NEPA Scene Staff

Celtic rockers Flatfoot 56 headline punk rock show at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Aug. 12

Celtic rockers Flatfoot 56 headline punk rock show at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Aug. 12

From a press release: The River Street Jazz Cafe will become a punk rock club for one night only on Friday, Aug. 12 when Chicago Celtic punk band Flatfoot 56 comes to Plains as part of their summer tour. New Jersey natives Blanks 77 (total pogo punk) and Fat Chance (singing ska punk songs of […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Scranton alt rockers University Drive ‘Heal’ with album release show at Jazz Cafe on Aug. 26

EXCLUSIVE: Scranton alt rockers University Drive ‘Heal’ with album release show at Jazz Cafe on Aug. 26

Two years filled with “an insane amount of work,” buckets of “blood, sweat, and tears,” and two months of touring the country supporting Cold are finally culminating in August when University Drive releases their third album with a hometown event announced today. This afternoon, Scranton-based alt rock outfit revealed the title of the anticipated record, […]

 James Callahan

VIDEO PREMIERE: Markus A. D. croons haunting doo-wop heartache over ‘Ms. Sery’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Markus A. D. croons haunting doo-wop heartache over ‘Ms. Sery’

Late last year, the Camp Rattler crew helped Wilkes-Barre singer/songwriter and Plains native Markus A. D. debut a moody little folk punk ballad called “Sharing a Breath” on this page, and today we’re back with a new emotional number called “Ms. Sery,” recorded at JL Studios in Olyphant. For the accompanying black-and-white music video, I’ll […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

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