Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Keeping Irish music alive in Scranton with folk singer/songwriter Mickey Spain

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Keeping Irish music alive in Scranton with folk singer/songwriter Mickey Spain

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the award-winning 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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pottsville groove rockers Crobot play as a duo at World of Brew in Pittston on March 17

Pottsville groove rockers Crobot play as a duo at World of Brew in Pittston on March 17

From a press release: Kingston-based artistic promotion and production team Camp Rattler is bringing two members of Pottsville groove rock band Crobot – vocalist Brandon Yeagley and guitarist Chris Bishop – to play as an acoustic duo at World of Brew in Pittston on Saturday, March 17. Signed to Wind-up Records, home of many major […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Orange Is the New Ale by Susquehanna Brewing Company

Beer: Orange Is the New Ale Brewery: Susquehanna Brewing Company Style: Fruit Ale Age: 2017 ABV: 4.75% While it seems popular locally and the NEPA Scene Podcast crew enjoyed it on their show this week, Massive Beer Reviews has a different take on Orange Is the New Ale by Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston. With […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Jane Jam benefit remembers Pittston singer Jane Train at Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 12

Jane Jam benefit remembers Pittston singer Jane Train at Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 12

From a press release: Jane Jam, a tribute/memorial show for Pittston singer Jane Train, will take place on Thursday, Oct. 12 at The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre. This special night of music will celebrate the life of Jane Train and will feature performances by 21 acts on three stages. Acts confirmed so far include M80, […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Riley Loftus, Jane Train, Gary Goblins, Scaccia, Purcell, and Eye on Attraction

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Riley Loftus, Jane Train, Gary Goblins, Scaccia, Purcell, and Eye on Attraction

This week in local music, we’ve got a debut single, a few recent albums that didn’t get the attention they deserved, the return of a new band, a secret show, and some heartbreaking news that we were all dreading. ♫ Playing out almost every week at all your favorite local bars, restaurants, and cafes, it’s […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pittston’s Shawn Klush plays Elvis 40th anniversary tribute at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre Aug. 26-27

Pittston’s Shawn Klush plays Elvis 40th anniversary tribute at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre Aug. 26-27

From a press release: In honor of the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death, the ultimate Elvis tribute artist, Shawn Klush, will return to the Keystone Grand Ballroom of Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 27 at 4 p.m. with Elvis’ own backup singers, The Sweet […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Evil Smoosh DIPA by Søle Artisan Ales and Evil Twin Brewing

Beer: Evil Smoosh Brewery: Søle Artisan Ales and Evil Twin Brewing Style: Double IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 7.80% Søle Artisan Ales, who are currently making beer at Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston, collaborated with another wickedly creative gypsy brewer, Evil Twin Brewing, to produce Evil Smoosh, a Double IPA dry-hopped with Denali and Lemondrop and […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Ruby du Rhone Flanders Red Ale by Draai Laag Brewing Company

Beer: Ruby du Rhone Brewery: Draai Laag Brewing Company Style: Flanders Red Ale Age: Multi-year blend of 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2016 ABV: 10.20% While waiting outside in the early morning cold for the release of a different beer by Søle Artisan Ales at Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston, we warmed up with a Ruby […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Good Good 2.0 Northeast Double IPA by Søle Artisan Ales

Beer: Good Good Brewery: Søle Artisan Ales Style: Double IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 9.00% Søle Artisan Ales is back with another reissue of one of their popular beers, a New England-style Double IPA with a doubly good name – Good Good! Before Søle relocates to Easton, I figured I’d wait in line at its local […]

 Rich Howells

Scorsese and De Niro’s new mob movie ‘The Irishman’ about NEPA hitman bought by Netflix

Scorsese and De Niro’s new mob movie ‘The Irishman’ about NEPA hitman bought by Netflix

For years, there have been sporadic updates about “The Irishman,” the highly anticipated film that will reunite director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro, but now the mafia movie with real-life local connections is closer than ever to production thanks to Netflix. The leading streaming entertainment subscription service has acquired the worldwide rights to […]

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