Rich Howells

VIDEO: ‘Architecture of the Body, Mind, and Soul’ by Lara Rubin Alexiou at TEDxScranton

TED Talks, or conferences that follow the motto “ideas worth spreading,” have become a global phenomenon since the nonprofit organization began posting them online for free in 2006. With the introduction of TEDx, which supports independent organizers who want to create TED-like events in their own communities, it was only a matter of time before […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Needle Points take a trip back in time with ‘Biting at the Rose’

Philadelphia psychedelic rockers Needle Points released a trippy new music video for “Biting at the Rose” on Sept. 5, posted above. They recently performed the song, which is from their debut album, “Bom Tugangu,” for The Key Studio Sessions on WXPN 88.5, along with three other tunes. Listen to and download the entire session here. […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Infect Scranton Dan ‘Leatherface’ Yeager signing, 09/05/14

PHOTOS: Infect Scranton Dan ‘Leatherface’ Yeager signing, 09/05/14

The annual Infect Scranton convention invaded the Backyard Ale House in Scranton on Friday, Sept. 5, offering a free autograph signing with Dan Yeager, who played Leatherface in 2013’s “Texas Chainsaw 3D.” Many fans came dressed up as zombies and other creatures of the night.

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: First Friday Scranton, 09/05/14

PHOTOS: First Friday Scranton, 09/05/14

First Friday Scranton on Sept. 5 had everything from fish sculptures to tile art. Take a look at just a few of the stops we made at this month’s art walk.

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PHOTOS: Mr. Hush Weekend of Fear Part II, 09/05-07/14

PHOTOS: Mr. Hush Weekend of Fear Part II, 09/05-07/14

Two very talented local photographers, Robb Malloy and Tammy Heid, sent NEPA Scene these fun photos from the Mr. Hush Weekend of Fear Part II convention at The Woodlands Inn and Resort in Wilkes-Barre, which ran Sept. 5-7. Celebrity guests pictured include Kane Hodder (Jason Voorhees in “Friday the 13th Parts 7-10,” “Hatchet”), Brad Loree […]

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PODCAST: Beer Geeks Radio Hour, Great Lakes Brewing Company, 09/06/14

PODCAST: Beer Geeks Radio Hour, Great Lakes Brewing Company, 09/06/14

Every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. on 102.3 FM The Sports Hub, Fast Freddie, Derek Warren, and Dr. Johnny Blindside talk and drink beer on the Beer Geeks Radio Hour! The show is also available as a podcast after the live broadcast: This week, we drink and discuss all-things-Cleveland as we enjoy the great beers […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Crobot – ‘Legend of the Spaceborne Killer’ and ‘Nowhere to Hide’

Crobot from Pottsville tore up the stage at The Factory: Underground in Wilkes-Barre with an explosive energy that no video can capture, but we tried anyway. Here’s “Legend of the Spaceborne Killer” (seen above) and “Nowhere to Hide” (below), both from their self-titled EP. Their debut full-length album, “Something Supernatural,” is due Oct. 28. Family […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: American Evil – ‘As Real As It Gets’ and ‘Play This at Parties’

Opening up for Crobot on Friday, Aug. 22, American Evil from Sunbury gave an aggressive, in your face performance at The Factory: Underground in Wilkes-Barre, jumping right into the audience with “As Real As It Gets” (see above) and “Play This at Parties” (below). The band has an EP coming out this October. Family Animals […]

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

Opening up for Crobot on Friday, Aug. 22, Wilkes-Barre’s Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen gave the audience at The Factory: Underground in their hometown a taste of their upcoming album, “Black Skies and Starlight,” performing “Daydream” (seen above) and closing with “My Door” (below). The album is due out Oct. 7, with a release […]

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The Moonshine officially renamed The Leonard, with opening planned for spring

The Moonshine officially renamed The Leonard, with opening planned for spring

With a nod to the building’s roots, the Scranton theater most recently known as The Moonshine has officially been renamed The Leonard after receiving the most votes during an event held there in the summer. On June 26, the American Advertising Federation hosted a “Mix at The Moonshine” in honor of new and returning board […]

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