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10 out-of-town bands you need to see at the 2018 Electric City Music Conference in Scranton

10 out-of-town bands you need to see at the 2018 Electric City Music Conference in Scranton

The Electric City Music Conference gives local music fans a massive overload of great music to listen to while providing all kinds of opportunities for local bands. In recent years, bands from across the country have also streamed into Northeastern Pennsylvania to participate in the annual event. Today, we’re highlighting 10 acts from outside the […]

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REVIEW/PHOTOS: Scranton’s Menzingers deliver Clash-style punk show at Musikfest Café in Bethlehem

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Scranton’s Menzingers deliver Clash-style punk show at Musikfest Café in Bethlehem

In recent times, punk bands have gravitated toward two styles – speedy thrash and Ramones-style poppy punk. But the style that really pushed punk forward to the masses, and which is all but missing today, was that of The Clash. It also was fast and hard, but had a deeper musical sensibility and lyrical content. […]

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Gilbert Gottfried chats with Scranton comedian about stealing toiletries, selfies with Nazis, and more hilarity

Gilbert Gottfried chats with Scranton comedian about stealing toiletries, selfies with Nazis, and more hilarity

While it was an honor and a blast chatting with Gilbert Gottfried before his gig at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in 2015, when it was announced that he would return to Scranton to perform at the Ritz Theater on Friday, April 27, the NEPA Scene team wanted to try something different this time around […]

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11 out-of-town bands you need to catch at the 2016 Electric City Music Conference

11 out-of-town bands you need to catch at the 2016 Electric City Music Conference

One of the main goals of the Electric City Music Conference is to highlight all the incredible musicians who live and perform in Northeastern Pennsylvania, but there are also 11 diverse out-of-town acts playing this year that are just as worthy of your attention. Our local music scene is connected to many others, particularly in […]

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Catching up with 5 NEPA bands playing for free at Arts on the Square in Scranton on July 30

Catching up with 5 NEPA bands playing for free at Arts on the Square in Scranton on July 30

This year’s roster of bands performing at the fourth annual Arts on the Square, Scranton’s largest arts festival, is sure to represent the diversity of the local independent music scene. Among the many arts and crafts vendors that will wrap around Courthouse Square in the heart of downtown on Saturday, July 30 from noon-8 p.m., […]

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Are Cirque du Soleil and Philadelphia wrestling promotion CHIKARA spiritual cousins?

Are Cirque du Soleil and Philadelphia wrestling promotion CHIKARA spiritual cousins?

Global juggernaut Cirque du Soleil has revolutionized the circus arts in the last three decades, but it had less lofty aspirations at its start. Street performer, accordionist, and fire-breather Guy Laliberté joined forces with Gilles Ste-Croix and Daniel Gauthier after leaving college, and the earliest incarnations of what would one day be Cirque started marching […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Prospect Music Group hip-hop artist Apache Chief to play 2016 Electric City Music Conference

EXCLUSIVE: Prospect Music Group hip-hop artist Apache Chief to play 2016 Electric City Music Conference

The Electric City Music Conference is proud to announce that Prospect Music Group recording artist Apache Chief will perform at its 2016 event. The New York hip-hop artist, who recently inked a record deal, has recorded with music legends Jadakiss and AraabMuzik and marks the first national headliner announced for the Scranton festival. Apache Chief, […]

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EXCLUSIVE: One Last Time will reunite for the 2016 Electric City Music Conference in Scranton

EXCLUSIVE: One Last Time will reunite for the 2016 Electric City Music Conference in Scranton

During their time as an active metalcore band, One Last Time opened for legends such as Terror and played the Vans Warped Tour. They also merged multiple genre influences to create a sound all their own and went through various lineup changes. The Scranton group will be reuniting for one night only at the 2016 […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Terror on the Screen will reunite for the 2016 Electric City Music Conference in Scranton

EXCLUSIVE: Terror on the Screen will reunite for the 2016 Electric City Music Conference in Scranton

From 2008, when they played their first show opening for Four Year Strong, until 2011, when they played their last show opening for Hit the Lights, Terror on the Screen was one of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s most popular bands. The band will reunite for one final performance at the 2016 Electric City Music Conference in September. […]

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Club Funny presents steampunk post-apocalyptic night of improv comedy in Honesdale Feb. 20

Club Funny presents steampunk post-apocalyptic night of improv comedy in Honesdale Feb. 20

The Black Box Players of Club Funny only need a few audience suggestions to create a new production with original characters and unique situations, and they’ll be introducing a new world at Dateless Date Night, a steampunk post-apocalyptic night of comedic skits and improvisational games. The evening of laughter will be hosted at Basin and […]