Videos

 Rich Howells

MUSIC VIDEO: Wilkes-Barre’s Breaking Benjamin uncovers murder in ‘Red Cold River’

Wilkes-Barre rock band Breaking Benjamin showed their heavier side when they released their new single, “Red Cold River,” two weeks ago, and its accompanying music video they put out today is just as heavy emotionally. The video tells the story of a man searching for his lost daughter, so when he hits rock bottom, he […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference releases 2017 aftermovie, announces 2018 dates

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference releases 2017 aftermovie, announces 2018 dates

Today, the Electric City Music Conference is announcing the dates for its fifth annual event and premiering the 2017 aftermovie exclusively through NEPA Scene, a longtime media sponsor of the ECMC. Last year’s conference featured performances by over 150 bands from eight states in 11 venues throughout the Scranton area, the Steamtown Music Awards celemony […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEOS: NEPA musicians perform with ‘Polka King’ Jack Black on ‘Colbert’ and ‘Today’ show

VIDEOS: NEPA musicians perform with ‘Polka King’ Jack Black on ‘Colbert’ and ‘Today’ show

While the NEPA Scene Podcast recorded a show with John Mikulak, whose local documentary inspired the new Netflix movie “The Polka King,” several Northeastern Pennsylvania musicians were in New York City yesterday performing polka music with its star, Jack Black, on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” which aired later that night on CBS. Black […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Cloudy with a Chance of Charcuterie IPA by Free Will Brewing Company

Beer: Cloudy with a Chance of Charcuterie Brewery: Free Will Brewing Company Style: IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 7.00% Free Will Brewing in Perkasie, Pennsylvania is known for their sour beers, but this week, we’re going to try their New England-style IPA, Cloudy with a Chance of Charcuterie. Despite the name, this does not have any […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Destination West Duo at The V-Spot in Scranton, 12/12/17

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Destination West Duo at The V-Spot in Scranton, 12/12/17

A week before the NEPA Scene Rising Talent Finals Showcase at The V-Spot in Scranton, vocalist/guitarist Mike Baresse and bassist Bob Hallock of Scranton hard rock band Destination West took the stage as a duo for a night of covers and an original song or two on Tuesday, Dec. 12. With both musicians also playing […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Scranton’s Tigers Jaw explores abandoned Poconos honeymoon resort for music video

From the Scranton Lace Company to the Huber Breaker to Concrete City, Pennsylvania has its fair share of abandoned places that are run-down yet still beautiful in a way, symbolic of fading industries and times gone by. Just days after their annual NEPA Holiday Show appearance, Scranton indie rock band Tigers Jaw uploaded a behind-the-scenes […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Wilkes-Barre crime drama ‘The Barre’ debuts as weekly web series starting Dec. 25

VIDEO: Wilkes-Barre crime drama ‘The Barre’ debuts as weekly web series starting Dec. 25

For two years, there has been a lot of local buzz, media coverage, and some controversy surrounding “The Barre,” a crime drama series set and produced in Wilkes-Barre. After a full trailer was released last year and the first episode screened at a live event at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains in August, […]

 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

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

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 […]

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