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Experimental indie funk duo Paris Monster performs at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on April 8

Experimental indie funk duo Paris Monster performs at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on April 8

From a press release: Experimental indie funk rockers Paris Monster are coming from New York City to play the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Friday, April 8. Their acclaimed live performances are truly something to behold. Jambase wrote, “It was the opening set from Paris Monster that literally dropped the jaws of both […]

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The Queers celebrate 40th anniversary with punk rock show at Jazz Cafe in Plains on June 15

The Queers celebrate 40th anniversary with punk rock show at Jazz Cafe in Plains on June 15

From a press release: It was announced today that longtime pop punk icons The Queers will bring their 40th Anniversary Tour to the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Wednesday, June 15. Northeastern Pennsylvania’s own variety of punk rock bands – Don’t Panic from Stroudsburg, Those Clever Foxes from Scranton, and The Whiskey Bats […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Wolfpack Players bring classic musical ‘Oklahoma’ to Wilkes-Barre Area High School March 3-6

Wolfpack Players bring classic musical ‘Oklahoma’ to Wilkes-Barre Area High School March 3-6

From a press release: The Wolfpack Players of the Wilkes-Barre Area School District will present the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Oklahoma” on Thursday, March 3 through Sunday, March 6. This high school drama club consists of not only students from Wilkes-Barre Area but the Wilkes-Barre Area Creative and Performing Arts Academy, which includes students […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton alt rock band University Drive lines up together for ‘Execution’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton alt rock band University Drive lines up together for ‘Execution’

Anyone who has seen University Drive knows what a tight band they are, and behind the scenes, the group has become even tighter. Since premiering their first-ever music video on NEPA Scene last October, the Scranton-based alternative rockers have continually rehearsed while playing only a select few shows as they plan to announce something big […]

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Before Peach Fest, Harrisburg funk band Yam Yam returns to Jazz Cafe in Plains on Feb. 26

Before Peach Fest, Harrisburg funk band Yam Yam returns to Jazz Cafe in Plains on Feb. 26

From a press release: Harrisburg jazz/funk/soul group Yam Yam, who made their Peach Music Festival debut in Scranton last year, will return to the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Saturday, Feb. 26. Last week, it was announced that they will also be back at Peach Fest sometime during its four-day run from Thursday, […]

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Ska punks Big D and the Kids Table return to River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on May 20

Ska punks Big D and the Kids Table return to River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on May 20

From a press release: It was announced today that Boston’s ska punk stalwarts Big D and the Kids Table will be supporting the recent release of “Do Your Art,” their first album of new material in nearly a decade, with a North American headlining tour. “If you have been at home stuck in lockdown, wishing […]

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Psychobilly pioneer Reverend Horton Heat plays solo at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on May 28

Psychobilly pioneer Reverend Horton Heat plays solo at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on May 28

From a press release: The world’s largest stages are no stranger to the Reverend Horton Heat. Be it international rock festivals such as Coachella; Glastonbury; Reading and Leeds; punk’s biggest events, such as Riot Fest and Montebello Rockfest; country music’s flagship Stagecoach Festival; or even rockabilly’s call to the wild, Viva Las Vegas, their presence […]

 Rich Howells

Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre reopens with punk, hardcore, indie, and more all-ages shows

Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre reopens with punk, hardcore, indie, and more all-ages shows

After nearly two years, Karl Hall is finally ready to bring concerts back inside. COVID-19 closed the intimate all-ages venue in March of 2020, and while it hosted online shows as well as a massive drive-in concert with the Mohegan Sun Arena, the downtown Wilkes-Barre building remained closed into 2021, instead opting to hold a […]

 Rich Howells

Breaking down ‘The Big Break’ contest – NEPA musicians compete at 4 venues on Jan. 21-Feb. 11

Breaking down ‘The Big Break’ contest – NEPA musicians compete at 4 venues on Jan. 21-Feb. 11

The contest is called “The Big Break,” where seven acts will compete across four stages for some major prizes, but the real challenge has been behind the scenes where Eyal Filkovsky is hoping this experience doesn’t break him. With just days until the first night of live performances is set to begin, musicians have been […]

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Lackawanna Historical Society presents story of mining ‘Labor Priest’ in Scranton play on Jan. 30

Lackawanna Historical Society presents story of mining ‘Labor Priest’ in Scranton play on Jan. 30

From a press release: As part of the annual January celebration of Anthracite Mining Heritage Month, the Lackawanna Historical Society will present an introductory Lackawanna County premiere of the one-act play “For the Least of Them.” The performance will be presented to a limited live audience at the society’s headquarters, the Catlin House (232 Monroe […]

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