Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton solo project Luna Soltera is ‘Shattered’ during eclipse

As the first total solar eclipse visible in the continental United States since 1979 captures everyone’s attention, NEPA Scene is exclusively premiering a brand new song and lyric video to serve as its soundtrack from a solo project appropriately titled Luna Soltera. Introduced as “The Lonely Moon” at its debut show in April, former guitarist […]

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SONG PREMIERE: Scranton metal band Behind the Grey commits ‘Treason’ with new EP

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton metal band Behind the Grey commits ‘Treason’ with new EP

For a year now, rising Scranton metal band Behind the Grey has been working hard on the follow-up to their 2015 debut album, “Through the Grip of Tyrants.” Rather than make fans wait any longer for their next full-length record, they’re releasing a four-song EP – their first recording with new singer Dom Vito and […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton’s Patrick McGlynn plans beach getaway with ‘In the Waves’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton’s Patrick McGlynn plans beach getaway with ‘In the Waves’

The last time NEPA Scene heard from Scranton singer/songwriter Patrick McGlynn, he released a satirical Christmas song called “Why Can’t Santa Be the President?” following a contentious election season. Now, with summer in full swing, he’s taking it easier with a lighter tune called “In the Waves” that sounds like it was inspired by a […]

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Rappers Aayu and King Magnetic show Pennsylvania pride in ‘State I’m In’

Once a hardcore punk musician, Bucks County indie rapper Aayu embraced hip-hip in 2007 and hasn’t looked back since. No matter what style of music Mark Ciccone created over the years, however, it was always made with a love for his hometown roots, which has never been more evident than in the new music video […]

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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 […]

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton bassist Grant Williams reaches for the stars in ‘Alpha Centauri’

When Scranton solo bassist Grant Williams plays, he takes the listener on a journey as he gets lost in the music himself. In the case of his latest music video, that trip is just over four light years away. Alpha Centauri is our closest neighboring star system, and while the video takes place right here […]

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SONG PREMIERE: Scranton musician Steve Werner expresses ‘Síorghrá,’ or eternal love, through handpan

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton musician Steve Werner expresses ‘Síorghrá,’ or eternal love, through handpan

Steve Werner has been playing the drums for most of his life – 22 years now – but when he picked up the handpan three years ago, it opened up a whole new musical avenue for him. “I’ve stayed with the hanpan over the years because it gives me a unique sound and allows me […]

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ALBUM PREMIERE: New Scranton band Permanence debut their ‘Northeast’ alternative rock

ALBUM PREMIERE: New Scranton band Permanence debut their ‘Northeast’ alternative rock

It’s no secret that we love Northeastern Pennsylvania, so when we meet a band that is also inspired by our hometown area, we just have to feature them – especially when they sound this good. A new alternative rock band, Permanence, has emerged from Scranton, and they’re giving NEPA Scene readers an exclusive first listen […]

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SONG PREMIERE: Wilkes-Barre’s Brendan Brisk debuts art funk solo album with ‘Sense at All’

SONG PREMIERE: Wilkes-Barre’s Brendan Brisk debuts art funk solo album with ‘Sense at All’

Brendan Brisk has wanted to record an album since the age of 5 when he received his first CD player for Christmas. In 2013, he finally decided to get started. After three years of dedication, the now 24-year-old musician from Wilkes-Barre has released his debut solo record, and he feels that it’s unlike anything the […]

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Get ‘Lightheaded’ in basement show with Wilkes-Barre’s Alma Mater

As the fall gets colder and turns to winter, you may be missing the summertime and those hot, sweaty basement shows packed with all your friends, watching with your favorite local band. Wilkes-Barre alternative rock band Alma Mater captures that feeling in their debut music video for “Lightheaded,” premiering exclusively on NEPA Scene. Guitarist/vocalist Vinny […]

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