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 NEPA Scene Staff

Listen to live jazz performances recorded at 2015 Delaware Water Gap COTA Festival on WVIA-FM Nov. 2-13

Listen to live jazz performances recorded at 2015 Delaware Water Gap COTA Festival on WVIA-FM Nov. 2-13

From a press release: For the 18th consecutive year, WVIA-FM’s “All That Jazz” with George Graham presents comprehensive coverage of the Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts Festival. Enjoy 10 nights of extraordinary jazz music starting Monday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. on WVIA-FM. WVIA’s broadcast is presented in memory of COTA co-founders Rick […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Plymouth percussionist/drummer Fred Emmett

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Plymouth percussionist/drummer Fred Emmett

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 Plymouth percussionist and drummer Fred Emmett on Oct. 20. The weekly winner receives $50 in cash, courtesy of Fireball Cinnamon […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 8, 10/20/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 8, 10/20/15

Drummer Fred Emmett brought a big sound to the small stage at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant for a second time on Tuesday, Oct. 20 and took home the audience vote at NEPA Scene’s Got Talent. Playing several different types of drums, along with pots, pans, and buckets that kicked up a cloud […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

1st annual Guy’s Expo features rock music, cars, beer, girls, cigars, arm wrestling, and more in Scranton on Nov. 28

1st annual Guy’s Expo features rock music, cars, beer, girls, cigars, arm wrestling, and more in Scranton on Nov. 28

From a press release: The first annual Guy’s Expo, hosted by Guy’s Barber Shop, is coming to put some hair on Scranton’s chest. On Nov. 28, the shop is taking over the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center (100 Adams Ave., Scranton) for an all-day bash featuring rock music by Leash – A Tribute to Pearl […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Eddie Money and Starship featuring Mickey Thomas rock the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Dec. 4

Eddie Money and Starship featuring Mickey Thomas rock the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Dec. 4

From a press release: It was announced today that two classic rock icons, Eddie Money and Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, will be performing together at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Friday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. Tickets, which are $35-$55, go on sale this Friday, Oct. 30 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Philadelphia music venue The Legendary Dobbs suddenly closes, cancels all future shows

Philadelphia music venue The Legendary Dobbs suddenly closes, cancels all future shows

The Legendary Dobbs, the small Philadelphia music venue that has been host to many successful acts before they were famous as well as many bands from Northeastern Pennsylvania over the last 41 years, announced this morning that it is closing and cancelling all future events. The brief and sudden announcement was made via Facebook, offering […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Ringo Deathstarr, The Kickback, and Science Queen at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre, 10/21/15

PHOTOS: Ringo Deathstarr, The Kickback, and Science Queen at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre, 10/21/15

Possibly the best-named band to come through the area in years, Ringo Deathstarr stopped at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre with The Kickback from Chicago for a night of alternative indie rock on Oct. 21. Playing at Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia the night before, the bands performed Wednesday evening with Scranton’s own Science Queen. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Mohegan Sun Casino features Halloween harness racing, costume parties, music, and more Oct. 30-31

Mohegan Sun Casino features Halloween harness racing, costume parties, music, and more Oct. 30-31

From a press release: Show your Halloween spirit all weekend at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre, with ghoulish harness racing, mischievous costume parties, wicked nightlife events, and more. A full list of events that weekend follows: Boo Bash Come as you aren’t! Boo Bash is back on Friday, Oct. 30 in the Keystone […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Night of the Living Dread’ Halloween show mixes reggae and comedy in Hawley

‘Night of the Living Dread’ Halloween show mixes reggae and comedy in Hawley

From a press release: On Halloween night, Saturday, Oct. 31, one man reggae-jam band George Wesley’s Small Axe Orchestra will headline “Night of the Living Dread” with a loop-based live performance at the Hawley Silk Mill in Hawley. Produced by Harmony Presents, the show will also feature comedy by Neko White. “For over two decades, […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 7, 10/13/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 7, 10/13/15

One of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s funniest comedians earned the audience vote at NEPA Scene’s Got Talent on Tuesday, Oct. 13 with a hilarious set made up of both prepared material and improvised jokes. Scranton’s John Walton became the first comedian to win in Season 2 so far, though with so many strong comedy acts entering week […]