Music

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Stream/download the emotional ‘Heal Me’ by Katie Evans for free

SONG PREMIERE: Stream/download the emotional ‘Heal Me’ by Katie Evans for free

Peckville singer/songwriter Katie Evans has been playing music since she was 13 years old, but the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene has really gotten to know her better over the past year at frequent shows across the area and as a finalist in NEPA Scene’s Got Talent. With her first demo set for release on Thursday, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Rise Against, Killswitch Engage, and letlive come to Lancaster on Nov. 3 and Stroudsburg on Nov. 4

Rise Against, Killswitch Engage, and letlive come to Lancaster on Nov. 3 and Stroudsburg on Nov. 4

From a press release: Formed in 1999 when ex-88 Fingers Louie bassist Joe Principe tapped vocalist Tim McIlrath for a new project rooted in the sound and social vision of traditional hardcore, Rise Against has been tearing through show after show worldwide on a non-stop mission to spread their message and sound, scoring multiple Top […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Guerrilla Radio: The Battle of Las Vegas at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, 08/13/15

PHOTOS: Guerrilla Radio: The Battle of Las Vegas at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, 08/13/15

A very different vibe of hard rock, hip-hop, and political unrest filled the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Thursday, Aug. 13 as Rage Against the Machine tribute group Guerrilla Radio: The Battle of Las Vegas blasted through all the hits. Dressed like their Los Angeles counterparts, the Sin City band was in the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Slightly Stoopid brings SoCal sound to Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Nov. 11

Slightly Stoopid brings SoCal sound to Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Nov. 11

From a press release: With more than a decade of making music together, the members of Slightly Stoopid have perfected one of the rarest and most valuable skills a band can develop: the art of the stealth groove, that knack for quietly, almost innocently, sliding into a composition and utterly lassoing anyone within earshot by […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic at Community Arts Center in Williamsport, 08/05/15

PHOTOS: ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic at Community Arts Center in Williamsport, 08/05/15

A little over a year since his 14th album, “Mandatory Fun,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 200 album chart, “Weird Al” Yankovic marched his hilarious propaganda-themed “Mandatory Fun” world tour right into Williamsport on Wednesday, Aug. 5 and took over the Community Arts Center, captivating an audience of all ages with over […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Fringe Festival brings Ritz Theater building back to life on Oct. 3

Scranton Fringe Festival brings Ritz Theater building back to life on Oct. 3

There are quite a few historic buildings in downtown Scranton that unfortunately remain empty or underutilized, with one of the most famous being The Ritz Theater. While its first floor is home to small businesses like Terra Preta and A Roberts Coin & Jewelry, its second floor has been collecting dust for years. That will […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Stream/download Adam Bailey’s modern take on ‘Wayfaring Stranger’ for free

SONG PREMIERE: Stream/download Adam Bailey’s modern take on ‘Wayfaring Stranger’ for free

As a finalist in NEPA Scene’s Got Talent and a fresh young voice in the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene, Adam Bailey has seemingly come out of nowhere and established a name for himself rather quickly with his original compositions and a unique cover of an old American folk song. While performing “Wayfaring Stranger” live, the […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 08/15-16/15

PHOTOS: Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 08/15-16/15

The fourth year of the Allman Brothers Band’s Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, held Aug. 13-16, was bigger and riper than ever, so NEPA Scene took a bite out of Saturday and Sunday’s festivities and enjoyed the show almost as much as the talented musicians performing in it. “The fans at […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘America’s Got Talent Live’ takes ‘All-Stars Tour’ to Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Oct. 18

‘America’s Got Talent Live’ takes ‘All-Stars Tour’ to Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Oct. 18

From a press release: This fall, “America’s Got Talent Live,” featuring some of the most popular performers from the hit NBC variety competition series, will launch its first-ever “All-Stars Tour!” Top acts from 10 years of the No. 1 rated summer reality television series are coming to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Sunday, Oct. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo hold ‘A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening’ at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Oct. 17

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo hold ‘A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening’ at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Oct. 17

From a press release: After touring the world together for 35 years, Pat Benatar and her husband Neil Giraldo embark on a brand new tour – but this time in a way that their fans have never seen before. With “A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening with Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo,” fans will receive an […]