Music

 Rich Howells

Title Fight to play stripped-down record release show in Wilkes-Barre before world tour

Title Fight to play stripped-down record release show in Wilkes-Barre before world tour

The hype for Title Fight‘s new album “Hyperview” has been steadily increasing, as the Kingston punk rockers signed with Anti- Records, received coverage from major outlets like Vogue and Pitchfork, released film-quality music videos for “Chlorine” and “Rose of Sharon” that revealed a more shoegazey sound, and announced a world tour that includes dates across […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Louisa, Chris Castillo, Spur, Black Diamond, Esta Coda, and Backslashes and Bad Ideas, 01/18/15

PHOTOS: Louisa, Chris Castillo, Spur, Black Diamond, Esta Coda, and Backslashes and Bad Ideas, 01/18/15

Local indie rock band Louisa performed their first full live set at the Courtdale United Methodist Church in Courtdale surrounded by friends and Time Table Records Collective labelmates on Sunday, Jan. 18. The trio’s 20-minute set of heartfelt songs with a punk rock attitude were well-received by the small but dedicated crowd, and Chris Castillo […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

2015 Country Megatickets for The Pavilion at Montage Mountain go on sale Jan. 31

2015 Country Megatickets for The Pavilion at Montage Mountain go on sale Jan. 31

From a press release: The Pavilion at Montage Mountain announced the 2015 Country Megaticket today, a three-show “package” featuring the summer’s hottest country shows at The Pavilion in Scranton, available online only through megaticket.com. The 2015 Country Megaticket gives concertgoers the chance to buy tickets first, weeks before the individual show tickets are available. The […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

The Top 40 albums in NEPA, 01/22/15

The Top 40 albums in NEPA, 01/22/15

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.

 Mark Uricheck

Extreme vocalist Gary Cherone recalls the lasting legacy and ‘magic’ of ‘Pornograffitti’ on 25th anniversary tour

Extreme vocalist Gary Cherone recalls the lasting legacy and ‘magic’ of ‘Pornograffitti’ on 25th anniversary tour

Boston rockers perform album in its entirety tonight in Jim Thorpe and Saturday in New York

t’s hard to believe it’s been 25 years since the release of Extreme’s seminal hard rock opus, “Extreme II: Pornograffitti.” The record, which sold in excess of two million copies and spawned a pair of Billboard Top 5 singles – the acoustic stomper “Hole Hearted” and the sparse, lip-quivering duet “More Than Words” (the latter […]

 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 […]