Music

 Rich Howells

Petition started to save Mountain Sky music venue after permit issues shut it down

Petition started to save Mountain Sky music venue after permit issues shut it down

Last week, NEPA Scene was the first to report that Mountain Sky, the outdoor music venue that has been hosting concerts in Jermyn for years, was suddenly shut down by Scott Township. At the time, it wasn’t clear why this had happened, but the third annual Still Meadows Revue festival with the Still Hand String […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton Music Festival hosts diverse local lineup at Nay Aug Park on Aug. 8

Scranton Music Festival hosts diverse local lineup at Nay Aug Park on Aug. 8

A brand new independent music festival is being organized by bassist Eric Ross and all the members of Threatpoint, though its lineup may not be what one would expect from the Scranton groove metal band – and there’s a good reason for that. “We wanted to do a festival that has a bit for everyone. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Janet Jackson, Meat Loaf, and the Golden Boys will perform at Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Nov. and Jan.

Janet Jackson, Meat Loaf, and the Golden Boys will perform at Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Nov. and Jan.

From a press release: The Sands Bethlehem Event Center has just announced three major concerts – the Golden Boys and Meatloaf will be performing at the venue in November, and Janet Jackson will be coming to Bethlehem in January. The Golden Boys are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. Tickets, which range from […]

 Michelle Beck

PHOTOS: Wiz Khalifa and Fall Out Boy at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 07/04/15

PHOTOS: Wiz Khalifa and Fall Out Boy at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 07/04/15

There were more than just fireworks at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain on July 4th – Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa celebrated Independence Day in Scranton with their “Boys of Zummer” co-headlining tour. Supporting their respective hit albums “American Beauty/American Psycho” and “Blacc Hollywood,” the multi-platinum-selling artists brought all types of fans together for […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Breaking Benjamin headlines Axes & Anchors music cruise with Motionless In White, Zakk Wylde, and more

Breaking Benjamin headlines Axes & Anchors music cruise with Motionless In White, Zakk Wylde, and more

From a press release: Coming off of their recent No. 1 album on the Billboard Top 200 chart in the U.S. with “Dark Before Dawn” last week, Breaking Benjamin have been confirmed to headline the inaugural Axes & Anchors music cruise, which is set to depart Miami on Feb. 20, 2016 and sail to Key […]

 Rich Cicci

ALBUM REVIEW: William Elliott Whitmore’s ‘Radium Death’ sincerely hits home

ALBUM REVIEW: William Elliott Whitmore’s ‘Radium Death’ sincerely hits home

William Elliott Whitmore may not be a name many have heard of in today’s musical landscape, and considering he has been making music since 2009, that is a damn shame! To be fair, it was only a month or so ago that I became familiar with his music and, more importantly, his latest album. Since […]

 Cory Wolff

PUTTING IN WORK: Rumblefish explains how they protect and license your music through CD Baby, YouTube, and video services

PUTTING IN WORK: Rumblefish explains how they protect and license your music through CD Baby, YouTube, and video services

Oh man, how time flies! Last I checked, it was May. Did you miss me? I’ve been busy though, I swear! It’s not like I’ve been sitting around in my underwear playing PS4. Trust me, I’d love to, but my Playstation is gathering dust. My girl isn’t too happy about that considering she bought it […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Jermyn music venue Mountain Sky shut down by Scott Township

Jermyn music venue Mountain Sky shut down by Scott Township

Mountain Sky, the outdoor music venue in Jermyn that has hosted live concerts throughout the spring and summer, just announced online that they’ve been shut down by Scott Township. It’s unclear yet as to why this has occurred or if Mountain Sky will reopen, but the group that has occupied the 117 acres of historic […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Kick back and enjoy ‘Ragweed Summer’ by Tony Halchak

July is here, so it’s time to lie out in the sun, drink an ice-cold beverage, and relax with some good old-fashioned Americana music. There’s a lot of talk now about summer anthems, but “Ragweed Summer” by singer/songwriter Tony Halchak, exclusively premiering here on NEPA Scene, actually captures the feel of a warm summer day, […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Yardstock III in Shickshinny, Day 1, 06/26/15

PHOTOS: Yardstock III in Shickshinny, Day 1, 06/26/15

52 acts performing over two days for free in an open field in the middle of nowhere. Yes, it was as crazy and awesome as it sounds. Yardstock continues to grow each and every year, and the third annual independent music festival was bigger and better than ever with music kicking off at 2 p.m. […]