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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist’ Shawn Klush of Pittston performs at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on April 8

‘Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist’ Shawn Klush of Pittston performs at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on April 8

From a press release: It was announced today that Edd Raineri will present Shawn Klush, the ultimate Elvis Presley tribute artist, at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, April 8 at 8 p.m., featuring Elvis’ own background singers, The Sweet Inspirations. Tickets, which are $29.50, $39.50, $42.59, and $49.50, plus fees, go on […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: BuiceJox Mandarin Double IPA by Søle Artisan Ales

Beer: BuiceJox 2.0 Brewery: Søle Artisan Ales Style: Imperial IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 8.20% Last year, we reviewed the popular Juicebox by Søle Artisan Ales, brewed locally at Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston. Now, as Søle prepares to relocate to Easton, we’re taking on the new version of that beer, the double dry hopped Mandarin […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Pain of Wisdom Whisky Barrel Aged Barleywine by Søle Artisan Ales

Beer: Pain of Wisdom Brewery: Søle Artisan Ales Style: American Barleywine Age: 2016 ABV: 11.00% At the beginning of the month, we reviewed Mirkwood, an India Pale Ale fermented on cedar by Søle Artisan Ales, who are currently brewing at Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston but moving to Easton soon. Today, as the days get […]

 Rich Howells

Peculiar Culinary Company selling seats fast to classy ramen noodle nights in Pittston Jan. 20-21

Peculiar Culinary Company selling seats fast to classy ramen noodle nights in Pittston Jan. 20-21

Ramen noodles may be seen by most Americans as an instant dinner for poor college students, but not after Peculiar Culinary Company is done with it. The Pittston-area catering and pop-up restaurant concept recently announced a much more high-class Peculiar Ramen Night set for Saturday, Jan. 21 at their home base (30 Center St., Hughestown), […]

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