PHOTOS: University Drive debut show with Black Hole Heart, Purcell, and Karate Camp in Scranton, 08/20/16
Back in June, NEPA Scene premiered the very first song, “Only in the Way,” from University Drive, the brand new project from Scranton singer/songwriter Edward Cuozzo, so of course we had to catch the band’s anticipated debut show at the AfA Gallery in downtown Scranton, particularly with such a solid lineup of alternative, indie, and punk rock.
Black Hole Heart, Purcell, and Karate Camp, all based in the Scranton area, powered through high-energy sets that made the Electric City truly feel electric that night, so we left a few blurry photos in there to capture that vitality.
In addition to Cuozzo, former frontman of A Social State, the live lineup of University Drive included current and former members of A Fire with Friends, Pity Party, Those Clever Foxes, and Lost Continents playing a seven-song set that felt fresh yet familiar for fans old and new.
Drawing a sizable crowd, many left the show commenting how it felt like “the old days” of the local music scene, which promoted a handwritten petition for the AfA Gallery to host more all-ages shows like this one – a testament to how memorable the concert was just minutes after it ended and the impact that University Drive could have on the scene in the future.
Watch our video of University Drive’s full set below:
The band’s first album, recorded at JL Studios in Olyphant, is due for release later this year.
by Rich Howells
Rich is an award-winning journalist, longtime blogger, photographer, and podcast host. He is the founder and editor of NEPA Scene.