NEPA Scene Staff

Lackawanna County parks accepting 2021 reservations for pavilions and athletic fields

Lackawanna County parks accepting 2021 reservations for pavilions and athletic fields

From a press release: The Lackawanna County Commissioners – Jerry Notarianni, Debi Domenick, and Chris Chermak – have announced that the four county parks are now accepting reservations for gatherings at the respective pavilions and athletic fields. To make a reservation, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 570-963-6764. For more details about dates and […]

 James Callahan

VIDEO PREMIERE: Infamous Philly hardcore band Bad Luck 13 releases 3-song Halloween extravaganza

VIDEO PREMIERE: Infamous Philly hardcore band Bad Luck 13 releases 3-song Halloween extravaganza

The mere mention of this flaming nail bomb of a band from the “City of Brotherly Love” can strike terror in the souls of promoters, venue owners, and aggressive music fans alike. Born in Philadelphia in 1996, Bad Luck 13 Riot Extravaganza has become the thing of mosh pit legend – a fiery, multi-headed hardcore/metal […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO: Pa. metal band Tallah plays new album ‘Matriphagy’ inside horror attraction ‘Prison of the Dead’

VIDEO: Pa. metal band Tallah plays new album ‘Matriphagy’ inside horror attraction ‘Prison of the Dead’

From a press release: An original dose of fucked up and disturbing alt-metal insanity, Tallah is exhilaratinghly fresh while incorporating nostalgic ’90s nu metal vibes. Vocalist Justin Bonitz is a man possessed, wildly careening from bloodcurdling shrieks to lightning-quick rap bars. Throw in electronic elements and almighty riffs, plus modern hardcore breakdowns and thundering drums […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO: Pa. metal band Tallah releases ‘The Silo’ as ‘nu-core’ sound continues to gain fans

VIDEO: Pa. metal band Tallah releases ‘The Silo’ as ‘nu-core’ sound continues to gain fans

From a press release: Max Portnoy, son of ex-Dream Theater and Sons of Apollo drummer Mike Portnoy, founded his own band with Tallah. Musically, the Pennsylvania “nu-core” quartet is oriented towards modern bands like Code Orange, Slipknot, Korn, and Deftones, mixed with industrial elements. YouTuber and Hungry Lights songwriter Justin Bonitz handles the standout vocals, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lackawanna County Commissioners reopen 4 county parks for limited use

Lackawanna County Commissioners reopen 4 county parks for limited use

From a press release: The Lackawanna County Commissioners – Jerry Notarianni, Debi Domenick, and Chris Chermak – have approved the reopening of the four county parks for limited use beginning today at 7 a.m. McDade Park in Scranton, Merli-Sarnoski Park in Greenfield Township, Covington Park in Covington Township, and Aylesworth Park in Jermyn will be […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lackawanna County issues call to artists for Art in the Park children’s events in July

Lackawanna County issues call to artists for Art in the Park children’s events in July

From a press release: Lackawanna County is seeking visual and performing artists who enjoy working with children ages 4-12 to be a part of the Art in the Park program and ARTS Engage Day this summer. Art in the Park takes place in county parks outdoors under a pavilion and/or tent. Each visual artist will […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Inaugural Darkenheavy Campfest at Mountain Sky in Jermyn, 09/28-29/19

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Inaugural Darkenheavy Campfest at Mountain Sky in Jermyn, 09/28-29/19

Halloween came early to Mountain Sky last month when Darkenheavy Campfest took over the outdoor Jermyn music venue. Held Friday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Sept. 29, NEPA Scene covered two of the three days of this inaugural horror-themed event that brought all types of heavy metal, punk rock, and hardcore music to two stages in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Sensory-friendly Inclusion Festival returns to Mountain Sky in Jermyn Aug. 9-11

Sensory-friendly Inclusion Festival returns to Mountain Sky in Jermyn Aug. 9-11

From a press release: The second annual Inclusion Festival, the nation’s first sensory-friendly music and wellness festival for people with and without special needs, is coming up this Friday, Aug. 9 through Sunday, Aug. 11 at Mountain Sky in Jermyn. Music festivals, which generally evoke feelings of joy, connection, and open-mindedness, are powerful platforms for […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Will Wood and the Tapeworms, The Cryptid, Static in the Attic, and Harambe at Levels in Scranton, 03/14/18

PHOTOS: Will Wood and the Tapeworms, The Cryptid, Static in the Attic, and Harambe at Levels in Scranton, 03/14/18

Levels Bar & Grill in downtown Scranton is typically home to college dance parties with DJs and cover bands, but on Wednesday, March 14, the venue hosted something decidedly different and unlike anything else going on in the local music scene at the moment… or possibly ever. Avant-garde, experimental pop rock group Will Wood and […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO INTERVIEW/PHOTOS: Hayley Jane and the Primates return to NEPA for Jazz Cafe and Peach Music Festival shows

VIDEO INTERVIEW/PHOTOS: Hayley Jane and the Primates return to NEPA for Jazz Cafe and Peach Music Festival shows

Following their first appearance at the Peach Music Festival in Scranton last summer, up-and-coming Boston rock band Hayley Jane and the Primates performed a special concert at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains in October, followed by another show at Mountain Sky in Jermyn the next day. In between those gigs, they stopped at […]

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