Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Schedule of free Electric City Music Conference panels at AfA Gallery in Scranton on Sept. 16

EXCLUSIVE: Schedule of free Electric City Music Conference panels at AfA Gallery in Scranton on Sept. 16

The large lineup of music for the fourth annual Electric City Music Conference and Steamtown Music Awards on Sept. 14-16 has been announced, featuring over 150 bands across 11 venues, and today, the free conference portion in downtown Scranton and its participating panelists have been revealed. After a free breakfast, the informative panels on Saturday, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Zine Fest gathers artists, writers, and DJs at AfA Gallery in Scranton June 2-3

Scranton Zine Fest gathers artists, writers, and DJs at AfA Gallery in Scranton June 2-3

From a press release: The Scranton Zine Fest is an underground arts and literature festival and celebration of groundbreaking visual artists and writers. It is a gathering of zine makers, zine distros, artistic press publications, and letterpress artists, complete with live poetry readings and music performances under one roof for the public to enjoy – […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Leadership Lackawanna will help AfA Gallery rebrand, among other Scranton projects in 2016-17

Leadership Lackawanna will help AfA Gallery rebrand, among other Scranton projects in 2016-17

From a press release: The Leadership Lackawanna Core Program Class of 2016-2017 will complete three service projects in Scranton this year. As part of the 10-month curriculum, participants collaborate with local nonprofit organizations to complete various projects. In doing so, it helps enhance participant leadership skills and fosters teamwork. These projects impact the community, address […]

 Rich Howells

Stream or download the 2016 Electric City Music Conference panel discussions as free podcasts

Stream or download the 2016 Electric City Music Conference panel discussions as free podcasts

The third annual Electric City Music Conference packed so much music into one weekend – over 150 bands across 12 venues along with the Steamtown Music Awards from Thursday, Sept. 15 through Saturday, Sept. 17 – that you may have partied a little too hard to make it to the fun and educational panel discussions […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Darkly funny Scranton Fringe hit ‘The Eulogy’ returns to festival Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Darkly funny Scranton Fringe hit ‘The Eulogy’ returns to festival Sept. 30-Oct. 2

From a press release: Playwright and performer Michael Burgos will return to the Scranton Fringe Festival with his internationally-acclaimed and award-winning solo show “The Eulogy” at the AfA Gallery (514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton) on Friday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 1 at 4 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. “The Eulogy” […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: University Drive debut show with Black Hole Heart, Purcell, and Karate Camp in Scranton, 08/20/16

PHOTOS: University Drive debut show with Black Hole Heart, Purcell, and Karate Camp in Scranton, 08/20/16

Back in June, NEPA Scene premiered the very first song, “Only in the Way,” from University Drive, the brand new project from Scranton singer/songwriter Edward Cuozzo, so of course we had to catch the band’s anticipated debut show at the AfA Gallery in downtown Scranton, particularly with such a solid lineup of alternative, indie, and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Fringe‬ will host monthly all-ages concerts at the AfA Gallery starting March 5

Scranton Fringe‬ will host monthly all-ages concerts at the AfA Gallery starting March 5

From a press release: The Scranton Fringe Festival may only be held once a year, but its organizers have much more planned throughout 2016. Less than two weeks after announcing its second year, the festival has announced a recurring all-ages music series in partnership with the AfA Gallery in downtown Scranton. Starting in March, the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Learn to ‘truly live’ with artist Hudson Rush in ‘Resurrection’ at the Scranton Fringe Fest Oct. 3-4

Learn to ‘truly live’ with artist Hudson Rush in ‘Resurrection’ at the Scranton Fringe Fest Oct. 3-4

From a press release: Pittsburgh artist Hudson Rush joins the inaugural Scranton Fringe Festival on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 3:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. for “Resurrection,” an interactive art performance from Hudson Rush Worx. Hudson Rush Worx combines mixed media pieces and productions revolving around the concepts of loss and loneliness […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton indie pop rockers Esta Coda take listeners ‘Miles Away’ with new EP

Scranton indie pop rockers Esta Coda take listeners ‘Miles Away’ with new EP

The band's sophomore album released today, with shows to follow

ince the release of “Kindness,” their debut EP, this time last year, Esta Coda has been overwhelmed by that very sentiment – from fans, critics, and fellow musicians alike in the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene. It’s easy to see why. Since forming in Scranton in late 2012 as their former bands – Fake Estate, Livingston, […]