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Members of Angel Du$t, In Between come together in Dizzy Pleasure Club

Members of Angel Du$t, In Between come together in Dizzy Pleasure Club

From the opening moments of Dizzy Pleasure Club’s self-titled EP, the band members wear their love for power chord driven pop-punk on their collective sleeve. Their’s is a new, unfaded sleeve — DPC’s Dec. 11 Wilkes-Barre date will be their second-ever performance. “I think we all grew up on pop-punk and have an instinct to […]

Kingston emo four-piece Hymn fueled by fresh perspective

Kingston emo four-piece Hymn fueled by fresh perspective

It was September 2015 and Tyler Chau needed a change. The vocalist/guitarist and his band Sunning were breaking up after playing its final set together in Chau’s hometown of Long Island, N.Y., and like so many others raised on pop-punk and pizza, he knew hometowns were meant for leaving. After the show, Chau hopped in […]

Doghouse Charlie & The Buck Knife cut into the NEPA music collective scene

Doghouse Charlie & The Buck Knife cut into the NEPA music collective scene

When Charles Davis’ main musical endeavor, Cherokee Red, became an increasingly difficult ship to maintain, he and fellow members Andrew Sgarlat and Matt Rattigan formed a band called The Buck Knife to fill in their time between Cherokee Red dates. Davis said the band’s first sets were “very exploratory,” but as Cherokee Red began to […]

Scranton metal band Threatpoint releases new album Nov. 18 at the V-Spot

Scranton metal band Threatpoint releases new album Nov. 18 at the V-Spot

Scranton groove-metal band Threatpoint gets around. Last year, the four piece toured to Texas, Idaho and California and hit big cities like Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Denver, Colo. Their second West Coast tour brought them to Seattle and Spokane, Wash. and throughout Montana this year, but the release of Threatpoint’s latest studio […]

Next level in sight for Scranton’s Black Tie Stereo

Next level in sight for Scranton’s Black Tie Stereo

When members of the Scranton band, Black Tie Stereo, play cover sets, they’ll sometimes sneak in a song of their own. It’s an original ripple among the sea of sing-alongs, but it doesn’t go unnoticed. Audience members will ask them what that song was — you know, the one that was good but no one […]

New project represents new possibilities for Wilkes-Barre musicians Kali Ra

New project represents new possibilities for Wilkes-Barre musicians Kali Ra

Jami Kali and Ray Novitski talk about their music as if it were a stoner friend from college — bouncy and trancy with repressed humor. The duo’s collaboration, Kali Ra, may have eventually reached this point naturally, but its progression was accelerated when the sun sat on another Wilkes Barre act. Kali Ra wasn’t given […]

Hazleton rapper, Animal Planit’s Lambo Lo releases new record Nov. 25

Hazleton rapper, Animal Planit’s Lambo Lo releases new record Nov. 25

With five emcees of distinct voice and style, Hazleton hip-hop troupe, Animal Planit, has a lot to offer, but the group’s most recent offering comes from its featured artist, Lambo Lo. Lo, nee Michael Loftus, releases “The Art of Lyricism: Vol. III” on Nov. 25 through various outlets, which fans can stay aware of by […]

Texas is the Reason’s Garrett Klahn stops in Wilkes-Barre Oct. 27

Texas is the Reason’s Garrett Klahn stops in Wilkes-Barre Oct. 27

Garrett Klahn’s Oct. 27 Wilkes-Barre stop comes in the middle of his fall tour, sandwiched between performances at New York venue Mercury Lounge and Cambridge, Mass.’s Middle East. Klahn plans to play songs he performed with Texas is the Reason, the influential ’90s emo act he fronted and still returns to on rare occasions, but […]

Dunmore singer/songwriter Meghan Kylie releases debut EP ‘Stop. Think.’

Dunmore singer/songwriter Meghan Kylie releases debut EP ‘Stop. Think.’

Somewhere in the Vestal, N.Y. home of 23-year-old Meghan Kylie’s parents are videos of her younger self singing lyrics off the top of her head. That improvisational spirit came through during piano lessons with a teacher Kylie described as “flexible,” so much so that her mother removed her for “not learning anything” and “entertaining the […]

New Wilkes-Barre band Mind Choir made up of familiar faces

New Wilkes-Barre band Mind Choir made up of familiar faces

While Mock Sun splintered after releasing their final full-length in May, the pieces themselves did anything but fall silent. Singer/keyboardist Jami Kali formed Kali Ra with fellow local musician Ray Novitski while her three former band mates — Mark Dimirco, DJ Tasselmyer and Mark Wohl — stuck together and rechristened themselves Mind Choir. According to […]

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