Brad Patton

CONCERT REVIEW: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo still get ‘All Fired Up’ for stripped down Wilkes-Barre show

CONCERT REVIEW: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo still get ‘All Fired Up’ for stripped down Wilkes-Barre show

Even while sitting on a stool and accompanied by a single acoustic guitar, Pat Benatar has a very powerful voice. The four-time Grammy winner proved it time and again on Friday, May 20 as she and her husband of 34 years, Neil Giraldo, brought the intimate “We Live for Love” tour to the F.M. Kirby […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo perform acoustic show at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 20

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo perform acoustic show at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 20

From a press release: It was announced today that the F.M. Kirby Center will welcome Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo for a very intimate acoustic evening in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, May 20 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $45, $59, and $69, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Things Better Left Unsaid’ will be spoken at comedy show with free acoustic music on Nov. 6 in Wilkes-Barre

‘Things Better Left Unsaid’ will be spoken at comedy show with free acoustic music on Nov. 6 in Wilkes-Barre

On Friday, Nov. 6, there will be three comedians, three musicians, and a lot of “Things Better Left Unsaid.” That’s the name of a comedy show that evening at The Other Side (119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre) hosted by Shawn Ravenfire, featuring Nate Demming with headliner Dan Hoppel. Afterwards, there will be free acoustic performances […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo hold ‘A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening’ at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Oct. 17

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo hold ‘A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening’ at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Oct. 17

From a press release: After touring the world together for 35 years, Pat Benatar and her husband Neil Giraldo embark on a brand new tour – but this time in a way that their fans have never seen before. With “A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening with Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo,” fans will receive an […]

 Rich Howells

‘No Cover, No Excuses!’ showcases varied acoustic musicians on July 3 in Clarks Summit

‘No Cover, No Excuses!’ showcases varied acoustic musicians on July 3 in Clarks Summit

Clarks Summit guitarist Jason Vo, one of the weekly audience vote winners at NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, is organizing a new acoustic music showcase at Duffy’s Coffee House that shows just how broad the word “acoustic” can be. “No Cover, No Excuses!” will run from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. on Friday, July 3, featuring eight local […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Menzingers’ Greg Barnett plays ‘Where Your Heartache Exists’ acoustic

The Menzingers’ guitarist/vocalist Greg Barnett stripped down “Where Your Heartache Exists” for the “Punk Goes Acoustic” series on Exclaim! TV, which can be viewed above. The song is the fourth track on “Rented World,” the band’s latest album that was released back in April. For those unfamiliar with the original version, listen to it here: […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: Captain, We’re Sinking reveals ‘The Future’ at acoustic record release show in Wilkes-Barre

ARCHIVES: Captain, We’re Sinking reveals ‘The Future’ at acoustic record release show in Wilkes-Barre

Captain, We’re Sinking’s new album “The Future Is Cancelled” may sound bleak, but the mostly Philadelphia-based punk rockers, who originally started in Scranton, are actually on their way up. After finishing a successful tour with his brother Greg’s band, The Menzingers, guitarist/vocalist Bob Barnett is ready, though a bit nervous, to showcase his banjo picking […]

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