NEPA Scene Staff

Singer/songwriter Rhett Miller of Old 97’s plays solo at Stage West in Scranton on March 22

Singer/songwriter Rhett Miller of Old 97’s plays solo at Stage West in Scranton on March 22

From a press release: It was announced today that Texas-born, New York-based singer/songwriter Rhett Miller, the frontman of the alternative country band Old 97’s, will play a solo show at Stage West in Scranton on Sunday, March 22. Opening acts are TBA. Doors at Stage West (301 N. Main Ave., Scranton) open at 6 p.m., […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Wilkes-Barre’s Brendan Brisk gets funky ‘Fanfare’ from seductive single

SONG PREMIERE: Wilkes-Barre’s Brendan Brisk gets funky ‘Fanfare’ from seductive single

It may be a cloudy, gloomy afternoon in Northeastern Pennsylvania, but Brendan Brisk is ready to help you shake off those Monday blues with a funky new song that’s guaranteed to get your toes tapping and head bobbing. In 2016, NEPA Scene premiered the lead single from this now 28-year-old singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist’s art […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Scranton’s Stage West expands with new State College music venue opening Feb. 21 in old Crowbar

EXCLUSIVE: Scranton’s Stage West expands with new State College music venue opening Feb. 21 in old Crowbar

The owner of Stage West in Scranton and DamnMillennial! Promotions is expanding his brand with a new venue that brings up a lot of old memories for Penn State graduates and those who live in Central Pennsylvania. Today, Steve Masterson announced exclusively through NEPA Scene that he is opening Stage West – State College next […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Fringe Fest moves Big Gay StorySlam to June 6 for LGBT Pride Month at Scranton Cultural Center

Scranton Fringe Fest moves Big Gay StorySlam to June 6 for LGBT Pride Month at Scranton Cultural Center

From a press release: Breaking out of the long-running Scranton StorySlam series, the Big Gay StorySlam is a celebration of LGBTQ+ voices, welcoming members of the community to share their stories of triumph, disappointment, humor, and heartbreak with supportive audiences. The joy of a StorySlam is that any kind of yarn can be spun, so […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: ‘The Office’ star Brian Baumgartner visits The Bog and Backyard Ale House in Scranton, 01/23/20

PHOTOS: ‘The Office’ star Brian Baumgartner visits The Bog and Backyard Ale House in Scranton, 01/23/20

All it took was one Instagram post to drive Scranton into a frenzy. After hanging out with fellow co-star John Krasinski in New York City on Wednesday, “The Office” actor Brian Baumgartner jumped on his Instagram shared an old photo of them with Jenna Fischer at the Backyard Ale House in Scranton taken during “The […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Rock band Saving Abel returns to Stage West in Scranton on March 7

Rock band Saving Abel returns to Stage West in Scranton on March 7

From a press release: It was announced this week that gold-selling “Tennessippi” rock band Saving Abel, known for songs like “Addicted,” “Drowning (Face Down),” “18 Days,” “The Sex Is Good,” and “Stupid Girl (Only in Hollywood),” will return to Stage West in Scranton on Wednesday, Feb. 19. Local rockers Another Day Dawns from Lehighton and […]

 Rich Howells

ALBUM PREMIERE: Scranton bands A Fire With Friends and Sweetnest find their ‘Bearings’ in split EP

ALBUM PREMIERE: Scranton bands A Fire With Friends and Sweetnest find their ‘Bearings’ in split EP

Northeastern Pennsylvania bands collaborate all the time, but it’s rare to find two sounds that work so well together that they could not only share an album, but sing in each other’s songs and cover each other’s music, bringing new dimensions to their respective work. A Fire With Friends has been making indie/alternative rock for […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Leadership Wilkes-Barre hosts batik art fundraiser for Verve Vertu Art Studio in Dallas on Feb. 8

Leadership Wilkes-Barre hosts batik art fundraiser for Verve Vertu Art Studio in Dallas on Feb. 8

From a press release: Verve Vertu Art Studio is an arts apprentice studio located in Dallas, Pennsylvania developed in conjunction with the Deutsch Institute in Scranton. It focuses on tapping into the creative energy of individuals living with emotional, physical, and intellectual development disabilities. Verve Vertu (Verve, meaning high energy, and Vertu, meaning excellence in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

See Penguins hockey with post-game rock concerts at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Jan. 31-Feb. 1

See Penguins hockey with post-game rock concerts at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Jan. 31-Feb. 1

From a press release: Hockey fans who want to hear some live music and music fans who would like to catch a hockey game will be able to enjoy it all in one special weekend at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will host the team’s first-ever Post-Game […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Marywood University hosts TEDxScranton talk with 13 local speakers on March 7

Marywood University hosts TEDxScranton talk with 13 local speakers on March 7

From a press release: Everyone transforms in one way or another. What perspectives do you come out with when you reach the other side? TEDxScranton will share 13 different viewpoints with the theme of “metamorphosis” at the School of Architecture on the campus of Marywood University (2300 Adams Ave., Scranton) on Saturday, March 7 from […]

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