Rich Howells

7 questions for Jess Meoni (Scranton Punk Rock Flea) and Bobby Keller (NEPA Horror Film Fest)

7 questions for Jess Meoni (Scranton Punk Rock Flea) and Bobby Keller (NEPA Horror Film Fest)

Over the last decade or so, Jess Meoni and Bobby Keller have been organizing all types of shows and events in the area, including the Scranton Punk Rock Flea Market & Zinefest and the NEPA Horror Film Festival, respectively. After combining both of them into one last year, they decided to do it twice this […]

 Rich Howells

The Mesos debut infectious Scranton punk rock EP at NEPA Horror Film Fest on Oct. 16

The Mesos debut infectious Scranton punk rock EP at NEPA Horror Film Fest on Oct. 16

If you believe rock ‘n’ roll peaked in the 1970s, The Mesos are the band for you. And like many of those bands, the group started in a grimy old basement, this one in the Scranton/Dunmore area during the winter of 2017. “After The Kids Laughing At Pedestrians – The KLAP, for short – disbanded, […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Lance Bass, O-Town, LFO, Ryan Cabrerra, and Kelsie Watts at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 08/21/21

PHOTOS: Lance Bass, O-Town, LFO, Ryan Cabrerra, and Kelsie Watts at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 08/21/21

The Pop 2000 Tour brought high-energy nostalgia and 500 screaming fans to the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City on Saturday, Aug. 21. Hosted by Lance Bass of NSYNC fame, the outdoor show featured early 2000s hit-makers LFO, O-Town, and Ryan Cabrera, along with “The Voice” alum Kelsie Watts. Aside from age and venue size, […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Subtronics, HE$H, Level Up, and Guppi at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 06/18-19/21

PHOTOS: Subtronics, HE$H, Level Up, and Guppi at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 06/18-19/21

The “angry robot noises” of Subtronics echoed through the valley when the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour rolled into the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City on Friday, June 18 and Saturday, June 19. HE$H, Level Up, and Guppi joined the young Philadelphia dubstep DJ/producer on this cross-country trek that ran from April through the end […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Blue Oyster Cult at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 05/29/21

PHOTOS: Blue Oyster Cult at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 05/29/21

After 50+ plus years of playing together, Blue Öyster Cult singer/guitarists Eric Bloom and Buck Dharma weren’t going to be stopped by a cold and rainy night – or even the pandemic – in Dickson City on Saturday, May 29. The New York-based prog rock progenitors and classic rock icons opened the Circle Drive-In Theatre’s […]

 Rich Howells

Q&A: Singer Brian Langan muses about The SW!MS before reunion at Spooky Summer at Circle Drive-In on June 12

Q&A: Singer Brian Langan muses about The SW!MS before reunion at Spooky Summer at Circle Drive-In on June 12

In the early 2000s, The SW!MS created the kind of psychedelic indie pop rock that was undeniably quirky, catchy, and fun, crafting unique musical fantasy adventures that could only otherwise be captured in the colorful artwork of vocalist/guitarist Brian Langan. Garnering a loyal following and national attention, the acclaimed Scranton band made a lasting impact […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Actor Clint Howard will meet fans at Spooky Summer film fest at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on June 12

Typically held in the fall, the NEPA Horror Film Festival is hosting a special Spooky Summer event at the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City on Saturday, June 12, and with the warmer weather comes the ice cream man. Actor Clint Howard will be meeting fans, taking photos, and signing autographs starting at 3:30 p.m., […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

2000s pop stars Lance Bass, O-Town, Ryan Cabrera, LFO come to Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Aug. 21

2000s pop stars Lance Bass, O-Town, Ryan Cabrera, LFO come to Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Aug. 21

From a press release: Throwbacks aren’t just reserved for Thursdays – they’re happening all summer long. The national Pop 2000 Tour will deliver the “TRL” moments that brings pop fans right back to the early 2000s when boy bands ruled the airwaves and MTV. Hosted by Lance Bass of NSYNC, these shows feature live performances […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Q&A: Philly rocker Nick Perri talks debut album and gives it away before return to Scranton for Peach Fest

Q&A: Philly rocker Nick Perri talks debut album and gives it away before return to Scranton for Peach Fest

From a press release: Seen last year at the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City opening for Blackberry Smoke, Nick Perri & The Underground Thieves have followed the success of their debut single “Feeling Good” (which peaked at No. 45 on U.S. rock radio charts) with the release of a second single, “I Want You,” […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Classic rockers Blue Oyster Cult perform live at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on May 29

Classic rockers Blue Oyster Cult perform live at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on May 29

From a press release: Classic rock band Blue Öyster Cult, best known for the singles “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper,” “Burnin’ for You,” and “Godzilla” in the 1970s and ’80s that are still in rotation today, will play live at the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City on Saturday, May 29. This show will kick off […]

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