Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference artist schedule at 11 Scranton venues announced

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference artist schedule at 11 Scranton venues announced

The Electric City Music Conference held an announcement party at Stage West in Scranton on July 5, revealing all the nominees for the 2019 Steamtown Music Awards as well as the conference’s artist schedule. ECMC producers Joe Caviston and Ken Norton read off all the nominees in 35 categories, sharing the stage with live performances […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Anthrax singer Joey Belladonna brings his band Chief Big Way to Finnegan’s in Scranton on July 20

Anthrax singer Joey Belladonna brings his band Chief Big Way to Finnegan’s in Scranton on July 20

Joey Belladonna, the vocalist of Anthrax, one of the legendary Big Four thrash bands, will return to Scranton with his cover band, Chief Big Way, for a show at Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club on Saturday, July 20 at 7 p.m. Local bands Rockstar Revolution and the Jay Orrell Band will open the 21+ concert. Belladonna’s […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton music scene supports Irish Wolf Pub owner Peter Kelly with fundraiser and benefit show on May 5

Scranton music scene supports Irish Wolf Pub owner Peter Kelly with fundraiser and benefit show on May 5

After a long battle with cancer, Rhonda Kelly passed away at her home in Henryville surrounded by family on Sunday, March 31. Her husband, Peter Kelly, has been a big supporter of the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene for years through his bar, the Irish Wolf Pub (and its previous incarnation, the Judge & Jury) in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Classic heavy metal band Attacker hits Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on March 16

Classic heavy metal band Attacker hits Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on March 16

From a press release: New Jersey power metal band Attacker with bring their classic heavy metal sound to the Irish Wolf Pub in downtown Scranton on Saturday, March 16. Local metal bands Beyond Fallen, Threatpoint, Prosody, and Royal Hell will open this show, which is a makeup date after Attacker canceled a 2018 concert at […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference in Scranton, 09/14-15/18

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference in Scranton, 09/14-15/18

Following the biggest turnout for the Steamtown Music Awards yet, the fifth annual Electric City Music Conference took over 13 venues across the Scranton area for the most massive weekend in local music on Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Sept. 15. Lineups featuring over 150 local and national acts in countless genres played in returning […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton alternative rock band Permanence opens up personal ‘Wound’ on new EP

Scranton alternative rock band Permanence opens up personal ‘Wound’ on new EP

Making their debut last year with the well-received “Northeast” EP, Scranton’s Permanence is back with five more songs in 2018, along with the drive to continue producing alternative rock in a distinctly Northeastern Pennsylvania style. Embraced by the local music scene almost immediately in their first year as a band, one is hard-pressed to not […]

 Rich Howells

City of Scranton shuts down new Lackawanna Music Festival at 2 different venues

City of Scranton shuts down new Lackawanna Music Festival at 2 different venues

After the city of Scranton temporarily shut down live public events at Back Breakers Training Center on Tuesday due to safety concerns, the brand new Lackawanna Music Festival was set to move its inaugural event to the nearby Irish Wolf Pub in downtown Scranton with only minor changes to its scheduled lineup on Saturday, July […]

 Rich Howells

City halts Back Breakers events, Lackawanna Music Festival moves to Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton July 7-8

City halts Back Breakers events, Lackawanna Music Festival moves to Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton July 7-8

The city of Scranton has temporarily shut down live public events at Back Breakers Training Center due to safety concerns with the venue, forcing the small professional wrestling facility to put any wrestling shows and concerts on hold for the time being, according to Back Breakers. Back Breakers began hosting all-ages concerts in its upstairs […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Metal band Jinjer comes from Ukraine to Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on Aug. 1

Metal band Jinjer comes from Ukraine to Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on Aug. 1

From a press release: After opening for both Cradle of Filth and Arch Enemy earlier this year, Ukrainian metal band Jinjer will perform at the Irish Wolf Pub in downtown Scranton on Wednesday, Aug. 1 as one of their only North American shows this summer. Following their Philadelphia stop at Kung Fu Necktie on Tuesday, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lackawanna Music Festival announces afterparty with Will Wood and American Opera in Scranton on July 7

Lackawanna Music Festival announces afterparty with Will Wood and American Opera in Scranton on July 7

From a press release: After postponing the Scranton date of their tour last month, a makeup date has been announced for New Jersey avant-garde pop/gypsy/experimental rock group Will Wood and the Tapeworms and Brooklyn folk rock band American Opera. Both acts will perform at the Irish Wolf Pub in downtown Scranton on Saturday, July 7 […]

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