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 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Gentlemen East, Arts on the Square, 07/26/14

PHOTOS: Gentlemen East, Arts on the Square, 07/26/14

Gentleman East, comprised of former members of The Badlees and Breaking Benjamin, played the Highway 81 Revisited Stage at Arts on the Square in downtown Scranton on July 26, and we were there to grab some pictures of the recently formed group.

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Heavy Blonde, Arts on the Square, 07/26/14

PHOTOS: Heavy Blonde, Arts on the Square, 07/26/14

Scranton’s Heavy Blonde rocked the Highway 81 Revisited Stage at Arts on the Square in downtown Scranton on July 26. We were there to grab some pictures and film the last song of their set, “Johnny’s Got His Fangs.” Look out for a new album from the band within the next few months.

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Indigo Moon Brass Band, Arts on the Square, 07/26/14

PHOTOS: Indigo Moon Brass Band, Arts on the Square, 07/26/14

Wilkes-Barre’s Indigo Moon Brass Band brought their New Orleans sound to the Highway 81 Revisited Stage at Arts on the Square in downtown Scranton on July 26. We were there to grab some pictures and film the last song of their set, “When the Saints Go Marching In.”

 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 […]