Rich Howells

Electronic music festival Camp Bisco returns to Montage Mountain in Scranton July 12-15

Electronic music festival Camp Bisco returns to Montage Mountain in Scranton July 12-15

Not long after the Peach Music Festival announced that it would return, the electronic dance music festival Camp Bisco, founded by Philadelphia electronica/jam fusion band The Disco Biscuits, will also return to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain and Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton on Thursday, July 12 through Sunday, July 15. An alumni pre-sale begins […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet announces indefinite hiatus, last show in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 31

NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet announces indefinite hiatus, last show in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 31

It was announced today that Cabinet, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jamgrass band who have risen to national fame since 2006 and founded the annual Susquehanna Breakdown Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, will be going on indefinite hiatus. The popular group, whose universal sound has garnered one of the largest followings in the […]

 Rich Howells

Peach Music Festival will return to Montage Mountain in Scranton July 19-22, new aftermovie released

Peach Music Festival will return to Montage Mountain in Scranton July 19-22, new aftermovie released

Despite rumors that the Peach Music Festival may not return in 2018 or could relocate elsewhere, it was announced today that the annual gathering started by The Allman Brothers Band will return to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain and Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton on Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22. Early Bird Passes, […]

 Rich Howells

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ does not go the way you think, thankfully

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ does not go the way you think, thankfully

Editor’s note: This review is spoiler-free and does not reveal any major plot details. One line that sticks out from the “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” trailer is Luke Skywalker warning Rey, “This is not going to go the way you think!” After seeing the film on opening night, he could have just as easily […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: The importance and future of the NEPA Philharmonic and orchestral music

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: The importance and future of the NEPA Philharmonic and orchestral music

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

VIDEO: Netflix releases first trailer for ‘The Polka King’ starring Jack Black as Hazleton con man

As NEPA Scene reported yesterday, Netflix has finally settled on an official release date for its new comedic drama, “The Polka King,” so today the streaming service dropped the first trailer for the anticipated film, which stars comedian, actor, and musician Jack Black as real-life Hazleton polka legend Jan “Lewan” Lewandowski. No area has anticipated […]

 Rich Howells

‘The Polka King’ starring Jack Black as Hazleton con man premieres on Netflix on Jan. 12

‘The Polka King’ starring Jack Black as Hazleton con man premieres on Netflix on Jan. 12

Since its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 22, moviegoers in Northeastern Pennsylvania have been anxiously waiting for a release date for the new comedic drama “The Polka King,” which is forgoing a traditional theatrical release by becoming a Netflix exclusive. The reason so many locals are looking forward to the movie […]

 Rich Howells

Tunkhannock party rock band LondonForce plays final show at V-Spot in Scranton on Dec. 16

Tunkhannock party rock band LondonForce plays final show at V-Spot in Scranton on Dec. 16

Just a few days before their Saturday night show at The V-Spot in Scranton, alternative rock party band LondonForce has announced that it will be their last. Anyone who has gone out to dance to live music on a Friday or Saturday night in Northeastern Pennsylvania is familiar with the popular local group, and current […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Shots for Tots and raising money for art students in Wilkes-Barre

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Shots for Tots and raising money for art students in Wilkes-Barre

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

Preview new Scranton Public Market at Steamtown with Trim the Table event Dec. 16 and 23

Preview new Scranton Public Market at Steamtown with Trim the Table event Dec. 16 and 23

After the Mall at Steamtown changed its name to the Marketplace at Steamtown last year, local shoppers have been waiting for the downtown Scranton building to live up to this new moniker. Now, as construction on the former food court nears completion, a new event will welcome people into the space and give them an […]