Rich Howells

Scranton music venue The Place relocating in Marketplace at Steamtown as Geisinger builds wellness center

Scranton music venue The Place relocating in Marketplace at Steamtown as Geisinger builds wellness center

A music venue that opened inside The Marketplace at Steamtown last fall will already have to move as Geisinger takes over former storefronts to build a musculoskeletal wellness center in downtown Scranton. Geisinger’s $20.9 million project was announced in October and will fill the two-floor space left by the Bon-Ton when it closed in 2015, […]

 Rich Howells

Lahey Family Fun Park in Clarks Summit opens mini golf courses for Memorial Day weekend

Lahey Family Fun Park in Clarks Summit opens mini golf courses for Memorial Day weekend

As Memorial Day weekend approaches after months of sheltering in place, people are looking for things to do outdoors while still taking precautions to protect themselves from the coronavirus. First, drive-in theaters started opening up for the season, and public parks soon followed. Yesterday, Lahey Family Fun Park in Clarks Summit announced plans to open […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton/Philly indie rockers The Tisburys adjust to the ‘Fading Light’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton/Philly indie rockers The Tisburys adjust to the ‘Fading Light’

In the midst of this pandemic, everyone seems to be going through a transition of some kind, and The Tisburys are no different. The first single from their upcoming album tackles that very topic, as does the entire record, which will now be released in a different way thanks to COVID-19. Like all of us, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Marley’s Mission hosts 10th annual Blue Ribbon Gala at Hilton Scranton on Feb. 15

Marley’s Mission hosts 10th annual Blue Ribbon Gala at Hilton Scranton on Feb. 15

From a press release: Marley’s Mission, a nonprofit organization in Clarks Summit that provides equine-based therapy free of charge to children who have experienced trauma, will host its 10th annual Blue Ribbon Gala at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 6 p.m.-11 p.m. This black tie optional evening of fun, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

The Gathering Place in Clarks Summit hosts first NEPA Songwriters Coffeehouse Concert on Jan. 17

The Gathering Place in Clarks Summit hosts first NEPA Songwriters Coffeehouse Concert on Jan. 17

From a press release: The Gathering Place in Clarks Summit will “showcase the cultural riches of our region” with its first NEPA Songwriters Coffeehouse Concert on Friday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. This is the first concert in a quarterly series featuring songwriters who call Northeastern Pennsylvania home. Those who appreciate the effort and skill […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton black metal band Black Nihil offers party bus to EP release show in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 7

Scranton black metal band Black Nihil offers party bus to EP release show in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 7

Scranton black metal band Black Nihil, who recently premiered their brutal first music video, are now ready to unleash their ferocious debut EP with a special event that they say will “ensure maximum debauchery.” This week, the group announced that their record release show will be held Saturday, Dec. 7 at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Green Jelly’s comedic Punk Rock Puppet Show invades Stage West in Scranton on Jan. 30

Green Jelly’s comedic Punk Rock Puppet Show invades Stage West in Scranton on Jan. 30

From a press release: Known for their sophomoric humor, theatrical performances, crazy costumes, and intentionally crude musicianship, Green Jellÿ will return to Scranton with their Punk Rock Puppet Show at Stage West on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. Kamikaze Kupcakes, Scranton hip-hop hardcore band AlphaAudio, Wilkes-Barre horror punk band Cut Up Naked Teenagers, and […]

 Rich Howells

New Scranton music venue opens inside The Marketplace at Steamtown

New Scranton music venue opens inside The Marketplace at Steamtown

Since The Mall at Steamtown became The Marketplace at Steamtown in 2016, the former retail stores have been converted into everything from a fitness center to an aquarium to a wine bar to a community college campus, complete with a public market replacing the food court. A new music venue can now be added to […]

 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 […]

 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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