Rich Howells

After 5 years, punk band Captain, We’re Sinking reunites at new Scranton music festival on Aug. 6

After 5 years, punk band Captain, We’re Sinking reunites at new Scranton music festival on Aug. 6

For local fans of punk rock, the future isn’t canceled and good things are right around the corner. Recently announced on NEPA Scene, the first-ever Good Things Are Happening Fest at the Scranton Iron Furnaces will be headlined by Captain, We’re Sinking, who are reuniting for their first show in nearly five years on Saturday, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Before returning to Scranton, Philly indie rockers The Tisburys grow ‘Garden’ on ‘Main Street’

Before returning to Scranton, Philly indie rockers The Tisburys grow ‘Garden’ on ‘Main Street’

From a press release: Originally formed in Scranton, Philadelphia-based indie rock/power pop band The Tisburys are showing their musical growth with “Garden,” the first single from their upcoming third album, “Exile on Main Street,” due out Sept. 16 via Sacks of Phones. Released on June 30, the song was recorded with Justin Nazario (Riverby, Dweller) […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Life’s work of photographer Alex Seeley on display in Scranton at ArtWorks Aug. 1-31

Life’s work of photographer Alex Seeley on display in Scranton at ArtWorks Aug. 1-31

From a press release: The newly established Alex Seeley Memorial Fund has announced an exhibition of Alex Seeley’s work at ArtWorks Gallery & Studio in downtown Scranton from Monday, Aug. 1 through Sunday, Aug. 31. “Perseverance: The Life’s Work of Alex Seeley” will have an opening reception to the public during the First Friday Scranton […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Good Things Are Happening music festival debuts at Scranton Iron Furnaces on Aug. 6

EXCLUSIVE: Good Things Are Happening music festival debuts at Scranton Iron Furnaces on Aug. 6

As if the past two years of a global pandemic and political unrest wasn’t enough for the average person to deal with, inflation has driven the cost of living to new heights in 2022. As so many struggle to make ends meet, particularly in the working class city of Scranton, it may be difficult to […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Marionette Land’ tells quirky story of Lancaster puppeteer at NEPA Film Fest on April 3

‘Marionette Land’ tells quirky story of Lancaster puppeteer at NEPA Film Fest on April 3

From a press release: The fifth annual Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival will wrap up this Sunday, April 3 with a screening of “Marionette Land” from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. at The Ritz Theater in downtown Scranton. The showing includes a special Q&A with director and Clarks Summit native Alexander Monelli, along with his subject, Robert Brock. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

5th NEPA Film Festival screens drama, horror, and more in Scranton and Waverly April 1-3

5th NEPA Film Festival screens drama, horror, and more in Scranton and Waverly April 1-3

From a press release: After hosting a smaller event last year, the Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival is back for a fifth year with three full days of screenings and programs at the Waverly Community House and The Ritz Theater in downtown Scranton. Dedicated to nurturing emerging and independent filmmakers from Northeastern Pennsylvania and around the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Clarks Summit alt rock solo project Sleeplore debuts with acclaimed self-titled EP and live band

Clarks Summit alt rock solo project Sleeplore debuts with acclaimed self-titled EP and live band

From a press release: This week, over a decade of work culminated in “Sleeplore,” the self-titled debut EP by Clarks Summit songwriter, producer, and alternative experimentalist Clyde Rosencrance. The acclaimed solo project was released on all major streaming platforms on Dec. 15 following his band’s first-ever live performance at Stage West in Scranton last month […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Dirty Nil and James Barrett open for Menzingers at Scranton Cultural Center on Black Friday

Dirty Nil and James Barrett open for Menzingers at Scranton Cultural Center on Black Friday

From a press release: Announced back in August, Philadelphia-based punk band The Menzingers will be return to their hometown to play a special all-ages Black Friday show at the Scranton Cultural Center on Nov. 26. Earlier this month, their current tourmates The Dirty Nil were added to the bill, along with Scranton indie rock singer/songwriter […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Get $25 tickets to Trans-Siberian Orchestra in Wilkes-Barre for 25 hours only

Get $25 tickets to Trans-Siberian Orchestra in Wilkes-Barre for 25 hours only

From a press release: To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the group’s landmark album “Christmas Eve and Other Stories,” the Trans-Siberian Orchestra will offer $25 tickets for 25 hours only on Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 9 a.m. through Wednesday Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. The multi-platinum, critically-acclaimed progressive rock group will play two shows at […]

 Ken Jones

REVIEW: Russello Project transports Scranton crowd to another world with introspective tunes

REVIEW: Russello Project transports Scranton crowd to another world with introspective tunes

It was a cool autumn night in downtown Scranton, and I entered Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club shivering not from the cold, but anticipation. Due to the ever-long pandemic and the trials and tribulations of raising a newborn at the same time, Saturday, Sept. 25 would be my first time attending a live music performance in […]

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