NEPA Scene Staff

Steamtown Music Awards honor Old Friends and Main St. Jukebox owner Tom LeFevre with Lifetime Achievement Awards

Steamtown Music Awards honor Old Friends and Main St. Jukebox owner Tom LeFevre with Lifetime Achievement Awards

Today, organizers of the Electric City Music Conference announced that two Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented at the 2022 Steamtown Music Awards ceremony. The ninth annual local music awards will honor legendary Scranton roots rock band Old Friends and Tom LeFevre, the owner and operator of Stroudsburg record store Main Street Jukebox. The award […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Thrash metal band Brotality ventures into ‘The Woods’ for Scranton album release show on June 4

Thrash metal band Brotality ventures into ‘The Woods’ for Scranton album release show on June 4

From a press release: “Never stray from the path” – it’s a warning that’s been ingrained in the human psyche through the ages. Folklore and fairy tales from every culture speak of the dangers awaiting those who succumb to curiosity, temptation, or bravado, those who fail to heed the lessons of their forefathers. There are […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: New NEPA Fair hosts live music, rides, and more at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City Sept. 15-18

EXCLUSIVE: New NEPA Fair hosts live music, rides, and more at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City Sept. 15-18

Residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania will have a brand new, exciting, and family-friendly entertainment option this fall. It was announced today exclusively on NEPA Scene that Matt Kester Productions has partnered with the Electric City Music Conference, SwikaS Amusements, The V-Spot, and the Circle Drive-In Theatre to establish the NEPA Fair – four days of live […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Rods drummer Carl Canedy takes metal solo project to The V-Spot in Scranton on May 27

Rods drummer Carl Canedy takes metal solo project to The V-Spot in Scranton on May 27

From a press release: In 2019, Carbondale-based drummer Carl Canedy, best known as a founding member of classic heavy metal band The Rods, played his first show with a new band formed around his solo project, simply called Canedy. Following their live debut in New York, they released an album together in 2020 called “Warrior” […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton hard rock band The Holtzmann Effect leaves impact with ‘Asteroid’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton hard rock band The Holtzmann Effect leaves impact with ‘Asteroid’

Ever since they debuted at the NEPA Scene Open Mic in the spring of 2018, The Holtzmann Effect has emerged as a natural force to be reckoned with in the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene. The Scranton-based hard rock band – consisting of vocalist/guitarist Tyler “Beef” Zeiss, drummer Cody Sibio, guitarist Tyler Salak, and bassist Grant […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

The V-Spot in Scranton reopens after fire, $10,000 raised for employees

The V-Spot in Scranton reopens after fire, $10,000 raised for employees

After being closed for nearly a month, The V-Spot in North Scranton is reopening this weekend with live music and, as co-owner Vinnie Archer puts it, “gratitude.” On New Year’s Eve, the roof of the bar caught fire while it was being repaired for minor leaks. While no patrons were inside yet and no one […]

 Rich Howells

Breaking down ‘The Big Break’ contest – NEPA musicians compete at 4 venues on Jan. 21-Feb. 11

Breaking down ‘The Big Break’ contest – NEPA musicians compete at 4 venues on Jan. 21-Feb. 11

The contest is called “The Big Break,” where seven acts will compete across four stages for some major prizes, but the real challenge has been behind the scenes where Eyal Filkovsky is hoping this experience doesn’t break him. With just days until the first night of live performances is set to begin, musicians have been […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Peculiar Kitchen in Scranton hosts buffet with live music on Jan. 16 to benefit V-Spot after fire

Peculiar Kitchen in Scranton hosts buffet with live music on Jan. 16 to benefit V-Spot after fire

On New Year’s Eve, the roof of The V-Spot in Scranton caught fire while it was being repaired for minor leaks. While no patrons were in the bar yet and no one was hurt, the fire, smoke, and water damage will likely take about a month or more to repair, leaving the venue’s bartenders, bouncers, […]

 Rich Howells

The complete updated guide to the 2021 Electric City Music Conference in Scranton

The complete updated guide to the 2021 Electric City Music Conference in Scranton

The eighth annual Electric City Music Conference will feature performances by nearly 100 bands in seven venues throughout Scranton, the Steamtown Music Awards with awards in 27 different categories and special performances of its own, and free panel discussions for local musicians, professionals, and music fans. It’s a great opportunity to see everything that the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference unveils 2021 schedule at 7 Scranton venues Nov. 19-20

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference unveils 2021 schedule at 7 Scranton venues Nov. 19-20

Today, the Electric City Music Conference announced the full lineup and schedule for all three days of its eighth annual event exclusively on NEPA Scene. The conference begins with the 2021 Steamtown Music Awards at The V-Spot in Scranton on Thursday, Nov. 18. The live music continues on Friday, Nov. 19 and Saturday, Nov. 20 […]

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