NEPA Scene Staff

NJ indie rockers The Front Bottoms come to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Sept. 15

NJ indie rockers The Front Bottoms come to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Sept. 15

From a press release: Today, New Jersey indie punk outfit The Front Bottoms announced the details of their “Theresa” EP, set for release on Sept. 2 via Wuacasokle/Fueled by Ramen. The five-song collection, led by the single “More Than It Hurts You,” serves as the third installment of the band’s popular “Grandma” EP series and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA Horror Fest hosts Spooky Summer II with music, movies, and more at Circle Drive-In on June 25

NEPA Horror Fest hosts Spooky Summer II with music, movies, and more at Circle Drive-In on June 25

From a press release: Live music, iconic horror films, a celebrity meet and greet, and a one-of-a-kind marketplace will be some of the highlights of Spooky Summer II, an outdoor event hosted by the NEPA Horror Fest and Scranton DIY Punk Collective at the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City on Saturday, June 25. The […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Good Things Are Happening music festival debuts at Scranton Iron Furnaces on Aug. 6

EXCLUSIVE: Good Things Are Happening music festival debuts at Scranton Iron Furnaces on Aug. 6

As if the past two years of a global pandemic and political unrest wasn’t enough for the average person to deal with, inflation has driven the cost of living to new heights in 2022. As so many struggle to make ends meet, particularly in the working class city of Scranton, it may be difficult to […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Jersey punk supergroup Mercy Union plays at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on June 14

Jersey punk supergroup Mercy Union plays at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on June 14

From a press release: On their way to meet up with The Flatliners on tour, New Jersey heartland punk rock supergroup Mercy Union, featuring Jared Hart of The Scandals and Benny Horowitz of The Gaslight Anthem, will come through Wilkes-Barre to perform at Karl Hall on Tuesday, June 14. Scranton indie punk band Those Clever […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Virginia garage pop/indie rockers 7th Grade Girl Fight play at Wilkes-Barre Curry Donuts on May 19

Virginia garage pop/indie rockers 7th Grade Girl Fight play at Wilkes-Barre Curry Donuts on May 19

From a press release: Hailing from Charlottesville, Virginia, 7th Grade Girl Fight woos audiences with their fun, loud blend of garage pop and indie rock. With contagious energy and hooky choruses, they offer a polished, mature brand of alternative post-punk that feels both nostalgic and brand new. They’re bringing it all to Curry Donuts of […]

 Rich Howells

Camp Punksylvania sells out of camping passes at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City as hype builds

Camp Punksylvania sells out of camping passes at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City as hype builds

The first Camp Punksylvania in Northeastern Pennsylvania is shaping up to be one of the biggest music festivals in the area. While it won’t be held until the end of the summer at the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City, camping passes have already sold out. Single day tickets and weekend passes are still available […]

 James Callahan

VIDEO PREMIERE: Old school Easton punk rockers El Destructo reignite with ‘Live That Way’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Old school Easton punk rockers El Destructo reignite with ‘Live That Way’

An Irish 17th-century folk song passed down through the centuries from campfire to campfire, later to The Dubliners, then to the Thin Lizzy boys in 1963, and eventually found “her” way to metal chieftains Metallica, quips the following: “Now some men like a fishin’ And some men like the fowlin’ And some men like to […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Camp Punksylvania comes to Circle Drive-In with The Casualties, Guttermouth, and more Sept. 9-11

Camp Punksylvania comes to Circle Drive-In with The Casualties, Guttermouth, and more Sept. 9-11

Over the weekend, Camp Punksylvania, a music festival delivering “three days and nights of nonstop punk rock and camping” with “an emphasis on local/regional music as well as mental health, human rights, and equality,” announced its main stage lineup for Friday, Sept. 9 through Sunday, Sept. 11 at the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Original ‘Friday the 13th’ star brings metal band First Jason back to Finnegan’s in Scranton on March 24

Original ‘Friday the 13th’ star brings metal band First Jason back to Finnegan’s in Scranton on March 24

From a press release: Chicago heavy metal/punk band First Jason, fronted by singer and actor Ari Lehman, who played the role of young Jason Voorhees in the classic 1980 horror film “Friday the 13th,” will return to Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club in Scranton on Thursday, March 24. Wilkes-Barre’s own horror rockers All the Damn Vampires […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Ramones drummer Richie Ramone plays at Sherman Showcase in Stroudsburg on March 29

Ramones drummer Richie Ramone plays at Sherman Showcase in Stroudsburg on March 29

From a press release: Richie Ramone, one of the last living members of the legendary punk band the Ramones, will perform with his band at the Sherman Showcase, next door to the Sherman Theater in downtown Stroudsburg, on Tuesday, March 29. Bethlehem “mutant rock” band Rubix Pube and Scranton punk rockers The Mesos will open […]

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