Music

 NEPA Scene Staff

The Crackers host night of Americana, country, roots, and bluegrass to benefit Toys for Tots

The Crackers host night of Americana, country, roots, and bluegrass to benefit Toys for Tots

From a press release: The Crackers, Wayne County’s own Americana roots band, will host the second annual “Christmas with The Crackers” benefit concert, which will help support Toys for Tots of Wayne and Pike Counties. The show will be held at The Cooperage (1030 Main St., Honesdale) on Friday, Nov. 21 from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. […]

 Rich Howells

The fun, excitement, and uncertainty of throwing a Pity Party in Scranton

The fun, excitement, and uncertainty of throwing a Pity Party in Scranton

New band, featuring members of A Fire with Friends, The Fox Method, and The Window Shoppers, plays their first show tonight at the Keys

hen NEPA Scene first arrives at The Keys in downtown Scranton, the members of Pity Party seem nervous and unsure of us as they practice in the empty bar, the sounds of echoing indie rock enveloping the small but colorful space. We soon learn that this is because it is the first time that anyone, […]

 Rich Howells

The steady rise of electronic music in NEPA

The steady rise of electronic music in NEPA

Industrial, ambient, soundscape, and other genres are introduced to the area through NEPA Electrotribe

or the past year, electronic music has slowly infiltrated the local music scene, an underground movement that has started to leave basements and darkened bedrooms and gain traction in small venues across NEPA. This emergence from behind personal computer screens onto public stages began when Ron Boyle, who calls himself Hypnotik Infekted Bloodline, encouraged fellow […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

ZZ Top boogies into Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 8

ZZ Top boogies into Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 8

From a press release: With 44 years of recording and touring already under their belts (and beards), ZZ Top is ready to bring its hard-rocking blues bonanza to Wilkes-Barre! The legendary Texas trio (Billy F. Gibbons, Frank Beard, and Dusty Hill) will visit the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre) […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Acclaimed trombonist Wycliffe Gordon to perform with University of Scranton Concert Band

Acclaimed trombonist Wycliffe Gordon to perform with University of Scranton Concert Band

From a press release: Internationally acclaimed musician Wycliffe Gordon will join the University of Scranton Concert Band as a guest soloist for a concert on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the University’s Houlihan McLean Center. Admission is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:40, and seating is on a first-come, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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

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

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.

 Rich Perry

ALBUM REVIEW: Ryan Kenton makes fun and energetic self-titled debut

ALBUM REVIEW: Ryan Kenton makes fun and energetic self-titled debut

Before I begin this album review, I’m going to take a quick trip down memory lane. I attended my first club when I was 15 years old (yes, NEPA used to have underage clubs), and soon after that, I attended my first party or rave, which baptized me into DJ culture and the world of […]

 Michelle Beck

PHOTOS: Clever Clever and Those Clever Foxes, 11/07/14

PHOTOS: Clever Clever and Those Clever Foxes, 11/07/14

Two very smart indie rock bands – Clever Clever and Those Clever Foxes – helped celebrate the grand opening of Loyalty Barber Shop & Shave Parlor‘s second location on Adams Avenue in downtown Scranton on Friday, Nov. 7. The shop was packed wall to wall with supporters of the new venture and with music fans […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Loyalty Barber Shop & Shave Parlor of Scranton grand opening, 11/07/14

PHOTOS: Loyalty Barber Shop & Shave Parlor of Scranton grand opening, 11/07/14

Friends, family, customers, well-wishers, and appreciators of fine mirror art attended the grand opening of Loyalty Barber Shop & Shave Parlor in downtown Scranton on Friday, Nov. 7. This is Loyalty’s second location (342 Adams Ave., Scranton), its first established in Archbald a few years prior. In conjunction with the First Friday art walk, artists […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Cultural Center to host ‘Enchanted Evening’ of Broadway and opera music

Scranton Cultural Center to host ‘Enchanted Evening’ of Broadway and opera music

From a press release: The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple will host a celebration of music and the arts when it presents “Some Enchanted Evening,” a concert featuring audience favorites from Broadway to the Met, on Saturday, Nov. 15. The concert will be preceded by the “Life. Celebrated.” reception. This event, hosted by […]