Rich Howells

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Scranton grunge rock band Graces Downfall

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Scranton grunge rock band Graces Downfall

Graces Downfall City: Scranton Genre(s): Rock, grunge, post-grunge, hard rock, alternative rock, metal Years active: 2005-present Sounds like: Graces Downfall is crowd-pleasing, made-for-radio rock that doesn’t feel forced or manufactured – it’s just genuinely catchy and kick-ass fun. After 12 years, they still know how to pack a place with tipsy dancers or metal-loving moshers […]

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YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Scranton doom metal band Earthmouth

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Scranton doom metal band Earthmouth

Earthmouth City: Scranton Genre(s): Doom metal, psychedelic metal, stoner metal Years active: 2012-present Sounds like: Earthmouth is an apt name, as their music would likely be the sound you would hear if the unforgiving earth rose up and swallowed you whole, dragging you down into the fabled depths of hell. The word “brutal” is thrown […]

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YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Scranton grunge punk band Moral Code

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Scranton grunge punk band Moral Code

Moral Code City: Scranton Genre(s): Grunge punk, punk rock, alternative rock, rock Years active: 2015-present Sounds like: With the energy of a pop or skate punk band but the grungy guitar and bass of alternative rock, Moral Code isn’t as stringent as their name, able to slip in and out of different rock genres with […]

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YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Scranton hard rock band Hearts Unknown

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Scranton hard rock band Hearts Unknown

Hearts Unknown City: Scranton/Duryea Genre(s): Hard rock, alternative rock, metal Years active: 2015-present Sounds like: Hearts Unknown takes the best elements of the early 2000s “nu-metal” era and builds on its melodic foundations to create crisp, clear, and catchy hard rock that feels fresh with youthful headbanging angst. With a new name and debut album […]

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YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Wilkes-Barre alternative rock band Inner Temple

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Wilkes-Barre alternative rock band Inner Temple

Inner Temple City: Wilkes-Barre Genre(s): Alternative rock, grunge, rock Years active: 2014-present Sounds like: The sound of Inner Temple envelopes you in a huge, thick wall of guitar tones with dark, fuzzy bass and pounding drums driving the emotionally charged lyrics forward. Like a hidden gem record from the ’90s grunge era given a modern […]

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YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Scranton post-hardcore band Silhouette Lies

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Scranton post-hardcore band Silhouette Lies

Silhouette Lies City: Scranton Genre(s): Post-hardcore, hard rock, metal Years active: 2010-2016 Sounds like: For six years, Silhouette Lies has played hundreds of shows and attended hundreds more as fans and supporters of the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene, but they have forged an accessible sound quite unlike any of their peers. These post-hardcore songs contain […]

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YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Kingston alternative rock band Westpoint

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Kingston alternative rock band Westpoint

Westpoint City: Kingston Genre(s): Alternative rock, punk rock, grunge, rock Years active: 2013-present Sounds like: If you ever descended a stranger’s staircase for a basement show wondering what you’re in for that night, this is the kind of loud, raucous rock music you’re hoping to hear. Westpoint strives to be a “to the point” band […]

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YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Scranton groove metal band Threatpoint

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Scranton groove metal band Threatpoint

Threatpoint City: Scranton Genre(s): Metal, heavy metal, hard rock Years active: 2012-present Sounds like: From day one, Threatpoint has defined themselves as “Electric City groove metal,” and they’ve lived up to that label ever since, whipping up mosh pits across the country with aggressive vocals, frantic riffs, pounding drums, and hooks that sink into your […]

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YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Scranton Americana singer/songwriter Tom Graham

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Scranton Americana singer/songwriter Tom Graham

Tom Graham City: Scranton Genre(s): Americana, folk, blues, indie, rock Years active: 1997-present Sounds like: Whether you’re sitting in a small theater, around a campfire, on a back porch, or parked on a bar stool in your local pub, there’s nothing like hearing stories told in simple, yet poetic language from a good singer/songwriter – […]

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YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Wilkes-Barre heavy metal band Beyond Fallen

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Wilkes-Barre heavy metal band Beyond Fallen

Beyond Fallen City: Wilkes-Barre Genre(s): Metal, heavy metal, hard rock Years active: 2003-present Sounds like: If you wish more modern bands had the same epic feel of the classic metal rockers you grew up with, Beyond Fallen creates badass, mosh-ready music just for you. Sounding more like they came from Europe than Wilkes-Barre, their rebellious, […]

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