Rich Howells

NEPA bands plan holiday concerts throughout December in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Pittston, Nanticoke, and more

NEPA bands plan holiday concerts throughout December in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Pittston, Nanticoke, and more

As everyone shops and prepares for the holidays, local musicians are planning some festive concerts, with many serving as their final shows of 2019. For those looking to get into the spirit of the season while supporting local music, NEPA Scene has wrapped up this season of shows you need to see in a nice […]

 Rich Howells

The Vault in Scranton will reopen as new live music venue Stage West on Oct. 5

The Vault in Scranton will reopen as new live music venue Stage West on Oct. 5

Less than four months after The Vault Tap & Kitchen closed after four years in business, one of its co-owners, Steve Masterson, will reopen the historic Electric City Bank building in West Scranton as Stage West, kicking off with a weekend of live music. Masterson is not only rebranding the building, but redesigning its look […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

The Cooperage in Honesdale hosts Steampunk Ball with live roots rock music on July 20

The Cooperage in Honesdale hosts Steampunk Ball with live roots rock music on July 20

From a press release: Travel back to a fictional yet fashionable timeline when The Cooperage in Honesdale hosts its annual Steampunk Ball on Friday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a night of live music by the Whiskey Killers as well as a cash bar with cocktails by Lang Beverage Company in Nanticoke and beer […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Nanticoke metal band The Aegean stands against ‘Tyrant’ in debut single

The Aegean has had a long journey to get to this point, but now the melodic metal band is finally ready to unleash their debut single in a rain-soaked music video that is premiering today exclusively on NEPA Scene. The Nanticoke-based group has been together and writing music for about two and a half years, […]

 Rich Howells

Strength for a Reason plays entire debut album at NEPA hardcore show in Wilkes-Barre on April 21

Strength for a Reason plays entire debut album at NEPA hardcore show in Wilkes-Barre on April 21

Many popular bands are rewarding longtime fans by performing their first or seminal albums live in their entirety so, after years of requests, Nanticoke hardcore band Strength for a Reason will play their entire debut album, “Show and Prove,” at a hardcore showcase at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, April 21 at 5:30 […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: 2017 Steamtown Music Award winners announced at V-Spot in Scranton

EXCLUSIVE: 2017 Steamtown Music Award winners announced at V-Spot in Scranton

The fourth annual Electric City Music Conference kicked off on Thursday, Sept. 14 with the Steamtown Music Awards at The V-Spot in Scranton, a huge party filled with local musicians of all genres and generations that spilled out into the street and raged long into the night. With red carpet interviews by NEPA Scene and […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Coal Minor Canary, Send Request, King Kong Kancun, Half Dollar, and more

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Coal Minor Canary, Send Request, King Kong Kancun, Half Dollar, and more

This week in the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene, there’s some new projects, hip-hop, music videos, Warped Tour shenanigans, a BBQ dance party, and an awards ceremony with some new collaborations. ♫ Coal Minor Canary, a new project from Wilkes-Barre singer/songwriter David Hage that features “fingerstyle guitar, alternate tunings, percussive techniques, layered effects, and looping,” is […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Vans Warped Tour at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 07/10/17

PHOTOS: Vans Warped Tour at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 07/10/17

In 23 years, the annual Vans Warped Tour has stopped in Scranton many times, but 2017 offered a surprising lineup that drew fans of all ages to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain on Monday, July 10. With over 60 bands like GWAR, Hatebreed, CKY, Anti-Flag, Sick of It All, Valient Thorr, The Ataris, Big D […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Strength for a Reason to receive Lifetime Achievement at Steamtown Music Awards; 33 ECMC performers announced

EXCLUSIVE: Strength for a Reason to receive Lifetime Achievement at Steamtown Music Awards; 33 ECMC performers announced

From a press release: The Steamtown Music Awards and the Electric City Music Conference have announced that the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Nanticoke hardcore band Strength for a Reason. Over the last 20 years, Strength for a Reason has become a cornerstone of the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene while achieving national […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Tunefly, a music app created in NEPA that connects musicians and fans, launches for iPhone

Tunefly, a music app created in NEPA that connects musicians and fans, launches for iPhone

From a press release: Tunefly, a mobile app developed by three Northeastern Pennsylvania natives that connects musicians and music lovers with a global audience that shares their enthusiasm, is now available for iPhone users in the iOS App Store. Tunefly is a passion project designed, produced, and created by Matt Simoncavage, 25, of Nanticoke and […]