Rich Howells

STREAMING: Hear Tool play ‘Eulogy’ for 1st time in 16 years at Giant Center in Hershey

STREAMING: Hear Tool play ‘Eulogy’ for 1st time in 16 years at Giant Center in Hershey

Progressive metal band Tool surprised many longtime fans on the second stop of their 2017 U.S. tour at the Giant Center in Hershey on Thursday, May 25 by performing “Eulogy,” a song from their influential 1996 album “Ænema” that they haven’t played live since 2001. Frontman Maynard James Keenan, who also sings in A Perfect […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Watch and download 2 acoustic songs by JP Biondo of NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet

EXCLUSIVE: Watch and download 2 acoustic songs by JP Biondo of NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet

Last week during the live recording of Episode 8 of the newly relaunched NEPA Scene Podcast at Coal Creative’s production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, singer, songwriter, and mandolinist JP Biondo, who is both a solo artist and a member of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jamgrass band Cabinet, opened and closed the show with stripped down acoustic versions of […]

 Rich Howells

STREAMING: Scranton punks Captain, We’re Sinking return during ‘Trying Year’ with new album

STREAMING: Scranton punks Captain, We’re Sinking return during ‘Trying Year’ with new album

Other than playing The Menzingers’ annual NEPA Holiday Show, things have been relatively quiet for fellow Scranton punk band Captain, We’re Sinking. Last year, vocalist/guitarist Bobby Barnett released a surprise live solo album, “Live From The Star & Garter,” after touring the United Kingdom with his brother Greg Barnett, vocalist/guitarist of The Menzingers, in early […]

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STREAMING: Scranton indie rock band Tigers Jaw shows love for best friend ‘June’ in new song

STREAMING: Scranton indie rock band Tigers Jaw shows love for best friend ‘June’ in new song

Last month, Scranton indie rock band Tigers Jaw gave fans their first glimpse of “Spin,” their upcoming album and first for new label Black Cement Records. Revealing the cover art, tracklist, and a behind-the-scenes music video for the first single, “Guardian,” the record is set to come out on Friday, May 19, so with about […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Watch and download 2 new acoustic songs by Ed Cuozzo of Scranton’s University Drive

EXCLUSIVE: Watch and download 2 new acoustic songs by Ed Cuozzo of Scranton’s University Drive

Last week during the live recording of Episode 2 of the newly relaunched NEPA Scene Podcast at Coal Creative’s production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, Scranton singer, songwriter, and guitarist Edward Cuozzo opened and closed the show with stripped down acoustic versions of two songs from “On/Off: Reset,” the debut album by his new alternative rock […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Wilkes-Barre alternative rock band Alma Mater searches for ‘Cloud Cover’ in debut EP

EXCLUSIVE: Wilkes-Barre alternative rock band Alma Mater searches for ‘Cloud Cover’ in debut EP

Last year, NEPA Scene premiered the debut music video of Alma Mater, and now the alternative rock band has checked back in with us after releasing their first EP, “Cloud Cover,” last week, a personal collection of songs by the Wilkes-Barre trio. “Each song is most generally about personal experiences, so inspiration came from emotions […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Scranton alt rockers Eye on Attraction debut new singer in ‘Pleasantville’ lyric video

EXCLUSIVE: Scranton alt rockers Eye on Attraction debut new singer in ‘Pleasantville’ lyric video

It has been almost a year since we last heard from Eye on Attraction, but the Scranton progressive/alternative rockers certainly made it worth the wait. After parting ways with their second vocalist last year following a successful tour with Las Vegas hard rock band Adelitas Way, EoA laid low but never stopped working on new […]

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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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STREAMING: Scranton’s Motionless In White is ‘Eternally Yours;’ bumps up release date of new album

STREAMING: Scranton’s Motionless In White is ‘Eternally Yours;’ bumps up release date of new album

Scranton metal band Motionless In White not only released the second single from their Roadrunner Records debut today, but they’ve also announced that they’re pushing the release date of their forthcoming album, “Graveyard Shift,” up by several months. Originally planned for the winter of 2017, the band’s fourth studio album will now come out on […]

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