NEPA Scene Staff

Kick & Banjo featuring Cabinet’s Pappy Biondo plays at Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on March 28

Kick & Banjo featuring Cabinet’s Pappy Biondo plays at Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on March 28

From a press release: Two folk/Americana/jam musicians known for their bands and their nicknames – Patrick “Pappy” Biondo and Brian “Nugget” Gorby – have teamed up to blend groove and tradition as Kick & Banjo. Formerly with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s Cabinet and the Hackensaw Boys from Virginia, respectively, they are uniquely qualified to perform this music. Playing […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton alt rock band University Drive assesses the emotional ‘Damage’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton alt rock band University Drive assesses the emotional ‘Damage’

When Scranton singer/songwriter Ed Cuozzo lost his mother unexpectedly last year, the local music community came together in an unprecedented way, organizing a three-day music festival in her memory at The Keys called She’s the One: A Weekend for Doreen, which included several performances from Cuozzo himself as a solo artist, a reunion of his […]

 Rich Howells

Documentary on Scranton-born Rocky impersonator gets NEPA premiere at Ritz Theater on March 23

Documentary on Scranton-born Rocky impersonator gets NEPA premiere at Ritz Theater on March 23

Rocky Balboa, the fictional boxer created and played by Sylvester Stallone in a long-running film franchise, has inspired many to pursue their dreams, but none have followed in the Italian Stallion’s footsteps quite like West Scranton native Mike Kunda. From his childhood into adulthood, he has always wanted to be Rocky, but how does one […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Flora Cash, Kulick, and The Charming Beards at Stage West in Scranton, 03/08/19

PHOTOS: Flora Cash, Kulick, and The Charming Beards at Stage West in Scranton, 03/08/19

Alternative radio station Alt 92.1 brought husband-and-wife duo Flora Cash to Scranton for two very different live performances, starting with Stage West on Friday, March 8. The Swedish/American artists, known for their hit single “You’re Somebody Else,” headlined a night of indie, pop, alternative, and folk rock with RCA Records labelmates Kulick from West Penn […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton solo artist Patrick McGlynn decries our divide in ‘Pills and Guns’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton solo artist Patrick McGlynn decries our divide in ‘Pills and Guns’

It’s difficult to turn on the television or scroll through social media and not feel like we’re all being divided by focusing on every one of our differences. Thankfully, one thing can often bring us together – music. Sure, there’s some petty bickering over that too, but the personal, emotional tunes of Scranton indie/folk singer/songwriter […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Smile Empty Soul, September Mourning, and Rise Among Rivals at Stage West in Scranton, 03/06/19

PHOTOS: Smile Empty Soul, September Mourning, and Rise Among Rivals at Stage West in Scranton, 03/06/19

The Oblivion of Souls Tour haunted Stage West in Scranton on Wednesday, March 6, presenting an intriguing mix of rock music sounding both familiar and new. Following an opening set by Scranton rap metal group Alpha Audio, Rise Among Rivals from Maryland hit the stage with melodic hard rock songs that could easily make them […]

 Rich Howells

Taking Back Sunday guitarist plays with new band Fate’s Got a Driver at The Keys in Scranton on March 31

Taking Back Sunday guitarist plays with new band Fate’s Got a Driver at The Keys in Scranton on March 31

Fate’s Got a Driver, a new post-hardcore band featuring guitarist Eddie Reyes of platinum emo rock group Taking Back Sunday, is currently traveling the country on their Happy to Be Sad Tour. They will stop at The Keys in downtown Scranton to headline a show dubbed Taking Back Sunday Funday on Sunday, March 31. Scranton […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Actors Circle presents comedy ‘The Clean House’ at Providence Playhouse in Scranton March 21-31

Actors Circle presents comedy ‘The Clean House’ at Providence Playhouse in Scranton March 21-31

From a press release: Community theatre group Actors Circle will present award-winning playwright, poet, and essayist Sarah Ruhl’s comedy “The Clean House” at the Providence Playhouse in Scranton on Thursday, March 21 through Sunday, March 31. Directed by Eric Lutz, well-known for his many and varied performances in local theater groups, this romantic comedy is […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Steamtown String Fling springs back into Scranton Cultural Center on March 15

Steamtown String Fling springs back into Scranton Cultural Center on March 15

From a press release: Following up a successful debut last year, the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple will host the second annual Steamtown String Fling this Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m. This year’s lineup will once again feature Dave Brown and the Dishonest Fiddlers as the headlining act, joined by Serene Green, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE: Haters get ‘$MACKED’ by Scranton rapper Lucas Hex

Already working on new material, Scranton hip-hop artist Lucas Hex has also been busy shooting music videos to promote his first full-length album, “Blue Carolina.” The first of those videos for the stinging single “$MACKED” is premiering today exclusively on NEPA Scene. The song’s beat was produced by SAKI, and the video was directed by […]

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