NEPA Scene Staff

After Peach Fest debut, folk funk band Goose jams at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Oct. 25

After Peach Fest debut, folk funk band Goose jams at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Oct. 25

From a press release: Following an impressive debut at the 2019 Peach Music Festival in Scranton, Connecticut folk funk band Goose will come back to Northeastern Pennsylvania to perform at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Friday, Oct. 25 as part of their fall tour. Doors at the Jazz Cafe (667 N. River […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Peach Fest standout Midnight North performs at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Aug. 23

Peach Fest standout Midnight North performs at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Aug. 23

From a press release: Americana rock band Midnight North, which features guitarist/vocalist Grahame Lesh, the son of Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, will play their last club show of the summer at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Friday, Aug. 23 with People’s Blues of Richmond. “Last year, Rolling Stone said we were […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Bethlehem bluegrass band Serene Green celebrates new album with release shows Aug. 2-9

Bethlehem bluegrass band Serene Green celebrates new album with release shows Aug. 2-9

From a press release: Bethlehem bluegrass band Serene Green will celebrate the release of their second studio album, “Have at It,” with a series of five regional shows starting this Friday, Aug. 2 at The Stonehouse in Carbondale and running through next Friday, Aug. 9 at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains. Announced last […]

 Jamie Nelson and Michelle Christopher

BEHIND THE BEAT: For Prince fans, ‘Nothing Compares 2’ Dean Ford and the Beautiful Ones

BEHIND THE BEAT: For Prince fans, ‘Nothing Compares 2’ Dean Ford and the Beautiful Ones

The stage, cloaked in fog, is still. Because the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains is perfect for an intimate show, we’re close – real close. The band is in place, and they are not moving. The crowd has been waiting. We’re ready. You can hear short clips of Prince’s songs mixed with dialogue from […]

 Jamie Nelson and Michelle Christopher

BEHIND THE BEAT: Dean Ford is the true Prince of tribute acts

BEHIND THE BEAT: Dean Ford is the true Prince of tribute acts

“A little bit behind the beat. I mean, just enough to turn you on…” – Prince, “Joy in Repetition” Come with us and take a glimpse Behind the Beat, a new column on NEPA Scene where we – Jamie Nelson (owner and operator of 1Up Games in Forty Fort) and Michelle (Belly) Christopher (art teacher […]

 Rich Howells

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Starwood, Disposable, and These Idol Hands channel alien energy at Jazz Cafe in Plains

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Starwood, Disposable, and These Idol Hands channel alien energy at Jazz Cafe in Plains

It’s no surprise that when Philadelphia’s resident alien rock band Starwood landed in the Wilkes-Barre area, they brought with them a diverse musical lineup that would strike most crowds as strange, but those gathered at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains were ready for a strangely fun night on Saturday, Feb. 9. A week […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Big D and the Kids Table brings ska back to River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on May 3

Big D and the Kids Table brings ska back to River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on May 3

From a press release: It was announced today that Boston ska punk band and Vans Warped Tour mainstays Big D and the Kids Table will return to the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Friday, May 3 with punk rockers Blanks 77 and New Jersey ska trio Disposable, both from New Jersey. Doors at […]

 Rich Howells

Philly alien cyborg band Starwood beams into River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Feb. 9

Philly alien cyborg band Starwood beams into River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Feb. 9

Philadelphia “cyber art rock” band Starwood, who have some local musical connections, will return to Northeastern Pennsylvania to headline a show at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains this Saturday, Feb. 9 with New Jersey ska/surf punks Disposable and Scranton “sleaze rock” band These Idol Hands. Founded with members of defunct but memorable Scranton […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

15-year-old guitar virtuoso Brandon ‘Taz’ Niederauer shreds at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Dec. 7

15-year-old guitar virtuoso Brandon ‘Taz’ Niederauer shreds at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Dec. 7

While Brandon “Taz” Niederauer describes himself as “just a kid who loves playing music,” anyone who has seen what he can do with a guitar knows that there’s much more to his talent than that. By the age of 15, he has shared stages and received accolades from everyone from Slash to Dweezil Zappa to […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: ‘For Tommy: A Celebration of Life’ benefit at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, 08/12/18

PHOTOS: ‘For Tommy: A Celebration of Life’ benefit at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, 08/12/18

Every time there is a benefit or charitable cause raising funds in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the local music scene is always there to donate their time and talent, so when it came time to do so while honoring one of their own, they delivered in spades. Tommy Wynder, a loved and respected drummer, music teacher, father, […]

1 2 3 8