Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton punk rockers Willrow Hood say ‘You Can’t Piss on Hospitality’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton punk rockers Willrow Hood say ‘You Can’t Piss on Hospitality’

In dark times, when everything seems hopeless, a hero will rise and… run away with an ice cream maker? In the classic 1980 “Star Wars” sequel “The Empire Strikes Back,” Willrow Hood is an obscure background character with only seconds of screen time as he flees Cloud City with a silly prop under his arm, […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton metal band Traverse the Abyss inspires new fans with ‘Blink’

When Scranton metal band Traverse the Abyss released their self-titled EP last August, they didn’t know that, just a few months later, they would be playing one of their best shows yet with one of the biggest bands to ever come out of their hometown. On Dec. 22, Motionless In White returned to the Electric […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Queer NEPA hosts LGBTQ Pride Series events across Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area throughout June

Queer NEPA hosts LGBTQ Pride Series events across Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area throughout June

From a press release: Local LGBTQ+ activists Queer NEPA have announced a full month of events in June for the organization’s second annual Pride Series celebrating queer resilience and identity. Coinciding once again with national LGBT Pride Month, this year also marks the historic 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising of 1969, which was a […]

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Peach Music Festival in Scranton adds Warren Haynes with Grace Potter, new guitar pull, and more

Peach Music Festival in Scranton adds Warren Haynes with Grace Potter, new guitar pull, and more

From a press release: Warren Haynes of Gov’t Mule and Grace Potter will perform together in a special set as part of the eighth annual Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain and Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton, organizers announced today. In addition, this year’s festival will now feature its inaugural Peach Guitar […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Alan Parsons Live Project will rock Scranton Cultural Center on Sept. 22

Alan Parsons Live Project will rock Scranton Cultural Center on Sept. 22

From a press release: It was announced today that legendary audio engineer, record producer, songwriter, and musician Alan Parsons will bring his multi-platinum-selling progressive rock band, the Alan Parsons Live Project, to the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on Sunday, Sept. 22. Parsons’ latest solo album, “The Secret,” was recently released on April […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

First-ever Lackawanna County Heritage Fair takes over Montage Mountain in Scranton May 29-June 2

First-ever Lackawanna County Heritage Fair takes over Montage Mountain in Scranton May 29-June 2

From a press release: After several years of talks, meetings, and planning, the inaugural Lackawanna County Heritage Fair will finally be held on Wednesday, May 29 through Sunday, June 2 at Montage Mountain Resorts in Scranton. This celebration of the food, culture, and history of the Scranton area will bring families, friends, and cultures together […]

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Weird & Wired Punk Bazaar and Zine Expo showcases DIY culture in Scranton on June 8

Weird & Wired Punk Bazaar and Zine Expo showcases DIY culture in Scranton on June 8

From a press release: Cultivated in the coal mine lands of Northeast Pennsylvania, the new Weird & Wired Punk Bazaar and Zine Expo will bring the local DIY subculture to the forefront on Saturday, June 8. Two hours from New York City and Philadelphia in either direction, Scranton is a town of artistic miscreants, urban […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton opens box office with service fee free weekend May 17-19

Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton opens box office with service fee free weekend May 17-19

From a press release: Today, Live Nation announced that, in preparation for the upcoming summer concert season at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, the box office will open Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. throughout the concert season, as well as the day of show, for ticket sales. In celebration of the […]

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Taking Back Sunday plays with Scranton’s Menzingers at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on July 1

Taking Back Sunday plays with Scranton’s Menzingers at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on July 1

From a press release: It was announced today that platinum-selling emo rockers Taking Back Sunday, who are currently on tour celebrating the band’s 20th anniversary, will perform at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Monday, July 1 at 8 p.m. Philadelphia punk rock band The Menzingers, who got their start in their hometown of Scranton, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Peculiar Slurp celebrates 1st year in Scranton with food specials and entertainment May 20-25

Peculiar Slurp celebrates 1st year in Scranton with food specials and entertainment May 20-25

From a press release: Gene and Miranda Philbin, a husband and wife team from Pittston, started Peculiar Culinary Company back in 2012 by hosting pop-up dinners and catered special events around Northeastern Pennsylvania. They added a food truck in 2015 and traveled as far as Allentown and Easton for festivals and other events. After several […]

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