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Experimental indie funk duo Paris Monster performs at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on April 8

Experimental indie funk duo Paris Monster performs at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on April 8

From a press release: Experimental indie funk rockers Paris Monster are coming from New York City to play the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Friday, April 8. Their acclaimed live performances are truly something to behold. Jambase wrote, “It was the opening set from Paris Monster that literally dropped the jaws of both […]

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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 […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton alt rock band University Drive lines up together for ‘Execution’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton alt rock band University Drive lines up together for ‘Execution’

Anyone who has seen University Drive knows what a tight band they are, and behind the scenes, the group has become even tighter. Since premiering their first-ever music video on NEPA Scene last October, the Scranton-based alternative rockers have continually rehearsed while playing only a select few shows as they plan to announce something big […]

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Before Peach Fest, Harrisburg funk band Yam Yam returns to Jazz Cafe in Plains on Feb. 26

Before Peach Fest, Harrisburg funk band Yam Yam returns to Jazz Cafe in Plains on Feb. 26

From a press release: Harrisburg jazz/funk/soul group Yam Yam, who made their Peach Music Festival debut in Scranton last year, will return to the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Saturday, Feb. 26. Last week, it was announced that they will also be back at Peach Fest sometime during its four-day run from Thursday, […]

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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 […]

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Psychobilly pioneer Reverend Horton Heat plays solo at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on May 28

Psychobilly pioneer Reverend Horton Heat plays solo at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on May 28

From a press release: The world’s largest stages are no stranger to the Reverend Horton Heat. Be it international rock festivals such as Coachella; Glastonbury; Reading and Leeds; punk’s biggest events, such as Riot Fest and Montebello Rockfest; country music’s flagship Stagecoach Festival; or even rockabilly’s call to the wild, Viva Las Vegas, their presence […]

 Rich Howells

Breaking down ‘The Big Break’ contest – NEPA musicians compete at 4 venues on Jan. 21-Feb. 11

Breaking down ‘The Big Break’ contest – NEPA musicians compete at 4 venues on Jan. 21-Feb. 11

The contest is called “The Big Break,” where seven acts will compete across four stages for some major prizes, but the real challenge has been behind the scenes where Eyal Filkovsky is hoping this experience doesn’t break him. With just days until the first night of live performances is set to begin, musicians have been […]

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Alt rockers Cold close national tour at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Black Friday, Nov. 26

Alt rockers Cold close national tour at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Black Friday, Nov. 26

From a press release: It was announced this week that gold-certified alternative rock band Cold, best known for hits like “Stupid Girl” and “Just Got Wicked,” will wrap up their current U.S. tour at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Friday, Nov. 26. Scranton’s own alt rockers University Drive, who toured with Cold […]

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Rusted Root vocalist Michael Glabicki performs as a duo at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Aug. 6

Rusted Root vocalist Michael Glabicki performs as a duo at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Aug. 6

From a press release: With Rusted Root on hiatus, the frontman of the multi-platinum Pittsburgh jam band, Michael Glabicki, has been touring as a duo with Rusted Root’s longtime guitar player and backing vocalist Dirk Miller, including a 2019 stop in Scranton. The pair will return to Northeastern Pennsylvania to perform at the River Street […]

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Ska/reggae rockers Elephants Dancing and Joint Operation get funky at Jazz Cafe in Plains on July 23

Ska/reggae rockers Elephants Dancing and Joint Operation get funky at Jazz Cafe in Plains on July 23

From a press release: Baltimore reggae funk band Joint Operation and Wilkes-Barre’s own reggae rockers

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