Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Lance Bass, O-Town, LFO, Ryan Cabrerra, and Kelsie Watts at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 08/21/21

PHOTOS: Lance Bass, O-Town, LFO, Ryan Cabrerra, and Kelsie Watts at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 08/21/21

The Pop 2000 Tour brought high-energy nostalgia and 500 screaming fans to the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City on Saturday, Aug. 21. Hosted by Lance Bass of NSYNC fame, the outdoor show featured early 2000s hit-makers LFO, O-Town, and Ryan Cabrera, along with “The Voice” alum Kelsie Watts. Aside from age and venue size, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Seasoned NEPA musicians debut pop country band New Moon Rising with single ‘No Regrets’

Seasoned NEPA musicians debut pop country band New Moon Rising with single ‘No Regrets’

From a press release: Lake Ariel singer/songwriter Adolfo Busillo, a former Atlantic Records recording artist and frontman of the band Abuss, has unveiled a new project that he describes as “traditional rock and country music infused with modern pop elements.” New Moon Rising, a seven-piece rock/country/pop band that incorporates traditional instrumentation (guitar, bass, keyboard, and […]

 James Callahan

VIDEO PREMIERE: Resilient rocker Karen Bella takes a shot of ‘Jack Honey’ in debut music video

VIDEO PREMIERE: Resilient rocker Karen Bella takes a shot of ‘Jack Honey’ in debut music video

Early in March, the gang here at Camp Rattler in West Pittston was contacted by our superstar PR agent Denise Kovalevitch of DMK Publicity, her boutique agency located in the greater Philadelphia area. Denise, who I have known since the mid-’90s, works with clients such as Blues Traveler, Candlebox, Steve Vai, Corey Glover of Living […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

2000s pop stars Lance Bass, O-Town, Ryan Cabrera, LFO come to Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Aug. 21

2000s pop stars Lance Bass, O-Town, Ryan Cabrera, LFO come to Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Aug. 21

From a press release: Throwbacks aren’t just reserved for Thursdays – they’re happening all summer long. The national Pop 2000 Tour will deliver the “TRL” moments that brings pop fans right back to the early 2000s when boy bands ruled the airwaves and MTV. Hosted by Lance Bass of NSYNC, these shows feature live performances […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Jonas Brothers return to Hersheypark Stadium with Kelsea Ballerini on Sept. 24

Jonas Brothers return to Hersheypark Stadium with Kelsea Ballerini on Sept. 24

From a press release: The Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum-selling Jonas Brothers are going back on the road after the smash success of their 2019 Happiness Begins Tour sold over 1.2 million tickets and grossed over $120 million dollars. This time, the pop rockers are guaranteeing happiness is back and that fans are going to remember this […]

 Rich Howells

ALBUM PREMIERE: Scranton sci-fi rockers Goodnight, Captain take off with ‘Departures’

ALBUM PREMIERE: Scranton sci-fi rockers Goodnight, Captain take off with ‘Departures’

These days, it’s easy to look around and want to give up on this planet. It’s something people joke about, but what if you could actually travel through outer space? Would you start re-entry and go back to all of your problems (along with all this world’s issues) or decide to depart for something new… […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: From Clarks Summit to Nashville, pop singer Alyssa Lazar admits ‘Maybe I Did Change’

SONG PREMIERE: From Clarks Summit to Nashville, pop singer Alyssa Lazar admits ‘Maybe I Did Change’

Those who have heard young Alyssa Lazar perform throughout the Scranton area since she was in grade school will soon learn that she’s changed… and that’s not a bad thing. “I started singing by the time I was 3 and just never stopped from there. Throughout elementary and middle school, I started singing the national […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Brendan Brisk, Kali Ma, Condition Oakland, Sleeplore, Chris Cashmere, White Witch, and more

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Brendan Brisk, Kali Ma, Condition Oakland, Sleeplore, Chris Cashmere, White Witch, and more

January may be a slow month for entertainment like movies and television (even slower during a pandemic), but it’s been a busy time for local music, so much so that I have to save a few notes for next week. I even had the pleasure of seeing a band play live in front of a […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Telco, Don’t Panic, Eric Best, 5-7-Zero, Flowers for You, Crooked Ways, John Hahn, and more

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Telco, Don’t Panic, Eric Best, 5-7-Zero, Flowers for You, Crooked Ways, John Hahn, and more

After a few years away, the NEPA Music Notes column received a warm welcome back last week, so I’ll take that as a sign that you want to see more roundups of new and noteworthy local songs, albums, and shows. Let’s dive right in! 🎶🎶 Schuylkill Haven guitarist John Hahn, who got his start touring […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton pop band Modern Ties raises funds for St. Joseph’s Center with Festivus live stream on Dec. 23

Scranton pop band Modern Ties raises funds for St. Joseph’s Center with Festivus live stream on Dec. 23

We’ve all had a lot of problems this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, so now you’re going to hear about it this Festivus. Actually, Modern Ties is offering something much more pleasant to listen to on Wednesday, Dec. 23 – a free live streaming concert for the rest of us… and St. Joseph’s Center. […]

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