By Gene Axton - [email protected]

Look what you missed: The Menzingers and Tigers Jaw headline NEPA Holiday Show 2015 at Scranton Cultural Center

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Tigers Jaw guitarist/vocalist Ben Walsh.
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Tigers Jaw performs at Scranton Cultural Center during Dec. 19’s NEPA Holiday Show.
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Tigers Jaw keyboardist/vocalist Brianna Collins.
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The Menzingers guitarist/vocalist Tom May.
Sean McKeag | Times Leader
The Menzingers’ guitarist/vocalist Tom May and bassist Eric Keen.
Sean McKeag | Times Leader
The Menzingers’ drummer Eric Godino, guitarist/vocalist Tom May and bassist Eric Keen perform at Scranton Cultural Center Dec. 19 during the 5th Annual NEPA Holiday Show.
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The Menzingers guitarist/vocalist Greg Barnett.
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The Menzingers guitarist/vocalist Greg Barnett
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The Menzingers drummer Joe Godino.
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The Menzingers bassist Eric Keen.
Crowd surfers during The Menzingers’ set at Scranton Cultural Center Dec. 19.
Sean McKeag | Times Leader

SCRANTON — The Menzingers and Tigers Jaw headlined the 5th Annual NEPA Holiday Show on Dec. 19. This year marked the first time the event was held at the Scranton Cultural Center.

Tigers Jaw’s set included a wide range of songs from their discography, including the first song they wrote together as a band, “The Sun,” and a cover of The Cure (“In Between Days”) that appears on the band’s split with singer/songwriter Kevin Devine.”

After Tigers Jaw took their leave, The Menzingers wrapped up the NEPA Holiday Show with a set largely consisting of material from their critically-acclaimed 2012 and 2014 efforts, “On the Impossible Past” and “Rented World.” The Scranton punk band also covered The Bouncing Souls’ “Kate is Great,” a recorded version of which appears on the band’s split with the Souls, “Electric.”

Scranton natives return home for 5th annual holiday celebration, donate proceeds to local youth arts and music program Arts Alive.

By Gene Axton

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Tigers Jaw guitarist/vocalist Ben Walsh.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Menzingers1-1.jpgTigers Jaw guitarist/vocalist Ben Walsh. Sean McKeag | Times Leader

Tigers Jaw performs at Scranton Cultural Center during Dec. 19’s NEPA Holiday Show.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Menzingers2-1.jpgTigers Jaw performs at Scranton Cultural Center during Dec. 19’s NEPA Holiday Show. Sean McKeag | Times Leader

Tigers Jaw keyboardist/vocalist Brianna Collins.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Menzingers3-1.jpgTigers Jaw keyboardist/vocalist Brianna Collins. Sean McKeag | Times Leader

The Menzingers guitarist/vocalist Tom May.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Menzingers7-13.jpgThe Menzingers guitarist/vocalist Tom May. Sean McKeag | Times Leader

The Menzingers’ guitarist/vocalist Tom May and bassist Eric Keen.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Menzingers8-1.jpgThe Menzingers’ guitarist/vocalist Tom May and bassist Eric Keen. Sean McKeag | Times Leader

The Menzingers’ drummer Eric Godino, guitarist/vocalist Tom May and bassist Eric Keen perform at Scranton Cultural Center Dec. 19 during the 5th Annual NEPA Holiday Show.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Menzingers9-1.jpgThe Menzingers’ drummer Eric Godino, guitarist/vocalist Tom May and bassist Eric Keen perform at Scranton Cultural Center Dec. 19 during the 5th Annual NEPA Holiday Show. Sean McKeag | Times Leader

The Menzingers guitarist/vocalist Greg Barnett.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Menzingers10-1.jpgThe Menzingers guitarist/vocalist Greg Barnett. Sean McKeag | Times Leader

The Menzingers guitarist/vocalist Greg Barnett
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Menzingers11-1.jpgThe Menzingers guitarist/vocalist Greg Barnett Sean McKeag | Times Leader

The Menzingers drummer Joe Godino.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Menzingers12-1.jpgThe Menzingers drummer Joe Godino. Sean McKeag | Times Leader

The Menzingers bassist Eric Keen.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Menzingers13-1.jpgThe Menzingers bassist Eric Keen. Sean McKeag | Times Leader

Crowd surfers during The Menzingers’ set at Scranton Cultural Center Dec. 19.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Menzingers14-1.jpgCrowd surfers during The Menzingers’ set at Scranton Cultural Center Dec. 19. Sean McKeag | Times Leader
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