Music

 NEPA Scene Staff

The Top 40 albums in NEPA, 10/28/14

The Top 40 albums in NEPA, 10/28/14

Each week, Joe Nardone’s Gallery of Sound provides NEPA Scene with the Top 40 best-selling albums in its Northeastern Pennsylvania stores from the previous week. Every album is followed by its rank from the week before. “D” indicates a debut this week.

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen – ‘Daydream’

Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen released their debut album, “Black Skies and Starlight,” on Oct. 4 at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, and while they were there, they recorded the official music video for “Daydream,” which was just put online today. Shot by Jamie Sutor/Parents’ Basement Films, the video shows the energy […]

 Rich Howells

DOWNLOAD: Heavy Blonde release free ‘Sun’ EP

DOWNLOAD: Heavy Blonde release free ‘Sun’ EP

As promised when Heavy Blonde debuted the single “Johnny Got Fangs” last week, the band has released a free four-song EP this week, simply titled “Sun.” The songs can be streamed or downloaded below at no cost, but those who wish to support the Scranton group – made up of former And the Moneynotes members […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Thrill the World in Scranton, 10/25/14

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Thrill the World in Scranton, 10/25/14

For the first time ever, Scranton participated in the global zombie flash mob Thrill the World, not only to break the Guinness World Record for the “Largest Simultaneous Dance to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller,’” but to fundraise for the Scranton Cultural Center‘s Creative and Performing Arts Academy and the Matthew Flynn Memorial Scholarship. The numbers have […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Derek Jolley acoustic set, 10/24/14

PHOTOS: Derek Jolley acoustic set, 10/24/14

We published a set of photos yesterday from the Lila Ignite CD release show on Oct. 24 at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, but we didn’t forget about the first opener, the multi-talented Derek Jolley. As part of the Sherman Independent Rock Series, Jolley played a solo acoustic set to start off the night that […]

 Michelle Beck

PHOTOS: Lila Ignite CD release show, 10/24/14

PHOTOS: Lila Ignite CD release show, 10/24/14

Lila Ignite, a Binghamton, New York-based punk rock group that often plays in NEPA, released their third studio album, “Not Punk Rock,” on Friday, Oct. 24 at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, a show that garnered plenty of area support. “Not Punk Rock” is an ambitious double record produced by former drummer Scott Rasmussen and […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Breaking Benjamin covers Nirvana, Alice in Chains, and Tool

When Breaking Benjamin recently returned from hiatus with a new lineup, they covered two songs in addition to playing selections from every album in their own catalog – “Prison Sex” by Tool and “Them Bones” by Alice in Chains. On their current acoustic tour, which ends tonight at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, they’ve added […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Electric City Music Conference and Steamtown Music Awards, 10/11-12/14

Ken Jones Imagery covered the first annual Electric City Music Conference on Saturday, Oct. 11 and Steamtown Music Awards on Sunday, Oct. 12, providing NEPA Scene with a comprehensive and exclusive photo slideshow of the weekend. Set to The Russello Project‘s “Sky,” “54,” and “Ride It Out,” the slideshow includes images from the V-Spot, O’Leary’s […]

 Ken Jones

The Russello Project headlining Halloween show in Scranton, giving away Queensrÿche tickets

The Russello Project headlining Halloween show in Scranton, giving away Queensrÿche tickets

Just coming off the Steamtown Music Awards, where Charlie Russello won Best Guitarist and his band The Russello Project won the popular vote for Best Jam Band/Jazz Fusion Act, The Russello Project will be headlining their first show at the V-Spot in Scranton on Saturday, Oct. 25. After decades of local as well as some […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Jam with the Village Idiots to help a little girl with a rare heart defect

Jam with the Village Idiots to help a little girl with a rare heart defect

The Village Idiots and friends will be performing at a fundraising event for Ella, a little girl born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a rare heart defect in which the left ventricle never fully develops. According to the Facebook event page: Ella is now 3 years old and has gone through the three stages of […]