NEPA Scene Staff

PPW’s ‘Brawl at the Mall’ brings live wrestling to Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton on Aug. 10

PPW’s ‘Brawl at the Mall’ brings live wrestling to Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton on Aug. 10

From a press release: PPW, an independent wrestling company based in Hazleton, will host its first-ever wrestling event in Scranton at an usual venue, bringing regional talent as well as a WWE Superstar to The Marketplace at Steamtown on Saturday, Aug. 10. The “Brawl at the Mall,” held on the second floor in the atrium […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Queer NEPA hosts LGBTQ Pride Series events across Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area throughout June

Queer NEPA hosts LGBTQ Pride Series events across Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area throughout June

From a press release: Local LGBTQ+ activists Queer NEPA have announced a full month of events in June for the organization’s second annual Pride Series celebrating queer resilience and identity. Coinciding once again with national LGBT Pride Month, this year also marks the historic 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising of 1969, which was a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Coheed and Cambria plays free live acoustic show at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on May 16

Coheed and Cambria plays free live acoustic show at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on May 16

From a press release: Before Coheed and Cambria embark on a North American tour in support of their latest album, “The Unheavenly Creatures,” it was revealed today that Hazleton active rock radio station 97.9X will bring the modern progressive rock band to the Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre for a live acoustic show this Thursday, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA’s own TSO, Twelve Twenty-Four, rocks the holidays in local venues from Nov. 24-Dec. 22

NEPA’s own TSO, Twelve Twenty-Four, rocks the holidays in local venues from Nov. 24-Dec. 22

From a press release: Following the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s 19th annual stop in Wilkes-Barre, Northeastern Pennsylvania’s own Christmas rock opera band, Twelve Twenty-Four, will begin its 17th tour by releasing a new album. Twelve Twenty-Four will put out the new EP, “Transcendence,” this Saturday, Nov. 24, celebrating their third studio release with their first live concert […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Creating punk rock music, comics, animation, and videos with Tedd Hazard

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Creating punk rock music, comics, animation, and videos with Tedd Hazard

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the award-winning NEPA Scene Podcast presents honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to Northeastern Pennsylvania. The live, multi-camera show streams in high definition on NEPA Scene’s Facebook page […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Telling the real ‘Polka King’ story with documentary filmmaker John Mikulak

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Telling the real ‘Polka King’ story with documentary filmmaker John Mikulak

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the award-winning NEPA Scene Podcast presents honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to Northeastern Pennsylvania. The live, multi-camera show streams in high definition on NEPA Scene’s Facebook page […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEOS: NEPA musicians perform with ‘Polka King’ Jack Black on ‘Colbert’ and ‘Today’ show

VIDEOS: NEPA musicians perform with ‘Polka King’ Jack Black on ‘Colbert’ and ‘Today’ show

While the NEPA Scene Podcast recorded a show with John Mikulak, whose local documentary inspired the new Netflix movie “The Polka King,” several Northeastern Pennsylvania musicians were in New York City yesterday performing polka music with its star, Jack Black, on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” which aired later that night on CBS. Black […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Netflix releases first trailer for ‘The Polka King’ starring Jack Black as Hazleton con man

As NEPA Scene reported yesterday, Netflix has finally settled on an official release date for its new comedic drama, “The Polka King,” so today the streaming service dropped the first trailer for the anticipated film, which stars comedian, actor, and musician Jack Black as real-life Hazleton polka legend Jan “Lewan” Lewandowski. No area has anticipated […]

 Rich Howells

‘The Polka King’ starring Jack Black as Hazleton con man premieres on Netflix on Jan. 12

‘The Polka King’ starring Jack Black as Hazleton con man premieres on Netflix on Jan. 12

Since its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 22, moviegoers in Northeastern Pennsylvania have been anxiously waiting for a release date for the new comedic drama “The Polka King,” which is forgoing a traditional theatrical release by becoming a Netflix exclusive. The reason so many locals are looking forward to the movie […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lehighton band Another Day Dawns wins local competition, advances to neXt2rock finals in Los Angeles

Lehighton band Another Day Dawns wins local competition, advances to neXt2rock finals in Los Angeles

From a press release: Cumulus Media and Hazleton radio station 97.9X have announced the names of the five rock artists selected as finalists in neXt2rock, a one-of-a-kind national grassroots talent search and artist development program for rock music. Another Day Dawns from Lehighton has been chosen to represent the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area as one of the […]

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