NEPA Scene Staff

Mephiskapheles headlines ska punk show at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on March 22

Mephiskapheles headlines ska punk show at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on March 22

From a press release: It was announced today that New York City “Satanic ska” band Mephiskapheles will headline a night of ska and punk music at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Friday, March 22. New Jersey ska band The End Times, Long Island ska punk outfit Skappository, and new Scranton punk rock […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lewis Black takes final stand-up comedy tour to F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 9

Lewis Black takes final stand-up comedy tour to F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 9

From a press release: Today, two-time Grammy Award-winning comedian Lewis Black announced Goodbye Yeller Brick Road: The Final Tour with shows throughout North America and Europe, including his return to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, March 9, 2024. After 35+ years as a touring stand-up comedian, Black is parking his tour bus […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Wilkes-Barre melodic hardcore band One Step Closer supports Knuckle Puck and Real Friends on national tour

Wilkes-Barre melodic hardcore band One Step Closer supports Knuckle Puck and Real Friends on national tour

From a press release: Today, Wilkes-Barre melodic hardcore group One Step Closer begins a month-long North American tour supporting Chicago pop punk bands Knuckle Puck and Real Friends with Arm’s Length, playing all 28 dates, plus their own headlining shows in Chicago and Albany in between. Starting in Cleveland, they will travel coast to coast […]

 James Callahan

VIDEO PREMIERE: In the violent chaos, NYC rockers Killcode summon a ‘New Superman’

VIDEO PREMIERE: In the violent chaos, NYC rockers Killcode summon a ‘New Superman’

I went to grade school at a place called Fishing Creek Elementary in the shadow of Three Mile Island. Many of my classmate’s moms or dads were employed at the power plant. The facility had melted down in the middle of my fourth grade year. The entire ordeal was horrible. It was official – summer […]

 Scott Kucharski

REVIEW/PHOTOS: First-ever Catbird Music Festival impresses with memorable lineup, scenic views, and organization at Bethel Woods

REVIEW/PHOTOS: First-ever Catbird Music Festival impresses with memorable lineup, scenic views, and organization at Bethel Woods

The inaugural Catbird Music Festival landed in the Catskill Mountains of New York on the weekend of Aug. 19-20, flying high with an eclectic lineup of country, bluegrass, folk, rock, alternative, jazz, funk, and jam bands. For its first year, they chose the hallowed grounds of the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, which most […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Tool, Deftones, and Alice in Chains tributes rock Ritz Theater in Scranton together on Sept. 16

Tool, Deftones, and Alice in Chains tributes rock Ritz Theater in Scranton together on Sept. 16

From a press release: Fans of alternative metal can go back to the 1990s and early 2000s to experience the dream lineup of Tool, Alice in Chains, and Deftones when tributes to all three bands perform together in downtown Scranton. It was announced today that Schism, the world’s first and longest-running national touring tribute to […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton indie rock artist Petal headlines Good Things Are Happening Fest on Aug. 12

Scranton indie rock artist Petal headlines Good Things Are Happening Fest on Aug. 12

From a press release: Indie rock band Petal, the nom de plume of singer/songwriter Kiley Lotz, is set to return to their hometown of Scranton this Saturday, Aug. 12 to headline the second annual Good Things Are Happening Fest. The Run for Cover Records artist independently released their first new song in five years, “You […]

 Scott Kucharski

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Iconic rockers Hollywood Vampires blissfully bite into Bethel Woods

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Iconic rockers Hollywood Vampires blissfully bite into Bethel Woods

On an absolutely perfect July evening in the Catskill Mountains of New York, only one night after outlaw country legend Willie Nelson graced the same stage, the Hollywood Vampires flew out into the night to rock a huge crowd that turned out at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts for a rare opportunity to […]

 Scott Kucharski

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Willie Nelson’s Outlaw friends fire up festival fans at Bethel Woods

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Willie Nelson’s Outlaw friends fire up festival fans at Bethel Woods

Willie Nelson and his annual Outlaw Music Festival came to the beautiful grounds of the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in New York on Saturday, July 29. The 2023 tour is the largest iteration of the longtime festival that celebrates the legendary American icon. The festival originally debuted in Scranton as a one-off event […]

 Rich Howells

Mudvayne frontman Chad Gray opens up about life-saving music, nu metal, legacy, and face paint before Scranton show

Mudvayne frontman Chad Gray opens up about life-saving music, nu metal, legacy, and face paint before Scranton show

It’s a Thursday afternoon in a hotel in West Palm Beach, Florida, but Chad Gray isn’t here for rest and relaxation, though it is therapeutic, in a way. His band Mudvayne is about to dive into The Psychotherapy Sessions and, once NEPA Scene’s phone interview begins, it’s easy to see where the name of the […]

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