Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Orange Neon IPA by Iron Hart Brewing Company

Beer: Orange Neon Brewery: Iron Hart Brewing Company Style: IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 6.50% IBU: 20 After disbanding last year, one of the founders of local brewery and taproom 3 Guys and a Beer’d rebranded and took a new, scaled down approach to become Iron Hart Brewing. How did this change affect the beer? Let’s […]

 Guest Contributor

11 out-of-town bands you need to catch at the 2016 Electric City Music Conference

11 out-of-town bands you need to catch at the 2016 Electric City Music Conference

One of the main goals of the Electric City Music Conference is to highlight all the incredible musicians who live and perform in Northeastern Pennsylvania, but there are also 11 diverse out-of-town acts playing this year that are just as worthy of your attention. Our local music scene is connected to many others, particularly in […]

 Rich Howells

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Cortland/Carbondale heavy metal band The Rods

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Cortland/Carbondale heavy metal band The Rods

The Rods City: Cortland, New York; Carbondale Genre(s): Heavy metal, rock, hard rock Years active: 1980-present Sounds like: When most people remember ’80s rock bands, they think of big hair and cheesy power ballads, forgetting that many great heavy metal bands produced some badass music throughout that decade as well. The Rods are one such […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Metal legends The Rods will play Electric City Music Conference for charity on Sept. 17

EXCLUSIVE: Metal legends The Rods will play Electric City Music Conference for charity on Sept. 17

From a press release: The Electric City Music Conference is proud to announce that heavy metal legends The Rods have been added to the lineup for the 2016 conference. The band will appear for a rare NEPA performance on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant. A portion of the proceeds […]

 Rich Howells

Carbondale brewing company 3 Guys and a Beer’d will close by the end of 2015

Carbondale brewing company 3 Guys and a Beer’d will close by the end of 2015

Yesterday, Carbondale brewing company 3 Guys and a Beer’d surprised their legion of local fans with a disheartening, but thankful Facebook post that announced that they will be ceasing operations by the end of the year. The post, coming less than three months after they opened their own taproom (49 N. Church St., Carbondale) on […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Santa Train rolls into 6 NEPA towns on Dec. 5 with live music, activities, and more

Santa Train rolls into 6 NEPA towns on Dec. 5 with live music, activities, and more

From a press release: On Saturday, Dec. 5, Santa Claus will leave his sleigh at the North Pole and come to town early on a train. Six local communities will celebrate Christmas in a small town when Santa and his friends arrive aboard a special train provided by the Steamtown National Historic Site. Now in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pull the ‘Curtain Up!’ for Broadway favorite tunes in Carbondale on April 25

Pull the ‘Curtain Up!’ for Broadway favorite tunes in Carbondale on April 25

From a press release: “Curtain up,” wrote lyricist Stephen Sondheim. “Light the lights!” These lyrics from “Gypsy” are the perfect introduction to the latest evening of song featuring the work of Sondheim and many other composers – “Curtain Up!” at the Theater at Trinity Church (58 River St., Carbondale) on Saturday, April 25 at 7 […]

 Rich Howells

3 Guys and a Beer’d and Electric City Tattoo Gallery will debut new tattoo-inspired beer at tattoo convention

3 Guys and a Beer’d and Electric City Tattoo Gallery will debut new tattoo-inspired beer at tattoo convention

3 Guys and a Beer’d Brewing Company and the Electric City Tattoo Gallery have teamed up to debut a brand new brew at the Electric City Tattoo Convention next weekend, and they’ve given NEPA Scene an exclusive first look at this meaningful combination of artwork and flavors. While the official name of beer isn’t finalized […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: The Russello Project perform instrumental masterpiece ’54’ live at Lyrics in Carbondale

Scranton guitar-based instrumental rock group The Russello Project just released a live video of their original song “54” from Lyrics Bar, Cafe & Music Venue in Carbondale that shows off exactly why frontman Charlie Russello was named Guitarist of the Year at the 2014 Steamtown Music Awards. The video of the jazzy progressive rock trio […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Young Scranton poet/rapper Kevin Parker holds ‘Static’ EP concert in Carbondale on March 20

Young Scranton poet/rapper Kevin Parker holds ‘Static’ EP concert in Carbondale on March 20

From a press release: If you’re from NEPA and haven’t heard of Kevin Parker yet, you will soon. The young Scranton rapper has been making waves in the past year. From a few basement demo tapes to releasing his debut EP, “Static,” in December to his work with the Breaking Ground Poets, it’s clear that […]