NEPA Scene Staff

Crowded Streets pays tribute to Dave Matthews Band at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on April 16

Crowded Streets pays tribute to Dave Matthews Band at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on April 16

From a press release: With a sound as maneuverable as theirs, shifting easily from Celtic to jazz to folk rock to acoustic funk, recreating the experience of a Dave Matthews Band concert would seem daunting to most. Many have tried. Some have come close. Crowded Streets, the most authentic and highly acclaimed DMB tribute band […]

 Ken Jones

CONCERT REVIEW: Delirium and Charlotte the Harlot tore up River Street like classic metal maniacs

CONCERT REVIEW: Delirium and Charlotte the Harlot tore up River Street like classic metal maniacs

When you go out to see Delirium, you know you’re in for a neck-breaking night of head banging from a group of Scranton guys devoted to capturing the best of the biggest icons in thrash metal history, Megadeth and Metallica. This is, by far, no easy feat. The level of musicianship that is needed to […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Death Valley Dreams CD release show in Plains, 01/16/16

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Death Valley Dreams CD release show in Plains, 01/16/16

A mysterious new group mixing post-punk, indie rock, new wave, neo-psychedelia has emerged from Northeastern Pennsylvania, made up of bands of the past and sounds of the future. Death Valley Dreams released their self-titled debut EP on Friday, Jan. 15 and played their CD release show the following evening at the River Street Jazz Cafe […]

 Rich Perry

Reggae in NEPA – Pete Terpak creates ‘spiritual experience’ with Kevin Kinsella at Jazz Cafe on Sept. 18

Reggae in NEPA – Pete Terpak creates ‘spiritual experience’ with Kevin Kinsella at Jazz Cafe on Sept. 18

Subnotics and Rootz Attack member bringing positive vibes to the area

When you think of reggae music, you probably call up good vibrations, warm feelings, and perhaps a cold beverage in your hand as you relax on some tropical beach. Isn’t this where we’d all like to be, especially now as the summer comes to an end once again? While a trip to the islands may […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Guerrilla Radio: The Battle of Las Vegas at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, 08/13/15

PHOTOS: Guerrilla Radio: The Battle of Las Vegas at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, 08/13/15

A very different vibe of hard rock, hip-hop, and political unrest filled the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Thursday, Aug. 13 as Rage Against the Machine tribute group Guerrilla Radio: The Battle of Las Vegas blasted through all the hits. Dressed like their Los Angeles counterparts, the Sin City band was in the […]

 Brittany Boote

PHOTOS: ‘Bill Withers Live at Carnegie Hall’ All-Star Tribute at the River Street Jazz Cafe, 01/23/15

PHOTOS: ‘Bill Withers Live at Carnegie Hall’ All-Star Tribute at the River Street Jazz Cafe, 01/23/15

A handful of the most talented musicians in the area paid tribute to the “Troubadour of Soul” on a snowy Friday night at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, performing their own take on “Bill Withers Live at Carnegie Hall.” Withers, best known for songs like “Lean on Me,” “Just the Two of Us,” […]

 Brittany Boote

PHOTOS: Turbo Suit at the River Street Jazz Cafe, 01/16/15

PHOTOS: Turbo Suit at the River Street Jazz Cafe, 01/16/15

Turbo Suit, a live electronic dance music three-piece formerly known as Cosby Sweater, sent the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains into the stratosphere on Friday, Jan. 16 with support from local producer/DJ Conscious Pilot. Starting in 2015, the Indianapolis trio officially changed into its Turbo Suit after the sexual assault allegations against comedian Bill […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: MiZ and friends with Jung Bergo, 01/10/15

PHOTOS: MiZ and friends with Jung Bergo, 01/10/15

Singer/songwriter Mike Mizwinski, better known as MiZ, held the CD release party for his new album, “Parking Meters,” on Saturday, Jan. 10 – a celebration that also served as a going away party for the talented young musician, who is moving from Scranton to New Jersey next month, just outside of New York City. Scranton […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Moodswing at the River Street Jazz Cafe, 12/31/14

PHOTOS: Moodswing at the River Street Jazz Cafe, 12/31/14

The River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains rang in the New Year right with a raucous night of dance music with Moodswing on Wednesday, Dec. 31. The 10-piece R&B and funk band, who often play throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania, performed four consecutive sets that kept the crowd moving to their classic sound well past midnight. NEPA […]

 Rich Howells

Behind the scenes of the cover shoot for MiZ’s new album, ‘Parking Meters’

Behind the scenes of the cover shoot for MiZ’s new album, ‘Parking Meters’

Photographer Keith Perks shoots and designs promos on compressed schedule in downtown Scranton

When a new album hits stores and a musician begins the publicity cycle, there is so much focus on the finished product that few are privy to all the previous preparation behind the scenes. From the album cover to the promotional photos, every image must represent the artist and set the stage for the performances […]