NEPA Scene Staff

Meet and eat with Pittsburgh punk band Anti-Flag at Eden – A Vegan Cafe before Scranton concert on Jan. 17

Meet and eat with Pittsburgh punk band Anti-Flag at Eden – A Vegan Cafe before Scranton concert on Jan. 17

From a press release: For years, Pittsburgh punk rock band Anti-Flag has advocated for animal rights and promoted vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, so when it was announced last month that the group would be coming to Scranton in January, Eden – A Vegan Cafe in downtown Scranton got in touch with them to organize a […]

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All-female Ramones tribute Rockaway Bitch returns to Pittston for ‘Holiday Shitshow’ on Dec. 29

All-female Ramones tribute Rockaway Bitch returns to Pittston for ‘Holiday Shitshow’ on Dec. 29

From a press release: After playing the venue’s Punk Rock Bar-B-Q in September, all-female Ramones tribute band Rockaway Bitch will return to the Border Bar in Pittston to headline the Camp Rattler Holiday Shitshow on Saturday, Dec. 29 at 7 p.m. The annual event by the local entertainment production and promotion team promises photos with […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Celtic punk band Flogging Molly rocks Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on March 1

Celtic punk band Flogging Molly rocks Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on March 1

From a press release: It was announced today that Celtic punk band Flogging Molly will perform at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe with Lucero and Face to Face on Friday, March 1 at 8 p.m., just a few weeks before St. Patrick’s Day. Tickets, which are $37.50 in advance or $40 the day of the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pittsburgh punk rockers Anti-Flag play at Stage West in Scranton on Jan. 17

Pittsburgh punk rockers Anti-Flag play at Stage West in Scranton on Jan. 17

From a press release: It was announced today that Pittsburgh punk rock band Anti-Flag, known for their political songs and regular appearances on the Vans Warped Tour, will perform at Stage West in Scranton on Thursday, Jan. 17. Fellow Pittsburgh punks Swiss Army will open the show, along with Exeter heavy metal band Royal Hell […]

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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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All-female Ramones tribute Rockaway Bitch plays Punk Rock BBQ at Border Bar in Pittston on Sept. 1

All-female Ramones tribute Rockaway Bitch plays Punk Rock BBQ at Border Bar in Pittston on Sept. 1

From a press release: Rockaway Bitch, who bring a female attitude to classic Ramones songs, will play in Pennsylvania for the first time when they headline a Punk Rock Bar-B-Q at the Border Bar in Pittston on Saturday, Sept. 1. The outdoor event in the new Camp Rattler Beer Garden will also feature performances by […]

 Guest Contributor

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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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