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 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Come as You Are’ to Nirvana tribute band Nirvanish at Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Oct. 26

‘Come as You Are’ to Nirvana tribute band Nirvanish at Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Oct. 26

From a press release: Nirvanish, a Los Angeles-based tribute to Nirvana that strives to replicate the audio integrity of Nirvana’s recorded work while capturing the electric fury that the group was known for on stage, will perform at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Thursday, Oct. 26. Doors open at 7 p.m., […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

All-ages Halloween rock party in Clarks Summit on Oct. 29 benefits kids’ music programs

All-ages Halloween rock party in Clarks Summit on Oct. 29 benefits kids’ music programs

From a press release: Making Music Matter for Kids, a local nonprofit organization that supports free music programs in low-income communities, will host its annual all-ages Halloween rock party at the Clarks Summit Fire Company on Sunday, Oct. 29, featuring live music, food, beer, costume contests for both kids and adults, games, and more. Doors […]

 Rich Howells

MUSIC VIDEO: A fun-loving skeleton dances around Wilkes-Barre in A Fire With Friends’ ‘Pocket Leaves’

Earlier this month, NEPA Scene premiered the lyric video for “Cat Sitting, LA,” the first single from Scranton indie rock band A Fire With Friends’ upcoming album, “Polaroids.” They have since followed up with a music video for another song, “Pocket Leaves,” that embraces the strange fun of the Halloween season. Uploaded on Friday the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Arrival from Sweden pays tribute to ABBA at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 20

Arrival from Sweden pays tribute to ABBA at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 20

From a press release: One of the world’s most popular and bestselling ABBA tribute shows, Arrival from Sweden, will visit the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at 7 p.m. Tickets, which are $25 and $35, plus fees, are on sale now and available at the Kirby Center box office (71 […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Rising Talent at V-Spot in Scranton, Week 4, 10/10/17

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Rising Talent at V-Spot in Scranton, Week 4, 10/10/17

NEPA Scene Rising Talent had its most exciting week yet on Tuesday, Oct. 10, opening with a special performance by SUZE singer Adam McKinley and packing the place with both performers and engaged audience members both in person and on the Facebook Live stream. Week 4 of the open mic and talent contest brought a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Metal bands Killswitch Engage and Anthrax shred at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Jan. 27

Metal bands Killswitch Engage and Anthrax shred at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Jan. 27

From a press release: It was announced today that gold-selling Massachusetts metalcore outfit Killswitch Engage and legendary Big Four thrash metal band Anthrax will bring The Killthrax Tour to the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. with special guests Havok. Tickets, which are $35 in advance, go on sale […]

 Jason Riedmiller

CONCERT REVIEW: Jim Thorpe gets with the ‘Program’ as Living Colour rocks Penn’s Peak

CONCERT REVIEW: Jim Thorpe gets with the ‘Program’ as Living Colour rocks Penn’s Peak

“Is this an Amish meeting hall? Was it raised in a day?” vocalist Corey Glover asked of the cavernous wood-lined concert hall after Living Colour’s blistering cover of Robert Johnson’s “Preachin’ Blues” opened their show at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Friday, Oct. 13. Glover’s stage banter seemed uncomfortable all night, as he knew […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERES: NEPA alt rockers Permanence and Alma Mater team up for split EP

SONG PREMIERES: NEPA alt rockers Permanence and Alma Mater team up for split EP

As they announced during NEPA Scene’s red carpet interview at the Steamtown Music Awards last month, two local alternative rock bands are releasing a split EP together on Saturday, Oct. 14, and we’ve got an exclusive first listen to singles from both acts. Both Scranton’s Permanence and Wilkes-Barre’s Alma Mater are following up their respective […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton rock band Graces Downfall returns from year-long hiatus with Black Friday show at The V-Spot

Scranton rock band Graces Downfall returns from year-long hiatus with Black Friday show at The V-Spot

This week, popular Scranton grunge rock band Graces Downfall announced that they will return from their year-long hiatus on Friday, Nov. 24 at 10 p.m. at The V-Spot in Scranton. In a press release, the band revealed that it will feature a newly revamped lineup. Lead singer Ken Norton explained that they “needed a break […]

 Alex Seeley

PHOTOS: Stone Sour, Steel Panther, and Cherry Bombs at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, 10/03/17

PHOTOS: Stone Sour, Steel Panther, and Cherry Bombs at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, 10/03/17

With fire dancing, sharp weapons, comedic parody, confetti guns, wacky waving inflatable tube men, and an unexpected leg injury, the Stone Sour concert at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Tuesday, Oct. 3 was a wild and certainly unforgettable night. It began with the Cherry Bombs, who aren’t so much a band as “a rock […]

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