Rich Howells

Wilkes-Barre’s Curse of Sorrow singer loses home in fire, NEPA music scene bands together in support

Wilkes-Barre’s Curse of Sorrow singer loses home in fire, NEPA music scene bands together in support

Two families lost everything in a fire that destroyed their apartment building in Ashley in Luzerne County early Sunday morning. Unfortunately, one of them was the family of Nick Brandolino, better known to local music fans as Nick Necro, vocalist of Wilkes-Barre “grave rock” band The Curse of Sorrow. Six different fire departments fought the […]

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Scranton’s Menzingers get ‘Stoked for the Summer’ with Bouncing Souls in Asbury Park on Aug. 25

Scranton’s Menzingers get ‘Stoked for the Summer’ with Bouncing Souls in Asbury Park on Aug. 25

New Jersey punk band The Bouncing Souls announced their second annual Stoked for the Summer show at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey on Friday, Aug. 25 and, this year, they’ve invited The Menzingers from Scranton to join them, along with Lucero, Mickey Rickshaw, and Timeshares. In its inaugural year, Stoked for the […]

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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre bluegrass band Cabinet parts ways with original drummer Jami Novak

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre bluegrass band Cabinet parts ways with original drummer Jami Novak

Just two days after announcing the upcoming release of their next album, “Cool River,” and debuting a new single, “Bottom of the Sea,” Scranton/Wilkes-Barre bluegrass band Cabinet has officially parted ways with their original drummer and percussionist Jami Novak. In a message to fans posted on the group’s Facebook page today, Cabinet briefly explained the […]

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STREAMING: Cabinet flows to ‘Bottom of the Sea’ in 1st single from new album ‘Cool River’

STREAMING: Cabinet flows to ‘Bottom of the Sea’ in 1st single from new album ‘Cool River’

As Cabinet prepares for a spring tour that includes their fifth annual Susquehanna Breakdown Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre bluegrass band has announced that their next album, “Cool River,” will be out on Friday, Oct. 13, releasing a new single, “Bottom of the Sea,” now along with a […]

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YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Scranton indie folk punk band Old Charades

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Scranton indie folk punk band Old Charades

Old Charades City: Scranton/Philadelphia Genre(s): Punk rock, indie rock, folk rock, alternative rock Years active: 2014-present Sounds like: “If Bruce Springsteen was 30 years younger and pissed off,” Old Charades is what he would sound like, according to bassist Tom Lopes, particularly if The Boss came from Scranton instead of New Jersey. They embrace that […]

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NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Roller Radicals roller derby team

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Roller Radicals roller derby team

The NEPA Scene Podcast is back in a new location with new co-hosts and a fresh format, conducting the same honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about Northeastern Pennsylvania that the show has become known for, covering local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to the area. Recorded and produced every week by Internet […]

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Meet actor Charlie Sheen at Wizard World Comic Con in Philadelphia June 3-4

Meet actor Charlie Sheen at Wizard World Comic Con in Philadelphia June 3-4

It was announced today that actor, writer, and producer Charlie Sheen, who is as famous for starring in movies like “Platoon,” “Major League,” and “Wall Street” and television shows like “Two and a Half Men” as he is for his headline-grabbing personality, will be appearing at Wizard World Comic Con in Philadelphia on Saturday, June […]

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Inaugural Williamsport Comic Con flies into Genetti Hotel on April 23

Inaugural Williamsport Comic Con flies into Genetti Hotel on April 23

The inaugural Williamsport Comic Con will bring artists, writers, vendors, bands, podcasts, cosplayers, and more to the historic Genetti Hotel in Williamsport on Sunday, April 23. Sponsored by Williamsport comic shop Isle of Comics, the convention will run from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. at the hotel (200 W. 4th St., Williamsport), with hourly door […]

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Outlaw Music Festival expands to U.S. tour in 2017; Scranton not yet on the itinerary

Outlaw Music Festival expands to U.S. tour in 2017; Scranton not yet on the itinerary

The inaugural Outlaw Music Festival brought an incredible lineup of musicians to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton last September, including Willie Nelson, Neil Young and Promise of the Real, Sheryl Crow, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Lee Ann Womack, and Scranton’s own Cabinet, who were added to the bill when Brothers Osborne backed out due […]

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STREAMING: Scranton indie rock band Tigers Jaw shows love for best friend ‘June’ in new song

STREAMING: Scranton indie rock band Tigers Jaw shows love for best friend ‘June’ in new song

Last month, Scranton indie rock band Tigers Jaw gave fans their first glimpse of “Spin,” their upcoming album and first for new label Black Cement Records. Revealing the cover art, tracklist, and a behind-the-scenes music video for the first single, “Guardian,” the record is set to come out on Friday, May 19, so with about […]

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