NEPA Scene Staff

Music-filled Roof-A-Thon on Wendy’s roof benefits American Red Cross

Music-filled Roof-A-Thon on Wendy’s roof benefits American Red Cross

From a press release: Local bands, a silent auction, DJs broadcasting from a roof, and the opportunity to win prizes, including autographed music memorabilia, will highlight the 9th annual Roof-A-Thon, which will be held Sept. 12-13 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Wendy’s (709 Davis St., Scranton). Sponsored by Quality Served Fast, Inc., our […]

 Rich Howells

A Social State finds a little piece of ‘Heaven’

A Social State finds a little piece of ‘Heaven’

Scranton indie rockers release new album tomorrow

he small bar at the corner of Penn Avenue and Linden Street in downtown Scranton is often this noisy, with bands playing well into the night, but tonight, The Keys has no patrons – just four guys playing their hearts out to an empty room, practicing for one of their biggest shows to date. It’s […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

First Friday Scranton map for Sept. 5, 2014

First Friday Scranton map for Sept. 5, 2014

The map for First Friday Scranton on Sept. 5 is here: Click here for a printable PDF. 1. AFA Gallery – Mark Chuck, Dana Gabel, and Travis Prince. 2. AFA Gallery (Upstairs) – Michael B. Harris and Judith Snyder. 3. Artwork’s Gallery & Studio – In Color: Rolfe Ross. 4. Bella Faccias Personalized Chocolates, Inc. […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: La Festa Italiana, Scranton, 08/30/14

PHOTOS: La Festa Italiana, Scranton, 08/30/14

If there’s one festival in Scranton that’s guaranteed to be a hit each and every year, it’s La Festa Italiana. The 39th annual event was packed shoulder to shoulder around Courthouse Square as we took in the sights, smells, tastes, and sounds, which included a lively set by Ray Massa’s EuroRhythms from Columbus, Ohio.

 Rich Howells

Behind the Grey launch Indiegogo campaign to fund debut album

Behind the Grey launch Indiegogo campaign to fund debut album

Scranton metal band Behind the Grey started an Indiegogo campaign yesterday to fund their debut full-length album, offering some affordable perks to fans looking to help out. Aside from the usual MP3s, CDs, and signed merchandise, which range from $1 to $50, the band is asking $50 for a private lesson with any member, $100 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Actors Circle holding auditions for ‘Driving Miss Daisy’

Actors Circle holding auditions for ‘Driving Miss Daisy’

From a press release: Actors Circle is holding auditions for “Driving Miss Daisy” by Alfred Uhry this Friday, Sept. 5 and Sunday, Sept. 7 from 7-9 p.m. at the Providence Playhouse (1256 Providence Rd., Scranton). Three characters are needed: an African-American man, about 40; a female, about 60-70; and a male, 40-50. Show dates are […]

 Rich Howells

STREAMING: Blinded Passenger release title track from ‘The Electric’

STREAMING: Blinded Passenger release title track from ‘The Electric’

Formed in Scranton in 2006 by singer/songwriter Patrick McGlynn, Blinded Passenger has released a few EPs over the years and is finally ready to debut a full-length album, “The Electric,” this fall. In anticipation, the group – which features drummer Steve Werner, guitarist Stefan Ogonosky, and bassist Kevin Stone – released the title track from […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Makers wanted for inaugural Scranton Mini Maker Faire at Johnson College

Makers wanted for inaugural Scranton Mini Maker Faire at Johnson College

From a press release: Makers, crafters, tech enthusiasts, tinkerers, and even food vendors are all wanted for the inaugural Scranton Mini Maker Faire at Johnson College on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. The call for makers, artists, performers, and crafters is open now through Sept. 15. Any groups or individuals interested in presenting […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Trey Anastasio Band covers Gorillaz at Peach Fest

The Trey Anastasio Band played the main stage two nights in a row at this year’s Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, but Anastasio had a special treat for those in attendance on Saturday, Aug. 16. He covered “Clint Eastwood” by Gorillaz, sharing vocal duties with Jennifer Hartswick. This may […]

 Rich Howells

The Vintage in Scranton is closing at the end of August

The Vintage in Scranton is closing at the end of August

One of Scranton’s last small venues for local entertainment is closing its doors at the end of August. The Vintage, which was known as the Vintage Theater when it opened in 2009, changed locations a few times over the years, but it always reopened to host concerts, theater productions, art shows, poetry readings, and much […]