Rich Howells

Wilkes-Barre’s Curse of Sorrow singer loses home in fire, NEPA music scene bands together in support

Wilkes-Barre’s Curse of Sorrow singer loses home in fire, NEPA music scene bands together in support

Two families lost everything in a fire that destroyed their apartment building in Ashley in Luzerne County early Sunday morning. Unfortunately, one of them was the family of Nick Brandolino, better known to local music fans as Nick Necro, vocalist of Wilkes-Barre “grave rock” band The Curse of Sorrow. Six different fire departments fought the […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre bluegrass band Cabinet parts ways with original drummer Jami Novak

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre bluegrass band Cabinet parts ways with original drummer Jami Novak

Just two days after announcing the upcoming release of their next album, “Cool River,” and debuting a new single, “Bottom of the Sea,” Scranton/Wilkes-Barre bluegrass band Cabinet has officially parted ways with their original drummer and percussionist Jami Novak. In a message to fans posted on the group’s Facebook page today, Cabinet briefly explained the […]

 Alex Seeley

PHOTOS: The Lonely Moon debut show with Permanence, Amplifiers, and University Drive in Wilkes-Barre, 04/13/17

PHOTOS: The Lonely Moon debut show with Permanence, Amplifiers, and University Drive in Wilkes-Barre, 04/13/17

The Lonely Moon, a new solo project from Rafael Pimentel, former guitarist and backing vocalist for Scranton post-hardcore band Silhouette Lies, rose last Thursday, April 13 at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre, surrounded by friends and former bandmates who joined him for the project’s debut live performance. Another new alternative rock band from Scranton, Permanence, […]

 Rich Howells

STREAMING: Cabinet flows to ‘Bottom of the Sea’ in 1st single from new album ‘Cool River’

STREAMING: Cabinet flows to ‘Bottom of the Sea’ in 1st single from new album ‘Cool River’

As Cabinet prepares for a spring tour that includes their fifth annual Susquehanna Breakdown Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre bluegrass band has announced that their next album, “Cool River,” will be out on Friday, Oct. 13, releasing a new single, “Bottom of the Sea,” now along with a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Comedic musical ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ scams its way into Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre April 21-30

Comedic musical ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ scams its way into Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre April 21-30

From a press release: A casino, a bodyguard, a con artist or two, and some wealthy young women. Love, lies, and even a few laughs. Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre presents the comedic musical “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” beginning Friday, April 21 at 8 p.m. and running through Sunday, April 30. The show is directed by Katie […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Poetry in Transit seeking local poems to display on Luzerne County buses in Wilkes-Barre

Poetry in Transit seeking local poems to display on Luzerne County buses in Wilkes-Barre

From a press release: Poetry in Transit, an award-winning community program, is inviting writers to submit poems to be featured on Luzerne County Transportation Authority buses. The submission deadline for this year’s program is next Friday, April 28. The theme for the 2017 program is “migration,” and poems should reflect some aspect of this theme. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

40th annual Cherry Blossom Festival blooms with free entertainment at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre April 22-23

40th annual Cherry Blossom Festival blooms with free entertainment at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre April 22-23

From a press release: The city of Wilkes-Barre will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its annual Cherry Blossom Festival at Kirby Park on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23 with food and craft vendors, amusement rides and games, and live entertainment, including music and dancing. The free festival will run from 11 a.m. through […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Watch the Season 10 premiere of ‘Doctor Who’ with spin-off ‘Class’ in NEPA theaters April 17-19

Watch the Season 10 premiere of ‘Doctor Who’ with spin-off ‘Class’ in NEPA theaters April 17-19

From a press release: Fathom Events will present the Season 10 premiere of hit science fiction series “Doctor Who” in movie theaters nationwide for two nights only on Monday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 19 at 7 p.m. both days, following BBC America’s television premiere on Saturday, April 15 at 9 p.m. In addition to […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Meet Foghat at Grotto Pizza in Wilkes-Barre before they play Rock 107 Birthday Bash on April 13

Meet Foghat at Grotto Pizza in Wilkes-Barre before they play Rock 107 Birthday Bash on April 13

From a press release: Hours before multi-platinum-selling blues rock band Foghat hits the stage at Scranton classic rock radio station Rock 107’s annual Birthday Bash at The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, April 13, the band will be meeting fans for free at the nearby Grotto Pizza next to the Wyoming Valley Mall in […]

 Corey Kime

6 quick questions with Fastball on their 6th album and 20+ years of catchy ’90s rock

6 quick questions with Fastball on their 6th album and 20+ years of catchy ’90s rock

Whether you grew up in the ‘90s or just appreciate all the amazing rock music that came out of that decade, songs by Fastball are certainly in your playlist. Hitting No. 1 on the Billboard chart, earning a Grammy nomination, and named one of the 100 Greatest Songs of the 1990s by VH1, “The Way” […]

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