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

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Lily Mao, Robinsonade, Jay Luke, Patrick Motto, Lesser Animals, One Thousand Oceans, and more

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Lily Mao, Robinsonade, Jay Luke, Patrick Motto, Lesser Animals, One Thousand Oceans, and more

Every time I think this column is done for the week, I discover a few more songs or albums that deserve your attention. A few of them work perfectly for your headphones as you dig your vehicle out of the snow, while others are better suited for dancing around your living room after you come […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Brendan Brisk, Kali Ma, Condition Oakland, Sleeplore, Chris Cashmere, White Witch, and more

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Brendan Brisk, Kali Ma, Condition Oakland, Sleeplore, Chris Cashmere, White Witch, and more

January may be a slow month for entertainment like movies and television (even slower during a pandemic), but it’s been a busy time for local music, so much so that I have to save a few notes for next week. I even had the pleasure of seeing a band play live in front of a […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: The Sorters, Terry Childers, Patrick McGlynn, No Take Backs, Joe Craig, and more

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: The Sorters, Terry Childers, Patrick McGlynn, No Take Backs, Joe Craig, and more

It’s been a while for NEPA Music Notes, but that’s not to say that there hasn’t been local music to talk about – there’s often too much to cover, so I fell behind on writing this column since I’m the only editor and full-time writer for NEPA Scene. Instead, I’ve been writing larger feature pieces […]

 Scott Kucharski

PHOTOS: Jon Bon Jovi acoustic at Joe Biden rally at Dallas High School, 10/24/20

PHOTOS: Jon Bon Jovi acoustic at Joe Biden rally at Dallas High School, 10/24/20

Luzerne County has hosted its share of drive-in concerts and political rallies over the last few months, but both came together for a unique event at Dallas High School on Saturday, Oct. 24. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jon Bon Jovi joined former Vice President and current Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Ex-Flyleaf singer Lacey Sturm joins Smith & Myers of Shinedown live at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Sept. 18

Ex-Flyleaf singer Lacey Sturm joins Smith & Myers of Shinedown live at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Sept. 18

From a press release: This week, it was announced that singer/songwriter Lacey Sturm, best known as the founding vocalist of platinum-selling hard rock band Flyleaf, has been added to the Smith & Myers concert at the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City on Friday, Sept. 18. “We’re back!” Sturm posted on social media. “Looking forward […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Country star Chase Rice plays live acoustic show at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Oct. 9

Country star Chase Rice plays live acoustic show at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Oct. 9

From a press release: Following the Aaron Lewis country concert last night, the Circle Drive-In is bringing another country star, multi-platinum singer/songwriter Chase Rice, to the Dickson City outdoor theater for a live acoustic show on Friday, Oct. 9. Presented locally by Drusky Entertainment, Stage West in Scranton, and SLP Concerts, Rice will be appearing […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Smith & Myers of Shinedown play live acoustic show at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Sept. 18

Smith & Myers of Shinedown play live acoustic show at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Sept. 18

From a press release: It was announced today that singer Brent Smith and guitarist Zach Myers of multi-platinum rock band Shinedown, performing under the name Smith & Myers, will play a live acoustic show at the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City on Friday, Sept. 18. Presented locally by Stage West in Scranton, Drusky Entertainment, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton metal band Motionless In White adds strings, piano, and duet vocals to ‘Motion Picture Collection’

Scranton metal band Motionless In White adds strings, piano, and duet vocals to ‘Motion Picture Collection’

From a press release: Scranton metal band Motionless In White has become increasingly experimental over the years, with songs influenced by metalcore, industrial, nu metal, and other heavy genres. They’ve also made some acoustic versions and remixed tracks here and there, but their new EP goes the extra mile in reinterpreting previously released songs. “Eternally […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton punk band The Menzingers emerge ‘From Exile’ with reimagined quarantine album on Sept. 25

Scranton punk band The Menzingers emerge ‘From Exile’ with reimagined quarantine album on Sept. 25

The coronavirus pandemic has forced musicians to rethink how they do things, from live streams to parking lot and drive-in shows, but only The Menzingers have rethought an entire album. The Philadelphia-by-way-of-Scranton punk band announced this week that they’re releasing a brand new version of their 2019 album “Hello Exile” that strips down and reimagines […]

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