Rich Howells

STREAMING: Scranton indie rockers Three Man Cannon are ‘Building Broken Steps’ with new single

STREAMING: Scranton indie rockers Three Man Cannon are ‘Building Broken Steps’ with new single

Scranton indie rock band Three Man Cannon premiered a catchy, reflective new song called “Building Broken Steps” this week, the first single from their first full-length album since 2014. Now based in Philadelphia, the group that features former members of fellow Scranton band Tigers Jaw will release the self-titled record through Philly indie label Lame-O […]

 Rich Howells

STREAMING: Wilkes-Barre’s Breaking Benjamin ‘Feed the Wolf’ with new single

STREAMING: Wilkes-Barre’s Breaking Benjamin ‘Feed the Wolf’ with new single

After releasing a cinematic music video for “Red Cold River” – the first single from their upcoming album – last week, Wilkes-Barre rock band Breaking Benjamin followed it up with the next single, “Feed the Wolf,” today. Streaming below, “Feed the Wolf” continues the heavier direction of “Red Cold River,” the first new music the […]

 Rich Howells

STREAMING: Wilkes-Barre’s Breaking Benjamin unleashes heavy new single ‘Red Cold River’

STREAMING: Wilkes-Barre’s Breaking Benjamin unleashes heavy new single ‘Red Cold River’

As they promised two weeks ago, Wilkes-Barre rock band Breaking Benjamin released their new single, “Red Cold River,” early this morning, diving into the heavier side of their sound while maintaining the melodic atmosphere they’re known for. In interviews like one with The Pulse of Radio, vocalist/guitarist Benjamin Burnley says that he knows what works […]

 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

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

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton alternative punk band Black Hole Heart comes ‘Full Circle’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton alternative punk band Black Hole Heart comes ‘Full Circle’

NEPA Scene was the first publication to cover Black Hole Heart soon after their early 2016 debut and the release of their demo. We’ve followed their progress since, listening to “The View from the Floor” EP often and catching another riveting live performance from the Scranton alternative punk rock band just two weeks ago at […]

 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 […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Coal Minor Canary, Send Request, King Kong Kancun, Half Dollar, and more

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Coal Minor Canary, Send Request, King Kong Kancun, Half Dollar, and more

This week in the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene, there’s some new projects, hip-hop, music videos, Warped Tour shenanigans, a BBQ dance party, and an awards ceremony with some new collaborations. ♫ Coal Minor Canary, a new project from Wilkes-Barre singer/songwriter David Hage that features “fingerstyle guitar, alternate tunings, percussive techniques, layered effects, and looping,” is […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Jane Train, Nick Coyle, Stay Loud, Kohner Rice, Dour, American Buffalo Ghost, and more

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Jane Train, Nick Coyle, Stay Loud, Kohner Rice, Dour, American Buffalo Ghost, and more

Every day, so much great original music is being created and performed in Northeastern Pennsylvania, but the average resident may not know it or be able to keep up with it all. NEPA Scene would need 10 times the resources we have now to cover everything thoroughly, so rather than gloss over the hard work […]

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