THIS WEEK: Oct. 4 to 10, 2013
Chris Cagle, the rock-infused country singer. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 tonight. 866-605-7325.
Simon & Garfunkel Retrospective, with duo AJ Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 tonight. $25. 325-0249.
Listen Local Concert, with James Barrett Music, the Phyllis Hopkins Electric Trio, The Push and Three Imaginary Boys with Eye on Attraction. Shopland Hall, Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Tonight with cocktail hour at 7 and show at 8. $10. 344-1111.
The Evansville Gang, a bluegrass, country and gospel concert. Bloomingdale Grange, Grange Hall Road, Shickshinny. 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. $5. 256-7610.
Jeffrey Gaines Band, the soulful singer-songwriter and his group. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Saturday. $23. 325-0249.
Amy Schumer, the actress and comedy star (“Last Comic Standing,” “Reality Bites Back”). Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. (SOLD OUT) and 10 p.m. Saturday. $50, $35. 877-682-4791.
The Sea The Sea, the close-harmony folk duo of Chuck E. Costa and Mira Stanley. Harmony Presents, Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $16 advance; $20 at the door. 588-8077.
Guitar Music of South America, with classical guitarist Jay Steveskey performing tangos by Astor Piazzolla and Maximo Diego Pujul of Argentina. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 3 p.m. Sunday. Free. 996-1500.
Excelsior Cornet Band, New York State’s authentic Civil War brass band performing period music on original antique instruments of the 1860s. First Presbyterian Church, 300 School St., Clarks Summit. 4 p.m. Sunday. Free but donations welcome. 586-6306 or fpccs.org.
Swearingen & Kelli, the songwriting duo of A.J. Swearingen and Jayne Kelli performing acoustic folk and indie pop. With special guests the Day Rubies. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 6 p.m. Sunday. $15. 325-0249.
Mark Bradford, singer-songwriter and Christian Worship leader. Nebo Baptist Church, 75 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. Sunday with a Praise and Worship Seminar for church praise teams from 1 to 3 p.m. and concert at 7 p.m. Donation. Followed by a dessert hour. 735-3932.
Battle of the Bands, the fourth annual competition with $13,500 in prizes to the top four bands. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 8 p.m. to midnight Wednesdays through Dec. 4. 888-946-4672.
Melvin Seals & JGB, the keyboardist from the Jerry Garcia Band and his group. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Thursday. 866-605-7325.
SOJA, the eight-member reggae-roots band. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Thursday. $17.50 advance; $20 day of show. 420-2808.
The Steepwater Band, the bluesy rock group formed in Chicago. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. Thursday. $10. 325-0249.
Motown & More with Souled Out, the trio of singers backed by a six-piece band in a tribute to the wave of soul music born in Detroit. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University. 8 p.m. Oct. 11. $35, $17 children. 389-4409.
Eaglemania, the Eagles tribute band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. Oct. 11. $23. 325-0249.
Celebrate Harmony, a concert by the 24-member Northeasters Honesdale Barbershop Chorus celebrating the Barbershop Harmony Society’s 75th anniversary. With guest quartet The Faces4Radio. Honesdale High School, 459 Terrace St. 7 p.m. Oct. 12. $10. 685-1554.
Cast of Beatlemania, the tribute band performing music of the Fab Four. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Oct. 12. $27. 325-0249.
Sunday Afternoon at Sem, a recital of classical music by the trio of pianist Rick Hoffenberg, violinist Sophie Till and cellist Christiane Appenheimer-Vaida. Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 2 p.m. Oct. 13. Free. 270-2192.
Do You Remember This … Music for the Movies from the Silents to the 1960s, a concert and radio taping of memorable movie music sung by soprano Bernadette Boerckel accompanied by pianist Gary Boerckel, host of “Music to My Ears” on WVIA-FM. Sordoni High-Definition Studios, WVIA Studios, 100 WVIA Way, Pittston. 3 p.m. Oct. 13. Free but tickets required. Free bus transportation from the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Reservations: 655-2808.
Step by Step, a Christian-music concert. Shavertown United Methodist Church, 163 N. Pioneer Ave. 7 p.m. Oct. 14. Free. 696-2658.
Taking Back Sunday, the Long Island rock band (“MakeDamnSure”). Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Oct. 14. $25 advance; $28 day of show. 420-2808.
An Evening in Eastern Europe, a chamber-music concert with violinist Erica Kiesewetter and clarinetist Pascal Archer, both of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. Shopland Hall, Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Oct. 18 with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and concert at 8 p.m. 270-4444 or nepaphil.org.
The SheilaMark Band, a quartet playing blues, classic rock and pop. The Bookhouse, Eastern Monroe Public Library, 1002 N. Ninth St., Stroudsburg. Oct. 18 with doors at 7 p.m. and show at 7:30 p.m. Free but donations accepted. 421-0800.
Alice Cooper, the theatrical and macabre rocker in his “Raise the Dead” tour. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Oct. 18. $75 (limited pit), $59, $49, $39. 826-1100.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the high-energy, nine-piece ensemble performing big-band style swing. Wiltsie Center, 700 N. Wyoming St., Hazleton. 8 p.m. Oct. 18. $45, $19. 855-945-8743.
Childhood’s End, a tribute to Pink Floyd. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Oct. 19. $23. 325-0249.
The Stylistics, the Philadelphia soul group. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Oct. 19. $45, $30. 877-682-4791.
Jessie’s Girl, a “Back to the 80s” show with a quartet of musicians performing as 1980 icons of pop music. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 9 p.m. Oct. 18. 866-605-7325.
In Concert with trombonist Wycliffe Gordon and the University of Scranton Jazz Band. Houlihan-McLean Center, Mulberry Street and Jefferson Avenue, Scranton. Oct. 19 with a pre-concert music talk by Loren Schoenberg of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem at 7:30 p.m. followed by the concert at 8 p.m. Free. 941-7624.
Echoes of Arcadia, the season opener of the Arcadia Chorale (formerly the Robert Dale Chorale) with works by Eric Whitacre, Claudio Monteverdi, Stephen Chatman and Edward Elgar along with John Rutter’s “Birthday Madrigals” and Benjamin Britten’s “Hymn to St. Cecilia.” 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton; and 3 p.m. Oct. 20 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. $15, $12 seniors, $7 students. 408-4434 or arcadiachorale.org.
Technicolor Motor Home, a ten-piece ensemble paying tribute to the music of Steely Dan. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Oct. 19. $27. 325-0249.
Philly Funk Authority, the dance and party band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Oct. 19. $18. 325-0249.
NYC Comedy Night, a night of laughs with standup comics Teddy Love and Jerrold Benford with MC Father Paul. Corner Bistro Theater, 76-78 Main St., Carbondale. 8:30 p.m. Oct. 19. $15. 282-7499.
Conspirator, the electronic rock quartet. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 9 p.m. Oct. 19. $17 advance; $20 day of show. 420-2808.