Music

 NEPA Scene Staff

Leroy Justice brings classic rock for modern times to Hawley on April 11

Leroy Justice brings classic rock for modern times to Hawley on April 11

From a press release: Local American classic rock lovers are in for a treat on Saturday, April 11 at 8 p.m. Jill Carletti, managing director of Harmony Presents, calls their next band, Leroy Justice, “a classic rock legend in the making, displaying the kind of songwriting and arranging skills that have characterized our favorite American […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Philly’s award-winning funk/jazz group the Dirk Quinn Band in Hawley on April 10

Philly’s award-winning funk/jazz group the Dirk Quinn Band in Hawley on April 10

From a press release: On Friday, April 10 at 8 p.m., Harmony Presents will showcase a jazz, funk, and improvisation group, the Dirk Quinn Band, at the Hawley Silk Mill. “Fleet-fingered Philadelphia-based guitarist Dirk Quinn could easily be mistaken for the son of legendary rock guitarist Jeff Beck. However, Dirk’s fiery electric work is firmly […]

 Chris Hughes

Vinyl records and the mystery of ‘Hey Sandy:’ In-depth with Mark Mulcahy of Polaris

Vinyl records and the mystery of ‘Hey Sandy:’ In-depth with Mark Mulcahy of Polaris

Nickelodeon's 'Pete and Pete' house band tours through New York and Philadelphia May 15-16

For part of his musical career, Mark Mulcahy had lived under the specter of being the frontman for Miracle Legion. These days, it may be more likely to see him listed as the voice of Polaris, the house band for Nickelodeon’s “The Adventures of Pete and Pete.” The success of a band that never truly […]

 Cami Kyttle

PHOTOS: I Prevail, Chasing Safety, and Too Close to Touch at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 03/26/15

PHOTOS: I Prevail, Chasing Safety, and Too Close to Touch at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 03/26/15

Just one day after announcing their signing to Fearless Records, post-hardcore band I Prevail brought their “Heart vs. Mind” tour to the lobby of the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, March 26. “We are honored to partner with Fearless, a record company with a long history committed to artist development. It is beyond […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Paul Thorn brings blues-rock sound to Kirby Center’s Chandelier Lobby on April 17

Paul Thorn brings blues-rock sound to Kirby Center’s Chandelier Lobby on April 17

From a press release: Roots-rock songwriter and performer Paul Thorn will bring his anthemic songs from his new album, Too Blessed to Be Stressed,” to the F.M. Kirby Center’s Chandelier Lobby series on Friday, April 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show, plus fees, are […]

 Mark Uricheck

New tour and album, ‘Rivals,’ gets Coal Chamber burning again

New tour and album, ‘Rivals,’ gets Coal Chamber burning again

Nu-metal band reunites and performs across the tri-state area April 2-6

Even though they’ve regrouped sporadically to play live since a “permanent” disbandment announcement in 2005, notably in the form of high-profile gigs at Australia’s Soundwave Festival in 2012 and a 2013 European festival run (Download, Graspop, Nova Rock, etc.), Coal Chamber hasn’t released a studio album since 2002’s “Dark Days.” This 13-year dry streak will […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Michael Bolton will perform at Mohegan Sun Casino in Wilkes-Barre on June 13

Michael Bolton will perform at Mohegan Sun Casino in Wilkes-Barre on June 13

From a press release: Known for his iconic and timeless music, Michael Bolton will bring his Grammy award-winning talents to the Keystone Grand Ballroom at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, June 13. Some of Bolton’s most popular hits include “When a Man Loves a Woman,” “How Am I Supposed to Live […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 1, 03/24/15

VIDEOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 1, 03/24/15

Every week of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, our free open mic and talent competition at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, we’ll post a few videos of various artists from the night, in addition to photos of all the performers. This is just a small sampling of the 22 local performers who took the […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Skip Monday (Kaylin Karr and Nathan Montella)

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Skip Monday (Kaylin Karr and Nathan Montella)

Every week of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, our free open mic and talent competition at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, we feature a quick Q&A with the latest audience vote winner, which was Scranton indie pop duo Skip Monday on March 24. The weekly winner receives $50 in cash and the headlining slot […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 1, 03/24/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 1, 03/24/15

The local community support for the first-ever NEPA Scene’s Got Talent open mic and talent competition on Tuesday, March 24 shattered our expectations, drawing a larger crowd than we ever received at our previous open mic events in Wilkes-Barre and breaking our record number of performers. 22 acts, including performers from the NEPA Scene Talent […]