Rich Howells

PHOTOS: 2019 Steamtown Music Awards ceremony in Scranton (with winners list), 09/12/19

PHOTOS: 2019 Steamtown Music Awards ceremony in Scranton (with winners list), 09/12/19

The three-day Electric City Music Conference began its sixth annual weekend with the Steamtown Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 12, matching last year’s massive turnout with even more local musicians and industry professionals packing into The V-Spot in Scranton and filling the front parking lot with support and love for the exceptional music scene of […]

 Rich Howells

Learn about the music business with free panels at Stage West in Scranton on Sept. 14

Learn about the music business with free panels at Stage West in Scranton on Sept. 14

With over 150 bands performing in 11 venues throughout Scranton for the Electric City Music Conference this weekend, it’s easy to overlook an important part of the event – the free educational sessions for local musicians and anyone interested in learning more about the music industry. This year, the panels will be held at Stage […]

 Rich Howells

The complete updated guide to the 2019 Electric City Music Conference in Scranton

The complete updated guide to the 2019 Electric City Music Conference in Scranton

The sixth annual Electric City Music Conference will feature performances by over 150 bands in 11 venues throughout Scranton, the Steamtown Music Awards with awards in 37 different categories and special performances of its own, and free panel discussions for local musicians, professionals, and music fans. It’s a great opportunity to see everything that the […]

 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 […]