Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton’s A Fire With Friends ready new album while ‘Cat Sitting, LA’

A Fire With Friends is almost 10 years old, which is not only a milestone for most local bands, but a particularly special one for a group that has had up to seven members at one time. Since releasing the four-song EP “It’s Nice to See You Again” in 2015, the follow-up to 2014’s “Ghost […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Watch and download 2 acoustic songs by Wilkes-Barre rock band Vine Street

EXCLUSIVE: Watch and download 2 acoustic songs by Wilkes-Barre rock band Vine Street

Last week during the live recording of Episode 17 of the NEPA Scene Podcast at Coal Creative’s production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, local rock band Vine Street opened and closed the show with stripped down acoustic versions of two of their original songs – “Mad Mad Woman” and “XOXO.” They can be watched on YouTube […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Live drumming demonstration by Olyphant drummer and teacher Chris Langan

EXCLUSIVE: Live drumming demonstration by Olyphant drummer and teacher Chris Langan

To open Episode 16 of the NEPA Scene Podcast, Olyphant drummer Chris Langan offered to show off his skills a bit with an improvised drumming demonstration to set up our conversation about his work. Langan is the drummer for LondonForce, Dani-elle, Grant Williams, Tribes, and other local bands as well as a drum teacher and […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Watch and download 2 acoustic songs by JP Biondo of NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet

EXCLUSIVE: Watch and download 2 acoustic songs by JP Biondo of NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet

Last week during the live recording of Episode 8 of the newly relaunched NEPA Scene Podcast at Coal Creative’s production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, singer, songwriter, and mandolinist JP Biondo, who is both a solo artist and a member of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jamgrass band Cabinet, opened and closed the show with stripped down acoustic versions of […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Watch and download 2 new acoustic songs by Ed Cuozzo of Scranton’s University Drive

EXCLUSIVE: Watch and download 2 new acoustic songs by Ed Cuozzo of Scranton’s University Drive

Last week during the live recording of Episode 2 of the newly relaunched NEPA Scene Podcast at Coal Creative’s production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, Scranton singer, songwriter, and guitarist Edward Cuozzo opened and closed the show with stripped down acoustic versions of two songs from “On/Off: Reset,” the debut album by his new alternative rock […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA jam-grass band Cabinet releases live set from Peach Fest in Scranton as free download

NEPA jam-grass band Cabinet releases live set from Peach Fest in Scranton as free download

As the local jam-grass band continues their 10-year anniversary tour, packing venues and selling out dates all over the country, Cabinet has officially released a live recording of their set at the Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain on Aug. 13 as a free or pay-what-you-want download. Released on Friday, Oct. 14, […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Stream/download new acoustic EP by Scranton singer/songwriter Edward Cuozzo

EXCLUSIVE: Stream/download new acoustic EP by Scranton singer/songwriter Edward Cuozzo

Scranton singer/songwriter Edward Cuozzo works quickly, though you wouldn’t know it by the quality of his work. Over the course of 11 days, from Jan. 12-22, he completed “The Silvia EP,” a six-track acoustic album he recorded at home while working on his full-length record at JL Studios in Olyphant, and now NEPA Scene has […]

 Rich Howells

DOWNLOAD: Scranton singer/songwriter Edward Cuozzo debuts solo track ‘Run Down Motels’

DOWNLOAD: Scranton singer/songwriter Edward Cuozzo debuts solo track ‘Run Down Motels’

Since the breakup of his respected indie rock band A Social State last year, frontman Edward Cuozzo has been hard at work on his own solo material. On Thursday, Jan. 14, he released “Run Down Motels,” the first song from an upcoming acoustic EP he is putting out as he completes his full-length album at […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton’s Old Charades release honest new single ‘When Countless Days Get Numbered’ for free

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton’s Old Charades release honest new single ‘When Countless Days Get Numbered’ for free

Scranton indie rock band Old Charades plan to release their debut full-length album “End Together/Start Together” by the end of 2015 or early next year, but they’re giving NEPA Scene readers an exclusive early listen to the truthful and personal first single, “When Countless Days Get Numbered.” “This song is kind of like a combination […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Stream/download the emotional ‘Heal Me’ by Katie Evans for free

SONG PREMIERE: Stream/download the emotional ‘Heal Me’ by Katie Evans for free

Peckville singer/songwriter Katie Evans has been playing music since she was 13 years old, but the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene has really gotten to know her better over the past year at frequent shows across the area and as a finalist in NEPA Scene’s Got Talent. With her first demo set for release on Thursday, […]