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 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Stroudsburg rockers Don’t Panic return with ‘No Time for Second Chances’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Stroudsburg rockers Don’t Panic return with ‘No Time for Second Chances’

Everything is getting a reboot these days – films, television shows, entertainment franchises… why not bands? Ted Felicetti and Keith Slader played in Split Fifty for close to a decade before the popular Tannersville band broke up in 2008. Felicetti had already started writing his own songs for a new project as vocalist and guitarist, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Dead & Company jams at Hersheypark Stadium on July 29 on Summer Tour

Dead & Company jams at Hersheypark Stadium on July 29 on Summer Tour

From a press release: Today, Dead & Company, which features former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann with John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti, announced its 2020 Summer Tour will include a performance at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey on Wednesday, July 29 at 7 p.m. This 17-date summer tour kicks […]

 Scott Kucharski

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Bob Mould rips through Hüsker Dü and solo songs in passionate Bethlehem set

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Bob Mould rips through Hüsker Dü and solo songs in passionate Bethlehem set

A packed room at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem was treated to a unique performance from one of alternative music’s most widely acclaimed influences on Sunday, Jan. 26. Bob Mould, who is best known for his work as the lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist for ’80s and ’90s punk/alternative rock bands Hüsker Dü and Sugar, played […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Rapper and MTV star Riff Raff comes to Stage West in Scranton on March 19

Rapper and MTV star Riff Raff comes to Stage West in Scranton on March 19

From a press release: Riff Raff, who went from an appearance on MTV reality show “From G’s to Gents” to working with influential DJ/producer Diplo and collaborating with some of the biggest modern rappers, will take his Cranberry Vampire Tour to Stage West in Scranton on Thursday, March 19. He previously performed in Scranton as […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Guitarist Junior Marvin leads Legendary Wailers at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on May 16

Guitarist Junior Marvin leads Legendary Wailers at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on May 16

From a press release: It was announced today that Jamaican guitarist and singer Junior Marvin, best known for his work with Bob Marley and the Wailers and later incarnations of the Wailers, will bring his own reggae band, The Legendary Wailers, to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Saturday, May 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Country icon Martina McBride returns to F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 1

Country icon Martina McBride returns to F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 1

From a press release: It was announced today that award-winning powerhouse vocalist and country icon Martina McBride, known for hits like “Independence Day,” “A Broken Wing,” and “Concrete Angel,” will return to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, May 1 at 7 p.m. McBride previously performed at the Kirby Center in 2017 with […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Before Peach Fest debut, Harrisburg funk band Yam Yam plays at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Feb. 21

Before Peach Fest debut, Harrisburg funk band Yam Yam plays at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Feb. 21

From a press release: It was announced today that Harrisburg jazz/funk/soul group Yam Yam, who will make their Peach Music Festival debut in July, will first perform at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Friday, Feb. 21 with the Brendan Brisk Blues Band from Wilkes-Barre. Yam Yam has visited the area before, playing […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

My Chemical Romance tribute band plays Emo Night at Stage West in Scranton on April 17

My Chemical Romance tribute band plays Emo Night at Stage West in Scranton on April 17

From a press release: It was announced today that Screaming Infidelities: Emo Night will return to Stage West in Scranton on Friday, April 17 with a live My Chemical Romance tribute band. This event is the local group’s answer to the recent MCR ticketing controversy. “In our emo world, everyone was hyped for the My […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Sleeping with Sirens and Amity Affliction co-headline concert at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on May 14

Sleeping with Sirens and Amity Affliction co-headline concert at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on May 14

From a press release: In an announcement today, Florida post-hardcore band Sleeping with Sirens and Australian metalcore outfit The Amity Affliction made a late addition to their U.S. co-headlining tour – a stop at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Thursday, May 14 at 7 p.m. with special guests Stray from the Path and Unity-TX. […]

 Rich Howells

Breaking Benjamin bassist Aaron Bruch taking over vocals for Pan.a.ce.a reunion in Wilkes-Barre on April 11

Breaking Benjamin bassist Aaron Bruch taking over vocals for Pan.a.ce.a reunion in Wilkes-Barre on April 11

Last week, a big benefit show was announced for Bret Alexander, one of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s most loved and respected musicians. Headlining this massive lineup of local artists is a series of reunion performances, and one more that was just added today will be a welcome surprise for fans of Breaking Benjamin and local rock music. […]