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 […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Ringo Deathstarr, Stargazer Lilies, Desert Mountain Tribe, and Down to Six in Wilkes-Barre, 04/09/16

PHOTOS: Ringo Deathstarr, Stargazer Lilies, Desert Mountain Tribe, and Down to Six in Wilkes-Barre, 04/09/16

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band may be coming to Wilkes-Barre in June, but Texas rock band Ringo Deathstarr has already landed in the Diamond City, headlining another fantastic night of alternative indie rock at The Other Side on Saturday, April 9. Two Northeastern Pennsylvania acts, psych shoegaze band The Stargazer Lilies and alt […]

 Bill Thomas

SONG PREMIERE: Kali Ra plays with pulsing darkness in rhythmic ‘Toy Void’

SONG PREMIERE: Kali Ra plays with pulsing darkness in rhythmic ‘Toy Void’

It has been months, but Kali Ra is finally done. Or, rather, “Re: Done.” Back in October, NEPA Scene reported that local artists Jami Kali (of dreamy folk pop act Mock Sun) and Ray Novitski (of psychedelic prog rockers Signs & Wonders) had formed a new music project called Kali Ra and that they were […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Elephants Dancing at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre, 01/08/16

PHOTOS: Elephants Dancing at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre, 01/08/16

Wilkes-Barre reggae band Elephants Dancing took the stage again at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Jan. 8, but this time, they had just finished and released their new EP, “Clear Skies.” The new group, made up of young musicians Mike Iorio, Danny Sales, Alec Tallman, and Joe Turner, performed a fun set for […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Ringo Deathstarr, The Kickback, and Science Queen at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre, 10/21/15

PHOTOS: Ringo Deathstarr, The Kickback, and Science Queen at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre, 10/21/15

Possibly the best-named band to come through the area in years, Ringo Deathstarr stopped at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre with The Kickback from Chicago for a night of alternative indie rock on Oct. 21. Playing at Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia the night before, the bands performed Wednesday evening with Scranton’s own Science Queen. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Things Better Left Unsaid’ will be spoken at comedy show with free acoustic music on Nov. 6 in Wilkes-Barre

‘Things Better Left Unsaid’ will be spoken at comedy show with free acoustic music on Nov. 6 in Wilkes-Barre

On Friday, Nov. 6, there will be three comedians, three musicians, and a lot of “Things Better Left Unsaid.” That’s the name of a comedy show that evening at The Other Side (119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre) hosted by Shawn Ravenfire, featuring Nate Demming with headliner Dan Hoppel. Afterwards, there will be free acoustic performances […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Bunny, Bunny: Gilda Radner – A Sort of Romantic Comedy’ premieres at Scranton Fringe Fest Oct. 3-4, continues in Wilkes-Barre Oct. 9-10

‘Bunny, Bunny: Gilda Radner – A Sort of Romantic Comedy’ premieres at Scranton Fringe Fest Oct. 3-4, continues in Wilkes-Barre Oct. 9-10

From a press release: Gaslight Theatre Company will present “Bunny, Bunny: Gilda Radner – A Sort of Romantic Comedy,” first as part of the Scranton Fringe Festival, which opens Saturday, Oct. 3 at the AfA Gallery in downtown Scranton, and will continue the following weekend on Friday, Oct. 9 at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Indie ‘musical prodigy’ Julian Lynch plays first NEPA show on Aug. 1

Indie ‘musical prodigy’ Julian Lynch plays first NEPA show on Aug. 1

From a press release: On Saturday, Aug. 1, Wilkes-Barre arts and entertainment collective Get Cryptic will host Julian Lynch at a venue TBA in Northeastern Pennsylvania (it was originally scheduled for The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre, but the show is now being moved due to unforeseen circumstances). Lynch is a prolific artist and scholar who […]

 Rich Howells

Cancellation of D.R.I. show in Wilkes-Barre sparks debate about the NEPA music scene

Cancellation of D.R.I. show in Wilkes-Barre sparks debate about the NEPA music scene

Since opening on Aug. 30, 2013, The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre has become an integral part of the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene, hosting original bands of all genres almost every week, though that role has not come without hard work, sacrifice and, recently, controversy. It was announced on Feb. 25 that crossover thrash band Dirty […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Dream punk trio Eternal Summers plays with A Fire With Friends and Mock Sun on June 4 in Wilkes-Barre

Dream punk trio Eternal Summers plays with A Fire With Friends and Mock Sun on June 4 in Wilkes-Barre

From a press release: Wilkes-Barre arts and entertainment collective Get Cryptic will bring dream punk trio Eternal Summers to The Other Side (119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre) on Thursday, June 4. Scranton indie rockers A Fire With Friends and Wilkes-Barre lo-fi psych pop band Mock Sun will open the 21+ show, which will start at […]