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 NEPA Scene Staff

Kingston post-punk artist Glitterer blossoms with hand-drawn lyric video for ‘Didn’t Want It’

Kingston post-punk artist Glitterer blossoms with hand-drawn lyric video for ‘Didn’t Want It’

From a press release: Glitterer, the post-punk solo project of Title Fight bassist/vocalist Ned Russin, released the second single from his upcoming sophomore album, “Life Is Not a Lesson,” this week. Debuting on Jan. 13, “Didn’t Want It” features a flowery lyric video hand-drawn and animated by Rob Fidel. The full LP is set to […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: The Sorters, Terry Childers, Patrick McGlynn, No Take Backs, Joe Craig, and more

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: The Sorters, Terry Childers, Patrick McGlynn, No Take Backs, Joe Craig, and more

It’s been a while for NEPA Music Notes, but that’s not to say that there hasn’t been local music to talk about – there’s often too much to cover, so I fell behind on writing this column since I’m the only editor and full-time writer for NEPA Scene. Instead, I’ve been writing larger feature pieces […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw conjure backyard magic show in ‘Hesitation’

VIDEO: Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw conjure backyard magic show in ‘Hesitation’

From a press release: 2021 could use a little magic right now, and Tigers Jaw has a few tricks up their sleeve. Yesterday, the Scranton indie rock band released “Hesitation,” the third single from their upcoming album on Hopeless Records, and a music video written and directed by guitarist Shane Moran of Kingston punk/shoegaze band […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Allentown hip-hop reggae duo Space Kamp streams live from Emmaus Theatre on Jan. 15

Allentown hip-hop reggae duo Space Kamp streams live from Emmaus Theatre on Jan. 15

From a press release: Following the release of their latest single last month, the psychedelic, genre-bending hip-hop reggae duo Space Kamp will start the new year with a live stream by Scranton-based creative marketing team Ionic Development on Friday, Jan. 15 at 10 p.m. Performing from the Emmaus Theatre in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, the free show […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton punk band The Menzingers launch Patreon with weekly music content for fans

Scranton punk band The Menzingers launch Patreon with weekly music content for fans

A few live streamed concerts just aren’t enough to keep working musicians in business during the coronavirus pandemic, so artists are finding creative ways to generate income and stay connected to their fans. Last year, Scranton/Philadelphia punk band The Menzingers recorded and released a whole new version of their 2019 album “Hello Exile” that stripped […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: State Street Grill in Clarks Summit discusses COVID-19 impact on bars and restaurants

VIDEO: State Street Grill in Clarks Summit discusses COVID-19 impact on bars and restaurants

Pennsylvania bars and restaurants have been able to reopen at 50 percent capacity this week, but some small businesses may never fully recover from the effects of COVID-19 and the shutdowns. Scranton video production company TwentyFiveEight Studios has been examining the true impact of the coronavirus pandemic on this industry and how mitigation was handled […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Briggs Farm Blues Festival plans to move forward with summer 2021 event in Nescopeck

Briggs Farm Blues Festival plans to move forward with summer 2021 event in Nescopeck

From a press release: After 22 consecutive years of bringing the blues to a family farm in Nescopeck, the Briggs Farm Blues Festival was forced to postpone its 2020 event due to the coronavirus pandemic. The festival confirmed this week that it is planning to move forward with its weekend of live music and social […]

 Rich Howells

The V-Spot – 10 questions for 10 years in Scranton with co-owner Vinnie Archer

The V-Spot – 10 questions for 10 years in Scranton with co-owner Vinnie Archer

In mid-November, The V-Spot turned 10 years old, a major milestone for any small business, but they didn’t really get the chance to celebrate. Already operating at 50 percent capacity due to COVID-19 regulations, the popular North Scranton watering hole was one of many Pennsylvania bars and restaurants forced to close on Thanksgiving Eve, the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Earshot, feat. Wilkes-Barre guitarist Aaron Fink, releases first single in 5 years, ‘Been a Long Time’

Earshot, feat. Wilkes-Barre guitarist Aaron Fink, releases first single in 5 years, ‘Been a Long Time’

From a press release: Chart-topping hard rock band Earshot, who are best known for such hits as “Get Away,” “Headstrong,” and “Wait,” is coming out swinging in 2021 as they unveil their first original song in five years and reveal details about their forthcoming collection of new material. The appropriately titled “Been a Long Time” […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton radio station Alt 92.1 has rebranded as Q92.1, playing ‘the ’90s and now’

Scranton radio station Alt 92.1 has rebranded as Q92.1, playing ‘the ’90s and now’

Today, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre radio station Alt 92.1 turned off the Christmas music and turned on the ’90s. On Nov. 4, NEPA Scene broke the news that Alt 92.1 made the sudden switch from alternative rock to 24/7 holiday music, indicating that a format switch was imminent. A new website and social media pages revealed this morning […]

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