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 NEPA Scene Staff

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo hold ‘A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening’ at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Oct. 17

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo hold ‘A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening’ at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Oct. 17

From a press release: After touring the world together for 35 years, Pat Benatar and her husband Neil Giraldo embark on a brand new tour – but this time in a way that their fans have never seen before. With “A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening with Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo,” fans will receive an […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Brian Setzer Orchestra brings ‘Christmas Rocks!’ tour to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 25

Brian Setzer Orchestra brings ‘Christmas Rocks!’ tour to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 25

From a press release: On the heels of announcing “Rockin’ Rudolph” – their first studio Christmas album in 10 years that’s due out Friday, Oct. 16 via Surfdog Records – Brian Setzer and the Brian Setzer Orchestra have revealed the itinerary for their 12th annual “Christmas Rocks!” tour. The iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Stream/download ‘Dizzy’ by A Social State for free

SONG PREMIERE: Stream/download ‘Dizzy’ by A Social State for free

Back in February, NEPA Scene gave our readers an exclusive first listen to an acoustic version of “Dizzy,” a brand new song from A Social State, when vocalist and guitarist Edward Cuozzo visited The Stude for Episode 12 of the NEPA Scene Podcast. Now we’re excited to premiere the finished studio version with the whole […]

 Rich Howells

T-shirts on sale now to help fund Culture Shock! Free Music and Art Fest in Scranton

T-shirts on sale now to help fund Culture Shock! Free Music and Art Fest in Scranton

After holding a contest on NEPA Scene back in May to design the logo for the 2015 Culture Shock! Free Music and Art Fest, that grand prize-winning design, the “All-Shocking Eye” by Graydon Speace, is available for the first time on t-shirts that are on sale now for a limited time! All proceeds from these […]

 Rich Howells

Indralokafest brings good music and good vibes to Shickshinny for a good cause

Indralokafest brings good music and good vibes to Shickshinny for a good cause

Indie festival donates proceeds to Indraloka Animal Sanctuary

“Last year…” she trails off for a moment, finding just the right words to recall it all. “The way I describe last year to inquiring minds is that it felt like just a huge group of friends hanging out in a field and listening to good music. It was like we were kids again – […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Zappa Plays Zappa at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, 07/26/15

PHOTOS: Zappa Plays Zappa at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, 07/26/15

There are tribute acts for practically every classic band out there, but there are none quite like Zappa Plays Zappa. That’s because Frank Zappa‘s eldest son, Dweezil Zappa, is the man behind this group, bringing more than just his father’s incredible guitar playing to life. With vocalist Ben Thomas, keyboardist Chris Norton, bassist Kurt Morgan, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Faces and Voices of the Blues’ returns to Tripp House in Scranton for 4th year with ‘Master of the Telecaster’ Bill Kirchen

‘Faces and Voices of the Blues’ returns to Tripp House in Scranton for 4th year with ‘Master of the Telecaster’ Bill Kirchen

From a press release: On Sept. 19 and 20, PocoNotes will host an immersion into music, showcasing the images of four of the area’s “best and brightest” photographers, the guitar mastery of Grammy-nominated “Master of the Telecaster,” Bill Kirchen, and a collection of unique primitive instruments by Snikle Cigar Box Guitars. Over the past three […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Vienna Boys Choir will sing at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 10

Vienna Boys Choir will sing at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 10

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center for Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre has announced a very special concert on Saturday, Oct. 10 with the world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir. Tickets, which are $25.50 and $35.50, plus fees, are on sale now and available through the Kirby Center box office, online at kirbycenter.org, and charge by […]

 Jason Riedmiller

CONCERT REVIEW: Mushrooms, aliens, and simulated nudity – Flaming Lips get weird at Bethlehem’s Musikfest

CONCERT REVIEW: Mushrooms, aliens, and simulated nudity – Flaming Lips get weird at Bethlehem’s Musikfest

After set opener “The Abandoned Hospital Ship,” Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne told the crowd gathered at the Steel Stage on the official opening night, Aug. 7, of Bethlehem’s Musikfest, “We may be the only band ever to be late because we were waiting for one of our giant mushrooms to get dressed, but it’s […]

 Jess Meoni

CONCERT REVIEW: Duran Duran evolve beyond ’80s nostalgia in lively Bethlehem SteelStacks performance

CONCERT REVIEW: Duran Duran evolve beyond ’80s nostalgia in lively Bethlehem SteelStacks performance

Crawling from the depths of spandex and hairspray, one English band brought the beat back for one night at Bethlehem’s Musikfest. The crowd anticipated the intoxicating arrival of the 1980s new wavers with both nostalgia and $7 dollar wine coolers under the dewy glow of SteelStacks on Thursday, Aug. 6. A thick fog engulfed the […]