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Country artist Chris Young playing Wilkes-Barre’s Mohegan Sun Arena Dec. 3

Country artist Chris Young playing Wilkes-Barre’s Mohegan Sun Arena Dec. 3

WILKES-BARRE — Country singer Chris Young is coming to Mohegan Sun Arena. He’ll take stage at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3. Young will be joined by Cassadee Pope, with whom he performs his current single “Think of You,” and Dustin Lynch. Tickets for the event start at $39.50 plus fees and will be available starting 10 […]

New-look Blink-182 headlining Aug. 25 show at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain

New-look Blink-182 headlining Aug. 25 show at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain

MOOSIC — After a new song and a summer 2016 tour routing leaked online last night, Blink-182 have officially announced their first major tour with new member Matt Skiba. At 7 p.m. Thursday, August 25, the tour brings them to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain. At the same time Blink-182 was lighting up the Total […]

Come to Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center ready to dance during May 1 event featuring veteran ska band The Pietasters

Come to Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center ready to dance during May 1 event featuring veteran ska band The Pietasters

WILKES-BARRE — When high school band members leave school, many instruments that were once played on a daily basis spend a lot of time in attics and closets. Some of those instruments get to play on in college or find homes with younger relatives. Some are sold. Such was the fate of Alan Makranczy’s alto […]

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp coming to Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center October 14

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp coming to Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center October 14

WILKES-BARRE — John Mellencamp has completed over 100 sold out shows during his critically-acclaimed Plain Spoken Tour, and on Oct. 14 he’ll attempt to sell out Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center. “Plain Spoken” is Mellencamp’s 22nd studio album, and the award-winning singer/songwriter has already completed six legs of touring in support of the release. His Wilkes-Barre […]

Locally developed app Tunefly aiming to be the Instagram of music

Locally developed app Tunefly aiming to be the Instagram of music

The digital age has changed the way we listen to music and connect with artists. Platforms like YouTube, Soundcloud and Spotify offer different flavors for different fandoms, but each community’s size means that up-and-coming artists can get lost in the shuffle. Last March, Dallas’ Samuel O’Connell and Nanticoke’s Matthew Simoncavage set out to create something […]

‘Hit the Quan’ rapper iLoveMemphis scheduled to perform at Wilkes-Barre bar Ali Baba Liquor Lounge

‘Hit the Quan’ rapper iLoveMemphis scheduled to perform at Wilkes-Barre bar Ali Baba Liquor Lounge

WILKES-BARRE — As of press time, the music video for rapper iLoveMemphis’ song “Hit the Quan” is nearing 23 million views on YouTube. According to the song’s creator, its runaway success is a testament to the growing influence of social media. As for the song itself, it’s a roundabout testament to a friend. “Social media […]

Hip hop artist Lupe Fiasco to perform at Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center April 28

Hip hop artist Lupe Fiasco to perform at Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center April 28

WILKES-BARRE — At 8 p.m. Thursday, April 28, hip hop artist Lupe Fiasco will perform at Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Fiasco released his debut album in 2006 — the same year he was named one of GQ’s Men of the Year. The artist’s socially-conscious lyrical content bleeds into his […]

Atlanta’s Microwave continues climb up music business mountain with performance at The Sherman Theater

Atlanta’s Microwave continues climb up music business mountain with performance at The Sherman Theater

STROUDSBURG — After Microwave released its first LP “Stovall” through Boston’s Antique Records in August 2014, people began to take notice. The Atlanta quartet spent the first half of 2015 touring with the likes of Somos, Transit and Sorority Noise; they spent the second half as one of independent record label SideOneDummy’s newest signings. “It’s […]

New York’s Diane Coffee playing Wilkes-Barre venue The Other Side March 31

New York’s Diane Coffee playing Wilkes-Barre venue The Other Side March 31

WILKES-BARRE — The projects Shaun Fleming has helped bring to life during his years in entertainment have entered millions of households worldwide. Fleming played twin brothers Tim and Jim Possible on Disney Channel cartoon “Kim Possible” and gave a voice to “Final Fantasy X” main character Tidus in the Disney/Square Enix crossover game “Kingdom Hearts.” […]

Floodwood returns to Wilkes-Barre with new players, new music to perform at Bart & Urby’s April 1

Floodwood returns to Wilkes-Barre with new players, new music to perform at Bart & Urby’s April 1

Floodwood, the all star “newgrass” group, performs yearly in the Wyoming Valley. They’ve played the River Street Jazz Cafe, Coal City Tavern, and one uniquely intimate private party in 2014 for about 40 people at the home of Matt and Pati Bobeck of West Wyoming. With a newly secured lineup, the masters of progressive string […]

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