Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference artist schedule at 11 Scranton venues announced

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference artist schedule at 11 Scranton venues announced

The Electric City Music Conference held an announcement party at Stage West in Scranton on July 5, revealing all the nominees for the 2019 Steamtown Music Awards as well as the conference’s artist schedule. ECMC producers Joe Caviston and Ken Norton read off all the nominees in 35 categories, sharing the stage with live performances […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

After sold-out opening, new Scranton speakeasy Madame Jenny’s plans weekly jazz music and 1920s fun

After sold-out opening, new Scranton speakeasy Madame Jenny’s plans weekly jazz music and 1920s fun

From a press release: The secret is out, and downtown Scranton’s speakeasy, Madame Jenny’s, is a hit with locals looking for something new to do… or, rather, something old to do again in modern times. This clandestine cocktail bar opened its doors last weekend with swingin’ sounds of the Madame Jenny’s House Jazz Band on […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Former Misfits singer Michale Graves plays acoustic set at Ale Mary’s in Scranton on Dec. 3

Former Misfits singer Michale Graves plays acoustic set at Ale Mary’s in Scranton on Dec. 3

From a press release: Former Misfits singer and rock solo artist Michale Graves will perform an acoustic show with local band Lord Gorilla and The Ragdoll Crew at Ale Mary’s in downtown Scranton on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 9 p.m. Presented by the NEPA Horror Film Festival, the 21+ event at Ale Mary’s (126 Franklin […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: GRRRLS Night at Ale Mary’s in Scranton, 03/25/16

PHOTOS: GRRRLS Night at Ale Mary’s in Scranton, 03/25/16

GRRRLS Night, “an open platform for all women to showcase their talents in poetry, spoken word, music, and comedy,” made its return to Ale Mary’s in downtown Scranton on Friday, March 25 after a few months off, allowing eight young ladies the opportunity to share a bit of themselves through their art in an intimate […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Girls-only open mic GRRRLS Night returns to Ale Mary’s in Scranton on March 25

Girls-only open mic GRRRLS Night returns to Ale Mary’s in Scranton on March 25

After taking a few months off, GRRRLS Night, the only girls-only performance night in Northeastern Pennsylvania, returns to Ale Mary’s in downtown Scranton on Friday, March 25 at 8 p.m. Created by Jess Meoni, graphic designer and founder of the Scranton Zine Fest and Ruthless Zine, the monthly open mic platform began in July 2015 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Free ‘Spooky Christmas’ horror film festival plans bloody night at Ale Mary’s in Scranton on Dec. 17

Free ‘Spooky Christmas’ horror film festival plans bloody night at Ale Mary’s in Scranton on Dec. 17

From a press release: The first annual NEPA Horror Film Festival debuted at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Oct. 16, drawing over 100 guests. Rather than wait until next year for more scares, the festival is presenting a “Spooky Christmas” at Ale Mary’s (126 Franklin Ave., Scranton) on Thursday, Dec. 17. There […]

 Bill Thomas

VHS rises from the dead for Electric City Shocker Theater in Scranton

VHS rises from the dead for Electric City Shocker Theater in Scranton

Cult classic films screen on VHS on Saturday, Oct. 17 at Ale Mary's

Flashback time: You’re a kid again. Friday night, you and your friends scour the video rental store racks for the creepiest, bloodiest, most I’m-way-too-young-to-be-watching-this horror flicks you can get your mitts on. Later, you and your buddies huddle around the TV set like cavemen around the first fire, gorging yourselves on junk food and lurid […]

 Ali Pica

GRRRLS Night starts girls-only open mic at Ale Mary’s in Scranton on July 31

GRRRLS Night starts girls-only open mic at Ale Mary’s in Scranton on July 31

This gives a whole new meaning to “girls’ night out.” Jess Meoni, founder of the Scranton Zine Fest and Ruthless Zine, is hosting a brand new girls-only performance night called GRRRLS Night at the playfully named pub Ale Mary’s (formerly known as Whistle’s) in downtown Scranton this Friday, July 31 at 8 p.m. With 12 […]