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NYC band Wild Pink headlines night of indie folk rock at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on April 28

NYC band Wild Pink headlines night of indie folk rock at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on April 28

From a press release: It was announced this week that New York City indie folk rock act Wild Pink will perform at Karl Hall in downtown Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, April 28. Two of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s own indie folk/Americana bands, Joe Burke & Co. from West Pittston and Noxen from Wyoming County, will open the all-ages […]

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PHOTOS: Karl Hall reopening with Raw Brigade in Wilkes-Barre, 01/25/22

PHOTOS: Karl Hall reopening with Raw Brigade in Wilkes-Barre, 01/25/22

From the depths of downtown Wilkes-Barre, Karl Hall rose again. For the first time in nearly two years, the small basement music venue was able to let patrons through its doors for an indoor show that was as raw as its headliner. Raw Brigade, a Colombian straight edge group, performed with local hardcore bands Ripped […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

After selling out Karl Hall, Tigers Jaw adds 2nd hometown show in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 17

After selling out Karl Hall, Tigers Jaw adds 2nd hometown show in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 17

From a press release: In just two days, Tigers Jaw sold out their all-ages hometown show at Karl Hall on Friday, Feb. 18, so today the Scranton indie rockers added a second full band performance at the downtown Wilkes-Barre venue on Thursday, Feb. 17. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the music starts at 7:30 […]

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Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw kick off national tour at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 18

Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw kick off national tour at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 18

From a press release: Last week, Philadelphia-based psychedelic post-hardcore group Circa Survive canceled their highly anticipated Blue Sky Noise 10 Year Anniversary Tour, citing “multiple factors,” including vocalist Anthony Green “struggling with a mental health crisis and unable to be on tour at this time.” “A focus on self and family is of the utmost […]

 Rich Howells

Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre reopens with punk, hardcore, indie, and more all-ages shows

Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre reopens with punk, hardcore, indie, and more all-ages shows

After nearly two years, Karl Hall is finally ready to bring concerts back inside. COVID-19 closed the intimate all-ages venue in March of 2020, and while it hosted online shows as well as a massive drive-in concert with the Mohegan Sun Arena, the downtown Wilkes-Barre building remained closed into 2021, instead opting to hold a […]

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Plains pop punks Into Sunday play EP release show at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on March 12

Plains pop punks Into Sunday play EP release show at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on March 12

From a press release: Wilkes-Barre music venue Karl Hall is reopening in January, which means Barnstorm Booking is returning as well. The local promoter’s first concert since February of 2020 will be a release show for “When It’s Over,” the new four-song EP by Plains pop punk band Into Sunday, on Saturday, March 12. “We’re […]

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Los Angeles hardcore heavyweights Terror tear up Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 4

Los Angeles hardcore heavyweights Terror tear up Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 4

From a press release: After nearly two years, Karl Hall is finally ready to bring concerts back inside. The pandemic closed the intimate all-ages venue in March of 2020, and while it hosted online shows as well as a massive drive-in concert with the Mohegan Sun Arena, the downtown Wilkes-Barre building remained closed into 2021, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Langan, Frost & Wane debuts with psych folk album and Wilkes-Barre concert on Aug. 15

Langan, Frost & Wane debuts with psych folk album and Wilkes-Barre concert on Aug. 15

From a press release: Langan, Frost & Wane is the collaboration of three ambitious songwriters writing in the folk tradition and drawing candidly from the folk revival of the mid-20th century. It began as a vessel for Brian Langan (Langan) and RJ Gilligan (Frost) to explore a territory they otherwise had no outlet for in […]

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Scranton’s Tigers Jaw will join Philly rockers Circa Survive on North American tour in 2022

Scranton’s Tigers Jaw will join Philly rockers Circa Survive on North American tour in 2022

From a press release: Psychedelic post-hardcore group Circa Survive emerged from the Philadelphia suburb of Doylestown and quickly made a name for themselves in the indie music scene in a little over two years with their 2005 debut album “Juturna” and 2007 follow-up “On Letting Go,” both released on Equal Vision Records. Their major label […]

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Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw will play outdoor acoustic show in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 15

Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw will play outdoor acoustic show in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 15

From a press release: Last month, Tigers Jaw took over one of their favorite music venues, Karl Hall in downtown Wilkes-Barre, and recorded a special online record release show for their fans locally and all over the world. This summer, the Scranton indie rock band will return there to perform in front of a crowd […]

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