Rich Howells

MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE: Behind the Grey snaps fans out of technology’s trance in ‘Death Groove’

Walking in to a darkened warehouse in Moosic on a cold November day, the red and orange glow of standing lights illuminate a shadowy circle of people stuck in a trance, staring off like mindless zombies. Thankfully, as the cameras start rolling, it becomes clear that this isn’t some cult ritual, but a music video […]

 Rich Howells

Ring in the new year with sexy Noir Nights masquerade party at Stage West in Scranton on Dec. 31

Ring in the new year with sexy Noir Nights masquerade party at Stage West in Scranton on Dec. 31

Scranton may seem a little traditional or backwards to some, but the recent success of Noir Nights has shown that the city does has a provocative side, at least behind closed doors. Debuting on Mischief Night just before Halloween and returning on Black Friday, the sexy and seductive pop-up bar is back at Stage West […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton singer/songwriter James Barrett deals with change in ‘First Days of July’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton singer/songwriter James Barrett deals with change in ‘First Days of July’

This weekend, Scranton singer/songwriter James Barrett will once again live out a longtime dream and return to the Scranton Cultural Center to open The Menzingers’ annual NEPA Holiday Show – this time with a full band. To give locals a taste of what that will sound like, he is premiering a brand new single today, […]

 Rich Howells

Initial Peach Music Festival lineup announced with Phil Lesh, Trey Anastasio, String Cheese Incident, and more

Initial Peach Music Festival lineup announced with Phil Lesh, Trey Anastasio, String Cheese Incident, and more

Last month, Live Nation made it official that the Peach Music Festival will be back for its eighth straight year at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain and Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton on Thursday, July 25 through Sunday, July 28, and today the initial lineup was released. The bands with top billing will be working […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton metal band Behind the Grey take on tech in ‘Death Groove’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton metal band Behind the Grey take on tech in ‘Death Groove’

Technology is great – it allows us to communicate in ways people never thought possible just a few decades ago, and it gives the NEPA Scene staff this platform to bring you new music, but it also has its downsides, as Scranton metal band Behind the Grey highlights in the heavy but catchy “Death Groove.” […]

 Rich Howells

Motionless In White sells out 1st hometown club show in nearly 10 years at Levels in Scranton on Dec. 22

Motionless In White sells out 1st hometown club show in nearly 10 years at Levels in Scranton on Dec. 22

When Scranton metal band Motionless In White announced last month that they would return to their hometown just before Christmas for a special concert to close out the year, the news spread like wildfire and tickets started going fast when they went on sale on Nov. 17, selling out in just a few weeks. The […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton folk punk band Old Charades recalls ‘Last Days of the Wild Ones’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton folk punk band Old Charades recalls ‘Last Days of the Wild Ones’

Scranton folk punk band Old Charades has been fairly quiet this year, save for a handful of shows in their hometown and Philadelphia, but that is changing today as they premiere a brand new song, “Last Days of the Wild Ones,” exclusively on NEPA Scene. The trio wrote and later recorded a few tracks in […]

 Rich Howells

Eye on Attraction will perform original 20-minute epic Harry Potter song at Stage West in Scranton on Dec. 28

Eye on Attraction will perform original 20-minute epic Harry Potter song at Stage West in Scranton on Dec. 28

With “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” in theaters now and Harry Potter fandom still going strong 21 years after the character’s literary debut (spawning new events like Wizardfest), Scranton progressive/alternative rock band Eye on Attraction is digging up a nearly 20-minute “wizard rock” song they wrote years ago and playing it live in its […]

 Rich Howells

The Menzingers shake up NEPA Holiday Show lineup at Scranton Cultural Center on Dec. 22

The Menzingers shake up NEPA Holiday Show lineup at Scranton Cultural Center on Dec. 22

Since it was first announced in October, fans of The Menzingers have been eager to learn who would perform with them at the punk band’s annual Scranton homecoming – the NEPA Holiday Show at the Scranton Cultural Center – on Saturday, Dec. 22. For years, fellow Scranton bands Tigers Jaw; Captain, We’re Sinking; and Three […]

 Rich Howells

Reunited Wilkes-Barre band Lifer headlines Christmas show at former Voodoo Lounge in Luzerne on Dec. 22

Reunited Wilkes-Barre band Lifer headlines Christmas show at former Voodoo Lounge in Luzerne on Dec. 22

This year, three original members of Wilkes-Barre nu metal band Lifer have been kicking it old school with several well-received reunion shows, so it’s only fitting that they close out 2018 at a venue that many local music fans remember from the group’s early days. It was announced today that Lifer will headline “A Not-So-Silent […]

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