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 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Cultural Center hosts ‘Bright Side: A Virtual Variety Show’ fundraiser on March 11

Scranton Cultural Center hosts ‘Bright Side: A Virtual Variety Show’ fundraiser on March 11

From a press release: The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple has announced a new interactive fundraising initiative that will feature live music, theatrical performances, and free giveaways. Presented by Montage Mountain Resorts, “Bright Side: A Virtual Variety Show” will be live streamed on Thursday, March 11 at 7 p.m. in collaboration with Posture […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA music venues still await federal relief funds from Save Our Stages legislation

NEPA music venues still await federal relief funds from Save Our Stages legislation

As part of the $900 billion pandemic relief package that Congress passed at the end of 2020, “$15 billion in dedicated funding for live venues, independent movie theaters, and cultural institutions,” according to a Dec. 20 statement from Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. However, as February comes to a close, those businesses have […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Tigers Jaw plays virtual record release shows for indie stores like Gallery of Sound on March 3-4

Tigers Jaw plays virtual record release shows for indie stores like Gallery of Sound on March 3-4

From a press release: Anyone who has attended a live in-store appearance at the Gallery of Sound knows how packed they can get, often reaching capacity at the Wilkes-Barre store, so Scranton indie rock band Tigers Jaw is opting to host “virtual in-stores” via Zoom instead to promote the release of their sixth album, “I […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton metal band Traverse the Abyss parodies rap, country, and more in ‘Faucet Mouth’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton metal band Traverse the Abyss parodies rap, country, and more in ‘Faucet Mouth’

Over the past year, many musicians have shifted their focus from concerts to web content to keep their fans engaged during the pandemic. Last night, Traverse the Abyss was able to bring them both together in a unique way. Joined by rapper Lucas Hex and hard rock band The Holtzmann Effect, the Scranton metal band […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton metal band Traverse the Abyss plays live release party for new music video on Feb. 20

Scranton metal band Traverse the Abyss plays live release party for new music video on Feb. 20

Any live concert that is actually happening is a big deal these days, but Traverse the Abyss always wants to go bigger. This Saturday, Feb. 20, the metal band will premiere their new single and music video during a show at The V-Spot in North Scranton for a limited, socially distanced audience while also live […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Archbald flutist Samantha Humen wins 2021 Marywood Concerto Competition in Scranton

Archbald flutist Samantha Humen wins 2021 Marywood Concerto Competition in Scranton

From a press release: Samantha Humen, a flutist, piccoloist, and junior music performance major, has been declared the winner of the 2021 Marywood University Concerto Competition. The competition is held each November, and the winner is featured in the Marywood Symphony Orchestra’s spring concert, which is scheduled for Sunday, April 11 this year. Humen, a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Korn and Breaking Benjamin members release new Love and Death album, ‘Perfectly Preserved’

Korn and Breaking Benjamin members release new Love and Death album, ‘Perfectly Preserved’

From a press release: Metal band Love and Death, led by Brian “Head” Welch of Korn and featuring Breaking Benjamin lead guitarist Jasen Rauch as a new full-time member of the group, released their highly anticipated new album “Perfectly Preserved” last Friday, Feb. 12. That night, they celebrated their first album in eight years with […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Brian Langan, Ed Cuozzo, Tisburys, Kali Ma, JT & the Blue Mountain Stone, and more

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Brian Langan, Ed Cuozzo, Tisburys, Kali Ma, JT & the Blue Mountain Stone, and more

I can’t say that I’ve ever watched a band perform inside a building while standing outside and looking in through a window before, but these are strange times we’re living in. Thankfully, you don’t have to do the same to support local music, but you can get an idea of what I saw at the […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Inaugural Scranton Ice Festival with live music, 02/05-06/21

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Inaugural Scranton Ice Festival with live music, 02/05-06/21

The ongoing pandemic has put a major strain on small businesses, and the cold and snowy weather hasn’t helped much lately. Last weekend, however, neither seemed to be a factor as downtown Scranton was bustling with activity thanks to the Scranton Ice Festival. This inaugural event came together quickly as the Scranton Area Community Foundation, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Earshot, feat. Wilkes-Barre guitarist Aaron Fink, tackles pandemic depression in new music video

Earshot, feat. Wilkes-Barre guitarist Aaron Fink, tackles pandemic depression in new music video

From a press release: Hard rock band Earshot, best known for such hits as “Get Away,” “Headstrong,” and “Wait,” started the new year by releasing their first original song in five years on Jan. 1, appropriately titled “Been a Long Time,” and on Feb. 4, they followed it up with a new music video as […]