Rich Howells

Captain, We’re Sinking’s Bobby Barnett performs with fellow Scranton singers in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 24

Captain, We’re Sinking’s Bobby Barnett performs with fellow Scranton singers in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 24

Before Captain, We’re Sinking returns home for the annual NEPA Holiday Show with fellow Scranton punk band The Menzingers, vocalist/guitarist Bobby Barnett will play solo at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. He will be joined by Spenser Colmbs of Scranton/Philadelphia indie rock band Three Man Cannon, who are […]

 Alex Seeley

PHOTOS: The Lonely Moon debut show with Permanence, Amplifiers, and University Drive in Wilkes-Barre, 04/13/17

PHOTOS: The Lonely Moon debut show with Permanence, Amplifiers, and University Drive in Wilkes-Barre, 04/13/17

The Lonely Moon, a new solo project from Rafael Pimentel, former guitarist and backing vocalist for Scranton post-hardcore band Silhouette Lies, rose last Thursday, April 13 at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre, surrounded by friends and former bandmates who joined him for the project’s debut live performance. Another new alternative rock band from Scranton, Permanence, […]

 Dee Culp

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 […]

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