NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton punk band The Menzingers announce new album, single, and tour with Tigers Jaw

Scranton punk band The Menzingers announce new album, single, and tour with Tigers Jaw

From a press release: It was announced today that Scranton/Philadelphia punk band The Menzingers will release their sixth studio album, “Hello Exile,” on Friday, Oct. 4 via Epitaph Records. The record arrives as the follow-up to the band’s 2017 critically acclaimed release “After the Party,” which debuted at No. 19 on the Billboard Top Current […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton musician Spenser Hogans, 29, remembered by NEPA music scene and showcase on July 10

Scranton musician Spenser Hogans, 29, remembered by NEPA music scene and showcase on July 10

A concert meant to be a showcase for local music is now dedicated to the memory of Spenser Spirit Hogans and raising money for the family of a kind and talented young musician from Scranton gone too soon. Hogans, a member of Scranton/Philadelphia indie rock band Three Man Cannon and a solo musician who often […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Misericordia in Dallas displays Mexican-American art with Cheech Marin Chicano guitars June 28-Aug. 9

Misericordia in Dallas displays Mexican-American art with Cheech Marin Chicano guitars June 28-Aug. 9

From a press release: The Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University in Dallas will highlight Mexican-American art this summer with the exhibition “Hope and Memory” from Friday, June 28 through Friday, Aug. 9. The exhibit will feature paintings by Philadelphia-based artist Marta Sánchez. In conjunction with Sánchez’ work, the gallery will host playable fine […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Taking Back Sunday and Menzingers concert at Sands Bethlehem Event Center canceled

Taking Back Sunday and Menzingers concert at Sands Bethlehem Event Center canceled

From a press release: A show that would have brought platinum-selling emo rockers Taking Back Sunday and Scranton punk rock band The Menzingers together has been canceled. The concert scheduled for Monday, July 1 at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center has been canceled “due to a scheduling conflict,” according to the venue. Refunds will be […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

U.K. metal legends Cloven Hoof take first U.S. tour to Border Bar in Pittston on May 23

U.K. metal legends Cloven Hoof take first U.S. tour to Border Bar in Pittston on May 23

From a press release: While they released their debut album back in 1984, classic New Wave of British Heavy Metal pioneers Cloven Hoof never toured the United States until last fall. Yesterday, they kicked off the official continuation of their first-ever U.S. tour with Philadelphia progressive metal band Crown of Earth, which will stop at […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Taking Back Sunday plays with Scranton’s Menzingers at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on July 1

Taking Back Sunday plays with Scranton’s Menzingers at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on July 1

From a press release: It was announced today that platinum-selling emo rockers Taking Back Sunday, who are currently on tour celebrating the band’s 20th anniversary, will perform at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Monday, July 1 at 8 p.m. Philadelphia punk rock band The Menzingers, who got their start in their hometown of Scranton, […]

 Rich Howells

‘At the Drive-In’ documentary on Mahoning Drive-In in Lehighton now available on DVD and digital

‘At the Drive-In’ documentary on Mahoning Drive-In in Lehighton now available on DVD and digital

After screening at film festivals, on television, and at the local drive-in theater that is the subject of this award-winning documentary, “At the Drive-In” is finally available on DVD and digital platforms like iTunes and Amazon. Released on home video on April 9, the heartwarming movie tells the story of the Mahoning Drive-In Theater in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

James Alex of Philly punk band Beach Slang headlines Record Store Day at Wilkes-Barre Gallery of Sound on April 13

James Alex of Philly punk band Beach Slang headlines Record Store Day at Wilkes-Barre Gallery of Sound on April 13

From a press release: The Gallery of Sound goes all out for Record Store Day every year, and their 12th edition this Saturday, April 13 may be their biggest celebration yet at both locations. Vocalist and guitarist James Alex of Philadelphia indie punk band Beach Slang, a critically acclaimed national act who opened for Jimmy […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Philadelphia building $50 million video gaming venue, first esports arena in U.S.

Philadelphia building $50 million video gaming venue, first esports arena in U.S.

From a press release: Video games just leveled up in Philly. Today, Comcast Spectacor and The Cordish Companies announced plans for a $50 million, next-generation esports and entertainment venue in the heart of the Philadelphia Sports Complex. Adjacent to Xfinity Live!, the first-of-its-kind venue will seat up to 3,500 guests and stand as the largest […]

 Rich Howells

Documentary on Scranton-born Rocky impersonator gets NEPA premiere at Ritz Theater on March 23

Documentary on Scranton-born Rocky impersonator gets NEPA premiere at Ritz Theater on March 23

Rocky Balboa, the fictional boxer created and played by Sylvester Stallone in a long-running film franchise, has inspired many to pursue their dreams, but none have followed in the Italian Stallion’s footsteps quite like West Scranton native Mike Kunda. From his childhood into adulthood, he has always wanted to be Rocky, but how does one […]

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