NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton folk rock singer/songwriter MiZ releases new album at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Jan. 26

Scranton folk rock singer/songwriter MiZ releases new album at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Jan. 26

From a press release: It was announced today that Scranton folk rock singer/songwriter Mike Mizwinski, known simply as MiZ, will play a CD release show for his new album, “A Year Ago Today,” at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. Doors at the Jazz Cafe (667 N. River St., […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NYC’s Mephiskapheles headlines night of ska music at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Dec. 1

NYC’s Mephiskapheles headlines night of ska music at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Dec. 1

From a press release: New York City “Satanic ska” band Mephiskapheles, featuring members of Dub Is a Weapon, will perform at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Friday, Dec. 1 with The Keystone Ska Exchange, Disposable, The NonRefundables, and the Francesco Marx Band. Doors at the Jazz Cafe (667 N. River St., Plains) […]

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Philly funktronica band Tweed throws dance party at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Nov. 17

Philly funktronica band Tweed throws dance party at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Nov. 17

From a press release: Those who can’t wait for Camp Bisco to return to the area can dance to Philadelphia funktronica powerhouse Tweed and Wilkes-Barre DJ Newpy Hundo at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Friday, Nov. 17. Doors at the Jazz Cafe (667 N. River St., Plains) open at 8 p.m., and […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Black Tie Stereo, Brother Roy, Patrick McGlynn, Dani-elle, Karl Hall, and SMAs

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Black Tie Stereo, Brother Roy, Patrick McGlynn, Dani-elle, Karl Hall, and SMAs

This week in local music, there are some exciting albums set to be released soon, another one that needs your help, a new song and a recent lyric video for a Josie Music Award-nominated song, a brand new music venue coming to Wilkes-Barre that is owned by some great people with personal connections to the […]

 Rich Howells

1st episode of Wilkes-Barre crime drama ‘The Barre’ premieres at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Aug. 24

1st episode of Wilkes-Barre crime drama ‘The Barre’ premieres at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Aug. 24

A little over a year since the first full trailer was released and two years since the initial teaser appeared online, the first episode of “The Barre,” a crime drama series set and produced in Wilkes-Barre, will premiere at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Thursday, Aug. 24 at 8 p.m. Cast and […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: After 10 episodes, Plains tattoo artist Derek Zielinski eliminated in ‘Ink Master’ competition

VIDEO: After 10 episodes, Plains tattoo artist Derek Zielinski eliminated in ‘Ink Master’ competition

After surviving nine episodes of grueling competition, with new competitors entering the fray each week, local tattoo artist Derek Zielinski of Plains and his friend Thom Bulman, who he works with at Classic Trilogy Tattoos, were eliminated in the 10th episode of Season 9 of “Ink Master.” Premiering on June 6, the new “Shop Wars” […]

 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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Greater Wilkes-Barre hosts Small Business Christmas in July with sales and artwork on July 21

Greater Wilkes-Barre hosts Small Business Christmas in July with sales and artwork on July 21

From a press release: The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, the Third Friday Art Walk, and the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association will host the second annual Small Business Christmas in July on Friday, July 21. All day, over 40 small businesses throughout Greater Wilkes-Barre will offer a special deal or discount at their store location, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Indie pop rock duo Hank & Cupcakes return to Plains on June 30 and Scranton on Aug. 4

Indie pop rock duo Hank & Cupcakes return to Plains on June 30 and Scranton on Aug. 4

From a press release: A favorite of live music fans and fellow musicians alike whenever they come through Northeastern Pennsylvania, quirky indie pop rockers Hank & Cupcakes will return to the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Friday, June 30 and The Bog in downtown Scranton on Friday, Aug. 4. Doors at the Jazz […]

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Americana acts Dead Winter Carpenters and Dishonest Fiddlers play at Jazz Cafe in Plains on June 21

Americana acts Dead Winter Carpenters and Dishonest Fiddlers play at Jazz Cafe in Plains on June 21

From a press release: Americana music spanning coast to coast will come together in Northeastern Pennsylvania when the Dead Winter Carpenters from North Lake Tahoe, California share the stage with The Dishonest Fiddlers from Scranton at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Wednesday, June 21. The Fiddlers will be joined by local singer/songwriter […]

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