Music

 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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPAPALOOZA brings NEPA music scene together at Mountain Sky in Jermyn on May 29-30

NEPAPALOOZA brings NEPA music scene together at Mountain Sky in Jermyn on May 29-30

From a press release: There are plenty of “palooza” festivals out there, but only one that features the eclectic talent of the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene. Just 15 minutes north of Scranton, Mountain Sky in Jermyn will co-host a weekend with Camp Rattler of top-shelf rock, alternative, progressive, jazz, and jam music showcased on their […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Zine Fest holds ‘open mic fundraiser’ at Ale Mary’s on May 28

Scranton Zine Fest holds ‘open mic fundraiser’ at Ale Mary’s on May 28

From a press release: The Scranton Zine Fest is an annual celebration of groundbreaking visual artists and writers. More specifically, the festival is a celebration of zinesters, distros, artistic press publications, and letterpress artists, complete with workshops, food, and live entertainment under one roof for the public to enjoy – free of charge. It also […]

 Rich Howells

Cancellation of D.R.I. show in Wilkes-Barre sparks debate about the NEPA music scene

Cancellation of D.R.I. show in Wilkes-Barre sparks debate about the NEPA music scene

Since opening on Aug. 30, 2013, The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre has become an integral part of the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene, hosting original bands of all genres almost every week, though that role has not come without hard work, sacrifice and, recently, controversy. It was announced on Feb. 25 that crossover thrash band Dirty […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Silhouette Lies – ‘The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight’

SONG PREMIERE: Silhouette Lies – ‘The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight’

Since the beginning of 2015, Scranton hard rock band Silhouette Lies has been locked in the studio working tirelessly on their debut full-length album. Now NEPA Scene gets to unleash the exclusive premiere of the first haunting single from that album, “The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight.” “Lyrically, the song is about a serial killer and […]

 Kelly Grebeck

Metal for the masses – the people of NEPA Metal Meltdown in Pittston

Metal for the masses – the people of NEPA Metal Meltdown in Pittston

A sense of community was strongly felt at NEPA Metal Meltdown on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9. Everyone at Diane’s Deli & Internet Cafe in Pittston seemed to know each other, and those who knew few people quickly bonded over their love of metal music with others. This was NEPA Metal Meltdown’s second […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Metal Meltdown, 05/08-09/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Metal Meltdown, 05/08-09/15

The largest underground metal music festival in Northeastern Pennsylvania, NEPA Metal Meltdown, returned for its second year to Diane’s Deli & Internet Cafe in Pittston, drawing bigger crowds, an incredible lineup, and a whole lot of head banging. Friday, May 8 featured performances from Bloodeagle, Dreadful Recognition, Threatpoint, King Bison, Wrath of Typhon, Praise the […]

 Cory Wolff

PUTTING IN WORK: Put up or shut up – NEPA is home

PUTTING IN WORK: Put up or shut up – NEPA is home

As you might have seen, we just launched the logo contest for the Culture Shock! Free Music and Art Fest. For those of you who don’t know, Culture Shock is a day-long festival at Nay Aug Park in Scranton. It’s has two stages of music, an art show, food and merch vendors, and my favorite […]

 Alex Seeley

PHOTOS: Slipknot and Hatebreed at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 05/13/15

PHOTOS: Slipknot and Hatebreed at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 05/13/15

Two heavy metal heavyweights, Slipknot and Hatebreed, warmed up a cold night on Montage Mountain in Scranton with mosh pits and pyrotechnics on Wednesday, May 13, just a few days after the Susquehanna Breakdown music festival kicked off the concert season at The Pavilion. With no other opening act needed, Hatebreed easily riled the crowd […]