Rich Howells

PHOTOS/VIDEO: The Menzingers’ ‘Hello Exile’ acoustic set at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre, 10/06/19

PHOTOS/VIDEO: The Menzingers’ ‘Hello Exile’ acoustic set at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre, 10/06/19

Celebrating the release of their sixth studio album, “Hello Exile,” Scranton punk band The Menzingers played a series of three acoustic record store shows last week – one in Brooklyn, one in their current home of Philadelphia, and the last one in the Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Oct. 6. This marked their […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce announces 2019 SAGE Award finalists

Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce announces 2019 SAGE Award finalists

From a press release: The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for the 2019 SAGE Awards, the Scranton Awards for Growth and Excellence. The SAGE Awards honor outstanding local businesses for their talent, creativity, and innovation. The winners will be announced on Friday, Nov. 22 at the Chamber Gala, held at the […]

 Rich Howells

New Scranton music venue opens inside The Marketplace at Steamtown

New Scranton music venue opens inside The Marketplace at Steamtown

Since The Mall at Steamtown became The Marketplace at Steamtown in 2016, the former retail stores have been converted into everything from a fitness center to an aquarium to a wine bar to a community college campus, complete with a public market replacing the food court. A new music venue can now be added to […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Popeye Vogelsang (Farside), Jeff Caudill (Gameface), and Nick Osadche (For Ages) at The Bog in Scranton

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Popeye Vogelsang (Farside), Jeff Caudill (Gameface), and Nick Osadche (For Ages) at The Bog in Scranton

The frontmen of two influential Orange County, California post-hardcore/pop punk bands from the 1990s launched their East Coast acoustic tour at The Bog in downtown Scranton on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Popeye Vogelsang of Farside, who is now living in Peckville, and Jeff Caudill of Gameface, who flew in from California, played some songs they are […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival invites filmmakers to take Mystery Box Film Challenge

Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival invites filmmakers to take Mystery Box Film Challenge

From a press release: Established and aspiring local filmmakers alike are invited to sign up for the Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival’s popular annual event, the Mystery Box Film Challenge. Advance registration for the challenge begins today, Oct. 3, and must be made by Thursday, Oct. 31 by filling out the online form at nepafilmfestival.com. The […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton’s Tom Petty Appreciation Band reunites at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Black Friday, Nov. 29

Scranton’s Tom Petty Appreciation Band reunites at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Black Friday, Nov. 29

It was announced today that the Tom Petty Appreciation Band will reunite for a special concert in the Chandelier Lobby of the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. The Scranton-born supergroup of well-known local musicians has only played a few sporadic shows over the last few years. After closing […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton indie rock band Tigers Jaw releases new ‘Eyes Shut’ EP with lyric video

Scranton indie rock band Tigers Jaw releases new ‘Eyes Shut’ EP with lyric video

Scranton indie rock band Tigers Jaw surprised fans today with the release of the “Eyes Shut” EP, which contains a new song and acoustic versions of tracks from their latest album, “Spin.” “Recorded in 2016 with Will Yip at Studio 4 during the ‘Spin’ album sessions, this release features dual electric and acoustic versions of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pittsburgh Fringe Festival director speaks at free arts breakfast at Scranton Cultural Center on Oct. 4

Pittsburgh Fringe Festival director speaks at free arts breakfast at Scranton Cultural Center on Oct. 4

From a press release: Dr. Xela Batchelder, Ph.D., executive director of the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival and professor of entertainment and arts management at Waynesburg University, will be the featured speaker at the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department’s “Wake Up with the Arts” breakfast, set for this Friday, Oct. 4 at the Scranton Cultural Center […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA Horror Film Fest hosts pre-party concert at The Keys in Scranton on Oct. 12

NEPA Horror Film Fest hosts pre-party concert at The Keys in Scranton on Oct. 12

Local horror movie fans who just can’t wait for the fifth annual NEPA Horror Film Festival can kick things off early with a pre-party at The Keys in downtown Scranton on Saturday, Oct. 12, the night before the festival takes over the Circle Drive-In in Dickson City. The 21+ show will feature a mix of […]

 Ken Jones

Emotional, introspective instrumentation – the return of the Russello Project

Emotional, introspective instrumentation – the return of the Russello Project

A few years ago, I was lucky to have seen what I consider one of the greatest musical nights I’ve ever experienced. It was in the humble former venue of Diane’s Deli in Pittston, and it included a few bands that featured phenomenal guitarists. Two of those bands were the Phyllis Hopkins Trio and the […]