Rich Howells

Christian comedian John Crist cancels Wilkes-Barre show after sexual misconduct allegations

Christian comedian John Crist cancels Wilkes-Barre show after sexual misconduct allegations

Last week, stand-up comedian and Internet personality John Crist canceled his show scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township, just days before the event. A statement shared by the arena on Nov. 6 said, “In an effort to focus on his health, John Crist has made […]

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Stroudsburg rockers The Crowning animate the ‘End of the World’ by social media

Many investigations and studies have been done on the effects of social media in our lives, though being a parent in 2019 is all anyone needs to observe just how deeply the Internet can change us firsthand. Stroudsburg rock band The Crowning rages against this machine in “End of the World,” a single with a […]

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Animated Wilkes-Barre band Cut Up Naked Teenagers can give ‘Anything But a Tomorrow’

A beautiful summer day or a candlelit dinner would inspire most singer/songwriters to write a love song, but Elvis Aron Deadly is not most singer/songwriters. Instead, cheesy B-movies and nuclear annihilation brought his latest single, “Anything But a Tomorrow,” to life – and imminent death – which is what Cut Up Naked Teenagers is all […]

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PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Inaugural Darkenheavy Campfest at Mountain Sky in Jermyn, 09/28-29/19

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Inaugural Darkenheavy Campfest at Mountain Sky in Jermyn, 09/28-29/19

Halloween came early to Mountain Sky last month when Darkenheavy Campfest took over the outdoor Jermyn music venue. Held Friday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Sept. 29, NEPA Scene covered two of the three days of this inaugural horror-themed event that brought all types of heavy metal, punk rock, and hardcore music to two stages in […]

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Black Nihil brings black metal to Scranton in horror-inspired debut ‘Cross My Heart’

Seeing Black Nihil on stages across the area, one may initially assume they’re a Norwegian band touring through Northeastern Pennsylvania, but soon it is clear that they represent Scranton’s own take on the controversial black metal genre. They’re not lighting churches on fire, but they are burning down the conventions of what metal can be […]

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SONG PREMIERE: Scranton rock band Black Hole Heart recalls ‘Fever Dream’ in new genre-defiant EP

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton rock band Black Hole Heart recalls ‘Fever Dream’ in new genre-defiant EP

Alternative… punk… hard rock… whatever you want to call Black Hole Heart, you can’t say that this Scranton band is stuck in their ways. From their 2016 debut through their upcoming EP, vocalist/guitarist Kyle Lukasewicz and lead guitarist Steve Zampano have consistently let the music rather than genre conventions guide their songs. This will be […]

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Vintage Theater 10th anniversary show reunites 6 NEPA bands in Scranton on Nov. 29

Vintage Theater 10th anniversary show reunites 6 NEPA bands in Scranton on Nov. 29

First announced back in June, a show celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Vintage Theater now has a set venue and an extra band added to the mix. Remembered today as one of Scranton’s greatest all-ages art and event spaces, The Vintage left a lasting impression on many local musicians and actors during its five-year […]

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SONG PREMIERE: ‘Drive Away’ into the dreamy sci-fi space of Scranton duo Goodnight, Captain

SONG PREMIERE: ‘Drive Away’ into the dreamy sci-fi space of Scranton duo Goodnight, Captain

Young musicians may grow older and bands can part ways, but that doesn’t mean that passion for making music goes away – it just changes form. After a two-year hiatus, Scranton singer/songwriter Patrick McGlynn and guitarist Stefan Ogonosky got together with their bandmates Steve Werner and Kevin Stone to play one final Blinded Passenger show […]

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Peach Music Festival takes over 4th of July weekend in 2020, new aftermovie released

Peach Music Festival takes over 4th of July weekend in 2020, new aftermovie released

It was announced today that the Peach Music Festival will return to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain and Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton for its ninth year but, this time, it will be held on Thursday, July 2 through Sunday, July 5 in 2020. “That’s right, Peach people – we’re taking over 4th of July […]

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Menzingers won’t host annual Holiday Show in Scranton in 2019 but have new NEPA plans for 2020

Menzingers won’t host annual Holiday Show in Scranton in 2019 but have new NEPA plans for 2020

A little over a week after The Menzingers played an acoustic set in Wilkes-Barre for their hometown fans, the Scranton punk band announced today that they won’t return in December for their annual Holiday Show. Also featuring local breakout bands like Tigers Jaw; Captain, We’re Sinking; Three Man Cannon; and Petal that have gone on […]

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