Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Fife & Drom, Joe Dierolf, and Robb Brown, 12/27/14

PHOTOS: Fife & Drom, Joe Dierolf, and Robb Brown, 12/27/14

NEPA music blog Highway 81 Revisited hosted an after-Christmas concert dubbed “Miracle on 667 River Street” on Saturday, Dec. 27 at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, featuring Brooklyn Americana group King Radio, Scranton rockers Heavy Blonde, and New York blues band Fife & Drom. The show also included a dinner of unique dishes […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Peculiar Pop Up Restaurant with Skribe and Kaleigh Baker, 12/10/14

PHOTOS: Peculiar Pop Up Restaurant with Skribe and Kaleigh Baker, 12/10/14

Peculiar Culinary Company, who have been making headlines lately after chef/owner Gene Philbin won “Guy’s Grocery Games” on Food Network and announced that he’d be competing on CNBC’s “Restaurant Startup” in January, held one of their popular pop-up dinners at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Wednesday, Dec. 10. The inventive à la […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen, 12/06/14

PHOTOS: Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen, 12/06/14

Back in October, Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen released their debut album, “Black Skies and Starlight,” at the River Street Jazz Cafe, and they returned to the Plains venue on Saturday, Dec. 6 for another round of badass rock ‘n’ roll. NEPA Scene photographer Robb Malloy captured the Wilkes-Barre band in their element that […]

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King Radio, featuring NEPA natives, to play River Street Jazz Cafe before 2015 debut album release

King Radio, featuring NEPA natives, to play River Street Jazz Cafe before 2015 debut album release

From a press release: Blending elements of Americana, classic R&B, and traditional country, King Radio is a new voice with an old heart, a band weaving together the authentic, deep roots that define and redefine what it means to write and play American music. The band – Justin King (vocals, guitar, piano), Mark Kiesinger (bass) […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Peculiar Culinary Company holds pop-up restaurant series at River Street Jazz Cafe

Peculiar Culinary Company holds pop-up restaurant series at River Street Jazz Cafe

From a press release: Pittston’s Peculiar Culinary Company will be presenting a series of pop-up restaurants at the River Street Jazz Cafe (667 N. River St., Plains), in conjunction with Camp Rattler, starting on Tuesday, Dec. 2. For dinner reservations from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., call 570-212-0960 soon, as these pop-ups with innovative cuisines are known […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Clarence Spady Band, 09/13/14

PHOTOS: Clarence Spady Band, 09/13/14

NEPA Scene photographer Tammy Heid took these photos of the Clarence Spady Band performing at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Saturday, Sept. 13.

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: The ‘Sounds’ of SUZE, Kingston’s jazz, funk, and blues band

ARCHIVES: The ‘Sounds’ of SUZE, Kingston’s jazz, funk, and blues band

For a band with a funny name that was formed “by accident,” SUZE has become a purposeful creative outlet for Adam McKinley and his bandmates and one of the area’s favorite rock acts. Founded in Kingston seven years ago, a friend he attended Penn State with asked if he would play a party for him […]

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