Music

Freddy Cannon to headline rock and doo wop showcase at F.M. Kirby Center

Freddy Cannon to headline rock and doo wop showcase at F.M. Kirby Center

When rock ‘n’ roll was young, Joe Nardone & The All Stars backed up Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon at Sans Souci Park in Hanover Township. That was June 29, 1962. Fifty-five years later, Nardone is promoting a rock and doo wop showcase that features the legendary singer of “Tallahassee Lassie” and “Palisades Park” among other […]

Wilkes-Barre stores prep for Record Store Day with limited editions stocked

Wilkes-Barre stores prep for Record Store Day with limited editions stocked

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Over a decade ago, co-owner of Gallery of Sound, Joe Nardone Jr. met with other members of the Music Monitor Network in Baltimore to discuss how to breathe life back into the record industry. “It was 2006, and it was just around the time when Tower Records closed and Sam Goody tucked […]

Canadian Brass bringing variety of musical genres to Misericordia April 18

Canadian Brass bringing variety of musical genres to Misericordia April 18

DALLAS TWP. — White sneakers with black tuxedos? For anyone else, it might seem like a fashion faux pas. But for members of the Canadian Brass, it’s a signature statement that started years ago when the group slipped into Capezio jazz/ballet slippers and played some ballet music. “Everybody mistook them for sneakers,” trumpet player Chris […]

Scranton rapper Noah Laske to perform at Oak Street Express in Taylor

Scranton rapper Noah Laske to perform at Oak Street Express in Taylor

When one door closed for Scranton hip-hop artist Noah Laske, he opened another. “I had some verbal scholarship offers for baseball, and they ended up not working out,” said the 22-year-old. “I had a little trouble academically. Losing those scholarships is what turned me to music.” Laske will perform from 9 to 11 p.m. April […]

Cabinet works on new record, readies for Susquehanna Breakdown in Scranton

Cabinet works on new record, readies for Susquehanna Breakdown in Scranton

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton based Americana outfit Cabinet is greeting 2017 by getting to work. The peddlers of Pennsylvania bluegrass have already hit the studio in the new year to work on their latest record, and they’ve announced the fifth annual Susquehanna Breakdown music festival for May 19 and 20 at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton. […]

Wilkes-Barre, Philadelphia music scenes join forces for new release, tour

Wilkes-Barre, Philadelphia music scenes join forces for new release, tour

WILKES-BARRE — Part Philadelphia, part Wilkes-Barre, all rock. It’s an apt description for the split released Feb. 3 featuring Philadelphia’s Jake Clarke and Wilkes-Barre band Spur. It’s also applicable to the label that issued the release, Disposition Collective, started by Clarke and Wilkes-Barre resident Matt Wren. The two met when Wren booked Clarke’s band, the […]

Dietrich Theater and Kitson Arts Alliance team up for rock and roll event

Dietrich Theater and Kitson Arts Alliance team up for rock and roll event

TUNKHANNOCK — Neil Young may have been right — rock ‘n’ roll may never die — but the artists who create it eventually do. Those musicians, living and dead, have inspired a new multi-disciplinary event at the Dietrich Theater called “Rock and Roll in Art & Music,” held from 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 29, […]

Review: ‘Run the Jewels 3’ a riot in sound

Review: ‘Run the Jewels 3’ a riot in sound

For hip-hop veterans El-P and Killer Mike, their collaboration in Run the Jewels has outgrown its boisterous, blow-off-some-steam origins. The self-released “Run the Jewels 3” is an album that megaphones its restlessness while retaining its wicked sense of fun. It’s an album about the often underestimated power of the powerless, even as it celebrates the […]

Review: Dead Man Winter delivers rare gem over breakup

Review: Dead Man Winter delivers rare gem over breakup

Dave Simonett has delivered something you almost never see in music: a gorgeous divorce album. Simonett, leader of the progressive bluegrass-rock band Trampled by Turtles, works under the banner of Dead Man Winter on “Furnace” to delve into the dissolution of his marriage and the splintering of his family. It’s a deeply personal album he […]

Electric City Tattoo, The Keys hold events to raise money for local woman

Electric City Tattoo, The Keys hold events to raise money for local woman

SCRANTON — The Scranton music scene will join forces with Electric City Tattoo Company to raise money on two fronts for a local woman who has faced a multitude of issues. In 2006, Ingrid Martinique had surgery to repair a broken ankle. Her ankle was repaired, but complications from the surgery put a decade-long series […]

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