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 NEPA Scene Staff

EDM ‘Pavement Rave’ series returns to Montage Mountain in Scranton with Blunts & Blondes on April 23

EDM ‘Pavement Rave’ series returns to Montage Mountain in Scranton with Blunts & Blondes on April 23

From a press release: Last year, concert promoters had to get creative and find alternative venues that could safely host events during the pandemic. The Scranton area soon became one of the few destinations for live entertainment in the Northeast as DamnMillennial Promotions and Stage West booked socially distanced outdoor shows at the Circle Drive-In […]

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Beach Boys concert at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre postponed again until 2022

Beach Boys concert at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre postponed again until 2022

From a press release: The Beach Boys concert that was originally scheduled for April 5, 2020 at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre was postponed until April 6, 2021. Today, it was announced that the show has been rescheduled again to Tuesday, April 12, 2022. “This situation is very disappointing for all us; however, we […]

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Candlebox, feat. Pittston guitarist Brian Quinn, announces new album, ‘Wolves,’ with single ‘My Weakness’

Candlebox, feat. Pittston guitarist Brian Quinn, announces new album, ‘Wolves,’ with single ‘My Weakness’

From a press release: Today, multi-platinum post-grunge band Candlebox, which currently features Pittston native Brian Quinn on lead guitar, announced the release date of their seventh studio album with a new single. Titled “Wolves,” this album is the follow-up to the Seattle rockers’ 2016 record “Disappearing in Airports” and its fresh modern sound, a vibe […]

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VIDEO: Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw play virtual record release show at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre

VIDEO: Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw play virtual record release show at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre

From a press release: While most Northeastern Pennsylvania music venues are still shut down due to the pandemic, Tigers Jaw didn’t let that stop them from putting together a special record release show for their fans locally and all over the world. The Scranton-based indie rock group recently took over one of their favorite venues, […]

 Rich Howells

ALBUM PREMIERE: Scranton sci-fi rockers Goodnight, Captain take off with ‘Departures’

ALBUM PREMIERE: Scranton sci-fi rockers Goodnight, Captain take off with ‘Departures’

These days, it’s easy to look around and want to give up on this planet. It’s something people joke about, but what if you could actually travel through outer space? Would you start re-entry and go back to all of your problems (along with all this world’s issues) or decide to depart for something new… […]

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Scranton bluesman Clarence Spady will release 1st album in 13 years, ‘Surrender,’ on May 21

Scranton bluesman Clarence Spady will release 1st album in 13 years, ‘Surrender,’ on May 21

From a press release: Today, Scranton blues singer/songwriter Clarence Spady announced an official release date for his highly anticipated new album on Nola Blue Records in Lancaster as well as a series of CD release shows. Due out May 21, “Surrender” is a strikingly personal collection of nine tracks, including seven original compositions. A retrospective […]

 Rich Howells

Local bands and fireworks light up Montage Mountainfest in Scranton on March 6

Local bands and fireworks light up Montage Mountainfest in Scranton on March 6

Back in July, Montage Mountain announced that chart-topping jam band Spin Doctors would headline the Scranton ski resort’s next Mountainfest on March 6, 2021. The persistence of the coronavirus pandemic has changed those plans, forcing Spin Doctors to bow out, but Mountainfest is still happening this Saturday with a lineup of local bands, a scavenger […]

 Rich Howells

Live Nation still expects concerts to return by ‘midsummer’ of 2021

Live Nation still expects concerts to return by ‘midsummer’ of 2021

Last year, Live Nation predicted that big live concerts could return by the summer of 2021, and in its latest financial results, the company reiterated this optimistic belief. On Feb. 25, Live Nation Entertainment reported a 92 percent loss of revenue in the fourth quarter of 2020 and an overall 84 percent loss for the […]

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Tigers Jaw transforms Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre for free virtual record release show on March 5

Tigers Jaw transforms Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre for free virtual record release show on March 5

From a press release: While most Northeastern Pennsylvania music venues are still shut down due to the pandemic, Tigers Jaw hasn’t let that stop them from putting together a special record release show for their fans locally and all over the world. The Scranton-based indie rock group recently took over one of their favorite venues, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Title Fight’s Ned Russin, a.k.a. Kingston post-punk artist Glitterer, releases 2nd album, ‘Life Is Not a Lesson’

Title Fight’s Ned Russin, a.k.a. Kingston post-punk artist Glitterer, releases 2nd album, ‘Life Is Not a Lesson’

From a press release: Glitterer, the post-punk solo project of Title Fight bassist/vocalist Ned Russin, released his sophomore album, “Life Is Not a Lesson,” today on Anti- Records. The A.V. Club wrote, “Russin delivers full-throated testaments to the struggles of living through each day without curling up into the fetal position on the ground. It’s […]