Music

 NEPA Scene Staff

The Idol Kings pay tribute to Journey, Tom Petty, and John Mellencamp at the Scranton Cultural Center

The Idol Kings pay tribute to Journey, Tom Petty, and John Mellencamp at the Scranton Cultural Center

From a press release: The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple will present The Idol Kings, a tribute band that performs the music of Journey, Tom Petty, and John Mellencamp, on Saturday, Jan. 17 in the Grand Ballroom. Three times the excitement, three times the entertainment and three times the drawing power of a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Wyoming Seminary Civic Orchestra to present winter concert with Stravinsky, Prokofiev, and Beethoven

Wyoming Seminary Civic Orchestra to present winter concert with Stravinsky, Prokofiev, and Beethoven

From a press release: A collection of noteworthy works by three of the most significant composers of the 19th and 20th centuries will be on the program when the Wyoming Seminary Civic Orchestra presents its annual winter concert in Kingston. Civic Orchestra Music Director Dr. Rick Hoffenberg will lead the musicians in performances featuring compositions […]

 Cory Wolff

PUTTING IN WORK: 3 steps musicians should use to create better Facebook ads

PUTTING IN WORK: 3 steps musicians should use to create better Facebook ads

With over 1 billion users, Facebook can be a good place to find new fans – but that comes with a price. I often see musicians lured in by Facebook without the results they were expecting. Yes, Facebook puts that “Promote Page” button everywhere, but if you don’t really know how to use the ad […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Lewis & Clarke and Cherokee Red, 12/26/14

PHOTOS: Lewis & Clarke and Cherokee Red, 12/26/14

After moving the show due to a snow storm earlier in the month, Cherokee Red and Lewis & Clarke were finally able to get together on Friday, Dec. 26 at the AfA Gallery in Scranton for a night of atmospheric indie folk music. “This year has been massive for so many of us. Rewarding and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

First Night Scranton schedule of events includes music, magic, art, face painting, poetry, clowns, and more

First Night Scranton schedule of events includes music, magic, art, face painting, poetry, clowns, and more

First Night Scranton is back tomorrow night to ring in the New Year with a patriotic theme, and there’s a wide variety of things to do for all ages. The alcohol-free celebration of arts and culture is in its 16th year, and patrons are encouraged, though not required, to wear red, white, and blue this […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 12/23/14

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 12/23/14

The NEPA Scene Open Mic Night at the The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, Dec. 23 attracted the largest turnout for the weekly event yet, featuring 20 performers that kept the night moving. Regular musicians Your Pal Frank and Fiddy Shades were joined by Cee Rock, Rich Janov, Russell Austin, Glen Hoffman, Dave The […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Graces Downfall – ‘Letter to Lainey’

Scranton’s “alternative rock band with a twist of heavy metal,” Graces Downfall, recently released an official music video for “Letter to Lainey,” a hard-hitting tribute to vocalist Kenneth Norton’s daughter. The track comes from the band’s latest album, “Change. Adjust. Continue.,” which was given 5 out of 5 keystones by NEPA Scene music reviewer Mark […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

The Dirk Quinn Band will improvise funky New Year concert at Hawley Silk Mill

The Dirk Quinn Band will improvise funky New Year concert at Hawley Silk Mill

From a press release: On Saturday, Jan. 3rd at 8 p.m., Harmony Presents will showcase a jazz, funk, and improvisation group, the Dirk Quinn Band, in Hawley. “Fleet-fingered Philadelphia-based guitarist Dirk Quinn could easily be mistaken for the son of legendary rock guitarist Jeff Beck. However, Dirk’s fiery electric work is firmly rooted in jazz […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Watch an hour of musical performances from Holiday on the Square in Scranton

Holiday on the Square and Christmas may be over for another year, but the memories are captured in photos and videos to remember every year after. Chris Balton Production & Design Group attended the second annual outdoor holiday marketplace with over 50 vendors and artists on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton on Saturday, Dec. 6 […]

 Mark Uricheck

Wilkes-Barre’s Down to Six take the plunge with debut album ‘Atlantic’

Wilkes-Barre’s Down to Six take the plunge with debut album ‘Atlantic’

New lineup set to release record on Dec. 27 at The Other Side

Mixing the atmospheric, sonic vitality of Taking Back Sunday and The Used, with a light-touch, straight-outta-1995 Matthew Sweet sentimentality and proto-punk inner child, Wilkes-Barre’s Down to Six kick out their jams with dynamics out the wazoo and more hooks than a professional angler’s convention. In short, this is a band never lacking in excitement or […]