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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announces 30 performers playing Sept. 14-16

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announces 30 performers playing Sept. 14-16

From a press release: The Electric City Music Conference and Steamtown Music Awards will return to Scranton Sept. 14-16. The fourth annual event will again feature 100+ bands and take place across 10+ venues. In anticipation of the event, the ECMC has made the first of many announcements of acts that will be playing the […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Wilkes-Barre alternative rock band Alma Mater searches for ‘Cloud Cover’ in debut EP

EXCLUSIVE: Wilkes-Barre alternative rock band Alma Mater searches for ‘Cloud Cover’ in debut EP

Last year, NEPA Scene premiered the debut music video of Alma Mater, and now the alternative rock band has checked back in with us after releasing their first EP, “Cloud Cover,” last week, a personal collection of songs by the Wilkes-Barre trio. “Each song is most generally about personal experiences, so inspiration came from emotions […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Electric City Music Conference returns to Scranton for 4th year Sept. 14-16, first acts announced

Electric City Music Conference returns to Scranton for 4th year Sept. 14-16, first acts announced

From a press release: It was announced today that the fourth annual Electric City Music Conference will return to Scranton this September, taking place Thursday, Sept. 14 through Saturday, Sept. 16. The event will again feature a multi-venue music festival, conferences and panels with music industry professionals, and the Steamtown Music Awards. Applications to play […]

 Keith Perks

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

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

With over 150 bands playing across 12 venues, the Electric City Music Conference was a massive event to cover, but we gladly took on the challenge as this year’s media sponsor and the biggest fans of local music you’ll find in Northeastern Pennsylvania. While we couldn’t make it everywhere, we photographed a good sampling of […]

 Rich Howells

Stream or download the 2016 Electric City Music Conference panel discussions as free podcasts

Stream or download the 2016 Electric City Music Conference panel discussions as free podcasts

The third annual Electric City Music Conference packed so much music into one weekend – over 150 bands across 12 venues along with the Steamtown Music Awards from Thursday, Sept. 15 through Saturday, Sept. 17 – that you may have partied a little too hard to make it to the fun and educational panel discussions […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: 2016 Steamtown Music Awards ceremony in Scranton (with winners list), 09/15/16

PHOTOS: 2016 Steamtown Music Awards ceremony in Scranton (with winners list), 09/15/16

A long line wrapped around the building an hour before the third annual Steamtown Music Awards ceremony kicked off on Thursday, Sept. 15 as NEPA Scene interviewed many of the hundreds of nominated local musicians and industry professionals on the red carpet leading into The V-Spot in Scranton. With DJ Hersh spinning tracks throughout the […]

 Bret Alexander

THE REAL GIG: Steamtown Music Awards remind us that musicians are local heroes too

THE REAL GIG: Steamtown Music Awards remind us that musicians are local heroes too

Last night, I went to the Steamtown Music Awards at The V-Spot in Scranton. It was a great night of catching up with friends and fellow Northeastern Pennsylvania players, writers, and producers. As I got up this morning, I found myself thinking about an event that happened to me 20 years ago. I was at […]

 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

The complete updated guide to the 2016 Electric City Music Conference

The complete updated guide to the 2016 Electric City Music Conference

Now in its third year, the Electric City Music Conference is bigger than ever with over 150 artists performing across 12 venues, the popular Steamtown Music Awards with new categories added in 2016, and free panel discussions for musicians and music fans alike. It’s the complete package for anyone who wants to support the Northeastern […]

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