Music

 Rich Howells

7 questions for Jess Meoni (Scranton Punk Rock Flea) and Bobby Keller (NEPA Horror Film Fest)

7 questions for Jess Meoni (Scranton Punk Rock Flea) and Bobby Keller (NEPA Horror Film Fest)

Over the last decade or so, Jess Meoni and Bobby Keller have been organizing all types of shows and events in the area, including the Scranton Punk Rock Flea Market & Zinefest and the NEPA Horror Film Festival, respectively. After combining both of them into one last year, they decided to do it twice this […]

 Rich Howells

The Mesos debut infectious Scranton punk rock EP at NEPA Horror Film Fest on Oct. 16

The Mesos debut infectious Scranton punk rock EP at NEPA Horror Film Fest on Oct. 16

If you believe rock ‘n’ roll peaked in the 1970s, The Mesos are the band for you. And like many of those bands, the group started in a grimy old basement, this one in the Scranton/Dunmore area during the winter of 2017. “After The Kids Laughing At Pedestrians – The KLAP, for short – disbanded, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Philly pop punks The Wonder Years return to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Dec. 9

Philly pop punks The Wonder Years return to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Dec. 9

From a press release: It was announced this week that Philadelphia pop punk band The Wonder Years will be back at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Thursday, Dec. 9. They previously played at the Sherman in 2016 with Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, Moose Blood, and Seaway. Opening acts for this show are TBA. The […]

 Ken Jones

REVIEW: Russello Project transports Scranton crowd to another world with introspective tunes

REVIEW: Russello Project transports Scranton crowd to another world with introspective tunes

It was a cool autumn night in downtown Scranton, and I entered Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club shivering not from the cold, but anticipation. Due to the ever-long pandemic and the trials and tribulations of raising a newborn at the same time, Saturday, Sept. 25 would be my first time attending a live music performance in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: 2021 Steamtown Music Award nominees in 27 categories announced in Scranton

EXCLUSIVE: 2021 Steamtown Music Award nominees in 27 categories announced in Scranton

Today, the Electric City Music Conference announced the nominees for the 2021 Steamtown Music Awards. Online voting begins at noon on Thursday, Oct. 14 on the ECMC Facebook page. For the second year, every award will have an online voting component. The online voting will contribute to 50 percent of the vote for each category, […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Horror metal band First Jason ponders ‘The Price of Peace’ in apocalyptic times

VIDEO PREMIERE: Horror metal band First Jason ponders ‘The Price of Peace’ in apocalyptic times

“Make that wound ooze more,” someone says as a hulking bare-chested man has the giant scar across his stomach painted over. In tranquil Dalton, Pennsylvania, a family home sits behind a few others lost in the trees, not even visible from the main road. There is a little red wagon in the yard and a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Steamtown Music Awards announces 2021 performers and presenters for Scranton ceremony

EXCLUSIVE: Steamtown Music Awards announces 2021 performers and presenters for Scranton ceremony

The Electric City Music Conference announced today that the 2021 Steamtown Music Awards will return to The V-Spot in Scranton on Thursday, Nov. 18. The event will again be held both indoors and outdoors, with the parking lot enclosed by a tent. Nominees for the eighth annual awards will be announced on Wednesday, Oct. 13. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

’80s rockers Skid Row and Warrant return to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Feb. 25, 2022

’80s rockers Skid Row and Warrant return to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Feb. 25, 2022

From a press release: It was announced today that glam metal bands Skid Row and Warrant, who both had multi-platinum hits in the late 1980s and ’90s, will perform at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. Ted Poley of Danger Danger, known for ’80s hits like “Naughty Naughty” and “Bang Bang,” […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2021 with Get the Led Out at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2021 with Get the Led Out at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre will be celebrating New Year’s Eve with Led Zeppelin tribute band Get the Led Out on Friday, Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. as part of the PNC Celebrity Series. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

B Street Band, the original Bruce Springsteen tribute, returns to Stage West in Scranton on Oct. 29

B Street Band, the original Bruce Springsteen tribute, returns to Stage West in Scranton on Oct. 29

From a press release: It was announced this week that The B Street Band, the original Bruce Springsteen tribute act, will perform at Stage West in Scranton on Friday, Oct. 29. The band, which has local ties and claims the title of the “longest-running tribute band in the world,” will return to the venue after […]

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