Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference artist schedule at 11 Scranton venues announced

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference artist schedule at 11 Scranton venues announced

The Electric City Music Conference held an announcement party at Stage West in Scranton on July 5, revealing all the nominees for the 2019 Steamtown Music Awards as well as the conference’s artist schedule. ECMC producers Joe Caviston and Ken Norton read off all the nominees in 35 categories, sharing the stage with live performances […]

 Rich Howells

Alternative rock band Cold takes first tour in 8 years to Levels in Scranton on Sept. 1

Alternative rock band Cold takes first tour in 8 years to Levels in Scranton on Sept. 1

Last month, gold-selling alternative rock band Cold released the first song from their first studio album in eight years. Today, they announced their first tour in over eight years, and it includes some special surprises for music fans in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Cold’s new lineup features Berwick native Nick Coyle on guitar, a singer/songwriter who fronted […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Scranton alternative rockers University Drive join Cold on national tour

EXCLUSIVE: Scranton alternative rockers University Drive join Cold on national tour

While they’ve received a lot of positive feedback and reviews recently from their new album, “Clear,” Scranton alternative rock band University Drive never expected to impress a national act so much that they would be invited to tour with them. Last month, gold-selling alternative rock band Cold released the first single from their first studio […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton punk band The Menzingers announce new album, single, and tour with Tigers Jaw

Scranton punk band The Menzingers announce new album, single, and tour with Tigers Jaw

From a press release: It was announced today that Scranton/Philadelphia punk band The Menzingers will release their sixth studio album, “Hello Exile,” on Friday, Oct. 4 via Epitaph Records. The record arrives as the follow-up to the band’s 2017 critically acclaimed release “After the Party,” which debuted at No. 19 on the Billboard Top Current […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Montdale country artist and hunting TV star Nate Hosie releases new single, ‘Rocked All Summer Long’

Montdale country artist and hunting TV star Nate Hosie releases new single, ‘Rocked All Summer Long’

From a press release: Montdale native, Outdoor Channel star, and Nashville recording artist Nate Hosie released his latest single, “Rocked All Summer Long,” on all digital music outlets, including Apple Music and Amazon Music, this morning. “Rocked All Summer Long,” an upbeat and catchy follow-up to Hosie’s successful 2017 EP “The America I Know,” was […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘The Office’ comes back to Scranton in musical parody at Scranton Cultural Center Sept. 26-27

‘The Office’ comes back to Scranton in musical parody at Scranton Cultural Center Sept. 26-27

From a press release: Everyone knows that “The Office” is based in Scranton, so it’s about time that the off-Broadway show “The Office! A Musical Parody” comes to the Electric City. Broadway in Scranton is bringing Michael, Dwight, Pam, Jim, and the gang to the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on Thursday, Sept. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton electronic artist Lady Hectic returns with new album and Mystery Masquerade Ball benefiting NEPA youth

Scranton electronic artist Lady Hectic returns with new album and Mystery Masquerade Ball benefiting NEPA youth

From a press release: Scranton electronic musician and Hectic Management and Promotions owner Stephanie Hill, a.k.a. Lady Hectic, has been quiet for the past two years – and for good reason. When her daughter was born on July 4, 2017, she took some time away to enjoy being a mother for the first time. Now […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton musician Spenser Hogans, 29, remembered by NEPA music scene and showcase on July 10

Scranton musician Spenser Hogans, 29, remembered by NEPA music scene and showcase on July 10

A concert meant to be a showcase for local music is now dedicated to the memory of Spenser Spirit Hogans and raising money for the family of a kind and talented young musician from Scranton gone too soon. Hogans, a member of Scranton/Philadelphia indie rock band Three Man Cannon and a solo musician who often […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: 2019 Steamtown Music Award nominees in 35 categories announced in Scranton

EXCLUSIVE: 2019 Steamtown Music Award nominees in 35 categories announced in Scranton

On Friday, July 5, the Electric City Music Conference held an announcement party at Stage West in Scranton, revealing all the nominees for the 2019 Steamtown Music Awards, including those in new categories added this year. ECMC producers Joe Caviston and Ken Norton read off all the nominees, sharing the stage with live performances by […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Vans Warped Tour, Day 2 – Menzingers, Blink-182, Anti-Flag, Taking Back Sunday, and more, 06/30/19

PHOTOS: Vans Warped Tour, Day 2 – Menzingers, Blink-182, Anti-Flag, Taking Back Sunday, and more, 06/30/19

When the Vans Warped Tour ended its annual national runs after 24 years in 2018, it was a bitter pill to swallow for the millions of punk rock, indie, metal, and rap fans across the United States who grew up seeing or discovering some of their favorite bands at this touring institution, including those in […]

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