NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton emo rockers The Maguas get aggressive on ‘Shapeless’ before hometown show on Oct. 15

Scranton emo rockers The Maguas get aggressive on ‘Shapeless’ before hometown show on Oct. 15

From a press release: Before The Maguas head out on their first official fall U.S. tour, the emo-leaning alternative rock outfit has released “Shapeless,” the second single from their upcoming album and their “most aggressive song to date.” Establishing their roots in Scranton in 2018, the band – Erik Miller (vocals), Matthew Jenkins (lead guitar), […]

 Rich Howells

Stroudsburg pop punks Don’t Panic saddle up for ‘Dark Horse’ album release at Sherman Theater on Aug. 28

Stroudsburg pop punks Don’t Panic saddle up for ‘Dark Horse’ album release at Sherman Theater on Aug. 28

The new album from Don’t Panic may be called “Dark Horse,” but it’s a safe bet that this power pop/punk rock band from Stroudsburg will earn a lot of new fans as the summer comes to a close and fall begins. “I have always felt – and still feel – like I was on the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

The Menzingers return home for Black Friday concert at Scranton Cultural Center on Nov. 26

The Menzingers return home for Black Friday concert at Scranton Cultural Center on Nov. 26

From a press release: For local music fans, the holidays are coming a bit earlier this year. It was announced today that Philadelphia punk band The Menzingers will be return to their hometown to perform at the Scranton Cultural Center on Friday, Nov. 26 at 8 p.m., the day after Thanksgiving. Typically, the group hosts […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Stroudsburg pop punks Don’t Panic won’t waste time with ‘Woe I’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Stroudsburg pop punks Don’t Panic won’t waste time with ‘Woe I’

In 2020, the best laid plans didn’t just go awry – they went right out the window. However, living up to their name, Stroudsburg power pop/punk rock band Don’t Panic managed to keep calm and carry on during the pandemic, releasing their debut album and several music videos, playing full band and acoustic live streams, […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton natives The Menzingers headline Philly Music Fest on Oct. 9-10

Scranton natives The Menzingers headline Philly Music Fest on Oct. 9-10

From a press release: Today, Philly Music Fest announced the lineup for its fifth annual event on Wednesday, Oct. 6 through Sunday, Oct. 10, and Scranton natives The Menzingers are on the top of the bill with two headlining performances. When describing Philly Music Fest, organizers say “our genre is Philly” because it features jazz, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Harrisburg folk punk artist Koji releases single addressing racism against Asian Americans

Harrisburg folk punk artist Koji releases single addressing racism against Asian Americans

From a press release: This week, Harrisburg indie folk punk artist and activist Koji released a new song and responded to the recent mass murder of eight people at spas in Atlanta, Georgia. Six of the victims were women of Asian descent. “‘To Carry (On and On)’ is a song about my experience as a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Title Fight’s Ned Russin, a.k.a. Kingston post-punk artist Glitterer, releases 2nd album, ‘Life Is Not a Lesson’

Title Fight’s Ned Russin, a.k.a. Kingston post-punk artist Glitterer, releases 2nd album, ‘Life Is Not a Lesson’

From a press release: Glitterer, the post-punk solo project of Title Fight bassist/vocalist Ned Russin, released his sophomore album, “Life Is Not a Lesson,” today on Anti- Records. The A.V. Club wrote, “Russin delivers full-throated testaments to the struggles of living through each day without curling up into the fetal position on the ground. It’s […]

 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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Kingston post-punk artist Glitterer blossoms with hand-drawn lyric video for ‘Didn’t Want It’

Kingston post-punk artist Glitterer blossoms with hand-drawn lyric video for ‘Didn’t Want It’

From a press release: Glitterer, the post-punk solo project of Title Fight bassist/vocalist Ned Russin, released the second single from his upcoming sophomore album, “Life Is Not a Lesson,” this week. Debuting on Jan. 13, “Didn’t Want It” features a flowery lyric video hand-drawn and animated by Rob Fidel. The full LP is set to […]

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