Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Trophy Scars 15th anniversary show with Will Wood and the Tapeworms and Latewaves, 11/04/17

PHOTOS: Trophy Scars 15th anniversary show with Will Wood and the Tapeworms and Latewaves, 11/04/17

After releasing their first new song since their 2014 album “Holy Vacants” earlier this year, Morristown, New Jersey experimental rock band Trophy Scars celebrated their 15th anniversary with a concert at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City on Saturday, Nov. 4 with Will Wood and the Tapeworms and Latewaves. Vocalist Jerry Jones was taking some […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference in Scranton, 09/15-16/17

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference in Scranton, 09/15-16/17

The Electric City Music Conference continues to be the largest celebration of local music in Northeastern Pennsylvania, hosting over 150 bands from eight states in 11 different venues. Starting on Thursday, Sept. 14 with the Steamtown Music Awards at The V-Spot, the fourth annual conference may have been the best one yet, featuring packed performances […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: 2017 Steamtown Music Awards ceremony in Scranton (with winners list), 09/14/17

PHOTOS: 2017 Steamtown Music Awards ceremony in Scranton (with winners list), 09/14/17

The fourth annual Electric City Music Conference kicked off on Thursday, Sept. 14 with the Steamtown Music Awards at The V-Spot in Scranton, a huge party filled with local musicians of all genres and generations that spilled out into the street and raged long into the night. With red carpet interviews by NEPA Scene and […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 08/11-12/17

PHOTOS: Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 08/11-12/17

Following the deaths of Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks earlier this year, the sixth annual Peach Music Festival on Thursday, Aug. 10 through Sunday, Aug. 13 was the first year without Gregg or The Allman Brothers Band, but their presence was still felt throughout The Pavilion at Montage Mountain and Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: XPoNential Music Festival, Day 3 – Drive-By Truckers, Davy Knowles, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and more, 07/30/17

PHOTOS: XPoNential Music Festival, Day 3 – Drive-By Truckers, Davy Knowles, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and more, 07/30/17

After covering two days last year, NEPA Scene returned to tackle all three days of the 2017 XPoNential Music Festival in Camden, New Jersey just outside of Philadelphia, home of award-winning radio station WXPN 88.5 FM, the curators of the festival. From Friday, July 28 through Sunday, July 30, the family-friendly event was held for […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: XPoNential Music Festival, Day 2 – Strand of Oaks, Charles Bradley, Rhiannon Giddens, and more, 07/29/17

PHOTOS: XPoNential Music Festival, Day 2 – Strand of Oaks, Charles Bradley, Rhiannon Giddens, and more, 07/29/17

After covering two days last year, NEPA Scene returned to tackle all three days of the 2017 XPoNential Music Festival in Camden, New Jersey just outside of Philadelphia, home of award-winning radio station WXPN 88.5 FM, the curators of the festival. From Friday, July 28 through Sunday, July 30, the family-friendly event was held for […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: XPoNential Music Festival, Day 1 – Wilco, Conor Oberst, Hop Along, Offa Rex, and more, 07/28/17

PHOTOS: XPoNential Music Festival, Day 1 – Wilco, Conor Oberst, Hop Along, Offa Rex, and more, 07/28/17

After covering two days last year, NEPA Scene returned to tackle all three days of the 2017 XPoNential Music Festival in Camden, New Jersey just outside of Philadelphia, home of award-winning radio station WXPN 88.5 FM, the curators of the festival. From Friday, July 28 through Sunday, July 30, the family-friendly event was held for […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Godsmack and Like a Storm at Musikfest at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, 08/09/17

PHOTOS: Godsmack and Like a Storm at Musikfest at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, 08/09/17

Before going back into the studio to record their next album, multi-platinum rock band Godsmack headlined Musikfest on the Sands Steel Stage at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem on Wednesday, Aug. 9, delivering a career-spanning set that went back almost 20 years. Following sets by hard rock bands Another Day Dawns from Lehighton and Like a […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Live (original lineup) at Musikfest at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, 08/07/17

PHOTOS: Live (original lineup) at Musikfest at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, 08/07/17

Reuniting with singer Ed Kowalczyk and touring with their founding lineup for the first time since 2009, chart-topping alternative rock band Live headlined Musikfest on the Sands Steel Stage at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem on Monday, Aug. 7. The multi-platinum-selling rockers from York, Pennsylvania last played Musikfest back in 2002, and with the original group […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Gene Ween Does Billy Joel with Paul Green Rock Academy at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 08/05/17

PHOTOS: Gene Ween Does Billy Joel with Paul Green Rock Academy at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 08/05/17

Aaron Freeman may be known best as Gene Ween, the frontman of alternative rock band Ween from New Hope, Pennsylvania, but on Saturday, Aug. 5, he embodied a very different singer/songwriter for an intimate set of Billy Joel songs in the Chandelier Lobby of the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre. The night began with a […]

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