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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

The Queers celebrate 40th anniversary with punk rock show at Jazz Cafe in Plains on June 15

The Queers celebrate 40th anniversary with punk rock show at Jazz Cafe in Plains on June 15

From a press release: It was announced today that longtime pop punk icons The Queers will bring their 40th Anniversary Tour to the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Wednesday, June 15. Northeastern Pennsylvania’s own variety of punk rock bands – Don’t Panic from Stroudsburg, Those Clever Foxes from Scranton, and The Whiskey Bats […]

 Scott Kucharski

PHOTOS: Dropkick Murphys, The Bombpops, and The Rumjacks at Santander Arena in Reading, 02/21/22

PHOTOS: Dropkick Murphys, The Bombpops, and The Rumjacks at Santander Arena in Reading, 02/21/22

Over the last two years, Dropkick Murphys held some of the best live streams of any band stuck inside during quarantine, but nothing compares to seeing them in person, especially leading up to their favorite holiday. This year, thankfully, the Celtic punk band was able to bring back their annual St. Patrick’s Day Tour, starting […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton pop punks Anytime Soon visit Castle Bam before ‘Holding My Breath Through the Lehigh Tunnel’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton pop punks Anytime Soon visit Castle Bam before ‘Holding My Breath Through the Lehigh Tunnel’

The music of Anytime Soon often captures the sound of growing up on early 2000s punk and emo tunes, Vans Warped Tour, MTV, CKY DVDs, “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater,” “Jackass,” and “Viva La Bam,” so when it came time for the Scranton band to search for shooting locations for their next music video, what better […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton’s Menzingers vocalist Greg Barnett releases debut solo album, ‘Don’t Go Throwing Roses in My Grave’

Scranton’s Menzingers vocalist Greg Barnett releases debut solo album, ‘Don’t Go Throwing Roses in My Grave’

From a press release: “It was this perfect storm,” Menzingers co-vocalist/guitarist Greg Barnett said. “The band couldn’t tour, I was going through a really difficult time, and I was stuck at home watching my family struggle with illness and death and hardship. The only thing I could do was write my way through it.” And […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Dropkick Murphys kick off return of St. Patrick’s Day Tour at Santander Arena in Reading on Feb. 21

Dropkick Murphys kick off return of St. Patrick’s Day Tour at Santander Arena in Reading on Feb. 21

From a press release: Scrantonians aren’t the only ones excited for the return of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations – Celtic punk band Dropkick Murphys are bringing back their own holiday tradition with their St. Patrick’s Day Tour, kicking off at the Santander Arena in Reading on Monday, Feb. 21 and culminating with their customary run […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Ska punks Big D and the Kids Table return to River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on May 20

Ska punks Big D and the Kids Table return to River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on May 20

From a press release: It was announced today that Boston’s ska punk stalwarts Big D and the Kids Table will be supporting the recent release of “Do Your Art,” their first album of new material in nearly a decade, with a North American headlining tour. “If you have been at home stuck in lockdown, wishing […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Punk legends Circle Jerks take first tour in 15 years to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on April 11

Punk legends Circle Jerks take first tour in 15 years to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on April 11

From a press release: After a hiatus that lasted more than a decade, the Circle Jerks have returned to touring, hitting the stage of the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Monday, April 11 with fellow hardcore punk legends 7 Seconds and Negative Approach. “We are beyond excited for our first full North American tour in […]

 Guest Contributor

PHOTOS: Karl Hall reopening with Raw Brigade in Wilkes-Barre, 01/25/22

PHOTOS: Karl Hall reopening with Raw Brigade in Wilkes-Barre, 01/25/22

From the depths of downtown Wilkes-Barre, Karl Hall rose again. For the first time in nearly two years, the small basement music venue was able to let patrons through its doors for an indoor show that was as raw as its headliner. Raw Brigade, a Colombian straight edge group, performed with local hardcore bands Ripped […]