Music

 Cory Wolff

PUTTING IN WORK: Musicians, please stop using the word ‘viral’

PUTTING IN WORK: Musicians, please stop using the word ‘viral’

“Yo, man, I’m trying to get this to go viral.” Ugh. I receive e-mails like this all the time. Listen, I know it’s tough to be a musician. My path in the music business was, and still is, very similar to what an aspiring artist would encounter. I know you want your music to be […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Events happening this week in downtown Wilkes-Barre: Jan. 27-Feb. 2

Events happening this week in downtown Wilkes-Barre: Jan. 27-Feb. 2

Every Tuesday, the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association and Diamond City Partnership release a list of events happening in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Subscribe here to receive this list via e-mail or just check NEPA Scene each week. Downtown events Thursday, Jan. 29 Event: Artist’s Opening Reception for Dale Threlkeld: End of Illusion Time: 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Location: […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 01/20/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 01/20/15

With all the great musicians who have come through the NEPA Scene Open Mic Nights at The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre, it’s surprising that it took eight weeks for a musical act to win the audience vote, but it’s easy to see why Skip Monday was the first to do so on Tuesday, Jan. 20. […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Watch Title Fight create a reflective mural in downtown Wilkes-Barre

Last month, Title Fight posted a short video documenting the process behind the creation of a mural in downtown Wilkes-Barre that would become the band’s album cover for “Hyperview,” due to be released on Tuesday, Feb. 3. Filmed in black and white with a GoPro Hero 3+, the video is as artistic as the endeavor […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Scranton acoustic indie pop duo Skip Monday stream debut EP ‘Wildfire’

EXCLUSIVE: Scranton acoustic indie pop duo Skip Monday stream debut EP ‘Wildfire’

Scranton acoustic indie pop duo Skip Monday just released their debut EP, “Wildfire,” and NEPA Scene has the exclusive first stream of the album. Vocalist/guitarist Kaylin Karr, originally from Alaska, relocated to Tunkhannock and met drummer Nathan Montella at her show at Duffy’s Coffee House in Clarks Summit. They started jamming soon after and immediately […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton’s Motionless In White to tour with Slipknot, Lamb of God, and Bullet for My Valentine this summer

Scranton’s Motionless In White to tour with Slipknot, Lamb of God, and Bullet for My Valentine this summer

After Slipknot just announced last week that they would be playing at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on May 13 with Hatebreed, the band revealed today that they’ll be taking Electric City goth rockers Motionless In White on tour over the summer. “If you search Motionless In White interview on YouTube, you’ll see […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ Loretta Lynn performs in Wilkes-Barre on June 26

‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ Loretta Lynn performs in Wilkes-Barre on June 26

From a press release: “The Coal Miner’s Daughter” is coming to the Diamond City. It was announced today that legendary country singer Loretta Lynn will visit the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $40, $55, $65 (Gold Circle), and $99 (very limited Pit), plus […]

 Rich Howells

Title Fight to play stripped-down record release show in Wilkes-Barre before world tour

Title Fight to play stripped-down record release show in Wilkes-Barre before world tour

The hype for Title Fight‘s new album “Hyperview” has been steadily increasing, as the Kingston punk rockers signed with Anti- Records, received coverage from major outlets like Vogue and Pitchfork, released film-quality music videos for “Chlorine” and “Rose of Sharon” that revealed a more shoegazey sound, and announced a world tour that includes dates across […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Louisa, Chris Castillo, Spur, Black Diamond, Esta Coda, and Backslashes and Bad Ideas, 01/18/15

PHOTOS: Louisa, Chris Castillo, Spur, Black Diamond, Esta Coda, and Backslashes and Bad Ideas, 01/18/15

Local indie rock band Louisa performed their first full live set at the Courtdale United Methodist Church in Courtdale surrounded by friends and Time Table Records Collective labelmates on Sunday, Jan. 18. The trio’s 20-minute set of heartfelt songs with a punk rock attitude were well-received by the small but dedicated crowd, and Chris Castillo […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

2015 Country Megatickets for The Pavilion at Montage Mountain go on sale Jan. 31

2015 Country Megatickets for The Pavilion at Montage Mountain go on sale Jan. 31

From a press release: The Pavilion at Montage Mountain announced the 2015 Country Megaticket today, a three-show “package” featuring the summer’s hottest country shows at The Pavilion in Scranton, available online only through megaticket.com. The 2015 Country Megaticket gives concertgoers the chance to buy tickets first, weeks before the individual show tickets are available. The […]