Music

 Rich Howells

Down to Six announce lineup changes, work on new album

Down to Six announce lineup changes, work on new album

Wilkes-Barre alt rockers Down to Six announced a few lineup changes today via Facebook, including two new additions and the return of a previous member. Joe Wilga and Bill Gerrity of Scranton indie band Lost Continents are now handling second guitar and drum duties, respectively, and bass player Nick Blockus has returned to the group […]

 Rich Howells

STREAMING: Gentleman East’s new single ‘Oh Yesterday’

Gentleman East, comprised of former members of The Badlees and Breaking Benjamin, started streaming “Oh Yesterday” just, well, yesterday. Listen to the song at the YouTube link above. It is the first track from their forthcoming debut record. A release date has yet to be announced. The band – Bret Alexander (The Badlees), Aaron Fink […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

The Top 40 albums in NEPA, 09/16/14

The Top 40 albums in NEPA, 09/16/14

Each week, Joe Nardone’s Gallery of Sound provides NEPA Scene with the Top 40 best-selling albums in its Northeastern Pennsylvania stores from the previous week. Every album is followed by its rank from the week before. “D” indicates a debut this week. *Note: The Beatles’ Mono vinyl releases don’t show up in this chart due […]

 Rich Howells

Breaking Benjamin announce two shows in Luzerne this weekend

Breaking Benjamin announce two shows in Luzerne this weekend

After announcing their official return from hiatus almost a month ago, Breaking Benjamin will be playing two shows in Luzerne on Friday, Sept. 19 and Saturday, Sept. 20. The all-ages shows – the first in the area to feature the successful Wilkes-Barre band’s new lineup – will be at Gator’s Pub and Eatery (75 Main […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO/AUDIO: Strand of Oaks covers Asia and The National

VIDEO/AUDIO: Strand of Oaks covers Asia and The National

Strand of Oaks, a.k.a. singer/songwriter Timothy Showalter, just released two very different covers for two very different reasons within 24 hours. As part of the A.V. Club’s “A.V. Undercover” series, Strand of Oaks reworked Asia’s hit “Heat of the Moment,” jokingly choosing the song because, “I live in the heat of the moment.” Coincidentally, Asia […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Clarence Spady Band, 09/13/14

PHOTOS: Clarence Spady Band, 09/13/14

NEPA Scene photographer Tammy Heid took these photos of the Clarence Spady Band performing at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Saturday, Sept. 13.

 NEPA Scene Staff

Witness ‘The Faces and Voices of The Blues III’ at the Tripp House

Witness ‘The Faces and Voices of The Blues III’ at the Tripp House

From a press release: On Oct. 4-5, Scranton’s historic Tripp House will be the setting for “The Faces and Voices of The Blues III.” This two-day event, hosted by PocoNotes, will showcase the images of acclaimed documentary photographer Jim Gavenus, the guitar mastery of Nashville blues rocker Patrick Sweany, and a collection of unique instruments […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Jack Woodbridge returns with new album ‘You Don’t Know Jack’

Jack Woodbridge returns with new album ‘You Don’t Know Jack’

From a press release: As a composer, Jack Woodbridge has scored the music to several films, including “Even in My Dreams,” The Secret Friend,” and “Tom in America.” He has also composed the music and lyrics for the off-Broadway production “The Tale of Tyler T,” as well as the musical revue “Vampire Blues,” so it’s […]

 Michelle Beck

PHOTOS: A Social State and A Fire With Friends, 09/06/14

PHOTOS: A Social State and A Fire With Friends, 09/06/14

A Social State‘s “How to Get to Heaven” album release party was held on Saturday, Sept. 6 at TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton. A Fire With Friends opened, and along with Blinded Passenger and Eww Yaboo.

 Rich Howells

Mountain Sky is Still Grateful for friends, family, and music

Mountain Sky is Still Grateful for friends, family, and music

With the summer winding down and fall just around the corner, it’s the perfect time for one last weekend getaway. Those in NEPA won’t have to travel far when Mountain Sky presents the Still Grateful Fest 2 in its serene Jermyn location, starting tomorrow and running through Sunday. Organizer Chris “Kamala” Towns took a few […]