Scranton electronic artist Lady Hectic returns with new album and Mystery Masquerade Ball benefiting NEPA youth
From a press release:
Scranton electronic musician and Hectic Management and Promotions owner Stephanie Hill, a.k.a. Lady Hectic, has been quiet for the past two years – and for good reason. When her daughter was born on July 4, 2017, she took some time away to enjoy being a mother for the first time. Now she’s ready to come back into the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene with a new album and a mysterious new event.
On Saturday, July 13, on the seventh anniversary of her very first album release, Lady Hectic will release a double LP retrospective from her entire catalog of music called “The Journey from Lady to Raven,” consisting of an A-side of “greatest hits” and a B-side of collaborations with and remixes by other artists, both local and abroad.
Since it has been a while since she was an active member of the music scene, Hill feels this album will be a great way to reintroduce herself to the community. As an added bonus, this Hectic record will be tied to the new event she is introducing this fall. The album, her first since 2016’s “Evolution of the Unknown” and the 2017 single “Beauty and Sass” made in honor of her newborn daughter, will be available on Bandcamp for $8; the funds will be used to offset the organizational and operational costs of the Mystery Masquerade Ball on Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Keyser Valley Community Center (103 N. Keyser Ave., Scranton).
Hosted by Hectic Management and Promotions, this charitable event will run from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. with DJ Quoth spinning everyone’s favorite ’80s and ’90s tracks. Space Time Mead and Cider Works will be providing samples and have spirits available for purchase. And, as the title suggests, there will be a mystery to solve, complete with prizes. There will also be prizes for best mask and best overall costume, so while not required, dressing the part is suggested.
Tickets, which are $10, are on sale now on the Facebook event page, and proceeds will be donated to the NEPA Youth Shelter, a nonprofit with a mission to provide quality emergency shelter and related services to unaccompanied youth ages 14 through high school graduation from all counties in Northeastern Pennsylvania. With a focus on social justice and advocacy, the shelter provides essentials such as food, clothing, and bathrooms, as well as services such as educational support, counseling, family reunification, and/or preparation for independent living, welcoming youth from all backgrounds and especially LGBTQ+ youth, as this population constitutes a high percentage of homeless youth in the area.
If any individuals or businesses would like to donate prizes or money for raffles, they can contact Stephanie Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the Hectic Management and Promotions Facebook page.
Read NEPA Scene’s 2015 interview with Lady Hectic here and listen to Quoth and the Gary Goblins talk about creating experimental/industrial/electronica music and how they first discovered these genres, the state of electronic and industrial music today, the difference between their work and EDM, building an electronic scene in NEPA, finding venues to support this music, winning the Steamtown Music Awards after years of work and many albums, and more in Episode 83 of the NEPA Scene Podcast: