Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: The Roots, YWCA Temple Guard, and Bluestone at Gov. Tom Wolf Inaugural Celebration, 01/15/19

PHOTOS: The Roots, YWCA Temple Guard, and Bluestone at Gov. Tom Wolf Inaugural Celebration, 01/15/19

After a formal afternoon ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 15 where Governor Tom Wolf and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman were sworn in and delivered speeches, the newly elected (and, in Wolf’s case, reelected) Democrats were able to let loose a bit that night at the Moving Pennsylvania Forward Inaugural Celebration at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Former Wilkes-Barre musician kicks off Strand of Oaks tour at F.M. Kirby Center on April 10

Former Wilkes-Barre musician kicks off Strand of Oaks tour at F.M. Kirby Center on April 10

From a press release: After releasing a new song and music video today, it was announced that folk rock band Strand of Oaks will kick off their North American tour at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the venue’s “Chandelier Concert Series,” in partnership with […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Philly hip-hop legends The Roots perform at Gov. Tom Wolf’s inaugural celebration in Harrisburg on Jan. 15

Philly hip-hop legends The Roots perform at Gov. Tom Wolf’s inaugural celebration in Harrisburg on Jan. 15

From a press release: Today, the Wolf Inaugural 2019 Committee announced that influential and critically acclaimed Philadelphia hip-hop band The Roots will perform at Governor Tom Wolf’s Moving Pennsylvania Forward Inaugural Celebration at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg on Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Tickets for the inauguration […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival assembles 60+ spontaneous acts in Bethlehem Jan. 25-26

SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival assembles 60+ spontaneous acts in Bethlehem Jan. 25-26

From a press release: Comedy Central’s Astronomy Club and comedy duo Zach Reino and Jessica McKenna of “Off Book: The Improvised Musical Podcast” will headline the sixth annual SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem on Friday, Jan. 25 from 6 p.m.-midnight and Saturday, Jan. 26 from 11 a.m.-2 a.m. […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton singer/songwriter James Barrett deals with change in ‘First Days of July’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton singer/songwriter James Barrett deals with change in ‘First Days of July’

This weekend, Scranton singer/songwriter James Barrett will once again live out a longtime dream and return to the Scranton Cultural Center to open The Menzingers’ annual NEPA Holiday Show – this time with a full band. To give locals a taste of what that will sound like, he is premiering a brand new single today, […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton folk punk band Old Charades recalls ‘Last Days of the Wild Ones’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton folk punk band Old Charades recalls ‘Last Days of the Wild Ones’

Scranton folk punk band Old Charades has been fairly quiet this year, save for a handful of shows in their hometown and Philadelphia, but that is changing today as they premiere a brand new song, “Last Days of the Wild Ones,” exclusively on NEPA Scene. The trio wrote and later recorded a few tracks in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Live Nation offering unlimited Lawn Pass to amphitheaters like Montage Mountain in Scranton

Live Nation offering unlimited Lawn Pass to amphitheaters like Montage Mountain in Scranton

From a press release: Concert promoter Live Nation is offering music fans unlimited access to outdoor summer concerts with its new Lawn Pass that will only be available for a limited time. The Live Nation Lawn Pass provides unlimited lawn admission to all concerts at any local participating Live Nation amphitheaters throughout the 2019 season […]

 Rich Howells

The Menzingers shake up NEPA Holiday Show lineup at Scranton Cultural Center on Dec. 22

The Menzingers shake up NEPA Holiday Show lineup at Scranton Cultural Center on Dec. 22

Since it was first announced in October, fans of The Menzingers have been eager to learn who would perform with them at the punk band’s annual Scranton homecoming – the NEPA Holiday Show at the Scranton Cultural Center – on Saturday, Dec. 22. For years, fellow Scranton bands Tigers Jaw; Captain, We’re Sinking; and Three […]

 Jason Riedmiller

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Bob Weir and Wolf Bros strip down the Dead at The Fillmore Philadelphia

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Bob Weir and Wolf Bros strip down the Dead at The Fillmore Philadelphia

In the late stages of his career, it seems that everybody who’s anybody wants to play with Bob Weir. This is an interesting place for a man who made his career as rock ‘n’ roll’s most famous second fiddle. From the “Bobby Fans. Weir People Too” bumper sticker seen on Shakedown Street to the 2014 […]

 The Conversation

The ghost of Roy Orbison tours U.S. as hologram, stopping in Pennsylvania on Nov. 9

The ghost of Roy Orbison tours U.S. as hologram, stopping in Pennsylvania on Nov. 9

On Oct. 1, the U.S. leg of the Roy Orbison hologram tour kicked off in Oakland. At each stop, a computer-generated hologram of Orbison will be performing alongside an orchestra and band. [The tour comes to the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, New Jersey on Nov. 2, the Xcite Center at […]

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