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 […]

 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

Dark concept band September Mourning mixes comic books with hard rock in Scranton visit on March 6

Dark concept band September Mourning mixes comic books with hard rock in Scranton visit on March 6

From a press release: September Mourning is a dark culture fantasy that resides in the pages of a comic book and comes to life as a musical art project on stage. Both sides will be on display when the theatrical hard rock group comes to Scranton on Wednesday, March 6. First, singer and co-creator Emily […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Country rapper Bubba Sparxxx plays rescheduled show at Stage West in Scranton on April 27

Country rapper Bubba Sparxxx plays rescheduled show at Stage West in Scranton on April 27

From a press release: It was announced today that Bubba Sparxxx, an originator of the modern rap country genre with songs like “Deliverance,” “Ugly,” and “Ms. New Booty,” will perform at Stage West in Scranton on Saturday, April 27 at 8 p.m. He was originally scheduled to appear at the West Scranton venue in January, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Indie pop duo Flora Cash plays at Stage West in Scranton on March 8 before St. Patrick’s Parade appearance

Indie pop duo Flora Cash plays at Stage West in Scranton on March 8 before St. Patrick’s Parade appearance

From a press release: Before the husband-and-wife duo performs live on the Alt 92.1 float during the Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade on Saturday, March 9, Swedish/American indie pop act Flora Cash, known for their hit single “You’re Somebody Else,” will play a full show at Stage West in Scranton on Friday, March 8 at 8 […]

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