Rich Howells

VIDEO: Static in the Attic – ‘What Chu Need’ and ‘Bad Luck’ with behind-the-scenes footage

Static in the Attic just released their new album, “On the Street,” on Saturday, Oct. 4 at Lyrics Bar, Cafe & Music Venue in their hometown of Carbondale, along with two music videos the same night. The songs “What Chu Need” (above) and “Bad Luck” (below) by the young funk/blues rockers were produced by Phil […]

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PHOTOS: FANtom Fest celebrity portraits, 10/05/14

PHOTOS: FANtom Fest celebrity portraits, 10/05/14

Scranton photographer Jason Riedmiller stopped by the first annual FANtom Fest on Sunday, Oct. 5 to take some portraits of the celebrity guests. Held at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center in downtown Scranton, the three-day horror and pop culture convention’s guests included (in order, left to right) William Forsythe of “The Devil Rejects;” Eugene […]

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VIDEO: Jon Higgins – ‘How I Wish’

Rock musician Jon Higgins recently released a music video for “How I Wish,” the first single from his upcoming solo album entitled “Righting Wrongs.” Higgins, an 18-year-old Dallas, Pennsylvania resident, has been playing guitar for about six years. After playing in a few bands, he started working on a five-song EP as a solo artist. […]

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Threatpoint get their ‘Wish’ with heaviest album yet

Threatpoint get their ‘Wish’ with heaviest album yet

Scranton groove metal band release 'Careful What You Wish For' tonight in Pittston

When Threatpoint scheduled an interview with NEPA Scene, we were surprised the venue they chose was Books-A-Million in Dickson City. The four guys dressed all in black sitting in the bookstore café cursing and joking and passionately describing their catchy brand of metal music seemed just a bit out of place while others sipped lattes […]

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The fans behind FANtom Fest, Scranton’s newest horror convention

The fans behind FANtom Fest, Scranton’s newest horror convention

Organizers discuss their unlikely love for the genre and how this three-day event came together

hen interviewing Nico Nice and Rachelle Criscera, one can’t help but deviate from the subject at hand to talk at length about pivotal scenes in horror movies or relate experiences meeting the stars of those films or ardently compare similar movies in the genre. It comes with being a fan. Horror fans are a particularly […]

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VIDEO: The making of Threatpoint’s ‘Careful What You Wish For’

In anticipation of the release of their second album, “Careful What You Wish For,” Threatpoint has released a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the record over the last year. Dubbed “Electric City groove metal,” the hardworking Scranton band has organized one of their biggest shows yet at the New Bar on Oak (900 Oak […]

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Breaking Benjamin go unplugged for fall tour

Breaking Benjamin go unplugged for fall tour

Those who missed Breaking Benjamin play back-to-back sold-out shows a few weeks ago will have the opportunity to see the Wilkes-Barre rockers unplugged at several venues in the tri-state area. This will be the first Breaking Benjamin tour since frontman Benjamin Burnley returned from hiatus with a new lineup, and fans will have a bit […]

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VIDEO: Behind the scenes of Motionless In White’s ‘Reincarnate’

Motionless In White have continued their recent media blitz by releasing a behind-the-scenes video of the making of “Reincarnate,” the music video for the first single from their latest record. The original music video, which can be watched here, was filmed in Los Angeles, California in the ballroom and the allegedly haunted Valentino Suite of […]

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VIDEO: King Radio – ‘Alright’ and ‘With You’

King Radio released two high-quality live studio performances through Lambkini recently, filmed at Vinegar Hill Sound in Brooklyn, New York. The Brooklyn-based band, which features Wilkes-Barre native AJ Jump on drums, was interviewed before performing “Alright” (above) and “With You” (below), explaining how the group formed and describing their mix of sounds. The “Behind the […]

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PHOTOS: Living history encampment, 143rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment Co. A, 09/21/14

PHOTOS: Living history encampment, 143rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment Co. A, 09/21/14

The 143rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment Company A held a living history event at the Swetland Homestead in Wyoming on Sunday, Sept. 21. The Civil War reenactment included drills, scenarios, the camp life of the soldiers, and a bake sale. The photos, taken by NEPA Scene photographer Robb Malloy, include interior and exterior shots of […]

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