NEPA Scene Staff

Wilkes-Barre post-hardcore band So Much Hope, Buried shares inspiring ‘Sentiment’ on debut EP

Wilkes-Barre post-hardcore band So Much Hope, Buried shares inspiring ‘Sentiment’ on debut EP

From a press release: Unearthed in Northeastern Pennsylvania, So Much Hope, Buried independently released their debut EP, “Sentiment,” today and will celebrate by headlining a show tonight at The Oasis in Kingston. On the new album, the Wilkes-Barre-based group – Bart James (lead vocals), Derek Nowak (piano/vocals), Andrew Blank (guitar), Nick Cotillo (bass), and Eric […]

 Rich Howells

Breaking down ‘The Big Break’ contest – NEPA musicians compete at 4 venues on Jan. 21-Feb. 11

Breaking down ‘The Big Break’ contest – NEPA musicians compete at 4 venues on Jan. 21-Feb. 11

The contest is called “The Big Break,” where seven acts will compete across four stages for some major prizes, but the real challenge has been behind the scenes where Eyal Filkovsky is hoping this experience doesn’t break him. With just days until the first night of live performances is set to begin, musicians have been […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Peculiar Kitchen in Scranton hosts buffet with live music on Jan. 16 to benefit V-Spot after fire

Peculiar Kitchen in Scranton hosts buffet with live music on Jan. 16 to benefit V-Spot after fire

On New Year’s Eve, the roof of The V-Spot in Scranton caught fire while it was being repaired for minor leaks. While no patrons were in the bar yet and no one was hurt, the fire, smoke, and water damage will likely take about a month or more to repair, leaving the venue’s bartenders, bouncers, […]

 Rich Howells

Forget Santa – get pictures with Krampus at The Strange & Unusual in Kingston on Dec. 11

Forget Santa – get pictures with Krampus at The Strange & Unusual in Kingston on Dec. 11

If you’ve been more naughty than nice this year, skip those lines at the mall waiting for Santa Claus and go straight to The Strange and Unusual Oddities Parlor in Kingston to meet Krampus instead on Saturday, Dec. 11. A dark counterpart to ol’ Saint Nick and his rewards for good children, Krampus is a […]

 Rich Howells

Bazaar of the Bizarre gathers horror, punk, and tattoo culture at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 24

Bazaar of the Bizarre gathers horror, punk, and tattoo culture at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 24

Strange… dark… odd… unusual… and now bizarre. A Bazaar of the Bizarre will haunt the F.M. Kirby Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Oct. 24, “bringing together the style of horror, punk rock, oddities, and tattoo culture.” No one in Northeastern Pennsylvania may be more qualified to do that than Josh Balz, the owner of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Wilkes-Barre hardcore band One Step Closer debuts ‘This Place You Know’ on Run for Cover Records

Wilkes-Barre hardcore band One Step Closer debuts ‘This Place You Know’ on Run for Cover Records

From a press release: “This place you know, sometimes it hides the truth and it lets people go.” One Step Closer vocalist Ryan Savitski cries out this declaration just over halfway through the opening track on the band’s new album, the aptly titled “This Place You Know” that was released today via Run for Cover […]

 Rich Howells

Title Fight’s Wilkes-Barre mural may be covered by billboard as fans try to save ‘Hyperview’ artwork

Title Fight’s Wilkes-Barre mural may be covered by billboard as fans try to save ‘Hyperview’ artwork

In 2014, Kingston punk/shoegaze band Title Fight worked with their friend and album cover artist John Slaby to create a reflective mural on the side of a building on South Main Street in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Located near the former Cafe Metro, a venue they often played with other breakout local bands like The Menzingers and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

New Wilkes-Barre soda brand Parlor Beverages taking pre-orders for root beer and birch beer

New Wilkes-Barre soda brand Parlor Beverages taking pre-orders for root beer and birch beer

From a press release: In March, a new company called Parlor Beverages announced that it would be creating craft sodas in Wilkes-Barre. Now, this lifestyle brand built on nostalgia and rock ‘n’ roll is telling soda drinkers to “get ready for a mouthful of madness” – $10 four-packs of root beer, butterscotch root beer, and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Mayors of NEPA unite against consumer fireworks in letter to legislators

Mayors of NEPA unite against consumer fireworks in letter to legislators

From a press release: During the pandemic, Wilkes-Barre Mayor George C. Brown began meeting with other Northeast Pennsylvania mayors to pool resources and work on common issues in the area. On June 24, they joined together under the banner of “Mayors of Northeastern Pennsylvania” to write a letter to express their distress with the increased […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NYC comedian Solo Jones headlines stand-up show at Scranton Comedy Club in Dunmore on June 18

NYC comedian Solo Jones headlines stand-up show at Scranton Comedy Club in Dunmore on June 18

Indoor entertainment is back, so the Scranton Comedy Club is selling season passes along with individual tickets to its next monthly stand-up show at the Holiday Inn Scranton East in Dunmore. The first show of the summer will be held this Friday, June 18 with New York City headliner Solo Jones, who has opened for […]

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