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 […]

 Rich Howells

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 […]

 Rich Howells

Marketplace at Steamtown looking for new management to reopen Iron Horse Movie Bistro in Scranton

Marketplace at Steamtown looking for new management to reopen Iron Horse Movie Bistro in Scranton

After conflicting messages were posted on Facebook yesterday by the Iron Horse Movie Bistro and the adjacent Marketplace at Steamtown in downtown Scranton, the owner of both businesses, John Basalyga, clarified that Iron Horse will be temporarily closed while he seeks a new management company to run the movie theater. At midnight on Saturday, the […]

 Rich Howells

Iron Horse Movie Bistro in Scranton closes after less than a year, Marketplace says it’s temporary

Iron Horse Movie Bistro in Scranton closes after less than a year, Marketplace says it’s temporary

At midnight last night, the Iron Horse Movie Bistro in downtown Scranton announced suddenly on Facebook that it would be closing its doors after less than a year in business, though the adjacent Marketplace at Steamtown claims this is only temporary. Run by Phoenix Theatres Entertainment in Knoxville, Tennessee, the theater’s simple Facebook post thanks […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: The dedication and popularity of Scranton pop rock band Nowhere Slow

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: The dedication and popularity of Scranton pop rock band Nowhere Slow

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 […]

 Corey Kime

INTERVIEW: Honky Tonk Man tells WWE stories and ‘dirty secrets’ at Scranton Comedy Club on Jan. 18

INTERVIEW: Honky Tonk Man tells WWE stories and ‘dirty secrets’ at Scranton Comedy Club on Jan. 18

A week before WWE Live returns to the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, a WWE pro wrestler from the past who is still hailed as the “greatest intercontinental champion of all time” will bring a different kind of show to the Scranton Comedy Club at the Ramada Inn in Clarks Summit on Thursday, Jan. 18 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Ramones drummer Richie Ramone performs at Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on March 19

Ramones drummer Richie Ramone performs at Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on March 19

From a press release: Richie Ramone, one of the last living members of the legendary punk band the Ramones, will bring his Hit and Run World Tour to the Irish Wolf Pub in downtown Scranton on Monday, March 19. Local Social Distortion tribute band Reach for the Sky, The KLAP, and The Dismissed will open […]

 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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Initial Peach Music Festival lineup announced with Phil Lesh, Gov’t Mule, Dickey Betts, and more

Initial Peach Music Festival lineup announced with Phil Lesh, Gov’t Mule, Dickey Betts, and more

From a press release: The Peach Music Festival is returning for its seventh year to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain and Montage Mountain Waterpark on Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22 and, today, The Allman Brothers Band’s festival announced the initial lineup of artists coming to Scranton. Performances over the four-day event will include […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Capcom’s ‘Cadillacs and Dinosaurs’ deserves revival from arcade extinction

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Capcom’s ‘Cadillacs and Dinosaurs’ deserves revival from arcade extinction

While it certainly happens today, there’s something to be said about the hidden gems of yesteryear, especially in the realm of arcade games. In the 1980s and ’90s, arcades were chock full of popular titles, so much so that there were always a few diamonds in the rough, those that fell off the radars of […]