Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference in Scranton, 09/15-16/17

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference in Scranton, 09/15-16/17

The Electric City Music Conference continues to be the largest celebration of local music in Northeastern Pennsylvania, hosting over 150 bands from eight states in 11 different venues. Starting on Thursday, Sept. 14 with the Steamtown Music Awards at The V-Spot, the fourth annual conference may have been the best one yet, featuring packed performances […]

 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

Comedian Ron Babcock returns to Scranton to host Ugly Xmas Sweater Comedy Show on Dec. 21

Comedian Ron Babcock returns to Scranton to host Ugly Xmas Sweater Comedy Show on Dec. 21

From a press release: Comedian and Scranton native Ron Babcock is heading back to Northeastern Pennsylvania this holiday season to do two things – visit family and host The Ugly Xmas Sweater Comedy Show at The Bog in downtown Scranton on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. The show, which is $5 at the door […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Philly psych-boogie band Needle Points returns to The Bog in Scranton on Oct. 19

Philly psych-boogie band Needle Points returns to The Bog in Scranton on Oct. 19

From a press release: In between dates of their fall tour with mewithoutYou, Philadelphia psych-boogie outfit Needle Points will return to The Bog (341 Adams Ave., Scranton) for a show with local indie punk band Karate Camp on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. Formed in 2013, Needle Points, which features Scranton native Brian Langan […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference in Scranton, 09/16-17/16

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference in Scranton, 09/16-17/16

With over 150 bands playing across 12 venues, the Electric City Music Conference was a massive event to cover, but we gladly took on the challenge as this year’s media sponsor and the biggest fans of local music you’ll find in Northeastern Pennsylvania. While we couldn’t make it everywhere, we photographed a good sampling of […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Doghouse Charlie & The Buck Knife ransack new sounds in ‘Bandits’

With a band name like Doghouse Charlie & The Buck Knife, listeners likely don’t know what to expect. In this case, neither do the musicians themselves, but their sonic experimentation has led to some beautiful psychedelic folk that combines the unmistakable talents of several well-known local artists. As the group continues exploring new musical territory […]

 Rich Howells

Breaking the Awkward Silence – Scranton indie alt rock band reunites for one night only

Breaking the Awkward Silence – Scranton indie alt rock band reunites for one night only

The show is part of the Electric City Music Conference tonight

Andrew Cutillo is a pencil pusher in Washington, D.C. James Sanderson competes in Magic the Gathering tournaments in Boston. Chet Williams helps people with their computers in Philadelphia. Steve Zampano is a bread baker and recording engineer in Scranton. Robert Salazar works in film and theater in Chicago. They have one thing in common, however […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Hear dramatic readings of Scranton Craigslist ‘Missed Connections’ on July 14

Hear dramatic readings of Scranton Craigslist ‘Missed Connections’ on July 14

From a press release: The “Missed Connections” section on any city’s Craigslist page is often unintentionally hilarious, but taking Scranton’s Craigslist and turning it into a dramatic piece of theater? That’s high art! The New Vintage Ensemble will gather Will Krisanda, Latrice Smith, Matt Serniak, and more local performers for a “(not so) dramatic reading […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Watch The Bog in Scranton in animated LEGO form, then celebrate 9 years of Panked

Every last Thursday of the month, Conor McGuigan and Brian Langan host the amazing Panked dance party at The Bog in Scranton, yet for nine years, they’ve managed to make every event fun and unique with various crazy themes and great music. To celebrate their ninth birthday, they’ve enlisted Brooklyn electropop duo Hank & Cupcakes […]