Rich Howells

VIDEO: After 10 episodes, Plains tattoo artist Derek Zielinski eliminated in ‘Ink Master’ competition

VIDEO: After 10 episodes, Plains tattoo artist Derek Zielinski eliminated in ‘Ink Master’ competition

After surviving nine episodes of grueling competition, with new competitors entering the fray each week, local tattoo artist Derek Zielinski of Plains and his friend Thom Bulman, who he works with at Classic Trilogy Tattoos, were eliminated in the 10th episode of Season 9 of “Ink Master.” Premiering on June 6, the new “Shop Wars” […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Coal Minor Canary, Send Request, King Kong Kancun, Half Dollar, and more

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Coal Minor Canary, Send Request, King Kong Kancun, Half Dollar, and more

This week in the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene, there’s some new projects, hip-hop, music videos, Warped Tour shenanigans, a BBQ dance party, and an awards ceremony with some new collaborations. ♫ Coal Minor Canary, a new project from Wilkes-Barre singer/songwriter David Hage that features “fingerstyle guitar, alternate tunings, percussive techniques, layered effects, and looping,” is […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Greater Wilkes-Barre hosts Small Business Christmas in July with sales and artwork on July 21

Greater Wilkes-Barre hosts Small Business Christmas in July with sales and artwork on July 21

From a press release: The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, the Third Friday Art Walk, and the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association will host the second annual Small Business Christmas in July on Friday, July 21. All day, over 40 small businesses throughout Greater Wilkes-Barre will offer a special deal or discount at their store location, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Indie pop rock duo Hank & Cupcakes return to Plains on June 30 and Scranton on Aug. 4

Indie pop rock duo Hank & Cupcakes return to Plains on June 30 and Scranton on Aug. 4

From a press release: A favorite of live music fans and fellow musicians alike whenever they come through Northeastern Pennsylvania, quirky indie pop rockers Hank & Cupcakes will return to the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Friday, June 30 and The Bog in downtown Scranton on Friday, Aug. 4. Doors at the Jazz […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Americana acts Dead Winter Carpenters and Dishonest Fiddlers play at Jazz Cafe in Plains on June 21

Americana acts Dead Winter Carpenters and Dishonest Fiddlers play at Jazz Cafe in Plains on June 21

From a press release: Americana music spanning coast to coast will come together in Northeastern Pennsylvania when the Dead Winter Carpenters from North Lake Tahoe, California share the stage with The Dishonest Fiddlers from Scranton at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Wednesday, June 21. The Fiddlers will be joined by local singer/songwriter […]

 Rich Howells

2 concerts pay tribute to life and music of Wilkes-Barre reggae artist George Wesley on June 24

2 concerts pay tribute to life and music of Wilkes-Barre reggae artist George Wesley on June 24

The “Old Lion” will roar once again on Saturday, June 24 when two different venues in Northeastern Pennsylvania celebrate the life and music of Wilkes-Barre reggae musician George Wesley, who passed away last year at the age of 62 after a brief battle with liver cancer. Born on June 21, 1954 in Clarks Summit, the […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: ‘Ink Master’ contestant Derek Zielinski of Glass Heart Tattooing & Arts in Plains

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: ‘Ink Master’ contestant Derek Zielinski of Glass Heart Tattooing & Arts in Plains

The NEPA Scene Podcast is back in a new location with new co-hosts and a fresh format, conducting the same honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about Northeastern Pennsylvania that the show has become known for, covering local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to the area. Recorded and produced every week by Internet […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

MiZ celebrates Bob Dylan’s 76th birthday with free ‘Blood on the Tracks’ show on May 27

MiZ celebrates Bob Dylan’s 76th birthday with free ‘Blood on the Tracks’ show on May 27

From a press release: To celebrate Bob Dylan’s 76th birthday this week, Scranton-born folk rock singer/songwriter Mike Mizwinski, known simply as MiZ, will play one of his most celebrated albums, “Blood on the Tracks,” in its entirety for free on Saturday, May 27 at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains. Doors at the Jazz […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Plains tattoo artist Derek Zielinski is competing in Season 9 of ‘Ink Master’

VIDEO: Plains tattoo artist Derek Zielinski is competing in Season 9 of ‘Ink Master’

Northeastern Pennsylvania was well-represented in the last season of “Ink Master” on Spike TV – Shavertown resident and Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey not only won the reality competition, taking home $100,000, but she also became the first female Ink Master, even earning her own special, “Ink Master Angels,” due out later this year. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

MiZ gathers all-star local lineup for Eric Clapton tribute at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on May 6

MiZ gathers all-star local lineup for Eric Clapton tribute at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on May 6

From a press release: Scranton folk rock singer/songwriter Mike Mizwinski, who performs as simply MiZ, moved out of the area a few years back, so when he returns to Northeastern Pennsylvania for a concert, it always proves to be a musical treat. This time, he will return to the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains […]

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