NEPA Scene Staff

First Night Scranton schedule of events includes music, magic, art, face painting, poetry, clowns, and more

First Night Scranton schedule of events includes music, magic, art, face painting, poetry, clowns, and more

First Night Scranton is back tomorrow night to ring in the New Year with a patriotic theme, and there’s a wide variety of things to do for all ages. The alcohol-free celebration of arts and culture is in its 16th year, and patrons are encouraged, though not required, to wear red, white, and blue this […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Graces Downfall – ‘Letter to Lainey’

Scranton’s “alternative rock band with a twist of heavy metal,” Graces Downfall, recently released an official music video for “Letter to Lainey,” a hard-hitting tribute to vocalist Kenneth Norton’s daughter. The track comes from the band’s latest album, “Change. Adjust. Continue.,” which was given 5 out of 5 keystones by NEPA Scene music reviewer Mark […]

 Rich Howells

What the Fork food truck giving away free lunch or dinner at Toyota of Scranton

What the Fork food truck giving away free lunch or dinner at Toyota of Scranton

Whether you’ve seen their bright green and red trucks driving through your neighborhood or watched them compete on “Live! with Kelly and Michael,” many hungry people in Northeastern Pennsylvania are familiar with What the Fork trucks and their unique food, including their signature pulled pork tacos with candy sauce. Those who aren’t can try this […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Watch an hour of musical performances from Holiday on the Square in Scranton

Holiday on the Square and Christmas may be over for another year, but the memories are captured in photos and videos to remember every year after. Chris Balton Production & Design Group attended the second annual outdoor holiday marketplace with over 50 vendors and artists on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton on Saturday, Dec. 6 […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEOS: The Push perform ‘On Edge’ and ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’

Jimmy Reynolds and Tim McDermott made a triumphant return as The Push at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant on Saturday, Dec. 13, so NEPA Scene was there to grab photos and two videos from the event. With an introduction by bar owner Tom “T” Tell, The Push – featuring Bryan Brophy of An […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: The Push, An Autumn Sunrise, Jimmy and Vitz, and Polly Anna, 12/13/14

PHOTOS: The Push, An Autumn Sunrise, Jimmy and Vitz, and Polly Anna, 12/13/14

The Push, the satirical Scranton rock duo made up of Jimmy Reynolds and Tim McDermott, hadn’t made a live appearance in over a year despite being as funny as they are musically talented, so what better time to gift Northeastern Pennsylvania with their presence than Christmas time? In conjunction with the venue’s two-year anniversary, the […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: ‘The Happy Elf’ at the Scranton Cultural Center, 12/17/14

PHOTOS: ‘The Happy Elf’ at the Scranton Cultural Center, 12/17/14

After years of preparation, Harry Connick, Jr.‘s “The Happy Elf” premiered at the Scranton Cultural Center last weekend to great fanfare, and NEPA Scene photographer Robb Malloy stopped by on Wednesday, Dec. 17 just before the opening to capture some moments from the full dress rehearsal run of the show. A description of the musical […]

 Michelle Beck

PHOTOS: The Menzingers’ NEPA Holiday Show, 12/20/14

PHOTOS: The Menzingers’ NEPA Holiday Show, 12/20/14

The biggest concert of the year in Scranton also happened to be The Leonard‘s first. For years, the venue formerly known as The Moonshine sat dormant on Adams Avenue, but on Saturday, Dec. 20, The Menzingers brought the theater back to life for their annual Holiday Show at The Leonard, named after the hardware store […]

 Rich Howells

Pearl Jam tribute band gives members of Graces Downfall a new Leash on life

Pearl Jam tribute band gives members of Graces Downfall a new Leash on life

New group plays Make-A-Wish fundraiser in Olyphant tonight

Those who have followed Scranton grunge rockers Graces Downfall have heard them cover Pearl Jam before, but Leash is a whole different, ahem, “Animal.” Holding their first show on Dec. 5 at Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre, Leash has been packing every place they play, and for good reason – […]

 Rich Howells

The Menzingers’ Tom May on a year of growth, punk rock socks, New Year’s blackmail, and Scranton beer and pizza

The Menzingers’ Tom May on a year of growth, punk rock socks, New Year’s blackmail, and Scranton beer and pizza

Philadelphia punk band returns to Scranton for sold-out Holiday Show tonight

On paper, The Menzingers have had one of the best years of their career, releasing an incredible album on a major label and touring the country – and the world – yet again with some of the biggest and best names in the business, but personally, they’ve experienced the kind of success in 2014 that […]