Rich Howells

Final lineup announced for Vans Warped Tour at Montage Mountain on July 26 with Scranton’s Motionless In White

Final lineup announced for Vans Warped Tour at Montage Mountain on July 26 with Scranton’s Motionless In White

Ever since Vans Warped Tour’s well-publicized announcement back in November that the annual traveling punk rock fest will be coming to an end in 2018 after 24 years, speculation has run rampant about its final lineup, fueled by the marketing that this would be the last opportunity to experience a festival that so many people […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: The absurdity of local theatre and millennial #vanlife with the New Vintage Ensemble

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: The absurdity of local theatre and millennial #vanlife with the New Vintage Ensemble

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

Tickets for final Vans Warped Tour at Montage Mountain in Scranton are on sale now

Tickets for final Vans Warped Tour at Montage Mountain in Scranton are on sale now

Following the Vans Warped Tour’s major announcement back in November that the annual traveling punk rock festival will be coming to an end in 2018 after 24 years, Early Bird tickets for its last stop at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Thursday, July 26 went on sale today. The tickets, which are […]

 Rich Howells

STREAMING: Wilkes-Barre’s Breaking Benjamin sheds ‘Blood’ in heavy new track

STREAMING: Wilkes-Barre’s Breaking Benjamin sheds ‘Blood’ in heavy new track

Multi-platinum rock band Breaking Benjamin is less than two months away from releasing their next album, “Ember,” and the Wilkes-Barre group been putting out singles since January in anticipation of their sixth full-length through Hollywood Records. The third new song, “Blood,” was made public today, another heavy track from what the band has promised will […]

 Rich Howells

Strength for a Reason plays entire debut album at NEPA hardcore show in Wilkes-Barre on April 21

Strength for a Reason plays entire debut album at NEPA hardcore show in Wilkes-Barre on April 21

Many popular bands are rewarding longtime fans by performing their first or seminal albums live in their entirety so, after years of requests, Nanticoke hardcore band Strength for a Reason will play their entire debut album, “Show and Prove,” at a hardcore showcase at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, April 21 at 5:30 […]

 Rich Howells

Artist submissions are now open for 2018 Electric City Music Conference in Scranton

Artist submissions are now open for 2018 Electric City Music Conference in Scranton

Artist submissions for the 2018 Electric City Music Conference are now open. The fifth annual music conference, festival, and award ceremony will return to Scranton on Thursday, Sept. 13 through Saturday, Sept. 15. Local artists from the 570 area code can apply for free through the Electric City Music Conference website. All other artists can […]

 Rich Howells

Ali Baba Lounge in Wilkes-Barre cancels rapper 6ix9ine’s show, closes temporarily

Ali Baba Lounge in Wilkes-Barre cancels rapper 6ix9ine’s show, closes temporarily

Following the recent cancellation of controversial rapper 6ix9ine’s show at Easton concert venue One Centre Square, the Ali Baba Lounge in Wilkes-Barre has followed suit and canceled its April 21 show, though it does not appear to be for the same reason. The 21-year-old rapper is currently out on bail after pleading guilty to a […]

 Rich Howells

STREAMING: Scranton indie rockers Three Man Cannon are ‘Building Broken Steps’ with new single

STREAMING: Scranton indie rockers Three Man Cannon are ‘Building Broken Steps’ with new single

Scranton indie rock band Three Man Cannon premiered a catchy, reflective new song called “Building Broken Steps” this week, the first single from their first full-length album since 2014. Now based in Philadelphia, the group that features former members of fellow Scranton band Tigers Jaw will release the self-titled record through Philly indie label Lame-O […]

 Rich Howells

‘The Future Is Cancelled’ – Scranton punk band Captain, We’re Sinking calls it quits after 12 years

‘The Future Is Cancelled’ – Scranton punk band Captain, We’re Sinking calls it quits after 12 years

“It’s the end of days… but we’re all OK.” After creating beautifully emotional punk rock on and off for 12 years, Captain, We’re Sinking has finally sunk, though they’re not abandoning music completely. Formed in Scranton in 2006, the punk band released three full-length albums – “The Animals Are Out” in 2007, “The Future Is […]

 Rich Howells

After rehab, troubled rock band Puddle of Mudd takes Redemption Tour to Stroudsburg on April 14

After rehab, troubled rock band Puddle of Mudd takes Redemption Tour to Stroudsburg on April 14

It was announced today that Los Angeles post-grunge band Puddle of Mudd will bring The Redemption Tour to the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Saturday, April 14 at 7 p.m. with special guests Saving Abel, Tantric, and Inherit the Earth. Whether or not this concert will go on as scheduled depends on the health and […]