Rich Howells

VIDEO: Highlights from Loyalty Barber Shop Motorcycle Run capture fun and brotherhood

Looking back on a fun and memorable summer day can be difficult to summarize, but Scranton filmmaker Jamie Sutor of Parents’ Basement Films did an excellent job with a highlight reel of Loyalty Barber Shop and Shave Parlor of Scranton‘s first annual Motorcycle Run. Held on Sunday, Aug. 9, over 200 riders met at the […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Musician Jeremy Romani, a.k.a. Fiddy Shades, surprises girlfriend during set with proposal

As Fiddy Shades, the Wilkes-Barre acoustic singer/songwriter behind songs like “Pretty Good. Kinda Hood.,” Jeremy Romani has been known to pull a few surprises on stage, including shooting audiences with a Nerf gun, but this tops anything he’s done before. As he finished up his set at the Summer Spotlight show at the F.M. Kirby […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Kick back and enjoy ‘Ragweed Summer’ by Tony Halchak

July is here, so it’s time to lie out in the sun, drink an ice-cold beverage, and relax with some good old-fashioned Americana music. There’s a lot of talk now about summer anthems, but “Ragweed Summer” by singer/songwriter Tony Halchak, exclusively premiering here on NEPA Scene, actually captures the feel of a warm summer day, […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEOS: Roy Williams and the Human Hands perform studio sessions at Windmill Agency in Lake Ariel

Known locally for bands like And The Moneynotes, The Minor White, and most recently Heavy Blonde, Scranton musician Roy Williams has been living in New York City playing in various groups and just released his solo album of original compositions, “Throwing Punches,” in February. Another project of his, Roy Williams and the Human Hands, also […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent Finals Showcase promo features the 12 acts and reveals the judges

The three-month journey that started on March 24 ends tomorrow night – the finale of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, our weekly open mic and talent competition at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, will be held on Tuesday, June 23 at 7 p.m., and Mark Dennebaum, president and owner of TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton, […]

 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 […]

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