Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Stories and a new season from the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Stories and a new season from the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

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 […]

 Rich Howells

Free DIY shows return to Curry Donuts parking lot in Wilkes-Barre on May 26

Free DIY shows return to Curry Donuts parking lot in Wilkes-Barre on May 26

Spring has sprung, and with the warmer weather comes the return of the Curry shows, held regularly throughout the summer in the parking lot of a Curry Donuts just outside of downtown Wilkes-Barre. Organized by Cody Novitski of Wilkes-Barre emo rock band Black Diamond, George Rittenhouse, and the Curry staff, these free DIY outdoor concerts […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pop punk band All Time Low returns to Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre to meet fans on June 4

Pop punk band All Time Low returns to Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre to meet fans on June 4

From a press release: With a new album called “Last Young Renegade” coming out next Friday, June 2, Maryland pop punk band All Time Low will meet fans and sign autographs at the Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, June 4 at 5 p.m., as they did back in 2015. As with previous Gallery […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Break the Barrier indie wrestling festival in Old Forge and Powerbomb.TV

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Break the Barrier indie wrestling festival in Old Forge and Powerbomb.TV

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 […]

 Rich Howells

ALBUM REVIEW: Wilkes-Barre’s Beyond Fallen revives classic metal with ‘As the Spires Fall’

ALBUM REVIEW: Wilkes-Barre’s Beyond Fallen revives classic metal with ‘As the Spires Fall’

While based in Wilkes-Barre, many countries outside of the United States have been integral to the history of metal band Beyond Fallen. Their first demo EP received distribution in Europe, and their second full-length album, “Mindfire,” came out through Melissa Records in the Netherlands in 2007. Later that year, they flew to Germany to perform […]

 Rich Howells

Break the Barrier indie wrestling festival smashes into GSW Arena in Old Forge on June 11

Break the Barrier indie wrestling festival smashes into GSW Arena in Old Forge on June 11

“WWE SmackDown Live” sold out the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township last year (with “WWE Monday Night Raw” coming back this June), and smaller promotions like Big Time Wrestling have stopped in the area over the years (like those classic CYC matches), so it’s safe to say that wrestling is as […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton’s Tigers Jaw will play and meet fans at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on June 26

Scranton’s Tigers Jaw will play and meet fans at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on June 26

Following a signing last week with Scranton metal band Motionless In White, the Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre announced today that fellow Scranton rockers Tigers Jaw will be meeting fans and performing a short set at the record store on Monday, June 26 at 7 p.m. following the anticipated release of their new album, “Spin,” […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre announces 2017-2018 season with 55 different shows

F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre announces 2017-2018 season with 55 different shows

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts has announced the lineup for its 31st season as the premier performing arts center in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Always “At the Heart of the Arts and Entertainment,” the Kirby Center’s 2017-2018 season once again delivers a diverse, star-studded group of performances that include the […]

 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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Richard Marx performs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on July 7

Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Richard Marx performs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on July 7

From a press release: Chicago singer, songwriter, and producer Richard Marx, named one of Billboard’s “Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists,” will be bringing his adult contemporary/pop rock hits to stage of the Keystone Grand Ballroom at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, July 7 at 8 p.m. Ticket prices start at $29 […]

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