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 […]

 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 […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton alt rock band Just Blush debuts moody ‘And Your Mother Too’

After a contentious election and with a general state of unrest across the world these days, the “us vs. them” mentality is rampant, which is embodied in the moody new single by Scranton alternative rock band Just Blush. The band’s current lineup – Nick Barno (drums), Andrew Bryant (guitar), Abby Vail (bass), and Todd Oravic […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEOS: Election Fallout Comedy Night – NEPA Scene Live at Thirst T’s in Olyphant, 11/29/16

VIDEOS: Election Fallout Comedy Night – NEPA Scene Live at Thirst T’s in Olyphant, 11/29/16

The 2016 presidential election divided the United States down the middle, and now that it’s over, opposing political sides and even friends and family are still at each other’s throats arguing about the results and what’s to come over the next four years. We felt like we needed to break the tension and just have […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Ladies Night – NEPA Scene Live at Thirst T’s in Olyphant, 12/13/16

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Ladies Night – NEPA Scene Live at Thirst T’s in Olyphant, 12/13/16

After several weeks of featuring male performers in the NEPA Scene Live series at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, it was time to put the spotlight on the ladies of the local arts scene. Ladies Night on Tuesday, Dec. 13 presented a variety of different talents from strong, young female voices throughout Northeastern […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA Scene earned 6 awards and gave away over $5,000 in cash and prizes to local artists in 2016

NEPA Scene earned 6 awards and gave away over $5,000 in cash and prizes to local artists in 2016

NEPA Scene, the only independent publication covering all arts and entertainment in Northeastern Pennsylvania, took home six awards from four different organizations in 2016, showing its continual growth and impact on local culture in the website’s second year of operation. In four different polls this past year, NEPA Scene and its staff were named the […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: NEPA Scene Live with Joe Craig, James Barrett, Used-Car Cowboy, and Ryan Barry, 11/22/16

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: NEPA Scene Live with Joe Craig, James Barrett, Used-Car Cowboy, and Ryan Barry, 11/22/16

We kicked off our brand new NEPA Scene Live series at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant with an intimate local singer/songwriter night on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Each unsigned, independent artist was a finalist in previous seasons of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, and they all brought something different and special to the recently renovated […]

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