NEPA Scene Staff

Blink-182 cancels Bethlehem show and fall tour due to Travis Barker’s medical issues

Blink-182 cancels Bethlehem show and fall tour due to Travis Barker’s medical issues

From a press release: California pop punk band Blink-182, featuring vocalist/guitarist Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio, announced today that they must cancel their fall mini tour, which included a stop at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Saturday, Sept. 22. Ticket refunds are available at the point of purchase. Medical issues have sidelined drummer Travis […]

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REVIEW/PHOTOS: Scranton’s Menzingers deliver Clash-style punk show at Musikfest Café in Bethlehem

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Scranton’s Menzingers deliver Clash-style punk show at Musikfest Café in Bethlehem

In recent times, punk bands have gravitated toward two styles – speedy thrash and Ramones-style poppy punk. But the style that really pushed punk forward to the masses, and which is all but missing today, was that of The Clash. It also was fast and hard, but had a deeper musical sensibility and lyrical content. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Returning to Scranton, pop punk band The Queers play at Levels on Sept. 16

Returning to Scranton, pop punk band The Queers play at Levels on Sept. 16

From a press release: It was announced this week that legendary pop punk rockers The Queers will return to downtown Scranton, this time performing at Levels Bar & Grill on Sunday, Sept. 16. Doors at Levels (519 Linden St., Scranton) open at 7 p.m., and the 21+ show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Multi-platinum pop punk band Blink-182 returns to Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Sept. 22

Multi-platinum pop punk band Blink-182 returns to Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Sept. 22

From a press release: After performing in Scranton and Bethlehem back in 2016, California pop punk band Blink-182 – with vocalist/guitarist Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio at the helm – will return to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. Tickets, which are $59.50, plus applicable fees, go on sale […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Wilkes-Barre pop punk band Stay Loud shouts ‘FCK YRSLF’ before last Warped Tour

SONG PREMIERE: Wilkes-Barre pop punk band Stay Loud shouts ‘FCK YRSLF’ before last Warped Tour

With the Vans Warped Tour rolling into Pennsylvania for the final time this month, Wilkes-Barre pop punk/alternative rock band Stay Loud is appropriately releasing a very punk rock song called “FCK YRSLF” as they prepare to play Warped for the first and, unfortunately, last time as tour ends its 24-year run. Premiering exclusively on NEPA […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pop punk bands We Were Sharks and Boys of Fall play at Back Breakers in Scranton on May 15

Pop punk bands We Were Sharks and Boys of Fall play at Back Breakers in Scranton on May 15

From a press release: Soon after it was revealed that Scranton pro wrestling facility Back Breakers Training Center will host all-ages concerts in its new second-floor lounge, Meat and Potato Entertainment announced that Canadian pop punk band We Were Sharks will bring their nationwide tour with Detroit pop punkers Boys of Fall (InVogue Records) to […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Philly folk punk singer/songwriter Dave Hause plays at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on June 17

Philly folk punk singer/songwriter Dave Hause plays at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on June 17

From a press release: It was announced today that Philadelphia-born singer/songwriter Dave Hause, whose sound combines punk rock and Americana, will visit the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Live from the Chandelier Lobby concert series, sponsored by City Market and Café. Tickets, which are […]

 Rich Howells

‘The Future Is Cancelled’ – Scranton punk band Captain, We’re Sinking calls it quits after 12 years

‘The Future Is Cancelled’ – Scranton punk band Captain, We’re Sinking calls it quits after 12 years

“It’s the end of days… but we’re all OK.” After creating beautifully emotional punk rock on and off for 12 years, Captain, We’re Sinking has finally sunk, though they’re not abandoning music completely. Formed in Scranton in 2006, the punk band released three full-length albums – “The Animals Are Out” in 2007, “The Future Is […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Creating punk rock music, comics, animation, and videos with Tedd Hazard

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Creating punk rock music, comics, animation, and videos with Tedd Hazard

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the award-winning NEPA Scene Podcast presents honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to Northeastern Pennsylvania. The live, multi-camera show streams in high definition on NEPA Scene’s Facebook page […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Ramones drummer Richie Ramone performs at Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on March 19

Ramones drummer Richie Ramone performs at Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on March 19

From a press release: Richie Ramone, one of the last living members of the legendary punk band the Ramones, will bring his Hit and Run World Tour to the Irish Wolf Pub in downtown Scranton on Monday, March 19. Local Social Distortion tribute band Reach for the Sky, The KLAP, and The Dismissed will open […]

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