Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Wicca Phase Springs Eternal headlines 3rd Good Things Are Happening Fest in Scranton on Aug. 10

EXCLUSIVE: Wicca Phase Springs Eternal headlines 3rd Good Things Are Happening Fest in Scranton on Aug. 10

Last month, Good Things Are Happening Fest announced the initial lineup of its third year at the historic Scranton Iron Furnaces on Saturday, Aug. 10. Today, the outdoor music festival featuring local and touring acts is revealing its headliner exclusively on NEPA Scene – Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, the experimental emo trap solo project of […]

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Falling in Reverse hits Montage Mountain in Scranton with Black Veil Brides, Dance Gavin Dance, and more on Sept. 7

Falling in Reverse hits Montage Mountain in Scranton with Black Veil Brides, Dance Gavin Dance, and more on Sept. 7

From a press release: Mixing metal, post-hardcore, pop punk, rap, emo, and other genres into their sound, Falling in Reverse make anthems that provoke and inspire. Unnervingly ahead of the pack and yet always decisively right on time, their mix of bombastic declarations and intimate confessions connect with diverse crowds worldwide. The rule-breaking, genre-busting, hellraising […]

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Scranton metal band Motionless In White headlines Apocalypse Fest 2.0 at Mohegan Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Halloween, Oct. 31

Scranton metal band Motionless In White headlines Apocalypse Fest 2.0 at Mohegan Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Halloween, Oct. 31

From a press release: Last year, Motionless In White fulfilled a lifelong dream by headlining their first-ever Scranton Apocalypse Fest in their hometown’s biggest venue, The Pavilion at Montage Mountain. Today, the metal band announced that they will be hosting Apocalypse Fest 2.0 at the area’s other major venue, Mohegan Arena at Casey Plaza in […]

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A Day to Remember, Story So Far, and Four Year Strong hit Montage Mountain in Scranton on June 23

A Day to Remember, Story So Far, and Four Year Strong hit Montage Mountain in Scranton on June 23

From a press release: Today, metalcore/pop punk band A Day to Remember announced The Least Anticipated Album Tour, which will see them headlining arenas and amphitheaters across North America this summer with special guests The Story So Far and Four Year Strong. Beginning June 6 at The Ledge Amphitheater in Waite Park, Minnesota, the coast-to-coast […]

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Halestorm, I Prevail, and Hollywood Undead rock Montage Mountain in Scranton on July 24

Halestorm, I Prevail, and Hollywood Undead rock Montage Mountain in Scranton on July 24

From a press release: It was announced today that gold and platinum-selling hard rock bands Halestorm and I Prevail will embark on a massive co-headlining tour this summer. Produced by Live Nation, the national tour kicks off on July 9 in Raleigh, North Carolina and runs through Aug. 17 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hollywood Undead […]

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Experimental rock icons Primus return to F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 6

Experimental rock icons Primus return to F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 6

From a press release: For the first time in nearly 12 years, Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum-selling experimental rock legends Primus will perform at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Monday, May 6. “Tommy the Cat.” “John the Fisherman.” “Jerry Was a Race Car Driver.” “My Name Is Mud.” “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver.” Primus is responsible for […]

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Zakk Wylde launches inaugural ‘Berzerkus’ music festival at Poconos Park in Bushkill on Sept. 14

Zakk Wylde launches inaugural ‘Berzerkus’ music festival at Poconos Park in Bushkill on Sept. 14

From a press release: Today, legendary metal guitarist Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne, and Pantera fame announced his inaugural music festival, Berzerkus, is coming to Poconos Park in Bushkill on Saturday, Sept. 14. The new event will be co-headlined by Black Label Society and outlaw country singer/songwriter Cody Jinks. Throughout the day, […]

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British hard rock legends Saxon and Uriah Heep give ‘Hell’ to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on May 2

British hard rock legends Saxon and Uriah Heep give ‘Hell’ to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on May 2

From a press release: Billed as “the best of British rock and metal,” it was announced today that Saxon and Uriah Heep will co-headline a concert at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Thursday, May 2 as part of their Hell, Fire & Chaos Tour, which follows their European run opening for Judas Priest. Saxon […]

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Hard rockers Escape the Fate perform at reopened Ritz Theater in Scranton on March 1

Hard rockers Escape the Fate perform at reopened Ritz Theater in Scranton on March 1

From a press release: Today, Las Vegas hard rock/post-hardcore band Escape the Fate announced that they are adding some East Coast dates to their 2024 tour supporting their new album, including a stop at The Ritz Theater in downtown Scranton on Friday, March 1. Gina Fritz will open the all-ages show, with local support from […]

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Harrisburg metalcore band If Not For Me headlines matinee rock show in Scranton on Nov. 12

Harrisburg metalcore band If Not For Me headlines matinee rock show in Scranton on Nov. 12

From a press release: Hailing from Harrisburg, If Not For Me is a four-piece metalcore outfit known for their introspective lyrics, captivating sound, and emotionally charged performances. With their ability to seamlessly blend powerful melodies and profound storytelling through an authentic approach, they aim to connect deeply with listeners, exploring themes of self-discovery, resilience, and […]

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