Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Breaking Benjamin meet and greet at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre, 04/14/18

PHOTOS: Breaking Benjamin meet and greet at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre, 04/14/18

Record Store Day, coming up this Saturday, is typically the Gallery of Sound’s biggest day of the year, but last Saturday, April 14 may have already topped it. Lines of fans wrapped around the Wilkes-Barre store and across the parking lot, all eager to welcome Breaking Benjamin back to their hometown a day after their […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Electric City Tattoo Convention at the Hilton Scranton, 04/14/18

PHOTOS: Electric City Tattoo Convention at the Hilton Scranton, 04/14/18

Even after Electric City Tattoo opened a second location in Wilkes-Barre last fall and shuffled a few employees around, the popular shop in downtown Scranton found enough time to organize a bigger and better convention on Friday, April 13 through Sunday, April 15. For its ninth year, the Electric City Tattoo Convention took advantage of […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Will Wood and the Tapeworms, The Cryptid, Static in the Attic, and Harambe at Levels in Scranton, 03/14/18

PHOTOS: Will Wood and the Tapeworms, The Cryptid, Static in the Attic, and Harambe at Levels in Scranton, 03/14/18

Levels Bar & Grill in downtown Scranton is typically home to college dance parties with DJs and cover bands, but on Wednesday, March 14, the venue hosted something decidedly different and unlike anything else going on in the local music scene at the moment… or possibly ever. Avant-garde, experimental pop rock group Will Wood and […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: 44th annual New York City Village Halloween Parade, 10/31/17

PHOTOS: 44th annual New York City Village Halloween Parade, 10/31/17

Just hours after a terrorist drove a pickup truck into innocent civilians in Lower Manhattan, killing eight people and injuring 11, the 44th annual Village Halloween Parade marched down the streets of Greenwich Village undeterred, drawing an estimated 1.5 million costumes, artists, and spectators. Led by Grand Marshal Anjelica, a Brooklyn recording artist, in a […]

 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 […]

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