Music

 NEPA Scene Staff

Steamtown Music Awards announce venue, date, lifetime achievement honoree, and nominee party

Steamtown Music Awards announce venue, date, lifetime achievement honoree, and nominee party

From a press release: The V-Spot in Scranton will play host to the Steamtown Music Awards for the second straight year on Thursday, Sept. 17. “The V-Spot was perfect last year, and when we had to change venues at the last minute, [owner] Vinnie [Archer] really helped us out,” explained co-organizer Ken Norton. In response […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton’s Jung Bergo wins Fuzz Fest 2015 opening slot in Battle of the Bands

Scranton’s Jung Bergo wins Fuzz Fest 2015 opening slot in Battle of the Bands

Eight local bands competed last night at The V-Spot in Scranton for an opening slot on this year’s Fuzz Fest and, appropriately, indie/alternative band Jung Bergo earned the most votes to play the alt-rock music festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain. Small Town Titans, Black Tie Stereo, Days in Transit, Hat Sass, Silhouette Lies, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Acoustic duo Skip Monday offers free album and drink to attendees of CD release party on June 13

Acoustic duo Skip Monday offers free album and drink to attendees of CD release party on June 13

From a press release: The Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene has a lot to offer, not only in support of our area’s creative voice, but also as a conduit for success keeping our young people motivated, and proactive – and acoustic duo Skip Monday is proof. A year in the making, Skip Monday has completed their […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Eye on Attraction

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Eye on Attraction

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 vocalist Amber Sauls, guitarist Mike Trischetta, bassist Joe “Quincy” Terry, and drummer Andrew Merkle, better known as Scranton rock band […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 11, 06/02/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 11, 06/02/15

Vocalist Amber Sauls has attended almost every week of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent as both a spectator and participant in impromptu duo Hoppy Slot Mess with singer/songwriter Katie Evans, but it wasn’t until Week 11 of the open mic and talent contest that she brought her full band, Eye on Attraction, to Thirst T’s Bar […]

 Cory Wolff

Scranton designer Graydon Speace wins Culture Shock! Free Music and Art Fest 2015 logo contest

Scranton designer Graydon Speace wins Culture Shock! Free Music and Art Fest 2015 logo contest

After much discussion, a few bags of Combos, and about 30 milligrams of nicotine, a winner of the Culture Shock! Free Music and Art Fest logo contest was decided. We received so many awesome submissions over the last month through nepascene.com, and it was a difficult task to narrow it down to just one. Mark […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: The Menzingers cover untitled song by Against Me! in acoustic session

It’s an indie/punk marriage made in heaven (and it was even filmed in a church) – The Menzingers and Against Me! come together in this unexpected acoustic cover shot for the awesomely named Space Jam Sessions. Filmed by Ally Newbold in the sanctuary of the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia and edited by Zac Suskevich, […]

 Cami Kyttle

PHOTOS: Darius Rucker and Brett Eldredge at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 05/29/15

PHOTOS: Darius Rucker and Brett Eldredge at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 05/29/15

Darius Rucker may be best known as the singer for Hootie & the Blowfish, but he showed his “Southern Style” on his latest album and the tour of the same name, which stopped at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on May 29 at part of Froggy Fest 2015. “Southern Style” is Rucker’s fourth […]

 Rich Howells

12 questions with Johnny Cash tribute artist David Stone

12 questions with Johnny Cash tribute artist David Stone

Stone performs this Saturday at The Leonard in Scranton

Like an old record collection that has been rediscovered, The Leonard in downtown Scranton is being dusted off and given new life, starting this year with “David Stone: The Johnny Cash Experience” on Saturday, June 6. It’s appropriate, then, that the venue’s newly named General Manager Thaz Whalen owns “a ridiculous Johnny Cash collection.” “I’ve […]

 Rich Howells

STREAMING: Welcome summer with Heavy Blonde’s debut album ‘Heatwave’

STREAMING: Welcome summer with Heavy Blonde’s debut album ‘Heatwave’

Ever since we saw Scranton “tropical psychedelic groove rock” band Heavy Blonde play at Arts on the Square last year, we’ve been eagerly awaiting a full-length album that incorporates all the unique sounds contained within that description. Back in October, we got a taste of the new project by singer/songwriter Mike Williams when the group […]