Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Tigers Jaw, Tony Halchak, Bryan Banks, Mature Musical Pictures, and more

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Tigers Jaw, Tony Halchak, Bryan Banks, Mature Musical Pictures, and more

In this week’s local music roundup, we have some new songs and albums from some longtime scene staples, creative music videos, and a “Got Milk?” parody that may hint at a popular event returning. ♫ Scranton indie rock band Tigers Jaw is currently on tour promoting their new album, “Spin,” playing an NPR Tiny Desk […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Intelligent dance music and the inaugural Satellite Ranch Music & Arts Festival

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Intelligent dance music and the inaugural Satellite Ranch Music & Arts Festival

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the 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 on […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: ‘Opioid Nation’ documentary tackles NEPA drug epidemic

After NEPA Scene premiered Scranton filmmaker Kenny Luck’s first documentary, “Half Empty: Life in America’s Unhappiest City,” the 15-minute video went viral, garnering over 23,000 views and sparking debate about whether or not the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area is really as bad as polls and studies say it is. In 2017, he’s back with a new topical […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Greta Van Fleet at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 08/25/17

PHOTOS: Greta Van Fleet at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 08/25/17

Red-hot rockers Greta Van Fleet played a sold-out concert in the intimate Chandelier Lobby of the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Aug. 25, straddling the line between classic rock and modern flair during their hour-long set. Often compared to Led Zeppelin, the young Michigan quartet of twins Josh (vocals) and Jake (guitar) Kiszka, […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton alternative punk band Black Hole Heart comes ‘Full Circle’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton alternative punk band Black Hole Heart comes ‘Full Circle’

NEPA Scene was the first publication to cover Black Hole Heart soon after their early 2016 debut and the release of their demo. We’ve followed their progress since, listening to “The View from the Floor” EP often and catching another riveting live performance from the Scranton alternative punk rock band just two weeks ago at […]

 Rich Howells

TEASER TRAILER: ‘Ink Master: Angels’ with Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey premieres Oct. 3

Announced back in March, new Spike TV show “Ink Master: Angels,” starring Shavertown resident and Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey, was originally going to air as a special before it was revealed in June that it would be expanding into a full series. Now, the “Ink Master” spin-off has an official premiere date and […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Riley Loftus, Jane Train, Gary Goblins, Scaccia, Purcell, and Eye on Attraction

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Riley Loftus, Jane Train, Gary Goblins, Scaccia, Purcell, and Eye on Attraction

This week in local music, we’ve got a debut single, a few recent albums that didn’t get the attention they deserved, the return of a new band, a secret show, and some heartbreaking news that we were all dreading. ♫ Playing out almost every week at all your favorite local bars, restaurants, and cafes, it’s […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Acting in and working on Wilkes-Barre crime drama ‘The Barre’

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Acting in and working on Wilkes-Barre crime drama ‘The Barre’

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the 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 on […]

 Rich Howells

1st episode of Wilkes-Barre crime drama ‘The Barre’ premieres at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Aug. 24

1st episode of Wilkes-Barre crime drama ‘The Barre’ premieres at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Aug. 24

A little over a year since the first full trailer was released and two years since the initial teaser appeared online, the first episode of “The Barre,” a crime drama series set and produced in Wilkes-Barre, will premiere at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Thursday, Aug. 24 at 8 p.m. Cast and […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton solo project Luna Soltera is ‘Shattered’ during eclipse

As the first total solar eclipse visible in the continental United States since 1979 captures everyone’s attention, NEPA Scene is exclusively premiering a brand new song and lyric video to serve as its soundtrack from a solo project appropriately titled Luna Soltera. Introduced as “The Lonely Moon” at its debut show in April, former guitarist […]