Videos

 Rich Howells

MUSIC VIDEO: Wilkes-Barre’s Rosary Guild tells cinematic sci-fi story in ‘Crocodiles’

It seems The Menzingers aren’t the only band from Northeastern Pennsylvania to release an epic music video last week. Wilkes-Barre alternative rock trio Rosary Guild has been working with locally developed music social media app Tunefly on some videos recently, including this submission to NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest: Tunefly co-creator/CEO Sam O’Connell directed a feature-length […]

 Rich Howells

FUNNY VIDEO: Scranton-born comedian Ron Babcock creates debut album in cooking show parody

Living and working in Los Angeles, it’s not often that comedian Ron Babcock gets to return home to Scranton to perform. Luckily, you’ll be able to listen to him any time when his debut comedy album is released this Thursday, March 30 through Austin, Texas-based indie label Sure Thing Records. The University of Scranton grad […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Evil Smoosh DIPA by Søle Artisan Ales and Evil Twin Brewing

Beer: Evil Smoosh Brewery: Søle Artisan Ales and Evil Twin Brewing Style: Double IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 7.80% Søle Artisan Ales, who are currently making beer at Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston, collaborated with another wickedly creative gypsy brewer, Evil Twin Brewing, to produce Evil Smoosh, a Double IPA dry-hopped with Denali and Lemondrop and […]

 Rich Howells

MUSIC VIDEO: Scranton’s Menzingers show the ups and downs of relationships ‘After the Party’

Scranton punk band The Menzingers have always had a knack for capturing the raw emotions wrapped up in the struggles of youth, particularly in love or lack thereof, and the new music video they released today for the title track of their latest album, “After the Party,” beautifully brings those feelings to life. Directed by […]

 Rich Howells

MUSIC VIDEO: Scranton’s Tigers Jaw debuts ‘Guardian’ from upcoming album ‘Spin’ ahead of U.S. tour

MUSIC VIDEO: Scranton’s Tigers Jaw debuts ‘Guardian’ from upcoming album ‘Spin’ ahead of U.S. tour

Despite a major lineup shakeup in 2014, losing three of their members, Scranton indie rock band Tigers Jaw has only become more popular since then with the release of “Charmer,” a critically acclaimed hit released through Run for Cover Records. Now the young duo of Ben Walsh and Brianna Collins is ready to debut their […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Grand Blu by Draai Laag Brewing Company

Beer: Grand Blu Brewery: Draai Laag Brewing Company Style: Wild Ale Age: 2017 ABV: 8.10% You may enjoy wine and cheese, but what about beer and cheese flavors together? There’s some blue cheese funk in this wild ale fermented with peaches and aged in French oak casks that comes courtesy of Draai Laag Brewing in […]

 Tunefly Team

Jordan Ramirez braves Winter Storm Stella for one-take music video in deserted Wilkes-Barre

Jordan Ramirez braves Winter Storm Stella for one-take music video in deserted Wilkes-Barre

Cooped up inside because of the storm? Same. Instead of starting the next episode on Netflix, watch the latest music video from Northeastern Pennsylvania-based Going Up? Records. With the typically busy Market Street Bridge as an empty backdrop, Wilkes-Barre musician Jordan Ramirez, accompanied by Kamri Jacobs behind the camera, braved Winter Storm Stella to capture […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Ruby du Rhone Flanders Red Ale by Draai Laag Brewing Company

Beer: Ruby du Rhone Brewery: Draai Laag Brewing Company Style: Flanders Red Ale Age: Multi-year blend of 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2016 ABV: 10.20% While waiting outside in the early morning cold for the release of a different beer by Søle Artisan Ales at Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston, we warmed up with a Ruby […]

 Rich Howells

TRAILER PREMIERE: ‘Tray’ documentary focuses on the people behind NEPA pizza

TRAILER PREMIERE: ‘Tray’ documentary focuses on the people behind NEPA pizza

NEPA Scene was the first media source in Northeastern Pennsylvania to report on “Tray,” the upcoming documentary on the unique pizza that comes from NEPA and how it ties into the area’s residents and their heritage, a little over a year ago. Since then, we’ve stayed in touch with the local filmmakers to provide updates […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: That ‘Sinking’ feeling with rising Scranton alternative rock band University Drive

EXCLUSIVE: That ‘Sinking’ feeling with rising Scranton alternative rock band University Drive

Sometimes, the worst feelings you can experience will lead to the creation of the best songs, as Scranton singer/songwriter Edward Cuozzo can attest. “Sinking,” the new single by his alternative rock band University Drive, came at the tail end of the breakup of his last band, A Social State, with lyrics questioning his passion for […]