NEPA Scene Staff

Rusted Root frontman Michael Glabicki goes solo at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Jan. 22

Rusted Root frontman Michael Glabicki goes solo at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Jan. 22

From a press release: After playing with his full band at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg this Friday, Dec. 30, Rusted Root frontman Michael Glabicki will return to Northeastern Pennsylvania for a solo gig at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 accompanied by his bandmate Dirk Miller with special […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pittsburgh jam band Rusted Root returns to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Dec. 30

Pittsburgh jam band Rusted Root returns to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Dec. 30

From a press release: Pittsburgh jam band Rusted Root, who played at the Peach Music Festival in Scranton last year, will return to the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Friday, Dec. 30 at 8 p.m. with special guest Albert Savage. Tickets, which are $20 in advance or $22 the day of the show, are on […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Black Dinosaur Wild Ale by Draai Laag Brewing Company

Beer: Black Dinosaur Brewery: Draai Laag Brewing Company Style: Wild Ale (some crazy fermented shit!) Age: 2016 ABV: 9.00% On today’s MBR, we have a wild fermented beer made with heaping helpings of coconut, coffee, vanilla beans, cocoa nibs, and… wait for it… vanilla ice cream! Well, it’s bonkers enough to work, and who the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Sample Pittsburgh’s Wigle Whiskey and learn the drink’s Pennsylvania history on June 24 in Scranton

Sample Pittsburgh’s Wigle Whiskey and learn the drink’s Pennsylvania history on June 24 in Scranton

From a press release: The Lackawanna Historical Society will introduce Pittsburgh’s Wigle Whiskey to Scranton on Friday, June 24 at 7 p.m. Wigle is a family-owned small-batch craft distillery that features local organic grains in their spirits. Meredith Grelli, co-owner of Wigle, will make a presentation on Pennsylvania whiskey at the Society’s headquarters at the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Comedian and ‘Mike & Molly’ star Billy Gardell performs at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Feb. 27

Comedian and ‘Mike & Molly’ star Billy Gardell performs at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Feb. 27

From a press release: Comedian Billy Gardell, best known for his role as Officer Mike Biggs on the hit CBS television series “Mike & Molly,” will perform stand-up at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $35, go on sale this Friday, Dec. 4 at 10 […]

 Dee Culp

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: The hopeful and heartbreaking lessons of the TransPride Pittsburgh conference

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: The hopeful and heartbreaking lessons of the TransPride Pittsburgh conference

Going home has always been bittersweet. My family moved from Pittsburgh to Hazleton in 1990, and I was never happy about it. So much has changed that it’s sometimes hard to look back and remember. As such, my family often returns to the area to visit old friends and enjoy some of the many things […]

 Rich Howells

Slide the City Pittsburgh was ‘a total nightmare.’ Will Scranton be the same?

Slide the City Pittsburgh was ‘a total nightmare.’ Will Scranton be the same?

You may have seen the ads for Slide the City, promising to bring music, dancing, food, drinks and, most importantly, 1,000 feet of vinyl Slip ‘N Slide to Scranton, but will the mobile water park be able to deliver the fun and excitement they’re promising? That depends on who you talk to. The event, which […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Why do people keep bashing Pennsylvania, especially Scranton?

VIDEO: Why do people keep bashing Pennsylvania, especially Scranton?

It seems like every month or so another online poll or top list is released saying Scranton is a terrible place to live, miserable as hell, or full of ugly accents. Are these criticisms fair and based on actual research or just nasty, classist insults that harm the Electric City and its residents? BBC journalist […]