Music

 NEPA Scene Staff

Luzerne County rockers Spud produce psychedelic jams on debut album with release show on Aug. 27

Luzerne County rockers Spud produce psychedelic jams on debut album with release show on Aug. 27

From a press release: After nearly three years of work, Spud, a progressive Americana rock band from Lehman, is set to release their debut album, “Lonesome Nights and Satellites,” on Friday, Aug. 27. With roots in many different musical styles, including folk, rock ‘n’ roll, jazz, blues, psychedelic, and funk, their original music encompasses a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

’80s glam metal bands Great White and BulletBoys rock Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on March 19, 2022

’80s glam metal bands Great White and BulletBoys rock Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on March 19, 2022

From a press release: It was announced today that Grammy-nominated ’80s rock band Great White will perform at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Saturday, March 19, 2022 with fellow glam metal band BulletBoys. Doors at Penn’s Peak (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe) open at 7 p.m., and the concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton metal band Motionless In White sets off ‘Timebomb’ before tour and festival appearances

Scranton metal band Motionless In White sets off ‘Timebomb’ before tour and festival appearances

From a press release: Today, Scranton metal band Motionless In White dropped “Timebomb,” a new single to light the fuse before their next national tour that already has several sold-out dates. “We are really excited to release a new piece of music to bridge the gap between all of the COVID downtime and our next […]

 Rich Howells

Stroudsburg pop punks Don’t Panic saddle up for ‘Dark Horse’ album release at Sherman Theater on Aug. 28

Stroudsburg pop punks Don’t Panic saddle up for ‘Dark Horse’ album release at Sherman Theater on Aug. 28

The new album from Don’t Panic may be called “Dark Horse,” but it’s a safe bet that this power pop/punk rock band from Stroudsburg will earn a lot of new fans as the summer comes to a close and fall begins. “I have always felt – and still feel – like I was on the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA music and entertainment venues receive $10.7 million in COVID-19 relief funds

NEPA music and entertainment venues receive $10.7 million in COVID-19 relief funds

From a press release: Last week, State Representative Matt Cartwright (D-Moosic) announced that 12 venues in Pennsylvania’s 8th District will receive a total of $10.7 million from the Shuttered Venue Operators Grants program. Cartwright voted to establish the program through the bipartisan COVID-19 relief package passed in December of 2020, then enhance it by helping […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Multi-platinum rockers Stone Temple Pilots play at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Nov. 7

Multi-platinum rockers Stone Temple Pilots play at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Nov. 7

From a press release: Supporting their second album with new lead singer Jeff Gutt, alternative rock band Stone Temple Pilots are back on the road and will perform at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Sunday, Nov. 7 with Nashville rockers Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown. Doors at Penn’s Peak (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe) […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Korn reschedules Scranton concert to Sept. 25 after Jonathan Davis tests positive for COVID-19

Korn reschedules Scranton concert to Sept. 25 after Jonathan Davis tests positive for COVID-19

From a press release: As fans lined up outside The Pavilion at Montage Mountain to see Korn and Staind on Saturday, Aug. 14, they were informed just before the show was scheduled to start that someone in the Korn camp tested positive for COVID-19. While the news was disappointing to those who were already on […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lackawanna County offers recovery grants to musicians and DJs affected by COVID-19

Lackawanna County offers recovery grants to musicians and DJs affected by COVID-19

From a press release: Many local musicians struggle to make ends meet as it is, so when COVID-19 hit last year, it dealt a crippling blow to their livelihoods. The economic collapse of the live music industry affected not only the musician themselves, but countless other professionals, including managers, sound technicians, stage crew, lighting directors, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Seasoned NEPA musicians debut pop country band New Moon Rising with single ‘No Regrets’

Seasoned NEPA musicians debut pop country band New Moon Rising with single ‘No Regrets’

From a press release: Lake Ariel singer/songwriter Adolfo Busillo, a former Atlantic Records recording artist and frontman of the band Abuss, has unveiled a new project that he describes as “traditional rock and country music infused with modern pop elements.” New Moon Rising, a seven-piece rock/country/pop band that incorporates traditional instrumentation (guitar, bass, keyboard, and […]

 The Conversation

Congress declares Aug. 11 ‘Hip-Hop Celebration Day,’ a turning point in American music history

Congress declares Aug. 11 ‘Hip-Hop Celebration Day,’ a turning point in American music history

Whenever I teach courses on hip-hop at the University of Virginia, I provide a brief overview of where hip-hop music began. One of the important dates I use is Aug. 11, 1973. That’s when DJ Kool Herc, who was 18 at the time, threw a “Back to School Jam” for his sister Cindy in the […]

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