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 […]

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New York pop rock band Diet Cig, PWR BTTM, and Pity Party perform June 3 at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre

New York pop rock band Diet Cig, PWR BTTM, and Pity Party perform June 3 at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre

From a press release: Wilkes-Barre arts and entertainment collective Get Cryptic will present a concert with New Paltz, New York pop rock band Diet Cig and opening acts PWR BTTM and Pity Party on Wednesday, June 3 at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre. The 21+ show will start at 9 p.m. Diet Cig is fronted […]

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NYC dark pop duo Weeknight to play Saturday, May 2 at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre

NYC dark pop duo Weeknight to play Saturday, May 2 at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre

From a press release: New York City dark pop duo Weeknight will spend the weekend in NEPA, playing Saturday, May 2 at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre. The 21+ show, presented by Wilkes-Barre arts and entertainment collective Get Cryptic, will start at 9 p.m. and cost $5. The bill also includes local openers Mock Sun, […]

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California garage pop rockers Crocodiles surface in Wilkes-Barre on April 30

California garage pop rockers Crocodiles surface in Wilkes-Barre on April 30

From a press release: Wilkes-Barre arts and entertainment collective Get Cryptic announced today that San Diego garage pop band Crocodiles will be surfacing at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, April 30. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $10. The show is 21+. Crocodiles have always traveled their own particular road of […]

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Los Angeles psych grunge band Cobalt Cranes to play free Wilkes-Barre show on March 10

Los Angeles psych grunge band Cobalt Cranes to play free Wilkes-Barre show on March 10

From a press release: Wilkes-Barre arts and entertainment collective Get Cryptic has announced that California psych grunge band Cobalt Cranes will be stopping at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, March 10 as part of their current national tour in support of their new album, “Days in the Sun,” out now on Lolipop Records. […]

 Matt Hannon

PHOTOS: Eww Yaboo, Dice Island, Those Clever Foxes, Brian TV, and Half Dollar, 02/06/15

PHOTOS: Eww Yaboo, Dice Island, Those Clever Foxes, Brian TV, and Half Dollar, 02/06/15

It was a musically diverse evening on Friday, Feb. 6 when the Get Cryptic-sponsored event “First Friday with Get Cryptic and Friends” took over both the Bart & Urby’s and The Other Side stages in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Six bands joined the lineup for what would be Get Cryptic mastermind Eric Davis’ last show in Northeastern […]

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Brooklyn dream pop trio Lazyeyes performs at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre on April 24

Brooklyn dream pop trio Lazyeyes performs at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre on April 24

From a press release: Wilkes-Barre arts and entertainment collective Get Cryptic has announced another show exclusively through NEPA Scene – Brooklyn shoegaze band Lazyeyes will perform at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, April 24. Lazyeyes is a three-piece dream pop group formed in the summer of 2012. The band released a self-titled EP […]

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New York indie rockers Cymbals Eat Guitars to play The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre on April 4

New York indie rockers Cymbals Eat Guitars to play The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre on April 4

From a press release: You heard it here first – Wilkes-Barre arts and entertainment collective Get Cryptic has announced that Staten Island indie rock band Cymbals Eat Guitars will be performing at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, April 4. Cymbals Eat Guitars released their third full-length record, “Lose,” in 2014 via Barsuk Records […]

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Female rapper/producer K.Flay performing at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 13

Female rapper/producer K.Flay performing at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 13

From a press release: Wilkes-Barre arts and entertainment collective Get Cryptic has announced that female rapper and producer K.Flay will be performing at The Other Side (119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre) on Friday, Feb. 13. The 21+ show starts at 9 p.m., and tickets are only $5. Born in Wilmette, Illinois, the 29-year-old alumnus of […]