Music

 Sara Pokorny

Beelzebubs keep the legacy of a capalla music relevant, passionate, and fun

Beelzebubs keep the legacy of a capalla music relevant, passionate, and fun

The human voice is a powerful thing, our main vehicle of communication that evokes every emotion, from anger to pure joy. Put a group of voices together, spin the sound so it forms songs that encompass both the musical and instrumental aspects, and you’ve got a feeling unlike any other – a cappella will do […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Tickets for Florida Georgia Line in Wilkes-Barre sell out in less than 15 minutes

Tickets for Florida Georgia Line in Wilkes-Barre sell out in less than 15 minutes

From a press release: Following their second consecutive win for the Country Music Association Awards Vocal Duo of the Year, Florida Georgia Line showed their popularity in Northeastern Pennsylvania yesterday, as tickets for their “Anything Goes Tour” scheduled for Sunday, May 3 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre sold out in less than 15 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Dave Matthews Band opener Nat Osborn Band plays Hawley on Black Friday

Dave Matthews Band opener Nat Osborn Band plays Hawley on Black Friday

From a press release: On Black Friday, Nov. 28, at 8 p.m. in the Hawley Silk Mill, Harmony Presents brings the funky, spicy and powerful seven-piece band, the Nat Osborn Band, to Hawley. “They’ve been an audience favorite. Audience members have cried watching and listening to the Nat Osborn Band play, but not because it’s […]

 Michelle Beck

PHOTOS: Needle Points and Teen Men, 11/15/14

PHOTOS: Needle Points and Teen Men, 11/15/14

Psychedelic rock band Needle Points made the trip up from Philadelphia to once again headline a night of trippy fun at The Bog in Scranton on Saturday, Nov. 15. The group, which features Scranton native Brian Langan, recently released a music video for “Biting at the Rose,” a song from their debut album, “Bom Tugangu,” […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Down to Six – ‘Oceans’

SONG PREMIERE: Down to Six – ‘Oceans’

After undergoing lineup changes back in September, Wilkes-Barre alt rock band Down to Six has a new album coming out next month, so in anticipation of that release, NEPA Scene teamed up with the group to offer an exclusive first listen to the lead single, “Oceans.” “The song is about losing your way and realizing […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 11/18/14

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 11/18/14

NEPA Scene held its first-ever Open Mic Night at The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, Nov. 18, and while all types of artists were welcome to participate, comedians filled six of the eight available slots that evening, turning it into a fun and hilarious comedy night. Kevin Lepka, Zack Hammond, Nick Potoeski, Checkout Joe, […]

 Cory Wolff

PUTTING IN WORK: Preparing your elevator pitch and bio

PUTTING IN WORK: Preparing your elevator pitch and bio

Just like with any other industry, musicians need to have their elevator pitch ready to go at a moment’s notice. An elevator pitch is a short (usually 30 seconds or less), straightforward description of who you are, what your music sounds like, and what project you’re currently working on. One of the best ways that […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Florida Georgia Line crosses into Wilkes-Barre with Thomas Rhett and Frankie Ballard

Florida Georgia Line crosses into Wilkes-Barre with Thomas Rhett and Frankie Ballard

From a press release: Reigning Country Music Association Awards Vocal Duo of the Year Florida Georgia Line will bring their “Anything Goes Tour” to Northeastern Pennsylvania on Sunday, May 3 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre). Tickets for the show, priced at $34.75 and $54.75, plus fees, go […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

The Top 40 albums in NEPA, 11/18/14

The Top 40 albums in NEPA, 11/18/14

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.

 Mark Uricheck

Are Black Veil Brides ‘the future of metal’ or just a ‘rock ‘n’ roll band?’ Maybe they’re both.

Are Black Veil Brides ‘the future of metal’ or just a ‘rock ‘n’ roll band?’ Maybe they’re both.

Controversial young metal group plays the Sherman Theater this Friday

lack Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack has been quite the polarizing figure in the rock world since his band’s 2010 debut record, “We Stitch These Wounds.” For starters, the band is often written off by “serious” metal fans as a somewhat “mallcore” alternative to their definition of what metal should be; the cushy “whoa, oh, […]