Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Glitterer, Down to Six, Toothless, Winola, Nick Coyle, Joe Craig, and more

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Glitterer, Down to Six, Toothless, Winola, Nick Coyle, Joe Craig, and more

Lots of interesting new acts and side projects pepper this week’s roundup, along with music videos, album releases, and hours of eclectic songs to stream. Put down whatever you’re doing and start now! ♫ Ned Russin, the frontman of Kingston punk/shoegaze band Title Fight, has stretched his creative muscles with a very different solo project […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Break the Barrier indie wrestling festival in Old Forge and Powerbomb.TV

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Break the Barrier indie wrestling festival in Old Forge and Powerbomb.TV

The NEPA Scene Podcast is back in a new location with new co-hosts and a fresh format, conducting the same honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about Northeastern Pennsylvania that the show has become known for, covering local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to the area. Recorded and produced every week by Internet […]

 Rich Howells

Break the Barrier indie wrestling festival smashes into GSW Arena in Old Forge on June 11

Break the Barrier indie wrestling festival smashes into GSW Arena in Old Forge on June 11

“WWE SmackDown Live” sold out the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township last year (with “WWE Monday Night Raw” coming back this June), and smaller promotions like Big Time Wrestling have stopped in the area over the years (like those classic CYC matches), so it’s safe to say that wrestling is as […]

 Rich Howells

TRAILER PREMIERE: ‘Tray’ documentary focuses on the people behind NEPA pizza

TRAILER PREMIERE: ‘Tray’ documentary focuses on the people behind NEPA pizza

NEPA Scene was the first media source in Northeastern Pennsylvania to report on “Tray,” the upcoming documentary on the unique pizza that comes from NEPA and how it ties into the area’s residents and their heritage, a little over a year ago. Since then, we’ve stayed in touch with the local filmmakers to provide updates […]

 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 […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton named pizza capital of the country due to high density of pizza restaurants

Scranton named pizza capital of the country due to high density of pizza restaurants

Old Forge may claim to be the “Pizza Capital of the World,” but according to one study, Scranton is not only the pizza capital of the state, but the entire country due to the sheer number of pizza restaurants in the area. Real estate website FindTheHome found that the Electric City, which has a population […]

 Rich Howells

Sergio Marzitelli finds new direction – and swift success – in stand-up comedy

Sergio Marzitelli finds new direction – and swift success – in stand-up comedy

Old Forge comedian opening for Gilbert Gottfried on Friday, March 6

ust one year ago, Sergio Marzitelli was coaching basketball. Now he appears on stages across the tri-state area performing stand-up comedy. There’s a joke in there somewhere, but they’re actually not as unrelated as one might think. “Basketball and comedy involve a lot of the same things, like traveling, going out to New Jersey, going […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Bryan Brophy reissues acoustic album ‘Songs for a Lonely Night’ as An Autumn Sunrise

Bryan Brophy reissues acoustic album ‘Songs for a Lonely Night’ as An Autumn Sunrise

From a press release: Scranton native and NEPA musician Bryan Brophy is reissuing his acoustic album, “Songs for a Lonely Night,” under the project name “An Autumn Sunrise” on Tuesday, Jan. 20. Brophy is currently taking pre-orders for the album on An Autumn Sunrise’s Bandcamp page. The album was tracked in 2009 and originally released […]

 Mark Uricheck

Wilkes-Barre’s Down to Six take the plunge with debut album ‘Atlantic’

Wilkes-Barre’s Down to Six take the plunge with debut album ‘Atlantic’

New lineup set to release record on Dec. 27 at The Other Side

Mixing the atmospheric, sonic vitality of Taking Back Sunday and The Used, with a light-touch, straight-outta-1995 Matthew Sweet sentimentality and proto-punk inner child, Wilkes-Barre’s Down to Six kick out their jams with dynamics out the wazoo and more hooks than a professional angler’s convention. In short, this is a band never lacking in excitement or […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Last of Nine – ‘Remnants of Misery’

NEPA’s “symphonic nu metal band with a twist,” Last of Nine, has a new music video for “Remnants of Misery,” a song they released earlier this year, that tells the story of a jilted lover moving on with her life. The video, directed by Larry Rosen of Rosenguez Productions, was shot at J & R […]