Rich Howells

Scranton music and theatre communities remember Michael Draper at public memorial on Sept. 15

Scranton music and theatre communities remember Michael Draper at public memorial on Sept. 15

Since Michael Draper passed away on Aug. 9, his friends in both the music and theatre communities of Northeastern Pennsylvania have been recalling his remarkable impact both privately and publicly on social media. Next week, they’ll have a chance to pay their respects together. While Draper had type 1 diabetes and was in and out […]

 Rich Howells

REVIEW/PHOTOS: We are your kind – Slipknot celebrates 20 years with Scranton

REVIEW/PHOTOS: We are your kind – Slipknot celebrates 20 years with Scranton

When Slipknot first broke out as national artists in 1999, many dismissed the nine masked maniacs as a gimmicky novelty act whose popularity would soon fade along with the nu metal genre of the early 2000s. But 20 years later, as they top Billboard with the No. 1 album in the United States and the […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Exeter heavy metal band Royal Hell summons a ‘Higher Court’

Exeter heavy metal band Royal Hell has been writing original songs and playing shows for three years, but they haven’t released an album of their hard work yet. That changes this fall starting with “Higher Court,” a new song accompanied by a dark music video premiering locally today on NEPA Scene. Living and breathing classic […]

 Rich Howells

Carbondale drummer Carl Canedy of The Rods debuts solo band in Binghamton on Sept. 8

Carbondale drummer Carl Canedy of The Rods debuts solo band in Binghamton on Sept. 8

2019 continues to be a busy year for Carbondale musician and producer Carl Canedy, best known as the drummer of The Rods since they formed in 1980. The legendary heavy metal band released their first full-length album of new original material in eight years, “Brotherhood of Metal,” on June 7, and soon after, it was […]

 Rich Howells

Midsummer Shred rock show takes over Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton on Aug. 9

Midsummer Shred rock show takes over Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton on Aug. 9

While the Peach Music Festival and Camp Bisco have wrapped up for the year, Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton isn’t done hosting live music for the season. Today, the venue adjacent to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain announced Midsummer Shred, a live rock show on the stage inside the waterpark. The new all-ages event on […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Netflix releases Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ teaser trailer about NEPA hitman and crime family

VIDEO: Netflix releases Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ teaser trailer about NEPA hitman and crime family

In February, a commercial for “The Irishman” aired on television during the Oscars, but it simply confirmed that the highly anticipated Martin Scorsese film would be coming to Netflix this fall without showing any footage, instead opting for a simple voiceover as bullet shells fell past the names of stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet reunites with Railroad Earth at Pat Garrett Amphitheater in Bethel on Aug. 31

NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet reunites with Railroad Earth at Pat Garrett Amphitheater in Bethel on Aug. 31

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jamgrass band Cabinet headlined the Grateful Get Down 4 in Biglerville near Gettysburg last month, but if you missed their only music festival performance of 2019, you’re in luck – they’ve announced a special show with New Jersey roots rock/Americana jam band Railroad Earth on Saturday, Aug. 31 at the Pat Garrett Amphitheater in […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Wilkes-Barre horror punks Cut Up Naked Teenagers are ‘Touched by Evil’

When you hear a band name like Cut Up Naked Teenagers, it’s easy to expect a horror punk sound and aesthetic. However, there’s more to these Wilkes-Barre-based rockers than blood, guts, and a love of cult movies. Those looking for those elements will certainly find them in their dark pogo punk, but vocalist/guitarist Elvis Aron […]

 Rich Howells

Tröegs introduces peachy new beer, Fuzzy Nudge, at Peach Music Festival in Scranton, with limited NEPA release

Tröegs introduces peachy new beer, Fuzzy Nudge, at Peach Music Festival in Scranton, with limited NEPA release

As the official craft beer of the eighth annual Peach Music Festival, Tröegs Independent Brewing is coming from Hershey to Scranton this weekend to pour brews from Thursday, July 25 through Sunday, July 28, including one brand new beer made specifically for the festival. In addition to Perpetual IPA, Field Study IPA, Sunshine Pils, and […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference artist schedule at 11 Scranton venues announced

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference artist schedule at 11 Scranton venues announced

The Electric City Music Conference held an announcement party at Stage West in Scranton on July 5, revealing all the nominees for the 2019 Steamtown Music Awards as well as the conference’s artist schedule. ECMC producers Joe Caviston and Ken Norton read off all the nominees in 35 categories, sharing the stage with live performances […]