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 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 […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2017 Peach Music Festival Edition

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2017 Peach Music Festival Edition

It has been a while since I’ve shot Beautiful People, so I took these with a small Fujifilm point-and-shoot camera during the sixth annual Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Friday, Aug. 11. I think they came out just peachy. See NEPA Scene’s photos of the bands playing at […]

 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 […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: TajMo with Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 08/10/17

PHOTOS: TajMo with Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 08/10/17

Wonder Twin powers activate! After years of mutual admiration, blues super duo Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ are touring together in support of their first collaborative album, “TajMo.” The self-produced record contains six original songs as well as covers of tunes by everyone from The Who to John Mayer. “He’s a stellar human being, just […]

 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 […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Dweezil Zappa at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 08/03/17

PHOTOS: Dweezil Zappa at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 08/03/17

Not even the looming threat of legal troubles could stop virtuoso guitarist Dweezil Zappa from playing his father Frank Zappa’s music at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Aug. 3. While embroiled in a copyright dispute with the Zappa Family Trust over his use of the Zappa name, Dweezil embarked on the Cease […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Rancid and Dropkick Murphys at Festival Pier in Philadelphia, 08/03/17

PHOTOS: Rancid and Dropkick Murphys at Festival Pier in Philadelphia, 08/03/17

Generations of punk rock fans gathered at the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia on Thursday, Aug. 3 for a concert that was decades in the making. After many years of history together, Rancid and Dropkick Murphys have embarked on the From Boston to Berkeley Tour, co-headlining a series of shows starting in Bangor, […]

 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 […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Arts on the Square in Scranton with Start Making Sense, Rogue Chimp, Starbird, and more, 07/29/17

PHOTOS: Arts on the Square in Scranton with Start Making Sense, Rogue Chimp, Starbird, and more, 07/29/17

Last year, pouring rain swept Arts on the Square away, forcing Scranton’s largest arts festival to close down before it ever really got started. The fifth annual event on Saturday, July 29, however, was quite the opposite, bringing thousands downtown to enjoy over 100 vendors, live art demonstrations, a variety of food, family activities, and […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Peter Cetera of Chicago at Misericordia Under the Stars Summer Arts Festival, 07/29/17

PHOTOS: Peter Cetera of Chicago at Misericordia Under the Stars Summer Arts Festival, 07/29/17

Hit-making singer/songwriter Peter Cetera, best known as a Grammy Award-winning original member of Chicago before launching a successful solo career, headlined the Starlight Concert of Misericordia University’s annual Under the Stars Summer Arts Festival on Saturday, July 29 at the outdoor Wells Fargo Amphitheater in the center of its campus in Dallas. With over 1,700 […]