Rich Howells

VIDEOS: The Push perform ‘On Edge’ and ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’

Jimmy Reynolds and Tim McDermott made a triumphant return as The Push at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant on Saturday, Dec. 13, so NEPA Scene was there to grab photos and two videos from the event. With an introduction by bar owner Tom “T” Tell, The Push – featuring Bryan Brophy of An […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: The Push, An Autumn Sunrise, Jimmy and Vitz, and Polly Anna, 12/13/14

PHOTOS: The Push, An Autumn Sunrise, Jimmy and Vitz, and Polly Anna, 12/13/14

The Push, the satirical Scranton rock duo made up of Jimmy Reynolds and Tim McDermott, hadn’t made a live appearance in over a year despite being as funny as they are musically talented, so what better time to gift Northeastern Pennsylvania with their presence than Christmas time? In conjunction with the venue’s two-year anniversary, the […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: ‘The Happy Elf’ at the Scranton Cultural Center, 12/17/14

PHOTOS: ‘The Happy Elf’ at the Scranton Cultural Center, 12/17/14

After years of preparation, Harry Connick, Jr.‘s “The Happy Elf” premiered at the Scranton Cultural Center last weekend to great fanfare, and NEPA Scene photographer Robb Malloy stopped by on Wednesday, Dec. 17 just before the opening to capture some moments from the full dress rehearsal run of the show. A description of the musical […]

 Michelle Beck

PHOTOS: The Menzingers’ NEPA Holiday Show, 12/20/14

PHOTOS: The Menzingers’ NEPA Holiday Show, 12/20/14

The biggest concert of the year in Scranton also happened to be The Leonard‘s first. For years, the venue formerly known as The Moonshine sat dormant on Adams Avenue, but on Saturday, Dec. 20, The Menzingers brought the theater back to life for their annual Holiday Show at The Leonard, named after the hardware store […]

 Rich Howells

Pearl Jam tribute band gives members of Graces Downfall a new Leash on life

Pearl Jam tribute band gives members of Graces Downfall a new Leash on life

New group plays Make-A-Wish fundraiser in Olyphant tonight

Those who have followed Scranton grunge rockers Graces Downfall have heard them cover Pearl Jam before, but Leash is a whole different, ahem, “Animal.” Holding their first show on Dec. 5 at Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre, Leash has been packing every place they play, and for good reason – […]

 Rich Howells

The Menzingers’ Tom May on a year of growth, punk rock socks, New Year’s blackmail, and Scranton beer and pizza

The Menzingers’ Tom May on a year of growth, punk rock socks, New Year’s blackmail, and Scranton beer and pizza

Philadelphia punk band returns to Scranton for sold-out Holiday Show tonight

On paper, The Menzingers have had one of the best years of their career, releasing an incredible album on a major label and touring the country – and the world – yet again with some of the biggest and best names in the business, but personally, they’ve experienced the kind of success in 2014 that […]

 Rich Howells

Wilkes-Barre’s Cherokee Red close busy 2014 with Lewis & Clarke show in Scranton

Wilkes-Barre’s Cherokee Red close busy 2014 with Lewis & Clarke show in Scranton

Dream-pop band already scheduling 2015 dates

At this point in their musical career, for Cherokee Red, the world is indeed their oyster. Just returning from a successful three-week East Coast tour, the dream-pop band is back home in Wilkes-Barre for a set of concerts that includes the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains tonight with DJ Big Nate and a special […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

’50 Shades! The Musical Parody’ tied to Scranton Cultural Center again

’50 Shades! The Musical Parody’ tied to Scranton Cultural Center again

From a press release: With sold-out audiences across the country begging for more, “50 Shades! The Musical Parody” returns to the Scranton Cultural Center on Friday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. The “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy has shattered sales records around the globe with more than 100 million copies sold worldwide, and a Universal […]

 Sara Pokorny

‘The Happy Elf’ Nice List: Meet director Bill Mutimer

‘The Happy Elf’ Nice List: Meet director Bill Mutimer

It’s been a long – but fun – process, and it will all come to a head with a pointy hat on top on Dec. 19 when “The Happy Elf” opens at the Scranton Cultural Center. “The Happy Elf” is a musical comedy by Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated composer and lyricist Harry Connick, Jr. […]

 Sara Pokorny

Author Eleanor Gwyn-Jones continues her England-to-Scranton story with ‘Jazz Hands’

Author Eleanor Gwyn-Jones continues her England-to-Scranton story with ‘Jazz Hands’

The 'Brit Out of Water' series pulls from some of her own life experiences and observations

Enna Peterson is back, but this time around, the comedic heroine that has sprung from the mind of (and is loosely based upon) Scranton resident Eleanor Gwyn-Jones is in an entirely different place than when we last saw her. “Jazz Hands,” which was released officially Tuesday, will be celebrated tonight at POSH at the Scranton […]

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