NEPA Scene Staff

WWE Superstar James Ellsworth will meet wrestling fans for free at Dickson City Hyundai on Aug. 11

WWE Superstar James Ellsworth will meet wrestling fans for free at Dickson City Hyundai on Aug. 11

From a press release: Almost a month after “WWE SmackDown” returned to Wilkes-Barre, Dickson City Hyundai will host a free meet and greet with WWE Superstar James Ellsworth on Saturday, Aug. 11 from noon until 2 p.m. Autographs and pictures with the pro wrestler are free. The first 150 fans through the door at Dickson […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Wilkes-Barre pop punk band Stay Loud shouts ‘FCK YRSLF’ before last Warped Tour

SONG PREMIERE: Wilkes-Barre pop punk band Stay Loud shouts ‘FCK YRSLF’ before last Warped Tour

With the Vans Warped Tour rolling into Pennsylvania for the final time this month, Wilkes-Barre pop punk/alternative rock band Stay Loud is appropriately releasing a very punk rock song called “FCK YRSLF” as they prepare to play Warped for the first and, unfortunately, last time as tour ends its 24-year run. Premiering exclusively on NEPA […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Offensive’ comedian Anthony Jeselnik performs at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Aug. 17

‘Offensive’ comedian Anthony Jeselnik performs at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Aug. 17

From a press release: It was announced today that comedian Anthony Jeselnik, known for his boundary-pushing dark comedy, will perform at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Friday, Aug. 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $25 and $35, plus applicable fees, go on sale this Friday, May 11 at 10 a.m. and can be […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

2nd annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival announces movie lineup at Opera House April 12-15

2nd annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival announces movie lineup at Opera House April 12-15

From a press release: The second annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival kicks off on Thursday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe with a special red carpet opening night event that filmgoers and music fans won’t want to miss. The opening night feature film is “Blaze” (2018), […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: ‘Season of the Witch’ is an interesting departure for horror icon George Romero

CULT CORNER: ‘Season of the Witch’ is an interesting departure for horror icon George Romero

Director George A. Romero’s name will forever be attached to zombie lore. He singlehandedly changed the horror movie industry by creating the modern zombie and its “rules,” and fans will forever be grateful. However, Romero has done a number of films that are outside the “Living Dead” canon and even outside the horror genre. One […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Jabber,’ a powerful play about Muslim teen, comes to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 12

‘Jabber,’ a powerful play about Muslim teen, comes to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 12

From a press release: One of the top Canadian plays of 2013, “Jabber,” will be performed at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 at 7 p.m. as part of the Lobby for the Arts series. Tickets, which are $10, plus fees, are on sale now and available through the Kirby […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Galaxy Jam IPA by Dancing Gnome Brewery

Beer: Galaxy Jam Brewery: Dancing Gnome Brewery Style: IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 6.80% Dancing Gnome Brewery in Pittsburgh has a semi-year round India Pale Ale called Jam that’s brewed with rye and intensely hopped with Vic Secret. As the name implies, Galaxy Jam in hopped with Galaxy instead, promising “intense tropical fruit and earthy dank […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Guitarist Jimmy Thackery plays the blues at Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on May 4

Guitarist Jimmy Thackery plays the blues at Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on May 4

From a press release: Pittsburgh-born blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter Jimmy Thackery will bring his smokin’ guitar and his band, The Drivers, to the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Thursday, May 4 at 7 p.m. Tickets, which are $20, can be purchased on the Opera House website, by calling 570-325-0249, and by […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Grand Blu by Draai Laag Brewing Company

Beer: Grand Blu Brewery: Draai Laag Brewing Company Style: Wild Ale Age: 2017 ABV: 8.10% You may enjoy wine and cheese, but what about beer and cheese flavors together? There’s some blue cheese funk in this wild ale fermented with peaches and aged in French oak casks that comes courtesy of Draai Laag Brewing in […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Ruby du Rhone Flanders Red Ale by Draai Laag Brewing Company

Beer: Ruby du Rhone Brewery: Draai Laag Brewing Company Style: Flanders Red Ale Age: Multi-year blend of 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2016 ABV: 10.20% While waiting outside in the early morning cold for the release of a different beer by Søle Artisan Ales at Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston, we warmed up with a Ruby […]