Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Smiling and spreading positivity with Chris Bohinski of NYC Smile 4 Me

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Smiling and spreading positivity with Chris Bohinski of NYC Smile 4 Me

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the award-winning NEPA Scene Podcast presents honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to Northeastern Pennsylvania. The live, multi-camera show streams in high definition on NEPA Scene’s Facebook page […]

 Rich Howells

MUSIC VIDEO: A fun-loving skeleton dances around Wilkes-Barre in A Fire With Friends’ ‘Pocket Leaves’

Earlier this month, NEPA Scene premiered the lyric video for “Cat Sitting, LA,” the first single from Scranton indie rock band A Fire With Friends’ upcoming album, “Polaroids.” They have since followed up with a music video for another song, “Pocket Leaves,” that embraces the strange fun of the Halloween season. Uploaded on Friday the […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Rising Talent at V-Spot in Scranton, Week 4, 10/10/17

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Rising Talent at V-Spot in Scranton, Week 4, 10/10/17

NEPA Scene Rising Talent had its most exciting week yet on Tuesday, Oct. 10, opening with a special performance by SUZE singer Adam McKinley and packing the place with both performers and engaged audience members both in person and on the Facebook Live stream. Week 4 of the open mic and talent contest brought a […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERES: NEPA alt rockers Permanence and Alma Mater team up for split EP

SONG PREMIERES: NEPA alt rockers Permanence and Alma Mater team up for split EP

As they announced during NEPA Scene’s red carpet interview at the Steamtown Music Awards last month, two local alternative rock bands are releasing a split EP together on Saturday, Oct. 14, and we’ve got an exclusive first listen to singles from both acts. Both Scranton’s Permanence and Wilkes-Barre’s Alma Mater are following up their respective […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton rock band Graces Downfall returns from year-long hiatus with Black Friday show at The V-Spot

Scranton rock band Graces Downfall returns from year-long hiatus with Black Friday show at The V-Spot

This week, popular Scranton grunge rock band Graces Downfall announced that they will return from their year-long hiatus on Friday, Nov. 24 at 10 p.m. at The V-Spot in Scranton. In a press release, the band revealed that it will feature a newly revamped lineup. Lead singer Ken Norton explained that they “needed a break […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: MiZ at Love of Recovery Free Music Festival at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre, 09/09/17

PHOTOS: MiZ at Love of Recovery Free Music Festival at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre, 09/09/17

We have lost so many good people – and many great musicians – to drug addiction, so Rockers in Recovery is doing something about it. “Dedicated to carrying the message of addiction education through music, news, interviews, events, and festivals taking place within the clean and sober community since 2008,” Rockers in Recovery held the […]

 Rich Howells

Stream or download the 2017 Electric City Music Conference panel discussions as free podcasts

Stream or download the 2017 Electric City Music Conference panel discussions as free podcasts

While live music takes center stage at the Electric City Music Conference, an important component to the yearly event is the informative panel discussions, offering advice and guidance to local musicians and those looking to get involved in the industry. On Saturday, Sept. 16, the fourth annual conference began its third and final day with […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton’s A Fire With Friends ready new album while ‘Cat Sitting, LA’

A Fire With Friends is almost 10 years old, which is not only a milestone for most local bands, but a particularly special one for a group that has had up to seven members at one time. Since releasing the four-song EP “It’s Nice to See You Again” in 2015, the follow-up to 2014’s “Ghost […]

 Rich Howells

One McDonald’s in NEPA will carry ‘Rick and Morty’ Szechuan sauce for one day only on Oct. 7

One McDonald’s in NEPA will carry ‘Rick and Morty’ Szechuan sauce for one day only on Oct. 7

Ever since the Season 3 premiere of animated sci-fi comedy series “Rick and Morty” on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim on April 1, a simple joke has blown up into a national craving for a limited edition dipping sauce that McDonald’s stopped making almost 20 years ago. As strange as that sounds, it got even weirder […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: MCR owner John Phillips on event design, NEPA music, and Breaking Benjamin

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: MCR owner John Phillips on event design, NEPA music, and Breaking Benjamin

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the award-winning NEPA Scene Podcast presents honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to Northeastern Pennsylvania. The live, multi-camera show streams in high definition on NEPA Scene’s Facebook page […]