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When restaurants close, Americans lose more than just a meal

When restaurants close, Americans lose more than just a meal

Arnold Schwarzenegger tweeted a video of himself on March 15 saying: “No more restaurants.” Seated in his palatial kitchen with two miniature horses, Whiskey and Lulu, beside him, the former California governor pronounced: “We don’t go out, we don’t go to restaurants. We don’t do anything like that any more.” Stay at home as much […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Live Nation books summer concerts at Philadelphia’s Mann Center, including Roots Picnic, HoagieNation, and more

Live Nation books summer concerts at Philadelphia’s Mann Center, including Roots Picnic, HoagieNation, and more

From a press release: Today, the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, one of the foremost open-air music centers in the country and a leading cultural and arts education nonprofit in Philadelphia, and Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced an exclusive multi-year booking partnership to bring a dynamic summer lineup of major […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Hub City Stompers headline ska/punk show at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on March 28

Hub City Stompers headline ska/punk show at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on March 28

From a press release: New Jersey ska band Hub City Stompers will return to the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Saturday, March 28 for a night of ska, punk, and rock and roll with Philadelphia favorites Duffy’s Cut and Wilkes-Barre’s own punk/oi trio Diamond Dogz. Doors at the Jazz Cafe (667 N. River […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Live Nation offers unlimited Lawn Pass to amphitheaters like Montage Mountain in Scranton for limited time

Live Nation offers unlimited Lawn Pass to amphitheaters like Montage Mountain in Scranton for limited time

From a press release: Today, leading concert promoter Live Nation Entertainment announced the return of the Lawn Pass that debuted last year. For $199, music fans get unlimited lawn access to concerts, including sold-out shows, at one of the select 29 Live Nation owned and operated amphitheaters. Sold for a limited time only, music fans […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Daryl Hall and John Oates return to Giant Center in Hershey with Squeeze on Feb. 26

Daryl Hall and John Oates return to Giant Center in Hershey with Squeeze on Feb. 26

From a press release: It was announced today that multi-platinum Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Daryl Hall and John Oates, the No. 1 selling duo in music history, will return to the Giant Center in Hershey on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. British rock band Squeeze, known for 1980s new wave hits like […]

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‘Joker’ fans flock to Bronx stairway – and New Yorkers aren’t happy with new tourism

‘Joker’ fans flock to Bronx stairway – and New Yorkers aren’t happy with new tourism

New York’s newest tourist attraction isn’t a museum, park, or art installation. It’s a stairway. Sandwiched between apartment buildings in the Bronx, it’s been dubbed by moviegoers the “Joker Stairs,” earning its name and fame after being featured prominently in “Joker.” Since the film’s release, fans have flocked to the stairs, where they’ve been posing […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Black Nihil brings black metal to Scranton in horror-inspired debut ‘Cross My Heart’

Seeing Black Nihil on stages across the area, one may initially assume they’re a Norwegian band touring through Northeastern Pennsylvania, but soon it is clear that they represent Scranton’s own take on the controversial black metal genre. They’re not lighting churches on fire, but they are burning down the conventions of what metal can be […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Rancid, Pennywise, Suicidal Tendencies, and The English Beat in Philadelphia, 09/22/19

PHOTOS: Rancid, Pennywise, Suicidal Tendencies, and The English Beat in Philadelphia, 09/22/19

Rancid headlined a punk rock party with Pennywise, Suicidal Tendencies, The English Beat, and Angel Dust at Franklin Music Hall in Philadelphia on Sunday, Sept. 22. For an old school lineup this good, fans young and old didn’t mind the show moving from the Mann Center to the former Electric Factory as long as they […]

 Rich Howells

Menzingers won’t host annual Holiday Show in Scranton in 2019 but have new NEPA plans for 2020

Menzingers won’t host annual Holiday Show in Scranton in 2019 but have new NEPA plans for 2020

A little over a week after The Menzingers played an acoustic set in Wilkes-Barre for their hometown fans, the Scranton punk band announced today that they won’t return in December for their annual Holiday Show. Also featuring local breakout bands like Tigers Jaw; Captain, We’re Sinking; Three Man Cannon; and Petal that have gone on […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS/VIDEO: The Menzingers’ ‘Hello Exile’ acoustic set at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre, 10/06/19

PHOTOS/VIDEO: The Menzingers’ ‘Hello Exile’ acoustic set at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre, 10/06/19

Celebrating the release of their sixth studio album, “Hello Exile,” Scranton punk band The Menzingers played a series of three acoustic record store shows last week – one in Brooklyn, one in their current home of Philadelphia, and the last one in the Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Oct. 6. This marked their […]

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