Music

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: The Wailers, Mighty Mystic, and George Wesley Band, 10/10/14

PHOTOS: The Wailers, Mighty Mystic, and George Wesley Band, 10/10/14

The Wailers celebrated the 30th anniversary of “Legend,” Bob Marley‘s bestselling greatest hits compilation, at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Oct. 10. Mighty Mystic and Wilkes-Barre’s own George Wesley Band opened the night before The Wailers took the stage and performed “Legend” in its entirety, along with other classic reggae songs led […]

 Rich Howells

LYRIC VIDEO: Without a Martyr – ‘Frankenstein’

Just in time for Halloween, Scranton’s Without a Martyr released a lyric video for “Frankenstein,” a harsh song that takes some inspiration from the story of the classic monster. The track is part of “Pitch Black,” an EP the young metal band released back in May. The entire album is available to stream below and […]

 Mark Uricheck

Bobaflex hits the road hard to avenge rock ‘n’ roll

Bobaflex hits the road hard to avenge rock ‘n’ roll

West Virginia band's Rock Avengers Tour stops at The Factory: Underground in Wilkes-Barre

Life on the road inevitably requires musicians to take the lemons they’re dealt – grueling travel, broken sleep, flat tires, and uncertain business dealings, among many. If you’re Shaun McCoy, however, you’re pretty adept at making some pretty tasty lemonade out of the sour situations. “I got out of the old bus, picked up our […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Synaesthesia Social, 09/21/14

PHOTOS: Synaesthesia Social, 09/21/14

The Olde Brick Theatre in Scranton hosted a night of improvisational music and poetry on Sunday, Sept. 21 as part of the weekly Synaesthesia Social series. Performers that night included musicians Chelsea Smarr, Benya Barshai, and Jeff Brozena and poets Brian Fanelli and Scott Thomas. Created by illustrator and educator Ted Michalowski, Synaesthesia Social “combines […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Jefferson Starship lands at Lackawanna College on Nov. 8

Jefferson Starship lands at Lackawanna College on Nov. 8

From a press release: Psychedelic rock legends Jefferson Starship will perform as part of the Community Concerts at Lackawanna College on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. as the 2014-2015 concert season continues. Jefferson Starship prevails as one of the most critically acclaimed touring acts today. Steeped in the fantastic realms of science fiction and […]

 Cory Wolff

PUTTING IN WORK: Y’all got any more of them likes?

PUTTING IN WORK: Y’all got any more of them likes?

Please, I beg you, don’t buy likes or followers from bots or sketchy websites that offer “10,000 likes for only $12.” To start, people in the music industry know that those likes aren’t real. We can see it from a mile away because we deal with it everyday, and the people that matter like booking […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

The Top 40 albums in NEPA, 10/07/14

The Top 40 albums in NEPA, 10/07/14

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.

 NEPA Scene Staff

One-man band Stovepipe Stover plays free show at Gallery of Sound

One-man band Stovepipe Stover plays free show at Gallery of Sound

Stovepipe Stover has been described as “lo-fi indie folk escapism at its finest,” so if that sounds like an intriguing evening, then stop by the Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre tomorrow night to see this one-man band in action. Based out of Northern Michigan, Justin Stover sings, plays guitar and banjo, and plays drums with […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Cultural Center joins attempt to break world record for largest ‘Thriller’ dance

Scranton Cultural Center joins attempt to break world record for largest ‘Thriller’ dance

From a press release: On Oct. 25 at 5 p.m., tens of thousands of dancers throughout the world will come together for “Thrill the World,” a global flash mob which attempts to break the world record for “Largest Simultaneous Dance to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller.’” This year, the Scranton Cultural Center will join the celebration, which […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Static in the Attic – ‘What Chu Need’ and ‘Bad Luck’ with behind-the-scenes footage

Static in the Attic just released their new album, “On the Street,” on Saturday, Oct. 4 at Lyrics Bar, Cafe & Music Venue in their hometown of Carbondale, along with two music videos the same night. The songs “What Chu Need” (above) and “Bad Luck” (below) by the young funk/blues rockers were produced by Phil […]