Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference artist schedule at 11 Scranton venues announced

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference artist schedule at 11 Scranton venues announced

The Electric City Music Conference held an announcement party at Stage West in Scranton on July 5, revealing all the nominees for the 2019 Steamtown Music Awards as well as the conference’s artist schedule. ECMC producers Joe Caviston and Ken Norton read off all the nominees in 35 categories, sharing the stage with live performances […]

 Rich Howells

After cancer diagnosis, musicians fundraise for Bog co-owner Brian Craig at Scranton Cultural Center on Nov. 23

After cancer diagnosis, musicians fundraise for Bog co-owner Brian Craig at Scranton Cultural Center on Nov. 23

The Scranton music and arts scene owes much to Brian Craig, so it’s only appropriate that artists and friends alike plan to give back to him in his time of need. It was announced publicly today that Craig, well-known in the area as the co-owner of The Bog in downtown Scranton, a drummer in several […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference in Scranton, 09/14-15/18

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference in Scranton, 09/14-15/18

Following the biggest turnout for the Steamtown Music Awards yet, the fifth annual Electric City Music Conference took over 13 venues across the Scranton area for the most massive weekend in local music on Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Sept. 15. Lineups featuring over 150 local and national acts in countless genres played in returning […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: ‘SCENE’ compilation release show at The Bog in Scranton, 04/06/18

PHOTOS: ‘SCENE’ compilation release show at The Bog in Scranton, 04/06/18

Before the Internet provided easy ways to sample, discover, share, and download new music, compilation CDs were a great way to find your next favorite band – and they still can be. These collections are still made today, but not as frequently in their old physical forms of tapes and compact discs, so to celebrate […]

 Rich Howells

Wilkes-Barre photographer Keith Perks releases local music ‘SCENE’ compilation at April 6 show in Scranton

Wilkes-Barre photographer Keith Perks releases local music ‘SCENE’ compilation at April 6 show in Scranton

Wilkes-Barre photographer and 1120 Studios founder Keith Perks is taking First Friday art shows to a new level with the creation of “SCENE,” a photography exhibition 10 years in the making that includes live local music and the release of a new compilation CD that shows just how talented and diverse the Northeastern Pennsylvania music […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference in Scranton, 09/15-16/17

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference in Scranton, 09/15-16/17

The Electric City Music Conference continues to be the largest celebration of local music in Northeastern Pennsylvania, hosting over 150 bands from eight states in 11 different venues. Starting on Thursday, Sept. 14 with the Steamtown Music Awards at The V-Spot, the fourth annual conference may have been the best one yet, featuring packed performances […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Indie pop rock duo Hank & Cupcakes return to Plains on June 30 and Scranton on Aug. 4

Indie pop rock duo Hank & Cupcakes return to Plains on June 30 and Scranton on Aug. 4

From a press release: A favorite of live music fans and fellow musicians alike whenever they come through Northeastern Pennsylvania, quirky indie pop rockers Hank & Cupcakes will return to the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Friday, June 30 and The Bog in downtown Scranton on Friday, Aug. 4. Doors at the Jazz […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Comedian Ron Babcock returns to Scranton to host Ugly Xmas Sweater Comedy Show on Dec. 21

Comedian Ron Babcock returns to Scranton to host Ugly Xmas Sweater Comedy Show on Dec. 21

From a press release: Comedian and Scranton native Ron Babcock is heading back to Northeastern Pennsylvania this holiday season to do two things – visit family and host The Ugly Xmas Sweater Comedy Show at The Bog in downtown Scranton on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. The show, which is $5 at the door […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Philly psych-boogie band Needle Points returns to The Bog in Scranton on Oct. 19

Philly psych-boogie band Needle Points returns to The Bog in Scranton on Oct. 19

From a press release: In between dates of their fall tour with mewithoutYou, Philadelphia psych-boogie outfit Needle Points will return to The Bog (341 Adams Ave., Scranton) for a show with local indie punk band Karate Camp on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. Formed in 2013, Needle Points, which features Scranton native Brian Langan […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference in Scranton, 09/16-17/16

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference in Scranton, 09/16-17/16

With over 150 bands playing across 12 venues, the Electric City Music Conference was a massive event to cover, but we gladly took on the challenge as this year’s media sponsor and the biggest fans of local music you’ll find in Northeastern Pennsylvania. While we couldn’t make it everywhere, we photographed a good sampling of […]