Rich Howells

Wilkes-Barre’s Curse of Sorrow singer loses home in fire, NEPA music scene bands together in support

Wilkes-Barre’s Curse of Sorrow singer loses home in fire, NEPA music scene bands together in support

Two families lost everything in a fire that destroyed their apartment building in Ashley in Luzerne County early Sunday morning. Unfortunately, one of them was the family of Nick Brandolino, better known to local music fans as Nick Necro, vocalist of Wilkes-Barre “grave rock” band The Curse of Sorrow. Six different fire departments fought the […]

 Rich Howells

Keystone Rampworks starts crowdfunding campaign for new Wilkes-Barre skate park and entertainment venue

Keystone Rampworks starts crowdfunding campaign for new Wilkes-Barre skate park and entertainment venue

For years, Wilkes-Barre residents Mikki St.Pierre and Jeffery Mushell have heard locals complain that “the scene sucks” and “there’s no place for kids to go,” so instead of joining the cranky chorus, they’re doing something about it. By August of this year, they’re planning to open Keystone Rampworks, LLC, a “sports and recreation complex for […]

 Rich Howells

Blue Chip Farm raises over $4,000 for Bane, a paralyzed bulldog hoping to walk again

Blue Chip Farm raises over $4,000 for Bane, a paralyzed bulldog hoping to walk again

A few months ago, NEPA Scene featured Bane, a cute little French bulldog, in our weekly Shelter Sunday post highlighting adoptable pets. He’s like many of the dogs at Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge in Dallas – sweet, lovable, affectionate, playful – except for one noticeable difference – he has lost the use of his […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Ever wanted to rappel down a building in Scranton? Go Over the Edge for charity on June 11

Ever wanted to rappel down a building in Scranton? Go Over the Edge for charity on June 11

From a press release: NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania, which provides services that promote affordable housing and home ownership throughout NEPA, is looking for 92 volunteers to take fundraising to bold new heights this summer, specifically 146 feet to nearly the tip-top of the 165-foot Bank Towers building in downtown Scranton. Will you be one of them? […]

 Bill Thomas

NEPA ‘black sheep’ musicians hit Indiegogo to fund psychedelic pop project Kali Ra

NEPA ‘black sheep’ musicians hit Indiegogo to fund psychedelic pop project Kali Ra

“We’re kind of black sheep.” Jami Kali doesn’t sugarcoat her thoughts on how she and Ray Novitski fit into Northeastern Pennsylvania’s music scene. She is vocalist for the dreamy folk pop duo Mock Sun and has also released a solo album of trippy trance music under the name Kali Ma and the Garland of Arms. […]