NEPA Scene Staff

Tool tribute band Schism opens your third eye at Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on Sept. 30

Tool tribute band Schism opens your third eye at Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on Sept. 30

From a press release: It’s becoming increasingly difficult to see progressive metal band Tool live locally these days – with no new material released in over a decade, the closest they toured in years was the Giant Center in Hershey back in May. That’s where Schism, the world’s first and longest running tribute to Tool, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Horror ska punk band The Independents play at Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on Aug. 10

Horror ska punk band The Independents play at Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on Aug. 10

From a press release: Formerly managed and produced by the late, great Joey Ramone, The Independents have performed almost nonstop, touring with bands such as the Ramones, Misfits, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Cheap Trick, and The Queers, just to name a few. The recipe is one part Ramones, one part punk, one part ska, and a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Blanks 77 headlines pogo punk show at Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on July 22

Blanks 77 headlines pogo punk show at Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on July 22

From a press release: Get ready to pogo – New Jersey street punk band Blanks 77 will play at the Irish Wolf Pub in downtown Scranton on Saturday, July 22 with local punk rockers Heart Out, The Queeftones, and The Disorders. Doors at the Irish Wolf Pub (503 Linden St., Scranton) open at 8 p.m. […]

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Comedic punk band Green Jelly performs at Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on July 16

Comedic punk band Green Jelly performs at Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on July 16

From a press release: Known for their sophomoric humor, theatrical performances, and intentionally crude musicianship, Green Jellÿ will play at the Irish Wolf Pub in downtown Scranton for the first time on Sunday, July 16. Local bands Earthmouth, Family Animals, and Candi Vee will open the show, with more acts to be announced. Doors at […]

 Rich Howells

ALBUM REVIEW: Wilkes-Barre’s Beyond Fallen revives classic metal with ‘As the Spires Fall’

ALBUM REVIEW: Wilkes-Barre’s Beyond Fallen revives classic metal with ‘As the Spires Fall’

While based in Wilkes-Barre, many countries outside of the United States have been integral to the history of metal band Beyond Fallen. Their first demo EP received distribution in Europe, and their second full-length album, “Mindfire,” came out through Melissa Records in the Netherlands in 2007. Later that year, they flew to Germany to perform […]

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Chief Big Way featuring Anthrax singer Joey Belladonna plays at Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on Aug. 20

Chief Big Way featuring Anthrax singer Joey Belladonna plays at Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on Aug. 20

From a press release: Back in 2012, Anthrax, one of the legendary Big Four thrash bands, played at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton. Five years later, fans of vocalist Joey Belladonna can see him perform in a much more intimate space just seven miles away. Belladonna’s […]

 Jess Meoni

Come to Grief come to Scranton for night of doom and thrash metal at Irish Wolf Pub on March 31

Come to Grief come to Scranton for night of doom and thrash metal at Irish Wolf Pub on March 31

Some say it’s that small-town mentality that brews aggression and conflict. Some attribute a distinct generational gap between the era of new wave post-punk groups like Nervous Eaters, Mission of Burma, and The Modern Lovers and the emerging straight-edge hardcore scene, reflective of bands like Gang Green, The Groinoids, The F.U.’s, and the ever-seminal Jerry’s […]

 Rich Howells

Sunbury party rockers American Evil tear up the Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on Feb. 10

Sunbury party rockers American Evil tear up the Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on Feb. 10

If you’re one of those people who finds rock music too whiny, preachy, or boring these days, American Evil just may be the swift kick in the balls you’ve been looking for. Right out of the gate, it’s easy to understand what these guys are all about – partying hard and rocking even harder, unapologetically […]

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Wilkes-Barre metal band Beyond Fallen hosts Heavy Halloween at Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton Oct. 28

Wilkes-Barre metal band Beyond Fallen hosts Heavy Halloween at Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton Oct. 28

From a press release: Previously held in Pittston, Wilkes-Barre metal band Beyond Fallen will bring their annual Heavy Halloween concert to the Irish Wolf Pub in downtown Scranton this year on Friday, Oct. 28 at 9 p.m. with Shallow Ground and Wrath of Typhon. The show is 21+, and the cover is $5 at the […]

 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 […]