Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton singer/songwriter James Barrett deals with change in ‘First Days of July’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton singer/songwriter James Barrett deals with change in ‘First Days of July’

This weekend, Scranton singer/songwriter James Barrett will once again live out a longtime dream and return to the Scranton Cultural Center to open The Menzingers’ annual NEPA Holiday Show – this time with a full band. To give locals a taste of what that will sound like, he is premiering a brand new single today, […]

 Rich Howells

The Menzingers shake up NEPA Holiday Show lineup at Scranton Cultural Center on Dec. 22

The Menzingers shake up NEPA Holiday Show lineup at Scranton Cultural Center on Dec. 22

Since it was first announced in October, fans of The Menzingers have been eager to learn who would perform with them at the punk band’s annual Scranton homecoming – the NEPA Holiday Show at the Scranton Cultural Center – on Saturday, Dec. 22. For years, fellow Scranton bands Tigers Jaw; Captain, We’re Sinking; and Three […]

 Guest Contributor

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Scranton’s Menzingers deliver Clash-style punk show at Musikfest Café in Bethlehem

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Scranton’s Menzingers deliver Clash-style punk show at Musikfest Café in Bethlehem

In recent times, punk bands have gravitated toward two styles – speedy thrash and Ramones-style poppy punk. But the style that really pushed punk forward to the masses, and which is all but missing today, was that of The Clash. It also was fast and hard, but had a deeper musical sensibility and lyrical content. […]

 Rich Howells

After 4 years, The Vault Tap & Kitchen in Scranton will close on June 10

After 4 years, The Vault Tap & Kitchen in Scranton will close on June 10

After four years of food, drinks, and live music, The Vault Tap & Kitchen will close on Sunday, June 10, leaving the historic Electric City Bank building in West Scranton vacant once again. The announcement came late last night on the bar/restaurant’s Facebook page, citing the owners’ desire to move on to other ventures while […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton’s Menzingers join inaugural Sea.Hear.Now Festival with Jack Johnson, Incubus, Social Distortion, and more

Scranton’s Menzingers join inaugural Sea.Hear.Now Festival with Jack Johnson, Incubus, Social Distortion, and more

From a press release: The inaugural Sea.Hear.Now Festival in New Jersey has announced its initial lineup featuring headliners Jack Johnson and Incubus, along with performances from Social Distortion, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Brandi Carlile, Milky Chance, Blondie, Kaleo, The Front Bottoms, Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls, and Scranton punk band The Menzingers. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton’s Menzingers play Governors Ball Music Festival in NYC with Eminem and Jack White June 1-3

Scranton’s Menzingers play Governors Ball Music Festival in NYC with Eminem and Jack White June 1-3

From a press release: Founders Entertainment announced the lineup for the 2018 Governors Ball Music Festival today, which includes Scranton punk band The Menzingers opening for major headliners Eminem, Jack White, Travis Scott, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The eighth annual edition of New York City’s homegrown fest will take place on Friday, June 1 […]

 Rich Howells

REVIEW/PHOTOS: NEPA Holiday Show with Menzingers, Tigers Jaw, and more in Scranton, 12/16/17

REVIEW/PHOTOS: NEPA Holiday Show with Menzingers, Tigers Jaw, and more in Scranton, 12/16/17

A little snow couldn’t keep away hundreds of fans of all ages, some who drove from hours away and others eager to see their hometown friends again, from piling into the Grand Ballroom of the Scranton Cultural Center on Saturday, Dec. 16 for the seventh annual NEPA Holiday Show. Started by The Menzingers and Tigers […]

 Rich Howells

The Menzingers’ NEPA Holiday Show returns with new lineup at Scranton Cultural Center on Dec. 16

The Menzingers’ NEPA Holiday Show returns with new lineup at Scranton Cultural Center on Dec. 16

Shaking up the lineup a bit this year, Scranton punk rockers The Menzingers will return to the Scranton Cultural Center in downtown Scranton for their annual NEPA Holiday Show on Saturday, Dec. 16. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the all-ages concert (21+ to drink) is standing room only. Tickets, which are $20 in advance […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Fuzz Fest becomes ALTitude, returning to Montage Mountain in Scranton with Bleachers and Andrew McMahon on Aug. 27

Fuzz Fest becomes ALTitude, returning to Montage Mountain in Scranton with Bleachers and Andrew McMahon on Aug. 27

From a press release: After Scranton radio station Fuzz 92.1 rebranded as Alt 92.1 in February, it was only a matter of time before their annual music festival, Fuzz Fest, also had a name change. Following four years as Fuzz Fest, culminating in a co-headlining performance last year by Weezer and Panic! at the Disco, […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton’s Menzingers and Captain, We’re Sinking play Chameleon Club in Lancaster on July 20

Scranton’s Menzingers and Captain, We’re Sinking play Chameleon Club in Lancaster on July 20

It was announced today that Scranton punk bands The Menzingers and Captain, We’re Sinking, who share both a hometown and a familial connection in vocalists and guitarists Greg and Bobby Barnett, respectively, will play a short run of shows together in July, including a stop at the Chameleon Club in Lancaster on Thursday, July 20 […]

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