Music

 Cory Wolff

PUTTING IN WORK: The best social networks ranked for musicians

PUTTING IN WORK: The best social networks ranked for musicians

A few weeks ago, I was part of a panel at the Electric City Music Conference focusing on band promotion, and many of the audience questions were about the best social media websites for bands. Since I’m asked about which platforms artists should be using quite often, I thought I would rank the best social […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

The Top 40 albums in NEPA, 10/21/14

The Top 40 albums in NEPA, 10/21/14

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.

 Mark Uricheck

ALBUM REVIEW: Graces Downfall ‘Change. Adjust. Continue.’ and satisfy rock fans

ALBUM REVIEW: Graces Downfall ‘Change. Adjust. Continue.’ and satisfy rock fans

For their fourth studio album (fifth overall, if you count their live unplugged “A Night in the Woods” release), NEPA’s own Graces Downfall come out of the gate like a pack of wild horses, virtually daring the listener to bear the threshold of volume and metal-tinged intensity with which they threaten. In other words, it’d […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Bring the Heat, 10/18/14

PHOTOS: Bring the Heat, 10/18/14

After forming in 2009 and playing throughout the tri-state area, Bring the Heat took a few years off. When they came back from hiatus on Oct. 18 with new members and new music, they certainly lived up to their name and made a triumphant return. The Wilkes-Barre hardcore band was just one of several acts […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Eye on Attraction covers ‘Number City’ by Coheed and Cambria

Eye on Attraction fans who are dying for the band to get back into the studio get their wish in a unique way with the Scranton prog rockers’ latest music video – a cover of “Number City” by Coheed and Cambria. The fun video by Jen Fracas with audio production by drummer Andrew Merkle depicts […]

 Alex Seeley

PHOTOS: GWAR, Decapitated, and American Sharks, 10/17/14

PHOTOS: GWAR, Decapitated, and American Sharks, 10/17/14

Even after the untimely passing of Dave Brockie, a.k.a. vocalist Oderus Urungus, the alien monster metal band known as GWAR has proven that they will forever be a threat to the human race with the “Eternal Tour,” which stopped at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Friday, Oct. 17. With vocal duties now shared between […]

 Michelle Beck

PHOTOS: Falling Hollywood and Those Clever Foxes, 10/17/14

PHOTOS: Falling Hollywood and Those Clever Foxes, 10/17/14

The Factory: Underground celebrated “Rocktober” on Friday, Oct. 17 with Erie’s Falling Hollywood, who came all the way from the other side of the state to share their alternative folk rock with Wilkes-Barre. Surrounded by Halloween decorations throughout the venue, local bands Those Clever Foxes and The Red Barons (not pictured, sorry) performed that night […]

 Michelle Beck

PHOTOS: Lila Ignite, Down to Six, and Those Clever Foxes, 10/12/14

PHOTOS: Lila Ignite, Down to Six, and Those Clever Foxes, 10/12/14

The Electric City Music Conference on Sunday, Oct. 12 gathered NEPA bands at 15 different venues across Scranton, Carbondale, and Olyphant, including The Keys in downtown Scranton, a regular home to original local music. Lila Ignite, Down to Six, and Those Clever Foxes, pictured below, were just three of eight bands to play on Sunday, […]

 Ken Jones

Charlie Russello named Guitarist of the Year at Steamtown Music Awards

Charlie Russello named Guitarist of the Year at Steamtown Music Awards

Recognition for one’s talent is always appreciated. For Charlie Russello, that recognition took place in the form of Guitarist of the Year Award at the first annual Steamtown Music Awards – an award that he’s been the owner of, in the minds of fans and fellow guitarists in the area, for over 20 years. Charlie […]

 Ken Jones

PHOTOS: The Russello Project, 10/12/14

PHOTOS: The Russello Project, 10/12/14

After taking home the Guitarist of the Year Award at the first annual Steamtown Music Awards, Charlie Russello and his instrumental trio, The Russello Project, rocked O’Leary’s Pub in Scranton on Sunday, Oct. 12 as part of the Electric City Music Conference. Featuring John Carpenetti on drums and Mike Bosi on bass and keys, The […]