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 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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Rising Seattle rocker Aryon Jones performs at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 29

Rising Seattle rocker Aryon Jones performs at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 29

From a press release: It was announced today that up-and-coming rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist Ayron Jones will visit the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Oct. 29 as part of the venue’s “Chandelier Concert Series.” St. Louis rockers Hounds will open the intimate show in the Chandelier Lobby. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., […]

 James Callahan

A Camp Rattler profile: Guitarist, Black Earth alchemist, and freemason TJ Bell

A Camp Rattler profile: Guitarist, Black Earth alchemist, and freemason TJ Bell

TJ Bell and I initially met in the winter of 2009 at a tiny “drinkers” bar called Nak’s by the Tracks in Exeter. I had just recently returned to Northeastern Pennsylvania from a New York City burnout and was, at the time, finishing the first draft of a textbook on artist management and development for […]

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Craig Owens of Chiodos and Geoff Rickly of Thursday perform at Stage West in Scranton on Aug. 19

Craig Owens of Chiodos and Geoff Rickly of Thursday perform at Stage West in Scranton on Aug. 19

From a press release: Fans of the post-hardcore music of the early 2000s Warped Tour era are in for a special night when Craig Owens of Chiodos and Geoff Rickly of Thursday come to Stage West in Scranton, appropriately on Thursday, Aug. 19. Special guest Nate Bergman of Lionize will open the all-ages show. Owens, […]

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The Menzingers return home for Black Friday concert at Scranton Cultural Center on Nov. 26

The Menzingers return home for Black Friday concert at Scranton Cultural Center on Nov. 26

From a press release: For local music fans, the holidays are coming a bit earlier this year. It was announced today that Philadelphia punk band The Menzingers will be return to their hometown to perform at the Scranton Cultural Center on Friday, Nov. 26 at 8 p.m., the day after Thanksgiving. Typically, the group hosts […]

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