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LIVING YOUR TRUTH: LGBT support in NEPA music scene clear at Wilkes-Barre punk rock benefit

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: LGBT support in NEPA music scene clear at Wilkes-Barre punk rock benefit

Here we are, in Donald Trump’s second month as president, with a new Muslim ban to replace the extremely unconstitutional one that came before it and a worse health care plan designed to replace the Affordable Care Act, titled – I kid you not – H.R. 1275 – World’s Greatest Healthcare Plan of 2017. I […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA bands play benefit show for Planned Parenthood at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre on March 3

NEPA bands play benefit show for Planned Parenthood at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre on March 3

As the Donald Trump administration and Republican-controlled Congress work to make good on their promise to defund Planned Parenthood, Northeastern Pennsylvania bands are gathering at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre this Friday, March 3 at 8 p.m. to raise money for the nonprofit that provides reproductive health services for women all over the country and […]

 Rich Howells

Bart and Urby’s in Wilkes-Barre seeking artists to ‘Fill the Wall with Art ‘n’ Love’ by Feb. 22

Bart and Urby’s in Wilkes-Barre seeking artists to ‘Fill the Wall with Art ‘n’ Love’ by Feb. 22

Bart and Urby’s is a longtime supporter of the arts in Wilkes-Barre, hosting musicians and artists in both its bar/restaurant side and The Other Side next door. Owner Brian Urbanas is currently seeking local artists to “Fill the Wall with Art ‘n’ Love,” displaying the work there for the next few months and giving 100 […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton bands play Alkaline Trio tunes at Valentine’s Day Masquerade Ball in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 11

Scranton bands play Alkaline Trio tunes at Valentine’s Day Masquerade Ball in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 11

Chicago vocalist/guitarist Matt Skiba played with Blink-182 at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton last summer, but it will be a while before he tours again with his original band, Alkaline Trio, and probably even longer before he performs anywhere in Northeastern Pennsylvania (though a new album is in the works). In the meantime, […]

 Rich Howells

Jake Clarke of Superheaven and Wilkes-Barre’s Spur announce split LP out Feb. 3, release show Feb. 24

Jake Clarke of Superheaven and Wilkes-Barre’s Spur announce split LP out Feb. 3, release show Feb. 24

Doylestown grunge rockers Superheaven released two records on Side One Dummy and Run for Cover produced by the famed Will Yip; generated buzz from major music tastemakers like NPR and Rolling Stone; and amassed a sizable following, but the band formerly known as Daylight declared that they were going on “indefinite hiatus” after some U.K. […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: XIXX: 20 Years and Counting with Machine Arms, Auxilia, Empire of the Sea, and more, 11/19/16

PHOTOS: XIXX: 20 Years and Counting with Machine Arms, Auxilia, Empire of the Sea, and more, 11/19/16

Artist, designer, and photographer Keith Perks has become an important contributor and good friend to NEPA Scene over the past two years, though he has been an integral part of the local scene for much longer than that. As Rich Perry explained in a column back in 2014, Perks was diagnosed with cancer, specifically Ewing’s […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Locally created music app Tunefly hosts first live event at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 12

Locally created music app Tunefly hosts first live event at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 12

From a press release: Locally created music social media app Tunefly will host its first official live event at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. The free show will feature up-and-coming bands Deaf Rhino, The Boneflowers, Rosary Guild, and Atherholt. Tunefly will be giving out prizes at the event, […]

 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

Traumapalooza art and music festival brings artistic ‘debauchery’ to Wilkes-Barre on July 30

Traumapalooza art and music festival brings artistic ‘debauchery’ to Wilkes-Barre on July 30

From a press release: Traumapalooza, an all-day music festival with an accompanying “Artocalypse” event, will be held at The Other Side at Bart & Urby’s in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, July 30, starting at 2 p.m. Promising an “evening of loud, aggressive debauchery,” the event will feature multiple stages and “multiple forms of visual and sonic […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Fan gets Scranton band Those Clever Foxes to reunite for all-day music fest on April 30 in Wilkes-Barre

EXCLUSIVE: Fan gets Scranton band Those Clever Foxes to reunite for all-day music fest on April 30 in Wilkes-Barre

In March of 2015, Those Clever Foxes called it quits, but even after a full year passed, fans of the Scranton indie punk band still haven’t forgotten about them. In fact, one fan in particular, Ray Meoni, is making sure they’re heard live at least one more time. Organizing some of his favorite local bands […]

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