NEPA Scene Staff

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo play intimate acoustic concert at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on June 28

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo play intimate acoustic concert at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on June 28

From a press release: After coming to Wilkes-Barre in 2016, it was announced today that Grammy Award-winning duo Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will play “A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening” at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Thursday, June 28 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $45 for regular reserved seating and $55 for premium […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Watch and download 3 acoustic songs by Irish folk singer Mickey Spain for St. Patrick’s Day

EXCLUSIVE: Watch and download 3 acoustic songs by Irish folk singer Mickey Spain for St. Patrick’s Day

A few weeks ago during the live recording of Episode 49 of the NEPA Scene Podcast at Coal Creative’s production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, Irish folk singer/songwriter Mickey Spain of Makem & Spain fame opened and closed the show with some acoustic songs, so with St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, we’re offering these […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pottsville groove rockers Crobot play as a duo at World of Brew in Pittston on March 17

Pottsville groove rockers Crobot play as a duo at World of Brew in Pittston on March 17

From a press release: Kingston-based artistic promotion and production team Camp Rattler is bringing two members of Pottsville groove rock band Crobot – vocalist Brandon Yeagley and guitarist Chris Bishop – to play as an acoustic duo at World of Brew in Pittston on Saturday, March 17. Signed to Wind-up Records, home of many major […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Singer/songwriter Alex O’Brien returns to Scranton for hometown CD release show on March 31

Singer/songwriter Alex O’Brien returns to Scranton for hometown CD release show on March 31

From a press release: Philadelphia acoustic singer/songwriter Alex O’Brien will return to his hometown area to host his CD release party at the Irish Wolf Pub in downtown Scranton on Saturday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. Special guests include Scranton pop punk band GlowNovember, singer/songwriter Bryan Brophy, and more to be announced. Formerly a Mountain […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Watch/download new acoustic song ‘Heroes’ by Scranton singer/songwriter MiZ

EXCLUSIVE: Watch/download new acoustic song ‘Heroes’ by Scranton singer/songwriter MiZ

During the live recording of Episode 42 of the NEPA Scene Podcast on Jan. 3 at Coal Creative’s production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, Scranton folk rock singer/songwriter Mike Mizwinski closed the show with an acoustic version of his song “Heroes” from his new album “A Year Ago Today,” which will be released on Friday, Jan. […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Destination West Duo at The V-Spot in Scranton, 12/12/17

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Destination West Duo at The V-Spot in Scranton, 12/12/17

A week before the NEPA Scene Rising Talent Finals Showcase at The V-Spot in Scranton, vocalist/guitarist Mike Baresse and bassist Bob Hallock of Scranton hard rock band Destination West took the stage as a duo for a night of covers and an original song or two on Tuesday, Dec. 12. With both musicians also playing […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Watch and download 3 acoustic songs by Wilkes-Barre folk funk band Fake Fight

EXCLUSIVE: Watch and download 3 acoustic songs by Wilkes-Barre folk funk band Fake Fight

Last week during the live recording of Episode 33 of the NEPA Scene Podcast at Coal Creative’s production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, local folk funk band Fake Fight opened and closed the show with stripped down acoustic versions of three of their original songs – “Obliged,” “Mood Ring,” and “Blacklist.” Two of these songs are […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Real talk with new Wilkes-Barre folk funk band Fake Fight

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Real talk with new Wilkes-Barre folk funk band Fake Fight

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the award-winning NEPA Scene Podcast presents honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to Northeastern Pennsylvania. The live, multi-camera show streams in high definition on NEPA Scene’s Facebook page […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Trapt singer Chris Taylor Brown plays acoustic set at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 15

Trapt singer Chris Taylor Brown plays acoustic set at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 15

From a press release: It was announced today that Chris Taylor Brown, the guitarist and lead vocalist for California rock band Trapt, will perform an acoustic set at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. as part of its “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert series sponsored by City […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton’s A Fire With Friends ready new album while ‘Cat Sitting, LA’

A Fire With Friends is almost 10 years old, which is not only a milestone for most local bands, but a particularly special one for a group that has had up to seven members at one time. Since releasing the four-song EP “It’s Nice to See You Again” in 2015, the follow-up to 2014’s “Ghost […]

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