Dustin Douglas & the Electric Gentlemen

Dustin Douglas & the Electric Gentlemen is a power trio based in Wilkes-Barre, PA that delivers an authentic sound reminiscent of some of the better classic blues-laced rock-n-roll of years past. This coming Friday, September 29th, the trio will make their debut at the historic Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe, PA. The group … Read More

Alexis P. Suter at the FM Kirby Center

Alexis P Suter

Contributors: Margaret Neiswender Gary Neiswender On Friday, March 31st, Alexis P. Suter Ministers of Sound celebrated the release of their new album Live From Briggs Farm with a concert at the FM Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA as part of the center’s Chandelier series. The album was recorded during the 19th annual Briggs Farm Blues … Read More

The Dorsey Brothers

the dorsey brothers

60 years ago today, on November 26, 1956, trumpeter Tommy Dorsey unexpectedly lost his life at the fairly young age of 51, permanently ending the on-again/off-again collaboration with his brother, clarinet and saxophone player Jimmy Dorsey. This career spanned 30 years from the mainstream emergence of jazz in the mid 1920s to the advent of … Read More

George Wesley, A True Original

George Wesley

During a John Lennon tribute show in 2005, George Wesley claimed that he started growing his hair when Lennon was assassinated 25 years earlier and “hadn’t cut it since”. Here is but one example of this unique, original and inspirational performer who helped forge the vibrant musical scene in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Earlier this week, Wesley … Read More

The Badlees at Briggs

  Briggs Farm Blues Festival 2013 July 15, 2013 By Ric Albano and Gary Neiswender On Saturday evening, The Badlees performed on the “back porch” stage during the Briggs Farm Blues Festival. While many wondered prior to the show how the long time Pennsylvania pop/rock group would go over at this Blues festival, the band … Read More

Sunshine Through The Blues

A few weeks ago we were having a record breaking heatwave across the country as well as here in PA. My annual trip to Brigg’s Farm Blues Festival was going on right in the midst of this oppressively warm and humid spell. It was sunny and a steamy 95 degrees when Ed Randazzo took to … Read More

Darcie Miner Sounds Like Summer

The sun has been bright and the skies have been blue, but for me it didn’t feel quite like summer until Thursday, June 14th. You see, at the beginning of almost every summer in recent memory I have seen Pennsylvania’s best kept secret, Darcie Miner, perform. So it was not until I saw her on … Read More

Wired Live

With a playlist that transcends many rock sub-genres, a lead vocalist role that is ever-revolving throughout the show, and a solid edge of melodic rock, Wired performs an entertaining live act. The band performs covers from Elvis Presley to Kid Rock, from Lynard Skynard to Smash Mouth and various acts along the rock pantheon in … Read More

The Hooters

The Hooters owned the Philadelphia music scene in the mid 1980’s. This was no small accomplishment in a city rich in musical history, from jazz to rock to soul, but this band worked hard and took no sector of their audience for granted. They expanded beyond the typical night club scene and tapped the high … Read More

The Hooters (Pt II)

1    2 After two years of extensive touring, The Hooters returned to the studio to record One Way Home, co-produced by Chertoff, Bazilian, and Hyman. The album was heavily folk and Americana influenced and  a testament to the Hooters desire to put the music first. It was a marked departure from the pop sound of Nervous Night. … Read More