Music

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 12/30/14

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 12/30/14

For the first time ever at the NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, a poet won the audience vote with a dramatic and hilarious performance at The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, Dec. 30. Kyle Rebar blew the audience away with his memorized spoken word pieces, and poets Ali Pica and The Carlton read original […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Fife & Drom, Joe Dierolf, and Robb Brown, 12/27/14

PHOTOS: Fife & Drom, Joe Dierolf, and Robb Brown, 12/27/14

NEPA music blog Highway 81 Revisited hosted an after-Christmas concert dubbed “Miracle on 667 River Street” on Saturday, Dec. 27 at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, featuring Brooklyn Americana group King Radio, Scranton rockers Heavy Blonde, and New York blues band Fife & Drom. The show also included a dinner of unique dishes […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

One-man band Matt Lorenz takes the Suitcase Junket to Hawley

One-man band Matt Lorenz takes the Suitcase Junket to Hawley

From a press release: Harmony Presents welcomes the throat-singing, slide-guitar playing one-man band Matt Lorenz as the Suitcase Junket, with his pile of homemade junk drums, to Hawley on Saturday, Jan. 10 at 8 p.m. in the underground theater of the Hawley Silk Mill (8 Silk Mill Dr., Hawley). “No loops or special effects. The […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Powerhouse blues vocalist Shemekia Copeland added to Kirby Center’s ‘Chandelier Lobby’ series

Powerhouse blues vocalist Shemekia Copeland added to Kirby Center’s ‘Chandelier Lobby’ series

From a press release: It was announced today that blues vocal powerhouse Shemekia Copeland will visit the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. as part of the “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert series. Tickets, which are $20 in advance or $25 the day of the show, […]

 Rich Cicci

CONCERT REVIEW: HIM dig into the ‘Love Metal Archives’ and come up with gold

CONCERT REVIEW: HIM dig into the ‘Love Metal Archives’ and come up with gold

The ultimate display of one’s fandom to any musician is to attend a live performance. It is at that point, while in an ocean of people, one can feel a connection to the artist on stage. Unfortunately, some concerts do not always live up to the hype. Shoddy vocals, a half-assed stage presence, and an […]

 Michelle Beck

PHOTOS: Down to Six CD release show with Eye on Attraction, Silhouette Lies, and Family Animals, 12/27/14

PHOTOS: Down to Six CD release show with Eye on Attraction, Silhouette Lies, and Family Animals, 12/27/14

After premiering “Oceans” and the title track exclusively on NEPA Scene, Down to Six celebrated the release of their new album, “Atlantic,” on Saturday, Dec. 27 at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre. “This record is the first time we really thought about putting something together that’s cohesive,” vocalist/guitarist John Novak told NEPA Scene in an […]

 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 […]