NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announcement party will be at Stage West in Scranton on July 5

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announcement party will be at Stage West in Scranton on July 5

The Electric City Music Conference and Steamtown Music Awards will host a free announcement party at Stage West in Scranton on Friday, July 5, starting at 6 p.m. Although this party has been revamped this year and moved to a Friday night, it will still cater to the needs of the busy music community. The […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

’90s EDM pioneers The Crystal Method get busy at Stage West in Scranton on Aug. 9

’90s EDM pioneers The Crystal Method get busy at Stage West in Scranton on Aug. 9

From a press release: It was announced today that The Crystal Method, one of the United States’ longest-running electronic dance music artists that helped shape and spread the genre’s popularity in the 1990s with hits like “Busy Child,” “Comin’ Back,” and “Name of the Game,” will come to Stage West in Scranton on Friday, Aug. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Before Godsmack tour, metal band New Years Day plays at Stage West in Scranton on July 7

Before Godsmack tour, metal band New Years Day plays at Stage West in Scranton on July 7

From a press release: Just days before they hit the road with Godsmack in support of their new album, California metal band New Years Day will perform at Stage West in Scranton on Sunday, July 7 with opening acts Rivals and Savage After Midnight. Doors at Stage West (301 N. Main Ave., Scranton) open at […]

 Guest Contributor

ALBUM REVIEW: Analyzing loss and death in ‘Clear’ by Scranton alternative rock band University Drive

ALBUM REVIEW: Analyzing loss and death in ‘Clear’ by Scranton alternative rock band University Drive

The record starts in static waves. During a week in early February, in between moments of huddling under as many blankets as possible before tossing them off again (rinse and repeat), due to fluctuations of temperature and flu-induced discomfort, hoarding tissues and popping antibiotics to fight off an infection – all while trying to decipher […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Viral video band Scary Pockets recreate hits with funky twist at Stage West in Scranton on April 10

Viral video band Scary Pockets recreate hits with funky twist at Stage West in Scranton on April 10

From a press release: Scary Pockets, a Los Angeles band known for their viral videos featuring funky takes on popular songs, will jam at Stage West in Scranton on Wednesday, April 10. Among its members is keyboardist Jack Conte, a singer/songwriter who is also the CEO and co-founder of crowdfunding platform Patreon. Wilkes-Barre’s own funk […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton music scene supports Irish Wolf Pub owner Peter Kelly with fundraiser and benefit show on May 5

Scranton music scene supports Irish Wolf Pub owner Peter Kelly with fundraiser and benefit show on May 5

After a long battle with cancer, Rhonda Kelly passed away at her home in Henryville surrounded by family on Sunday, March 31. Her husband, Peter Kelly, has been a big supporter of the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene for years through his bar, the Irish Wolf Pub (and its previous incarnation, the Judge & Jury) in […]

 Rich Howells

ALBUM PREMIERE: Loss becomes ‘Clear’ for Scranton alternative rock band University Drive

ALBUM PREMIERE: Loss becomes ‘Clear’ for Scranton alternative rock band University Drive

The loss of a loved one affects everyone differently, so rather than just express how he personally feels about it, Scranton singer/songwriter Ed Cuozzo has been working since last April to capture many distinct voices and the heartbreak they’ve endured. As a result, the new album from his alternative rock band University Drive is a […]

 Scott Kucharski

PHOTOS: Sponge 25th anniversary show with Another Day Dawns at Stage West in Scranton, 03/17/19

PHOTOS: Sponge 25th anniversary show with Another Day Dawns at Stage West in Scranton, 03/17/19

Last year, the original lineup of Sponge reunited for one night only during the annual Detroit Music Awards in their hometown, and now the current members of the alternative rock band are keeping the nostalgia going across the country with their “Rotting Piñata” 25th Anniversary Tour, which stopped at Stage West in Scranton on Sunday, […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Flora Cash, Kulick, and The Charming Beards at Stage West in Scranton, 03/08/19

PHOTOS: Flora Cash, Kulick, and The Charming Beards at Stage West in Scranton, 03/08/19

Alternative radio station Alt 92.1 brought husband-and-wife duo Flora Cash to Scranton for two very different live performances, starting with Stage West on Friday, March 8. The Swedish/American artists, known for their hit single “You’re Somebody Else,” headlined a night of indie, pop, alternative, and folk rock with RCA Records labelmates Kulick from West Penn […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Smile Empty Soul, September Mourning, and Rise Among Rivals at Stage West in Scranton, 03/06/19

PHOTOS: Smile Empty Soul, September Mourning, and Rise Among Rivals at Stage West in Scranton, 03/06/19

The Oblivion of Souls Tour haunted Stage West in Scranton on Wednesday, March 6, presenting an intriguing mix of rock music sounding both familiar and new. Following an opening set by Scranton rap metal group Alpha Audio, Rise Among Rivals from Maryland hit the stage with melodic hard rock songs that could easily make them […]

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