Alex Seeley

PHOTOS: Black Label Society, Corrosion of Conformity, and Red Fang in Philadelphia, 02/03/18

PHOTOS: Black Label Society, Corrosion of Conformity, and Red Fang in Philadelphia, 02/03/18

Before traveling the world as Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist on the legendary singer’s farewell tour later this year, Zakk Wylde is touring the country with his own heavy metal band, Black Label Society, in support of their latest album, “Grimmest Hits,” released on Jan. 19. Despite the title, this record by the New Jersey-born singer, songwriter, […]

 Alex Seeley

PHOTOS: NEPA Scenefest at Backyard Ale House and The Keys in Scranton, 12/09/17

PHOTOS: NEPA Scenefest at Backyard Ale House and The Keys in Scranton, 12/09/17

During the NEPA Scene Rising Talent open mic and talent contest, local artists and longtime fans of NEPA Scene surprised founder and editor Rich Howells with a keystone logo cake and the announcement that they had secretly organized the first-ever NEPA Scenefest, a fundraiser to give back to the website and bolster its mission to […]

 Alex Seeley

PHOTOS: Stone Sour, Steel Panther, and Cherry Bombs at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, 10/03/17

PHOTOS: Stone Sour, Steel Panther, and Cherry Bombs at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, 10/03/17

With fire dancing, sharp weapons, comedic parody, confetti guns, wacky waving inflatable tube men, and an unexpected leg injury, the Stone Sour concert at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Tuesday, Oct. 3 was a wild and certainly unforgettable night. It began with the Cherry Bombs, who aren’t so much a band as “a rock […]

 Alex Seeley

PHOTOS: Social Distortion and Jade Jackson at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, 08/08/17

PHOTOS: Social Distortion and Jade Jackson at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, 08/08/17

One of the longest-running and most popular punk rock bands of all time, Social Distortion, returned to the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Tuesday, Aug. 8, playing songs that spanned over three decades while still performing with youthful energy. Fellow Californian Jade Jackson and her band opened the show, fulfilling a longtime dream of the […]

 Alex Seeley

PHOTOS: Eye on Attraction returns with Esta Coda and Katie Evans at O’Leary’s Pub in Scranton, 04/29/17

PHOTOS: Eye on Attraction returns with Esta Coda and Katie Evans at O’Leary’s Pub in Scranton, 04/29/17

Anticipation was high at O’Leary’s Pub in Scranton on Saturday, April 29. It had been over a year since progressive/alternative rock band Eye on Attraction had toured with Adelitas Way and parted ways with their second vocalist, and almost two years since they played back in their hometown. That night was also the debut of […]

 Alex Seeley

PHOTOS: Reaper’s Revenge ‘Halfway to Halloween’ party at The Leonard in Scranton, 04/29/17

PHOTOS: Reaper’s Revenge ‘Halfway to Halloween’ party at The Leonard in Scranton, 04/29/17

Anyone who has been to Reaper’s Revenge Haunted Attraction in Scranton knows how passionate the organizers, actors, and crew are about Halloween, so it’s no surprise that they didn’t wait until the leaves started changing this year to dress up and get down. “America’s best haunted attraction” hosted a “Halfway to Halloween Hullabaloo,” a dance […]

 Alex Seeley

PHOTOS: The Lonely Moon debut show with Permanence, Amplifiers, and University Drive in Wilkes-Barre, 04/13/17

PHOTOS: The Lonely Moon debut show with Permanence, Amplifiers, and University Drive in Wilkes-Barre, 04/13/17

The Lonely Moon, a new solo project from Rafael Pimentel, former guitarist and backing vocalist for Scranton post-hardcore band Silhouette Lies, rose last Thursday, April 13 at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre, surrounded by friends and former bandmates who joined him for the project’s debut live performance. Another new alternative rock band from Scranton, Permanence, […]

 Alex Seeley

PHOTOS: Saliva Live and Unplugged with University Drive and Give Up at The Leonard in Scranton, 04/14/17

PHOTOS: Saliva Live and Unplugged with University Drive and Give Up at The Leonard in Scranton, 04/14/17

While Saliva is best known for their chart-topping hard rock hits featured in movies, video games, and WWE events in the early 2000s, the platinum-selling alternative rock band embarked on an acoustic tour called Live and Unplugged this year to show a different side of the band, stopping at The Leonard Theater in downtown Scranton […]

 Alex Seeley

PHOTOS: Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, and Of Mice & Men at Giant Center in Hershey, 07/10/16

PHOTOS: Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, and Of Mice & Men at Giant Center in Hershey, 07/10/16

Two of modern metal’s biggest acts, Slipknot and Marilyn Manson, co-headlined a night of musical mayhem at the Giant Center in Hershey on Sunday, July 10 with metalcore band Of Mice & Men. Speaking about touring with Mason last month, Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor told Rolling Stone, “There’s a positive competition there that we both […]

 Alex Seeley

PHOTOS: Fire at the Furnace at the Scranton Iron Furnaces, 06/03/16

PHOTOS: Fire at the Furnace at the Scranton Iron Furnaces, 06/03/16

Art and industry combine in spectacular fashion every year at the Fire at the Furnace with live iron pour demonstrations and other cultural events, but the sixth annual gathering at the historic Scranton Iron Furnaces on Friday, June 3 brought two special people together as well. Nikki Moser, organizer of Fire at the Furnace and […]