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PHOTOS: Gatos Blancos (members of Cabinet, American Babies) at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, 01/20/17

PHOTOS: Gatos Blancos (members of Cabinet, American Babies) at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, 01/20/17

An exciting new musical side project with local origins made its Northeastern Pennsylvania debut at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Friday, Jan. 20. Based in Vermont, Gatos Blancos is made up of members of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jamgrass band Cabinet (Pappy Biondo and Dylan Skursky) Philadelphia psychedelic indie rockers American Babies (Justin Mazer and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Voodoo Glow Skulls headline night of ska punk at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on March 25

Voodoo Glow Skulls headline night of ska punk at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on March 25

From a press release: Voodoo Glow Skulls meshed hardcore punk, traditional ska, tough guitar riffs, and the Mexican music of their roots to create the prototype for the West Coast ska-core sound. Unflinchingly honest, their songs often used humor to comment on harsh political realities, from racial inequity to unrest overseas. Singing in both Spanish […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA rocker Aaron Fink puts new solo album out Jan. 20, with release party at Jazz Cafe in Plains Feb. 18

NEPA rocker Aaron Fink puts new solo album out Jan. 20, with release party at Jazz Cafe in Plains Feb. 18

From a press release: Northeastern Pennsylvania alternative rock singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Aaron Fink has announced that his third solo album, “Galaxies,” will be released on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, and to celebrate, he’ll be joined by his band The Fury for a record release party at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Rusted Root frontman Michael Glabicki goes solo at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Jan. 22

Rusted Root frontman Michael Glabicki goes solo at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Jan. 22

From a press release: After playing with his full band at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg this Friday, Dec. 30, Rusted Root frontman Michael Glabicki will return to Northeastern Pennsylvania for a solo gig at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 accompanied by his bandmate Dirk Miller with special […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Former Zappa guitarist Mike Keneally & Beer For Dolphins play Jazz Cafe in Plains on Oct. 25

Former Zappa guitarist Mike Keneally & Beer For Dolphins play Jazz Cafe in Plains on Oct. 25

From a press release: Multi-instrumentalist Mike Keneally, who is perhaps best known for his role as guitarist and keyboardist in Frank Zappa’s 1988 touring band, is set to play a series of Northeast and Midwest dates this fall. He will be touring with the classic trio configuration of Beer for Dolphins (Joe Travers and Bryan […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Extinction A.D. lead ‘thrash bash’ with NEPA punk and metal bands at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Oct. 22

Extinction A.D. lead ‘thrash bash’ with NEPA punk and metal bands at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Oct. 22

From a press release: The cheers from the crowd, the energetic thrash attack, soul-shaking energy, the intimate Jazz Cafe… all of this can only mean one thing – there is a killer show happening! On Saturday, Oct. 22 at 9 p.m., the River Street Jazz Cafe (667 N. River St., Plains) will be throwing a […]

 Brad Patton

Glass Prism members reunite as classic power trio Shenandoah at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Aug. 27

Glass Prism members reunite as classic power trio Shenandoah at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Aug. 27

The most powerful incarnation of a local band will be reuniting and performing for the first time in 40 years on Saturday, Aug. 27 at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains. Shenandoah, the trio of Tom Varano (guitar and vocals), Rick Richards (drums and vocals), and Louie Cossa (keyboards and vocals), will present “Take […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Hank & Cupcakes and Katie Kelly at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, 08/04/16

PHOTOS: Hank & Cupcakes and Katie Kelly at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, 08/04/16

Northeastern Pennsylvania welcomed one of its favorite indie touring acts, Hank & Cupcakes, back to the area on Thursday, Aug. 4 with another riotous concert at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains. Joined by Anthony “Shiny” Montini and Mark Dimirco, Wilkes-Barre singer/songwriter Katie Kelly played some of her original “outer-folk” music to get the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Hank & Cupcakes take record release tour to River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Aug. 4

Hank & Cupcakes take record release tour to River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Aug. 4

From a press release: On the heels of the release of their brand new album, “Cheap Thrill,” Hank & Cupcakes will return to Northeastern Pennsylvania for another explosive live performance at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Thursday, Aug. 4. Wilkes-Barre “outer-folk” singer/songwriter Katie Kelly will open the show. Doors are at 8 […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen at River Street Jazz Cafe, 05/27/16

PHOTOS: Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen at River Street Jazz Cafe, 05/27/16

Wilkes-Barre blues rockers Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen made a small club in Plains feel like an arena on Friday, May 27, filling the River Street Jazz Cafe with badass original tunes and plenty of improvisational jamming that reverberated long into the night. The concert, which began with a groovy alt rock set by […]