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 Matt Hannon

PHOTOS: Eww Yaboo, Dice Island, Those Clever Foxes, Brian TV, and Half Dollar, 02/06/15

PHOTOS: Eww Yaboo, Dice Island, Those Clever Foxes, Brian TV, and Half Dollar, 02/06/15

It was a musically diverse evening on Friday, Feb. 6 when the Get Cryptic-sponsored event “First Friday with Get Cryptic and Friends” took over both the Bart & Urby’s and The Other Side stages in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Six bands joined the lineup for what would be Get Cryptic mastermind Eric Davis’ last show in Northeastern […]

 Cami Kyttle

PHOTOS: Lee Brice at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 02/13/15

PHOTOS: Lee Brice at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 02/13/15

On Friday, Feb. 13, lucky country music fans packed the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre for new country superstar Lee Brice, who is on tour supporting his latest album, “I Don’t Dance.” He may not dance, but the sold-out crowd certainly did as he played through hits like “Hard 2 Love,” […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Synaesthesia Social’s private Synaesthetic Birthday Celebration, 02/08/15

PHOTOS: Synaesthesia Social’s private Synaesthetic Birthday Celebration, 02/08/15

Synaesthesia Social founder Ted Michalowski celebrated his birthday in the only way an eccentric illustrator should – by holding a private Synaesthetic Birthday Celebration at the Olde Brick Theatre in Scranton on Sunday, Feb. 8, featuring live music, illustration, performance art, and even circus acts. Music was provided by the Improvisational All-Star Syntet (Jason Smeltzer, […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: First Friday Scranton, 02/06/15

PHOTOS: First Friday Scranton, 02/06/15

Freezing weather does not stop great art – nor does it stop people from attending First Friday Scranton, even in February. Michael Straub Photography provided NEPA Scene with photos from several venues throughout the art walk, which we’re very grateful for, as most of our staff were battling colds that weekend. If you were stuck […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 01/27/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 01/27/15

For the second week in a row, another young local musician – acoustic rocker C-Rock – won the audience vote on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at the NEPA Scene Open Mic Night at The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre. East Stroudsburg native C-Rock (pictured above), who recently released an EP called “Common Cents,” has been a regular […]

 Ken Jones

PHOTOS: The Idol Kings at the Scranton Cultural Center, 01/17/15

PHOTOS: The Idol Kings at the Scranton Cultural Center, 01/17/15

The Idol Kings may be from Northeastern Pennsylvania, but they rarely have the opportunity to play at home with so many shows on the road. That changed on Saturday, Jan. 17 when they made their debut at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, performing the songs of Journey, Tom Petty, and John Mellencamp […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ by REV Theatre Company at the Scranton Cultural Center, 01/30/15

PHOTOS: Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ by REV Theatre Company at the Scranton Cultural Center, 01/30/15

The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple partnered with REV Theatre Company to create “Living Shakespeare” in the SCC’s Shopland Hall, the first production in the planned series being “Hamlet” on Friday, Jan. 30 and Saturday, Jan. 31. Directed by Rosey Hay, the production featured actors from New York City, Philadelphia, and Scranton, with […]

 Brittany Boote

PHOTOS: Cabinet at Higher Ground in Vermont, 01/31/15

PHOTOS: Cabinet at Higher Ground in Vermont, 01/31/15

Northeastern Pennsylvania bluegrass band Cabinet finished up their Mid-Winter Tour on a high note at Higher Ground in South Burlington, Vermont on Saturday, Jan. 31. Calling the venue “one of our favorite spots in the US of A for sure” on their Facebook page, it may have been a long drive home for the homegrown […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Title Fight ‘Hyperview’ record release show, 02/03/15

PHOTOS: Title Fight ‘Hyperview’ record release show, 02/03/15

Since signing with Anti- Records and being covered by major media outlets like NPR, Vogue, and Pitchfork, Title Fight may have reached a new level of popularity recently, but their Northeastern Pennsylvania roots remain strong. The Kingston punk/shoegaze band held a free all-ages record release show right at home at the Gallery of Sound in […]

 Michelle Beck

PHOTOS: Vice Grip, Final Descent, Nothing Left, and Being, 01/31/15

PHOTOS: Vice Grip, Final Descent, Nothing Left, and Being, 01/31/15

For a show billed as “Escape from NEPA,” four young bands and their fans packed into the small space in Embassy Vinyl in downtown Scranton for a big night of punk, hardcore, and powerviolence on Saturday, Jan. 31. Being, Final Descent, Nothing Left, and Vice Grip tore things up and inspired plenty of sing-alongs. Unfortunately, […]

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