Rich Howells

7 questions for Jess Meoni (Scranton Punk Rock Flea) and Bobby Keller (NEPA Horror Film Fest)

7 questions for Jess Meoni (Scranton Punk Rock Flea) and Bobby Keller (NEPA Horror Film Fest)

Over the last decade or so, Jess Meoni and Bobby Keller have been organizing all types of shows and events in the area, including the Scranton Punk Rock Flea Market & Zinefest and the NEPA Horror Film Festival, respectively. After combining both of them into one last year, they decided to do it twice this […]

 Rich Howells

The Mesos debut infectious Scranton punk rock EP at NEPA Horror Film Fest on Oct. 16

The Mesos debut infectious Scranton punk rock EP at NEPA Horror Film Fest on Oct. 16

If you believe rock ‘n’ roll peaked in the 1970s, The Mesos are the band for you. And like many of those bands, the group started in a grimy old basement, this one in the Scranton/Dunmore area during the winter of 2017. “After The Kids Laughing At Pedestrians – The KLAP, for short – disbanded, […]

 Ken Jones

REVIEW: Russello Project transports Scranton crowd to another world with introspective tunes

REVIEW: Russello Project transports Scranton crowd to another world with introspective tunes

It was a cool autumn night in downtown Scranton, and I entered Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club shivering not from the cold, but anticipation. Due to the ever-long pandemic and the trials and tribulations of raising a newborn at the same time, Saturday, Sept. 25 would be my first time attending a live music performance in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: 2021 Steamtown Music Award nominees in 27 categories announced in Scranton

EXCLUSIVE: 2021 Steamtown Music Award nominees in 27 categories announced in Scranton

Today, the Electric City Music Conference announced the nominees for the 2021 Steamtown Music Awards. Online voting begins at noon on Thursday, Oct. 14 on the ECMC Facebook page. For the second year, every award will have an online voting component. The online voting will contribute to 50 percent of the vote for each category, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton monument to lawmaker and women’s rights pioneer Marion L. Munley will be unveiled on Oct. 15

Scranton monument to lawmaker and women’s rights pioneer Marion L. Munley will be unveiled on Oct. 15

From a press release: Marion L. Munley, a former member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and pioneer in women’s equality, will become the first woman included in Scranton’s Distinguished Citizens Memorial when her monument is unveiled on Friday, Oct. 15 on the Spruce Street side of the Lackawanna County Courthouse at 1 p.m. Munley […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Steamtown Music Awards announces 2021 performers and presenters for Scranton ceremony

EXCLUSIVE: Steamtown Music Awards announces 2021 performers and presenters for Scranton ceremony

The Electric City Music Conference announced today that the 2021 Steamtown Music Awards will return to The V-Spot in Scranton on Thursday, Nov. 18. The event will again be held both indoors and outdoors, with the parking lot enclosed by a tent. Nominees for the eighth annual awards will be announced on Wednesday, Oct. 13. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Interdisciplinary artist J. Morgan Puett speaks at Marywood University in Scranton on Oct. 20

Interdisciplinary artist J. Morgan Puett speaks at Marywood University in Scranton on Oct. 20

From a press release: The Marywood University Art Department will present a lecture by award-winning interdisciplinary artist J. Morgan Puett as part of its Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecture Series on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. The event will take place in the Comerford Theater, located in the Center for Natural and Health Sciences (206 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Free panel discussion examines pop culture’s view of Scranton at Cultural Center on Oct. 19

Free panel discussion examines pop culture’s view of Scranton at Cultural Center on Oct. 19

From a press release: Scranton is the birthplace of Joe Biden, the current president of the United States, and the hometown of the father of former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. It is the location of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company in the NBC sitcom “The Office.” It’s where the Pennsylvania Polka started. It […]

 Rich Howells

Bazaar of the Bizarre gathers horror, punk, and tattoo culture at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 24

Bazaar of the Bizarre gathers horror, punk, and tattoo culture at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 24

Strange… dark… odd… unusual… and now bizarre. A Bazaar of the Bizarre will haunt the F.M. Kirby Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Oct. 24, “bringing together the style of horror, punk rock, oddities, and tattoo culture.” No one in Northeastern Pennsylvania may be more qualified to do that than Josh Balz, the owner of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

B Street Band, the original Bruce Springsteen tribute, returns to Stage West in Scranton on Oct. 29

B Street Band, the original Bruce Springsteen tribute, returns to Stage West in Scranton on Oct. 29

From a press release: It was announced this week that The B Street Band, the original Bruce Springsteen tribute act, will perform at Stage West in Scranton on Friday, Oct. 29. The band, which has local ties and claims the title of the “longest-running tribute band in the world,” will return to the venue after […]

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