Music

 Mark Uricheck

CONCERT REVIEW: Slayer ‘still reigning’ with brutal Bethlehem performance

CONCERT REVIEW: Slayer ‘still reigning’ with brutal Bethlehem performance

Several inches of snow and somewhat dicey road conditions in the Lehigh Valley couldn’t stop the metal faithful from amassing a near-capacity army at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 26. The triple attack of Exodus, Suicidal Tendencies, and Slayer made for a trampled-under-flying-bodies good time, and the crowd was anything but […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Blinded Passenger – ‘Ghost Town’

Blinded Passenger was already on the NEPA Scene Podcast this week and recorded a live acoustic version of their song “Born Here” for us (available to watch/stream/download for free here), but we’ve got one more exclusive with the band before their debut full-length album, “The Electric,” is released. We’re premiering the Scranton-based indie rock band’s […]

 Cory Wolff

PUTTING IN WORK: Create your own opportunities

PUTTING IN WORK: Create your own opportunities

I’ve shared this story before about how I got started working in music. I can relate with the struggle that musicians face when they’re just starting out, and I thought I would share my humble beginnings with you, my NEPA Scene friends. In 2010, I made a decision to leave the career I’d been in […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Video and stream/download of live acoustic version of ‘Born Here’ by Blinded Passenger

Local indie rockers Blinded Passenger stopped by The Stude at TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton on Dec. 1 as our guests on the NEPA Scene Podcast, and while they were there, they were kind enough to perform a live acoustic version of “Born Here” from their debut full-length album “The Electric,” which comes out this Friday, […]

 Rich Howells

Motionless In White back in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 6 for meet and greet

Motionless In White back in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 6 for meet and greet

Motionless In White has been traveling across the country with A Day to Remember and Bring Me the Horizon on the “Parks & Devastation Tour” and, most recently, through Europe on a co-headlining tour with Lacuna Coil, over the past year, so they’re long overdue for a hometown appearance. The Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre […]

 Rich Howells

The Menzingers are home for the Holiday Show on Dec. 20

The Menzingers are home for the Holiday Show on Dec. 20

The Menzingers, who recently announced an early 2015 tour with Taking Back Sunday and letlive, have set the date for their fourth annual hometown Holiday Show – Saturday, Dec. 20 – and secured a lineup that reads like a local music fan’s letter to Santa Claus. Not only will Tigers Jaw; Captain, We’re Sinking; Three […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Title Fight debut new video and new sound with ‘Chlorine’

Kingston’s Title Fight, who announced their signing to Anti- Records, a sister label of Epitaph Records, back in July, have debuted a new music video for “Chlorine” from their upcoming album, giving fans their first real taste of what “Hyperview” will sound like. The theatrical video stars “Wrong Cops” actor Mark Burnham trying to piece […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 11/25/14

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 11/25/14

NEPA Scene’s second Open Mic Night at The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, Nov. 25 was again largely a comedy night, headlined by last week’s audience-voted winner, Zack Hammond. Comedians Checkout Joe, Nick Potoeski, Dan Hoppel, Kevin Lepka, and Hammond were joined by Delmer von W and John Walton, while Russell Austin, who told […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

New country music superstar Lee Brice coming to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

New country music superstar Lee Brice coming to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

From a press release: It was announced today that Lee Brice, one of country music’s newest superstars, will visit the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $29, $39, and $49, plus fees, go on sale this Thursday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m., […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Pink Hex at Synaesthesia Social, 11/23/14

PHOTOS: Pink Hex at Synaesthesia Social, 11/23/14

Pink Hex, a self-described “experimental/avant-garde/ambient/noise/drone/free form jazz band from Lehigh Valley,” is just the type of act made for an event like Synaethesia Social at the Olde Brick Theatre in Scranton. As described by organizer and artist Ted Michalowski in a press release: Synaethesia Social combines live music, drawing, poetry, and theatre: the performers are […]