Music

 Rich Howells

Breaking Benjamin frontman Benjamin Burnley playing solo on Parade Day weekend in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, and Philly

Breaking Benjamin frontman Benjamin Burnley playing solo on Parade Day weekend in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, and Philly

Breaking Benjamin has really been taking care of their hometown fans since they reformed and played two sold-out comeback shows last September, following that up with an unplugged tour that stopped at the Sherman Theater. Now, before the full band hits the road again and travels across the country in April, Wilkes-Barre’s own Benjamin Burnley […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Steamtown Music Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Steamtown Music Awards

From a press release: Nominations are now open for the 2015 Steamtown Music Awards, held in conjunction with the Electric City Music Conference. Members of the public can nominate their favorite artists for the 2015 local music award show from now until July 1. As of July 1, nominations will close. The public will then […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

White House and Disney performer Matt Nakoa in Hawley on Feb. 28

White House and Disney performer Matt Nakoa in Hawley on Feb. 28

From a press release: On Saturday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m., White House performer and film scorer for disney.com Matt Nakoa, accompanied by a full band, will perform for Harmony Presents at the Hawley Silk Mill. “The lush romanticism of Josh Groban‘s music meets the texture and grit present in the most epic of indie […]

 Matt Hannon

PHOTOS: Eww Yaboo, Dice Island, Those Clever Foxes, Brian TV, and Half Dollar, 02/06/15

PHOTOS: Eww Yaboo, Dice Island, Those Clever Foxes, Brian TV, and Half Dollar, 02/06/15

It was a musically diverse evening on Friday, Feb. 6 when the Get Cryptic-sponsored event “First Friday with Get Cryptic and Friends” took over both the Bart & Urby’s and The Other Side stages in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Six bands joined the lineup for what would be Get Cryptic mastermind Eric Davis’ last show in Northeastern […]

 Cory Wolff

PUTTING IN WORK: Is YouTube really helping musicians, or is it the other way around?

PUTTING IN WORK: Is YouTube really helping musicians, or is it the other way around?

How has YouTube helped you lately? I have this theory. What is YouTube really? At its core, it just a video hosting website. It has the benefit of over one billion users, ease of use with their mobile apps and other functions, and people already go there when they want to hear a certain song. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘The Man in Black’ show pays tribute to Johnny Cash in Wilkes-Barre on March 20

‘The Man in Black’ show pays tribute to Johnny Cash in Wilkes-Barre on March 20

From a press release: It was announced today that “The Man in Black: A Tribute to Johnny Cash” will visit the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $27, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, Feb. 27 at 10 a.m., and will […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Electric City Music Conference announces 2015 dates and opens band applications

Electric City Music Conference announces 2015 dates and opens band applications

From a press release: The Electric City Music Conference has released the dates for the 2015 Conference and the 2015 Steamtown Music Awards Ceremony. The Steamtown Music Awards will take place on Thursday, Sept. 10, and artist showcases and conference events will take place Sept. 9-13. Bands can currently apply to play the ECMC through […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Events happening this week in downtown Wilkes-Barre: Feb. 24-March 2

Events happening this week in downtown Wilkes-Barre: Feb. 24-March 2

Every Tuesday, the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association and Diamond City Partnership release a list of events happening in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Subscribe here to receive this list via e-mail or just check NEPA Scene each week. Downtown events Tuesday, Feb. 24 Event: Wyoming Valley Art League Artists Social Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Wyoming Valley Art […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre announces 5 new additions to the ‘Chandelier Lobby’ concert series

Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre announces 5 new additions to the ‘Chandelier Lobby’ concert series

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts has announced five new “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concerts and a special Chandelier Concert Deal – six concerts for $99, saving music fans $21 off the regular price. The previously announced Justin Townes Earle concert, with opener Gill Landry, is up first […]

 Mark Uricheck

Young Lehighton rockers A.D.D. are garnering attention with big shows and an even bigger sound

Young Lehighton rockers A.D.D. are garnering attention with big shows and an even bigger sound

Dakota McGeehan knows what he wants in a great rock song. “I like the heavy guitar riffs that you can’t get out of your head and the catchy lyrics that will have you humming for the rest of the week,” says the vocalist/guitarist of the Lehighton quartet A.D.D. – his enthusiasm for the power of […]