NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton hip-hop artist Lucas Hex announces tour with former Volumes singer Michael Barr

Scranton hip-hop artist Lucas Hex announces tour with former Volumes singer Michael Barr

From a press release: Scranton-based hip-hop artist Lucas Hex has announced that he will be embarking on a tour with national recording artists Michael Barr and Apache Chief. Barr, who has recently launched a solo hip-hop career, is best know for his work as the vocalist of the progressive metalcore band Volumes. The Los Angles […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Chart toppers Kesha and Macklemore perform together at Hersheypark Stadium on July 21

Chart toppers Kesha and Macklemore perform together at Hersheypark Stadium on July 21

From a press release: After collaborating on the hit single “Good Old Days” this year, chart-topping, multi-platinum-selling artists Kesha and Macklemore will team up in 2018 for The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore Tour, which stops at Hersheypark Stadium on Saturday, July 21 at 7 p.m. Tickets, which are $35.60, $45.60, $55.60, and $95.60, plus […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Chart-topping rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie returns to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Nov. 17

Chart-topping rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie returns to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Nov. 17

From a press release: With his new album “The Bigger Artist” and its singles topping the Billboard charts this week, it was announced that New York hip-hop artist A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie will return to the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Friday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $39.50, $55, and $70 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Hollywood Undead and Butcher Babies rock Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Nov. 21

Hollywood Undead and Butcher Babies rock Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Nov. 21

From a press release: It was announced today that Los Angeles rap rock group Hollywood Undead will perform with heavy metal band Butcher Babies at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. Tickets, which are $25-$28, go on sale this Friday, July 28 at 10 a.m. and will be available […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Rappers Aayu and King Magnetic show Pennsylvania pride in ‘State I’m In’

Once a hardcore punk musician, Bucks County indie rapper Aayu embraced hip-hip in 2007 and hasn’t looked back since. No matter what style of music Mark Ciccone created over the years, however, it was always made with a love for his hometown roots, which has never been more evident than in the new music video […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Chart-topping rapper Ja Rule performs at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on July 20

Chart-topping rapper Ja Rule performs at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on July 20

From a press release: With multiple tracks hitting the Top 20 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including “Between Me and You” with Christina Milian, “I’m Real” and “Ain’t It Funny” with Jennifer Lopez, the Grammy-nominated No. 1 hit “Always on Time” with Ashanti, “Mesmerize” also with Ashanti, and “Wonderful” with R. Kelly and Ashanti, […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Hazleton hip-hop artist Nate Williams and NEPA rap music

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Hazleton hip-hop artist Nate Williams and NEPA rap music

Professionally recorded on Mondays at The Stude in TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton and released exclusively on nepascene.com on Tuesdays, the NEPA Scene Podcast is a free supplement to the website, expanding on the arts and entertainment stories covered on the site and going beyond them to discuss other news and entertainment topics. Each week, the […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: ‘Blacklisted’ Culture Shock headliner Aayu finds new life in name, rap music in Scranton

ARCHIVES: ‘Blacklisted’ Culture Shock headliner Aayu finds new life in name, rap music in Scranton

Aayu, the indie rapper from Bucks County who relocated to Northeast Pennsylvania a few years ago, admits his name is “a pain the ass” because of its unusual pronunciation, but unlike many hip-hop artists, it’s no gimmick. “It’s a common boy and girl’s name in India, but it’s an old, old name that translates from […]