Music

 Rich Howells

TBT PHOTOS/VIDEO: 2014 NEPA Metal Meltdown, 05/16-17/14

TBT PHOTOS/VIDEO: 2014 NEPA Metal Meltdown, 05/16-17/14

The 2014 NEPA Metal Meltdown festival was an awesome kickoff for a first annual event, and this year is shaping up to kick even more ass, with some popular acts returning and new bands joining the ranks at Diane’s Deli & Internet Cafe (206 S. Main St., Pittston) on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Members of Breaking Benjamin, Lifer, and Adrenaline Mob form A Beautiful Disaster

Members of Breaking Benjamin, Lifer, and Adrenaline Mob form A Beautiful Disaster

From a press release: A Beautiful Disaster, the brand new band featuring world-renowned guitarist Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob, multi-platinum-selling drummer Chad Szeliga of Breaking Benjamin and Black Label Society, and critically acclaimed vocalist Nick Coyle of Lifer and The Drama Club, was formed in late 2014 and already has some major buzz going thanks […]

 Cory Wolff

Culture Shock! Free Music and Art Fest 2015 logo contest taking submissions now through June 5

Culture Shock! Free Music and Art Fest 2015 logo contest taking submissions now through June 5

Culture Shock! Free Music and Art Fest is for everyone. It belongs to the people of NEPA and it is for the people of NEPA. Culture Shock! has two main purposes – showcase the immense talent in our area, and culturally enhance our community. We decided to call it Culture Shock! because it’s a vast […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Synaesthesia Social in Scranton announces upcoming music schedule through July

Synaesthesia Social in Scranton announces upcoming music schedule through July

From a press release: Synaesthesia Social combines live music, drawing, poetry, and theatre: the performers are the subjects for the artists as well as the entertainment for the audience. Every week presents a different ensemble of progressive and experimental musicians in a venue allowing them to perform uncompromised to an all-ages crowd, with expectations extending […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Electric City Music Conference and Steamtown Music Awards change dates to Sept. 17-19

Electric City Music Conference and Steamtown Music Awards change dates to Sept. 17-19

From a press release: The Electric City Music Conference and Steamtown Music Awards have announced a series of updates for the 2015 events. First and foremost, the dates of the events have been changed. The Steamtown Music Awards will take place on Thursday, Sept. 17, and the Electric City Music Conference performances will kick off […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Electric City Music Conference now accepting free applications for local artists to perform

Electric City Music Conference now accepting free applications for local artists to perform

From a press release: After changing dates this morning, the Steamtown Music Awards will take place on Thursday, Sept. 17, and the Electric City Music Conference performances will kick off on Friday, Sept. 18 and continue through Saturday, Sept. 19. When everything was first announced in February, bands could apply to perform at various venues […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Dream punk trio Eternal Summers plays with A Fire With Friends and Mock Sun on June 4 in Wilkes-Barre

Dream punk trio Eternal Summers plays with A Fire With Friends and Mock Sun on June 4 in Wilkes-Barre

From a press release: Wilkes-Barre arts and entertainment collective Get Cryptic will bring dream punk trio Eternal Summers to The Other Side (119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre) on Thursday, June 4. Scranton indie rockers A Fire With Friends and Wilkes-Barre lo-fi psych pop band Mock Sun will open the 21+ show, which will start at […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 6, 04/28/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 6, 04/28/15

Swoyersville singer/songwriter Jenn Johnson surprised everyone at Week 5 of the NEPA Scene’s Got Talent open mic and talent competition with an excellent last-minute performance, so when she returned for Week 6 on Tuesday, April 28, she overwhelming captured the audience vote. Johnson sang and played two original songs on keyboard, along with a unique […]

 Rich Howells

STREAMING: Listen to tracks from every NEPA Metal Meltdown festival band, Day 2

STREAMING: Listen to tracks from every NEPA Metal Meltdown festival band, Day 2

The hottest underground metal festival in Northeastern Pennsylvania, NEPA Metal Meltdown, is just over a week away, so to prepare you for the pit on May 8-9 at Diane’s Deli & Internet Cafe in Pittston, we’re streaming music from every band performing. Last week, we featured Day 1, so here’s Day 2. Bang your head […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Singer/songwriter Jenn Johnson

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Singer/songwriter Jenn Johnson

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 singer/songwriter Jenn Johnson on April 28. The weekly winner receives $50 in cash and the headlining slot for the following […]