Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Stories and a new season from the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Stories and a new season from the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

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 […]

 Rich Howells

Free DIY shows return to Curry Donuts parking lot in Wilkes-Barre on May 26

Free DIY shows return to Curry Donuts parking lot in Wilkes-Barre on May 26

Spring has sprung, and with the warmer weather comes the return of the Curry shows, held regularly throughout the summer in the parking lot of a Curry Donuts just outside of downtown Wilkes-Barre. Organized by Cody Novitski of Wilkes-Barre emo rock band Black Diamond, George Rittenhouse, and the Curry staff, these free DIY outdoor concerts […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Break the Barrier indie wrestling festival in Old Forge and Powerbomb.TV

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Break the Barrier indie wrestling festival in Old Forge and Powerbomb.TV

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 […]

 Rich Howells

ALBUM REVIEW: Wilkes-Barre’s Beyond Fallen revives classic metal with ‘As the Spires Fall’

ALBUM REVIEW: Wilkes-Barre’s Beyond Fallen revives classic metal with ‘As the Spires Fall’

While based in Wilkes-Barre, many countries outside of the United States have been integral to the history of metal band Beyond Fallen. Their first demo EP received distribution in Europe, and their second full-length album, “Mindfire,” came out through Melissa Records in the Netherlands in 2007. Later that year, they flew to Germany to perform […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton’s Menzingers and Captain, We’re Sinking play Chameleon Club in Lancaster on July 20

Scranton’s Menzingers and Captain, We’re Sinking play Chameleon Club in Lancaster on July 20

It was announced today that Scranton punk bands The Menzingers and Captain, We’re Sinking, who share both a hometown and a familial connection in vocalists and guitarists Greg and Bobby Barnett, respectively, will play a short run of shows together in July, including a stop at the Chameleon Club in Lancaster on Thursday, July 20 […]

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Break the Barrier indie wrestling festival smashes into GSW Arena in Old Forge on June 11

Break the Barrier indie wrestling festival smashes into GSW Arena in Old Forge on June 11

“WWE SmackDown Live” sold out the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township last year (with “WWE Monday Night Raw” coming back this June), and smaller promotions like Big Time Wrestling have stopped in the area over the years (like those classic CYC matches), so it’s safe to say that wrestling is as […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton’s Tigers Jaw will play and meet fans at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on June 26

Scranton’s Tigers Jaw will play and meet fans at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on June 26

Following a signing last week with Scranton metal band Motionless In White, the Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre announced today that fellow Scranton rockers Tigers Jaw will be meeting fans and performing a short set at the record store on Monday, June 26 at 7 p.m. following the anticipated release of their new album, “Spin,” […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Watch and download 2 acoustic songs by JP Biondo of NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet

EXCLUSIVE: Watch and download 2 acoustic songs by JP Biondo of NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet

Last week during the live recording of Episode 8 of the newly relaunched NEPA Scene Podcast at Coal Creative’s production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, singer, songwriter, and mandolinist JP Biondo, who is both a solo artist and a member of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jamgrass band Cabinet, opened and closed the show with stripped down acoustic versions of […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: JP Biondo of NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet and the Susquehanna Breakdown in Scranton

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: JP Biondo of NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet and the Susquehanna Breakdown in Scranton

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 […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEOS: Mount Pocono singer Mark Isaiah reaches Top 10 on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ but ends up eliminated

VIDEOS: Mount Pocono singer Mark Isaiah reaches Top 10 on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ but ends up eliminated

19-year-old Mark Isaiah of Mount Pocono has endured some stiff competition since he burst onto the national stage in his excellent blind audition in the Season 12 premiere of “The Voice” on NBC on Feb. 27, singing Shawn Mendes hit “Mercy” and instantly gaining thousands of fans across the country, including coach Adam Levine. He […]

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