Rich Howells

Holiday Peeps and other Just Born candies from Bethlehem won’t be available until 2021

Holiday Peeps and other Just Born candies from Bethlehem won’t be available until 2021

Over the weekend, Just Born Quality Confections in Bethlehem revealed that its popular candies like Marshmallow Peeps, Mike and Ike, and Hot Tamales will not be available for Halloween or Christmas this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. While designated as an “essential business” by the state and federal government, Just Born temporarily suspended production […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton musician Pat Finnerty got Dave Grohl to sing and chat with him on Instagram

Scranton musician Pat Finnerty got Dave Grohl to sing and chat with him on Instagram

Dave Grohl is a hero to so many people, musicians and fans alike, but this week, Pat Finnerty is a hero in Scranton, Philadelphia, and beyond after his little Instagram show snagged the Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters frontman as a guest last night. Finnerty, a 40-year-old Scranton native who made his name in the […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton punk band The Menzingers emerge ‘From Exile’ with reimagined quarantine album on Sept. 25

Scranton punk band The Menzingers emerge ‘From Exile’ with reimagined quarantine album on Sept. 25

The coronavirus pandemic has forced musicians to rethink how they do things, from live streams to parking lot and drive-in shows, but only The Menzingers have rethought an entire album. The Philadelphia-by-way-of-Scranton punk band announced this week that they’re releasing a brand new version of their 2019 album “Hello Exile” that strips down and reimagines […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton/Philly indie rockers The Tisburys ‘Walk Away’ in quirky quaratine music video

Scranton/Philly indie rockers The Tisburys ‘Walk Away’ in quirky quaratine music video

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way music has been released this year as well as the way music videos are filmed. This is the case on both counts for Philadelphia via Scranton indie rock band The Tisburys, who are slowly releasing singles from their upcoming album and recording videos in quarantine. Today, they debuted […]

 Scott Kucharski

PHOTOS: Almost Queen and Philadelphia Freedom at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, 07/17/20

PHOTOS: Almost Queen and Philadelphia Freedom at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, 07/17/20

If “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting,” Friday night is for “Killer Queen.” Following a massive kickoff with local bands the night before, the “Live from the Lot” summer concert series continued rocking the parking lot outside the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township on Friday, July 17 with two popular tribute bands. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

PATAsphere hosts Virtual Workshop Week with classes in voice, dance, acting, and more July 27-31

PATAsphere hosts Virtual Workshop Week with classes in voice, dance, acting, and more July 27-31

From a press release: Much like other creatives across the globe, COVID-19 has crushed nonprofit organization PATAsphere’s big summer plans. However, in the midst of unprecedented and unpredictable circumstances, the show must go on. PATAsphere, a one-of-a-kind, intensive performing arts training academy based in Dallas, Pennsylvania, has announced a Virtual Workshop Week from Monday, July […]

 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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Wilkes-Barre punk rockers An Albatross herald ‘Return of the Lazer Viking,’ their first EP in 12 years

Wilkes-Barre punk rockers An Albatross herald ‘Return of the Lazer Viking,’ their first EP in 12 years

From a press release: This week, Wilkes-Barre psyche-noise/avant-punk band An Albatross is back after a 12-year hiatus with “Return of the Lazer Viking,” a two-song EP featuring the title track and the B-side “Mort Bleu” that is available now on all streaming services. In the same bombastic and relentless spirit of the band’s early 2000s […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EDM ‘Pavement Rave’ with Camp Bisco artist Subtronics rolls into Montage Mountain parking lot in Scranton Aug. 7-8

EDM ‘Pavement Rave’ with Camp Bisco artist Subtronics rolls into Montage Mountain parking lot in Scranton Aug. 7-8

From a press release: Today, Stage West in Scranton announced that it will host a “Pavement Rave” series of live DJs and electronic artists in the parking lot of Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton, starting with two nights headlined by Philadelphia dubstep producer Subtronics on Friday, Aug. 7 and Saturday, Aug. 8. On Night 1, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Wilkes-Barre tribute to Elton John joins Almost Queen in Mohegan Sun Arena parking lot concert on July 17

Wilkes-Barre tribute to Elton John joins Almost Queen in Mohegan Sun Arena parking lot concert on July 17

From a press release: If the iconic music of Queen wasn’t enough to rock you out of your house, Philadelphia Freedom: A Tribute to Elton John will. Led by Wilkes-Barre native Doug Delescavage, the group was recently added to Almost Queen’s outdoor concert at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township this […]

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