Rich Howells

MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE: Death Valley Dreams ‘Turn Out Those Eyes’ for ‘Baby Frankenstein’ film shot in NEPA

As the Northeastern Pennsylvania filmmakers behind “Baby Frankenstein” begin screening their comedic drama in film festivals worldwide, they recently turned to Wilkes-Barre indie/alternative rock band Death Valley Dreams to lead the soundtrack with “Turn Out Those Eyes,” a new song with the throwback feel of an ’80s tune complete with a music video that is […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen and Ed Randazzo at Mauch Chunk Opera House, 01/13/18

PHOTOS: Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen and Ed Randazzo at Mauch Chunk Opera House, 01/13/18

Wilkes-Barre rock trio Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen returned to Jim Thorpe for their first show of the new year on Saturday, Jan. 13, heating up the Mauch Chunk Opera House with some red hot blues licks on a cold, snowy night. West Pittston roots rock vocalist Ed Randazzo opened the concert with some […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Wilkes-Barre’s Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen play the blues in Jim Thorpe on Jan. 13

Wilkes-Barre’s Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen play the blues in Jim Thorpe on Jan. 13

From a press release: Wilkes-Barre blues rockers Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen will return to the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Saturday, Jan. 13 with special guest Ed Randazzo, a roots rock singer from Northeastern Pennsylvania. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Playwriting, filmmaking, and reviewing movies in NEPA with Jeff Boam

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Playwriting, filmmaking, and reviewing movies in NEPA with Jeff Boam

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

 NEPA Scene Staff

Greater Wilkes-Barre hosts Small Business Christmas in July with sales and artwork on July 21

Greater Wilkes-Barre hosts Small Business Christmas in July with sales and artwork on July 21

From a press release: The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, the Third Friday Art Walk, and the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association will host the second annual Small Business Christmas in July on Friday, July 21. All day, over 40 small businesses throughout Greater Wilkes-Barre will offer a special deal or discount at their store location, […]

 Rich Howells

3 NEPA comic shops celebrate Free Comic Book Day on May 6 with artists, cosplayers, and more

3 NEPA comic shops celebrate Free Comic Book Day on May 6 with artists, cosplayers, and more

The first Saturday in May is approaching faster than a speeding bullet, and comic book fans know what that means – Free Comic Book Day is coming to comic shops around the world, including three right here in Northeastern Pennsylvania on May 6. Stores in Scranton, West Pittston, and Honesdale will not only be giving […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

3 NEPA comic stores celebrate Free Comic Book Day on May 7 with sales, artist signings, and more

3 NEPA comic stores celebrate Free Comic Book Day on May 7 with sales, artist signings, and more

Now in its 15th year, the first Saturday in May is always Free Comic Book Day, when comic shops across the country give away special comics to fans of all ages, and three local comic shops in Scranton, West Pittston, and Honesdale will be celebrating again on May 7 with giveaways, sales, artist signings, cosplayers, […]

 Neil Prisco

IN THE OFFICE: Ed Randazzo – West Pittston blues/roots rock singer/songwriter

IN THE OFFICE: Ed Randazzo – West Pittston blues/roots rock singer/songwriter

On Tuesdays, WVIA partners with NEPA Scene to bring you In the Office, a brand new online music series shot in an actual office space at WVIA’s home in Pittston. Featuring original musicians from Northeastern Pennsylvania, the series includes a full live performance video, streaming songs, photos, and an interview that’s exclusive to NEPA Scene. […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Scranton acoustic indie soul band Umbriel

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Scranton acoustic indie soul band Umbriel

Every week of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, our free open mic and talent competition at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, we feature a quick Q&A with the latest audience vote winner, which was Scranton “acoustic indie soul” band Umbriel (singer/guitarist Aarika Whittle, drummer/percussionist Anthony “Shiny” Montini, guitarist Katie Kelly, and bassist Grant Williams) […]

 Rich Howells

Debut of metal group Black River’s Edge will see the ‘Hawk Unleashed’ in Pittston on Sept. 5

Debut of metal group Black River’s Edge will see the ‘Hawk Unleashed’ in Pittston on Sept. 5

New band from West Pittston says whatever they want on unfiltered album

“We’re a hard rock/metal band with aggressive lyrics, and we’re out to blow the roof off anywhere we play.” That’s how vocalist Clay Hawk bluntly described Black River’s Edge, a brand new group blasting out of West Pittston, and with his kind of passion, it’s safe to assume that Diane’s Deli & Internet Cafe will […]