January 18, 2022

Come See NEPA Bands Lifer and University Drive at River Street Jazz Cafe

For those who enjoy live performances, supporting local talent, and amazing food, there is no better place to be than at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains. If you’re a fan of rock music, you need to come by for our February 11th show with Lifer and special guest University Drive. These local bands are sure to put on a performance you won’t want to miss. Whether you’re a long-time fan or want to come to check out both acts for the first time, you’ll want to be sure you get tickets for this upcoming show.


Anyone who’s up to date with the local music scene should already be familiar with Lifer. The band originated in Wilkes-Barre and has amassed a huge amount of popularity over the years. Lifer first got started in 1999 under the name Strangers with Candy and originally played covers of songs by bands like Rage Against the Machine, Deftones, and Tool, as well as original songs. The band received a huge amount of exposure when they entered MTV’s Ultimate Cover Band Contest in 2000 and they signed with Republic/Universal Records the same year. They’ve opened for various well-known bands, including Nickelback and Staind.

Their original run lasted until 2002. During this time, original members Aaron Fink and Mark Klepaski joined another famous band from the area, Breaking Benjamin. The band got back together briefly in 2010 for a benefit concert. Fortunately for fans everywhere, Lifer got back together again in 2018 with nearly all of the original members and has continued to do live performances and create new music. Lifer’s current lineup consists of vocalist Nick Coyle, guitarist Aaron Fink, drummer Tony Kruszka, and bassist Mike Morgan.

University Drive

At our February 11th show, you won’t get to see just one talented local rock band, but two. Scranton-based alternative rock band University Drive will be performing as a special guest, making this one night you need to get tickets for. Like Lifer, while University Drive got its start in NEPA, the five-piece band has performed all over the country and finds fans wherever they perform. University Drive has toured with Cold, which Lifer’s Nick Coyle is also currently the guitarist for, and has released several studio albums.

Get Your Tickets for February 11th Today

With two incredibly successful local bands playing on the same night, this is a great opportunity for everyone to see how much talent our area has to offer. Get your friends together and enjoy a great night with Lifer and University Drive at the best place to see live music in NEPA – the River Street Jazz Cafe. Our February 11th show is for guests aged 21 and up starts at 9 PM. Doors open at 8 PM, so be sure to get there on time.

Get tickets to see Lifer and University Drive and check out the other amazing shows we have lined up.