James Callahan

VIDEO PREMIERE: Old school Easton punk rockers El Destructo reignite with ‘Live That Way’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Old school Easton punk rockers El Destructo reignite with ‘Live That Way’

An Irish 17th-century folk song passed down through the centuries from campfire to campfire, later to The Dubliners, then to the Thin Lizzy boys in 1963, and eventually found “her” way to metal chieftains Metallica, quips the following: “Now some men like a fishin’ And some men like the fowlin’ And some men like to […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Live Nation offers $25 tickets to shows in Scranton, Allentown, and more during Concert Week, May 4-10

Live Nation offers $25 tickets to shows in Scranton, Allentown, and more during Concert Week, May 4-10

From a press release: Today, Live Nation began its annual Concert Week promotion, offering music fans the ability to purchase $25 all-in tickets to more than 3,700 shows across North America this year. The week-long program celebrates one of the biggest and most anticipated years for live music and marks the kickoff to the summer […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Marionette Land’ tells quirky story of Lancaster puppeteer at NEPA Film Fest on April 3

‘Marionette Land’ tells quirky story of Lancaster puppeteer at NEPA Film Fest on April 3

From a press release: The fifth annual Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival will wrap up this Sunday, April 3 with a screening of “Marionette Land” from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. at The Ritz Theater in downtown Scranton. The showing includes a special Q&A with director and Clarks Summit native Alexander Monelli, along with his subject, Robert Brock. […]

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After extensive renovations, Franklin Music Hall in Philadelphia reopens with bands like The Menzingers and LCD Soundsystem

After extensive renovations, Franklin Music Hall in Philadelphia reopens with bands like The Menzingers and LCD Soundsystem

From a press release: The Bowery Presents, an East Coast concert promotion and venue management company with venues in Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and beyond, will reintroduce Franklin Music Hall to fans in Philadelphia following extensive renovations, kicking off with a four-night residency with LCD Soundsystem this week and continuing with shows from Car Seat […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pa. metal band Tallah peers through twisted ‘Telescope’ on upcoming album, ‘The Generation of Danger’

Pa. metal band Tallah peers through twisted ‘Telescope’ on upcoming album, ‘The Generation of Danger’

From a press release: Last week, one of modern metal’s most explosive and unbridled forces, Pennsylvania nu-core band Tallah, announced their sophomore full-length album, “The Generation of Danger.” It will be released on Friday, Sept. 9 via Earache Records and, much like their 2020 debut album “Matriphagy,” will revolve around around an elaborate and horrific […]

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Scranton metal band Motionless In White puts a ‘Cyberhex’ on upcoming album, ‘Scoring the End of the World’

Scranton metal band Motionless In White puts a ‘Cyberhex’ on upcoming album, ‘Scoring the End of the World’

From a press release: Today, Scranton metal band Motionless In White announced their anxiously awaited new full-length album, “Scoring the End of the World,” set for release on Friday, June 10 via Roadrunner Records, the home of Slipknot, Korn, Coheed and Cambria, and other major artists. It is now available to pre-save on all major […]

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Live Nation brings back $199 Lawn Pass for 30 venues, including Montage Mountain in Scranton

Live Nation brings back $199 Lawn Pass for 30 venues, including Montage Mountain in Scranton

From a press release: Today, Live Nation announced that its Lawn Passes will return for the 2022 summer concert season and be available at 30 different venues. With this limited edition pass, fans can attend concerts at their local amphitheater all summer long, including select sold-out shows. First introduced in 2018, the Lawn Pass can […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Old Wilkes-Barre train station boards new life as Luzerne County Visitors Bureau

Old Wilkes-Barre train station boards new life as Luzerne County Visitors Bureau

From a press release: A 154-year-old building on the outskirts of downtown Wilkes-Barre that spent time as a historic train station and even a nightclub has reopened after more than a decade, welcoming residents and visitors alike as the new home of Visit Luzerne County. Opening to the public on Feb. 14, the remodeled office […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton pop punks Anytime Soon visit Castle Bam before ‘Holding My Breath Through the Lehigh Tunnel’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton pop punks Anytime Soon visit Castle Bam before ‘Holding My Breath Through the Lehigh Tunnel’

The music of Anytime Soon often captures the sound of growing up on early 2000s punk and emo tunes, Vans Warped Tour, MTV, CKY DVDs, “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater,” “Jackass,” and “Viva La Bam,” so when it came time for the Scranton band to search for shooting locations for their next music video, what better […]

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Scranton’s Menzingers vocalist Greg Barnett releases debut solo album, ‘Don’t Go Throwing Roses in My Grave’

Scranton’s Menzingers vocalist Greg Barnett releases debut solo album, ‘Don’t Go Throwing Roses in My Grave’

From a press release: “It was this perfect storm,” Menzingers co-vocalist/guitarist Greg Barnett said. “The band couldn’t tour, I was going through a really difficult time, and I was stuck at home watching my family struggle with illness and death and hardship. The only thing I could do was write my way through it.” And […]

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