Rich Howells

VIDEO: Interview with Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright on the Nay Aug Park holiday light display

Driving through the holiday light display at Nay Aug Park has become an annual tradition for many residents of Scranton and Northeastern Pennsylvania, though they may not realize what goes into the winter wonderland every year. David DeCosmo, a professional broadcaster on radio and TV for over 50 years, interviewed Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright and […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Motionless In White performs rare acoustic version of ‘Reincarnate’

Wilkes-Barre video production company Feet First Productions captured one of Motionless In White‘s only acoustic performances ever when the band was back in their hometown area at a 97.9X VIP event on Friday, Dec. 5. The Scranton metal band toured with A Day to Remember and Bring Me the Horizon in the fall, then co-headlined […]

 Rich Howells

Do you miss shopping at The Globe Store in Scranton? These videos will take you back

During the golden age of department stores, The Globe Store shone brightly, serving eager shoppers in downtown Scranton for over 100 years, most memorably during the holiday season with its huge window displays and unique decorations in every department. It was a simpler era then, when retail employees seemed more personable and customers didn’t trample […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton artist Nick Ogonosky draws outside the line between illustrator and musician

Scranton artist Nick Ogonosky draws outside the line between illustrator and musician

A Social State drummer and freelance illustrator displays both his talents at The Keys

Whether he’s playing the music on an album or drawing that same record’s cover art, the work of Nick Ogonosky leaves a distinctive impression. The 26-year-old drummer of A Social State has been seen around Scranton lately performing and promoting the songs on the band’s latest record, “How to Get to Heaven,” but he’s also […]

 Lora Kormos

The Top 10 best ways to spend the holidays in NEPA (and beyond)

The Top 10 best ways to spend the holidays in NEPA (and beyond)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and the Christmas season is officially upon Northeastern Pennsylvania. The cold weather, the holiday music, the Christmas parades, and the decorations that went up in the stores long before Halloween was even here are sure to have put you in the holiday spirit by now. Here are […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Blinded Passenger – ‘Ghost Town’

Blinded Passenger was already on the NEPA Scene Podcast this week and recorded a live acoustic version of their song “Born Here” for us (available to watch/stream/download for free here), but we’ve got one more exclusive with the band before their debut full-length album, “The Electric,” is released. We’re premiering the Scranton-based indie rock band’s […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Video and stream/download of live acoustic version of ‘Born Here’ by Blinded Passenger

Local indie rockers Blinded Passenger stopped by The Stude at TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton on Dec. 1 as our guests on the NEPA Scene Podcast, and while they were there, they were kind enough to perform a live acoustic version of “Born Here” from their debut full-length album “The Electric,” which comes out this Friday, […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Breaking Ground Poets’ first poetry slam of the season, 10/25/14

Did you miss the Breaking Ground Poets‘ first poetry slam of the season at TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton on Saturday, Oct. 25? Don’t worry – TwentyFiveEight has you covered. They just posted a full two-hour video of the entire night on YouTube, featuring brave performances from Maggie Gilbertson, Hayden Nichols, Mason Crawford, Aidan Cronin, Mitchell […]

 Rich Howells

The Menzingers are home for the Holiday Show on Dec. 20

The Menzingers are home for the Holiday Show on Dec. 20

The Menzingers, who recently announced an early 2015 tour with Taking Back Sunday and letlive, have set the date for their fourth annual hometown Holiday Show – Saturday, Dec. 20 – and secured a lineup that reads like a local music fan’s letter to Santa Claus. Not only will Tigers Jaw; Captain, We’re Sinking; Three […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

First Night Scranton 2015 salutes the spirit of America

First Night Scranton 2015 salutes the spirit of America

From a press release: This season, Baby New Year might just be adding a red, white, and blue bow tie to his ensemble before heading to festivities in the Electric City. That’s because the organizers of First Night Scranton 2015 are planning the event with an American theme in mind. First Night Scranton is an […]

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