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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 Rich Howells

2 concerts pay tribute to life and music of Wilkes-Barre reggae artist George Wesley on June 24

2 concerts pay tribute to life and music of Wilkes-Barre reggae artist George Wesley on June 24

The “Old Lion” will roar once again on Saturday, June 24 when two different venues in Northeastern Pennsylvania celebrate the life and music of Wilkes-Barre reggae musician George Wesley, who passed away last year at the age of 62 after a brief battle with liver cancer. Born on June 21, 1954 in Clarks Summit, the […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: ‘Ink Master’ contestant Derek Zielinski of Glass Heart Tattooing & Arts in Plains

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: ‘Ink Master’ contestant Derek Zielinski of Glass Heart Tattooing & Arts in Plains

The NEPA Scene Podcast is back in a new location with new co-hosts and a fresh format, conducting the same honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about Northeastern Pennsylvania that the show has become known for, covering local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to the area. Recorded and produced every week by Internet […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

MiZ celebrates Bob Dylan’s 76th birthday with free ‘Blood on the Tracks’ show on May 27

MiZ celebrates Bob Dylan’s 76th birthday with free ‘Blood on the Tracks’ show on May 27

From a press release: To celebrate Bob Dylan’s 76th birthday this week, Scranton-born folk rock singer/songwriter Mike Mizwinski, known simply as MiZ, will play one of his most celebrated albums, “Blood on the Tracks,” in its entirety for free on Saturday, May 27 at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains. Doors at the Jazz […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Plains tattoo artist Derek Zielinski is competing in Season 9 of ‘Ink Master’

VIDEO: Plains tattoo artist Derek Zielinski is competing in Season 9 of ‘Ink Master’

Northeastern Pennsylvania was well-represented in the last season of “Ink Master” on Spike TV – Shavertown resident and Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey not only won the reality competition, taking home $100,000, but she also became the first female Ink Master, even earning her own special, “Ink Master Angels,” due out later this year. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

MiZ gathers all-star local lineup for Eric Clapton tribute at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on May 6

MiZ gathers all-star local lineup for Eric Clapton tribute at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on May 6

From a press release: Scranton folk rock singer/songwriter Mike Mizwinski, who performs as simply MiZ, moved out of the area a few years back, so when he returns to Northeastern Pennsylvania for a concert, it always proves to be a musical treat. This time, he will return to the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains […]

 Rich Howells

4th annual NEPA Metal Meltdown festival on May 5-6 announces 2017 lineup in new venue

4th annual NEPA Metal Meltdown festival on May 5-6 announces 2017 lineup in new venue

The two-day NEPA Metal Meltdown festival is returning for its fourth year, this time to a new venue but with the same independent, underground feel, on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6, promising to “be bigger, better, and louder.” After three years at Diane’s Deli & Internet Cafe in Pittston, this year’s gathering of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Beyoncé bassist and alternative pop artist Divinity Roxx plays Jazz Cafe in Plains on March 11

Beyoncé bassist and alternative pop artist Divinity Roxx plays Jazz Cafe in Plains on March 11

From a press release: Alternative pop and R&B artist Divinity Roxx, best known as the touring bassist and musical director for Beyoncé Knowles, will perform at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Saturday, March 11. Doors at the Jazz Cafe (667 N. River St., Plains) open at 8 p.m., and the 21+ show […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Susquehanna Breakdown folk bands Driftwood and Dishonest Fiddlers play Jazz Cafe in Plains on Feb. 25

Susquehanna Breakdown folk bands Driftwood and Dishonest Fiddlers play Jazz Cafe in Plains on Feb. 25

From a press release: Before returning to Scranton for the Susquehanna Breakdown Music Festival again this year, New York Americana/folk rock band Driftwood will play at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Saturday, Feb. 25 with fellow Breakdown alum The Dishonest Fiddlers from Scranton. Doors at the Jazz Cafe (667 N. River St., […]

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