Music

 Mark Uricheck

New tour and album, ‘Rivals,’ gets Coal Chamber burning again

New tour and album, ‘Rivals,’ gets Coal Chamber burning again

Nu-metal band reunites and performs across the tri-state area April 2-6

Even though they’ve regrouped sporadically to play live since a “permanent” disbandment announcement in 2005, notably in the form of high-profile gigs at Australia’s Soundwave Festival in 2012 and a 2013 European festival run (Download, Graspop, Nova Rock, etc.), Coal Chamber hasn’t released a studio album since 2002’s “Dark Days.” This 13-year dry streak will […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Michael Bolton will perform at Mohegan Sun Casino in Wilkes-Barre on June 13

Michael Bolton will perform at Mohegan Sun Casino in Wilkes-Barre on June 13

From a press release: Known for his iconic and timeless music, Michael Bolton will bring his Grammy award-winning talents to the Keystone Grand Ballroom at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, June 13. Some of Bolton’s most popular hits include “When a Man Loves a Woman,” “How Am I Supposed to Live […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 1, 03/24/15

VIDEOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 1, 03/24/15

Every week of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, our free open mic and talent competition at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, we’ll post a few videos of various artists from the night, in addition to photos of all the performers. This is just a small sampling of the 22 local performers who took the […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Skip Monday (Kaylin Karr and Nathan Montella)

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Skip Monday (Kaylin Karr and Nathan Montella)

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 Scranton indie pop duo Skip Monday on March 24. The weekly winner receives $50 in cash and the headlining slot […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 1, 03/24/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 1, 03/24/15

The local community support for the first-ever NEPA Scene’s Got Talent open mic and talent competition on Tuesday, March 24 shattered our expectations, drawing a larger crowd than we ever received at our previous open mic events in Wilkes-Barre and breaking our record number of performers. 22 acts, including performers from the NEPA Scene Talent […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

New local Weezer tribute band No Memories debuts at O’Leary’s Pub in Scranton on April 10

New local Weezer tribute band No Memories debuts at O’Leary’s Pub in Scranton on April 10

From a press release: No Memories is a Weezer tribute band from Northeastern Pennsylvania that will be making their debut at O’Leary’s Pub in Scranton on Friday, April 10. While they don’t try to look like the multi-platinum selling artists, they emulate their songs with precision and bring their own high-energy performance to the stage. […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: The Russello Project perform instrumental masterpiece ’54’ live at Lyrics in Carbondale

Scranton guitar-based instrumental rock group The Russello Project just released a live video of their original song “54” from Lyrics Bar, Cafe & Music Venue in Carbondale that shows off exactly why frontman Charlie Russello was named Guitarist of the Year at the 2014 Steamtown Music Awards. The video of the jazzy progressive rock trio […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Asialena and Bryan Banks Duo at The V-Spot in Scranton, 03/18/15

PHOTOS: Asialena and Bryan Banks Duo at The V-Spot in Scranton, 03/18/15

Young Scranton singer/songwriter Asialena Bonitz, better known simply as Asialena, joined former Owen’s Grudge drummer and current solo musician Bryan Banks at The V-Spot in Scranton for a night of originals and cover songs ranging from the ’80s and ’90s to the present. Banks also played a few songs by himself on acoustic guitar before […]

 Rich Howells

Pittston heavy metal band ASHFALL rises again

Pittston heavy metal band ASHFALL rises again

Rockers return with new lineup at Diane's Deli on Saturday, March 28

Some heavy metal bands are concerned about projecting a certain image, about sounding and looking as intimidating as their mosh pit-inducing sound. Meeting at vocalist/guitarist Johnny Jones’ home, ASHFALL begins their conversation with NEPA Scene by talking about Gary Busey, chicken wings, and Taylor Swift, so it’s clear from the get-go that there are no […]

 Rich Howells

Peculiar Culinary Co. hosts Kickstarter party for soul singer Kaleigh Baker on April 4

Peculiar Culinary Co. hosts Kickstarter party for soul singer Kaleigh Baker on April 4

Roving mountain soul singer Kaleigh Baker is getting some peculiar help for her Kickstarter campaign to fund her new album. Peculiar Culinary Company owner Gene Philbin is not only an award-winning chef who has been featured on shows like Food Network’s “Guy’s Grocery Games,” but he’s also a music fan, organizing events like the Peculiar […]