Music

 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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Tribute bands will Party on the Patio for free every Thursday at Mohegan Sun Casino in Wilkes-Barre

Tribute bands will Party on the Patio for free every Thursday at Mohegan Sun Casino in Wilkes-Barre

From a press release: Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre will host the largest party in all of Northeastern Pennsylvania every Thursday starting May 28 with their annual Party on the Patio series. Each week, live entertainment will be provided by some of the most exciting tribute bands in the country. Sponsored by Coors […]

 Cory Wolff

PUTTING IN WORK: Music copyright laws explained simply

PUTTING IN WORK: Music copyright laws explained simply

Greetings from Florida! Sorry I missed a week for the column. I’ve been like a rolling stone these past few weeks, traveling from Vermont to North Carolina and now in Florida. I’m getting it in while I can! DISCLAIMER: I am not a lawyer. If you think I’m a lawyer, then you’re just silly. Any […]

 Rich Howells

STREAMING: Hear Breaking Benjamin’s first new song, ‘Failure,’ from ‘Dark Before Dawn’

As promised, Breaking Benjamin have released their new single this morning, “Failure,” their first new track since going on hiatus, along with further details about their upcoming full-length album. The Wilkes-Barre-based rock band’s last album of original material, “Dear Agony,” was released in 2009, so fans have eagerly anticipated new music, and from the sound […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA Metal Meltdown festival announces ‘killer’ 2015 lineup

NEPA Metal Meltdown festival announces ‘killer’ 2015 lineup

As the proud media sponsor of the 2015 NEPA Metal Meltdown festival, NEPA Scene is thrilled to announce the official lineup for the second annual event. Organized by Beyond Fallen vocalist Joe Karavis and guitarist Steve Jasuilewicz, the local festival created by metal bands for metal bands and their fans will return to Diane’s Deli […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Young Scranton poet/rapper Kevin Parker holds ‘Static’ EP concert in Carbondale on March 20

Young Scranton poet/rapper Kevin Parker holds ‘Static’ EP concert in Carbondale on March 20

From a press release: If you’re from NEPA and haven’t heard of Kevin Parker yet, you will soon. The young Scranton rapper has been making waves in the past year. From a few basement demo tapes to releasing his debut EP, “Static,” in December to his work with the Breaking Ground Poets, it’s clear that […]

 Ken Jones

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Scranton rapper CrimZn talks local hip-hop, a new album, and upcoming shows

It may seem unusual that Scranton rapper Joey “CrimZn” Cipriano would be hanging out with local metal band Slapjaw in their practice space in the Green Ridge section of the city, but after talking with CrimZn as he jammed with them, it was clear that he’s all about bringing the local music scene together, genres […]

 Alex Seeley

PHOTOS: Eye on Attraction at The Gravity Inn in Waymart, 03/07/15

PHOTOS: Eye on Attraction at The Gravity Inn in Waymart, 03/07/15

Eye on Attraction brought their bright and energetic stage show to The Gravity Inn in Waymart to not only celebrate great music, but the birthday of general manager Cliff Krajkovich on Saturday, March 7. Playing both original songs and covers, the Scranton-based alternative/progressive rock band shared guest vocals with Rafael Pimentel of Silhouette Lies and […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Scranton singer Tom Graham takes the train in ‘Blessed and Asleep’ music video

Local singer/songwriter Tom Graham wears his hometown pride on his sleeve in his new music video for “Blessed and Asleep,” which was filmed at the Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton. Singing while waiting to board the train in the empty station, the video showcases the history of the area while matching the old-time […]

 Rich Howells

Breaking Benjamin will release new album ‘Dark Before Dawn’ on June 23, first single ‘Failure’ on March 23

Breaking Benjamin will release new album ‘Dark Before Dawn’ on June 23, first single ‘Failure’ on March 23

After posting a teaser video on March 12 with only “3/23/15” to hint at some type of release, Breaking Benjamin has revealed that the new single “Failure” will arrive on that date, as well as a new album called “Dark Before Dawn” on June 23. View the teaser below: Post by Breaking Benjamin. The Wilkes-Barre […]