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 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Popeye Vogelsang (Farside), Jeff Caudill (Gameface), and Nick Osadche (For Ages) at The Bog in Scranton

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Popeye Vogelsang (Farside), Jeff Caudill (Gameface), and Nick Osadche (For Ages) at The Bog in Scranton

The frontmen of two influential Orange County, California post-hardcore/pop punk bands from the 1990s launched their East Coast acoustic tour at The Bog in downtown Scranton on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Popeye Vogelsang of Farside, who is now living in Peckville, and Jeff Caudill of Gameface, who flew in from California, played some songs they are […]

 Ken Jones

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Metal warriors Canedy blow away blues fest with heavy debut

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Metal warriors Canedy blow away blues fest with heavy debut

So here I am, a passenger in the car of one of the area’s preeminent hard rock guitarists, Charlie Russello, driving to Binghamton, New York on Sunday, Sept. 8 for the 18th annual Blues on the Bridge, thinking about and jamming to nothing but metal. This isn’t so odd for two guys our age who […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: 2019 Steamtown Music Awards ceremony in Scranton (with winners list), 09/12/19

PHOTOS: 2019 Steamtown Music Awards ceremony in Scranton (with winners list), 09/12/19

The three-day Electric City Music Conference began its sixth annual weekend with the Steamtown Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 12, matching last year’s massive turnout with even more local musicians and industry professionals packing into The V-Spot in Scranton and filling the front parking lot with support and love for the exceptional music scene of […]

 Rich Howells

REVIEW/PHOTOS: We are your kind – Slipknot celebrates 20 years with Scranton

REVIEW/PHOTOS: We are your kind – Slipknot celebrates 20 years with Scranton

When Slipknot first broke out as national artists in 1999, many dismissed the nine masked maniacs as a gimmicky novelty act whose popularity would soon fade along with the nu metal genre of the early 2000s. But 20 years later, as they top Billboard with the No. 1 album in the United States and the […]

 Jason Riedmiller

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Weezer + Musikfest = ‘Happy Together’ in Bethlehem

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Weezer + Musikfest = ‘Happy Together’ in Bethlehem

No matter which side of the old versus new Weezer divide fans fall on (hi, Matt Damon), they all agree that live Weezer is the best Weezer, and fans attending the 36th annual Musikfest at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem Monday evening were treated with an especially epic performance. Following garage punks White Reaper, the Wind […]

 Scott Kucharski

At Peach Fest, Stephen Marley talks creativity, family, and witnessing the power of music

At Peach Fest, Stephen Marley talks creativity, family, and witnessing the power of music

One of the highlights of the 2019 Peach Music Festival was an afternoon set by Stephen “Ragga” Marley, son of the legendary Bob and Rita Marley. Stephen and his band took the stage early on Saturday, July 27 and eased the crowd into what would be a long day of music with a 17-song set […]

 Scott Kucharski

At Peach Fest, rising star Maggie Rose talks changing genres, Bill Murray, and Top 3 albums

At Peach Fest, rising star Maggie Rose talks changing genres, Bill Murray, and Top 3 albums

Change can be good, even great, especially if you ask rising Americana music star Maggie Rose. NEPA Scene had the chance to catch up with Rose before her performance at last weekend’s Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton. The annual event originally centered around The Allman Brothers Band but has […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Live in Wilkes-Barre – Walk the Moon, National Reserve, MiZ, Chris Kearney, and more, 07/19/19

PHOTOS: Live in Wilkes-Barre – Walk the Moon, National Reserve, MiZ, Chris Kearney, and more, 07/19/19

Friday, July 19 was a night to remember for live music in Wilkes-Barre as local and national acts played all around the downtown area, so NEPA Scene jumped from venue to venue to take it all in. Walk the Moon headlined pop radio station 98.5 KRZ’s Summer Smash at the F.M. Kirby Center. The band […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: NASCAR Cup Series – Gander RV 400 at Pocono Raceway, 07/28/19

PHOTOS: NASCAR Cup Series – Gander RV 400 at Pocono Raceway, 07/28/19

His 34th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win, Denny Hamlin claimed victory in the Gander RV 400 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond on Sunday, July 28. Hamlin has had a great deal of success at Pocono Raceway. He notched his fifth career win on the Tricky Triangle and his third win of the season, […]

 Scott Kucharski

PHOTOS: Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 07/25-28/19

PHOTOS: Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 07/25-28/19

With another stellar lineup and nearly perfect weather, the eighth annual Peach Music Festival took over The Pavilion at Montage Mountain and Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton from Thursday, July 25 through Sunday, July 28, less than a week after Camp Bisco occupied that same space. The Peach brought even more acts to rock the […]