Rich Howells

Scranton punk band The Menzingers emerge ‘From Exile’ with reimagined quarantine album on Sept. 25

Scranton punk band The Menzingers emerge ‘From Exile’ with reimagined quarantine album on Sept. 25

The coronavirus pandemic has forced musicians to rethink how they do things, from live streams to parking lot and drive-in shows, but only The Menzingers have rethought an entire album. The Philadelphia-by-way-of-Scranton punk band announced this week that they’re releasing a brand new version of their 2019 album “Hello Exile” that strips down and reimagines […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton punk band The Menzingers record timely new version of ‘America’ to raise money for community bail funds

Scranton punk band The Menzingers record timely new version of ‘America’ to raise money for community bail funds

Last summer, Scranton punk band The Menzingers released a politically charged song called “America (You’re Freaking Me Out)” that continues to resonate nearly a year later. “We’re living in a pretty insane time, where all you can think about every single day is, ‘What the hell is going on with this country?’” vocalist/guitarist Greg Barnett […]

 Rich Howells

Menzingers won’t host annual Holiday Show in Scranton in 2019 but have new NEPA plans for 2020

Menzingers won’t host annual Holiday Show in Scranton in 2019 but have new NEPA plans for 2020

A little over a week after The Menzingers played an acoustic set in Wilkes-Barre for their hometown fans, the Scranton punk band announced today that they won’t return in December for their annual Holiday Show. Also featuring local breakout bands like Tigers Jaw; Captain, We’re Sinking; Three Man Cannon; and Petal that have gone on […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS/VIDEO: The Menzingers’ ‘Hello Exile’ acoustic set at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre, 10/06/19

PHOTOS/VIDEO: The Menzingers’ ‘Hello Exile’ acoustic set at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre, 10/06/19

Celebrating the release of their sixth studio album, “Hello Exile,” Scranton punk band The Menzingers played a series of three acoustic record store shows last week – one in Brooklyn, one in their current home of Philadelphia, and the last one in the Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Oct. 6. This marked their […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton punk band The Menzingers play free acoustic show at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 6

Scranton punk band The Menzingers play free acoustic show at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 6

From a press release: It was announced today that Scranton punk band The Menzingers will return to their hometown area for an in-store acoustic performance at the Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. Continuing their tradition of acoustic album release shows at the Gallery of Sound, The Menzingers are […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

MUSIC VIDEO: Scranton’s Menzingers follow alien’s road trip in ‘America (You’re Freaking Me Out)’

From a press release: Today, Scranton/Philadelphia punk band The Menzingers unveiled a new track from their forthcoming album, “Hello Exile,” that releases some pent-up frustration with the state of our union. “America (You’re Freaking Me Out)” starts the new record off with restless urgency; it’s pounding rhythms and furious guitar riffs provide a much-needed release […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton punk band The Menzingers announce new album, single, and tour with Tigers Jaw

Scranton punk band The Menzingers announce new album, single, and tour with Tigers Jaw

From a press release: It was announced today that Scranton/Philadelphia punk band The Menzingers will release their sixth studio album, “Hello Exile,” on Friday, Oct. 4 via Epitaph Records. The record arrives as the follow-up to the band’s 2017 critically acclaimed release “After the Party,” which debuted at No. 19 on the Billboard Top Current […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Vans Warped Tour, Day 2 – Menzingers, Blink-182, Anti-Flag, Taking Back Sunday, and more, 06/30/19

PHOTOS: Vans Warped Tour, Day 2 – Menzingers, Blink-182, Anti-Flag, Taking Back Sunday, and more, 06/30/19

When the Vans Warped Tour ended its annual national runs after 24 years in 2018, it was a bitter pill to swallow for the millions of punk rock, indie, metal, and rap fans across the United States who grew up seeing or discovering some of their favorite bands at this touring institution, including those in […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Vans Warped Tour, Day 1 – Bad Religion, 311, Andrew W.K., A Day to Remember, and more, 06/29/19

PHOTOS: Vans Warped Tour, Day 1 – Bad Religion, 311, Andrew W.K., A Day to Remember, and more, 06/29/19

When the Vans Warped Tour ended its annual national runs after 24 years in 2018, it was a bitter pill to swallow for the millions of punk rock, indie, metal, and rap fans across the United States who grew up seeing or discovering some of their favorite bands at this touring institution, including those in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Taking Back Sunday and Menzingers concert at Sands Bethlehem Event Center canceled

Taking Back Sunday and Menzingers concert at Sands Bethlehem Event Center canceled

From a press release: A show that would have brought platinum-selling emo rockers Taking Back Sunday and Scranton punk rock band The Menzingers together has been canceled. The concert scheduled for Monday, July 1 at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center has been canceled “due to a scheduling conflict,” according to the venue. Refunds will be […]

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