PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 6, 10/06/15
Younger acts have continued to dominate Season 2 of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, and Tuesday, Oct. 6 was no different when indie/punk rock duo Pulak took home the audience vote.
Singer/guitarist Connor Langan and guitarist Dom Ludovici, both members of Scranton bands Karate Camp and Crock Pot Abduction, have been playing together as Pulak over the last several weeks of Got Talent at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, performing a mix of covers and original songs with a fun, infectious energy that caught everyone’s attention during a night full of great musical acts. Read an interview with them in this week’s NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight.
Week 6 performers:
Music: Adam Fox, Stan Vitz, Joe Quincy, Joe Craig, Katie Evans, PJ Cimino, Apostolis Kalyvas, Pulak, Adam Bailey, Brandon McKenzie, Rafael Pimentel, and Mat Burke
Comedy: Ted Hebert
Mat Burke returned to the stage at the end of the night to headline after winning the previous week’s audience vote with his lively folk rock songs. Pulak won $50 in cash, provided by Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, and the chance to headline the next event on Tuesday, Oct. 13, along with a slot in the Finals Showcase on Dec. 1, where the 12 winners from 12 consecutive weeks will compete in front of a panel of judges for the grand prize – a winter getaway package with ski passes and more, $250, an interview broadcast on Fuzz 92.1, and a free 10-hour recording session at TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton. The second place winner will receive $100.
Sponsored by Samuel Adams; LT Verrastro, Inc.; Fireball Cinnamon Whisky; Fuzz 92.1; TwentyFiveEight Studios; and Thirst T’s, NEPA Scene’s Got Talent takes the format of an open mic night and turns it into a friendly competition, inviting local musicians, comedians, poets, performance artists, magicians, actors, and more to perform on Thirst T’s stage every Tuesday at 7 p.m. through Nov. 17.
At the end of each night, audiences who have enjoyed the free live show will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite act. The winner each week will receive $50 in cash and the headlining slot for the following Tuesday, and all other performers are encouraged to compete again as often as they’d like or simply show off their talents for fun. Everyone participating is featured weekly on nepascene.com.
Photos by Daring Damsel, Pulak shot by Rich Howells
by Rich Howells
Rich is an award-winning journalist, longtime blogger, practicing poet, adequate photographer, and podcast co-host. He is the founder and editor of NEPA Scene.