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 Rich Howells

The Menzingers are home for the Holiday Show on Dec. 20

The Menzingers are home for the Holiday Show on Dec. 20

The Menzingers, who recently announced an early 2015 tour with Taking Back Sunday and letlive, have set the date for their fourth annual hometown Holiday Show – Saturday, Dec. 20 – and secured a lineup that reads like a local music fan’s letter to Santa Claus. Not only will Tigers Jaw; Captain, We’re Sinking; Three […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Title Fight debut new video and new sound with ‘Chlorine’

Kingston’s Title Fight, who announced their signing to Anti- Records, a sister label of Epitaph Records, back in July, have debuted a new music video for “Chlorine” from their upcoming album, giving fans their first real taste of what “Hyperview” will sound like. The theatrical video stars “Wrong Cops” actor Mark Burnham trying to piece […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 11/25/14

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 11/25/14

NEPA Scene’s second Open Mic Night at The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, Nov. 25 was again largely a comedy night, headlined by last week’s audience-voted winner, Zack Hammond. Comedians Checkout Joe, Nick Potoeski, Dan Hoppel, Kevin Lepka, and Hammond were joined by Delmer von W and John Walton, while Russell Austin, who told […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

New country music superstar Lee Brice coming to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

New country music superstar Lee Brice coming to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

From a press release: It was announced today that Lee Brice, one of country music’s newest superstars, will visit the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $29, $39, and $49, plus fees, go on sale this Thursday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m., […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Pink Hex at Synaesthesia Social, 11/23/14

PHOTOS: Pink Hex at Synaesthesia Social, 11/23/14

Pink Hex, a self-described “experimental/avant-garde/ambient/noise/drone/free form jazz band from Lehigh Valley,” is just the type of act made for an event like Synaethesia Social at the Olde Brick Theatre in Scranton. As described by organizer and artist Ted Michalowski in a press release: Synaethesia Social combines live music, drawing, poetry, and theatre: the performers are […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Mohegan Sun Arena events this holiday season include Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ice skating, hockey, James Taylor, and hip-hop

Mohegan Sun Arena events this holiday season include Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ice skating, hockey, James Taylor, and hip-hop

From a press release: The weather outside may have become frightful, but the action inside the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza this holiday season is sure to be delightful. The event schedule at Mohegan Sun Arena (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre) this holiday season will feature 15 event performances from Nov. 28-Jan. 2, providing […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Dead End Path record release show, 11/14/14

PHOTOS: Dead End Path record release show, 11/14/14

Wilkes-Barre hardcore band Dead End Path released “Seance & Other Songs” through Triple-B Records on June 10, but the record release show was just held on Friday, Nov. 14 at the American Legion in Glen Lyon. Like any good hardcore show, particularly at the American Legion, the lineup was stacked with local talent, like Final […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Blinded Passenger covers ‘This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)’ by Talking Heads

Gearing up the release of their debut full-length album “The Electric” early next month, Scranton’s Blinded Passenger has been putting out songs and videos to keep people excited, including this stripped down acoustic cover of “This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)” by Talking Heads. Their album of all original music will come out on […]

 Rich Howells

The Gallery of Sound’s Top 8 Black Friday album picks

The Gallery of Sound’s Top 8 Black Friday album picks

Record Store Day, an annual celebration of independent record stores, may only come once a year, but music lovers will get a second chance to pick up some special edition vinyls, collectors’ items, and more on Black Friday. While the store owners and employees that organize Record Store Day acknowledge that the idea of Black […]

 Sara Pokorny

Beelzebubs keep the legacy of a capalla music relevant, passionate, and fun

Beelzebubs keep the legacy of a capalla music relevant, passionate, and fun

The human voice is a powerful thing, our main vehicle of communication that evokes every emotion, from anger to pure joy. Put a group of voices together, spin the sound so it forms songs that encompass both the musical and instrumental aspects, and you’ve got a feeling unlike any other – a cappella will do […]