Music

 Rich Howells

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Singer/songwriter Katie Evans

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Singer/songwriter Katie Evans

Every week of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, our free open mic and talent competition at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, we feature a quick Q&A with the latest audience vote winner, which was singer/songwriter Katie Evans on May 12. The weekly winner receives $50 in cash and the headlining slot for the following […]

 Guest Contributor

10 questions with Sean Danielsen of Smile Empty Soul

10 questions with Sean Danielsen of Smile Empty Soul

Solo acoustic tour stops in Olyphant on May 21

In the early 2000s, songs like “Bottom of a Bottle,” “Nowhere Kids,” and “Silhouettes” stood out from other singles played across the airwaves, bringing back a grungy alternative sound that hadn’t been heard in years with the addition of those catchy hooks that Smile Empty Soul became known for. Since their 2003 self-titled debut, the […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Skip Monday covers slow, stripped down ‘House of the Rising Sun’

Scranton indie pop duo Skip Monday just launched their new YouTube channel with a fresh and unexpected take on the traditional folk song “The House of the Rising Sun,” made popular in 1964 by The Animals. Filmed by Imattie Films at Mountain Sky in Jermyn, they were joined on bass by Frankie Polumbo, a.k.a. Your […]

 Rich Howells

MUSIC VIDEO: Breaking Benjamin’s lyric video for ‘Failure’ digs 6 feet deep

Breaking Benjamin premiered “Failure,” their first new single since reforming, back in March, and now the Wilkes-Barre rockers have released a lyric video for the song featuring some grim imagery of graves and what lies beneath them, though the overall message is certainly positive. Those who pre-order the new album, “Dark Before Dawn,” on iTunes […]

 Brittany Boote

PHOTOS: Susquehanna Breakdown at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 05/08-09/15

PHOTOS: Susquehanna Breakdown at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 05/08-09/15

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre bluegrass outfit Cabinet released their latest album, “Celebration,” in March, and by May, they held their biggest celebration yet. In conjunction with Live Nation, the third annual Susquehanna Breakdown took over The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on May 8-9 and turned it into a family-friendly festival camping ground with Americana, roots, bluegrass, […]

 Rich Howells

MUSIC VIDEO: ‘Oceans’ by Down to Six shows a Wilkes-Barre of a different color

Wilkes-Barre alt rock band Down to Six just released their official music video for “Oceans,” the first single from their latest album, “Atlantic,” that debuted on NEPA Scene late last year. Created by Garrett Konecke, the video features their hometown prominently throughout, saturated in a deep blue/purple color, and the band is playing on stage […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Full 52-band lineup announced for free Yardstock III festival in Shickshinny on June 26-27

Full 52-band lineup announced for free Yardstock III festival in Shickshinny on June 26-27

From a press release: Presented by West Bound Sound/Par Glass House Shows and the Time Table Records Collective, the free independent music festival Yardstock returns for its third year to Shickshinny on Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27. The all-ages camping festival has grown with a massive lineup of 52 acts this year at […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Gary Clark Jr. and Jason Isbell are coming to the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg in July

Gary Clark Jr. and Jason Isbell are coming to the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg in July

From a press release: SLP Concerts has announced two performances by two amazing artists. One show features blues sensation Gary Clark Jr. on July 2, and the other features Jason Isbell, formerly of the Drive-By Truckers, on July 28 at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg. Doors for both shows open at 7 p.m., and the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Shawn Klush performs ‘Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular’ with The Sweet Inspirations at Scranton Cultural Center on May 15

Shawn Klush performs ‘Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular’ with The Sweet Inspirations at Scranton Cultural Center on May 15

From a press release: On Friday, May 15, the Scranton Cultural Center will be hosting “Shawn Klush: The Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular.” Klush, a native of Northeastern Pennsylvania who has gone on to international fame, will be joined on the historic stage by Jake Rowley, who has most recently been seen as Young Elvis in […]

 Rich Howells

Win a free pair of tickets to see Slipknot and Hatebreed in Scranton on May 13!

Win a free pair of tickets to see Slipknot and Hatebreed in Scranton on May 13!

Want to win a pair of free tickets to see Slipknot and Hatebreed at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Wednesday, May 13? This contest is beyond simple – just fill in your name and e-mail address below to be entered! By clicking “Subscribe,” you are subscribing to the NEPA Scene e-mail newsletter […]