Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: 2017 Steamtown Music Award winners announced at V-Spot in Scranton

EXCLUSIVE: 2017 Steamtown Music Award winners announced at V-Spot in Scranton

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 MUSIC NOTES: Coal Minor Canary, Send Request, King Kong Kancun, Half Dollar, and more

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Coal Minor Canary, Send Request, King Kong Kancun, Half Dollar, and more

This week in the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene, there’s some new projects, hip-hop, music videos, Warped Tour shenanigans, a BBQ dance party, and an awards ceremony with some new collaborations. ♫ Coal Minor Canary, a new project from Wilkes-Barre singer/songwriter David Hage that features “fingerstyle guitar, alternate tunings, percussive techniques, layered effects, and looping,” is […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Vans Warped Tour at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 07/10/17

PHOTOS: Vans Warped Tour at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 07/10/17

In 23 years, the annual Vans Warped Tour has stopped in Scranton many times, but 2017 offered a surprising lineup that drew fans of all ages to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain on Monday, July 10. With over 60 bands like GWAR, Hatebreed, CKY, Anti-Flag, Sick of It All, Valient Thorr, The Ataris, Big D […]

 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

Tunefly, a music app created in NEPA that connects musicians and fans, launches for iPhone

Tunefly, a music app created in NEPA that connects musicians and fans, launches for iPhone

From a press release: Tunefly, a mobile app developed by three Northeastern Pennsylvania natives that connects musicians and music lovers with a global audience that shares their enthusiasm, is now available for iPhone users in the iOS App Store. Tunefly is a passion project designed, produced, and created by Matt Simoncavage, 25, of Nanticoke and […]

 Rich Howells

Title Fight throws first hometown show in 2 years on Thanksgiving Eve in Nanticoke

Title Fight throws first hometown show in 2 years on Thanksgiving Eve in Nanticoke

Kingston punk/shoegaze band Title Fight has been very busy since signing with Anti- Records and releasing their third album, “Hyperview,” back in February, reaching new heights of fame and touring consistently throughout 2015. Other than a brief, stripped-down record release show on Feb. 3 at the Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre, the band hasn’t held […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Chicks with Balls’ on display at Luzerne County Community College

‘Chicks with Balls’ on display at Luzerne County Community College

From a press release: The Schulman Gallery and Luzerne County Community College have balls, and they’ve proven it by welcoming Judy Takács and her award-winning series, “Chicks with Balls.” Takács has been a painter of people for almost three decades. She focuses primarily on painting people with understanding, irony, and a high degree of painterly […]