NEPA Scene Staff

Steamtown String Fling springs back into Scranton Cultural Center on March 15

Steamtown String Fling springs back into Scranton Cultural Center on March 15

From a press release: Following up a successful debut last year, the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple will host the second annual Steamtown String Fling this Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m. This year’s lineup will once again feature Dave Brown and the Dishonest Fiddlers as the headlining act, joined by Serene Green, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE: Haters get ‘$MACKED’ by Scranton rapper Lucas Hex

Already working on new material, Scranton hip-hop artist Lucas Hex has also been busy shooting music videos to promote his first full-length album, “Blue Carolina.” The first of those videos for the stinging single “$MACKED” is premiering today exclusively on NEPA Scene. The song’s beat was produced by SAKI, and the video was directed by […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Roast Battle’ comic Olivia Grace headlines comedy night at The Keys in Scranton on March 15

‘Roast Battle’ comic Olivia Grace headlines comedy night at The Keys in Scranton on March 15

From a press release: New York City comedian Olivia Grace, known for her appearances and writing on Comedy Central, will headline a night of stand-up comedy at The Keys in Scranton on Friday, March 15. Fellow New York comic Lizzy Cassidy will open with locals Elliott Elliott and Angelia Petrillo, who will also host the […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Drake Bell and The Boastfuls at Stage West in Scranton, 02/22/19

PHOTOS: Drake Bell and The Boastfuls at Stage West in Scranton, 02/22/19

While he is best known to the general public for playing one of the titular characters in the comedic Nickelodeon television series “Drake & Josh,” Drake Bell has also been a successful singer/songwriter from a young age. Now 32, the child-actor-turned-heartthrob is focused more on his music than ever, releasing singles and EPs while generating […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Irish folk singer Mickey Spain plays free Parade Day show at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 10

Irish folk singer Mickey Spain plays free Parade Day show at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 10

From a press release: Scranton Irish folk singer/songwriter Mickey Spain will play a free show in the Chandelier Lobby of the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre during the city’s 39th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 10 at 2:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Lobby doors at the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Nominations for the 2019 Steamtown Music Awards now open, with new categories and nomination changes

Nominations for the 2019 Steamtown Music Awards now open, with new categories and nomination changes

Starting today, nominations for the 2019 Steamtown Music Awards are open from now until Thursday, June 30. The public can nominate their favorite acts for the sixth annual local music awards ceremony, which will be held on Thursday, Sept. 12 and serve as the opening ceremony for the Electric City Music Conference in Scranton. Nominations […]

 Rich Howells

After ‘Late Show’ debut, NEPA comedian Samantha Ruddy performs at Scranton Cultural Center on March 23

After ‘Late Show’ debut, NEPA comedian Samantha Ruddy performs at Scranton Cultural Center on March 23

Following her network television debut on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on CBS in January, Scranton-born comedian Samantha Ruddy is returning home from New York City to headline a night of stand-up comedy in Shopland Hall at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on Saturday, March 23 at 8 p.m. She will […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Slipknot takes Knotfest Roadshow with Volbeat, Gojira, Behemoth to Montage Mountain in Scranton on Aug. 24

Slipknot takes Knotfest Roadshow with Volbeat, Gojira, Behemoth to Montage Mountain in Scranton on Aug. 24

From a press release: Multi-platinum masked maniacs Slipknot announced their live return today, unveiling details of their massive Knotfest Roadshow headlining tour set to traverse across North America this summer with heavy metal bands Volbeat, Gojira, and Behemoth. Produced by Live Nation, the 29-city outing will kick off July 26 in Mountain View, California at […]

 Rich Howells

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Starwood, Disposable, and These Idol Hands channel alien energy at Jazz Cafe in Plains

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Starwood, Disposable, and These Idol Hands channel alien energy at Jazz Cafe in Plains

It’s no surprise that when Philadelphia’s resident alien rock band Starwood landed in the Wilkes-Barre area, they brought with them a diverse musical lineup that would strike most crowds as strange, but those gathered at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains were ready for a strangely fun night on Saturday, Feb. 9. A week […]

 Rich Howells

MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE: Throop solo artist Jay Luke encourages you to ‘Keep Your Head Up Kid’

Throop singer/songwriter Jay Luke has been performing live since 2003, but it wasn’t until 2018 that he finally released his first solo album, aptly named “It’s About Time.” Now, nearly a year later, he is wasting no time in releasing a follow-up, “Vandalized Memories,” soon after its completion. As a preview, the 40-year-old artist is […]