Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Glitterer, Down to Six, Toothless, Winola, Nick Coyle, Joe Craig, and more

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Glitterer, Down to Six, Toothless, Winola, Nick Coyle, Joe Craig, and more

Lots of interesting new acts and side projects pepper this week’s roundup, along with music videos, album releases, and hours of eclectic songs to stream. Put down whatever you’re doing and start now! ♫ Ned Russin, the frontman of Kingston punk/shoegaze band Title Fight, has stretched his creative muscles with a very different solo project […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Ink Master: Angels,’ starring Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey, expands into full series this fall

‘Ink Master: Angels,’ starring Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey, expands into full series this fall

From a press release: As another local tattoo artist, Derek Zielinski, prepares to compete in Season 9 of “Ink Master,” which premieres this Tuesday, June 6 at 10 p.m. on Spike, it was announced today that spin-off show “Ink Master: Angels,” starring Season 8 winner, Shavertown resident, and Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey, has […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey will star in ‘Ink Master Angels’ special on Spike TV

Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey will star in ‘Ink Master Angels’ special on Spike TV

From a press release: Along with renewing for a 10th season, Spike TV’s hit original tattoo competition series “Ink Master” has green-lit a new television special, “Ink Master Angels,” starring Shavertown resident and Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey, who became the first female Ink Master in the live Season 8 finale last year. With […]

 Rich Howells

After 10 years, keyboardist Josh Balz is leaving Scranton metal band Motionless In White

After 10 years, keyboardist Josh Balz is leaving Scranton metal band Motionless In White

In a surprise announcement today on his Twitter and Instagram page, keyboardist Josh Balz has said that he is leaving Motionless In White. The lengthy message was posted along with an early picture of the Scranton metal band, which he joined in 2006, about a year after the group was formed. Balz has been an […]

 Crisco

A FREAK ACCIDENT: New ‘Mummy,’ ‘Transformers,’ and ‘Guardians’ trailers, ‘Ink Master’ winner, and redeeming 2016

A FREAK ACCIDENT: New ‘Mummy,’ ‘Transformers,’ and ‘Guardians’ trailers, ‘Ink Master’ winner, and redeeming 2016

Mankind has a history of making costly mistakes – A Freak Accident is just the latest. Behold, a podcast that runs on pure nuclear absurdity with just enough addictive, fanatic energy to keep you wanting more. Hosted by four current and former radio personalities, A Freak Accident boldly ventures into the topical realms of current […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey becomes first female ‘Ink Master’ in live TV finale

Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey becomes first female ‘Ink Master’ in live TV finale

From a press release: “It’s time that a strong, dedicated woman isn’t afraid to be herself and work hard for this title.” This quote from Shavertown resident and Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey was used in promotions leading up to the “Ink Master” Season 8 live finale on Tuesday, Dec. 6, and she lived […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Shavertown metalcore band Toothless unleash taste of new EP at NEPA Metal Meltdown on April 16

Shavertown metalcore band Toothless unleash taste of new EP at NEPA Metal Meltdown on April 16

From a press release: Shavertown-based metalcore band Toothless certainly don’t live up to their name. Their intense music is far from lacking in sharpness or bite. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Crisco of 97.9X WBSX-FM described the band as “a heavy assault on the senses; it’s the kind of music that could knock your […]