Music

 Rich Howells

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Bassist Grant Williams

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Bassist Grant Williams

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 bassist Grant Williams on April 14. The weekly winner receives $50 in cash and the headlining slot for the following […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton indie pop rockers Esta Coda take listeners ‘Miles Away’ with new EP

Scranton indie pop rockers Esta Coda take listeners ‘Miles Away’ with new EP

The band's sophomore album released today, with shows to follow

ince the release of “Kindness,” their debut EP, this time last year, Esta Coda has been overwhelmed by that very sentiment – from fans, critics, and fellow musicians alike in the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene. It’s easy to see why. Since forming in Scranton in late 2012 as their former bands – Fake Estate, Livingston, […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Steve Werner, Dan King, Matt Montella, and Chet Williams

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Steve Werner, Dan King, Matt Montella, and Chet Williams

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 a group of four local musicians who came together just for that night on April 7. The weekly winner receives […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 3, 04/07/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 3, 04/07/15

Week 3 of the NEPA Scene’s Got Talent open mic and talent competition was so unpredictable that even the group who won the audience vote on Tuesday, April 7 didn’t know what was going to happen until they started jamming onstage. Handpan player Steve Werner, cellist Dan King, and drummer Matt Montella – who had […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Guitar virtuoso Tim Farrell will perform and hold fingerstyle workshop in Honesdale on April 18

Guitar virtuoso Tim Farrell will perform and hold fingerstyle workshop in Honesdale on April 18

From a press release: The Cooperage Project is proud to welcome fingerstyle guitar virtuoso and composer Tim Farrell to The Cooperage in Honesdale on Saturday, April 18, both to perform and to lead a hands-on guitar workshop. Farrell is a highly accomplished guitarist whose roots and influences transcend genre. He has mastered the intricacies of […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Cello, djembe, and handpan cover of the ‘Game of Thrones’ theme song

The fifth season of the epic fantasy series “Game of Thrones” begins tonight to HBO, so Scranton musicians Steve Werner and Dan King are celebrating with their own epic cover of the show’s main theme music. King, who plays cello in A Fire With Friends, and Werner, the drummer for Blinded Passenger, won the audience […]

 Rich Cicci

‘Here Come’ The Bastard Suns – to Ole Tyme Charley’s in Plains on Friday, April 10!

‘Here Come’ The Bastard Suns – to Ole Tyme Charley’s in Plains on Friday, April 10!

The Bastard Suns is a band that has been making the kind of music they want to make and doing it on their own – and on their own terms with a distinctive reggae-infused punk sound. After two full-length albums, a split EP, a four EP set, and several tours that have crisscrossed the country, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

2015 Vans Warped Tour lineup at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton announced

2015 Vans Warped Tour lineup at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton announced

The 2015 Vans Warped Tour lineup has been announced, mixing artists from many different genres and including some established names among the many younger up-and-coming acts. The Warped Tour will roll through The Pavilion at Montage Mountain (1000 Montage Mountain Rd., Scranton) on July 21. Below is the full list of bands slated to perform […]

 Michelle Beck

PHOTOS/VIDEO: All Time Low at the Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre, 04/04/15

PHOTOS/VIDEO: All Time Low at the Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre, 04/04/15

Maryland pop punkers All Time Low officially released their sixth studio album, “Future Hearts,” on April 7, but fans who sold-out pre-orders at the Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre were treated to a preview a few days early during an in-store acoustic performance on Saturday, April 4. Feet First Productions was also there to film […]

 Cory Wolff

PUTTING IN WORK: Musical composition copyright laws explained as simply as possible

PUTTING IN WORK: Musical composition copyright laws explained as simply as possible

In my last column, I talked about the two very different copyrights used in music. As you might remember, there’s the copyright for the musical composition and the copyright for the audio recording – I’ll refer to that as the master from now on. In this article, I’m going to talk about the musical composition […]