Videos

 Rich Howells

MUSIC VIDEO: Wilkes-Barre’s Breaking Benjamin uncovers murder in ‘Red Cold River’

Wilkes-Barre rock band Breaking Benjamin showed their heavier side when they released their new single, “Red Cold River,” two weeks ago, and its accompanying music video they put out today is just as heavy emotionally. The video tells the story of a man searching for his lost daughter, so when he hits rock bottom, he […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference releases 2017 aftermovie, announces 2018 dates

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference releases 2017 aftermovie, announces 2018 dates

Today, the Electric City Music Conference is announcing the dates for its fifth annual event and premiering the 2017 aftermovie exclusively through NEPA Scene, a longtime media sponsor of the ECMC. Last year’s conference featured performances by over 150 bands from eight states in 11 venues throughout the Scranton area, the Steamtown Music Awards ceremony […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Telling the real ‘Polka King’ story with documentary filmmaker John Mikulak

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Telling the real ‘Polka King’ story with documentary filmmaker John Mikulak

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the award-winning 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 […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEOS: NEPA musicians perform with ‘Polka King’ Jack Black on ‘Colbert’ and ‘Today’ show

VIDEOS: NEPA musicians perform with ‘Polka King’ Jack Black on ‘Colbert’ and ‘Today’ show

While the NEPA Scene Podcast recorded a show with John Mikulak, whose local documentary inspired the new Netflix movie “The Polka King,” several Northeastern Pennsylvania musicians were in New York City yesterday performing polka music with its star, Jack Black, on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” which aired later that night on CBS. Black […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Holiday Special (spoiler discussion)

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Holiday Special (spoiler discussion)

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the award-winning 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 […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Cloudy with a Chance of Charcuterie IPA by Free Will Brewing Company

Beer: Cloudy with a Chance of Charcuterie Brewery: Free Will Brewing Company Style: IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 7.00% Free Will Brewing in Perkasie, Pennsylvania is known for their sour beers, but this week, we’re going to try their New England-style IPA, Cloudy with a Chance of Charcuterie. Despite the name, this does not have any […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Destination West Duo at The V-Spot in Scranton, 12/12/17

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Destination West Duo at The V-Spot in Scranton, 12/12/17

A week before the NEPA Scene Rising Talent Finals Showcase at The V-Spot in Scranton, vocalist/guitarist Mike Baresse and bassist Bob Hallock of Scranton hard rock band Destination West took the stage as a duo for a night of covers and an original song or two on Tuesday, Dec. 12. With both musicians also playing […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Scranton’s Tigers Jaw explores abandoned Poconos honeymoon resort for music video

From the Scranton Lace Company to the Huber Breaker to Concrete City, Pennsylvania has its fair share of abandoned places that are run-down yet still beautiful in a way, symbolic of fading industries and times gone by. Just days after their annual NEPA Holiday Show appearance, Scranton indie rock band Tigers Jaw uploaded a behind-the-scenes […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Touring guitarist Justin Mazer on cross-country music and travel

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Touring guitarist Justin Mazer on cross-country music and travel

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the award-winning 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 […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Wilkes-Barre crime drama ‘The Barre’ debuts as weekly web series starting Dec. 25

VIDEO: Wilkes-Barre crime drama ‘The Barre’ debuts as weekly web series starting Dec. 25

For two years, there has been a lot of local buzz, media coverage, and some controversy surrounding “The Barre,” a crime drama series set and produced in Wilkes-Barre. After a full trailer was released last year and the first episode screened at a live event at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains in August, […]