Music

 Jason Riedmiller

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Weezer + Musikfest = ‘Happy Together’ in Bethlehem

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Weezer + Musikfest = ‘Happy Together’ in Bethlehem

No matter which side of the old versus new Weezer divide fans fall on (hi, Matt Damon), they all agree that live Weezer is the best Weezer, and fans attending the 36th annual Musikfest at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem Monday evening were treated with an especially epic performance. Following garage punks White Reaper, the Wind […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Peach Fest standout Midnight North performs at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Aug. 23

Peach Fest standout Midnight North performs at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Aug. 23

From a press release: Americana rock band Midnight North, which features guitarist/vocalist Grahame Lesh, the son of Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, will play their last club show of the summer at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Friday, Aug. 23 with People’s Blues of Richmond. “Last year, Rolling Stone said we were […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Ramones drummer Richie Ramone brings Hot as Hell Tour to Stage West in Scranton on Sept. 3

Ramones drummer Richie Ramone brings Hot as Hell Tour to Stage West in Scranton on Sept. 3

From a press release: It was announced today that Richie Ramone, one of the last living members of the legendary punk band the Ramones, will return to Scranton for a show at Stage West on Tuesday, Sept. 3, playing Ramones hits as well as his solo material. New York City’s Tender Beats will open the […]

 Scott Kucharski

At Peach Fest, Stephen Marley talks creativity, family, and witnessing the power of music

At Peach Fest, Stephen Marley talks creativity, family, and witnessing the power of music

One of the highlights of the 2019 Peach Music Festival was an afternoon set by Stephen “Ragga” Marley, son of the legendary Bob and Rita Marley. Stephen and his band took the stage early on Saturday, July 27 and eased the crowd into what would be a long day of music with a 17-song set […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Slaughter Beach, Dog (Jake Ewald of Modern Baseball) plays free acoustic show in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 10

Slaughter Beach, Dog (Jake Ewald of Modern Baseball) plays free acoustic show in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 10

From a press release: Philadelphia indie pop punk band Modern Baseball may not be together at the moment, but its members are still actively making music. Co-frontman Jake Ewald just released a new album from his current project, Slaughter Beach, Dog, last week, and to celebrate, he will be performing a special acoustic set at […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Sensory-friendly Inclusion Festival returns to Mountain Sky in Jermyn Aug. 9-11

Sensory-friendly Inclusion Festival returns to Mountain Sky in Jermyn Aug. 9-11

From a press release: The second annual Inclusion Festival, the nation’s first sensory-friendly music and wellness festival for people with and without special needs, is coming up this Friday, Aug. 9 through Sunday, Aug. 11 at Mountain Sky in Jermyn. Music festivals, which generally evoke feelings of joy, connection, and open-mindedness, are powerful platforms for […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pop punk band Bowling for Soup plays at Sherman Theater Summer Stage in Mt. Pocono on Sept. 13

Pop punk band Bowling for Soup plays at Sherman Theater Summer Stage in Mt. Pocono on Sept. 13

From a press release: It was announced today that Texas pop punk band Bowling for Soup, known for hits like “Girl All the Bad Guys Want,” “1985,” “Almost,” and “High School Never Ends,” will perform on the Sherman Theater’s Summer Stage on Friday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. This covered outdoor stage is located at […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Reggae rockers Sublime with Rome return to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Oct. 5

Reggae rockers Sublime with Rome return to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Oct. 5

From a press release: It was announced today that Sublime with Rome, a collaboration between bassist Eric Wilson of multi-platinum ska punk band Sublime and vocalist/guitarist Rome Ramirez, will perform at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. with The Expendables and Tropidelic. The reggae rock trio from Long Beach, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Emo Night returns to Stage West in Scranton with Yellowcard’s William Ryan Key on Aug. 3

Emo Night returns to Stage West in Scranton with Yellowcard’s William Ryan Key on Aug. 3

From a press release: Screaming Infidelities: Emo Night will return to Stage West in Scranton this Saturday, Aug. 3 for their biggest Emo Night to date. This time around, they’re bringing William Ryan Key, the lead singer of platinum-selling pop punk band Yellowcard, with them. “It felt great to hit the road and test new […]

 Scott Kucharski

At Peach Fest, rising star Maggie Rose talks changing genres, Bill Murray, and Top 3 albums

At Peach Fest, rising star Maggie Rose talks changing genres, Bill Murray, and Top 3 albums

Change can be good, even great, especially if you ask rising Americana music star Maggie Rose. NEPA Scene had the chance to catch up with Rose before her performance at last weekend’s Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton. The annual event originally centered around The Allman Brothers Band but has […]