NEPA Scene Staff

Big D and the Kids Table, Pietasters, and more ska bands play at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Nov. 7

Big D and the Kids Table, Pietasters, and more ska bands play at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Nov. 7

From a press release: Ska punk music will be skanking back into the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains when Big D and the Kids Table and The Pietasters return with Mephiskapheles and Catbite on Saturday, Nov. 7. A special guest is also TBA. Doors at the Jazz Cafe (667 N. River St., Plains) open […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Hub City Stompers headline ska/punk show at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on March 28

Hub City Stompers headline ska/punk show at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on March 28

From a press release: New Jersey ska band Hub City Stompers will return to the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Saturday, March 28 for a night of ska, punk, and rock and roll with Philadelphia favorites Duffy’s Cut and Wilkes-Barre’s own punk/oi trio Diamond Dogz. Doors at the Jazz Cafe (667 N. River […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Rusted Root vocalist Michael Glabicki performs as a duo at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on March 13

Rusted Root vocalist Michael Glabicki performs as a duo at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on March 13

From a press release: With Rusted Root currently 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 stop in Scranton last year. It was announced today that the pair will return to Northeastern […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Before Peach Fest debut, Harrisburg funk band Yam Yam plays at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Feb. 21

Before Peach Fest debut, Harrisburg funk band Yam Yam plays at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Feb. 21

From a press release: It was announced today that Harrisburg jazz/funk/soul group Yam Yam, who will make their Peach Music Festival debut in July, will first perform at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Friday, Feb. 21 with the Brendan Brisk Blues Band from Wilkes-Barre. Yam Yam has visited the area before, playing […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA bands plan holiday concerts throughout December in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Pittston, Nanticoke, and more

NEPA bands plan holiday concerts throughout December in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Pittston, Nanticoke, and more

As everyone shops and prepares for the holidays, local musicians are planning some festive concerts, with many serving as their final shows of 2019. For those looking to get into the spirit of the season while supporting local music, NEPA Scene has wrapped up this season of shows you need to see in a nice […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

After Peach Fest debut, folk funk band Goose jams at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Oct. 25

After Peach Fest debut, folk funk band Goose jams at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Oct. 25

From a press release: Following an impressive debut at the 2019 Peach Music Festival in Scranton, Connecticut folk funk band Goose will come back to Northeastern Pennsylvania to perform at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Friday, Oct. 25 as part of their fall tour. Doors at the Jazz Cafe (667 N. River […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Peach Fest standout Midnight North performs at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Aug. 23

Peach Fest standout Midnight North performs at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Aug. 23

From a press release: Americana rock band Midnight North, which features guitarist/vocalist Grahame Lesh, the son of Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, will play their last club show of the summer at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Friday, Aug. 23 with People’s Blues of Richmond. “Last year, Rolling Stone said we were […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Bethlehem bluegrass band Serene Green celebrates new album with release shows Aug. 2-9

Bethlehem bluegrass band Serene Green celebrates new album with release shows Aug. 2-9

From a press release: Bethlehem bluegrass band Serene Green will celebrate the release of their second studio album, “Have at It,” with a series of five regional shows starting this Friday, Aug. 2 at The Stonehouse in Carbondale and running through next Friday, Aug. 9 at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains. Announced last […]

 Jamie Nelson and Michelle Christopher

BEHIND THE BEAT: For Prince fans, ‘Nothing Compares 2’ Dean Ford and the Beautiful Ones

BEHIND THE BEAT: For Prince fans, ‘Nothing Compares 2’ Dean Ford and the Beautiful Ones

The stage, cloaked in fog, is still. Because the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains is perfect for an intimate show, we’re close – real close. The band is in place, and they are not moving. The crowd has been waiting. We’re ready. You can hear short clips of Prince’s songs mixed with dialogue from […]

 Jamie Nelson and Michelle Christopher

BEHIND THE BEAT: Dean Ford is the true Prince of tribute acts

BEHIND THE BEAT: Dean Ford is the true Prince of tribute acts

“A little bit behind the beat. I mean, just enough to turn you on…” – Prince, “Joy in Repetition” Come with us and take a glimpse Behind the Beat, a new column on NEPA Scene where we – Jamie Nelson (owner and operator of 1Up Games in Forty Fort) and Michelle (Belly) Christopher (art teacher […]

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