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 Rich Howells

STREAMING: Blinded Passenger release title track from ‘The Electric’

STREAMING: Blinded Passenger release title track from ‘The Electric’

Formed in Scranton in 2006 by singer/songwriter Patrick McGlynn, Blinded Passenger has released a few EPs over the years and is finally ready to debut a full-length album, “The Electric,” this fall. In anticipation, the group – which features drummer Steve Werner, guitarist Stefan Ogonosky, and bassist Kevin Stone – released the title track from […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Rise Against hit Upper Darby and NYC on tour with Touché Amoré and Radkey

Rise Against hit Upper Darby and NYC on tour with Touché Amoré and Radkey

From a press release: Rise Against are set to play their first North American dates since the release of their seventh studio album, “The Black Market,” on July 15 on Interscope Records. Highlighted by their marquee slots at all three of the 2014 Riot Fest dates, the tour will touch 22 cities starting Aug. 31 […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Menzingers’ Greg Barnett plays ‘Where Your Heartache Exists’ acoustic

The Menzingers’ guitarist/vocalist Greg Barnett stripped down “Where Your Heartache Exists” for the “Punk Goes Acoustic” series on Exclaim! TV, which can be viewed above. The song is the fourth track on “Rented World,” the band’s latest album that was released back in April. For those unfamiliar with the original version, listen to it here: […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Trey Anastasio Band covers Gorillaz at Peach Fest

The Trey Anastasio Band played the main stage two nights in a row at this year’s Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, but Anastasio had a special treat for those in attendance on Saturday, Aug. 16. He covered “Clint Eastwood” by Gorillaz, sharing vocal duties with Jennifer Hartswick. This may […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Bayside coming back to Pennsylvania after Warped Tour stop

Bayside coming back to Pennsylvania after Warped Tour stop

From a press release: In support of their most recent album “Cult,” which debuted at No. 24 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, pop punk powerhouse and Hopeless Records recording artist Bayside is gearing up for a short headlining tour that will take the band through Pennsylvania and New York in October. Bayside recently performed […]

 Rich Howells

Breaking Benjamin returns from hiatus with new lineup

Breaking Benjamin returns from hiatus with new lineup

Breaking Benjamin, the most commercially successful rock band to come out of NEPA, announced their official return on Facebook and Twitter today, confirming a brand new lineup. The Wilkes-Barre group, which has sold more than five million albums in the U.S., has been on hiatus since 2010, when frontman Benjamin Burnley was dealing with health […]

 Rich Howells

Title Fight supports Circa Survive this winter

Title Fight supports Circa Survive this winter

Kingston punk rockers Title Fight revealed today that they’ll be supporting Doylestown’s Circa Survive on a tour this winter, joined later in the run by Pianos Become the Teeth. Kicking off in Boston on Nov. 5, the tour will hit New York City early on (Nov. 11) and end with two shows at Union Transfer […]

 Rich Howells

STREAMING: Needle Points boogie through The Key Studio Session

STREAMING: Needle Points boogie through The Key Studio Session

If you missed it last night, WXPN 88.5 has posted its studio session with Needle Points on The Key today, which includes two songs from their debut album and two unreleased tracks. Philadelphia’s “psychedelic street level boogie” band is Colly Holloway on lead vocals, Davey Chains on guitar/vocals, Jooty Kaplan and Dani Kinoshita on drums/percussion, […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Crobot tells ‘Legend of the Spaceborne Killer’ on Yahoo

Pottsville hard rockers Crobot premiered their new video for “Legend of the Spaceborne Killer” on Yahoo Music today – one that captures the spirit of their frenetic live performances and vintage vibe. It can be viewed above. The single is the first track on their self-titled EP, which is available now, and their debut full-length […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Diana Krall brings ‘Wallflower World Tour’ to Kirby Center

Diana Krall brings ‘Wallflower World Tour’ to Kirby Center

From a press release: Five-time Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and world renowned singer Diana Krall announced U.S. dates for the fall leg of her “Wallflower World Tour,” which includes only one stop in Pennsylvania – at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre) on Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. Tickets […]