I’d Tap That: Not your lunch box juicebox

I’d Tap That: Not your lunch box juicebox

Glassware: As with any IPA the aroma is the first noticeable characteristic. Glassware that helps to trap the aroma should be used, especially with Giant Juicebox’s huge fruit-forward notes. The Spiegelau IPA glass is a perfect choice but, sadly, due to its delicate nature, many bars do not offer it. A snifter or Willi Becher […]

Blink-182, A Day to Remember, All Time Low play Scranton’s Montage Mountain

Blink-182, A Day to Remember, All Time Low play Scranton’s Montage Mountain

SCRANTON — The new-look Blink-182 stopped at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain Aug. 25, and they came armed to the teeth with talent. Opening slots were filled by All Time Low and A Day To Remember — both headline-caliber acts that have sold out venues not much smaller than Montage. But was the show worth […]

3 Doors Down takes risks, explores new musical territory with members

3 Doors Down takes risks, explores new musical territory with members

The new 3 Doors Down album “Us and the Night,” introduces a version of the band that is very different from the one that last released a studio album — 2011’s “Time of My Life.” Gone are guitarist Matt Roberts and bassist Todd Harrell. Those slots were filled respectively by guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Chet Roberts and Justin […]

‘Mixed Bag’ of blues is a hit for JP Williams, Blues Broker Records

‘Mixed Bag’ of blues is a hit for JP Williams, Blues Broker Records

The first few seconds of steely, punctuated chording that opens J.P. Williams’ “Mixed Bag” is evocative of what the next 11 tracks hold – sparse, yet rhythmically rumbling acoustic blues. The track, a Delta-dished interpretation of Bo Diddley’s “Who Do You Love,” is everything that Williams is known for, musically – string-snapping zips via resonator […]

A Day to Remember’s busy 2016 brings them to Scranton’s Montage Mountain

A Day to Remember’s busy 2016 brings them to Scranton’s Montage Mountain

SCRANTON — A Day to Remember is a musical Jekyll and Hyde — they’re able to seamlessly switch between the singalong choruses of pop-punk and the screaming aggression of the genre’s cousin, hardcore, making them logical tour mates for everyone from Blink-182 to Slipknot. They’ll share the stage with both this year, but for ADTR, […]

For GlowNovember vocalist Kyle Taylor, practice makes not terrible

For GlowNovember vocalist Kyle Taylor, practice makes not terrible

GlowNovember vocalist Kyle Taylor had one word to describe his early singing: terrible. Apparently, the general consensus echoed him. “Even family, they were like, ‘dude you suck, straight up,’” Taylor said. “Now I just kind of learned how to use my voice and what works for me. When you find your voice you kind of […]

Things to do in Wilkes-Barre this weekend

Humor and heirlooms. $30. Have you uncovered what you think might be treasures while cleaning out your attic or your basement? Bring them to Dr. Lori and let her be the judge. At 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, comedian and antiques appraiser Dr. Lori will perform/appraise in Room 107 of Wilkes University’s Breiseth Hall, 137 […]

Things to do in the Scranton area this weekend

Bang Bang Boom Boom Wild Wild West. $5. It’s the last Thursday of the month, so that means it’s another themed dance party at 341 Adams Ave., Scranton venue The Bog. Grab your best Jim Ross-esque cowboy hat, because this month’s theme is the Wild West — but hey, dude, watch out for that killer […]

Affordable things to do in the Pocono region this weekend

SaikouCon. $20 to $30. Cosplayers, voice actors, J-pop musicians and more will gather at Split Rock Resort, 100 Moseywood Road, Lake Harmony, from Aug. 26 through 28 for SaikouCon 2016. Admission to Friday’s noon through 9 p.m. session and Saturday’s 10 a.m. through 9 p.m. session is $30 each day, while Sunday’s 10 a.m. through […]

News of the weird: Bathroom-themed restaurants, gender taken to a whole new level and India’s ‘baby tossing’ outlawed

New World Order Australians are about to learn how particular some people are about their genders. Queensland University of Technology and three other sponsors have created an online preference survey (currently underway) that asks participants to decide among 33 “genders” (since “gender” is, according to the World Health Organization, “socially constructed”). “Male” and “female” are […]

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