NEPA Scene Staff

Alt rockers Cold close national tour at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Black Friday, Nov. 26

Alt rockers Cold close national tour at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Black Friday, Nov. 26

From a press release: It was announced this week that gold-certified alternative rock band Cold, best known for hits like “Stupid Girl” and “Just Got Wicked,” will wrap up their current U.S. tour at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Friday, Nov. 26. Scranton’s own alt rockers University Drive, who toured with Cold […]

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‘Cautionary tale’ of Wilkes-Barre band The Buoys and unlikely hit ‘Timothy’ told in new book

‘Cautionary tale’ of Wilkes-Barre band The Buoys and unlikely hit ‘Timothy’ told in new book

From a press release: 50 years after their big but controversial hit was released, a new book tells the true story of Wilkes-Barre rock band The Buoys and their fleeting success. On Oct. 26, Sunbury Press published “Somebody Else’s Dream: Dakota, The Buoys, & ‘Timothy,’” a cautionary tale of substance abuse, the pitfalls of fame, […]

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Folk punk singer Matt Pless records live album at WaxPax Records in Berwick on Oct. 28

Folk punk singer Matt Pless records live album at WaxPax Records in Berwick on Oct. 28

From a press release: Currently on his national fall tour, “hippie punk” folk rock singer/songwriter Matt Pless will stop at the newly opened WaxPax Records in Berwick to meet fans and record a live album on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. The intimate show is already sold out, but Pless will still be hanging […]

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Alt rockers Cold feature NEPA musicians on national tour from Sept. 16-Nov. 22

Alt rockers Cold feature NEPA musicians on national tour from Sept. 16-Nov. 22

From a press release: Cold was originally founded in Jacksonville, Florida in 1986 and later became known for hits like “Stupid Girl” and “Just Got Wicked” in the early 2000s, but when vocalist/guitarist Scooter Ward reformed the gold-certified alternative rock band a few years ago after a hiatus, he began creating new material with a […]

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17-year-old Berwick singer Rose Ostrowski takes over as frontwoman of rock band Deuce

17-year-old Berwick singer Rose Ostrowski takes over as frontwoman of rock band Deuce

From a press release: Over the last nine years, Berwick singer and musician Rose Ostrowski has been using her unique voice to entertain Northeastern Pennsylvania and aid charitable causes, including fundraising for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Over that period, she has been building an impressive reputation performing at a variety of venues throughout the region […]

 Rich Howells

Wilkes-Barre nu metal band Lifer celebrates 20th anniversary of debut album in Berwick on July 31

Wilkes-Barre nu metal band Lifer celebrates 20th anniversary of debut album in Berwick on July 31

In the late 1990s and into the early 2000s, a new musical genre broadly labeled as “nu metal” gave rise to a variety of heavier rock and metal bands that sold millions of CDs, from Slipknot, Korn, Limp Bizkit, and Godsmack to Linkin Park, System of a Down, Disturbed, and Staind. Many of those artists […]

 Rich Howells

BEER REVIEW: Project Happy Hole-idayz, brewed with Sheetz donut holes by Wicked Weed Brewing

BEER REVIEW: Project Happy Hole-idayz, brewed with Sheetz donut holes by Wicked Weed Brewing

Just for the holiday season, Altoona-based convenience store chain Sheetz partnered with Wicked Weed Brewing Company in North Carolina to produce a limited edition beer called Project Happy Hole-idayz that was brewed with Shweetz Glazed Vanilla Donut Holes. Four packs of 16-ounce cans are only $7.99 at select Sheetz locations, and once they’re sold out, […]

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Sheetz releases vanilla donut hole beer in NEPA stores in limited quantities on Nov. 27

Sheetz releases vanilla donut hole beer in NEPA stores in limited quantities on Nov. 27

From a press release: This week, Sheetz announced a limited edition craft beer brewed with Shweetz Glazed Vanilla Donut Holes. Dubbed “Project Happy Hole-idayz,” this first-ever beer was brewed in partnership with Wicked Weed Brewing Company and will be released this weekend. Brewed with one pound per barrel of the brand’s vanilla doughnut holes, the […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: ‘Hunger Strike’ covered by Cold, Crobot, Breaking Benjamin, Candlebox, Lifer, and Earshot members in quarantine

VIDEO: ‘Hunger Strike’ covered by Cold, Crobot, Breaking Benjamin, Candlebox, Lifer, and Earshot members in quarantine

Nick Coyle, a solo artist from Berwick as well as the singer of Wilkes-Barre nu metal band Lifer and guitarist/backing vocalist of Cold, is back with a new entry in his all-star “Corona Sessions” series, this time bringing in even more local artists for a quarantine jam with past and present members of Crobot, Breaking […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Nick Coyle of Lifer and Cold performs on first ‘NEPA Live From Home’ episode

VIDEO: Nick Coyle of Lifer and Cold performs on first ‘NEPA Live From Home’ episode

Last week, the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza and Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre announced “NEPA Live From Home,” a live music series featuring regional artists performing safely from their homes during the coronavirus pandemic. Performances are posted every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on the Facebook and Instagram pages of both Mohegan Sun Arena and […]

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