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 Rich Howells

Title Fight signs to new label, starts recording new record

Title Fight signs to new label, starts recording new record

Anti- Records, a sister label of Epitaph Records, announced today that they have signed Kingston’s Title Fight. The label’s roster includes Tom Waits, The Antlers, Neko Case, Dr. Dog, Glen Hansard, and Wilco, according to a press release. The band was previously signed to SideOneDummy Records. “Our ability to choose our own path regardless of […]

 Rich Howells

STREAMING: A Social State release new single ‘Aging Egomaniac’

STREAMING: A Social State release new single ‘Aging Egomaniac’

Scranton indie rockers A Social State released the first single from their upcoming second full-length album today, the sorrowful yet catchy “Aging Egomaniac.” The song is streaming now on YouTube (embedded below) and can be purchased on the group’s Bandcamp, where the lyrics have also been posted: The new record, “How To Get To Heaven,” […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Motionless In White introduce The Misfits at AP Music Awards

Introduced as “Scranton, Pennsylvania’s own Motionless In White,” frontman Chris Motionless and bassist Devin “Ghost” Sola represented the Electric City at the inaugural Gibson Brands Alternative Press Music Awards last night, held at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. They announced a live performance of the current incarnation of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Progressive rockers Umphrey’s McGee to play F.M. Kirby Center

Progressive rockers Umphrey’s McGee to play F.M. Kirby Center

From a press release: It was announced today that Umphrey’s McGee will take the stage at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre) on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. After 16 years of performing over 100 concerts annually, releasing seven studio albums and selling more than 3.3 million tracks […]

 Rich Howells

STREAMING: Langor uploads two unreleased demo songs

STREAMING: Langor uploads two unreleased demo songs

It’s been a long time since we’ve heard from Langor, but that’s understandable – Brian Langan has been so busy playing bass in Needle Points and guitar/bass in Sweatheart in Philadelphia while DJing the Panked! dance parties back in his hometown of Scranton that he probably hasn’t had time to record anything new under his […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Nick Coyle ‘Makes Waves’ with his ‘one-man band’

Nick Coyle ‘Makes Waves’ with his ‘one-man band’

Former Lifer, Drama Club, and Stardog Champion frontman Nick Coyle is ditching the bands for a new solo album to be released on July 22. Coyle is performing in what he has dubbed the “modern-day version of the one-man band,” playing guitars, synthesizers, and singing over drum and bass grooves to create a sound unlike […]

 Rich Howells

Zappa on Zappa – Dweezil Zappa plays the music of his father Frank in Wilkes-Barre on July 11

Zappa on Zappa – Dweezil Zappa plays the music of his father Frank in Wilkes-Barre on July 11

The name “Zappa” is instantly recognizable to older music fans, but Dweezil Zappa, son of the late, great Frank Zappa, found that many younger listeners were growing up not knowing who his father was or what his groundbreaking art did for music, so Zappa Plays Zappa was born. Eight years later, Dweezil (along with his […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: ‘Blacklisted’ Culture Shock headliner Aayu finds new life in name, rap music in Scranton

ARCHIVES: ‘Blacklisted’ Culture Shock headliner Aayu finds new life in name, rap music in Scranton

Aayu, the indie rapper from Bucks County who relocated to Northeast Pennsylvania a few years ago, admits his name is “a pain the ass” because of its unusual pronunciation, but unlike many hip-hop artists, it’s no gimmick. “It’s a common boy and girl’s name in India, but it’s an old, old name that translates from […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: Cafe Metro documentary captures final meaningful moments of Wilkes-Barre all-ages venue

ARCHIVES: Cafe Metro documentary captures final meaningful moments of Wilkes-Barre all-ages venue

Last September, the local music scene suffered a major loss when underground music venue Cafe Metropolis in downtown Wilkes-Barre closed its doors after 14 years. To lesson the blow, Stephanie Ogozaly has created a memento in documentary form called “The Metro,” set to premiere Saturday, January 15 at 8 p.m. at The Vintage Theater in […]

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