Music

 Brittany Boote

PHOTOS: Turbo Suit at the River Street Jazz Cafe, 01/16/15

PHOTOS: Turbo Suit at the River Street Jazz Cafe, 01/16/15

Turbo Suit, a live electronic dance music three-piece formerly known as Cosby Sweater, sent the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains into the stratosphere on Friday, Jan. 16 with support from local producer/DJ Conscious Pilot. Starting in 2015, the Indianapolis trio officially changed into its Turbo Suit after the sexual assault allegations against comedian Bill […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 01/13/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 01/13/15

It was another night of hilarious and outrageous comedy at the NEPA Scene Open Mic Night on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre. Fiddy Shades, Joel Bonn, Chris Zawatsky, and C-Rock performed acoustic music, and regular comedians Sergio Marzitelli, Alan Dudeck, Kevin Lepka, Delmer Von W, Zack Hammond, Russell Austin, Elliott Elliott, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Slipknot and Hatebreed tell Scranton to ‘Prepare for Hell’ on May 13

Slipknot and Hatebreed tell Scranton to ‘Prepare for Hell’ on May 13

From a press release: Roadrunner recording group Slipknot has announced details of their upcoming spring headlining tour. The next North American leg of the Grammy Award-winning rock juggernaut’s phenomenally successful “Prepare for Hell” world tour, featuring special guests Hatebreed, gets underway this April and stops at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Wednesday, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Country music star Eric Church brings ‘The Outsiders World Tour’ to Wilkes-Barre

Country music star Eric Church brings ‘The Outsiders World Tour’ to Wilkes-Barre

From a press release: EMI Nashville recording artist Eric Church will bring “The Outsiders World Tour” to Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre on March 13 with special guests Drive-By Truckers. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. at the NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena (255 […]

 Mark Uricheck

CONCERT REVIEW: Fireball, Phyllis Hopkins Electric Trio, and The Russello Project raise the bar for NEPA musicianship

CONCERT REVIEW: Fireball, Phyllis Hopkins Electric Trio, and The Russello Project raise the bar for NEPA musicianship

Three of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s most prominent guitarists, all currently leading very different, yet dynamically musical ensembles, combined for one of the most volatile axe-slinging evenings in recent memory at Diane’s Deli in Pittston on Saturday, Dec. 20. The heavy British blues-inspired Fireball, anchored by longtime NEPA six-string stalwart Butch Frable; the smarmy Chicago blues-infused Phyllis […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS/REVIEW: Dr. Dog at the Bowery Ballroom, 01/15/15

PHOTOS/REVIEW: Dr. Dog at the Bowery Ballroom, 01/15/15

Philadelphia indie rockers Dr. Dog are celebrating the release of their first live album, “Live from a Flamingo Hotel,” with a string of eight intimate sold-out shows over nine days in New York City. The shows, called the “4×4 Tour,” are being played at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg and the Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan. […]

 Matt Hannon

PHOTOS: OVA and Peter KennA D at The Other Side, 01/10/15

PHOTOS: OVA and Peter KennA D at The Other Side, 01/10/15

Glory Torch Productions organized another unique lineup of great underground music at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Jan. 10, presented as “Industrial Wastes.” NEPA psychedelic doom band OVA and Scranton dark funk act Peter KennA D closed out the night, while Scranton punk/metal band The MESS and experimental electronic noise pop duo Archimago […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Leroy Justice brings classic rock sound back to Hawley Silk Mill

Leroy Justice brings classic rock sound back to Hawley Silk Mill

From a press release: Local American classic rock lovers are in for a treat on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. Jill Carletti, managing director of Harmony Presents, calls their next band, Leroy Justice, “a classic rock legend in the making, displaying the kind of songwriting and arranging skills that have characterized our favorite American […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Bryan Brophy reissues acoustic album ‘Songs for a Lonely Night’ as An Autumn Sunrise

Bryan Brophy reissues acoustic album ‘Songs for a Lonely Night’ as An Autumn Sunrise

From a press release: Scranton native and NEPA musician Bryan Brophy is reissuing his acoustic album, “Songs for a Lonely Night,” under the project name “An Autumn Sunrise” on Tuesday, Jan. 20. Brophy is currently taking pre-orders for the album on An Autumn Sunrise’s Bandcamp page. The album was tracked in 2009 and originally released […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Watch one-man reggae band George Wesley play ‘Sittin’ and Watchin” as the Small Axe Orchestra

When Wilkes-Barre reggae musician George Wesley isn’t playing with his three-piece jam band, he performs as George Wesley’s Small Axe Orchestra, a solo act that sounds just like a full band thanks to some live looping and pure talent. Local television station ECTV will be airing a full one-hour program next week that was shot […]