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 Rich Howells

The Menzingers shake up NEPA Holiday Show lineup at Scranton Cultural Center on Dec. 22

The Menzingers shake up NEPA Holiday Show lineup at Scranton Cultural Center on Dec. 22

Since it was first announced in October, fans of The Menzingers have been eager to learn who would perform with them at the punk band’s annual Scranton homecoming – the NEPA Holiday Show at the Scranton Cultural Center – on Saturday, Dec. 22. For years, fellow Scranton bands Tigers Jaw; Captain, We’re Sinking; and Three […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Country superstars Kenny Chesney and David Lee Murphy play at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on May 10

Country superstars Kenny Chesney and David Lee Murphy play at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on May 10

From a press release: After playing 19 major stadium concerts, breaking 11 records, and playing to over 1.3 million members of his “No Shoes Nation” fan base, chart-topping country music icon Kenny Chesney decided to scale things back, head to where the fans are, and create a more intimate concert experience. Though known for his […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Rusted Root frontman Michael Glabicki performs as a duo at Stage West in Scranton on Jan. 24

Rusted Root frontman Michael Glabicki performs as a duo at Stage West in Scranton on Jan. 24

From a press release: With Rusted Root currently on hiatus, the frontman of the multi-platinum Pittsburgh jam band, Michael Glabicki, has been performing as a duo with Rusted Root’s longtime guitar player and backing vocalist, Dirk Miller. It was announced today that the pair will be playing at the new Scranton music venue Stage West […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

’80s rock band Tesla electrifies Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Feb. 15

’80s rock band Tesla electrifies Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Feb. 15

From a press release: After canceling their scheduled Oct. 21 show at Penn’s Peak due to illness, multi-platinum rock band Tesla announced a makeup date today. Known for a string of hits in the ’80s and ’90s like “Little Suzi,” “Modern Day Cowboy,” “Love Song,” and “The Way It Is,” the band will bring their […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

KISS brings End of the Road World Tour to Hersheypark Stadium on Aug. 21

KISS brings End of the Road World Tour to Hersheypark Stadium on Aug. 21

From a press release: Following an epic and storied 45-year career that launched an era of rock ‘n’ roll legends, KISS recently announced that they will begin their final tour ever in 2019, appropriately named End of the Road. Today, after selling more than half a million tickets at their initial on sale, KISS added […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA’s own TSO, Twelve Twenty-Four, rocks the holidays in local venues from Nov. 24-Dec. 22

NEPA’s own TSO, Twelve Twenty-Four, rocks the holidays in local venues from Nov. 24-Dec. 22

From a press release: Following the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s 19th annual stop in Wilkes-Barre, Northeastern Pennsylvania’s own Christmas rock opera band, Twelve Twenty-Four, will begin its 17th tour by releasing a new album. Twelve Twenty-Four will put out the new EP, “Transcendence,” this Saturday, Nov. 24, celebrating their third studio release with their first live concert […]

 Rich Howells

Reunited Wilkes-Barre band Lifer headlines Christmas show at former Voodoo Lounge in Luzerne on Dec. 22

Reunited Wilkes-Barre band Lifer headlines Christmas show at former Voodoo Lounge in Luzerne on Dec. 22

This year, three original members of Wilkes-Barre nu metal band Lifer have been kicking it old school with several well-received reunion shows, so it’s only fitting that they close out 2018 at a venue that many local music fans remember from the group’s early days. It was announced today that Lifer will headline “A Not-So-Silent […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Chart-topping country star Randy Houser plays at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on March 29

Chart-topping country star Randy Houser plays at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on March 29

From a press release: It was announced today that chart-topping country singer/songwriter Randy Houser, known for hits like “How Country Feels,” “Boots On,” “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight,” “Goodnight Kiss,” “Like a Cowboy,” and “We Went,” will perform at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $37 for […]

 Jason Riedmiller

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Bob Weir and Wolf Bros strip down the Dead at The Fillmore Philadelphia

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Bob Weir and Wolf Bros strip down the Dead at The Fillmore Philadelphia

In the late stages of his career, it seems that everybody who’s anybody wants to play with Bob Weir. This is an interesting place for a man who made his career as rock ‘n’ roll’s most famous second fiddle. From the “Bobby Fans. Weir People Too” bumper sticker seen on Shakedown Street to the 2014 […]

 Rich Howells

Motionless In White plays 1st hometown club show in 9 years at Levels in Scranton on Dec. 22

Motionless In White plays 1st hometown club show in 9 years at Levels in Scranton on Dec. 22

After returning to the area this summer to play the final Vans Warped Tour, Scranton metal band Motionless In White made an unexpected announcement today – they’ll be back home just before Christmas for a special concert to close out the year. The more intimate all-ages show, their first of this size in Scranton in […]