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 NEPA Scene Staff

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Heart to play Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 19

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Heart to play Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 19

From a press release: It was announced yesterday that Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Heart will bring their extensive, iconic song catalog to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world that women can rock when […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Singer/songwriter Justin Townes Earle joins Kirby Center’s ‘Chandelier Lobby’ series

Singer/songwriter Justin Townes Earle joins Kirby Center’s ‘Chandelier Lobby’ series

From a press release: It was just announced that singer/songwriter Justin Townes Earle will visit the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert series. Earle will be joined by fellow songwriter Gill Landry, who is perhaps […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Motionless In White meet and greet, 12/06/14

PHOTOS: Motionless In White meet and greet, 12/06/14

Motionless In White has had a busy year, releasing a new album, “Reincarnate,” headlining the Vans Warped Tour, touring with A Day to Remember and Bring Me the Horizon, and co-headlining a European tour with Lacuna Coil. They always make time for their fans, though, particularly those from their hometown area. The Scranton metal band […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Down to Six – ‘Atlantic’

SONG PREMIERE: Down to Six – ‘Atlantic’

NEPA Scene gave local music fans an exclusive first listen to “Oceans” from Down to Six‘s upcoming album, “Atlantic,” late last month, so with its official release just around the corner, we’re premiering the title track here as well. “It’s a song about finding your place. In my mind, it’s the song that started this […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Clarinet and saxophone virtuoso twins Peter and Will Anderson play Hawley Silk Mill on Dec. 13

Clarinet and saxophone virtuoso twins Peter and Will Anderson play Hawley Silk Mill on Dec. 13

From a press release: The New York Times has called identical twin brothers Peter and Will Anderson “virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone,” and they will be performing in Hawley on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. over Hawley Winterfest weekend. “We are simply thrilled to have these dynamite jazz performers,” says Jill Carletti, managing director […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Motionless In White performs rare acoustic version of ‘Reincarnate’

Wilkes-Barre video production company Feet First Productions captured one of Motionless In White‘s only acoustic performances ever when the band was back in their hometown area at a 97.9X VIP event on Friday, Dec. 5. The Scranton metal band toured with A Day to Remember and Bring Me the Horizon in the fall, then co-headlined […]

 Mark Uricheck

CONCERT REVIEW: Slayer ‘still reigning’ with brutal Bethlehem performance

CONCERT REVIEW: Slayer ‘still reigning’ with brutal Bethlehem performance

Several inches of snow and somewhat dicey road conditions in the Lehigh Valley couldn’t stop the metal faithful from amassing a near-capacity army at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 26. The triple attack of Exodus, Suicidal Tendencies, and Slayer made for a trampled-under-flying-bodies good time, and the crowd was anything but […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Blinded Passenger – ‘Ghost Town’

Blinded Passenger was already on the NEPA Scene Podcast this week and recorded a live acoustic version of their song “Born Here” for us (available to watch/stream/download for free here), but we’ve got one more exclusive with the band before their debut full-length album, “The Electric,” is released. We’re premiering the Scranton-based indie rock band’s […]

 Cory Wolff

PUTTING IN WORK: Create your own opportunities

PUTTING IN WORK: Create your own opportunities

I’ve shared this story before about how I got started working in music. I can relate with the struggle that musicians face when they’re just starting out, and I thought I would share my humble beginnings with you, my NEPA Scene friends. In 2010, I made a decision to leave the career I’d been in […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Video and stream/download of live acoustic version of ‘Born Here’ by Blinded Passenger

Local indie rockers Blinded Passenger stopped by The Stude at TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton on Dec. 1 as our guests on the NEPA Scene Podcast, and while they were there, they were kind enough to perform a live acoustic version of “Born Here” from their debut full-length album “The Electric,” which comes out this Friday, […]