Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Grant Williams debuts solo bass project by taking ‘A Single Step’

In the music business, the biggest emphasis always seems to be on singers and guitarists, but Grant Williams is proving that bassists deserve the spotlight as well. The 27-year-old Scranton native has been playing bass for about nine years, most famously in local grunge rock band Graces Downfall, and he started composing his own solo […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: The Sunset Villains say hello again with ‘Goodbye Tonight,’ include making-of video

After a brief hiatus, The Sunset Villains from Drums, Pennsylvania are back with a new music video for “Goodbye Tonight,” which was produced by Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum engineer and producer David Ivory of Flexitone Records. The pop rock band is definitely from Northeastern Pennsylvania, performing in the snow throughout the video directed by Max Grey […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: The Menzingers cover untitled song by Against Me! in acoustic session

It’s an indie/punk marriage made in heaven (and it was even filmed in a church) – The Menzingers and Against Me! come together in this unexpected acoustic cover shot for the awesomely named Space Jam Sessions. Filmed by Ally Newbold in the sanctuary of the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia and edited by Zac Suskevich, […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Skip Monday covers slow, stripped down ‘House of the Rising Sun’

Scranton indie pop duo Skip Monday just launched their new YouTube channel with a fresh and unexpected take on the traditional folk song “The House of the Rising Sun,” made popular in 1964 by The Animals. Filmed by Imattie Films at Mountain Sky in Jermyn, they were joined on bass by Frankie Polumbo, a.k.a. Your […]

 Rich Howells

MUSIC VIDEO: Breaking Benjamin’s lyric video for ‘Failure’ digs 6 feet deep

Breaking Benjamin premiered “Failure,” their first new single since reforming, back in March, and now the Wilkes-Barre rockers have released a lyric video for the song featuring some grim imagery of graves and what lies beneath them, though the overall message is certainly positive. Those who pre-order the new album, “Dark Before Dawn,” on iTunes […]

 Rich Howells

MUSIC VIDEO: ‘Oceans’ by Down to Six shows a Wilkes-Barre of a different color

Wilkes-Barre alt rock band Down to Six just released their official music video for “Oceans,” the first single from their latest album, “Atlantic,” that debuted on NEPA Scene late last year. Created by Garrett Konecke, the video features their hometown prominently throughout, saturated in a deep blue/purple color, and the band is playing on stage […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Californians attempt to pronounce Pennsylvania town names

Last year, Movoto, a real estate company from California, produced a funny video of West Coast residents taste-testing Pennsylvania foods for the first time. Now they’re back, asking six people to pronounce our cities, counties, townships, boroughs, etc. They get most of them… eventually. Northeastern Pennsylvania’s own Schuylkill County gets a shout-out, and to be […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Watch The Bog in Scranton in animated LEGO form, then celebrate 9 years of Panked

Every last Thursday of the month, Conor McGuigan and Brian Langan host the amazing Panked dance party at The Bog in Scranton, yet for nine years, they’ve managed to make every event fun and unique with various crazy themes and great music. To celebrate their ninth birthday, they’ve enlisted Brooklyn electropop duo Hank & Cupcakes […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO PREMIERE: ‘NEPA Scene: Behind the Scenes’ offers closer look into the website and its impact

NEPA Scene launched to the public in September of 2014 and has since grown into the area’s leading independent arts and entertainment website, winning awards and gaining a loyal following earned through perseverance and positive word of mouth. Founder and editor Rich Howells started the site on his own after he was laid off from […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Local hard rockers Totally Lost Cause reunite for the first time in 18 years

A popular trend in modern music is to delve back into past decades for inspiration, to revive sounds that may be nostalgic for many listeners out there. Sometimes, however, this should be left to the professionals – those who paved the way in the first place. On Friday, April 24, Northeastern Pennsylvania hard rock band […]

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