Music

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Dr. Dog at the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks in Bethlehem, 09/25/15

PHOTOS: Dr. Dog at the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks in Bethlehem, 09/25/15

The Yuengling Summer Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks in Bethlehem that was opened by Cake in July was brought to a close on Friday, Sept. 25 with a solid performance by Philadelphia indie rock band Dr. Dog, marking the band’s only regional appearance on their current tour. The celebrated group has released nine […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Theatrical NEPA punk rock band Psycho Nurse reunites after 30 years in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 24

Theatrical NEPA punk rock band Psycho Nurse reunites after 30 years in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 24

From a press release: Just when you thought it was safe… Psycho Nurse the band is back for their 30th anniversary reunion and the launch of their Mid-Life Crisis Tour, featuring 99 percent of the original founding members! Head Nurse Roxie, Dr. D. Raper, Nurse Raven Madd, Dr. BB Arthur, Nurse Ricki Rachett, Dr. Robbie, […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Clarks Summit singer/songwriter Mat Burke

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Clarks Summit singer/songwriter Mat Burke

Every week of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, our free open mic and talent competition at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, we feature a quick Q&A with the latest audience vote winner, which was Clarks Summit singer/songwriter Mat Burke on Sept. 29. The weekly winner receives $50 in cash, courtesy of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 5, 09/29/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 5, 09/29/15

Another newcomer to NEPA Scene’s Got Talent came in to Thirst T’s Bar & Grill unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 29 and swept the audience vote with an animated performance that mixed earnest folk rock with the boundless energy of punk music. Currently a Clarks Summit resident, Mat Burke has taken his act around the country, […]

 Neil Prisco

IN THE OFFICE: Ed Randazzo – West Pittston blues/roots rock singer/songwriter

IN THE OFFICE: Ed Randazzo – West Pittston blues/roots rock singer/songwriter

On Tuesdays, WVIA partners with NEPA Scene to bring you In the Office, a brand new online music series shot in an actual office space at WVIA’s home in Pittston. Featuring original musicians from Northeastern Pennsylvania, the series includes a full live performance video, streaming songs, photos, and an interview that’s exclusive to NEPA Scene. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Camp out one last time this year at the Fall Out musical festival in Weatherly on Oct. 16-17

Camp out one last time this year at the Fall Out musical festival in Weatherly on Oct. 16-17

From a press release: It’s officially fall, which means the first-ever two-day, two-stage Fall Out camping concert is right around the corner. One Koast Entertainment, known for the Jam at the Dam, will present Fall Out on Friday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Flying Aces Campground in Weatherly, featuring 24 acts from […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Halloween-themed rock/metal festival Hallowfest haunting Nay Aug Park in Scranton on Oct. 24

Halloween-themed rock/metal festival Hallowfest haunting Nay Aug Park in Scranton on Oct. 24

From a press release: A brand new Halloween-themed rock/metal outdoor festival called Hallowfest has been announced for Saturday, Oct. 24 at Nay Aug Park in Scranton, featuring music, art, food, and more. Organized by Jess Meoni, who also founded the Scranton Zine Fest and GRRRLS Night open mic, the event is free and open to […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Blues rock guitar legend Joe Bonamassa returns to the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 19

Blues rock guitar legend Joe Bonamassa returns to the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 19

From a press release: It was just announced today that blues rock guitar legend Joe Bonamassa will return to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, May 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $79, $89, $99, and $125, plus applicable fees, go on sale this Friday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. and will […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

New monthly Youth Scene Open Mic in Scranton welcomes all performing artists ages 14-20, starts Oct. 7

New monthly Youth Scene Open Mic in Scranton welcomes all performing artists ages 14-20, starts Oct. 7

A common complaint in Northeastern Pennsylvania is the lack of events and venues that are open to those under 21, so NEPA Scene and the Breaking Ground Poets are looking to change that – at least for one night every month. These two local organizations dedicated to the arts have announced a brand new monthly […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton’s Old Charades release honest new single ‘When Countless Days Get Numbered’ for free

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton’s Old Charades release honest new single ‘When Countless Days Get Numbered’ for free

Scranton indie rock band Old Charades plan to release their debut full-length album “End Together/Start Together” by the end of 2015 or early next year, but they’re giving NEPA Scene readers an exclusive early listen to the truthful and personal first single, “When Countless Days Get Numbered.” “This song is kind of like a combination […]