Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Live in Wilkes-Barre – Walk the Moon, National Reserve, MiZ, Chris Kearney, and more, 07/19/19

PHOTOS: Live in Wilkes-Barre – Walk the Moon, National Reserve, MiZ, Chris Kearney, and more, 07/19/19

Friday, July 19 was a night to remember for live music in Wilkes-Barre as local and national acts played all around the downtown area, so NEPA Scene jumped from venue to venue to take it all in. Walk the Moon headlined pop radio station 98.5 KRZ’s Summer Smash at the F.M. Kirby Center. The band […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Canadian band Big Brave headlines night of experimental music at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on June 14

Canadian band Big Brave headlines night of experimental music at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on June 14

From a press release: Big Brave, an experimental drone metal band from Canada, is currently on a North American tour that will stop at Karl Hall in downtown Wilkes-Barre this Friday, June 14. Wilkes-Barre’s own one-man “blackened slowcore” band Planning for Burial will open the all-ages concert with a drone set, along with Frackville electric […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Glitterer, solo project of Title Fight’s Ned Russin, plays at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 15

Glitterer, solo project of Title Fight’s Ned Russin, plays at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 15

From a press release: It was announced today that Glitterer, the solo project of Title Fight bassist/vocalist Ned Russin, will play a hometown show at Karl Hall in downtown Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Aug. 15. The all-ages show will be held about a month after the release of Glitterer’s debut full-length album, “Looking Through the Shades,” […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw play intimate acoustic show at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on May 31

Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw play intimate acoustic show at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on May 31

It was announced today that Scranton indie rock band Tigers Jaw will return to Northeastern Pennsylvania for a headlining acoustic performance at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, May 31. The intimate all-ages show will celebrate the eighth anniversary of music blog Highway 81 Revisited, which was founded in NEPA and continues to cover bands […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA rocker turned Nashville singer/songwriter Bob Lewis performs at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on April 27

NEPA rocker turned Nashville singer/songwriter Bob Lewis performs at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on April 27

From a press release: After nearly 25 years of musical highlights and misadventures – from punk shows in Pennsylvanian coal country to folk gigs along the California coastline – Bob Lewis has reached the “End of an Error” with his latest album. The Northeastern Pennsylvania native turned East Nashville troubadour will return to his hometown […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene comedy night with Thomas the Red and friends at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre, 07/28/18

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene comedy night with Thomas the Red and friends at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre, 07/28/18

Thomas the Red, the world’s only stand-up comedy viking, conquered Season 6 of the NEPA Scene Rising Talent open mic and talent contest at The V-Spot in Scranton by coming in first place in the Finals Showcase on Tuesday, June 26, so as part of the grand prize, he headlined a night of comedy and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Up-and-coming rock ‘n’ rollers The Nude Party perform at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 9

Up-and-coming rock ‘n’ rollers The Nude Party perform at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 9

From a press release: It was announced today that North Carolina natives The Nude Party will bring their blend of British-infused rock ‘n’ roll and Americana sound to Karl Hall in downtown Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Sept. 9. Opening acts are TBA. Playing festivals like SXSW; touring the country and performing with the likes of The […]

 Rich Howells

Captain, We’re Sinking’s Bobby Barnett goes country and plays solo at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on June 29

Captain, We’re Sinking’s Bobby Barnett goes country and plays solo at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on June 29

It has been four months since Scranton punk rock band Captain, We’re Sinking officially parted ways, but Bobby Barnett is carrying on as a solo musician, releasing a brand new album, “Steady Ache,” on March 30 that marks a new direction for the vocalist and guitarist. With teaching and life outside of music, Barnett doesn’t […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA rock band Underground Saints play rare reunion show at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on June 15

NEPA rock band Underground Saints play rare reunion show at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on June 15

With their drummer now running downtown Wilkes-Barre music venue Karl Hall, it was only a matter of time before the Underground Saints rose up again to perform at the new all-ages music venue. The popular Northeastern Pennsylvania alternative rock band only played two gigs in 2017 since reuniting for the first time in years at […]

 Rich Howells

Ex-Breaking Benjamin guitarist Aaron Fink plays release show for 4th solo album in Wilkes-Barre on May 18

Ex-Breaking Benjamin guitarist Aaron Fink plays release show for 4th solo album in Wilkes-Barre on May 18

On April 13, the same day that his former band, Breaking Benjamin, released their new album, Northeastern Pennsylvania rock singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Aaron Fink put out his next solo album via Woodhenge Records and is set to play a release show at the new downtown Wilkes-Barre music venue Karl Hall later this month. […]