Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announces new venues and 50 more acts in Scranton

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announces new venues and 50 more acts in Scranton

After announcing its initial 65 performers via NEPA Scene last month, the Electric City Music Conference has announced 50 more live acts and the participating venues for the fifth annual event in Scranton and surrounding cities like Olyphant. Venues returning for the 2018 conference are the Backyard Ale House, The Bog, Levels Bar & Grill […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

BowieLive tribute brings ‘Ziggy Stardust’ and David Bowie hits to life at Thirst T’s in Olyphant on April 19

BowieLive tribute brings ‘Ziggy Stardust’ and David Bowie hits to life at Thirst T’s in Olyphant on April 19

From a press release: Meat and Potato Entertainment and Thirst T’s Bar & Grill have teamed up to bring “BowieLive” to Olyphant on Thursday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. The David Bowie tribute concert has been added as a compliment to the current year-long tribute series the pair is producing, which was announced last year […]

 Rich Howells

MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE: Throop solo artist Jay Luke takes on serious ‘Side Effects’ with satirical drug ads

After 15 years and hundreds of live performances under his belt, we think it’s about time for Throop singer/songwriter Jay Luke to release his first solo album. He couldn’t agree more. Over the years, the 39-year-old artist has been making music with his band The MESS, Sorrowsun, and Social Distortion tribute band Reach for the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lehighton band Another Day Dawns wins local competition, advances to neXt2rock finals in Los Angeles

Lehighton band Another Day Dawns wins local competition, advances to neXt2rock finals in Los Angeles

From a press release: Cumulus Media and Hazleton radio station 97.9X have announced the names of the five rock artists selected as finalists in neXt2rock, a one-of-a-kind national grassroots talent search and artist development program for rock music. Another Day Dawns from Lehighton has been chosen to represent the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area as one of the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Monthly tribute band series with local opening acts comes to Thirst T’s in Olyphant in 2018

Monthly tribute band series with local opening acts comes to Thirst T’s in Olyphant in 2018

From a press release: Meat and Potato Entertainment has exclusively announced through NEPA Scene that they will organize a series of tribute shows that will span throughout 2018. The events will take place at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant and cost just $5. Each concert will feature one of the East Coast’s best […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Local punk rockers Blind Choice release new ‘Firing Squad’ EP at Thirst T’s in Olyphant on Dec. 8

Local punk rockers Blind Choice release new ‘Firing Squad’ EP at Thirst T’s in Olyphant on Dec. 8

From a press release: Local punk rock band Blind Choice has announced that they will be throwing a release party for their new EP, “Firing Squad,” at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant on Friday, Dec. 8 at 9 p.m. Blind Choice will play some covers and debut their new original songs, and fellow […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Former Hinder vocalist Austin John Winkler sings at Thirst T’s in Olyphant on Oct. 24

Former Hinder vocalist Austin John Winkler sings at Thirst T’s in Olyphant on Oct. 24

From a press release: First announced exclusively on the NEPA Scene Podcast last week, Austin John Winkler, a founding member and the original frontman of multi-platinum-selling rock band Hinder, will play his Hinder hits along with his new solo material with a full band at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant on Tuesday, Oct. […]

 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 […]

 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

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: ‘Behind the Beat’ with Olyphant drummer and teacher Chris Langan

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: ‘Behind the Beat’ with Olyphant drummer and teacher Chris Langan

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 […]

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