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Philadelphia DJ Shizz Lo plays Black Friday show at Stage West in Scranton on Nov. 27

Philadelphia DJ Shizz Lo plays Black Friday show at Stage West in Scranton on Nov. 27

From a press release: Those who are looking to get away from the holiday hustle and bustle this week can listen to Philadelphia DJ and producer Shizz Lo live on Black Friday, Nov. 27 at the recently reopened Stage West in Scranton. Doors at Stage West (301 N. Main Ave., Scranton) open at 6 p.m., […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Independent music venues form new foundation led by Pennsylvania owner as federal relief stalls

Independent music venues form new foundation led by Pennsylvania owner as federal relief stalls

From a press release: As its nearly 3,000 members anxiously await the passage of the Save Our Stages Act in Congress, the National Independent Venue Association has announced the formation of the National Independent Venue Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit that seeks to partner and fundraise through individual, corporate, and foundation donations to expand upon […]

 The Conversation

Why Pennsylvania, the Keystone State we call home, unlocks the White House

Why Pennsylvania, the Keystone State we call home, unlocks the White House

Pennsylvania emerged as one of the key swing states crucial for determining the outcome of the 2020 U.S. election. The Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, who is from the city of Scranton in the northeast of Pennsylvania, took the lead in the vote count on Nov. 6 as he edged closer to the White House. As […]

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Pennsylvania drank a lot of Tito’s Vodka, Fireball Whisky, and Barefoot Wine in 2019-2020

Pennsylvania drank a lot of Tito’s Vodka, Fireball Whisky, and Barefoot Wine in 2019-2020

Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Fireball Cinnamon Whisky topped liquor sales in Pennsylvania’s Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020, according to the Liquor Control Board’s annual report that was released yesterday. Crown Russe Vodka, Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, Nikolai Vodka, Hennessy Cognac, New Amsterdam Vodka, […]

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Mount Airy Casino Resort fined $90K by Pa. Gaming Control Board for free slot play violations

Mount Airy Casino Resort fined $90K by Pa. Gaming Control Board for free slot play violations

From a press release: Today, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board fined Mount Airy No. 1, LLC, operator of Mount Airy Casino Resort, and SugarHouse HSP Gaming, L.P., operator of Rivers Casino Philadelphia, for violations related to the issuance of complimentary free slot machine play. The fines, totaling $135,000, were the result of board approval at […]

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Schuylkill County alt pop rock artist Kulick is ‘Yelling in a Quiet Neighborhood’ on debut album

Schuylkill County alt pop rock artist Kulick is ‘Yelling in a Quiet Neighborhood’ on debut album

From a press release: After he surpassed three million combined streams on Spotify, Schuylkill County alternative pop rock singer/songwriter Kulick dropped his debut full-length album, “Yelling in a Quiet Neighborhood,” on Oct. 16 via ENCI Records, run by longtime Goo Goo Dolls manager Pat Magnarella. A lyric video for the latest single, “Just Be Friends,” […]

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Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw announce new album with classy ‘Cat’s Cradle’ music video

Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw announce new album with classy ‘Cat’s Cradle’ music video

From a press release: After signing with Hopeless Records in June, Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw have announced that their sixth album, “I Won’t Care How You Remember Me,” will be released on March 5, 2021, produced by the band and longtime collaborator Will Yip. The first single, “Cat’s Cradle,” debuted on Oct. 22 alongside […]

 James Callahan

VIDEO PREMIERE: Infamous Philly hardcore band Bad Luck 13 releases 3-song Halloween extravaganza

VIDEO PREMIERE: Infamous Philly hardcore band Bad Luck 13 releases 3-song Halloween extravaganza

The mere mention of this flaming nail bomb of a band from the “City of Brotherly Love” can strike terror in the souls of promoters, venue owners, and aggressive music fans alike. Born in Philadelphia in 1996, Bad Luck 13 Riot Extravaganza has become the thing of mosh pit legend – a fiery, multi-headed hardcore/metal […]

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VIDEO: Pa. metal band Tallah plays new album ‘Matriphagy’ inside horror attraction ‘Prison of the Dead’

VIDEO: Pa. metal band Tallah plays new album ‘Matriphagy’ inside horror attraction ‘Prison of the Dead’

From a press release: An original dose of fucked up and disturbing alt-metal insanity, Tallah is exhilaratinghly fresh while incorporating nostalgic ’90s nu metal vibes. Vocalist Justin Bonitz is a man possessed, wildly careening from bloodcurdling shrieks to lightning-quick rap bars. Throw in electronic elements and almighty riffs, plus modern hardcore breakdowns and thundering drums […]

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Disco Biscuits return to Montage Mountain in Scranton for 2 drive-in concerts Oct. 23-24

Disco Biscuits return to Montage Mountain in Scranton for 2 drive-in concerts Oct. 23-24

From a press release: This year’s Camp Bisco may have been canceled and rescheduled for the same weekend next year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that won’t stop festival founders The Disco Biscuits from performing at Montage Mountain in Scranton in 2020. Stage West in Scranton announced today that the Philadelphia jam band will […]

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