NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton metal band Motionless In White sets off ‘Timebomb’ before tour and festival appearances

Scranton metal band Motionless In White sets off ‘Timebomb’ before tour and festival appearances

From a press release: Today, Scranton metal band Motionless In White dropped “Timebomb,” a new single to light the fuse before their next national tour that already has several sold-out dates. “We are really excited to release a new piece of music to bridge the gap between all of the COVID downtime and our next […]

 Rich Howells

Stroudsburg pop punks Don’t Panic saddle up for ‘Dark Horse’ album release at Sherman Theater on Aug. 28

Stroudsburg pop punks Don’t Panic saddle up for ‘Dark Horse’ album release at Sherman Theater on Aug. 28

The new album from Don’t Panic may be called “Dark Horse,” but it’s a safe bet that this power pop/punk rock band from Stroudsburg will earn a lot of new fans as the summer comes to a close and fall begins. “I have always felt – and still feel – like I was on the […]

 Jason Riedmiller

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: Checking in with Hoy Jun Park with the Pittsburgh Pirates

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: Checking in with Hoy Jun Park with the Pittsburgh Pirates

Ahoy, matey! Since being traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates and promoted to the Majors, former Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders offensive standout Hoy Jun Park has continued to produce results, as seen here at PNC Park last weekend. The lefty is hitting .235 in 51 at bats with one home run, five RBIs, and four runs on 12 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA music and entertainment venues receive $10.7 million in COVID-19 relief funds

NEPA music and entertainment venues receive $10.7 million in COVID-19 relief funds

From a press release: Last week, State Representative Matt Cartwright (D-Moosic) announced that 12 venues in Pennsylvania’s 8th District will receive a total of $10.7 million from the Shuttered Venue Operators Grants program. Cartwright voted to establish the program through the bipartisan COVID-19 relief package passed in December of 2020, then enhance it by helping […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Korn reschedules Scranton concert to Sept. 25 after Jonathan Davis tests positive for COVID-19

Korn reschedules Scranton concert to Sept. 25 after Jonathan Davis tests positive for COVID-19

From a press release: As fans lined up outside The Pavilion at Montage Mountain to see Korn and Staind on Saturday, Aug. 14, they were informed just before the show was scheduled to start that someone in the Korn camp tested positive for COVID-19. While the news was disappointing to those who were already on […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Seasoned NEPA musicians debut pop country band New Moon Rising with single ‘No Regrets’

Seasoned NEPA musicians debut pop country band New Moon Rising with single ‘No Regrets’

From a press release: Lake Ariel singer/songwriter Adolfo Busillo, a former Atlantic Records recording artist and frontman of the band Abuss, has unveiled a new project that he describes as “traditional rock and country music infused with modern pop elements.” New Moon Rising, a seven-piece rock/country/pop band that incorporates traditional instrumentation (guitar, bass, keyboard, and […]

 James Callahan

A Camp Rattler profile: Guitarist, Black Earth alchemist, and freemason TJ Bell

A Camp Rattler profile: Guitarist, Black Earth alchemist, and freemason TJ Bell

TJ Bell and I initially met in the winter of 2009 at a tiny “drinkers” bar called Nak’s by the Tracks in Exeter. I had just recently returned to Northeastern Pennsylvania from a New York City burnout and was, at the time, finishing the first draft of a textbook on artist management and development for […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO: Everhart Museum acquires historic Scranton paintings by Dunmore artist John Willard Raught

VIDEO: Everhart Museum acquires historic Scranton paintings by Dunmore artist John Willard Raught

From a press release: The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art has unveiled five paintings by Impressionist landscape artist and Dunmore native John Willard Raught (1857-1931) that were recently acquired by the Scranton museum. These works, which were obtained from the estate of a regional collector, will be on view in the John […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Craig Owens of Chiodos and Geoff Rickly of Thursday perform at Stage West in Scranton on Aug. 19

Craig Owens of Chiodos and Geoff Rickly of Thursday perform at Stage West in Scranton on Aug. 19

From a press release: Fans of the post-hardcore music of the early 2000s Warped Tour era are in for a special night when Craig Owens of Chiodos and Geoff Rickly of Thursday come to Stage West in Scranton, appropriately on Thursday, Aug. 19. Special guest Nate Bergman of Lionize will open the all-ages show. Owens, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

The Menzingers return home for Black Friday concert at Scranton Cultural Center on Nov. 26

The Menzingers return home for Black Friday concert at Scranton Cultural Center on Nov. 26

From a press release: For local music fans, the holidays are coming a bit earlier this year. It was announced today that Philadelphia punk band The Menzingers will be return to their hometown to perform at the Scranton Cultural Center on Friday, Nov. 26 at 8 p.m., the day after Thanksgiving. Typically, the group hosts […]