NEPA Scene Staff

B Street Band, the original Bruce Springsteen tribute, returns to Stage West in Scranton on Oct. 29

B Street Band, the original Bruce Springsteen tribute, returns to Stage West in Scranton on Oct. 29

From a press release: It was announced this week that The B Street Band, the original Bruce Springsteen tribute act, will perform at Stage West in Scranton on Friday, Oct. 29. The band, which has local ties and claims the title of the “longest-running tribute band in the world,” will return to the venue after […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Alt rockers Cold feature NEPA musicians on national tour from Sept. 16-Nov. 22

Alt rockers Cold feature NEPA musicians on national tour from Sept. 16-Nov. 22

From a press release: Cold was originally founded in Jacksonville, Florida in 1986 and later became known for hits like “Stupid Girl” and “Just Got Wicked” in the early 2000s, but when vocalist/guitarist Scooter Ward reformed the gold-certified alternative rock band a few years ago after a hiatus, he began working on a new album […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Scranton alt rockers The Boastfuls ‘Medicate’ with emotional and aggressive single

EXCLUSIVE: Scranton alt rockers The Boastfuls ‘Medicate’ with emotional and aggressive single

Today, Scranton alternative rock band The Boastfuls released their second single, “Medicate,” on all major streaming platforms. The song speaks about the frustration of relying on medication, trying to discover the true root of a problem, and explaining the emptiness that dependency leaves on everyone around it. It is for anyone that has dealt with […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Before Spill Canvas tour, alt pop artist Kulick performs at Stage West in Scranton on Sept. 1

Before Spill Canvas tour, alt pop artist Kulick performs at Stage West in Scranton on Sept. 1

From a press release: Before Schuylkill County singer/songwriter Kulick heads out on an East Coast tour supporting alternative emo rockers The Spill Canvas, the fast-rising modern pop rock act will headline three shows of his own, including a local stop at Stage West in Scranton on Wednesday, Sept. 1. Scranton-based alternative rock band The Boastfuls […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Craig Owens of Chiodos and Geoff Rickly of Thursday perform at Stage West in Scranton on Aug. 19

Craig Owens of Chiodos and Geoff Rickly of Thursday perform at Stage West in Scranton on Aug. 19

From a press release: Fans of the post-hardcore music of the early 2000s Warped Tour era are in for a special night when Craig Owens of Chiodos and Geoff Rickly of Thursday come to Stage West in Scranton, appropriately on Thursday, Aug. 19. Special guest Nate Bergman of Lionize will open the all-ages show. Owens, […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Pavement Rave with Blunts & Blondes, Mersiv, Jaenga, CHOMPPA, and Sacred Snow at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 04/23/21

PHOTOS: Pavement Rave with Blunts & Blondes, Mersiv, Jaenga, CHOMPPA, and Sacred Snow at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 04/23/21

In 2020, Scranton became an unlikely hub for live concerts as outdoor drive-in shows became the norm during the COVID-19 pandemic. In an even more unpredictable move, DamnMillennial Promotions and local music venue Stage West made it a center for dubstep, drum and bass, and other electronic dance music with their “Pavement Rave” series in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Live music returns to Stage West in Scranton with Black Tie Stereo and A Proud Monkey on April 9-10

Live music returns to Stage West in Scranton with Black Tie Stereo and A Proud Monkey on April 9-10

Over the past few weeks, Stage West has been announcing shows for a new season of drive-in concerts at Montage Mountain, but what about the West Scranton music venue itself? Following Parade Day on March 14, 2020, Stage West was among many of the small businesses forced to close due to the coronavirus pandemic. In […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Monster Energy Outbreak Tour hits Montage Mountain in Scranton with Subtronics on June 18-19

Monster Energy Outbreak Tour hits Montage Mountain in Scranton with Subtronics on June 18-19

From a press release: Today, it was announced that the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour is celebrating the return of live, in-person music performances with a COVID-safe electronic music tour headlined by dubstep’s newest superstar, Subtronics. Beginning in April, the Philadelphia DJ/producer will hit the road for an ear-shattering run covering 11 markets over 19 dates […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EDM ‘Pavement Rave’ series returns to Montage Mountain in Scranton with Blunts & Blondes on April 23

EDM ‘Pavement Rave’ series returns to Montage Mountain in Scranton with Blunts & Blondes on April 23

From a press release: Last year, concert promoters had to get creative and find alternative venues that could safely host events during the pandemic. The Scranton area soon became one of the few destinations for live entertainment in the Northeast as DamnMillennial Promotions and Stage West booked socially distanced outdoor shows at the Circle Drive-In […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA music venues still await federal relief funds from Save Our Stages legislation

NEPA music venues still await federal relief funds from Save Our Stages legislation

As part of the $900 billion pandemic relief package that Congress passed at the end of 2020, “$15 billion in dedicated funding for live venues, independent movie theaters, and cultural institutions,” according to a Dec. 20 statement from Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. However, as February comes to a close, those businesses have […]

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