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 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Low Cut Connie, Shilpa Ray, and Karikatura at Bowery Ballroom in New York, 12/02/16

PHOTOS: Low Cut Connie, Shilpa Ray, and Karikatura at Bowery Ballroom in New York, 12/02/16

After playing there back in April, Philadelphia rock ‘n’ roll band Low Cut Connie returned to The Bowery Ballroom in New York City to bring the house down again with Brooklyn cabaret punk powerhouse Shilpa Ray and NYC-based roots pop band Karikatura on Friday, Dec. 2. It was a great mix of original music to […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: XIXX: 20 Years and Counting with Machine Arms, Auxilia, Empire of the Sea, and more, 11/19/16

PHOTOS: XIXX: 20 Years and Counting with Machine Arms, Auxilia, Empire of the Sea, and more, 11/19/16

Artist, designer, and photographer Keith Perks has become an important contributor and good friend to NEPA Scene over the past two years, though he has been an integral part of the local scene for much longer than that. As Rich Perry explained in a column back in 2014, Perks was diagnosed with cancer, specifically Ewing’s […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: NEPA Scene Live with Joe Craig, James Barrett, Used-Car Cowboy, and Ryan Barry, 11/22/16

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: NEPA Scene Live with Joe Craig, James Barrett, Used-Car Cowboy, and Ryan Barry, 11/22/16

We kicked off our brand new NEPA Scene Live series at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant with an intimate local singer/songwriter night on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Each unsigned, independent artist was a finalist in previous seasons of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, and they all brought something different and special to the recently renovated […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Black Tie Stereo, Esta Coda, and The Boneflowers at The Leonard in Scranton, 11/04/16

PHOTOS: Black Tie Stereo, Esta Coda, and The Boneflowers at The Leonard in Scranton, 11/04/16

The Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene has lost a number of important venues for all-ages shows over the last few years, making it increasingly difficult for original local musicians to find places to play, so when the news came in 2014 that the former Moonshine Theater in downtown Scranton, which remained vacant for years, was under […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Brand New, The Front Bottoms, and Modern Baseball at PPL Center in Allentown, 11/11/16

PHOTOS: Brand New, The Front Bottoms, and Modern Baseball at PPL Center in Allentown, 11/11/16

Long Island alternative rock band Brand New may be breaking up in 2018, but something still rages inside them, as they proved to a huge crowd on Friday, Nov. 11 at the PPL Center in Allentown. Following opening sets by Modern Baseball and The Front Bottoms, the latter featuring a setup that turned the arena […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Cabinet Halloween show at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, 10/29/16

PHOTOS: Cabinet Halloween show at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, 10/29/16

If the world does end up like the post-apocalyptic desert of “Mad Max: Fury Road,” it’s comforting to know that we’ll have a band like Cabinet to play us all out. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jam-grass band packed the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg for their annual Halloween show on Saturday, Oct. 29, turning the stage into a […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: 2016 NEPA BlogCon at Penn State Worthington Scranton, 10/15/16

PHOTOS: 2016 NEPA BlogCon at Penn State Worthington Scranton, 10/15/16

In its fifth year, NEPA BlogCon held its first event in Lackawanna County, setting up a full day of networking and informative presentations about blogging, social media, and technology at Penn State Worthington Scranton in Dunmore on Saturday, Oct. 15. With a touching keynote speech by Indra Lahiri, Ph.D. and founder of Indraloka Animal Sanctuary […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Grant Williams CD release party with Behind the Grey and Katie Kelly at Thirst T’s, 10/14/16

PHOTOS: Grant Williams CD release party with Behind the Grey and Katie Kelly at Thirst T’s, 10/14/16

It’s not often that you hear a solo bass album, and it’s even less frequent to see a live show that revolves around the bass, so we just had to attend Grant Williams’ early release party for his debut album, “Suspended Animation,” at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant on Friday, Oct. 14. Wilkes-Barre […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Rock Carnival, Day 3 – Halestorm, The Used, Sebastian Bach, Jim Breuer, Tom Keifer, and more, 10/2/16

PHOTOS: Rock Carnival, Day 3 – Halestorm, The Used, Sebastian Bach, Jim Breuer, Tom Keifer, and more, 10/2/16

The second annual Rock Carnival brought some of the best rock and metal bands in the world to FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, New Jersey, and NEPA Scene was the only publication from Northeastern Pennsylvania to endure the bad weather to cover some badass music on Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2. “This year’s lineup […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Rock Carnival, Days 1-2 – Twisted Sister, Alice Cooper, Daughtry, Fuel, and more, 09/30-10/1/16

PHOTOS: Rock Carnival, Days 1-2 – Twisted Sister, Alice Cooper, Daughtry, Fuel, and more, 09/30-10/1/16

The second annual Rock Carnival brought some of the best rock and metal bands in the world to FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, New Jersey, and NEPA Scene was the only publication from Northeastern Pennsylvania to endure the bad weather to cover some badass music on Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2. “This year’s lineup […]