Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2018 Electric City Tattoo Convention (some images NSFW)

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2018 Electric City Tattoo Convention (some images NSFW)

Clowns, couples, dogs, musicians, trophy winners, and male nudity – it’s all here at the Electric City Tattoo Convention. Entries in the Beautiful People of NEPA portrait series are rare these days, but I always have a private room just off the main floor of this annual convention at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton’s Menzingers join inaugural Sea.Hear.Now Festival with Jack Johnson, Incubus, Social Distortion, and more

Scranton’s Menzingers join inaugural Sea.Hear.Now Festival with Jack Johnson, Incubus, Social Distortion, and more

From a press release: The inaugural Sea.Hear.Now Festival in New Jersey has announced its initial lineup featuring headliners Jack Johnson and Incubus, along with performances from Social Distortion, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Brandi Carlile, Milky Chance, Blondie, Kaleo, The Front Bottoms, Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls, and Scranton punk band The Menzingers. […]

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Jim Thorpe Indie Film Festival opens with Ethan Hawke film ‘Blaze’ and live music on April 12

Jim Thorpe Indie Film Festival opens with Ethan Hawke film ‘Blaze’ and live music on April 12

From a press release: The second annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival will roll out the red carpet for a special opening night event with the screening of the new Ethan Hawke film “Blaze” and a live musical performance by its star, Ben Dickey, at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Thursday, […]

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2nd annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival announces movie lineup at Opera House April 12-15

2nd annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival announces movie lineup at Opera House April 12-15

From a press release: The second annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival kicks off on Thursday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe with a special red carpet opening night event that filmgoers and music fans won’t want to miss. The opening night feature film is “Blaze” (2018), […]

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Danville author Jim Warner returns to Scranton for new poetry book signing at Library Express on April 22

Danville author Jim Warner returns to Scranton for new poetry book signing at Library Express on April 22

From a press release: Danville native and current Philadelphia resident Jim Warner will be returning to his old stomping grounds for a signing and reading of his new book of poetry, “Actual Miles,” at the Library Express Bookstore at The Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton on Sunday, April 22 at 1 p.m. Part travelogue, part […]

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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 […]

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Philly folk punk singer/songwriter Dave Hause plays at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on June 17

Philly folk punk singer/songwriter Dave Hause plays at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on June 17

From a press release: It was announced today that Philadelphia-born singer/songwriter Dave Hause, whose sound combines punk rock and Americana, will visit the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Live from the Chandelier Lobby concert series, sponsored by City Market and Café. Tickets, which are […]

 Rich Howells

STREAMING: Scranton indie rockers Three Man Cannon are ‘Building Broken Steps’ with new single

STREAMING: Scranton indie rockers Three Man Cannon are ‘Building Broken Steps’ with new single

Scranton indie rock band Three Man Cannon premiered a catchy, reflective new song called “Building Broken Steps” this week, the first single from their first full-length album since 2014. Now based in Philadelphia, the group that features former members of fellow Scranton band Tigers Jaw will release the self-titled record through Philly indie label Lame-O […]

 Rich Howells

‘The Future Is Cancelled’ – Scranton punk band Captain, We’re Sinking calls it quits after 12 years

‘The Future Is Cancelled’ – Scranton punk band Captain, We’re Sinking calls it quits after 12 years

“It’s the end of days… but we’re all OK.” After creating beautifully emotional punk rock on and off for 12 years, Captain, We’re Sinking has finally sunk, though they’re not abandoning music completely. Formed in Scranton in 2006, the punk band released three full-length albums – “The Animals Are Out” in 2007, “The Future Is […]

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Singer/songwriter Alex O’Brien returns to Scranton for hometown CD release show on March 31

Singer/songwriter Alex O’Brien returns to Scranton for hometown CD release show on March 31

From a press release: Philadelphia acoustic singer/songwriter Alex O’Brien will return to his hometown area to host his CD release party at the Irish Wolf Pub in downtown Scranton on Saturday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. Special guests include Scranton pop punk band GlowNovember, singer/songwriter Bryan Brophy, and more to be announced. Formerly a Mountain […]

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