Music

 Mark Uricheck

None heavier – or friendlier – than ‘Riff Lord’ Kirk Windstein and Crowbar

None heavier – or friendlier – than ‘Riff Lord’ Kirk Windstein and Crowbar

Heavy metal groundbreakers bring 'Doom' to Philadelphia and Brooklyn June 28-29

here’s often an interesting, unexpected turn of events when you interview a band while they’re out touring. Kirk Windstein from Crowbar was one such example. While the phone call NEPA Scene had set with him to coincide pre-show for the band’s recent gig in Minneapolis was confirmed several days in advance, the hectic pace of […]

 Rich Howells

‘No Cover, No Excuses!’ showcases varied acoustic musicians on July 3 in Clarks Summit

‘No Cover, No Excuses!’ showcases varied acoustic musicians on July 3 in Clarks Summit

Clarks Summit guitarist Jason Vo, one of the weekly audience vote winners at NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, is organizing a new acoustic music showcase at Duffy’s Coffee House that shows just how broad the word “acoustic” can be. “No Cover, No Excuses!” will run from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. on Friday, July 3, featuring eight local […]

 Michelle Beck

PHOTOS: Fuzz Fest 2015 with Walk the Moon, Bleachers, Matt and Kim, and more, 06/21/15

PHOTOS: Fuzz Fest 2015 with Walk the Moon, Bleachers, Matt and Kim, and more, 06/21/15

Local alternative music fans were treated to Fuzz Fest’s biggest lineup yet when Walk the Moon, Bleachers, Matt and Kim, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, The Mowgli’s, and The Griswolds rocked The Pavilion at Montage Mountain on Sunday, June 21. Hosted by Scranton radio station Fuzz 92.1, the third annual Fuzz Fest was made up […]

 Bill Thomas

Yardstock III serves as a free ‘mecca for local music’ this weekend in Shickshinny

Yardstock III serves as a free ‘mecca for local music’ this weekend in Shickshinny

Third annual indie festival is truly 'all about the music'

52 bands. Two stages. Two days. Zero dollars. What kind of math is that? “I just really like being able to make an impact on the local music scene,” Chris Castillo says, matter-of-factly. Castillo founded and helps organize the annual Yardstock music fest on his own property at 740 Ridge Road in Shickshinny. Presented by […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Postmodern Jukebox, ‘Sherlock Holmes,’ and more coming to Lackawanna College in Scranton

Postmodern Jukebox, ‘Sherlock Holmes,’ and more coming to Lackawanna College in Scranton

From a press release: Community Concerts at Lackawanna College will open its 88th season, sponsored by the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center, with Aquila Theatre’s “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” on Sept. 26. The 2015-16 schedule also includes Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, “Danú: A Christmas Gathering,” and Gaslight Theatre Company’s East Coast premiere of “Drowning […]

 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, […]