Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Watch and download 2 acoustic songs by Wilkes-Barre rock band Vine Street

EXCLUSIVE: Watch and download 2 acoustic songs by Wilkes-Barre rock band Vine Street

Last week during the live recording of Episode 17 of the NEPA Scene Podcast at Coal Creative’s production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, local rock band Vine Street opened and closed the show with stripped down acoustic versions of two of their original songs – “Mad Mad Woman” and “XOXO.” They can be watched on YouTube […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton’s Patrick McGlynn plans beach getaway with ‘In the Waves’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton’s Patrick McGlynn plans beach getaway with ‘In the Waves’

The last time NEPA Scene heard from Scranton singer/songwriter Patrick McGlynn, he released a satirical Christmas song called “Why Can’t Santa Be the President?” following a contentious election season. Now, with summer in full swing, he’s taking it easier with a lighter tune called “In the Waves” that sounds like it was inspired by a […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Wilkes-Barre rock band Vine Street and the Sunset Sessions open mic

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Wilkes-Barre rock band Vine Street and the Sunset Sessions open mic

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

PHOTOS: 20th annual Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Nescopeck, 07/08/17

PHOTOS: 20th annual Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Nescopeck, 07/08/17

Earning a Keeping the Blues Alive Award from the Blues Foundation in Memphis, Tennessee earlier this year, the Briggs Farm Blues Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary on Thursday, July 6 through Sunday, July 9. Bringing 10,000 blues fans each year to the scenic hills of Nescopeck, the festival has featured over 130 artists from all […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Live drumming demonstration by Olyphant drummer and teacher Chris Langan

EXCLUSIVE: Live drumming demonstration by Olyphant drummer and teacher Chris Langan

To open Episode 16 of the NEPA Scene Podcast, Olyphant drummer Chris Langan offered to show off his skills a bit with an improvised drumming demonstration to set up our conversation about his work. Langan is the drummer for LondonForce, Dani-elle, Grant Williams, Tribes, and other local bands as well as a drum teacher and […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: ‘Behind the Beat’ with Olyphant drummer and teacher Chris Langan

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: ‘Behind the Beat’ with Olyphant drummer and teacher Chris Langan

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

‘Rocky Horror’ shadow cast performs at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on July 22

‘Rocky Horror’ shadow cast performs at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on July 22

Local fans of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” won’t have to wait until October to see the cult film on the big screen again – the Sweet Translucent Dreams shadow cast, who regularly perform in Bethlehem and Emmaus, will bring their live show to the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City on Saturday, July 22. […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton VegFest is canceled before its first-ever event at Co-op Farmers Market

Scranton VegFest is canceled before its first-ever event at Co-op Farmers Market

After being announced in February, the first Scranton VegFest has been canceled a little over a month before its inaugural event. Set for Sunday, Aug. 13 at the Co-op Farmers Market in Scranton, the festival planned to not only feature vegetarian and vegan food, but all aspects of that lifestyle, including physical fitness and health, […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Nightlife, BeatTeks, and the music scene with DJ Hersh

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Nightlife, BeatTeks, and the music scene with DJ Hersh

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

New Ink & Arms Tattoo and Gun Expo coming to Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre Nov. 10-12

New Ink & Arms Tattoo and Gun Expo coming to Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre Nov. 10-12

After holding its second annual event in Wilmington, North Carolina earlier this month, it has been announced that the Ink & Arms Tattoo and Gun Expo is coming to The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre for the first time on Friday, Nov. 10 through Sunday, Nov. 12. Organized by Good Time Tricycle Productions, Ink & Arms […]