Rich Howells

Vintage Theater 10th anniversary show reunites 6 NEPA bands in Scranton on Nov. 29

Vintage Theater 10th anniversary show reunites 6 NEPA bands in Scranton on Nov. 29

First announced back in June, a show celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Vintage Theater now has a set venue and an extra band added to the mix. Remembered today as one of Scranton’s greatest all-ages art and event spaces, The Vintage left a lasting impression on many local musicians and actors during its five-year […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: ‘Drive Away’ into the dreamy sci-fi space of Scranton duo Goodnight, Captain

SONG PREMIERE: ‘Drive Away’ into the dreamy sci-fi space of Scranton duo Goodnight, Captain

Young musicians may grow older and bands can part ways, but that doesn’t mean that passion for making music goes away – it just changes form. After a two-year hiatus, Scranton singer/songwriter Patrick McGlynn and guitarist Stefan Ogonosky got together with their bandmates Steve Werner and Kevin Stone to play one final Blinded Passenger show […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Asking Alexandria singer Danny Worsnop brings solo tour to Stage West in Scranton on Jan. 18

Asking Alexandria singer Danny Worsnop brings solo tour to Stage West in Scranton on Jan. 18

From a press release: English singer/songwriter Danny Worsnop, best known as the rock/metal vocalist of Asking Alexandria and We Are Harlot, is taking his very different solo project on the road in January of 2020. This national tour with special guests Starbenders will stop at Stage West in Scranton on Saturday, Jan. 18. Doors at […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Peach Fest ska/reggae band Bumpin Uglies plays at Stage West in Scranton on Jan. 3

Peach Fest ska/reggae band Bumpin Uglies plays at Stage West in Scranton on Jan. 3

From a press release: Following their 2019 Peach Music Festival performance, it was announced today that Maryland ska/punk/reggae band Bumpin Uglies will return to Scranton for a show at Stage West on Friday, Jan. 3 as part of their 2020 Lava Sharks & Water Parks Tour. Wilkes-Barre reggae rockers Elephants Dancing will open the 21+ […]

 Rich Howells

Peach Music Festival takes over 4th of July weekend in 2020, new aftermovie released

Peach Music Festival takes over 4th of July weekend in 2020, new aftermovie released

It was announced today that the Peach Music Festival will return to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain and Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton for its ninth year but, this time, it will be held on Thursday, July 2 through Sunday, July 5 in 2020. “That’s right, Peach people – we’re taking over 4th of July […]

 Rich Howells

Menzingers won’t host annual Holiday Show in Scranton in 2019 but have new NEPA plans for 2020

Menzingers won’t host annual Holiday Show in Scranton in 2019 but have new NEPA plans for 2020

A little over a week after The Menzingers played an acoustic set in Wilkes-Barre for their hometown fans, the Scranton punk band announced today that they won’t return in December for their annual Holiday Show. Also featuring local breakout bands like Tigers Jaw; Captain, We’re Sinking; Three Man Cannon; and Petal that have gone on […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS/VIDEO: The Menzingers’ ‘Hello Exile’ acoustic set at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre, 10/06/19

PHOTOS/VIDEO: The Menzingers’ ‘Hello Exile’ acoustic set at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre, 10/06/19

Celebrating the release of their sixth studio album, “Hello Exile,” Scranton punk band The Menzingers played a series of three acoustic record store shows last week – one in Brooklyn, one in their current home of Philadelphia, and the last one in the Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Oct. 6. This marked their […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce announces 2019 SAGE Award finalists

Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce announces 2019 SAGE Award finalists

From a press release: The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for the 2019 SAGE Awards, the Scranton Awards for Growth and Excellence. The SAGE Awards honor outstanding local businesses for their talent, creativity, and innovation. The winners will be announced on Friday, Nov. 22 at the Chamber Gala, held at the […]

 Rich Howells

New Scranton music venue opens inside The Marketplace at Steamtown

New Scranton music venue opens inside The Marketplace at Steamtown

Since The Mall at Steamtown became The Marketplace at Steamtown in 2016, the former retail stores have been converted into everything from a fitness center to an aquarium to a wine bar to a community college campus, complete with a public market replacing the food court. A new music venue can now be added to […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Popeye Vogelsang (Farside), Jeff Caudill (Gameface), and Nick Osadche (For Ages) at The Bog in Scranton

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Popeye Vogelsang (Farside), Jeff Caudill (Gameface), and Nick Osadche (For Ages) at The Bog in Scranton

The frontmen of two influential Orange County, California post-hardcore/pop punk bands from the 1990s launched their East Coast acoustic tour at The Bog in downtown Scranton on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Popeye Vogelsang of Farside, who is now living in Peckville, and Jeff Caudill of Gameface, who flew in from California, played some songs they are […]

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