Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Lineup announced for benefit remembering drummer Tommy Wynder on Aug. 12

EXCLUSIVE: Lineup announced for benefit remembering drummer Tommy Wynder on Aug. 12

While the world was mourning the death of legendary Pantera drummer and co-founder Vinnie Paul on Friday, June 22, Northeastern Pennsylvania was also reeling from the loss of Tommy Wynder, a beloved and respected drummer in his own right, that same night. Born in Pittston, the Exeter musician who graduated from Pittston Area High School […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

3rd annual Middleswarth Chip Eating Contest returns to Sabatini’s in Exeter on Nov. 25

3rd annual Middleswarth Chip Eating Contest returns to Sabatini’s in Exeter on Nov. 25

From a press release: Do you think you can eat more Middleswarth potato chips than anyone you know? Have you ever finished a Weekender bag in a day and wondered how you could put that talent to work? Now is your time to shine! Wilkes-Barre food distributor Northeast Snacks has announced the third annual Middleswarth […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

2nd annual Middleswarth Chip Eating Contest will be held at Sabatini’s in Exeter on Nov. 26

2nd annual Middleswarth Chip Eating Contest will be held at Sabatini’s in Exeter on Nov. 26

From a press release: Do you think you can eat more Middleswarth potato chips than anyone you know? Can you defeat last year’s champ to become the King or Queen of Chips? Wilkes-Barre food distributor Northeast Snacks has announced the second annual Middleswarth Potato Chip Eating Contest, which will be held this year at Sabatini’s […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Artista Zynergia: Oudilis by OEC Brewing at Sabatini’s in Exeter

Beer: Artista Zynergia: Oudilis Brewery: OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores) Style: Wild Ale Age: 2015 ABV: 5.20% This week, we’re on location at Sabatini’s Bottleshop & Bar in Exeter to try some multi-level, multi-national, tart, unique, blended kookiness courtesy of OEC Brewing in the form of Oudilis from their Artista Zynergia project! Massive Beer Reviews […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Ska/punk/reggae band Bumpin’ Uglies play Susquehanna Tavern in Exeter on April 9

Ska/punk/reggae band Bumpin’ Uglies play Susquehanna Tavern in Exeter on April 9

From a press release: Fans of Sublime, 311, G. Love & Special Sauce, and Bob Marley will want to get up and dance to East Coast ska/punk/reggae trio Bumpin’ Uglies when they perform at The Susquehanna Tavern in Exeter on Saturday, April 9 at 9 p.m. Local musicians Robb Brown of Wilkes-Barre reggae group the […]

 Rich Howells

7 NEPA pizzerias featured in new book about the world’s best pizza

7 NEPA pizzerias featured in new book about the world’s best pizza

Anyone from Northeastern Pennsylvania can tell you that the pizza made here is special. From Old Forge claiming to be the “Pizza Capital of the World” to a recent study declaring Scranton the pizza capital of the country due to its high density of pizzerias to an upcoming documentary about local pizza called “Tray,” the […]

 Jamie Nelson and Jim Loomis

VIDEOS: ‘Mario Kart 8’ live NEPA Gaming Challenge at Susquehanna Tavern in Exeter

VIDEOS: ‘Mario Kart 8’ live NEPA Gaming Challenge at Susquehanna Tavern in Exeter

After nine full episodes of the NEPA Gaming Challenge, Jamie Nelson, proprietor of 1Up Games in Forty Fort, and Jim Loomis, founder of Go Left! Records in Edwardsville, challenged the public to a game of “Mario Kart 8” on the Wii U in their first-ever live event on Friday, Feb. 19 at The Susquehanna Tavern […]

 Jamie Nelson and Jim Loomis

VIDEOS: Watch gamers race in ‘Mario Kart’ for prizes in the first-ever live NEPA Gaming Challenge

VIDEOS: Watch gamers race in ‘Mario Kart’ for prizes in the first-ever live NEPA Gaming Challenge

After nine full episodes of the NEPA Gaming Challenge, Jamie Nelson, proprietor of 1Up Games in Forty Fort, and Jim Loomis, founder of Go Left! Records in Edwardsville, challenged the public to a game of “Mario Kart 8” on the Wii U in their first-ever live event on Friday, Feb. 19 at The Susquehanna Tavern […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Flyermile and Tired Army at Susquehanna Tavern in Exeter, 02/12/16

PHOTOS: Flyermile and Tired Army at Susquehanna Tavern in Exeter, 02/12/16

A huge soundscape filled the small space of The Susquehanna Tavern in Exeter on Friday, Feb. 12, artfully crafted by Philadelphia trio Flyermile and local post-rock group Tired Army. Organized by Shows by Sam, the free concert began with an acoustic set by Hughestown singer/songwriter Your Pal Frank (not pictured) before Tired Army played their […]

 Jamie Nelson and Jim Loomis

Beat the NEPA Gaming Challenge guys at ‘Mario Kart 8’ and win prizes this Friday, Feb. 19

Beat the NEPA Gaming Challenge guys at ‘Mario Kart 8’ and win prizes this Friday, Feb. 19

For nine full episodes, Jamie Nelson, proprietor of 1Up Games in Forty Fort, and Jim Loomis, founder of Go Left! Records in Edwardsville, have been entertaining NEPA Scene readers with the NEPA Gaming Challenge, putting their skills and egos on the line every week as they challenge each other in various video games across different […]