Ken Jones

Emotional, introspective instrumentation – the return of the Russello Project

Emotional, introspective instrumentation – the return of the Russello Project

A few years ago, I was lucky to have seen what I consider one of the greatest musical nights I’ve ever experienced. It was in the humble former venue of Diane’s Deli in Pittston, and it included a few bands that featured phenomenal guitarists. Two of those bands were the Phyllis Hopkins Trio and the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NYC ska legends Mephiskapheles play all-day Punk Rock BBQ at Border Bar in Pittston on June 22

NYC ska legends Mephiskapheles play all-day Punk Rock BBQ at Border Bar in Pittston on June 22

From a press release: “Satanic ska” band Mephiskapheles is coming down from New York City to Pittston to perform at the second annual Punk Rock Bar-B-Q at the Border Bar on Saturday, June 22. Hosted by local music promotion and production team Camp Rattler, the event will feature live music inside as well as outside […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

U.K. metal legends Cloven Hoof take first U.S. tour to Border Bar in Pittston on May 23

U.K. metal legends Cloven Hoof take first U.S. tour to Border Bar in Pittston on May 23

From a press release: While they released their debut album back in 1984, classic New Wave of British Heavy Metal pioneers Cloven Hoof never toured the United States until last fall. Yesterday, they kicked off the official continuation of their first-ever U.S. tour with Philadelphia progressive metal band Crown of Earth, which will stop at […]

 Rich Howells

After tour bus accident, Scranton metal band Threatpoint raise funds with Pittston benefit show on April 26

After tour bus accident, Scranton metal band Threatpoint raise funds with Pittston benefit show on April 26

About two weeks ago, Threatpoint was on another run of tour dates across the country when their drive home turned into a terrifying moment that every touring act dreads. According to the Scranton-based thrash/groove metal band, the wheel bearings seized on their tour bus, starting a chain reaction that essentially left the vehicle without brakes […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

All-female Ramones tribute Rockaway Bitch returns to Pittston for ‘Holiday Shitshow’ on Dec. 29

All-female Ramones tribute Rockaway Bitch returns to Pittston for ‘Holiday Shitshow’ on Dec. 29

From a press release: After playing the venue’s Punk Rock Bar-B-Q in September, all-female Ramones tribute band Rockaway Bitch will return to the Border Bar in Pittston to headline the Camp Rattler Holiday Shitshow on Saturday, Dec. 29 at 7 p.m. The annual event by the local entertainment production and promotion team promises photos with […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Nashville’s Lola Montez headlines night of female-fronted rock at Border Bar in Pittston on Sept. 8

Nashville’s Lola Montez headlines night of female-fronted rock at Border Bar in Pittston on Sept. 8

From a press release: Camp Rattler continues its reputation of bringing impressive underground acts to the area while featuring homegrown talent on Saturday, Sept. 8 when Nashville rock band Lola Montez headlines a night of female-fronted music at the Border Bar in Pittston. Doors at the Border Bar (170 Laurel St., Pittston) open at 5 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

All-female Ramones tribute Rockaway Bitch plays Punk Rock BBQ at Border Bar in Pittston on Sept. 1

All-female Ramones tribute Rockaway Bitch plays Punk Rock BBQ at Border Bar in Pittston on Sept. 1

From a press release: Rockaway Bitch, who bring a female attitude to classic Ramones songs, will play in Pennsylvania for the first time when they headline a Punk Rock Bar-B-Q at the Border Bar in Pittston on Saturday, Sept. 1. The outdoor event in the new Camp Rattler Beer Garden will also feature performances by […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Nanticoke metal band The Aegean stands against ‘Tyrant’ in debut single

The Aegean has had a long journey to get to this point, but now the melodic metal band is finally ready to unleash their debut single in a rain-soaked music video that is premiering today exclusively on NEPA Scene. The Nanticoke-based group has been together and writing music for about two and a half years, […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Camp Rattler opening with Killcode, Kaleigh Baker, and more at Border Bar in Pittston, 06/09/18

PHOTOS: Camp Rattler opening with Killcode, Kaleigh Baker, and more at Border Bar in Pittston, 06/09/18

Camp Rattler has organized and hosted quality concerts all over Northeastern Pennsylvania, so when the local music promotion and production team announced that it would be camping out for the summer at the Border Bar in Pittston and opening its own outdoor beer garden there, it had to kick off with a major event. On […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NYC rock band Killcode kicks off beer garden concert series at Border Bar in Pittston on June 9

NYC rock band Killcode kicks off beer garden concert series at Border Bar in Pittston on June 9

From a press release: As detailed on the NEPA Scene Podcast last week, local music promotion and production team Camp Rattler will host a series of outdoor concerts in its new beer beer garden at the Border Bar (formerly World of Brew) in Pittston, starting with a performance by Southern-influenced rock band Killcode on Saturday, […]