Music

 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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell takes solo acoustic tour to the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 17

Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell takes solo acoustic tour to the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 17

From a press release: Multi-Grammy award-winning, Golden Globe-nominated, and acclaimed singer/songwriter Chris Cornell has announced solo acoustic tour dates for fall 2015. The multi-city trek, which visits the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Oct. 17, will also include stops at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theatre in […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Singer/songwriter Adam Bailey

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Singer/songwriter Adam Bailey

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 Adam Bailey on May 26. The weekly winner receives $50 in cash and the headlining slot for the following […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Josh Ritter and Barnstar at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 05/28/15

PHOTOS: Josh Ritter and Barnstar at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 05/28/15

Hailed by some as the “new Springsteen,” Idaho singer/songwriter Josh Ritter visited the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, May 28 as part of the “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” series. Tying in with Ritter’s Americana sound, Barnstar opening the intimate evening with some Boston bluegrass, with bassist Zachariah Hickman joining Ritter during his […]

 Rich Howells

A new year, new name, and new diversity turns Jermyn music festival into NEPAPALOOZA

A new year, new name, and new diversity turns Jermyn music festival into NEPAPALOOZA

Over 20 local bands perform May 29-30 at Mountain Sky

“Original Music Showcase” just doesn’t quite have the same ring to it as NEPAPALOOZA. But that wasn’t the only reason Mountain Sky changed the name of the Jermyn music festival in its third year – it’s an event that has continued to develop into something worthy of the “palooza” theme. Friday, May 29 and Saturday, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton’s Tigers Jaw touring with Yellowcard and New Found Glory in the fall

Scranton’s Tigers Jaw touring with Yellowcard and New Found Glory in the fall

From a press release: This fall, two of the hardest touring bands in pop punk – Yellowcard and New Found Glory – will be joining forces – and Scranton’s own Tigers Jaw will be with them. “We have shared the stage with New Found Glory all over the world, but we’ve never had the chance […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

David Stone brings ‘The Johnny Cash Experience’ to The Leonard in Scranton on June 6

David Stone brings ‘The Johnny Cash Experience’ to The Leonard in Scranton on June 6

From a press release: “David Stone: The Johnny Cash Experience” is a Broadway-quality show that plays predominantly to a new generation of fans too young to have known the real thing in its zenith – it is not some cheap “impersonation.” “David Stone: The Johnny Cash Experience” takes the audience through the late country legend’s […]