Videos

 Rich Howells

MUSIC VIDEO: A fun-loving skeleton dances around Wilkes-Barre in A Fire With Friends’ ‘Pocket Leaves’

Earlier this month, NEPA Scene premiered the lyric video for “Cat Sitting, LA,” the first single from Scranton indie rock band A Fire With Friends’ upcoming album, “Polaroids.” They have since followed up with a music video for another song, “Pocket Leaves,” that embraces the strange fun of the Halloween season. Uploaded on Friday the […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton’s A Fire With Friends ready new album while ‘Cat Sitting, LA’

A Fire With Friends is almost 10 years old, which is not only a milestone for most local bands, but a particularly special one for a group that has had up to seven members at one time. Since releasing the four-song EP “It’s Nice to See You Again” in 2015, the follow-up to 2014’s “Ghost […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: OJ Simcoe IPA by Breaker Brewing Company

Beer: OJ Simcoe Brewery: Breaker Brewing Company Style: Northeast IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 7.50% The juice is loose! Breaker Brewing in Wilkes-Barre has just released OJ Simcoe, an New England-style Northeast IPA for those who love orange juice, Creamsicles, and/or ’90s references. You better speed over to this local brewery soon like a certain white […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: John Oliver Scranton train set dedication at Electric City Trolley Museum, 09/22/17

PHOTOS: John Oliver Scranton train set dedication at Electric City Trolley Museum, 09/22/17

Comedian John Oliver proved what a great sense of humor he has by using HBO’s money to build a gigantic train set complete with Scranton landmarks to poke fun at the now-viral Talkback 16 segments regarding new station WNEP-TV’s backyard train so, in return, locals enjoyed the massive joke in a dedication ceremony on Friday, […]

 Rich Howells

See John Oliver’s ‘irresponsibly large’ Scranton train set at Trolley Museum for free Sept. 22-24

See John Oliver’s ‘irresponsibly large’ Scranton train set at Trolley Museum for free Sept. 22-24

On HBO’s news satire program “Last Week Tonight,” host John Oliver tackles politics and important issues around the world through humorous but informative segments. He also pokes fun at local news stations on occasion, so it was inevitable that he would come across Scranton station WNEP-TV and its Talkback 16 segments, which often feature loud […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Oktoberfest Lager by Wallenpaupack Brewing Company

Beer: Oktoberfest Lager Brewery: Wallenpaupack Brewing Company Style: Lager/Oktoberfest Age: 2017 Wallenpaupack Brewing Company is a brand new 10,000 square foot brewery in Hawley that is set to open in the next few weeks with a 20-barrel brewhouse, taproom, and a menu of locally sourced food prepared in-house. They’ll also offer merchandise and growlers, so […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Pomegranate Sour by Free Will Brewing Company

Beer: Pomegranate Sour Brewery: Free Will Brewing Company Style: Fruit Sour Age: 2017 ABV: 4.90% Just a few hours from here in Perkasie, Pennsylvania, Free Will Brewing is known for their sour beers, so we’re going to give their Pomegranate Sour a whirl today. This is a lambic-inspired ale with pomegranates added, of course, but […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Silent Disco IPA by Funk Brewing Company

Beer: Silent Disco Brewery: Funk Brewing Company Style: IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 6.80% After explaining the “silent disco” concept in the latest episode of the NEPA Scene Podcast about the inaugural Satellite Ranch Music & Arts Festival, it seems appropriate to feature Silent Disco by Funk Brewing in Emmaus, Pennsylvania as the festival kicks off […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: ‘Opioid Nation’ documentary tackles NEPA drug epidemic

After NEPA Scene premiered Scranton filmmaker Kenny Luck’s first documentary, “Half Empty: Life in America’s Unhappiest City,” the 15-minute video went viral, garnering over 23,000 views and sparking debate about whether or not the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area is really as bad as polls and studies say it is. In 2017, he’s back with a new topical […]

 Rich Howells

TEASER TRAILER: ‘Ink Master: Angels’ with Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey premieres Oct. 3

Announced back in March, new Spike TV show “Ink Master: Angels,” starring Shavertown resident and Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey, was originally going to air as a special before it was revealed in June that it would be expanding into a full series. Now, the “Ink Master” spin-off has an official premiere date and […]

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