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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Steamtown Music Awards announces 2021 performers and presenters for Scranton ceremony

EXCLUSIVE: Steamtown Music Awards announces 2021 performers and presenters for Scranton ceremony

The Electric City Music Conference announced today that the 2021 Steamtown Music Awards will return to The V-Spot in Scranton on Thursday, Nov. 18. The event will again be held both indoors and outdoors, with the parking lot enclosed by a tent. Nominees for the eighth annual awards will be announced on Wednesday, Oct. 13. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton emo rockers The Maguas get aggressive on ‘Shapeless’ before hometown show on Oct. 15

Scranton emo rockers The Maguas get aggressive on ‘Shapeless’ before hometown show on Oct. 15

From a press release: Before The Maguas head out on their first official fall U.S. tour, the emo-leaning alternative rock outfit has released “Shapeless,” the second single from their upcoming album and their “most aggressive song to date.” Establishing their roots in Scranton in 2018, the band – Erik Miller (vocals), Matthew Jenkins (lead guitar), […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Artist applications to perform at 2021 Electric City Music Conference in Scranton now open

Artist applications to perform at 2021 Electric City Music Conference in Scranton now open

After announcing its 2021 dates last week on NEPA Scene, artist submissions for the Electric City Music Conference are now open. The eighth annual music conference, festival, and Steamtown Music Awards ceremony will return to Scranton on Thursday, Nov. 18 through Saturday, Nov. 20, moving from its regular slot in September due to the rescheduled […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: 2021 Electric City Music Conference and awards move to Nov. 18-20

EXCLUSIVE: 2021 Electric City Music Conference and awards move to Nov. 18-20

Today, the Electric City Music Conference is announcing the dates for its eighth annual event, along with the opening of award nominations and artist applications, exclusively on NEPA Scene, the longtime media sponsor of the conference. Last year, the entire event had to go virtual, hosting only live streamed performances at the 2020 award ceremony. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA Scene Open Mic returns to Tuesday nights at The V-Spot in Scranton on July 13

NEPA Scene Open Mic returns to Tuesday nights at The V-Spot in Scranton on July 13

595 days after the last in-person event hosted by NEPA Scene, the NEPA Scene Open Mic finally returns to The V-Spot in Scranton on Tuesday, July 13. Typically, these free weekly events take the format of an open mic night and turn it into a friendly competition, rewarding the best standout acts with cash and […]

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