Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Behind the Electric City Music Conference with Joe Caviston and Kenneth Norton

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Behind the Electric City Music Conference with Joe Caviston and Kenneth Norton

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the NEPA Scene Podcast presents honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to Northeastern Pennsylvania. The live, multi-camera show streams in high definition on NEPA Scene’s Facebook page on […]

 Rich Howells

The complete updated guide to the 2017 Electric City Music Conference

The complete updated guide to the 2017 Electric City Music Conference

The fourth annual Electric City Music Conference will feature performances by over 150 bands from eight states in 11 venues throughout the Scranton area, the Steamtown Music Awards with many new awards and special performances of its own, and free panel discussions and mentoring sessions for local musicians, professionals, and music fans. It’s a great […]

 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

EXCLUSIVE: 2017 Steamtown Music Award nominees announced, with new categories added

EXCLUSIVE: 2017 Steamtown Music Award nominees announced, with new categories added

Last night, the Electric City Music Conference held an announcement party at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant that revealed all the nominees for the 2017 Steamtown Music Awards, including several new categories added this year. Live music during the party was provided by local rock bands E57 and Blind Choice, who were nominated […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announcement party returns to Thirst T’s in Olyphant on July 16

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announcement party returns to Thirst T’s in Olyphant on July 16

From a press release: The Electric City Music Conference and Steamtown Music Awards will host a free announcement event at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant on Sunday, July 16 at 6 p.m. “Thirst T’s nurtures locals musicians and provides a stage for both established and up-and-coming artists. We think that makes it the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Strength for a Reason to receive Lifetime Achievement at Steamtown Music Awards; 33 ECMC performers announced

EXCLUSIVE: Strength for a Reason to receive Lifetime Achievement at Steamtown Music Awards; 33 ECMC performers announced

From a press release: The Steamtown Music Awards and the Electric City Music Conference have announced that the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Nanticoke hardcore band Strength for a Reason. Over the last 20 years, Strength for a Reason has become a cornerstone of the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene while achieving national […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announces 30 performers playing Sept. 14-16

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announces 30 performers playing Sept. 14-16

From a press release: The Electric City Music Conference and Steamtown Music Awards will return to Scranton Sept. 14-16. The fourth annual event will again feature 100+ bands and take place across 10+ venues. In anticipation of the event, the ECMC has made the first of many announcements of acts that will be playing the […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Wilkes-Barre alternative rock band Alma Mater searches for ‘Cloud Cover’ in debut EP

EXCLUSIVE: Wilkes-Barre alternative rock band Alma Mater searches for ‘Cloud Cover’ in debut EP

Last year, NEPA Scene premiered the debut music video of Alma Mater, and now the alternative rock band has checked back in with us after releasing their first EP, “Cloud Cover,” last week, a personal collection of songs by the Wilkes-Barre trio. “Each song is most generally about personal experiences, so inspiration came from emotions […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Electric City Music Conference returns to Scranton for 4th year Sept. 14-16, first acts announced

Electric City Music Conference returns to Scranton for 4th year Sept. 14-16, first acts announced

From a press release: It was announced today that the fourth annual Electric City Music Conference will return to Scranton this September, taking place Thursday, Sept. 14 through Saturday, Sept. 16. The event will again feature a multi-venue music festival, conferences and panels with music industry professionals, and the Steamtown Music Awards. Applications to play […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference in Scranton, 09/16-17/16

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference in Scranton, 09/16-17/16

With over 150 bands playing across 12 venues, the Electric City Music Conference was a massive event to cover, but we gladly took on the challenge as this year’s media sponsor and the biggest fans of local music you’ll find in Northeastern Pennsylvania. While we couldn’t make it everywhere, we photographed a good sampling of […]

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