Music

 Rich Howells

STREAMING: A Fire With Friends is back with new song, ‘Keystone,’ new Facebook page, and upcoming EP

STREAMING: A Fire With Friends is back with new song, ‘Keystone,’ new Facebook page, and upcoming EP

One of the most intriguing and eclectic bands to ever come out of Northeastern Pennsylvania, A Fire With Friends, has played sporadic shows within the last year, but the Scranton indie rock group has been relatively quiet for over a year now. As it turns out, they’ve been busy behind the scenes recording a new […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

REO Speedwagon ‘Take It on the Run’ to Mohegan Sun Casino in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 23

REO Speedwagon ‘Take It on the Run’ to Mohegan Sun Casino in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 23

From a press release: Classic rock icons REO Speedwagon will roll into the Keystone Grand Ballroom at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Oct. 23 at 8 p.m., bringing their hits with them, including “Keep on Loving You,” “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” “Take It on the Run” and many more. Tickets for […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Millennium Music Conference in Harrisburg seeking original artists to perform Feb. 19-21, 2016

Millennium Music Conference in Harrisburg seeking original artists to perform Feb. 19-21, 2016

From a press release: The 20th annual Millennium Music Conference & Showcase is set for Feb. 19-21, 2016 at the Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel and Conference Center and 30 showcase venues in and around Harrisburg, so now the conference is looking for at least 100 original acts to perform via Sonicbids and ReverbNation. […]

 Ali Pica

GRRRLS Night starts girls-only open mic at Ale Mary’s in Scranton on July 31

GRRRLS Night starts girls-only open mic at Ale Mary’s in Scranton on July 31

This gives a whole new meaning to “girls’ night out.” Jess Meoni, founder of the Scranton Zine Fest and Ruthless Zine, is hosting a brand new girls-only performance night called GRRRLS Night at the playfully named pub Ale Mary’s (formerly known as Whistle’s) in downtown Scranton this Friday, July 31 at 8 p.m. With 12 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Indie ‘musical prodigy’ Julian Lynch plays first NEPA show on Aug. 1

Indie ‘musical prodigy’ Julian Lynch plays first NEPA show on Aug. 1

From a press release: On Saturday, Aug. 1, Wilkes-Barre arts and entertainment collective Get Cryptic will host Julian Lynch at a venue TBA in Northeastern Pennsylvania (it was originally scheduled for The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre, but the show is now being moved due to unforeseen circumstances). Lynch is a prolific artist and scholar who […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Musician Jeremy Romani, a.k.a. Fiddy Shades, surprises girlfriend during set with proposal

As Fiddy Shades, the Wilkes-Barre acoustic singer/songwriter behind songs like “Pretty Good. Kinda Hood.,” Jeremy Romani has been known to pull a few surprises on stage, including shooting audiences with a Nerf gun, but this tops anything he’s done before. As he finished up his set at the Summer Spotlight show at the F.M. Kirby […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

PHOTOS: Summer Spotlight at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 07/17/15

PHOTOS: Summer Spotlight at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 07/17/15

The Chandelier Lobby of the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre has hosted some amazing national performers (such as Josh Ritter back in May), but on Friday, July 17, eight local acts took the small stage and proved that just as much talent can come right here from Northeastern Pennsylvania during the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Gordon Lightfoot, Jackson Browne, Lyle Lovett, Beach Boys, and more part of Wells Fargo series at the Kirby Center

Gordon Lightfoot, Jackson Browne, Lyle Lovett, Beach Boys, and more part of Wells Fargo series at the Kirby Center

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre has announced a partnership with Wells Fargo that will help underwrite some of the venue’s most popular mainstream programming for the next three seasons. The upcoming Wells Fargo Concerts and Comedy Series already includes performances by Gordon Lightfoot, Jackson Browne, Lyle […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Vans Warped Tour at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 07/21/15

PHOTOS: Vans Warped Tour at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 07/21/15

The Vans Warped Tour rolled into The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton once again on July 21, mixing bands from various genres and including some established names among the many younger up-and-coming acts. The usual backstage shenanigans on this hot (and occasionally rainy) summer day were well-documented on social media… SILVERTOOTH is about to […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

The Beach Boys celebrate 50 years of ‘Fun, Fun, Fun’ at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 25

The Beach Boys celebrate 50 years of ‘Fun, Fun, Fun’ at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 25

From a press release: Wouldn’t it be nice to see The Beach Boys this fall? The F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre has announced that The Beach Boys will perform on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Wells Fargo Concert and Comedy Series. This tour marks the 50th anniversary of The Beach […]