Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: The Goat Russian Imperial Stout by The North Brewery

Beer: The Goat Brewery: The North Brewery Style: Russian Imperial Stout Age: 2017 ABV: 10.70% If the Pentagram Dark Ale two weeks ago wasn’t metal enough for you, let’s grab the horns of The Goat, a Russian-style imperial stout that’s as black as your soul… or coffee… whichever. We took a road trip through Endicott, […]

 Jason Riedmiller

CONCERT REVIEW: The Shins keep it short but still sweet at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown

CONCERT REVIEW: The Shins keep it short but still sweet at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown

After releasing their first album in five years in March, The Shins brought their Heartworms Tour, named after that new record, to Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, New York on Saturday, June 17. “This place is beautiful, and there are so many of you here!” frontman James Mercer said, commenting on the upstate New York scenery […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Coney Island Mermaid Parade in New York City, 06/17/17

PHOTOS: Coney Island Mermaid Parade in New York City, 06/17/17

If there’s one parade that rain cannot ruin (and maybe even enhance), it’s the Coney Island Mermaid Parade. The colorful aquatic attendees of the 35th annual parade on Saturday, June 17 just swam right on through it, showing off their big smiles and imaginative costumes, with many leaving little to the imagination. That’s what it’s […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

A Perfect Circle announces 2017 tour dates in Reading, New York, and New Jersey

A Perfect Circle announces 2017 tour dates in Reading, New York, and New Jersey

From a press release: Local Tool fans were recently treated to a rare live performance at the Giant Center in Hershey last month, and now singer Maynard James Keenan is bringing his other multi-platinum rock band, A Perfect Circle, to five venues within a two to three-hour driving distance from Northeastern Pennsylvania. After returning to […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Dad Breath Lager by Rushing Duck Brewing Company

Beer: Dad Breath Brewery: Rushing Duck Brewing Company Style: Helles Lager Age: 2017 ABV: 5.00% As the summer heats up as we approach Father’s Day, it’s the perfect time to crack open this German-style Helles lager by Rushing Duck Brewing in Chester, New York that “pairs well with yelling at umpires at little league games,” […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Life of Agony, Empire Fallen, and Truth in Needles at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, 05/12/17

PHOTOS: Life of Agony, Empire Fallen, and Truth in Needles at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, 05/12/17

Following the critically acclaimed release of “one of the most anticipated albums of the year,” according to Rolling Stone, Brooklyn hard rock/metal crossover band Life of Agony tore up the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Friday, May 12. After blistering opening sets by New York City hardcore band Truth in Needles and New Jersey hard […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Tell Shaky and Boxcar Joe IIPA by SingleCut Beersmiths

Beer: Tell Shaky and Boxcar Joe IIPA Brewery: SingleCut Beersmiths Style: Double IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 9.00% IBU: 145 It has been a while since we’ve reviewed anything from SingleCut, so it’s about time to try something new from this Queens, New York brewery. Tell Shaky and Boxcar Joe is a double dry-hopped Imperial IPA […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Incandenza Sour IPA by Hudson Valley Brewery

Beer: Incandenza Brewery: Hudson Valley Brewery Style: Sour IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 6.00% We took a stroll up the Hudson River this week to give a relative newcomer brewery-wise, Hudson Valley Brewery, a whirl! Incandenza is a sour IPA brewed with two-row barley and raw white wheat, hopped with citra and simcoe in the whirlpool […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Every Time I Die, Harm’s Way, and Eternal Sleep at Planet Trog in Whitehall, 02/02/17

PHOTOS: Every Time I Die, Harm’s Way, and Eternal Sleep at Planet Trog in Whitehall, 02/02/17

Every Time I Die kicked off their Low Teens Tour, named after the Buffalo, New York metalcore band’s latest album, in Pennsylvania with a show in State College on Feb. 1, following it up with a crazy concert on Thursday, Feb. 2 at Planet Trog Entertainment Complex in Whitehall, a laser tag center with a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton’s Motionless In White plays with Falling In Reverse and Issues in NYC Jan. 27 and Philly Jan. 28

Scranton’s Motionless In White plays with Falling In Reverse and Issues in NYC Jan. 27 and Philly Jan. 28

From a press release: Las Vegas post-hardcore band Falling In Reverse is bringing Scranton metal band Motionless In White, along with Issues, Dangerkids, and Dead Girls Academy, on their national “The End Is Here” tour, which stops at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on Friday, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. and The Fillmore […]

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