Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Telco, Don’t Panic, Eric Best, 5-7-Zero, Flowers for You, Crooked Ways, John Hahn, and more

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Telco, Don’t Panic, Eric Best, 5-7-Zero, Flowers for You, Crooked Ways, John Hahn, and more

After a few years away, the NEPA Music Notes column received a warm welcome back last week, so I’ll take that as a sign that you want to see more roundups of new and noteworthy local songs, albums, and shows. Let’s dive right in! 🎶🎶 Schuylkill Haven guitarist John Hahn, who got his start touring […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

The Rods’ entire heavy metal catalog will be reissued for 40th anniversary, starting with ‘Crank It Up’

The Rods’ entire heavy metal catalog will be reissued for 40th anniversary, starting with ‘Crank It Up’

After undergoing some major lineup changes earlier this year, heavy metal band The Rods are going back to their classic roots. High Roller Records, a German label that specializes in traditional heavy metal, will reissue all their music for the group’s 40th anniversary, starting with a new version of “Crank It Up” mixed by Fred […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Historical Society hosts horse-drawn carriage tours in Scranton, holiday raffle, and virtual lectures

Historical Society hosts horse-drawn carriage tours in Scranton, holiday raffle, and virtual lectures

From a press release: Like so many things this year, the holidays are going to be a bit different at the Lackawanna Historical Society’s Catlin House in Scranton. However, there will be new holiday happenings this season, some virtually and others socially distanced. On Wednesday, Dec. 16, the LHS will be teaming up with Brookvalley […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Drive-thru holiday display lights up Nay Aug Park in Scranton from Nov. 20-Jan. 7

Drive-thru holiday display lights up Nay Aug Park in Scranton from Nov. 20-Jan. 7

In a time where social distancing is so important, the annual holiday light display at Nay Aug Park is the perfect event for families and their loved ones looking for a safe way to celebrate the season. Scranton’s largest park will begin hosting the Christmas light spectacle a week earlier this year, starting this Friday, […]

 Scott Kucharski

PHOTOS: Allman Betts Band and Static in the Attic at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 09/19/20

PHOTOS: Allman Betts Band and Static in the Attic at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 09/19/20

The Allman Betts Band carries on the legacy of The Allman Brothers Band, and on Saturday, Sept. 19, the group made up for the Brothers’ annual tradition of the Peach Music Festival in a way with a live performance at the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City. Led by Devon Allman, son of founding Allman […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance announces NEPTA Award winners in online ceremony

Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance announces NEPTA Award winners in online ceremony

From a press release: While the coronavirus pandemic continues to prevent new shows from being staged across the area this year, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance was still able to host its 23rd annual NEPTA Awards for 2019 productions online on Sunday, June 7. The NEPTA Awards is usually held as an elegant dress-up event […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance will live stream annual NEPTA Awards on June 7

Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance will live stream annual NEPTA Awards on June 7

From a press release: While the coronavirus pandemic continues to prevent new shows from being staged across the area, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance will still host its 23rd annual NEPTA Awards for last year’s productions. The NEPTA Awards is usually held as an elegant dress-up event in the spring that highlights and honors the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Carbondale drummer Carl Canedy unleashes solo album ‘Warrior’ with new Scranton band

Carbondale drummer Carl Canedy unleashes solo album ‘Warrior’ with new Scranton band

From a press release: Following the news last month that classic heavy metal band The Rods changed their lineup and are working on a new album, founding drummer Carl Canedy released a new solo album this month featuring fellow musicians from Northeastern Pennsylvania. The respected drummer and producer from Carbondale debuted “Warrior” digitally on Friday, […]

 Rich Howells

Classic heavy metal band The Rods announce new lineup and album with Scranton and Carbondale musicians

Classic heavy metal band The Rods announce new lineup and album with Scranton and Carbondale musicians

Last year, legendary heavy metal band The Rods released their first full-length album of original material in eight years, “Brotherhood of Metal,” and drummer Carl Canedy debuted a new band for his solo project, Canedy. This year, The Rods are changing things up even more, announcing a new lineup and album that sees the departure […]

 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 […]

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