Rich Howells

VIDEO: American Evil – ‘As Real As It Gets’ and ‘Play This at Parties’

Opening up for Crobot on Friday, Aug. 22, American Evil from Sunbury gave an aggressive, in your face performance at The Factory: Underground in Wilkes-Barre, jumping right into the audience with “As Real As It Gets” (see above) and “Play This at Parties” (below). The band has an EP coming out this October. Family Animals […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen – ‘Daydream’ and ‘My Door’

Opening up for Crobot on Friday, Aug. 22, Wilkes-Barre’s Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen gave the audience at The Factory: Underground in their hometown a taste of their upcoming album, “Black Skies and Starlight,” performing “Daydream” (seen above) and closing with “My Door” (below). The album is due out Oct. 7, with a release […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Willie Nelson adds son Lukas to Wilkes-Barre performance

Willie Nelson adds son Lukas to Wilkes-Barre performance

From a press release: There will be an extra family member on hand when Willie Nelson & Family visit the F.M. Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre). It was announced today that Lukas Nelson, Willie’s son, and his band Promise of the Real have been added to the concert, which comes to Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Local poets sought for Poetry In Transit bus program

Local poets sought for Poetry In Transit bus program

From a press release: Poetry In Transit, an award-winning community program, invites writers to submit poems to be featured on Luzerne County Transportation Authority buses. The submission deadline for this year’s program is Sept. 22, and the theme for the 2014 program is “Luzerne County local,” so poems should reflect some aspect of this theme. […]

 Rich Howells

Breaking Benjamin returns from hiatus with new lineup

Breaking Benjamin returns from hiatus with new lineup

Breaking Benjamin, the most commercially successful rock band to come out of NEPA, announced their official return on Facebook and Twitter today, confirming a brand new lineup. The Wilkes-Barre group, which has sold more than five million albums in the U.S., has been on hiatus since 2010, when frontman Benjamin Burnley was dealing with health […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Third Friday Wilkes-Barre map for Aug. 15, 2014

Third Friday Wilkes-Barre map for Aug. 15, 2014

The map for Third Friday Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 15 is here: Click here for a printable PDF. 1. Arts SEEN Gallery – “Music Night” featuring teacher/artist-in-residence Mary Ann Saylor, director of the YOUniversal Suzuki Strings, playing classical and fiddle music, Art SEEN’s classical guitarist and music teacher Joseph Ward, and the newest gallery co-op member, […]

 Rich Howells

Wilkes-Barre Cannabis Reform Rally to be held at Kirby Park

Wilkes-Barre Cannabis Reform Rally to be held at Kirby Park

As polls across the country continue to show growing support for marijuana legalization, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Cannabis Network and the Keystone Cannabis Coalition are planning a rally for cannabis reform for Saturday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. at Kirby Park (160 Market St., Kingston). The focus of the Wilkes-Barre Cannabis Reform Rally will be the […]

 Rich Howells

Superheaven sign with SideOneDummy, tour with Basement

Superheaven sign with SideOneDummy, tour with Basement

Superheaven, the Doylestown artists formerly known as Daylight, has just signed with SideOneDummy Records and will record a new full-length album in October with famed producer Will Yip (Title Fight, Tigers Jaw, Circa Survive) at Studio 4 in Conshohocken. “We are also excited to let you know that our previous LP ‘Jar’ will be re-released […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

George Thorogood & The Destroyers celebrate 40 years of rock in Wilkes-Barre

George Thorogood & The Destroyers celebrate 40 years of rock in Wilkes-Barre

40 years strong and they’re still bad to the bone. It was announced today that legendary rockers George Thorogood & The Destroyers will bring their 40th anniversary tour to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre) on March 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, Aug. 7 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Give blood, receive a pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee

Give blood, receive a pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee

From a press release: Dunkin’ Donuts of Northeastern Pennsylvania is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive at its Wilkes-Barre location (1020 Wilkes-Barre Township Blvd.) from 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 4. All blood types are needed. At the Wilkes-Barre blood drive, all donors will receive a pound of Dunkin’ […]