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 PREMIERE: Larksville noise rockers Vulturepeak break free of daily banality with ‘Wraith’

In these chaotic times, Vulturepeak is more prolific than ever with their anarchic mix of post-hardcore, metal, and noise, releasing their second album this year alone, “Snake Body,” this Sunday, March 25 through No Less Records, with more music planned for 2018. Before the Larksville duo rips up stages with Dead Empires, Terrorize This, and […]

 Rich Howells

MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE: Throop solo artist Jay Luke takes on serious ‘Side Effects’ with satirical drug ads

After 15 years and hundreds of live performances under his belt, we think it’s about time for Throop singer/songwriter Jay Luke to release his first solo album. He couldn’t agree more. Over the years, the 39-year-old artist has been making music with his band The MESS, Sorrowsun, and Social Distortion tribute band Reach for the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EP PREMIERE: Scranton hip-hop artist Lucas Hex delivers ‘Sermons’ with Lil Peep producer Nedarb

EP PREMIERE: Scranton hip-hop artist Lucas Hex delivers ‘Sermons’ with Lil Peep producer Nedarb

Today, Scranton hip-hop artist Lucas Hex has debuted his brand new hard-hitting EP “Sermons” exclusively on NEPA Scene. The album’s single, “Fade,” was produced by Nedarb Nagrom, who served as a producer for the late Lil Peep. Nedarb has also worked with other notable acts, such as Ghostemane, Xavier Wulf, and Scranton’s own Wicca Phase […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference releases 2017 aftermovie, announces 2018 dates

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference releases 2017 aftermovie, announces 2018 dates

Today, the Electric City Music Conference is announcing the dates for its fifth annual event and premiering the 2017 aftermovie exclusively through NEPA Scene, a longtime media sponsor of the ECMC. Last year’s conference featured performances by over 150 bands from eight states in 11 venues throughout the Scranton area, the Steamtown Music Awards ceremony […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Wilkes-Barre folk rockers Charming Beards mourn ‘Jakob’ and celebrate new EP

SONG PREMIERE: Wilkes-Barre folk rockers Charming Beards mourn ‘Jakob’ and celebrate new EP

As we look back at 2017 and remember those we’ve lost, The Charming Beards have the perfect mournful, but beautiful song to memorialize those who have passed on. Before the Wilkes-Barre folk rock band plays their EP release party at The Keys in downtown Scranton and makes a special radio appearance this Friday, Jan. 5, […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: ‘The Flood’ captures Scranton bassist Grant Williams in stop motion story

After winning Video of the Year at the Steamtown Music Awards earlier this year for “Alpha Centauri” (which premiered on NEPA Scene in April), Scranton solo bass player Grant Williams had to follow it up with something special, which he has certainly done with “The Flood,” an artistic stop motion-style video premiering exclusively here with […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERES: NEPA alt rockers Permanence and Alma Mater team up for split EP

SONG PREMIERES: NEPA alt rockers Permanence and Alma Mater team up for split EP

As they announced during NEPA Scene’s red carpet interview at the Steamtown Music Awards last month, two local alternative rock bands are releasing a split EP together on Saturday, Oct. 14, and we’ve got an exclusive first listen to singles from both acts. Both Scranton’s Permanence and Wilkes-Barre’s Alma Mater are following up their respective […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton’s A Fire With Friends ready new album while ‘Cat Sitting, LA’

A Fire With Friends is almost 10 years old, which is not only a milestone for most local bands, but a particularly special one for a group that has had up to seven members at one time. Since releasing the four-song EP “It’s Nice to See You Again” in 2015, the follow-up to 2014’s “Ghost […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: ‘Opioid Nation’ documentary tackles NEPA drug epidemic

After NEPA Scene premiered Scranton filmmaker Kenny Luck’s first documentary, “Half Empty: Life in America’s Unhappiest City,” the 15-minute video went viral, garnering over 23,000 views and sparking debate about whether or not the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area is really as bad as polls and studies say it is. In 2017, he’s back with a new topical […]

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