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 NEPA Scene Staff

Reunited rockers The Badlees play record release show at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 23

Reunited rockers The Badlees play record release show at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 23

From a press release: Today, downtown Wilkes-Barre venues Karl Hall and the F.M. Kirby Center announced that they will present The Badlees’ record release party at the Kirby Center on Friday, Dec. 23. The recently reunited Selinsgrove roots rock band is set to release their first collection of new original material in nine years. They […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Exeter heavy metal band Royal Hell signs with Heaven and Hell Records to release sophomore album

Exeter heavy metal band Royal Hell signs with Heaven and Hell Records to release sophomore album

From a press release: It’s a match made in hell – Heaven and Hell Records announced that Royal Hell has been signed to the label as they prepare their forthcoming album, “Second Sight of the Grand Seer,” for release this September. Hailing from Northeastern Pennsylvania, Royal Hell grew up in and around the small Luzerne […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Starset collaborates with Breaking Benjamin on sci-fi single ‘Waiting on the Sky to Change’

Starset collaborates with Breaking Benjamin on sci-fi single ‘Waiting on the Sky to Change’

From a press release: Starset, a “cinematic rock” band from Ohio, recently teamed up with Wilkes-Barre natives Breaking Benjamin to record a new single, “Waiting on the Sky to Change,” from an old band. Before Starset, vocalist Dustin Bates and bassist Ron DeChant were in a group called Downplay that originally released the track. Bates […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announces 2022 panels and speakers in Dickson City

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announces 2022 panels and speakers in Dickson City

Today, the Electric City Music Conference released its schedule of panels, panelists, and speakers exclusively on NEPA Scene. These educational presentations are free to performers and will take place on the NEPA Fair stage at the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City on Friday, Sept. 16, and Saturday, Sept. 17. Register online for Friday here […]

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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, […]

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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) […]

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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 […]