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, […]

 Alex Seeley

PHOTOS: NEPA Scenefest at Backyard Ale House and The Keys in Scranton, 12/09/17

PHOTOS: NEPA Scenefest at Backyard Ale House and The Keys in Scranton, 12/09/17

During the NEPA Scene Rising Talent open mic and talent contest, local artists and longtime fans of NEPA Scene surprised founder and editor Rich Howells with a keystone logo cake and the announcement that they had secretly organized the first-ever NEPA Scenefest, a fundraiser to give back to the website and bolster its mission to […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Comedians Angelia Petrillo and Elliott Elliott and Back to the ‘80s Comedy Show

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Comedians Angelia Petrillo and Elliott Elliott and Back to the ‘80s Comedy Show

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the 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 on […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Scranton comedian Erich Drexler, offensive jokes, and local comedy

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Scranton comedian Erich Drexler, offensive jokes, and local comedy

The NEPA Scene Podcast is back in a new location with new co-hosts and a fresh format, conducting the same honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about Northeastern Pennsylvania that the show has become known for, covering local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to the area. Recorded and produced every week by Internet […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference in Scranton, 09/16-17/16

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference in Scranton, 09/16-17/16

With over 150 bands playing across 12 venues, the Electric City Music Conference was a massive event to cover, but we gladly took on the challenge as this year’s media sponsor and the biggest fans of local music you’ll find in Northeastern Pennsylvania. While we couldn’t make it everywhere, we photographed a good sampling of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Singer/songwriter Patrick McGlynn unleashes ‘Monsters’ album in Scranton on Aug. 26

Singer/songwriter Patrick McGlynn unleashes ‘Monsters’ album in Scranton on Aug. 26

From a press release: Scranton singer/songwriter Patrick McGlynn will debut his new solo record, “Monsters,” on Friday, Aug. 26 during a CD release show at The Keys in downtown Scranton. McGlynn, who is also the frontman of local indie rock band Blinded Passenger, will be playing all eight songs from “Monsters,” along with some additional […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Oi! The Altercation Punk Comedy Tour is coming to The Keys in Scranton on Sept. 6

Oi! The Altercation Punk Comedy Tour is coming to The Keys in Scranton on Sept. 6

From a press release: If you miss the days of punk entertainment for a great price, The Keys has a comedy show for you on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 9 p.m. The Altercation Punk Comedy Tour with JT Habersaat and Jay Chanoine is coming to downtown Scranton with local comedians Elliott Elliott, Dan Hoppel, Erich […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Comedians Ben Kronberg and Nick Lavallee perform with local funnymen in Scranton on July 11

Comedians Ben Kronberg and Nick Lavallee perform with local funnymen in Scranton on July 11

From a press release: National touring comedians Ben Kronberg and Nick Lavallee will perform with local funnymen Russell Austin, Erich Drexler, and host and MC Elliott Elliott at The Keys in downtown Scranton on Monday, July 11 at 8 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door (244 Penn Ave., Scranton), and the show is 21+; […]

 Rich Howells

From Detroit to Scranton, indie pop rockers Flint Eastwood celebrate ‘Small Victories’ after difficult year

From Detroit to Scranton, indie pop rockers Flint Eastwood celebrate ‘Small Victories’ after difficult year

Band makes local debut on Saturday, Oct. 17 at The Keys

Scranton and Detroit have been compared many times over the last few years, as they are both financially distressed cities with industrial, blue-collar histories, yet they share a more positive link as well – the sheer amount of creativity from artists who have risen from these dismal circumstances to produce prolific and vibrant music scenes. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Electric City Music Conference organizers announce new production company, first concert with Flint Eastwood

Electric City Music Conference organizers announce new production company, first concert with Flint Eastwood

From a press release: The organizers of the Electric City Music Conference, Joseph Caviston and Ken Norton, have formally announced plans to form a production company, Meat and Potato Productions. The new company will continue to produce the Electric City Music Conference and Steamtown Music Awards, but will expand into other events as well. Founders […]