Rich Howells

Ring in the new year with sexy Noir Nights masquerade party at Stage West in Scranton on Dec. 31

Ring in the new year with sexy Noir Nights masquerade party at Stage West in Scranton on Dec. 31

Scranton may seem a little traditional or backwards to some, but the recent success of Noir Nights has shown that the city does has a provocative side, at least behind closed doors. Debuting on Mischief Night just before Halloween and returning on Black Friday, the sexy and seductive pop-up bar is back at Stage West […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Saving Abel and Tantric rock Stage West in Scranton on March 7

Saving Abel and Tantric rock Stage West in Scranton on March 7

From a press release: Rock bands Saving Abel and Tantric are hitting the road together in 2019, stopping at Stage West in Scranton on Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m. Scranton hard rock and metal bands Graces Downfall, Behind the Grey, and The Holtzmann Effect will open the 21+ concert. Tickets, which are $22 in […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton singer/songwriter James Barrett deals with change in ‘First Days of July’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton singer/songwriter James Barrett deals with change in ‘First Days of July’

This weekend, Scranton singer/songwriter James Barrett will once again live out a longtime dream and return to the Scranton Cultural Center to open The Menzingers’ annual NEPA Holiday Show – this time with a full band. To give locals a taste of what that will sound like, he is premiering a brand new single today, […]

 Rich Howells

Initial Peach Music Festival lineup announced with Phil Lesh, Trey Anastasio, String Cheese Incident, and more

Initial Peach Music Festival lineup announced with Phil Lesh, Trey Anastasio, String Cheese Incident, and more

Last month, Live Nation made it official that the Peach Music Festival will be back for its eighth straight year at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain and Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton on Thursday, July 25 through Sunday, July 28, and today the initial lineup was released. The bands with top billing will be working […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton metal band Behind the Grey take on tech in ‘Death Groove’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton metal band Behind the Grey take on tech in ‘Death Groove’

Technology is great – it allows us to communicate in ways people never thought possible just a few decades ago, and it gives the NEPA Scene staff this platform to bring you new music, but it also has its downsides, as Scranton metal band Behind the Grey highlights in the heavy but catchy “Death Groove.” […]

 Rich Howells

Motionless In White sells out 1st hometown club show in nearly 10 years at Levels in Scranton on Dec. 22

Motionless In White sells out 1st hometown club show in nearly 10 years at Levels in Scranton on Dec. 22

When Scranton metal band Motionless In White announced last month that they would return to their hometown just before Christmas for a special concert to close out the year, the news spread like wildfire and tickets started going fast when they went on sale on Nov. 17, selling out in just a few weeks. The […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton folk punk band Old Charades recalls ‘Last Days of the Wild Ones’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton folk punk band Old Charades recalls ‘Last Days of the Wild Ones’

Scranton folk punk band Old Charades has been fairly quiet this year, save for a handful of shows in their hometown and Philadelphia, but that is changing today as they premiere a brand new song, “Last Days of the Wild Ones,” exclusively on NEPA Scene. The trio wrote and later recorded a few tracks in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Kidz Bop brings first-ever World Tour to Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on July 5

Kidz Bop brings first-ever World Tour to Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on July 5

From a press release: Kidz Bop, the No. 1 music brand for young kids, and Live Nation have announced the global expansion of the Kidz Bop live tour phenomenon with the launch of an all-new show next year – Kidz Bop World Tour 2019. The Kidz Bop Kids will perform in Australia, Germany, London, Mexico, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pittsburgh punk rockers Anti-Flag play at Stage West in Scranton on Jan. 17

Pittsburgh punk rockers Anti-Flag play at Stage West in Scranton on Jan. 17

From a press release: It was announced today that Pittsburgh punk rock band Anti-Flag, known for their political songs and regular appearances on the Vans Warped Tour, will perform at Stage West in Scranton on Thursday, Jan. 17. Fellow Pittsburgh punks Swiss Army will open the show, along with Exeter heavy metal band Royal Hell […]

 Rich Howells

Eye on Attraction will perform original 20-minute epic Harry Potter song at Stage West in Scranton on Dec. 28

Eye on Attraction will perform original 20-minute epic Harry Potter song at Stage West in Scranton on Dec. 28

With “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” in theaters now and Harry Potter fandom still going strong 21 years after the character’s literary debut (spawning new events like Wizardfest), Scranton progressive/alternative rock band Eye on Attraction is digging up a nearly 20-minute “wizard rock” song they wrote years ago and playing it live in its […]