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 NEPA Scene Staff

Artist applications to perform at 2021 Electric City Music Conference in Scranton now open

Artist applications to perform at 2021 Electric City Music Conference in Scranton now open

After announcing its 2021 dates last week on NEPA Scene, artist submissions for the Electric City Music Conference are now open. The eighth annual music conference, festival, and Steamtown Music Awards ceremony will return to Scranton on Thursday, Nov. 18 through Saturday, Nov. 20, moving from its regular slot in September due to the rescheduled […]

 Rich Howells

Wilkes-Barre nu metal band Lifer celebrates 20th anniversary of debut album in Berwick on July 31

Wilkes-Barre nu metal band Lifer celebrates 20th anniversary of debut album in Berwick on July 31

In the late 1990s and into the early 2000s, a new musical genre broadly labeled as “nu metal” gave rise to a variety of heavier rock and metal bands that sold millions of CDs, from Slipknot, Korn, Limp Bizkit, and Godsmack to Linkin Park, System of a Down, Disturbed, and Staind. Many of those artists […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Former Wilkes-Barre musician Strand of Oaks debuts new single ‘Galacticana’ from upcoming 8th album

Former Wilkes-Barre musician Strand of Oaks debuts new single ‘Galacticana’ from upcoming 8th album

From a press release: Today, folk rock band Strand of Oaks premiered “Galacticana,” the starry lead single from the deeply personal upcoming album “In Heaven.” Set for release on Friday, Oct. 1, “In Heaven” is a hopeful reflection on love, loss, and enlightenment. In his eighth studio album as Strand of Oaks and first since […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lehigh Valley rockers Fuel hit ‘Hard’ in first single with new singer from first album in 7 years

Lehigh Valley rockers Fuel hit ‘Hard’ in first single with new singer from first album in 7 years

From a press release: Today, multi-platinum alternative rockers Fuel released the highly anticipated single “Hard,” introducing new vocalist John Corsale to longtime fans and marking a new era for the iconic Harrisburg band, now largely based in the Lehigh Valley. The song will be featured on “Anomaly,” the first Fuel album in seven years and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton’s Tigers Jaw will join Philly rockers Circa Survive on North American tour in 2022

Scranton’s Tigers Jaw will join Philly rockers Circa Survive on North American tour in 2022

From a press release: Psychedelic post-hardcore group Circa Survive emerged from the Philadelphia suburb of Doylestown and quickly made a name for themselves in the indie music scene in a little over two years with their 2005 debut album “Juturna” and 2007 follow-up “On Letting Go,” both released on Equal Vision Records. Their major label […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: 2021 Electric City Music Conference and awards move to Nov. 18-20

EXCLUSIVE: 2021 Electric City Music Conference and awards move to Nov. 18-20

Today, the Electric City Music Conference is announcing the dates for its eighth annual event, along with the opening of award nominations and artist applications, exclusively on NEPA Scene, the longtime media sponsor of the conference. Last year, the entire event had to go virtual, hosting only live streamed performances at the 2020 award ceremony. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA Scene Open Mic returns to Tuesday nights at The V-Spot in Scranton on July 13

NEPA Scene Open Mic returns to Tuesday nights at The V-Spot in Scranton on July 13

595 days after the last in-person event hosted by NEPA Scene, the NEPA Scene Open Mic finally returns to The V-Spot in Scranton on Tuesday, July 13. Typically, these free weekly events take the format of an open mic night and turn it into a friendly competition, rewarding the best standout acts with cash and […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Subtronics, HE$H, Level Up, and Guppi at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 06/18-19/21

PHOTOS: Subtronics, HE$H, Level Up, and Guppi at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 06/18-19/21

The “angry robot noises” of Subtronics echoed through the valley when the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour rolled into the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City on Friday, June 18 and Saturday, June 19. HE$H, Level Up, and Guppi joined the young Philadelphia dubstep DJ/producer on this cross-country trek that ran from April through the end […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Wilkes-Barre’s Dustin Douglas and Indigo Moon Brass Band play F.M. Kirby Center’s main stage on July 17 and Aug. 21

Wilkes-Barre’s Dustin Douglas and Indigo Moon Brass Band play F.M. Kirby Center’s main stage on July 17 and Aug. 21

From a press release: On June 25, the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre reopened to the public with a series of classic movie screenings that runs through July 30 after being closed for more than a year due to the pandemic. Today, it was announced that the “Come Back to the Kirby” series will continue […]

 Scott Kucharski

PHOTOS: The Nielsen Trust feat. Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick in West Reading garage, 06/19/21

PHOTOS: The Nielsen Trust feat. Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick in West Reading garage, 06/19/21

Perseverance. Dedication. Stick-to-itiveness. Call it what you will, but The Nielsen Trust was not going to deny their fans a promised show in Berks County on June 19. After a ticketed event at the Pat Garrett Amphitheater with Philadelphia rockers Nick Perri & The Underground Thieves was unfortunately canceled, the band decided to shift gears […]