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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Comedic punk band Green Jelly returns to Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on June 17

Comedic punk band Green Jelly returns to Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on June 17

From a press release: After performing there last summer, Green Jellÿ will return to the Irish Wolf Pub in downtown Scranton on Sunday, June 17. Known for their sophomoric humor, theatrical performances, crazy costumes, and intentionally crude musicianship, Green Jellÿ will headline after opening sets from local rock bands Kali Ma and the Garland of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Avant-garde rockers Will Wood and the Tapeworms return to Scranton with American Opera on May 27

Avant-garde rockers Will Wood and the Tapeworms return to Scranton with American Opera on May 27

From a press release: After an impressive first performance in Scranton in March, New Jersey avant-garde pop/gypsy/experimental rock group Will Wood and the Tapeworms will return to downtown for a show with Brooklyn folk rock band American Opera at the Irish Wolf Pub on Sunday, May 27.at 6:30 p.m. Bloomsburg trio Merely Players will open […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Weed-themed metal band Cannabis Corpse hits Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on June 1

Weed-themed metal band Cannabis Corpse hits Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on June 1

From a press release: Following their European tour earlier this year, Cannabis Corpse – a death metal group from Virginia whose music references both smoking pot and one of the most brutal bands of all time, Cannibal Corpse – will bring their current U.S. tour to the Irish Wolf Pub in downtown Scranton on Friday, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Classic metal band Attacker headlines night of heavy metal at Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on June 23

Classic metal band Attacker headlines night of heavy metal at Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on June 23

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, June 23. Local metal acts Beyond Fallen, Prosody, and Skeletal 69 will open the show. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $10 in advance or $12 […]

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