NEPA Scene Staff

Horror ska punk band The Independents play at Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on Aug. 10

Horror ska punk band The Independents play at Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on Aug. 10

From a press release: Formerly managed and produced by the late, great Joey Ramone, The Independents have performed almost nonstop, touring with bands such as the Ramones, Misfits, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Cheap Trick, and The Queers, just to name a few. The recipe is one part Ramones, one part punk, one part ska, and a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Voodoo Glow Skulls headline night of ska punk at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on March 25

Voodoo Glow Skulls headline night of ska punk at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on March 25

From a press release: Voodoo Glow Skulls meshed hardcore punk, traditional ska, tough guitar riffs, and the Mexican music of their roots to create the prototype for the West Coast ska-core sound. Unflinchingly honest, their songs often used humor to comment on harsh political realities, from racial inequity to unrest overseas. Singing in both Spanish […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Horror ska punk band The Independents punk up The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 21

Horror ska punk band The Independents punk up The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 21

From a press release: Formerly managed and produced by the late, great Joey Ramone, The Independents have performed almost nonstop, touring with bands such as the Ramones, Misfits, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Cheap Trick, and The Queers, just to name a few. The recipe is one part Ramones, one part punk, one part ska, and a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

New York City ska legends The Toasters heat up Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 23

New York City ska legends The Toasters heat up Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 23

From a press release: It was announced today that New York City ska legends The Toasters will visit the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. as part of the venue’s ongoing “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert series. They will be supported by opening act The Pomps. Tickets, which […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Ska/punk/reggae band Bumpin’ Uglies play Susquehanna Tavern in Exeter on April 9

Ska/punk/reggae band Bumpin’ Uglies play Susquehanna Tavern in Exeter on April 9

From a press release: Fans of Sublime, 311, G. Love & Special Sauce, and Bob Marley will want to get up and dance to East Coast ska/punk/reggae trio Bumpin’ Uglies when they perform at The Susquehanna Tavern in Exeter on Saturday, April 9 at 9 p.m. Local musicians Robb Brown of Wilkes-Barre reggae group the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Ska band The Pietasters skank into Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 1

Ska band The Pietasters skank into Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 1

From a press release: Dust off your dancing shoes! It has been announced that longtime ska outfit The Pietasters will visit the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the venue’s ongoing “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert series. Tickets, which are $20 in advance or $25 […]

 Rich Howells

BEER WITH EVERYTHING PODCAST: NoDa Gordgeous and Ska Modus Mandarina, Euphoria, and Autumnal Molé Stout

BEER WITH EVERYTHING PODCAST: NoDa Gordgeous and Ska Modus Mandarina, Euphoria, and Autumnal Molé Stout

Derek Warren’s popular How to Pair Beer with Everything column on nepascene.com is now a podcast! Joined by NEPA Scene founder and editor Rich Howells and beer enthusiast George Zvirblis, they’ll try a different brew each week and examine it through all the senses, diving into personal experiences and opinions, pop culture, news, or whatever […]

 Derek Warren

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Modus Hoperandi by Ska Brewing Company

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Modus Hoperandi by Ska Brewing Company

Beer: Modus Hoperandi Brewer: Ska Brewing Company Style: American IPA ABV: 6.80% Description: Modus Hoperandi pours a deep amber hue with a frothy off-white head that leaves traces of lacing behind on the glass. The aroma is decadently hoppy, yet very balanced, which is a precursor for the beer itself. Strong notes of citrus and […]