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 […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton metal band Traverse the Abyss parodies rap, country, and more in ‘Faucet Mouth’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton metal band Traverse the Abyss parodies rap, country, and more in ‘Faucet Mouth’

Over the past year, many musicians have shifted their focus from concerts to web content to keep their fans engaged during the pandemic. Last night, Traverse the Abyss was able to bring them both together in a unique way. Joined by rapper Lucas Hex and hard rock band The Holtzmann Effect, the Scranton metal band […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton metal band Traverse the Abyss plays live release party for new music video on Feb. 20

Scranton metal band Traverse the Abyss plays live release party for new music video on Feb. 20

Any live concert that is actually happening is a big deal these days, but Traverse the Abyss always wants to go bigger. This Saturday, Feb. 20, the metal band will premiere their new single and music video during a show at The V-Spot in North Scranton for a limited, socially distanced audience while also live […]

 Rich Howells

The V-Spot – 10 questions for 10 years in Scranton with co-owner Vinnie Archer

The V-Spot – 10 questions for 10 years in Scranton with co-owner Vinnie Archer

In mid-November, The V-Spot turned 10 years old, a major milestone for any small business, but they didn’t really get the chance to celebrate. Already operating at 50 percent capacity due to COVID-19 regulations, the popular North Scranton watering hole was one of many Pennsylvania bars and restaurants forced to close on Thanksgiving Eve, the […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton pop band Modern Ties raises funds for St. Joseph’s Center with Festivus live stream on Dec. 23

Scranton pop band Modern Ties raises funds for St. Joseph’s Center with Festivus live stream on Dec. 23

We’ve all had a lot of problems this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, so now you’re going to hear about it this Festivus. Actually, Modern Ties is offering something much more pleasant to listen to on Wednesday, Dec. 23 – a free live streaming concert for the rest of us… and St. Joseph’s Center. […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton indie pop band Modern Ties is haunted by ‘Ghost’ on debut album

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton indie pop band Modern Ties is haunted by ‘Ghost’ on debut album

With slick production, teen magazine good looks, and the kind of mainstream appeal that many artists wish they had, Modern Ties may seem like the kind of band that would be driven by egos and fake personalities, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. When we had the opportunity to sit down with the […]

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