Rich Howells

Captain, We’re Sinking’s Bobby Barnett goes country and plays solo at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on June 29

Captain, We’re Sinking’s Bobby Barnett goes country and plays solo at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on June 29

It has been four months since Scranton punk rock band Captain, We’re Sinking officially parted ways, but Bobby Barnett is carrying on as a solo musician, releasing a brand new album, “Steady Ache,” on March 30 that marks a new direction for the vocalist and guitarist. With teaching and life outside of music, Barnett doesn’t […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA rock band Underground Saints play rare reunion show at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on June 15

NEPA rock band Underground Saints play rare reunion show at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on June 15

With their drummer now running downtown Wilkes-Barre music venue Karl Hall, it was only a matter of time before the Underground Saints rose up again to perform at the new all-ages music venue. The popular Northeastern Pennsylvania alternative rock band only played two gigs in 2017 since reuniting for the first time in years at […]

 Rich Howells

Ex-Breaking Benjamin guitarist Aaron Fink plays release show for 4th solo album in Wilkes-Barre on May 18

Ex-Breaking Benjamin guitarist Aaron Fink plays release show for 4th solo album in Wilkes-Barre on May 18

On April 13, the same day that his former band, Breaking Benjamin, released their new album, Northeastern Pennsylvania rock singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Aaron Fink put out his next solo album via Woodhenge Records and is set to play a release show at the new downtown Wilkes-Barre music venue Karl Hall later this month. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Music blog Highway 81 Revisited hosts anniversary show with Lewis & Clarke in Wilkes-Barre on May 12

Music blog Highway 81 Revisited hosts anniversary show with Lewis & Clarke in Wilkes-Barre on May 12

From a press release: Music blog Highway 81 Revisited will celebrate its seventh anniversary on Saturday, May 12 at Karl Hall, a new venue in downtown Wilkes-Barre, with performances by Delaware Water Gap avant-folk band Lewis & Clarke, Brooklyn singer/songwriter Brother Roy, Philadelphia indie folk act Rosu Lup, and Scranton country/folk singer/songwriter Chris Kearney. Doors […]

 Rich Howells

New downtown Wilkes-Barre music venue Karl Hall announces first shows

New downtown Wilkes-Barre music venue Karl Hall announces first shows

In the basement of the Polish Union Building in downtown Wilkes-Barre, a new music venue is emerging to bring weekly all-ages shows back to the local music scene. First announced last fall, Karl Hall is finally ready to open its doors to the general public after holding a soft opening concert with Northeastern Pennsylvania rock […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Black Tie Stereo, Brother Roy, Patrick McGlynn, Dani-elle, Karl Hall, and SMAs

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Black Tie Stereo, Brother Roy, Patrick McGlynn, Dani-elle, Karl Hall, and SMAs

This week in local music, there are some exciting albums set to be released soon, another one that needs your help, a new song and a recent lyric video for a Josie Music Award-nominated song, a brand new music venue coming to Wilkes-Barre that is owned by some great people with personal connections to the […]