Rich Howells

Scranton musician Spenser Hogans, 29, remembered by NEPA music scene and showcase on July 10

Scranton musician Spenser Hogans, 29, remembered by NEPA music scene and showcase on July 10

A concert meant to be a showcase for local music is now dedicated to the memory of Spenser Spirit Hogans and raising money for the family of a kind and talented young musician from Scranton gone too soon. Hogans, a member of Scranton/Philadelphia indie rock band Three Man Cannon and a solo musician who often […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: 2019 Steamtown Music Award nominees in 35 categories announced in Scranton

EXCLUSIVE: 2019 Steamtown Music Award nominees in 35 categories announced in Scranton

On Friday, July 5, the Electric City Music Conference held an announcement party at Stage West in Scranton, revealing all the nominees for the 2019 Steamtown Music Awards, including those in new categories added this year. ECMC producers Joe Caviston and Ken Norton read off all the nominees, sharing the stage with live performances by […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Vans Warped Tour, Day 2 – Menzingers, Blink-182, Anti-Flag, Taking Back Sunday, and more, 06/30/19

PHOTOS: Vans Warped Tour, Day 2 – Menzingers, Blink-182, Anti-Flag, Taking Back Sunday, and more, 06/30/19

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 […]

 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 […]