Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton punk rockers Willrow Hood say ‘You Can’t Piss on Hospitality’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton punk rockers Willrow Hood say ‘You Can’t Piss on Hospitality’

In dark times, when everything seems hopeless, a hero will rise and… run away with an ice cream maker? In the classic 1980 “Star Wars” sequel “The Empire Strikes Back,” Willrow Hood is an obscure background character with only seconds of screen time as he flees Cloud City with a silly prop under his arm, […]

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton metal band Traverse the Abyss inspires new fans with ‘Blink’

When Scranton metal band Traverse the Abyss released their self-titled EP last August, they didn’t know that, just a few months later, they would be playing one of their best shows yet with one of the biggest bands to ever come out of their hometown. On Dec. 22, Motionless In White returned to the Electric […]

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Italian circus pops up in Taylor Walmart parking lot from May 17-May 26 on first U.S. tour

Italian circus pops up in Taylor Walmart parking lot from May 17-May 26 on first U.S. tour

Scranton residents and shoppers of the Walmart Supercenter in Taylor may have noticed some large tents popping up in the parking lot over the last few days. It’s easy to assume that it’s just another flower tent or carnival that commonly set up next to local businesses and shopping centers, but what’s underneath here is […]

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New ‘Ink Master’ spin-off series, ‘Grudge Match,’ will star NEPA tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey

New ‘Ink Master’ spin-off series, ‘Grudge Match,’ will star NEPA tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey

It was announced today that, along with a two-season renewal of the popular tattoo competition reality series “Ink Master,” the Paramount Network is expanding this hit franchise with a new spin-off series, “Ink Master: Grudge Match,” starring former Shavertown resident and Kingston tattoo artist and business owner Ryan Ashley Malarkey. According to a press release, […]

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Metal legends The Rods release new album, ‘Brotherhood of Metal,’ with Carbondale drummer Carl Canedy on June 7

Metal legends The Rods release new album, ‘Brotherhood of Metal,’ with Carbondale drummer Carl Canedy on June 7

Legendary heavy metal band The Rods, who have a local connection in drummer Carl Canedy, will release their first full-length album of new original material in eight years, “Brotherhood of Metal,” on Friday, June 7. After making their mark with classic ’80s albums like “The Rods,” “Wild Dogs,” “In the Raw,” and “Let Them Eat […]

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‘At the Drive-In’ documentary on Mahoning Drive-In in Lehighton now available on DVD and digital

‘At the Drive-In’ documentary on Mahoning Drive-In in Lehighton now available on DVD and digital

After screening at film festivals, on television, and at the local drive-in theater that is the subject of this award-winning documentary, “At the Drive-In” is finally available on DVD and digital platforms like iTunes and Amazon. Released on home video on April 9, the heartwarming movie tells the story of the Mahoning Drive-In Theater in […]

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SONG PREMIERE: Scranton indie folk band Sweetnest lets go with dreamy ‘Baby’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton indie folk band Sweetnest lets go with dreamy ‘Baby’

When Amanda Rogan’s first album released last year, the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene was introduced to the soft, delicate music of Sweetnest, a personal project that comes from a place of love and vulnerability for the Scranton singer/songwriter. She is opening up again this year with a new EP on the horizon, and the first […]

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After tour bus accident, Scranton metal band Threatpoint raise funds with Pittston benefit show on April 26

After tour bus accident, Scranton metal band Threatpoint raise funds with Pittston benefit show on April 26

About two weeks ago, Threatpoint was on another run of tour dates across the country when their drive home turned into a terrifying moment that every touring act dreads. According to the Scranton-based thrash/groove metal band, the wheel bearings seized on their tour bus, starting a chain reaction that essentially left the vehicle without brakes […]

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Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw play intimate acoustic show at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on May 31

Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw play intimate acoustic show at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on May 31

It was announced today that Scranton indie rock band Tigers Jaw will return to Northeastern Pennsylvania for a headlining acoustic performance at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, May 31. The intimate all-ages show will celebrate the eighth anniversary of music blog Highway 81 Revisited, which was founded in NEPA and continues to cover bands […]

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VIDEO: Breaking Benjamin’s Aaron Bruch honors Kurt Cobain with Nirvana cover on 25th death anniversary

Aaron Bruch, the bassist and backup singer for multi-platinum Wilkes-Barre rock band Breaking Benjamin, joined many fans and fellow musicians today in remembering Kurt Cobain on the 25th anniversary of the frontman’s death with an acoustic take on a classic Nirvana song. In his first upload to his new YouTube channel, Bruch posted a simple […]

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