Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Loyalty Barber Shop & Shave Parlor of Scranton grand opening, 11/07/14

PHOTOS: Loyalty Barber Shop & Shave Parlor of Scranton grand opening, 11/07/14

Friends, family, customers, well-wishers, and appreciators of fine mirror art attended the grand opening of Loyalty Barber Shop & Shave Parlor in downtown Scranton on Friday, Nov. 7. This is Loyalty’s second location (342 Adams Ave., Scranton), its first established in Archbald a few years prior. In conjunction with the First Friday art walk, artists […]

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Scranton photographer stops random subjects for ‘Street Portraits’

Scranton photographer stops random subjects for ‘Street Portraits’

Jason Riedmiller’s direct personality reflected in his straightforward, spur-of-the-moment work at The Bog this month

Those who know Scranton photographer Jason Riedmiller recognize his penchant for blunt honesty and sarcasm. Now they’ll see the former in his portrait work – the latter is evident when you ask him about it. “I’ve always been kind of an arrogant dick. I’m not a learner,” he cracks when NEPA Scene inquires about any […]

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VIDEO: Last of Nine – ‘Remnants of Misery’

NEPA’s “symphonic nu metal band with a twist,” Last of Nine, has a new music video for “Remnants of Misery,” a song they released earlier this year, that tells the story of a jilted lover moving on with her life. The video, directed by Larry Rosen of Rosenguez Productions, was shot at J & R […]

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PHOTOS: Michale Graves, The Obscuse, and Silhouette Lies, 10/25/14

PHOTOS: Michale Graves, The Obscuse, and Silhouette Lies, 10/25/14

Michale Graves, former lead singer of horror punk band the Misfits throughout the ’90s, took his solo “Zombies Unite” tour to The Factory: Underground in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Oct. 25, appropriately just before Halloween. Opening for the singer/songwriter and his band, who successfully crowdfunded their latest album, “Wanderer,” earlier this year, that night were local […]

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VIDEO: Motionless In White gets even creepier with stop-motion animation

If their last video for “Reincarnate” wasn’t scary enough for you, then Motionless In White‘s latest music video for “Dead as Fuck” probably will be, considering its creepy use of stop-motion animation and broken old dolls. The song is the next single from “Reincarnate,” the full-length album they released last month. Consistently engaging fans with […]

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PHOTOS: Breaking Ground Poets poetry slam, 10/25/14

PHOTOS: Breaking Ground Poets poetry slam, 10/25/14

The Breaking Ground Poets held their first poetry slam of the season at TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton on Saturday, Oct. 25, and it was standing room only for good reason. Maggie Gilbertson, Hayden Nichols, Mason Crawford, Aidan Cronin, Mitchell Winters, Claire Sheen, Cassi Miller, Jessica Yagloski, Kevin Parker, Mayling Ijomah, Adriana Adams, Abby Yurksza, Skyler […]

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Archbald artist creepily illustrates your childhood nightmares

Archbald artist creepily illustrates your childhood nightmares

When Stephanie Lucas brought her artwork to FANtom Fest in Scranton earlier this month, her scarily realistic pencil illustrations clearly jumped out from her fellow vendors, which is difficult to do at a horror convention filled with ghouls who wait all year to do exactly that. Stephanie Lucas at FANtom Fest The 26-year-old Scranton native, […]

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PHOTOS: Breaking Benjamin unplugged, 10/26/14

PHOTOS: Breaking Benjamin unplugged, 10/26/14

Wilkes-Barre’s Breaking Benjamin has been playing to sold-out crowds since they came back from hiatus with a new lineup, and Sunday, Oct. 26 was no different. The band’s fall acoustic tour has taken them through the tri-state area and Delaware, and they ended the eight-day jaunt back in NEPA at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg. […]

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VIDEO: Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen – ‘Daydream’

Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen released their debut album, “Black Skies and Starlight,” on Oct. 4 at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, and while they were there, they recorded the official music video for “Daydream,” which was just put online today. Shot by Jamie Sutor/Parents’ Basement Films, the video shows the energy […]

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DOWNLOAD: Heavy Blonde release free ‘Sun’ EP

DOWNLOAD: Heavy Blonde release free ‘Sun’ EP

As promised when Heavy Blonde debuted the single “Johnny Got Fangs” last week, the band has released a free four-song EP this week, simply titled “Sun.” The songs can be streamed or downloaded below at no cost, but those who wish to support the Scranton group – made up of former And the Moneynotes members […]

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