NEPA Scene Staff

Learn what a firkin is firsthand at Beer Boys’ Firkin Fall Fest

Learn what a firkin is firsthand at Beer Boys’ Firkin Fall Fest

The Firkin Fall Fest is almost here! Except there’s one problem – what the firk is a firkin?! A firkin is a unit of measurement (about 10.80 gallons or 40.91 liters), but it’s also a small wooden or metal keg used for cask conditioning. The fun part comes when the firkin is tapped. The spout […]

 Sara Pokorny

WWE’s ‘The Architect’ Seth Rollins is building a better bad guy

WWE’s ‘The Architect’ Seth Rollins is building a better bad guy

Mr. Money in the Bank set to appear at WWE Smackdown in Wilkes-Barre tomorrow

It was just scraping 24 hours since smashing his former teammate’s head into a pile of cinder blocks on live TV when we caught up with World Wrestling Entertainment Superstar Seth Rollins on the phone, and the athlete hadn’t lost any sense of pride in his actions. “Things were heating up, but I kind of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

James Taylor and his All-Star Band booked at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre

From a press release: James Taylor and his All-Star Band are coming to the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza on Monday, Dec. 1 for an intimate and memorable night. Tickets, priced at $68 and $88, go on sale next Friday, Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. at ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, or via […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Crobot – ‘Legend of the Spaceborne Killer’ and ‘Nowhere to Hide’

Crobot from Pottsville tore up the stage at The Factory: Underground in Wilkes-Barre with an explosive energy that no video can capture, but we tried anyway. Here’s “Legend of the Spaceborne Killer” (seen above) and “Nowhere to Hide” (below), both from their self-titled EP. Their debut full-length album, “Something Supernatural,” is due Oct. 28. Family […]

 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, […]