ritz Theater in Scranton on May 5

From a press release: It was announced today that New York City rock ‘n’ roller Des Rocs will headline a free concert at The Ritz Theater in downtown Scranton on Sunday, May 5. Presented by Hazleton rock radio station 97.9X, the Cinco De Mayo show features opening sets by local bands Death Valley Dreams, Dustin […]

 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 […]

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Electric City Music Conference opens applications for 2024 performers and industry professionals in Scranton and beyond

Electric City Music Conference opens applications for 2024 performers and industry professionals in Scranton and beyond

Today, organizers announced that applications are now open for performers to take part in the 11th annual Electric City Music Conference, set for this September in Scranton. Musicians of all genres are invited to apply for the chance to showcase their talents. Applications to perform can be submitted through the official website, electriccitymusicconference.com. Both full […]

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Hard rockers Escape the Fate perform at reopened Ritz Theater in Scranton on March 1

Hard rockers Escape the Fate perform at reopened Ritz Theater in Scranton on March 1

From a press release: Today, Las Vegas hard rock/post-hardcore band Escape the Fate announced that they are adding some East Coast dates to their 2024 tour supporting their new album, including a stop at The Ritz Theater in downtown Scranton on Friday, March 1. Gina Fritz will open the all-ages show, with local support from […]

 Rich Howells

The complete updated guide to the 2023 Electric City Music Conference in Scranton

The complete updated guide to the 2023 Electric City Music Conference in Scranton

The 10th annual Electric City Music Conference will feature performances by nearly 100 bands in seven venues throughout Scranton, the Steamtown Music Awards with awards in 35 different categories and special performances of its own, and free panel discussions for local musicians, professionals, and music fans. It’s a great opportunity to see everything that the […]

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Tool, Deftones, and Alice in Chains tributes rock Ritz Theater in Scranton together on Sept. 16

Tool, Deftones, and Alice in Chains tributes rock Ritz Theater in Scranton together on Sept. 16

From a press release: Fans of alternative metal can go back to the 1990s and early 2000s to experience the dream lineup of Tool, Alice in Chains, and Deftones when tributes to all three bands perform together in downtown Scranton. It was announced today that Schism, the world’s first and longest-running national touring tribute to […]

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Bar Pazzo serves dinner with culinary movie at Ritz Theater in Scranton on Sept. 12

Bar Pazzo serves dinner with culinary movie at Ritz Theater in Scranton on Sept. 12

From a press release: Two downtown Scranton businesses – Italian restaurant Bar Pazzo and the historic Ritz Theater – are pairing up for a special dinner and movie screening on Monday, Sept. 12. “Love, Charlie: The Rise and Fall of Chef Charlie Trotter” tells the true story of Chicago chef Charlie Trotter. In the 2000s, […]

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