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 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference reveals 2019 venues and initial artist lineup in Scranton

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference reveals 2019 venues and initial artist lineup in Scranton

Following the opening of artist submissions last month, the Electric City Music Conference is announcing the venues and the names of the first 67 acts that will perform live at the sixth annual Scranton event exclusively on NEPA Scene. More artists will be announced here in the coming months. Venues returning for the 2019 ECMC […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

’90s rock bands 3 Doors Down, Wallflowers, Eve 6, Lit, Tonic and more play at Hershey Vineyard this summer

’90s rock bands 3 Doors Down, Wallflowers, Eve 6, Lit, Tonic and more play at Hershey Vineyard this summer

From a press release: The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey has announced two summer music festivals celebrating the release of its wines and beers with a live rock soundtrack straight out of the 1990s. The first is the Straws & Stripes Music Festival on Saturday, July 20 from noon-9 p.m., featuring 3 Doors Down (famous […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA rocker turned Nashville singer/songwriter Bob Lewis performs at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on April 27

NEPA rocker turned Nashville singer/songwriter Bob Lewis performs at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on April 27

From a press release: After nearly 25 years of musical highlights and misadventures – from punk shows in Pennsylvanian coal country to folk gigs along the California coastline – Bob Lewis has reached the “End of an Error” with his latest album. The Northeastern Pennsylvania native turned East Nashville troubadour will return to his hometown […]

 Rich Howells

ALBUM PREMIERE: Loss becomes ‘Clear’ for Scranton alternative rock band University Drive

ALBUM PREMIERE: Loss becomes ‘Clear’ for Scranton alternative rock band University Drive

The loss of a loved one affects everyone differently, so rather than just express how he personally feels about it, Scranton singer/songwriter Ed Cuozzo has been working since last April to capture many distinct voices and the heartbreak they’ve endured. As a result, the new album from his alternative rock band University Drive is a […]

 Scott Kucharski

PHOTOS: Sponge 25th anniversary show with Another Day Dawns at Stage West in Scranton, 03/17/19

PHOTOS: Sponge 25th anniversary show with Another Day Dawns at Stage West in Scranton, 03/17/19

Last year, the original lineup of Sponge reunited for one night only during the annual Detroit Music Awards in their hometown, and now the current members of the alternative rock band are keeping the nostalgia going across the country with their “Rotting Piñata” 25th Anniversary Tour, which stopped at Stage West in Scranton on Sunday, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Classic rockers REO Speedwagon roll into Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Sept. 20

Classic rockers REO Speedwagon roll into Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Sept. 20

From a press release: It was announced today that chart-topping, multi-platinum-selling classic rock band REO Speedwagon will perform at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Friday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $49.50, $59.50, and $69.50, go on sale this Friday, March 29 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at sandseventcenter.com, the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Multi-platinum rockers Papa Roach return to Sands Bethlehem Event Center with Asking Alexandria on Aug. 13

Multi-platinum rockers Papa Roach return to Sands Bethlehem Event Center with Asking Alexandria on Aug. 13

From a press release: It was announced today that multi-platinum rock band Papa Roach, who rose to fame in 2000 with the release of their triple-platinum album “Infest,” will return to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. on their Who Do You Trust Tour with Asking Alexandria and Bad […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Metal bands Disturbed and In This Moment rock Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 5

Metal bands Disturbed and In This Moment rock Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 5

From a press release: After kicking off the year with a North American tour that saw them playing to more than 200,000 frenzied fans, two-time Grammy Award nominees Disturbed have announced a second leg of arena shows set to begin July 21, including a stop at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet’s only 2019 festival performance will be at Grateful Get Down June 28-29

NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet’s only 2019 festival performance will be at Grateful Get Down June 28-29

While they have officially been on hiatus for a little over a year, popular Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jamgrass band Cabinet still gets together here and there for their faithful fans. They reunited for a celebrated set at the 2018 Peach Music Festival, but it seems that they won’t be returning to Montage Mountain in Scranton this year. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Kick & Banjo featuring Cabinet’s Pappy Biondo plays at Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on March 28

Kick & Banjo featuring Cabinet’s Pappy Biondo plays at Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on March 28

From a press release: Two folk/Americana/jam musicians known for their bands and their nicknames – Patrick “Pappy” Biondo and Brian “Nugget” Gorby – have teamed up to blend groove and tradition as Kick & Banjo. Formerly with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s Cabinet and the Hackensaw Boys from Virginia, respectively, they are uniquely qualified to perform this music. Playing […]