Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Trophy Scars 15th anniversary show with Will Wood and the Tapeworms and Latewaves, 11/04/17

PHOTOS: Trophy Scars 15th anniversary show with Will Wood and the Tapeworms and Latewaves, 11/04/17

After releasing their first new song since their 2014 album “Holy Vacants” earlier this year, Morristown, New Jersey experimental rock band Trophy Scars celebrated their 15th anniversary with a concert at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City on Saturday, Nov. 4 with Will Wood and the Tapeworms and Latewaves. Vocalist Jerry Jones was taking some […]

 Rich Howells

Stream or download the 2017 Electric City Music Conference panel discussions as free podcasts

Stream or download the 2017 Electric City Music Conference panel discussions as free podcasts

While live music takes center stage at the Electric City Music Conference, an important component to the yearly event is the informative panel discussions, offering advice and guidance to local musicians and those looking to get involved in the industry. On Saturday, Sept. 16, the fourth annual conference began its third and final day with […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference in Scranton, 09/15-16/17

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference in Scranton, 09/15-16/17

The Electric City Music Conference continues to be the largest celebration of local music in Northeastern Pennsylvania, hosting over 150 bands from eight states in 11 different venues. Starting on Thursday, Sept. 14 with the Steamtown Music Awards at The V-Spot, the fourth annual conference may have been the best one yet, featuring packed performances […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: 2017 Steamtown Music Awards ceremony in Scranton (with winners list), 09/14/17

PHOTOS: 2017 Steamtown Music Awards ceremony in Scranton (with winners list), 09/14/17

The fourth annual Electric City Music Conference kicked off on Thursday, Sept. 14 with the Steamtown Music Awards at The V-Spot in Scranton, a huge party filled with local musicians of all genres and generations that spilled out into the street and raged long into the night. With red carpet interviews by NEPA Scene and […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Behind the Electric City Music Conference with Joe Caviston and Kenneth Norton

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Behind the Electric City Music Conference with Joe Caviston and Kenneth Norton

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the 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 on […]

 Rich Howells

The complete updated guide to the 2017 Electric City Music Conference

The complete updated guide to the 2017 Electric City Music Conference

The fourth annual Electric City Music Conference will feature performances by over 150 bands from eight states in 11 venues throughout the Scranton area, the Steamtown Music Awards with many new awards and special performances of its own, and free panel discussions and mentoring sessions for local musicians, professionals, and music fans. It’s a great […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Schedule of free Electric City Music Conference panels at AfA Gallery in Scranton on Sept. 16

EXCLUSIVE: Schedule of free Electric City Music Conference panels at AfA Gallery in Scranton on Sept. 16

The large lineup of music for the fourth annual Electric City Music Conference and Steamtown Music Awards on Sept. 14-16 has been announced, featuring over 150 bands across 11 venues, and today, the free conference portion in downtown Scranton and its participating panelists have been revealed. After a free breakfast, the informative panels on Saturday, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: 2017 Steamtown Music Award nominees announced, with new categories added

EXCLUSIVE: 2017 Steamtown Music Award nominees announced, with new categories added

Last night, the Electric City Music Conference held an announcement party at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant that revealed all the nominees for the 2017 Steamtown Music Awards, including several new categories added this year. Live music during the party was provided by local rock bands E57 and Blind Choice, who were nominated […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announcement party returns to Thirst T’s in Olyphant on July 16

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announcement party returns to Thirst T’s in Olyphant on July 16

From a press release: The Electric City Music Conference and Steamtown Music Awards will host a free announcement event at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant on Sunday, July 16 at 6 p.m. “Thirst T’s nurtures locals musicians and provides a stage for both established and up-and-coming artists. We think that makes it the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Strength for a Reason to receive Lifetime Achievement at Steamtown Music Awards; 33 ECMC performers announced

EXCLUSIVE: Strength for a Reason to receive Lifetime Achievement at Steamtown Music Awards; 33 ECMC performers announced

From a press release: The Steamtown Music Awards and the Electric City Music Conference have announced that the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Nanticoke hardcore band Strength for a Reason. Over the last 20 years, Strength for a Reason has become a cornerstone of the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene while achieving national […]

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