NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton emo rock band The Maguas tell the glum but hopeful truth in ‘One of Us Is Lying’

Scranton emo rock band The Maguas tell the glum but hopeful truth in ‘One of Us Is Lying’

The Maguas may not have had the year that they were looking forward to, but they certainly have the perfect record for these sad and self-reflective times. The Scranton emo rock band released “One of Us Is Lying” on Nov. 20 and it already has over 200,000 streams on Spotify, which speaks to their rapidly […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Clarence Spady pays tribute to Scranton roots with new ‘Electric City Band’ branding

Clarence Spady pays tribute to Scranton roots with new ‘Electric City Band’ branding

From a press release: Clarence Spady has long represented his hometown of Scranton as an acclaimed, internationally renowned blues musician. His recent signing to Nola Blue Records and plans for a new album in 2021 show a renewed focus on his musical legacy as an ambassador of Scranton. At the same time, Scranton has been […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Comedy Club reopens in Dunmore with NYC comic Wellie Jackson on Nov. 28

Scranton Comedy Club reopens in Dunmore with NYC comic Wellie Jackson on Nov. 28

Before the coronavirus pandemic, the Scranton Comedy Club was on a roll, opening in a newly remodeled location with successful monthly shows until the statewide shutdown. Now, after months of delays due to COVID-19, the club is coming back with a limited occupancy event at the Holiday Inn Scranton East in Dunmore on Saturday, Nov. […]

 Scott Kucharski

PHOTOS: Jon Bon Jovi acoustic at Joe Biden rally at Dallas High School, 10/24/20

PHOTOS: Jon Bon Jovi acoustic at Joe Biden rally at Dallas High School, 10/24/20

Luzerne County has hosted its share of drive-in concerts and political rallies over the last few months, but both came together for a unique event at Dallas High School on Saturday, Oct. 24. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jon Bon Jovi joined former Vice President and current Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton bluesman Clarence Spady shares confessional new single ‘Surrender’

Scranton bluesman Clarence Spady shares confessional new single ‘Surrender’

From a press release: Today, acclaimed Pennsylvania bluesman Clarence Spady released “Surrender,” the debut single from his first album in 13 years. Not one to hide from the mistakes of his past, nor to let his guard down long enough for those demons to return, Spady was inspired to write “Surrender” after one of his […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton bluesman Clarence Spady signs with Nola Blue Records, plans new single and album

Scranton bluesman Clarence Spady signs with Nola Blue Records, plans new single and album

From a press release: Today, Nola Blue Records in Lancaster announced the signing of acclaimed Pennsylvania bluesman Clarence Spady. A longtime fixture of the Northeast music scene, the Scranton-based singer, songwriter, and guitarist has been a regular performer at Greenwich Village’s iconic Terra Blues club, where he has been captivating travelers from all over the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia hosts drive-in shows with Struts, Front Bottoms, Bert Kreischer, and more

Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia hosts drive-in shows with Struts, Front Bottoms, Bert Kreischer, and more

From a press release: While fans may not be able to watch a baseball game inside Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia in person, they can see live performances right outside of the stadium starting next month. Today, Live Nation Philadelphia, in partnership with the Philadelphia Phillies, announced plans for a four-week local drive-in concert series […]

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Lehigh Valley prog metal band Monoceros releases 2nd album, ‘Tyrant of the Golden Line’

Lehigh Valley prog metal band Monoceros releases 2nd album, ‘Tyrant of the Golden Line’

From a press release: Lehigh Valley progressive metal band Monoceros has further established themselves in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey music scenes with the release of their second album, “Tyrant of the Golden Line,” on June 26. The long-awaited record is a follow-up to their 2016 debut release, “Heavy the Crown,” and is available for […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton music venue The Place relocating in Marketplace at Steamtown as Geisinger builds wellness center

Scranton music venue The Place relocating in Marketplace at Steamtown as Geisinger builds wellness center

A music venue that opened inside The Marketplace at Steamtown last fall will already have to move as Geisinger takes over former storefronts to build a musculoskeletal wellness center in downtown Scranton. Geisinger’s $20.9 million project was announced in October and will fill the two-floor space left by the Bon-Ton when it closed in 2015, […]

 Rich Howells

Hazleton folk punk Tedd Hazard declares ‘Marshall Law’ and releases George Floyd protest EP

Hazleton folk punk Tedd Hazard declares ‘Marshall Law’ and releases George Floyd protest EP

With protests against racial injustice, riots tearing cities apart, eroding trust in law enforcement and government, an ongoing global pandemic, a shutdown causing businesses to collapse while unemployment rises, and political division at an all-time high, there may be no better time for some punk rock music. Just two months after releasing the strangely prophetic […]