Music

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Video and stream/download of live acoustic version of ‘Cat Sitting LA’ by Dan Rosler

EXCLUSIVE: Video and stream/download of live acoustic version of ‘Cat Sitting LA’ by Dan Rosler

Ed Cuozzo of A Social State and Dan Rosler of A Fire With Friends and Esta Coda were guests on the NEPA Scene Podcast on Feb. 2, so while we had them in The Stude at TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton, we asked them to play a few acoustic songs exclusively for us. Rosler played “Cat […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Video and stream/download of live acoustic version of ‘Dizzy’ by Ed Cuozzo

EXCLUSIVE: Video and stream/download of live acoustic version of ‘Dizzy’ by Ed Cuozzo

Ed Cuozzo of A Social State and Dan Rosler of A Fire With Friends and Esta Coda were guests on the NEPA Scene Podcast on Feb. 2, so while we had them in The Stude at TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton, we asked them to play a few acoustic songs exclusively for us. Rosler played “Cat […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Country music superstar Josh Turner and up-and-comer Raquel Cole coming to Wilkes-Barre on April 24

Country music superstar Josh Turner and up-and-comer Raquel Cole coming to Wilkes-Barre on April 24

From a press release: It was announced today that Josh Turner, a double-platinum-selling country artist and one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry, will visit the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, April 24 at 8 p.m. He will joined by special guest Raquel Cole. Tickets, which […]

 Rich Howells

STREAMING: Ex-Goodbye Soundscape frontman debuts new solo song ‘Pretty Good. Kinda Hood.’ as Fiddy Shades

STREAMING: Ex-Goodbye Soundscape frontman debuts new solo song ‘Pretty Good. Kinda Hood.’ as Fiddy Shades

NEPA singer/songwriter Fiddy Shades “has a pretty good, kinda hood, stage name” according to his Facebook page, so it’s appropriate then that the new song he released online today is called “Pretty Good. Kinda Hood.” A regular performer at the NEPA Scene Open Mic Nights at The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre, Shades described the track […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

The Crackers lead acoustic-style open mic night in Honesdale on Feb. 11

The Crackers lead acoustic-style open mic night in Honesdale on Feb. 11

From a press release: On Wednesday, Feb. 11, The Crackers will be leading an acoustic-style open mic night at The Cooperage Project in Honesdale from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. If you like to sing, play an instrument, or just enjoy listening to good music, then Open Mic Night at The Cooperage Project is the place to […]

 Brittany Boote

PHOTOS: Cabinet at Higher Ground in Vermont, 01/31/15

PHOTOS: Cabinet at Higher Ground in Vermont, 01/31/15

Northeastern Pennsylvania bluegrass band Cabinet finished up their Mid-Winter Tour on a high note at Higher Ground in South Burlington, Vermont on Saturday, Jan. 31. Calling the venue “one of our favorite spots in the US of A for sure” on their Facebook page, it may have been a long drive home for the homegrown […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Title Fight ‘Hyperview’ record release show, 02/03/15

PHOTOS: Title Fight ‘Hyperview’ record release show, 02/03/15

Since signing with Anti- Records and being covered by major media outlets like NPR, Vogue, and Pitchfork, Title Fight may have reached a new level of popularity recently, but their Northeastern Pennsylvania roots remain strong. The Kingston punk/shoegaze band held a free all-ages record release show right at home at the Gallery of Sound in […]

 Matt Mang

CONCERT REVIEW: Jack White keeps everyone on their toes for sold-out NYC show

CONCERT REVIEW: Jack White keeps everyone on their toes for sold-out NYC show

Like a fighter in a boxing match, Jack White came out swinging this past Friday night in Madison Square Garden. Instead of clenched fists, the Detroit born, multiple Grammy Award-winner assaulted the sold-out crowd with a barrage of big crashing chords most acts would reserve for the end of the show. This electric explosion heralded […]

 Michelle Beck

PHOTOS: Vice Grip, Final Descent, Nothing Left, and Being, 01/31/15

PHOTOS: Vice Grip, Final Descent, Nothing Left, and Being, 01/31/15

For a show billed as “Escape from NEPA,” four young bands and their fans packed into the small space in Embassy Vinyl in downtown Scranton for a big night of punk, hardcore, and powerviolence on Saturday, Jan. 31. Being, Final Descent, Nothing Left, and Vice Grip tore things up and inspired plenty of sing-alongs. Unfortunately, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA Scene hosts Mid-Winter Talent Showcase at The Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 27

NEPA Scene hosts Mid-Winter Talent Showcase at The Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 27

Comedians, musicians, poets, and magicians join together to highlight homegrown talent

The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre and NEPA Scene are partnering up to present a local talent showcase on Friday, Feb. 27, featuring some of the very best comedians, musicians, poets, and magicians that the area has to offer. The NEPA Scene Mid-Winter Talent Showcase aims to highlight homegrown talent and expose these performers to new […]