Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton metal band Traverse the Abyss inspires new fans with ‘Blink’

When Scranton metal band Traverse the Abyss released their self-titled EP last August, they didn’t know that, just a few months later, they would be playing one of their best shows yet with one of the biggest bands to ever come out of their hometown. On Dec. 22, Motionless In White returned to the Electric […]

 Rich Howells

Surviving Static-X members take 20th Anniversary Tour with DevilDriver to Levels in Scranton on June 30

Surviving Static-X members take 20th Anniversary Tour with DevilDriver to Levels in Scranton on June 30

Nearly four years after the death of frontman Wayne Static, the surviving members of Los Angeles industrial metal band Static-X surprised fans last October when they announced that they were reuniting to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album, “Wisconsin Death Trip,” by recording a new album and then touring the world in memory […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton metal band Behind the Grey take on tech in ‘Death Groove’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton metal band Behind the Grey take on tech in ‘Death Groove’

Technology is great – it allows us to communicate in ways people never thought possible just a few decades ago, and it gives the NEPA Scene staff this platform to bring you new music, but it also has its downsides, as Scranton metal band Behind the Grey highlights in the heavy but catchy “Death Groove.” […]

 Rich Howells

Motionless In White sells out 1st hometown club show in nearly 10 years at Levels in Scranton on Dec. 22

Motionless In White sells out 1st hometown club show in nearly 10 years at Levels in Scranton on Dec. 22

When Scranton metal band Motionless In White announced last month that they would return to their hometown just before Christmas for a special concert to close out the year, the news spread like wildfire and tickets started going fast when they went on sale on Nov. 17, selling out in just a few weeks. The […]

 Rich Howells

Motionless In White plays 1st hometown club show in 9 years at Levels in Scranton on Dec. 22

Motionless In White plays 1st hometown club show in 9 years at Levels in Scranton on Dec. 22

After returning to the area this summer to play the final Vans Warped Tour, Scranton metal band Motionless In White made an unexpected announcement today – they’ll be back home just before Christmas for a special concert to close out the year. The more intimate all-ages show, their first of this size in Scranton in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Returning to Scranton, pop punk band The Queers play at Levels on Sept. 16

Returning to Scranton, pop punk band The Queers play at Levels on Sept. 16

From a press release: It was announced this week that legendary pop punk rockers The Queers will return to downtown Scranton, this time performing at Levels Bar & Grill on Sunday, Sept. 16. Doors at Levels (519 Linden St., Scranton) open at 7 p.m., and the 21+ show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are […]

 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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Avant-garde rockers Will Wood and the Tapeworms perform at Levels in Scranton on March 14

Avant-garde rockers Will Wood and the Tapeworms perform at Levels in Scranton on March 14

From a press release: After selling out their upcoming album release show in their home state of New Jersey, avant-garde pop/gypsy/experimental rock group Will Wood and the Tapeworms have announced a local concert exclusively through NEPA Scene at Levels Bar & Grill in downtown Scranton on Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. The genre-bending group […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Graces Downfall singer hosts open mic series to find new artists in Scranton starting Jan. 17

Graces Downfall singer hosts open mic series to find new artists in Scranton starting Jan. 17

From a press release: Meat and Potato Entertainment, which produces the Electric City Music Conference, the Screaming Infidelities Emo Night, and manages several bands and solo artists, will present a new open mic series in downtown Scranton starting on Wednesday, Jan. 17. Levels Bar & Grill (519 Linden St., Scranton) will host the three-week open […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference in Scranton, 09/15-16/17

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference in Scranton, 09/15-16/17

The Electric City Music Conference continues to be the largest celebration of local music in Northeastern Pennsylvania, hosting over 150 bands from eight states in 11 different venues. Starting on Thursday, Sept. 14 with the Steamtown Music Awards at The V-Spot, the fourth annual conference may have been the best one yet, featuring packed performances […]