Music

 Michelle Beck

PHOTOS: Lila Ignite, Down to Six, and Those Clever Foxes, 10/12/14

PHOTOS: Lila Ignite, Down to Six, and Those Clever Foxes, 10/12/14

The Electric City Music Conference on Sunday, Oct. 12 gathered NEPA bands at 15 different venues across Scranton, Carbondale, and Olyphant, including The Keys in downtown Scranton, a regular home to original local music. Lila Ignite, Down to Six, and Those Clever Foxes, pictured below, were just three of eight bands to play on Sunday, […]

 Ken Jones

Charlie Russello named Guitarist of the Year at Steamtown Music Awards

Charlie Russello named Guitarist of the Year at Steamtown Music Awards

Recognition for one’s talent is always appreciated. For Charlie Russello, that recognition took place in the form of Guitarist of the Year Award at the first annual Steamtown Music Awards – an award that he’s been the owner of, in the minds of fans and fellow guitarists in the area, for over 20 years. Charlie […]

 Ken Jones

PHOTOS: The Russello Project, 10/12/14

PHOTOS: The Russello Project, 10/12/14

After taking home the Guitarist of the Year Award at the first annual Steamtown Music Awards, Charlie Russello and his instrumental trio, The Russello Project, rocked O’Leary’s Pub in Scranton on Sunday, Oct. 12 as part of the Electric City Music Conference. Featuring John Carpenetti on drums and Mike Bosi on bass and keys, The […]

 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 […]