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 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen and Ed Randazzo at Mauch Chunk Opera House, 01/13/18

PHOTOS: Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen and Ed Randazzo at Mauch Chunk Opera House, 01/13/18

Wilkes-Barre rock trio Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen returned to Jim Thorpe for their first show of the new year on Saturday, Jan. 13, heating up the Mauch Chunk Opera House with some red hot blues licks on a cold, snowy night. West Pittston roots rock vocalist Ed Randazzo opened the concert with some […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Cabinet’s final show at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre with Serene Green, 12/31/17

PHOTOS: Cabinet’s final show at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre with Serene Green, 12/31/17

The end of 2017 also marked the end of an era for one of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s most popular and successful local bands, Cabinet. Less than two weeks before their short New Year’s Eve tour that stopped at Higher Ground in Burlington, Vermont on Friday, Dec. 29, the Westcott Theater in Syracuse, New York on Saturday, […]

 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 […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Destination West Duo at The V-Spot in Scranton, 12/12/17

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Destination West Duo at The V-Spot in Scranton, 12/12/17

A week before the NEPA Scene Rising Talent Finals Showcase at The V-Spot in Scranton, vocalist/guitarist Mike Baresse and bassist Bob Hallock of Scranton hard rock band Destination West took the stage as a duo for a night of covers and an original song or two on Tuesday, Dec. 12. With both musicians also playing […]

 Rich Howells

REVIEW/PHOTOS: NEPA Holiday Show with Menzingers, Tigers Jaw, and more in Scranton, 12/16/17

REVIEW/PHOTOS: NEPA Holiday Show with Menzingers, Tigers Jaw, and more in Scranton, 12/16/17

A little snow couldn’t keep away hundreds of fans of all ages, some who drove from hours away and others eager to see their hometown friends again, from piling into the Grand Ballroom of the Scranton Cultural Center on Saturday, Dec. 16 for the seventh annual NEPA Holiday Show. Started by The Menzingers and Tigers […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: ScrantonMade Holiday Market at The Globe Store with Dishonest Fiddlers, 12/03/17

PHOTOS: ScrantonMade Holiday Market at The Globe Store with Dishonest Fiddlers, 12/03/17

After the major success of last year, the ScrantonMade Holiday Market returned for the second year to the old Globe Store in downtown Scranton, turning what is now the Lackawanna County Government Center into a nostalgic trip down memory lane for those who remember the holiday rush of department store shopping on Friday, Dec. 1 […]

 Jason Riedmiller

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Spoon and White Reaper at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, 12/03/17

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Spoon and White Reaper at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, 12/03/17

“Controlled chaos” are the two words that best describe Spoon’s whirlwind performance at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Sunday, Dec. 3. From the moment opener White Reaper ended their set, a single note soaked in white noise rang out for 20 minutes until the stage went black and keyboardist Alex Fischel broke into “Do […]

 Rich Howells

REVIEW: Breaking Benjamin rewards hometown fans with surprise acoustic show in Luzerne

REVIEW: Breaking Benjamin rewards hometown fans with surprise acoustic show in Luzerne

Arriving just before Breaking Benjamin started their first song on Thursday, Nov. 30, it seemed like this would be the first show that NEPA Scene would have to review from outside the venue looking in. That’s because, just two days ago, the multi-platinum-selling rock band from Wilkes-Barre surprised their hometown fans by announcing a free, […]

 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 […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Scranton Comic Con at Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 11/19/17

PHOTOS: Scranton Comic Con at Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 11/19/17

The Scranton Comic Book Convention returned to the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in downtown Scranton for its fall edition on Sunday, Nov. 19, filling a ballroom with comics, collectibles, original artwork, door prizes, a few cosplayers, and plenty of geeky fun. Guests in attendance included Darren Auck (veteran illustrator for Marvel Comics, including “Hulk vs. […]

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