NEPA Scene Staff

Former Wilkes-Barre musician Strand of Oaks returns to F.M. Kirby Center on Nov. 21

Former Wilkes-Barre musician Strand of Oaks returns to F.M. Kirby Center on Nov. 21

From a press release: Following the announcement of a new album and tour earlier this month, it was announced today that Strand of Oaks will be back at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Nov. 21 as part of the venue’s “Chandelier Concert Series.” Brooklyn indie rock band The Still Tide will open […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Former Wilkes-Barre musician Strand of Oaks debuts new single ‘Galacticana’ from upcoming 8th album

Former Wilkes-Barre musician Strand of Oaks debuts new single ‘Galacticana’ from upcoming 8th album

From a press release: Today, folk rock band Strand of Oaks premiered “Galacticana,” the starry lead single from the deeply personal upcoming album “In Heaven.” Set for release on Friday, Oct. 1, “In Heaven” is a hopeful reflection on love, loss, and enlightenment. In his eighth studio album as Strand of Oaks and first since […]

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Scranton’s Tigers Jaw will join Philly rockers Circa Survive on North American tour in 2022

Scranton’s Tigers Jaw will join Philly rockers Circa Survive on North American tour in 2022

From a press release: Psychedelic post-hardcore group Circa Survive emerged from the Philadelphia suburb of Doylestown and quickly made a name for themselves in the indie music scene in a little over two years with their 2005 debut album “Juturna” and 2007 follow-up “On Letting Go,” both released on Equal Vision Records. Their major label […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Subtronics, HE$H, Level Up, and Guppi at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 06/18-19/21

PHOTOS: Subtronics, HE$H, Level Up, and Guppi at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 06/18-19/21

The “angry robot noises” of Subtronics echoed through the valley when the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour rolled into the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City on Friday, June 18 and Saturday, June 19. HE$H, Level Up, and Guppi joined the young Philadelphia dubstep DJ/producer on this cross-country trek that ran from April through the end […]

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New Martin Luther King, Jr. mural will be unveiled at First Friday Scranton on July 2

New Martin Luther King, Jr. mural will be unveiled at First Friday Scranton on July 2

From a press release: A brightly colored mural featuring iconic civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. has been turning heads on Mulberry Street in downtown Scranton since work on it began in May. As part of the First Friday Scranton art walk on July 2, the finished piece entitled “The Dream” will be unveiled […]

 Rich Howells

Q&A: Singer Brian Langan muses about The SW!MS before reunion at Spooky Summer at Circle Drive-In on June 12

Q&A: Singer Brian Langan muses about The SW!MS before reunion at Spooky Summer at Circle Drive-In on June 12

In the early 2000s, The SW!MS created the kind of psychedelic indie pop rock that was undeniably quirky, catchy, and fun, crafting unique musical fantasy adventures that could only otherwise be captured in the colorful artwork of vocalist/guitarist Brian Langan. Garnering a loyal following and national attention, the acclaimed Scranton band made a lasting impact […]

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Philly indie rockers Dr. Dog announce final tour and 4 hometown shows to close 2021

Philly indie rockers Dr. Dog announce final tour and 4 hometown shows to close 2021

From a press release: This week, one of Philadelphia’s favorite bands, Dr. Dog, announced some good news and some bad news. “Today, we’re sharing two wildly dissimilar bits of information with everyone. Firstly, we are touring in the fall! Lastly, we are done touring after that. Done touring for good! It is a disturbing thing […]

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Marijuana dispensary Beyond/Hello opens in Hazleton with live performance by hip-hop duo Space Kamp

Marijuana dispensary Beyond/Hello opens in Hazleton with live performance by hip-hop duo Space Kamp

From a press release: Hip-hop fans can wake and bake with Space Kamp this week. Beyond / Hello is introducing a new medical marijuana/cannabis dispensary to Hazleton, and the grand opening on Monday, June 7 will feature a live morning performance by the Allentown-based reggae rappers. The weed-smoking duo have made their support of legalization […]

 Rich Howells

Disco Biscuits cancel 2021 Camp Bisco in Scranton, play City Bisco shows in Philadelphia instead

Disco Biscuits cancel 2021 Camp Bisco in Scranton, play City Bisco shows in Philadelphia instead

While the Peach Music Festival is going on as scheduled, it was announced today that The Pavilion at Montage Mountain’s other major music festival, Camp Bisco, will not be held in Scranton this year. On their social media pages, Philadelphia electronica/jam fusion band and festival founders The Disco Biscuits posted a message to fans saying […]

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Q&A: Philly rocker Nick Perri talks debut album and gives it away before return to Scranton for Peach Fest

Q&A: Philly rocker Nick Perri talks debut album and gives it away before return to Scranton for Peach Fest

From a press release: Seen last year at the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City opening for Blackberry Smoke, Nick Perri & The Underground Thieves have followed the success of their debut single “Feeling Good” (which peaked at No. 45 on U.S. rock radio charts) with the release of a second single, “I Want You,” […]

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