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Rusted Root vocalist Michael Glabicki performs as a duo at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Aug. 6

Rusted Root vocalist Michael Glabicki performs as a duo at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Aug. 6

From a press release: With Rusted Root on hiatus, the frontman of the multi-platinum Pittsburgh jam band, Michael Glabicki, has been touring as a duo with Rusted Root’s longtime guitar player and backing vocalist Dirk Miller, including a 2019 stop in Scranton. The pair will return to Northeastern Pennsylvania to perform at the River Street […]

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Ska/reggae rockers Elephants Dancing and Joint Operation get funky at Jazz Cafe in Plains on July 23

Ska/reggae rockers Elephants Dancing and Joint Operation get funky at Jazz Cafe in Plains on July 23

From a press release: Baltimore reggae funk band Joint Operation and Wilkes-Barre’s own reggae rockers

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Emo Night returns to the Jazz Cafe in Plains for first party in 18 months on June 25

Emo Night returns to the Jazz Cafe in Plains for first party in 18 months on June 25

From a press release: The local DJ duo behind Screaming Infidelities: Emo Night has announced that they will return to the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Friday, June 25 to throw their first “emo-inspired” party in over 18 months. “We’re beyond excited to be back. The pandemic was tough for everyone. I’ve especially […]

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Wilkes-Barre hard rockers Lifer explore social media in ‘Hate Me, Love Me’ music video

Wilkes-Barre hard rockers Lifer explore social media in ‘Hate Me, Love Me’ music video

From a press release: First active in 1999 and the early 2000s, the Wilkes-Barre-based hard rock band Lifer is reunited and entering a very different decade in the new music video for their latest single “Hate Me, Love Me” that explores the polarizing, and often harrowing, nature of social media. According to vocalist Nick Coyle, […]

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Wilkes-Barre hard rockers Lifer release new single ‘Hate Me, Love Me’ from long-awaited EP

Wilkes-Barre hard rockers Lifer release new single ‘Hate Me, Love Me’ from long-awaited EP

From a press release: After an 18-year hiatus, Wilkes-Barre hard rock band Lifer surprised fans last year when they reemerged with three new songs that even lead vocalist Nick Coyle said was a “surreal experience.” Now, the recently reunited group is back with a fourth track that will be part of a forthcoming five-song EP, […]

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Scranton bluesman Clarence Spady releases ‘Surrender,’ his 1st album in 13 years

Scranton bluesman Clarence Spady releases ‘Surrender,’ his 1st album in 13 years

From a press release: It is perfectly poignant that veteran bluesman Clarence Spady chose to include his version of Z.Z. Hill’s hit song “Down Home Blues” on his new album “Surrender,” as the Scranton-based singer, songwriter, and guitarist has followed the footsteps of this soul/blues pioneer who created a combination of blues and contemporary soul […]

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Big D and the Kids Table, Pietasters, and more ska bands play at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Nov. 7

Big D and the Kids Table, Pietasters, and more ska bands play at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Nov. 7

From a press release: Ska punk music will be skanking back into the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains when Big D and the Kids Table and The Pietasters return with Mephiskapheles and Catbite on Saturday, Nov. 7. A special guest is also TBA. Doors at the Jazz Cafe (667 N. River St., Plains) open […]

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Hub City Stompers headline ska/punk show at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on March 28

Hub City Stompers headline ska/punk show at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on March 28

From a press release: New Jersey ska band Hub City Stompers will return to the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Saturday, March 28 for a night of ska, punk, and rock and roll with Philadelphia favorites Duffy’s Cut and Wilkes-Barre’s own punk/oi trio Diamond Dogz. Doors at the Jazz Cafe (667 N. River […]

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Rusted Root vocalist Michael Glabicki performs as a duo at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on March 13

Rusted Root vocalist Michael Glabicki performs as a duo at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on March 13

From a press release: With Rusted Root currently on hiatus, the frontman of the multi-platinum Pittsburgh jam band, Michael Glabicki, has been touring as a duo with Rusted Root’s longtime guitar player and backing vocalist Dirk Miller, including a stop in Scranton last year. It was announced today that the pair will return to Northeastern […]

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Before Peach Fest debut, Harrisburg funk band Yam Yam plays at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Feb. 21

Before Peach Fest debut, Harrisburg funk band Yam Yam plays at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Feb. 21

From a press release: It was announced today that Harrisburg jazz/funk/soul group Yam Yam, who will make their Peach Music Festival debut in July, will first perform at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Friday, Feb. 21 with the Brendan Brisk Blues Band from Wilkes-Barre. Yam Yam has visited the area before, playing […]

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