Music

 NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent Finals Showcase promo features the 12 acts and reveals the judges

The three-month journey that started on March 24 ends tomorrow night – the finale of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, our weekly open mic and talent competition at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, will be held on Tuesday, June 23 at 7 p.m., and Mark Dennebaum, president and owner of TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton, […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Grant Williams debuts solo bass project by taking ‘A Single Step’

In the music business, the biggest emphasis always seems to be on singers and guitarists, but Grant Williams is proving that bassists deserve the spotlight as well. The 27-year-old Scranton native has been playing bass for about nine years, most famously in local grunge rock band Graces Downfall, and he started composing his own solo […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: ‘I Need a Woman’ by Ed Randazzo and Bret Alexander

SONG PREMIERE: ‘I Need a Woman’ by Ed Randazzo and Bret Alexander

Blues singer/songwriter Ed Randazzo just finished recording his latest album this month, and while it’s not due out until the fall, he couldn’t wait to share the first single. We were happy to oblige by premiering “I Need a Woman” right here on nepascene.com. The 36-year-old Wyoming resident has been writing and recording a mix […]

 Rich Howells

STREAMING: Listen to tracks from every Yardstock 2015 band, Day 2

STREAMING: Listen to tracks from every Yardstock 2015 band, Day 2

Yardstock, the annual free independent music festival at 740 Ridge Road in Shickshinny, has grown exponentially every year, boasting a whopping 52 acts of various genres in its third outing. Presented by West Bound Sound/Par Glass House Shows and the Time Table Records Collective, Yardstock III has so many great bands to see on Friday, […]

 Rich Howells

STREAMING: Listen to tracks from every Yardstock 2015 band, Day 1

STREAMING: Listen to tracks from every Yardstock 2015 band, Day 1

Yardstock, the annual free independent music festival at 740 Ridge Road in Shickshinny, has grown exponentially every year, boasting a whopping 52 acts of various genres in its third outing. Presented by West Bound Sound/Par Glass House Shows and the Time Table Records Collective, Yardstock III has so many great bands to see on Friday, […]

 Rich Howells

Meet Breaking Benjamin frontman Ben Burnley at a record release signing in Wilkes-Barre on June 26

Meet Breaking Benjamin frontman Ben Burnley at a record release signing in Wilkes-Barre on June 26

Breaking Benjamin frontman Ben Burnley has been selling out electric and acoustic shows all over the country, particularly in Northeastern Pennsylvania, so expect a packed store on Friday, June 26 when the singer/songwriter appears for a record release signing at the Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre. This will be his first meet and greet in […]

 Michelle Beck

PHOTOS: Scranton Zine Fest at the Tripp Park Community Center, 06/13/15

PHOTOS: Scranton Zine Fest at the Tripp Park Community Center, 06/13/15

Celebrating its fifth year with birthday banners and a party atmosphere, the Scranton Zine Fest on Saturday, June 13 at the Tripp Park Community Center in Scranton was a colorful gathering of artists, zinesters, distros, indie publishers, designers, writers, musicians, and more. In addition to vendors sharing their work, the free festival also included workshops, […]

 Rich Howells

Meet Thaz Whalen, general manager of the Scranton scene’s new hope, The Leonard Theater

Meet Thaz Whalen, general manager of the Scranton scene’s new hope, The Leonard Theater

Dunmore man scores his dream job, but feels the pressure to help revive a struggling area

efore it can ever be brought up, Thaz Whalen cuts to the chase and addresses the elephant in the room or, in this case, the theater – his next few moves could help make or break the Scranton arts and entertainment scene for many years to come. It may sound like hyperbole, but his responsibility […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Guitarist Steve Hackett bringing Genesis classics, solo hits to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 14

Guitarist Steve Hackett bringing Genesis classics, solo hits to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 14

From a press release: Following two highly-successful years of touring the world with his “Genesis Revisited” and “Genesis Extended” shows, former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett returns this fall with a North American tour that will include a stop at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 8 […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: The Sunset Villains say hello again with ‘Goodbye Tonight,’ include making-of video

After a brief hiatus, The Sunset Villains from Drums, Pennsylvania are back with a new music video for “Goodbye Tonight,” which was produced by Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum engineer and producer David Ivory of Flexitone Records. The pop rock band is definitely from Northeastern Pennsylvania, performing in the snow throughout the video directed by Max Grey […]