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 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: 2018 Steamtown Music Awards ceremony in Scranton (with winners list), 09/13/18

PHOTOS: 2018 Steamtown Music Awards ceremony in Scranton (with winners list), 09/13/18

The fifth annual Electric City Music Conference began on Thursday, Sept. 13 with the biggest turnout for the Steamtown Music Awards yet, packing The V-Spot in Scranton and flooding its entire front parking lot with local musicians and their supporters that felt like both a family reunion and a massive party for music lovers of […]

 Scott Kucharski

PHOTOS: Alanis Morissette at Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mt. Pocono, 09/08/18

PHOTOS: Alanis Morissette at Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mt. Pocono, 09/08/18

On an unseasonably chilly, rain-filled Saturday in September, seven-time Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette brought her current tour to the first-ever Outdoor Summer Concert Series at Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mount Pocono. Over 2,000 fans packed into the sold-out pavilion to see the queen of alt-rock angst in all her glory. On a day […]

 Ryan Mullaney

PHOTOS: Godsmack, Shinedown, and Red Sun Rising at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 08/31/18

PHOTOS: Godsmack, Shinedown, and Red Sun Rising at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 08/31/18

Two major multi-platinum rock acts that broke into the mainstream in the early 2000s, Godsmack and Shinedown, brought their co-headlining summer tour and rock radio hits to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Friday, Aug. 31, supporting their latest albums released in the spring, “When Legends Rise” and “Attention Attention,” respectively. Up-and-coming rockers […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Outlaw Music Festival with Sturgill Simpson, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and more at Hersheypark Stadium, 09/08/18

PHOTOS: Outlaw Music Festival with Sturgill Simpson, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and more at Hersheypark Stadium, 09/08/18

After its debut at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton in 2016, the Outlaw Music Festival with Willie Nelson at the helm became a national tour in 2017 and did not come to Scranton, stopping in Hershey and Holmdel and Camden in New Jersey instead. This year, Outlaw is riding back into Scranton on […]

 Rich Howells

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Lifer reunion in Wilkes-Barre brings back memories and underrated music

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Lifer reunion in Wilkes-Barre brings back memories and underrated music

For an hour and a half on Friday, Aug. 24, three former bandmates, a guest bassist, and a capacity crowd at Bart & Urby’s in Wilkes-Barre stepped back in time nearly 20 years to relive the era of nu metal and a special time in the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene when bars and clubs were […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Breaking Benjamin, Five Finger Death Punch, and Bad Wolves at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 08/17/18

PHOTOS: Breaking Benjamin, Five Finger Death Punch, and Bad Wolves at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 08/17/18

Supporting their new album “Ember,” Northeastern Pennsylvania’s biggest band, Breaking Benjamin, returned home to perform at the area’s biggest music venue, The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, on Friday, Aug. 17 with multi-platinum metal band Five Finger Death Punch and up-and-coming heavy metal group Bad Wolves. Proving, in their own words, that “rock is […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: ‘For Tommy: A Celebration of Life’ benefit at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, 08/12/18

PHOTOS: ‘For Tommy: A Celebration of Life’ benefit at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, 08/12/18

Every time there is a benefit or charitable cause raising funds in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the local music scene is always there to donate their time and talent, so when it came time to do so while honoring one of their own, they delivered in spades. Tommy Wynder, a loved and respected drummer, music teacher, father, […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Lackawanna Arts Festival in Scranton with James Brown Dance Party, Rogue Chimp, and more, 08/04/18

PHOTOS: Lackawanna Arts Festival in Scranton with James Brown Dance Party, Rogue Chimp, and more, 08/04/18

On Saturday, Aug. 4, the area’s largest arts festival, Arts on the Square, returned to Lackawanna County Courthouse Square for the sixth year with a new name during a new weekend of events centered in downtown Scranton. Now called the Lackawanna Arts Festival, the free outdoor event created by ScrantonMade and Lackawanna County moved from […]

 Guest Contributor

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. […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Jordan Ramirez & The Tribe and Doghouse Charlie at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, 08/04/18

PHOTOS: Jordan Ramirez & The Tribe and Doghouse Charlie at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, 08/04/18

A week after NEPA Scene premiered three trippy music videos that gave local music fans an early listen to the band, Jordan Ramirez & the Tribe made their headlining debut at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Saturday, Aug. 4 with their friends Doghouse Charlie. Known for his soulful voice and funky guitar […]

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