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 NEPA Scene Staff

Grammy-winning pop rock trio Paramore returns to Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Oct. 10

Grammy-winning pop rock trio Paramore returns to Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Oct. 10

From a press release: It was announced today that Grammy Award-winning pop rock band Paramore, known for big hits like “Misery Business,” “Crushcrushcrush,” “That’s What You Get,” “The Only Exception,” “Still Into You,” and “Ain’t It Fun,” will return to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which are […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

String trio Simply Three blends classical and pop music at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 15

String trio Simply Three blends classical and pop music at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 15

From a press release: It was announced today that string trio Simply Three will visit the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m., playing chamber music covers of popular music. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 19 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Kirby Center box […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Classic Motown group the Commodores get funky at Mt. Airy Casino Resort in Mt. Pocono on May 27

Classic Motown group the Commodores get funky at Mt. Airy Casino Resort in Mt. Pocono on May 27

From a press release: Classic funk/soul band the Commodores, known for ’70s and ’80s hits like “Brick House,” “Lady (You Bring Me Up),” “Fancy Dancer,” “Too Hot ta Trot,” “Easy,” “Three Times a Lady,” and “Nightshift,” will be performing in Gypsies Lounge at Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mount Pocono on Saturday, May 27 at […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Progressive rockers Yes say Yestival Tour coming to Hershey Theatre on Aug. 14

Progressive rockers Yes say Yestival Tour coming to Hershey Theatre on Aug. 14

From a press release: Trailblazing English progressive rock band Yes announced today that they are bringing their 2017 Yestival Summer Tour to the Hershey Theatre on Monday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets for this show, which are $47.85, $57.85, $82.35, and $132.35 (processing fees apply), go on sale this Friday, May 12 at 10 […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEOS: Mount Pocono singer Mark Isaiah reaches Top 10 on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ but ends up eliminated

VIDEOS: Mount Pocono singer Mark Isaiah reaches Top 10 on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ but ends up eliminated

19-year-old Mark Isaiah of Mount Pocono has endured some stiff competition since he burst onto the national stage in his excellent blind audition in the Season 12 premiere of “The Voice” on NBC on Feb. 27, singing Shawn Mendes hit “Mercy” and instantly gaining thousands of fans across the country, including coach Adam Levine. He […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Railroad Earth and moe. jam on Sherman Summer Stage at Pocono Mountain Carnival Grounds on Aug. 25

Railroad Earth and moe. jam on Sherman Summer Stage at Pocono Mountain Carnival Grounds on Aug. 25

From a press release: Jam bands Railroad Earth and moe., who have both played at the Peach Music Festival in Scranton over the years, will be rocking together again on the Sherman Theater’s Summer Stage, located at the Pocono Mountain Carnival Grounds in Mount Pocono, on Friday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. Tickets, which are […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Video Games Live multimedia concert at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre rescheduled for Jan. 12

Video Games Live multimedia concert at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre rescheduled for Jan. 12

From a press release: Due to a scheduling conflict, Video Games Live has rescheduled two of their upcoming concerts, including their Friday, May 19 performance at the F.M. Kirby Center. It will now be performed in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. and will still feature members of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. […]

 Rich Howells

STREAMING: Scranton punks Captain, We’re Sinking return during ‘Trying Year’ with new album

STREAMING: Scranton punks Captain, We’re Sinking return during ‘Trying Year’ with new album

Other than playing The Menzingers’ annual NEPA Holiday Show, things have been relatively quiet for fellow Scranton punk band Captain, We’re Sinking. Last year, vocalist/guitarist Bobby Barnett released a surprise live solo album, “Live From The Star & Garter,” after touring the United Kingdom with his brother Greg Barnett, vocalist/guitarist of The Menzingers, in early […]

 Brad Patton

CONCERT REVIEW: Wilkes-Barre still believes in Brian Wilson as he delivers final ‘Pet Sounds’ performances

CONCERT REVIEW: Wilkes-Barre still believes in Brian Wilson as he delivers final ‘Pet Sounds’ performances

At the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, May 2, one of the greatest albums of all time was recreated note for glorious note on stage by its composer and a stellar band of musicians and singers. The legendary Brian Wilson took his “Pet Sounds: The Final Performances” tour celebrating the 1966 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Punk rockers Social Distortion return to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Aug. 8

Punk rockers Social Distortion return to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Aug. 8

From a press release: It was announced today that one of the bestselling, pioneering punk rock bands of all time, Social Distortion, will return to the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 7:30 p.m., this time with special guest Jade Jackson. Tickets, which are $31 in advance or $36 the day of […]