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 Rich Howells

VIDEO: After 10 episodes, Plains tattoo artist Derek Zielinski eliminated in ‘Ink Master’ competition

VIDEO: After 10 episodes, Plains tattoo artist Derek Zielinski eliminated in ‘Ink Master’ competition

After surviving nine episodes of grueling competition, with new competitors entering the fray each week, local tattoo artist Derek Zielinski of Plains and his friend Thom Bulman, who he works with at Classic Trilogy Tattoos, were eliminated in the 10th episode of Season 9 of “Ink Master.” Premiering on June 6, the new “Shop Wars” […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Vulgar Display of Flower Double IPA by Equilibrium Brewery

Beer: Vulgar Display of Flower Brewery: Equilibrium Brewery Style: Double IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 8.00% There’s a lot of IPAs and Double IPAs in this popular hazy, New England style out there, but not all of them make Pantera references. If you’ve got a “Mouth for War,” let’s “Rise” and take a “Walk” to Equilibrium […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Coal Minor Canary, Send Request, King Kong Kancun, Half Dollar, and more

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Coal Minor Canary, Send Request, King Kong Kancun, Half Dollar, and more

This week in the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene, there’s some new projects, hip-hop, music videos, Warped Tour shenanigans, a BBQ dance party, and an awards ceremony with some new collaborations. ♫ Coal Minor Canary, a new project from Wilkes-Barre singer/songwriter David Hage that features “fingerstyle guitar, alternate tunings, percussive techniques, layered effects, and looping,” is […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Pushing the envelope with radio personality and DJ Freddie Fabbri

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Pushing the envelope with radio personality and DJ Freddie Fabbri

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the NEPA Scene Podcast presents honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to Northeastern Pennsylvania. The live, multi-camera show streams in high definition on NEPA Scene’s Facebook page on […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Galaxy Jam IPA by Dancing Gnome Brewery

Beer: Galaxy Jam Brewery: Dancing Gnome Brewery Style: IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 6.80% Dancing Gnome Brewery in Pittsburgh has a semi-year round India Pale Ale called Jam that’s brewed with rye and intensely hopped with Vic Secret. As the name implies, Galaxy Jam in hopped with Galaxy instead, promising “intense tropical fruit and earthy dank […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Jane Train, Nick Coyle, Stay Loud, Kohner Rice, Dour, American Buffalo Ghost, and more

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Jane Train, Nick Coyle, Stay Loud, Kohner Rice, Dour, American Buffalo Ghost, and more

Every day, so much great original music is being created and performed in Northeastern Pennsylvania, but the average resident may not know it or be able to keep up with it all. NEPA Scene would need 10 times the resources we have now to cover everything thoroughly, so rather than gloss over the hard work […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Jam band-inspired artist and illustrator Patrick Kwiatkowski of Jeweled Moon

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Jam band-inspired artist and illustrator Patrick Kwiatkowski of Jeweled Moon

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the NEPA Scene Podcast presents honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to Northeastern Pennsylvania. The live, multi-camera show streams in high definition on NEPA Scene’s Facebook page on […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Spill the Tea IPL by Jack’s Abby Brewing and Finback Brewery

Beer: Spill the Tea Brewery: Jack’s Abby Brewing and Finback Brewery Style: India Pale Lager Age: 2017 ABV: 5.40% IBU: 50 Whether you enjoy a glass of green tea or an ice cold beer on a hot summer day, Jack’s Abby Brewing in Framingham, Massachusetts and Finback Brewery in Queens, New York have you covered […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Interviews with GWAR, Anti-Flag, Valient Thorr, Big D, and Silverstein at Warped Tour in Scranton

EXCLUSIVE: Interviews with GWAR, Anti-Flag, Valient Thorr, Big D, and Silverstein at Warped Tour in Scranton

On Monday, July 10, NEPA Scene conducted interviews at the 2017 Vans Warped Tour at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton that streamed live on our Facebook page all day while photographer Keith Perks shot some amazing photos. For those who missed our conversations, all five interviews with popular national touring acts are presented […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Vans Warped Tour at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 07/10/17

PHOTOS: Vans Warped Tour at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 07/10/17

In 23 years, the annual Vans Warped Tour has stopped in Scranton many times, but 2017 offered a surprising lineup that drew fans of all ages to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain on Monday, July 10. With over 60 bands like GWAR, Hatebreed, CKY, Anti-Flag, Sick of It All, Valient Thorr, The Ataris, Big D […]