NEPA Scene Staff

Irish author Colum McCann to receive award at University of Scranton

Irish author Colum McCann to receive award at University of Scranton

From a press release: Award-winning, best-selling author Colum McCann will receive the 2014 Royden B. Davis, S.J., Distinguished Author Award from the University of Scranton’s Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library at a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 18. The event begins with a reception at 5 p.m., followed by a dinner and award presentation in […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Heavy Blonde, Arts on the Square, 07/26/14

PHOTOS: Heavy Blonde, Arts on the Square, 07/26/14

Scranton’s Heavy Blonde rocked the Highway 81 Revisited Stage at Arts on the Square in downtown Scranton on July 26. We were there to grab some pictures and film the last song of their set, “Johnny’s Got His Fangs.” Look out for a new album from the band within the next few months.

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Indigo Moon Brass Band, Arts on the Square, 07/26/14

PHOTOS: Indigo Moon Brass Band, Arts on the Square, 07/26/14

Wilkes-Barre’s Indigo Moon Brass Band brought their New Orleans sound to the Highway 81 Revisited Stage at Arts on the Square in downtown Scranton on July 26. We were there to grab some pictures and film the last song of their set, “When the Saints Go Marching In.”

 Rich Howells

Scranton Prohibition play to premiere at Lackawanna Historical Society

Scranton Prohibition play to premiere at Lackawanna Historical Society

Considering the city’s current reputation, it may be difficult to imagine Scranton without booze, but history buffs will take locals back to that dark time next month. On Sunday, Aug. 10, the Slocum Hollow Historians will present “Scranton Dry,” a short play about Prohibition-era Scranton at the Lackawanna Historical Society, announced in a press release […]

 Rich Howells

STREAMING: A Social State release new single ‘Aging Egomaniac’

STREAMING: A Social State release new single ‘Aging Egomaniac’

Scranton indie rockers A Social State released the first single from their upcoming second full-length album today, the sorrowful yet catchy “Aging Egomaniac.” The song is streaming now on YouTube (embedded below) and can be purchased on the group’s Bandcamp, where the lyrics have also been posted: The new record, “How To Get To Heaven,” […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Motionless In White introduce The Misfits at AP Music Awards

Introduced as “Scranton, Pennsylvania’s own Motionless In White,” frontman Chris Motionless and bassist Devin “Ghost” Sola represented the Electric City at the inaugural Gibson Brands Alternative Press Music Awards last night, held at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. They announced a live performance of the current incarnation of […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Scranton Comic Con, 07/20/14

PHOTOS: Scranton Comic Con, 07/20/14

The Scranton Comic Con was held once again at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel (700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton) on Sunday, July 20. For information on the next convention, visit the America’s Most Wanted Comics & Collectibles website.

 NEPA Scene Staff

First Friday Scranton map for July 4, 2014

First Friday Scranton map for July 4, 2014

The map for First Friday Scranton on July 4 is here: Click here for a printable PDF. 1. 310 North Washington – A Continuation…: Photography by John Ingiamo. 2. AFA Gallery – Lynn Gano and Gary Magakis. 3. AFA Gallery (Upstairs) – Mike Asente and Moniques Luchetti. 4. The Bog – Organic Abstract Symmetry: Michael […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: ‘Blacklisted’ Culture Shock headliner Aayu finds new life in name, rap music in Scranton

ARCHIVES: ‘Blacklisted’ Culture Shock headliner Aayu finds new life in name, rap music in Scranton

Aayu, the indie rapper from Bucks County who relocated to Northeast Pennsylvania a few years ago, admits his name is “a pain the ass” because of its unusual pronunciation, but unlike many hip-hop artists, it’s no gimmick. “It’s a common boy and girl’s name in India, but it’s an old, old name that translates from […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: ‘Hell yeah’ – Menzingers are back in Scranton for Steamtown Beer & Music Festival

ARCHIVES: ‘Hell yeah’ – Menzingers are back in Scranton for Steamtown Beer & Music Festival

When The Menzingers were asked if they’d like to play the first-ever Steamtown Beer & Music Festival, guitarist/vocalist Tom May felt the answer was obvious. “We love beer and Scranton, so hell yeah!” While the four punk rockers moved to Philadelphia over five years ago to better network with fellow bands, it was the Northeast […]