Ken Jones

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Metal warriors Canedy blow away blues fest with heavy debut

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Metal warriors Canedy blow away blues fest with heavy debut

So here I am, a passenger in the car of one of the area’s preeminent hard rock guitarists, Charlie Russello, driving to Binghamton, New York on Sunday, Sept. 8 for the 18th annual Blues on the Bridge, thinking about and jamming to nothing but metal. This isn’t so odd for two guys our age who […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: 2019 Steamtown Music Awards ceremony in Scranton (with winners list), 09/12/19

PHOTOS: 2019 Steamtown Music Awards ceremony in Scranton (with winners list), 09/12/19

The three-day Electric City Music Conference began its sixth annual weekend with the Steamtown Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 12, matching last year’s massive turnout with even more local musicians and industry professionals packing into The V-Spot in Scranton and filling the front parking lot with support and love for the exceptional music scene of […]

 Rich Howells

Carbondale drummer Carl Canedy of The Rods debuts solo band in Binghamton on Sept. 8

Carbondale drummer Carl Canedy of The Rods debuts solo band in Binghamton on Sept. 8

2019 continues to be a busy year for Carbondale musician and producer Carl Canedy, best known as the drummer of The Rods since they formed in 1980. The legendary heavy metal band released their first full-length album of new original material in eight years, “Brotherhood of Metal,” on June 7, and soon after, it was […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Carbondale drummer Carl Canedy to receive Lifetime Achievement Steamtown Music Award in Scranton

EXCLUSIVE: Carbondale drummer Carl Canedy to receive Lifetime Achievement Steamtown Music Award in Scranton

Before the announcement party for nominees tomorrow night, the Steamtown Music Awards are announcing the recipient of the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award today exclusively on NEPA Scene. As part of the sixth annual Electric City Music Conference, this year’s ceremony will honor Cabondale drummer and accomplished producer Carl Canedy, a member of the legendary heavy […]

 Rich Howells

Metal legends The Rods release new album, ‘Brotherhood of Metal,’ with Carbondale drummer Carl Canedy on June 7

Metal legends The Rods release new album, ‘Brotherhood of Metal,’ with Carbondale drummer Carl Canedy on June 7

Legendary heavy metal band The Rods, who have a local connection in drummer Carl Canedy, will release their first full-length album of new original material in eight years, “Brotherhood of Metal,” on Friday, June 7. After making their mark with classic ’80s albums like “The Rods,” “Wild Dogs,” “In the Raw,” and “Let Them Eat […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA rock band Underground Saints play rare reunion show at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on June 15

NEPA rock band Underground Saints play rare reunion show at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on June 15

With their drummer now running downtown Wilkes-Barre music venue Karl Hall, it was only a matter of time before the Underground Saints rose up again to perform at the new all-ages music venue. The popular Northeastern Pennsylvania alternative rock band only played two gigs in 2017 since reuniting for the first time in years at […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Will Wood and the Tapeworms, The Cryptid, Static in the Attic, and Harambe at Levels in Scranton, 03/14/18

PHOTOS: Will Wood and the Tapeworms, The Cryptid, Static in the Attic, and Harambe at Levels in Scranton, 03/14/18

Levels Bar & Grill in downtown Scranton is typically home to college dance parties with DJs and cover bands, but on Wednesday, March 14, the venue hosted something decidedly different and unlike anything else going on in the local music scene at the moment… or possibly ever. Avant-garde, experimental pop rock group Will Wood and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Winter Blues Guitarmageddon rocks 3rd year at Scranton Cultural Center on Feb. 16

Winter Blues Guitarmageddon rocks 3rd year at Scranton Cultural Center on Feb. 16

From a press release: The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple has announced that Winter Blues Guitarmageddon, a collaboration with The Soul Shakers, will return for its third year. Featuring some of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s most talented blues musicians, the show will take place in the SCC’s Grand Ballroom on Friday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Steamtown National Historic Site runs fall foliage train excursions Sept. 24-Oct. 29

Steamtown National Historic Site runs fall foliage train excursions Sept. 24-Oct. 29

From a press release: There’s a chill in the air and autumn is on its way, so what better way to view Northeastern Pennsylvania’s colorful fall foliage than from a historic train coach? The Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton is scheduling excursions through some of the most beautiful fall countryside of the nearby […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Orange Neon IPA by Iron Hart Brewing Company

Beer: Orange Neon Brewery: Iron Hart Brewing Company Style: IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 6.50% IBU: 20 After disbanding last year, one of the founders of local brewery and taproom 3 Guys and a Beer’d rebranded and took a new, scaled down approach to become Iron Hart Brewing. How did this change affect the beer? Let’s […]

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