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 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Scranton’s Peach Music Festival adds to 2017 lineup, including all-star Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks tribute

VIDEO: Scranton’s Peach Music Festival adds to 2017 lineup, including all-star Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks tribute

Back in February, the sixth annual Peach Music Festival announced its initial artist lineup, including My Morning Jacket, Widespread Panic, Joe Bonamassa, Gov’t Mule & Friends, and Lettuce featuring Chaka Khan, playing on Thursday, Aug. 10 through Sunday, Aug. 13. Today, the festival, held every year at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain and the Montage […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw play NPR Tiny Desk Concert

VIDEO: Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw play NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Not many musicians get the opportunity to play an NPR Tiny Desk Concert, an intimate, often stripped-down show performed at the desk of “All Songs Considered” host Bob Boilen in Washington, D.C. Scranton indie rock band Tigers Jaw, fresh from the release of their new album, “Spin,” can now count themselves among the chosen few […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Dad Breath Lager by Rushing Duck Brewing Company

Beer: Dad Breath Brewery: Rushing Duck Brewing Company Style: Helles Lager Age: 2017 ABV: 5.00% As the summer heats up as we approach Father’s Day, it’s the perfect time to crack open this German-style Helles lager by Rushing Duck Brewing in Chester, New York that “pairs well with yelling at umpires at little league games,” […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Rappers Aayu and King Magnetic show Pennsylvania pride in ‘State I’m In’

Once a hardcore punk musician, Bucks County indie rapper Aayu embraced hip-hip in 2007 and hasn’t looked back since. No matter what style of music Mark Ciccone created over the years, however, it was always made with a love for his hometown roots, which has never been more evident than in the new music video […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Pentagram Dark Ale by Surly Brewing Company

Beer: Pentagram Brewery: Surly Brewing Company Style: Wild Ale/Sour Age: 2017 ABV: 6.66% Described as a “100 percent Brettanomyces dark beer,” this funky, fruity, malty sour brew was fermented in stainless steel, aged in used red wine barrels, and conjured some dark forces in the most metal way possible. Let’s break that arcane seal, throw […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: ‘Ink Master’ contestant Derek Zielinski of Glass Heart Tattooing & Arts in Plains

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: ‘Ink Master’ contestant Derek Zielinski of Glass Heart Tattooing & Arts in Plains

The NEPA Scene Podcast is back in a new location with new co-hosts and a fresh format, conducting the same honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about Northeastern Pennsylvania that the show has become known for, covering local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to the area. Recorded and produced every week by Internet […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: American Pale Ale by Lone Eagle Brewing

Beer: American Pale Ale Brewery: Lone Eagle Brewing Style: American Pale Ale Age: 2017 ABV: 5.30% With Memorial Day on the mind, we stopped at a brewery we never tried before, Lone Eagle in Flemington, New Jersey, and picked up this patriotic American Pale Ale. Does it soar like bald eagle as the national anthem […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Stories and a new season from the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Stories and a new season from the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

The NEPA Scene Podcast is back in a new location with new co-hosts and a fresh format, conducting the same honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about Northeastern Pennsylvania that the show has become known for, covering local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to the area. Recorded and produced every week by Internet […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Watch and download 2 acoustic songs by JP Biondo of NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet

EXCLUSIVE: Watch and download 2 acoustic songs by JP Biondo of NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet

Last week during the live recording of Episode 8 of the newly relaunched NEPA Scene Podcast at Coal Creative’s production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, singer, songwriter, and mandolinist JP Biondo, who is both a solo artist and a member of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jamgrass band Cabinet, opened and closed the show with stripped down acoustic versions of […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Tell Shaky and Boxcar Joe IIPA by SingleCut Beersmiths

Beer: Tell Shaky and Boxcar Joe IIPA Brewery: SingleCut Beersmiths Style: Double IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 9.00% IBU: 145 It has been a while since we’ve reviewed anything from SingleCut, so it’s about time to try something new from this Queens, New York brewery. Tell Shaky and Boxcar Joe is a double dry-hopped Imperial IPA […]

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