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 […]

 Guest Contributor

11 out-of-town bands you need to catch at the 2016 Electric City Music Conference

11 out-of-town bands you need to catch at the 2016 Electric City Music Conference

One of the main goals of the Electric City Music Conference is to highlight all the incredible musicians who live and perform in Northeastern Pennsylvania, but there are also 11 diverse out-of-town acts playing this year that are just as worthy of your attention. Our local music scene is connected to many others, particularly in […]

 Rich Howells

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Cortland/Carbondale heavy metal band The Rods

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Cortland/Carbondale heavy metal band The Rods

The Rods City: Cortland, New York; Carbondale Genre(s): Heavy metal, rock, hard rock Years active: 1980-present Sounds like: When most people remember ’80s rock bands, they think of big hair and cheesy power ballads, forgetting that many great heavy metal bands produced some badass music throughout that decade as well. The Rods are one such […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Metal legends The Rods will play Electric City Music Conference for charity on Sept. 17

EXCLUSIVE: Metal legends The Rods will play Electric City Music Conference for charity on Sept. 17

From a press release: The Electric City Music Conference is proud to announce that heavy metal legends The Rods have been added to the lineup for the 2016 conference. The band will appear for a rare NEPA performance on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant. A portion of the proceeds […]

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