Music

 NEPA Scene Staff

Kirby Center’s Chandelier Lobby series returns with Alexis P. Suter

Kirby Center’s Chandelier Lobby series returns with Alexis P. Suter

From a press release: Back by popular demand, the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts announced the return of its “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert series yesterday, which will feature one performance per month beginning in November and running through April 2015. The intimate music series, held in the spacious and comfortable confines […]

 Guest Contributor

CONCERT REVIEW: The Wailers transcend traditional concert experience

CONCERT REVIEW: The Wailers transcend traditional concert experience

Review submitted by Giovanna Arcadu It was undeniable that hundreds of excited audience members came to hear The Wailers perform Bob Marley‘s songs of love and peace at the F.M. Kirby Center on Friday night, Oct. 10, and while the legend himself could not be there, it felt like he was performing that night, brought […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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

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

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.

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Patrick Sweany performs three songs at ‘The Faces and Voices of The Blues III’

Nashville blues rocker Patrick Sweany was the musical guest this year at “The Faces and Voices of The Blues III” on Oct. 4-5, organized and hosted by PocoNotes at the Tripp House in Scranton. The “soon-to-be-legendary guitar man,” as described by Rolling Stone, performed and held a guitar workshop that weekend. New Jersey photographer William […]

 Rich Howells

2014 Steamtown Music Awards winners announced on Oct. 10

2014 Steamtown Music Awards winners announced on Oct. 10

The Steamtown Music Awards were held on Friday, Oct. 10 at the V-Spot in Scranton, which was just the start of the Electric City Music Conference, running all weekend long. Live performances and panels were held in several venues throughout Scranton and Olyphant with the main goal of the conference “to highlight local talent and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Boyz II Men holds private concert at their former high school in Philadelphia

Boyz II Men holds private concert at their former high school in Philadelphia

From a press release: SiriusXM announced on Friday that Boyz II Men will perform a live concert on Oct. 14 from the school where they met, the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, on SiriusXM’s Heart & Soul channel. “Up Close & Personal with Boyz II Men” will feature Boyz II Men, […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: The Wailers, Mighty Mystic, and George Wesley Band, 10/10/14

PHOTOS: The Wailers, Mighty Mystic, and George Wesley Band, 10/10/14

The Wailers celebrated the 30th anniversary of “Legend,” Bob Marley‘s bestselling greatest hits compilation, at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Oct. 10. Mighty Mystic and Wilkes-Barre’s own George Wesley Band opened the night before The Wailers took the stage and performed “Legend” in its entirety, along with other classic reggae songs led […]

 Rich Howells

LYRIC VIDEO: Without a Martyr – ‘Frankenstein’

Just in time for Halloween, Scranton’s Without a Martyr released a lyric video for “Frankenstein,” a harsh song that takes some inspiration from the story of the classic monster. The track is part of “Pitch Black,” an EP the young metal band released back in May. The entire album is available to stream below and […]

 Mark Uricheck

Bobaflex hits the road hard to avenge rock ‘n’ roll

Bobaflex hits the road hard to avenge rock ‘n’ roll

West Virginia band's Rock Avengers Tour stops at The Factory: Underground in Wilkes-Barre

Life on the road inevitably requires musicians to take the lemons they’re dealt – grueling travel, broken sleep, flat tires, and uncertain business dealings, among many. If you’re Shaun McCoy, however, you’re pretty adept at making some pretty tasty lemonade out of the sour situations. “I got out of the old bus, picked up our […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Synaesthesia Social, 09/21/14

PHOTOS: Synaesthesia Social, 09/21/14

The Olde Brick Theatre in Scranton hosted a night of improvisational music and poetry on Sunday, Sept. 21 as part of the weekly Synaesthesia Social series. Performers that night included musicians Chelsea Smarr, Benya Barshai, and Jeff Brozena and poets Brian Fanelli and Scott Thomas. Created by illustrator and educator Ted Michalowski, Synaesthesia Social “combines […]