Keith Perks

PRACTICE SPACE: These Idol Hands craft debut album in South Scranton basement

PRACTICE SPACE: These Idol Hands craft debut album in South Scranton basement

While I take photos regularly, it has been a while since I did any writing or interviews, and I wanted to change that. The idea for Practice Space was bouncing around in my head for several months, so while I had a little extra time, I decided to tackle it. Years ago, I interviewed bands […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Steamtown Music Awards announce 2018 venue, performers, and presenters in Scranton on Sept. 13

EXCLUSIVE: Steamtown Music Awards announce 2018 venue, performers, and presenters in Scranton on Sept. 13

From a press release: The fifth annual Steamtown Music Awards will return to The V-Spot in Scranton on Thursday, Sept. 13 to pay tribute to Northeastern Pennsylvania’s many musicians and music industry professionals, officially kicking off the Electric City Music Conference weekend in venues throughout the Scranton area on Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Sept. […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: 2018 Steamtown Music Award nominees announced in 37 categories

EXCLUSIVE: 2018 Steamtown Music Award nominees announced in 37 categories

Last night, the Electric City Music Conference held an announcement party at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant for the third year, revealing all the nominees for the 2018 Steamtown Music Awards, including those in new categories added this year. ECMC producers Joe Caviston and Ken Norton read off all the nominees between live […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA Scene Rising Talent open mic and talent contest returns to V-Spot in Scranton March 27-June 12

NEPA Scene Rising Talent open mic and talent contest returns to V-Spot in Scranton March 27-June 12

Kicking off NEPA Scene’s fourth year of hosting unique open mic events, NEPA Scene Rising Talent will return to The V-Spot in Scranton for another 12-week run starting this Tuesday, March 27. After receiving an overwhelming positive response from performers and audiences alike last year, the open mic and talent contest will be held weekly […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: The dedication and popularity of Scranton pop rock band Nowhere Slow

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: The dedication and popularity of Scranton pop rock band Nowhere Slow

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the award-winning NEPA Scene Podcast presents honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to Northeastern Pennsylvania. The live, multi-camera show streams in high definition on NEPA Scene’s Facebook page […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Destination West Duo at The V-Spot in Scranton, 12/12/17

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Destination West Duo at The V-Spot in Scranton, 12/12/17

A week before the NEPA Scene Rising Talent Finals Showcase at The V-Spot in Scranton, vocalist/guitarist Mike Baresse and bassist Bob Hallock of Scranton hard rock band Destination West took the stage as a duo for a night of covers and an original song or two on Tuesday, Dec. 12. With both musicians also playing […]

 Rich Howells

Tunkhannock party rock band LondonForce plays final show at V-Spot in Scranton on Dec. 16

Tunkhannock party rock band LondonForce plays final show at V-Spot in Scranton on Dec. 16

Just a few days before their Saturday night show at The V-Spot in Scranton, alternative rock party band LondonForce has announced that it will be their last. Anyone who has gone out to dance to live music on a Friday or Saturday night in Northeastern Pennsylvania is familiar with the popular local group, and current […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Rising Talent at V-Spot in Scranton, Week 4, 10/10/17

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Rising Talent at V-Spot in Scranton, Week 4, 10/10/17

NEPA Scene Rising Talent had its most exciting week yet on Tuesday, Oct. 10, opening with a special performance by SUZE singer Adam McKinley and packing the place with both performers and engaged audience members both in person and on the Facebook Live stream. Week 4 of the open mic and talent contest brought a […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton rock band Graces Downfall returns from year-long hiatus with Black Friday show at The V-Spot

Scranton rock band Graces Downfall returns from year-long hiatus with Black Friday show at The V-Spot

This week, popular Scranton grunge rock band Graces Downfall announced that they will return from their year-long hiatus on Friday, Nov. 24 at 10 p.m. at The V-Spot in Scranton. In a press release, the band revealed that it will feature a newly revamped lineup. Lead singer Ken Norton explained that they “needed a break […]

 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 […]

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