Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Vans Warped Tour, Day 1 – Bad Religion, 311, Andrew W.K., A Day to Remember, and more, 06/29/19

PHOTOS: Vans Warped Tour, Day 1 – Bad Religion, 311, Andrew W.K., A Day to Remember, and more, 06/29/19

When the Vans Warped Tour ended its annual national runs after 24 years in 2018, it was a bitter pill to swallow for the millions of punk rock, indie, metal, and rap fans across the United States who grew up seeing or discovering some of their favorite bands at this touring institution, including those in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Anthrax singer Joey Belladonna brings his band Chief Big Way to Finnegan’s in Scranton on July 20

Anthrax singer Joey Belladonna brings his band Chief Big Way to Finnegan’s in Scranton on July 20

Joey Belladonna, the vocalist of Anthrax, one of the legendary Big Four thrash bands, will return to Scranton with his cover band, Chief Big Way, for a show at Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club on Saturday, July 20 at 7 p.m. Local bands Rockstar Revolution and the Jay Orrell Band will open the 21+ concert. Belladonna’s […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Carbondale drummer Carl Canedy to receive Lifetime Achievement Steamtown Music Award in Scranton

EXCLUSIVE: Carbondale drummer Carl Canedy to receive Lifetime Achievement Steamtown Music Award in Scranton

Before the announcement party for nominees tomorrow night, the Steamtown Music Awards are announcing the recipient of the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award today exclusively on NEPA Scene. As part of the sixth annual Electric City Music Conference, this year’s ceremony will honor Cabondale drummer and accomplished producer Carl Canedy, a member of the legendary heavy […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton indie pop band Black Tie Stereo looks for ‘Somebody Like You’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton indie pop band Black Tie Stereo looks for ‘Somebody Like You’

Like a lot of young bands hoping to break out on a national level, Scranton indie pop band Black Tie Stereo has begun a Kickstarter campaign to fund their next album. But unlike many others, they’re going into it with several advantages. The first is that they’ve run a successful crowdfunding campaign before to fund […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Sherlock Holmes investigates ‘White Chapel Murders’ at Providence Playhouse in Scranton July 11-14

Sherlock Holmes investigates ‘White Chapel Murders’ at Providence Playhouse in Scranton July 11-14

From a press release: Community theatre group Actors Circle will present a local playwright’s take on the classic fictional detective Sherlock Holmes at the Providence Playhouse in Scranton on Thursday, July 11 through Sunday, July 14. Based on the characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, “Sherlock Holmes and the White Chapel Murders” is written […]

 Rich Howells

Taking Back Sunday guitarist plays at The Keys in Scranton with new band Fate’s Got a Driver on Aug. 3

Taking Back Sunday guitarist plays at The Keys in Scranton with new band Fate’s Got a Driver on Aug. 3

Fate’s Got a Driver, a new post-hardcore band featuring guitarist Eddie Reyes of platinum emo rock group Taking Back Sunday, was forced to postpone their first Scranton show in March “due to an unforeseen medical emergency.” Now they have announced that the makeup date will be Saturday, Aug. 3 at The Keys in downtown Scranton. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Victory Records rock band Dead Girls Academy plays at Finnegan’s in Scranton on July 27

Victory Records rock band Dead Girls Academy plays at Finnegan’s in Scranton on July 27

From a press release: Following a seven-week tour supporting Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 and several festival appearances, Victory Records goth rock band Dead Girls Academy – the new project by Vampires Everywhere vocalist Michael Orlando – announced their summer plans with the Cruel Summer Tour, kicking off July 20 at Edgefest in Jackpot, Nevada […]

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Singer of Scranton pop rockers Black Tie Stereo becomes ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ June 27-Aug. 3

Singer of Scranton pop rockers Black Tie Stereo becomes ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ June 27-Aug. 3

From a press release: The Scranton Shakespeare Festival will start its eighth season tonight with the biblical musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” which features a local lead singer in the title role. Stephen Murphy, vocalist and keyboardist for Scranton pop rock band Black Tie Stereo, will portray Joseph, sharing the stage with Michele […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Shakespeare Festival offers variety of free plays and musicals downtown June 27-Aug. 4

Scranton Shakespeare Festival offers variety of free plays and musicals downtown June 27-Aug. 4

From a press release: Eight years strong, the Scranton Shakespeare Festival is back in the Electric City this summer with another season of exciting and free professional theatre featuring stories from far and wide… and something very close to home. The festival kicks off this season on Thursday, June 27 with the upbeat musical “Joseph […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Taking Back Sunday and Menzingers concert at Sands Bethlehem Event Center canceled

Taking Back Sunday and Menzingers concert at Sands Bethlehem Event Center canceled

From a press release: A show that would have brought platinum-selling emo rockers Taking Back Sunday and Scranton punk rock band The Menzingers together has been canceled. The concert scheduled for Monday, July 1 at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center has been canceled “due to a scheduling conflict,” according to the venue. Refunds will be […]