Music

 Brad Patton

CONCERT REVIEW: Holiday magic of Wizards of Winter extends beyond TSO tribute in Wilkes-Barre

CONCERT REVIEW: Holiday magic of Wizards of Winter extends beyond TSO tribute in Wilkes-Barre

I’m sure a lot of us in attendance at the Wizards of Winter concert at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Nov. 27 didn’t know quite what to expect. Knowing the group began life in 2009 as a Trans-Siberian Orchestra tribute band, many of us assumed the show would be just […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

B Street Band performs with original Bruce Springsteen drummer in Jim Thorpe on Dec. 26

B Street Band performs with original Bruce Springsteen drummer in Jim Thorpe on Dec. 26

From a press release: The popular Bruce Springsteen tribute band, The B Street Band, will perform at Jim Thorpe’s Mauch Chunk Opera House the day after Christmas, Saturday, Dec. 26, and will feature original E Street Band drummer, Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez. The all-ages show begins at 8 p.m. Recently inducted into the Rock and […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent Finals Showcase, 12/01/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent Finals Showcase, 12/01/15

After three months and over 200 performances by artists of all kinds from across Northeastern Pennsylvania and beyond, the 12 weekly winners chosen by audiences during Season 2 of the NEPA Scene’s Got Talent open mic and talent competition gathered at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant on Dec. 1 for the Finals Showcase, […]

 Rich Howells

Mohegan Sun Pocono looking for musicians to compete in 2016 Battle of the Bands in Wilkes-Barre

Mohegan Sun Pocono looking for musicians to compete in 2016 Battle of the Bands in Wilkes-Barre

From a press release: Does your band have what it takes to reign supreme? Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre wants to know! Their sixth annual Battle of the Bands competition kicks off on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Breakers, and starting now, Mohegan Sun is looking for the best bands in Northeastern Pennsylvania to compete. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

British new wave group Duran Duran performs at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on April 5

British new wave group Duran Duran performs at  Sands Bethlehem Event Center on April 5

From a press release: In what is promising to be one of the most eagerly anticipated tours of 2016, multi-platinum superstars Duran Duran have announced that they will hit the road for an extensive North American arena and amphitheater tour next year in support of their current album, “Paper Gods.” The tour stops at the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Megadeth storms the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on March 19 with Suicidal Tendencies and Children of Bodom

Megadeth storms the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on March 19 with Suicidal Tendencies and Children of Bodom

From a press release: Megadeth – the thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California known for their technical style, featuring fast rhythm sections and complex arrangements, and themes of death, war, politics and religion in their lyrics – has announced the 2016 “Dystopia World Tour,” which stops at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Saturday, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band return to Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Feb. 12

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band return to Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Feb. 12

From a press release: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will launch “The River Tour,” a nine-week U.S. trek, on Saturday, Jan. 16 in Pittsburgh. The announcement of the tour coincides with today’s release of “The Ties That Bind: The River Collection,” a comprehensive look at the era of “The River” album from 1980 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

KICK take ‘The INXS Experience’ to Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Jan. 23

KICK take ‘The INXS Experience’ to Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Jan. 23

From a press release: KICK – The INXS Experience is a unique blend of incredibly talented musicians who bring the highest level of musicianship while showing a true passion for the music of INXS, causing the spontaneous eruption of a party in the house – the Mauch Chunk Opera House, that is. KICK performs at […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Splintered Sunlight plays Grateful Dead Christmas show in Jim Thorpe on Dec. 18

Splintered Sunlight plays Grateful Dead Christmas show in Jim Thorpe on Dec. 18

From a press release: There was no way that the teenaged Butchy Sochorow would miss the final concert of his first tour with the Grateful Dead, his favorite musical tribe. It was one of many examples of Deadication for Sochorow, who attended more than 200 shows by the Grateful Dead from 1984-1995, the year the […]

 Brad Patton

CONCERT REVIEW: Brian Setzer rocked Christmas tunes like Santa on a hot tin roof in Wilkes-Barre

CONCERT REVIEW: Brian Setzer rocked Christmas tunes like Santa on a hot tin roof in Wilkes-Barre

The holiday season in Northeastern Pennsylvania got off to a swinging start on Wednesday, Nov. 25 when the Brian Setzer Orchestra brought its 12th annual “Christmas Rocks!” tour to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre. The Thanksgiving Eve concert featured a fine mixture of holiday tunes from the big band’s three […]