Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Comedians Angelia Petrillo and Elliott Elliott and Back to the ‘80s Comedy Show

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Comedians Angelia Petrillo and Elliott Elliott and Back to the ‘80s Comedy Show

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

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Black Tie Stereo, Brother Roy, Patrick McGlynn, Dani-elle, Karl Hall, and SMAs

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Black Tie Stereo, Brother Roy, Patrick McGlynn, Dani-elle, Karl Hall, and SMAs

This week in local music, there are some exciting albums set to be released soon, another one that needs your help, a new song and a recent lyric video for a Josie Music Award-nominated song, a brand new music venue coming to Wilkes-Barre that is owned by some great people with personal connections to the […]

 Rich Howells

First-ever NEPA Vegfest promotes plant-based diets and healthy living in Scranton on Sept. 16

First-ever NEPA Vegfest promotes plant-based diets and healthy living in Scranton on Sept. 16

After the Scranton VegFest was canceled about a month before its inaugural event, a different event with different organizers has emerged to take its place – the NEPA Vegfest. The first-time event is “based on promoting compassion, health, and wellness in our community” and “will include craft vendors, plant-based food, speakers, cooking demos, music, yoga, […]

 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 […]