Headphones 2015-12-24 00:00:00

“V: THE INVASION” — SOUNDS WEIRD, BUT IT WORKS. Across 1 Tyler of “Archer” 6 “Omnia vincit ___” 10 “Pygmalion” playwright 14 Athletic team 15 The 29th state 16 When repeated, a Billy Idol hit 17 Chinese leader born in Norway? 19 “This is for,” on an env. 20 One in...

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HEADPHONES Assorted declarations from Editor Tom Graham   Sugarman It was announced earlier this week that Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Kristian Bush from Sugarland will perform the Keystone Grand Ballroom in the Convention Center at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Saturday, April 19 at 8 p.m. Leaving his mark...

Bartender: Caitlin McGrath

NAME: Caitlin McGrath BAR: Bar Hill, Scranton FAVORITE DRINK: “Front Porch Martini” — Peach vodka, pear vodka, triple sec and white cranberry. Shake over ice. Served in martini glass. Garnished with a...

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HEADPHONES Assorted Declarations from Editor Tom Graham   Speak Up! In last week’s action-packed episode of Headphones, I wrote about Scranton’s amusement tax, a tax passed on Dec. 10, 2012 that allows the city “to impose a 5-percent tax upon privilege of attending or engaging in non-exempt amusements, including every form of entertainment,...

Bartender: Amanda Berta

NAME: Amanda Berta  BAR: Jessup Side Bar, Jessup  FAVORITE DRINK: “Mongolian Mother” — Vodka, gin, triple sec, rum, tequila, sloe gin, Southern Comfort, peach schnapps, orange and cranberry juice. Served in a pint...

Earfull: RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS

The Pipes are Calling RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS bring Bagrock to The F.M. Kirby Center   As we draw closer to the onslaught of various St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, you can almost hear the bagpipers approaching The 570 far off in the distance. When we think of bagpipers, thoughts of “Danny Boy” and “Amazing Grace” might come to mind, but a Scottish...

Up Close: Mike Williams

Up Close & Personal Heavy Music Some people just can’t stay away from the music. Mike Williams was a founding member of And The Moneynotes nearly a decade ago and played with the band through their rise and ultimate amicable split. Initially satisfied with the band’s run, it could have been the end of the story for Williams, but music has a way of...

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HEADPHONES Assorted Declarations from Editor Tom Graham   The Whack Tax If you are a musician playing a gig in the city of Scranton any time soon, be wary: Scranton wants a cut of the money and considers itself part of the act … the over-served yet ineffective tambourine player if you will. It’s not just musicians who are in the city’s...

Bartender: Lauren Siciliano

NAME: Lauren Siciliano BAR: Bigsy’s Bar & Grill, Scranton FAVORITE DRINK: “Lauren’s Passion Punch” — Three Olives cherry vodka, grenadine, peach schnapps, cranberry and orange juice. Shaken. Served in a pint...

Bartender: Leah Filipkoski

NAME: Leah Filipkoski BAR: The Penalty Box Tavern, Moosic FAVORITE DRINK: “The Cucumber Bloody Mary” Cucumber vodka, worcestershire, horse radish, salt, pepper, tomato juice and tabasco. Garnish with celery...