Music

 Scott Kucharski

PHOTOS: GWAR, Nekrogoblikon, and Goatwhore at Reverb in Reading, 06/17/22

PHOTOS: GWAR, Nekrogoblikon, and Goatwhore at Reverb in Reading, 06/17/22

On June 17, GWAR’s monstrous Black Death Rager World Tour landed at Reverb in Reading, the second-to-last night of the U.S. leg of the tour. With the grotesque group slated to head overseas to continue their attempt at world domination, it’s easy to assume that they were set to pack a little lighter after this […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Canadian ‘Shantyman’ Sean McCann begins U.S. voyage in Wilkes-Barre at Karl Hall on July 3

Canadian ‘Shantyman’ Sean McCann begins U.S. voyage in Wilkes-Barre at Karl Hall on July 3

From a press release: Séan McCann, a founder of iconic Canadian folk rock band Great Big Sea and an Order of Canada recipient for his advocacy of people living with mental health and addiction issues, has spent the last 10 years touring North America as a solo concert performer and musical keynote speaker, singing and […]

 James Callahan

VIDEO PREMIERE: Markus A. D. croons haunting doo-wop heartache over ‘Ms. Sery’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Markus A. D. croons haunting doo-wop heartache over ‘Ms. Sery’

Late last year, the Camp Rattler crew helped Wilkes-Barre singer/songwriter and Plains native Markus A. D. debut a moody little folk punk ballad called “Sharing a Breath” on this page, and today we’re back with a new emotional number called “Ms. Sery,” recorded at JL Studios in Olyphant. For the accompanying black-and-white music video, I’ll […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NJ indie rockers The Front Bottoms come to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Sept. 15

NJ indie rockers The Front Bottoms come to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Sept. 15

From a press release: Today, New Jersey indie punk outfit The Front Bottoms announced the details of their “Theresa” EP, set for release on Sept. 2 via Wuacasokle/Fueled by Ramen. The five-song collection, led by the single “More Than It Hurts You,” serves as the third installment of the band’s popular “Grandma” EP series and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Motionless In White comes home to Montage Mountain in Scranton with Ice Nine Kills and Black Veil Brides on Sept. 9

Motionless In White comes home to Montage Mountain in Scranton with Ice Nine Kills and Black Veil Brides on Sept. 9

From a press release: After a widely celebrated sold-out run earlier this year, Ice Nine Kills, Black Veil Brides, and Scranton metal band Motionless In White have announced that they will reunite this summer for a second leg of their Trinity of Terror Tour. The new dates on this triple co-headlining North American tour will […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lehighton hard rock band Another Day Dawns signs with Century Media Records for next album

Lehighton hard rock band Another Day Dawns signs with Century Media Records for next album

From a press release: After recently opening for multi-platinum alternative rockers Fuel, fellow Lehigh Valley Pennsylvanians Another Day Dawns announced that they have signed to Century Media Records in partnership with The Orchard. “It’s honestly been a dream come true,” frontman Dakota Sean started. “We’ve been working towards this goal ever since we were kids […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

German heavy metal legends Accept get ‘Mean’ at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Oct. 20

German heavy metal legends Accept get ‘Mean’ at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Oct. 20

From a press release: Legendary German heavy metal band Accept will bring their Too Mean to Die Tour to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Thursday, Oct. 20. This North American headlining tour features Narcotic Wasteland as support. Fans can expect a diverse setlist of new and classic tracks, plus mega-hits “Balls to the Wall,” […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA Horror Fest hosts Spooky Summer II with music, movies, and more at Circle Drive-In on June 25

NEPA Horror Fest hosts Spooky Summer II with music, movies, and more at Circle Drive-In on June 25

From a press release: Live music, iconic horror films, a celebrity meet and greet, and a one-of-a-kind marketplace will be some of the highlights of Spooky Summer II, an outdoor event hosted by the NEPA Horror Fest and Scranton DIY Punk Collective at the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City on Saturday, June 25. The […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Judas Priest celebrates ’50 Heavy Metal Years’ at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 19

Judas Priest celebrates ’50 Heavy Metal Years’ at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 19

From a press release: One of metal music’s all-time greats, Judas Priest, will get the opportunity to celebrate their 50th anniversary again this year with the launch of a new North American fall tour featuring classic progressive metal band Queensrÿche as the opening act. The 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour is being fueled by the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Steamtown Music Awards honor Old Friends and Main St. Jukebox owner Tom LeFevre with Lifetime Achievement Awards

Steamtown Music Awards honor Old Friends and Main St. Jukebox owner Tom LeFevre with Lifetime Achievement Awards

Today, organizers of the Electric City Music Conference announced that two Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented at the 2022 Steamtown Music Awards ceremony. The ninth annual local music awards will honor legendary Scranton roots rock band Old Friends and Tom LeFevre, the owner and operator of Stroudsburg record store Main Street Jukebox. The award […]