Rich Howells

MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE: Death Valley Dreams ‘Turn Out Those Eyes’ for ‘Baby Frankenstein’ film shot in NEPA

As the Northeastern Pennsylvania filmmakers behind “Baby Frankenstein” begin screening their comedic drama in film festivals worldwide, they recently turned to Wilkes-Barre indie/alternative rock band Death Valley Dreams to lead the soundtrack with “Turn Out Those Eyes,” a new song with the throwback feel of an ’80s tune complete with a music video that is […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO INTERVIEW/PHOTOS: Hayley Jane and the Primates return to NEPA for Jazz Cafe and Peach Music Festival shows

VIDEO INTERVIEW/PHOTOS: Hayley Jane and the Primates return to NEPA for Jazz Cafe and Peach Music Festival shows

Following their first appearance at the Peach Music Festival in Scranton last summer, up-and-coming Boston rock band Hayley Jane and the Primates performed a special concert at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains in October, followed by another show at Mountain Sky in Jermyn the next day. In between those gigs, they stopped at […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Railroad Earth singer Todd Sheaffer and Cabinet’s Dylan Skursky jam at Jazz Cafe in Plains on March 17

Railroad Earth singer Todd Sheaffer and Cabinet’s Dylan Skursky jam at Jazz Cafe in Plains on March 17

From a press release: Todd Sheaffer, the lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist of New Jersey roots rock/Americana jam band Railroad Earth, will perform with upright bassist Dylan Skursky, formerly of Cabinet before the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jamgrass band went on hiatus and currently of Gatos Blancos, at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Saturday, March […]

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Bluegrass artists Billy Strings and JP Biondo of Cabinet play at Jazz Cafe in Plains on April 27

Bluegrass artists Billy Strings and JP Biondo of Cabinet play at Jazz Cafe in Plains on April 27

From a press release: Seen at the Susquehanna Breakdown Music Festival in Scranton last year and the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre this year, Nashville bluegrass sensation Billy Strings will return to Northeastern Pennsylvania for a show at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Friday, April 27 with Scranton singer/songwriter JP Biondo, formerly […]

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Bumpin’ Uglies and Elephants Dancing play ska and reggae at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Feb. 9

Bumpin’ Uglies and Elephants Dancing play ska and reggae at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Feb. 9

From a press release: Maryland ska/punk/reggae quartet Bumpin’ Uglies will be teaming up with Wilkes-Barre’s own reggae rock band Elephants Dancing and soul rock singer/songwriter Jordan Ramirez of Half Dollar and Fake Fight for a show at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains this Friday, Feb. 9. Doors at the Jazz Cafe (667 N. […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Scranton folk rocker MiZ on his new album and outlook on life

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Scranton folk rocker MiZ on his new album and outlook on life

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 […]

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PHOTOS: Gatos Blancos at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, 01/21/18

PHOTOS: Gatos Blancos at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, 01/21/18

Soon after it was announced that they would be playing at the Peach Music Festival in Scranton this summer, Gatos Blancos began the new year with three back-to-back shows in Vermont, New Jersey, and back home in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Almost exactly one year ago, the experimental Americana/funk/blues band made their hometown area debut at the […]

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NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Touring guitarist Justin Mazer on cross-country music and travel

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Touring guitarist Justin Mazer on cross-country music and travel

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

Scranton folk rock singer/songwriter MiZ releases new album at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Jan. 26

Scranton folk rock singer/songwriter MiZ releases new album at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Jan. 26

From a press release: It was announced today that Scranton folk rock singer/songwriter Mike Mizwinski, known simply as MiZ, will play a CD release show for his new album, “A Year Ago Today,” at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. Doors at the Jazz Cafe (667 N. River St., […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NYC’s Mephiskapheles headlines night of ska music at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Dec. 1

NYC’s Mephiskapheles headlines night of ska music at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Dec. 1

From a press release: New York City “Satanic ska” band Mephiskapheles, featuring members of Dub Is a Weapon, will perform at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Friday, Dec. 1 with The Keystone Ska Exchange, Disposable, The NonRefundables, and the Francesco Marx Band. Doors at the Jazz Cafe (667 N. River St., Plains) […]

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