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 NEPA Scene Staff

Celtic rockers Flatfoot 56 headline punk rock show at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Aug. 12

Celtic rockers Flatfoot 56 headline punk rock show at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Aug. 12

From a press release: The River Street Jazz Cafe will become a punk rock club for one night only on Friday, Aug. 12 when Chicago Celtic punk band Flatfoot 56 comes to Plains as part of their summer tour. New Jersey natives Blanks 77 (total pogo punk) and Fat Chance (singing ska punk songs of […]

 Rich Howells

After 5 years, punk band Captain, We’re Sinking reunites at new Scranton music festival on Aug. 6

After 5 years, punk band Captain, We’re Sinking reunites at new Scranton music festival on Aug. 6

For local fans of punk rock, the future isn’t canceled and good things are right around the corner. Recently announced on NEPA Scene, the first-ever Good Things Are Happening Fest at the Scranton Iron Furnaces will be headlined by Captain, We’re Sinking, who are reuniting for their first show in nearly five years on Saturday, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Steamtown Music Awards announces 2022 performers for Scranton ceremony

EXCLUSIVE: Steamtown Music Awards announces 2022 performers for Scranton ceremony

The Steamtown Music Awards will return to The V-Spot in Scranton on Thursday, Sept. 15, and today the organizers of the Electric City Music Conference are announcing the artists that will perform at the event exclusively on NEPA Scene. This year, the award ceremony will feature live performances by The Human Beings, Sweetnest, Bullied by […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Scranton alt rockers University Drive ‘Heal’ with album release show at Jazz Cafe on Aug. 26

EXCLUSIVE: Scranton alt rockers University Drive ‘Heal’ with album release show at Jazz Cafe on Aug. 26

Two years filled with “an insane amount of work,” buckets of “blood, sweat, and tears,” and two months of touring the country supporting Cold are finally culminating in August when University Drive releases their third album with a hometown event announced today. This afternoon, Scranton-based alt rock outfit revealed the title of the anticipated record, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Before returning to Scranton, Philly indie rockers The Tisburys grow ‘Garden’ on ‘Main Street’

Before returning to Scranton, Philly indie rockers The Tisburys grow ‘Garden’ on ‘Main Street’

From a press release: Originally formed in Scranton, Philadelphia-based indie rock/power pop band The Tisburys are showing their musical growth with “Garden,” the first single from their upcoming third album, “Exile on Main Street,” due out Sept. 16 via Sacks of Phones. Released on June 30, the song was recorded with Justin Nazario (Riverby, Dweller) […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Life’s work of photographer Alex Seeley on display in Scranton at ArtWorks Aug. 1-31

Life’s work of photographer Alex Seeley on display in Scranton at ArtWorks Aug. 1-31

From a press release: The newly established Alex Seeley Memorial Fund has announced an exhibition of Alex Seeley’s work at ArtWorks Gallery & Studio in downtown Scranton from Monday, Aug. 1 through Sunday, Aug. 31. “Perseverance: The Life’s Work of Alex Seeley” will have an opening reception to the public during the First Friday Scranton […]

 Scott Kucharski

PHOTOS: GWAR, Nekrogoblikon, and Goatwhore at Reverb in Reading, 06/17/22

PHOTOS: GWAR, Nekrogoblikon, and Goatwhore at Reverb in Reading, 06/17/22

On June 17, GWAR’s monstrous Black Death Rager World Tour landed at Reverb in Reading, the second-to-last night of the U.S. leg of the tour. With the grotesque group slated to head overseas to continue their attempt at world domination, it’s easy to assume that they were set to pack a little lighter after this […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Canadian ‘Shantyman’ Sean McCann begins U.S. voyage in Wilkes-Barre at Karl Hall on July 3

Canadian ‘Shantyman’ Sean McCann begins U.S. voyage in Wilkes-Barre at Karl Hall on July 3

From a press release: Séan McCann, a founder of iconic Canadian folk rock band Great Big Sea and an Order of Canada recipient for his advocacy of people living with mental health and addiction issues, has spent the last 10 years touring North America as a solo concert performer and musical keynote speaker, singing and […]

 James Callahan

VIDEO PREMIERE: Markus A. D. croons haunting doo-wop heartache over ‘Ms. Sery’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Markus A. D. croons haunting doo-wop heartache over ‘Ms. Sery’

Late last year, the Camp Rattler crew helped Wilkes-Barre singer/songwriter and Plains native Markus A. D. debut a moody little folk punk ballad called “Sharing a Breath” on this page, and today we’re back with a new emotional number called “Ms. Sery,” recorded at JL Studios in Olyphant. For the accompanying black-and-white music video, I’ll […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NJ indie rockers The Front Bottoms come to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Sept. 15

NJ indie rockers The Front Bottoms come to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Sept. 15

From a press release: Today, New Jersey indie punk outfit The Front Bottoms announced the details of their “Theresa” EP, set for release on Sept. 2 via Wuacasokle/Fueled by Ramen. The five-song collection, led by the single “More Than It Hurts You,” serves as the third installment of the band’s popular “Grandma” EP series and […]

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