Rich Howells

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Scranton metal band Traverse the Abyss

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Scranton metal band Traverse the Abyss

Traverse the Abyss City: Scranton Genre(s): Metal, heavy metal, hard rock Years active: 2016-present Sounds like: Traverse the Abyss takes a very modern approach to metal, so old school metalheads may have a hard time wrapping their headbanging around the band at first because they leap from sub-genre to sub-genre, but that’s not to say […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: NEPA photographers roundtable on art, media, and the photography business

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: NEPA photographers roundtable on art, media, and the photography business

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

3 NEPA comic shops celebrate Free Comic Book Day on May 6 with artists, cosplayers, and more

3 NEPA comic shops celebrate Free Comic Book Day on May 6 with artists, cosplayers, and more

The first Saturday in May is approaching faster than a speeding bullet, and comic book fans know what that means – Free Comic Book Day is coming to comic shops around the world, including three right here in Northeastern Pennsylvania on May 6. Stores in Scranton, West Pittston, and Honesdale will not only be giving […]

 Rich Howells

Motionless In White returns home to meet fans for record release at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on May 8

Motionless In White returns home to meet fans for record release at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on May 8

10 years in, Scranton metal band Motionless In White are as fan-driven as ever, putting them in their music videos, interacting with them at workshops at the Vans Warped Tour last year, and asking them design the cover of their new album. With the song “570,” it’s clear that they haven’t forgotten where they came […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Plains tattoo artist Derek Zielinski is competing in Season 9 of ‘Ink Master’

VIDEO: Plains tattoo artist Derek Zielinski is competing in Season 9 of ‘Ink Master’

Northeastern Pennsylvania was well-represented in the last season of “Ink Master” on Spike TV – Shavertown resident and Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey not only won the reality competition, taking home $100,000, but she also became the first female Ink Master, even earning her own special, “Ink Master Angels,” due out later this year. […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: NEPA Metal Meltdown in Scranton with Beyond Fallen and Threatpoint

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: NEPA Metal Meltdown in Scranton with Beyond Fallen and Threatpoint

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

Reaper’s Revenge hosts ‘Halfway to Halloween’ dance party at The Leonard in Scranton on April 29

Reaper’s Revenge hosts ‘Halfway to Halloween’ dance party at The Leonard in Scranton on April 29

With four frightening horror attractions spread over 65 acres in Scranton, delivering 90 minutes of terrifying entertainment to thousands of people, the cost to run and maintain Reaper’s Revenge Haunted Attraction, dubbed “America’s best haunted attraction,” every fall must be pretty high. To raise funds for the attraction’s talented makeup team, whose work seems to […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEOS: Mount Pocono singer Mark Isaiah avoids elimination and makes Top 11 on NBC’s ‘The Voice’

VIDEOS: Mount Pocono singer Mark Isaiah avoids elimination and makes Top 11 on NBC’s ‘The Voice’

After slaying his blind audition with the Shawn Mendes hit “Mercy” during the Season 12 premiere of “The Voice” on NBC on Feb. 27, 19-year-old Mark Isaiah of Mount Pocono has survived several more weeks of the reality talent competition to make it into the Top 11. On Monday, March 20, he took on fellow […]

 Rich Howells

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Wilkes-Barre reggae rock band Elephants Dancing

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Wilkes-Barre reggae rock band Elephants Dancing

Elephants Dancing City: Wilkes-Barre Genre(s): Reggae, rock, beach rock, hip-hop Years active: 2015-present Sounds like: As the weather gets warmer, you want some cool, funky sounds to jam out to with the windows rolled down as you head to your favorite vacation spot – Elephants Dancing has got you covered. You don’t even need to […]

 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 […]