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 NEPA Scene Staff

York alternative rockers Live perform at Mohegan Sun Casino in Wilkes-Barre on May 16

York alternative rockers Live perform at Mohegan Sun Casino in Wilkes-Barre on May 16

From a press release: Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre will host Pennsylvania-natives Live in the Keystone Grand Ballroom on Saturday, May 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets for this event will go on sale on Friday, March 6 and will be sold for $50, $30, and $20 through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may purchase tickets […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Viral post-hardcore band I Prevail to play Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 26

Viral post-hardcore band I Prevail to play Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 26

From a press release: It was announced today that post-hardcore band I Prevail will visit the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, performing in the Chandelier Lobby on Thursday, March 26 at 8 p.m. with Chasing Safety and Too Close to Touch. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 6 at 10 a.m., and will be […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Josh Ritter to play acoustic Chandelier Lobby show at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 28

Josh Ritter to play acoustic Chandelier Lobby show at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 28

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre has just announced a very special acoustic evening with singer/songwriter Josh Ritter on Thursday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m., joining five other newly announced shows last week that are part of the venue’s intimate “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” series. Ritter will be joined by […]

 Rich Howells

Breaking Benjamin frontman Benjamin Burnley playing solo on Parade Day weekend in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, and Philly

Breaking Benjamin frontman Benjamin Burnley playing solo on Parade Day weekend in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, and Philly

Breaking Benjamin has really been taking care of their hometown fans since they reformed and played two sold-out comeback shows last September, following that up with an unplugged tour that stopped at the Sherman Theater. Now, before the full band hits the road again and travels across the country in April, Wilkes-Barre’s own Benjamin Burnley […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Steamtown Music Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Steamtown Music Awards

From a press release: Nominations are now open for the 2015 Steamtown Music Awards, held in conjunction with the Electric City Music Conference. Members of the public can nominate their favorite artists for the 2015 local music award show from now until July 1. As of July 1, nominations will close. The public will then […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

White House and Disney performer Matt Nakoa in Hawley on Feb. 28

White House and Disney performer Matt Nakoa in Hawley on Feb. 28

From a press release: On Saturday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m., White House performer and film scorer for disney.com Matt Nakoa, accompanied by a full band, will perform for Harmony Presents at the Hawley Silk Mill. “The lush romanticism of Josh Groban‘s music meets the texture and grit present in the most epic of indie […]

 Matt Hannon

PHOTOS: Eww Yaboo, Dice Island, Those Clever Foxes, Brian TV, and Half Dollar, 02/06/15

PHOTOS: Eww Yaboo, Dice Island, Those Clever Foxes, Brian TV, and Half Dollar, 02/06/15

It was a musically diverse evening on Friday, Feb. 6 when the Get Cryptic-sponsored event “First Friday with Get Cryptic and Friends” took over both the Bart & Urby’s and The Other Side stages in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Six bands joined the lineup for what would be Get Cryptic mastermind Eric Davis’ last show in Northeastern […]

 Cory Wolff

PUTTING IN WORK: Is YouTube really helping musicians, or is it the other way around?

PUTTING IN WORK: Is YouTube really helping musicians, or is it the other way around?

How has YouTube helped you lately? I have this theory. What is YouTube really? At its core, it just a video hosting website. It has the benefit of over one billion users, ease of use with their mobile apps and other functions, and people already go there when they want to hear a certain song. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘The Man in Black’ show pays tribute to Johnny Cash in Wilkes-Barre on March 20

‘The Man in Black’ show pays tribute to Johnny Cash in Wilkes-Barre on March 20

From a press release: It was announced today that “The Man in Black: A Tribute to Johnny Cash” will visit the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $27, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, Feb. 27 at 10 a.m., and will […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Electric City Music Conference announces 2015 dates and opens band applications

Electric City Music Conference announces 2015 dates and opens band applications

From a press release: The Electric City Music Conference has released the dates for the 2015 Conference and the 2015 Steamtown Music Awards Ceremony. The Steamtown Music Awards will take place on Thursday, Sept. 10, and artist showcases and conference events will take place Sept. 9-13. Bands can currently apply to play the ECMC through […]