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 NEPA Scene Staff

Country music star Eric Church brings ‘The Outsiders World Tour’ to Wilkes-Barre

Country music star Eric Church brings ‘The Outsiders World Tour’ to Wilkes-Barre

From a press release: EMI Nashville recording artist Eric Church will bring “The Outsiders World Tour” to Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre on March 13 with special guests Drive-By Truckers. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. at the NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena (255 […]

 Mark Uricheck

CONCERT REVIEW: Fireball, Phyllis Hopkins Electric Trio, and The Russello Project raise the bar for NEPA musicianship

CONCERT REVIEW: Fireball, Phyllis Hopkins Electric Trio, and The Russello Project raise the bar for NEPA musicianship

Three of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s most prominent guitarists, all currently leading very different, yet dynamically musical ensembles, combined for one of the most volatile axe-slinging evenings in recent memory at Diane’s Deli in Pittston on Saturday, Dec. 20. The heavy British blues-inspired Fireball, anchored by longtime NEPA six-string stalwart Butch Frable; the smarmy Chicago blues-infused Phyllis […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS/REVIEW: Dr. Dog at the Bowery Ballroom, 01/15/15

PHOTOS/REVIEW: Dr. Dog at the Bowery Ballroom, 01/15/15

Philadelphia indie rockers Dr. Dog are celebrating the release of their first live album, “Live from a Flamingo Hotel,” with a string of eight intimate sold-out shows over nine days in New York City. The shows, called the “4×4 Tour,” are being played at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg and the Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan. […]

 Matt Hannon

PHOTOS: OVA and Peter KennA D at The Other Side, 01/10/15

PHOTOS: OVA and Peter KennA D at The Other Side, 01/10/15

Glory Torch Productions organized another unique lineup of great underground music at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Jan. 10, presented as “Industrial Wastes.” NEPA psychedelic doom band OVA and Scranton dark funk act Peter KennA D closed out the night, while Scranton punk/metal band The MESS and experimental electronic noise pop duo Archimago […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Leroy Justice brings classic rock sound back to Hawley Silk Mill

Leroy Justice brings classic rock sound back to Hawley Silk Mill

From a press release: Local American classic rock lovers are in for a treat on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. Jill Carletti, managing director of Harmony Presents, calls their next band, Leroy Justice, “a classic rock legend in the making, displaying the kind of songwriting and arranging skills that have characterized our favorite American […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Bryan Brophy reissues acoustic album ‘Songs for a Lonely Night’ as An Autumn Sunrise

Bryan Brophy reissues acoustic album ‘Songs for a Lonely Night’ as An Autumn Sunrise

From a press release: Scranton native and NEPA musician Bryan Brophy is reissuing his acoustic album, “Songs for a Lonely Night,” under the project name “An Autumn Sunrise” on Tuesday, Jan. 20. Brophy is currently taking pre-orders for the album on An Autumn Sunrise’s Bandcamp page. The album was tracked in 2009 and originally released […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Watch one-man reggae band George Wesley play ‘Sittin’ and Watchin” as the Small Axe Orchestra

When Wilkes-Barre reggae musician George Wesley isn’t playing with his three-piece jam band, he performs as George Wesley’s Small Axe Orchestra, a solo act that sounds just like a full band thanks to some live looping and pure talent. Local television station ECTV will be airing a full one-hour program next week that was shot […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Boys of Zummer’ tour with Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa rolls into Hershey and Scranton July 3-4

‘Boys of Zummer’ tour with Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa rolls into Hershey and Scranton July 3-4

From a press release: Multi-platinum-selling artists Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa announced today their “Boys of Zummer” co-headlining tour in support of their respective hit albums “American Beauty/American Psycho” and “Blacc Hollywood.” The summer tour will kick off on Wednesday, June 10 at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden and continue through 40+ cities, […]

 Ken Jones

VIDEO: The Idol Kings discuss upcoming tribute show at the Scranton Cultural Center

Northeastern Pennsylvania tribute act The Idol Kings perform the music of Journey, Tom Petty, and John Mellencamp across the country, but this Saturday, Jan. 17, they’ll be playing right at home at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple. The majority of the band’s gigs are out of the area, so NEPA Scene sat […]

 Cory Wolff

PUTTING IN WORK: 4 simple content marketing tips for musicians

PUTTING IN WORK: 4 simple content marketing tips for musicians

You might have heard the term “content marketing” used often when it comes to marketing and promotion. It’s also known as “inbound marketing,” and sometimes you’ll hear people call it “permission marketing.” At its core, content marketing is where you attract people to you or your music by creating or sharing content other than your […]