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 […]