Rich Howells

NEPA bands plan holiday concerts throughout December in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Pittston, Nanticoke, and more

NEPA bands plan holiday concerts throughout December in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Pittston, Nanticoke, and more

As everyone shops and prepares for the holidays, local musicians are planning some festive concerts, with many serving as their final shows of 2019. For those looking to get into the spirit of the season while supporting local music, NEPA Scene has wrapped up this season of shows you need to see in a nice […]

 Rich Howells

Wilkes-Barre nu metal band Lifer plays Christmas show at Stage West in Scranton on Dec. 21 with University Drive

Wilkes-Barre nu metal band Lifer plays Christmas show at Stage West in Scranton on Dec. 21 with University Drive

Since reuniting for the first time in eight years in 2018 (and only the second time since breaking up in 2003), Wilkes-Barre hard rock band Lifer has surprised local music fans by jumping from the nu metal era to the present with a handful of concerts, including “A Not-So-Silent Night” Christmas show last December at […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Green Jelly’s comedic Punk Rock Puppet Show invades Stage West in Scranton on Jan. 30

Green Jelly’s comedic Punk Rock Puppet Show invades Stage West in Scranton on Jan. 30

From a press release: Known for their sophomoric humor, theatrical performances, crazy costumes, and intentionally crude musicianship, Green Jellÿ will return to Scranton with their Punk Rock Puppet Show at Stage West on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. Kamikaze Kupcakes, Scranton hip-hop metal band AlphaAudio, and Clarks Summit instrumental prog rockers the Russello Project […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

With new album, NJ shock rockers American Grim perform at Stage West in Scranton on Nov. 3

With new album, NJ shock rockers American Grim perform at Stage West in Scranton on Nov. 3

From a press release: Soon after their Halloween record release show in their home state of New Jersey, shock rock band American Grim will perform at Stage West in Scranton this Sunday, Nov. 3. Local opening acts are TBA. Doors at Stage West (301 N. Main Ave., Scranton) open at 7 p.m., and the 21+ […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pop Pumpkin Festival kicks off inaugural event on Halloween at Stage West in Scranton

Pop Pumpkin Festival kicks off inaugural event on Halloween at Stage West in Scranton

From a press release: Pop punk fans can look forward to a scary good show this Halloween when touring bands Assuming We Survive and We Were Sharks bring their North American tour with Never Loved to Stage West in Scranton on Thursday, Oct. 31. Local organizers Meat and Potato Entertainment have turned this concert into […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Asking Alexandria singer Danny Worsnop brings solo tour to Stage West in Scranton on Jan. 18

Asking Alexandria singer Danny Worsnop brings solo tour to Stage West in Scranton on Jan. 18

From a press release: English singer/songwriter Danny Worsnop, best known as the rock/metal vocalist of Asking Alexandria and We Are Harlot, is taking his very different solo project on the road in January of 2020. This national tour with special guests Starbenders will stop at Stage West in Scranton on Saturday, Jan. 18. Doors at […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Peach Fest ska/reggae band Bumpin Uglies plays at Stage West in Scranton on Jan. 3

Peach Fest ska/reggae band Bumpin Uglies plays at Stage West in Scranton on Jan. 3

From a press release: Following their 2019 Peach Music Festival performance, it was announced today that Maryland ska/punk/reggae band Bumpin Uglies will return to Scranton for a show at Stage West on Friday, Jan. 3 as part of their 2020 Lava Sharks & Water Parks Tour. Wilkes-Barre reggae rockers Elephants Dancing will open the 21+ […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Rap rockers Crazy Town bring 20th anniversary tour to Stage West in Scranton on Nov. 9

Rap rockers Crazy Town bring 20th anniversary tour to Stage West in Scranton on Nov. 9

From a press release: Rap rock band Crazy Town, best known for their No. 1 hit song “Butterfly,” will take their 20 Year Anniversary Tour celebrating their platinum-selling debut album “The Gift of Game” to Stage West in Scranton on Saturday, Nov. 9. Scranton hip-hop metal band AlphaAudio will open the 21+ concert. Doors at […]

 Rich Howells

Learn about the music business with free panels at Stage West in Scranton on Sept. 14

Learn about the music business with free panels at Stage West in Scranton on Sept. 14

With over 150 bands performing in 11 venues throughout Scranton for the Electric City Music Conference this weekend, it’s easy to overlook an important part of the event – the free educational sessions for local musicians and anyone interested in learning more about the music industry. This year, the panels will be held at Stage […]

 Rich Howells

The complete updated guide to the 2019 Electric City Music Conference in Scranton

The complete updated guide to the 2019 Electric City Music Conference in Scranton

The sixth annual Electric City Music Conference will feature performances by over 150 bands in 11 venues throughout Scranton, the Steamtown Music Awards with awards in 37 different categories and special performances of its own, and free panel discussions for local musicians, professionals, and music fans. It’s a great opportunity to see everything that the […]

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