Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Grand Blu by Draai Laag Brewing Company

Beer: Grand Blu Brewery: Draai Laag Brewing Company Style: Wild Ale Age: 2017 ABV: 8.10% You may enjoy wine and cheese, but what about beer and cheese flavors together? There’s some blue cheese funk in this wild ale fermented with peaches and aged in French oak casks that comes courtesy of Draai Laag Brewing in […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Ruby du Rhone Flanders Red Ale by Draai Laag Brewing Company

Beer: Ruby du Rhone Brewery: Draai Laag Brewing Company Style: Flanders Red Ale Age: Multi-year blend of 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2016 ABV: 10.20% While waiting outside in the early morning cold for the release of a different beer by Søle Artisan Ales at Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston, we warmed up with a Ruby […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: NEPA Philharmonic trumpeter Micah Holt talks reaching millennials with classical music

There are so many great bands to see in the region that many young music fans may pass over the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, which presents classical and pop-themed performances in local theaters like the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple and the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre throughout the year. […]

 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

Rusted Root frontman Michael Glabicki goes solo at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Jan. 22

Rusted Root frontman Michael Glabicki goes solo at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Jan. 22

From a press release: After playing with his full band at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg this Friday, Dec. 30, Rusted Root frontman Michael Glabicki will return to Northeastern Pennsylvania for a solo gig at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 accompanied by his bandmate Dirk Miller with special […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pittsburgh jam band Rusted Root returns to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Dec. 30

Pittsburgh jam band Rusted Root returns to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Dec. 30

From a press release: Pittsburgh jam band Rusted Root, who played at the Peach Music Festival in Scranton last year, will return to the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Friday, Dec. 30 at 8 p.m. with special guest Albert Savage. Tickets, which are $20 in advance or $22 the day of the show, are on […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Black Dinosaur Wild Ale by Draai Laag Brewing Company

Beer: Black Dinosaur Brewery: Draai Laag Brewing Company Style: Wild Ale (some crazy fermented shit!) Age: 2016 ABV: 9.00% On today’s MBR, we have a wild fermented beer made with heaping helpings of coconut, coffee, vanilla beans, cocoa nibs, and… wait for it… vanilla ice cream! Well, it’s bonkers enough to work, and who the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Sample Pittsburgh’s Wigle Whiskey and learn the drink’s Pennsylvania history on June 24 in Scranton

Sample Pittsburgh’s Wigle Whiskey and learn the drink’s Pennsylvania history on June 24 in Scranton

From a press release: The Lackawanna Historical Society will introduce Pittsburgh’s Wigle Whiskey to Scranton on Friday, June 24 at 7 p.m. Wigle is a family-owned small-batch craft distillery that features local organic grains in their spirits. Meredith Grelli, co-owner of Wigle, will make a presentation on Pennsylvania whiskey at the Society’s headquarters at the […]

 Dee Culp

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: The hopeful and heartbreaking lessons of the TransPride Pittsburgh conference

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: The hopeful and heartbreaking lessons of the TransPride Pittsburgh conference

Going home has always been bittersweet. My family moved from Pittsburgh to Hazleton in 1990, and I was never happy about it. So much has changed that it’s sometimes hard to look back and remember. As such, my family often returns to the area to visit old friends and enjoy some of the many things […]

 Rich Howells

Slide the City Pittsburgh was ‘a total nightmare.’ Will Scranton be the same?

Slide the City Pittsburgh was ‘a total nightmare.’ Will Scranton be the same?

You may have seen the ads for Slide the City, promising to bring music, dancing, food, drinks and, most importantly, 1,000 feet of vinyl Slip ‘N Slide to Scranton, but will the mobile water park be able to deliver the fun and excitement they’re promising? That depends on who you talk to. The event, which […]