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Electric City Music Conference hosts first film screening with live music at Stage West in Scranton on Nov. 19

Electric City Music Conference hosts first film screening with live music at Stage West in Scranton on Nov. 19
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This year, the Electric City Music Conference will be adding film premieres to its ever-expanding repertoire.

On Friday, Nov. 19, the short film “Hometown Boys” will have its Scranton premiere at Stage West in Scranton as part of the event.

The film follows “four idiots on a heist, a shit-ton of neon-colored lube, and a gimp in a quaint Scranton, Pennsylvania porn store” and asks, “What could go wrong?” Scranton native and local music scene veteran Jamie Sutor wrote and directed the short that stars Grant Terzakis, Nate Pringle, and Kayla Klein, to name a few.

Doors at Stage West (301 N. Main Ave., Scranton) open at 6 p.m., followed with performances by Change, Off Gaurd, and Skylar Love. A brief reception, meet and greet, and happy hour will take place from 8 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

“I’ve known Jamie forever. He was a regular at my club Eleanor Rigby’s back in the day and we always got along really well. I’ve been following his film career out in LA, and when he approached me about premiering the film at the ECMC, it felt like a natural fit,” ECMC organizer Joe Caviston explained.

The film and its trailers will be introduced and screened by Sutor. Following the screening, Sutor and the film’s star Grant Terzakis will host a question and answer session.

Then there will be an afterparty featuring DJs sets by FlipSwitch and Cryptic, along with live performances by hip-hop acts Lucas Hex, Illegal Siegel, CJ Suprxme, P!THXN, Sellz, and Gus the Savage.

Notably, Lucas Hex will perform a short set immediately following the screening. Sutor and Hex were in a band together called Aesthetic that many locals will remember from the early 2000s. Sutor was also in a successful local band called One Last Time that received national attention in the mid-2000s.

Stage West schedule

6 p.m.: Doors, reception, meet and greet
6:30 p.m.: Change
7 p.m.: Off Gaurd
7:45 p.m.: Skylar Love
8:30 p.m.: “Hometown Boys” screening
9:30 p.m.: Question and answer session
10 p.m.: Lucas Hex
10:30 p.m.: Illegal Seigal
11 p.m.: CJ Suprxme and P!THXN
11:30 p.m.: Sellz
Midnight: Gus the Savage
12:30 a.m.-2 p.m.: FlipSwitch B2B Cryptic

The live music and movie is 18+, while the afterparty is 21+. Tickets, which are $10, are on sale now via Eventbrite. All tickets include a hopper pass for all venues participating in the conference.

Stay tuned to NEPA Scene for more ECMC announcements this week.

The eighth annual Electric City Music Conference and Steamtown Music Awards ceremony will return to Scranton on Thursday, Nov. 18 through Saturday, Nov. 20. As the largest event of its kind in the area, this celebration of the diverse local music scene is much more than a music festival, bringing hundreds of artists and music industry professionals together annually to meet and network while recognizing and showcasing established and up-and-coming musicians in various Scranton venues.