Rich Howells

Ex-Breaking Benjamin guitarist Aaron Fink plays release show for 4th solo album in Wilkes-Barre on May 18

Ex-Breaking Benjamin guitarist Aaron Fink plays release show for 4th solo album in Wilkes-Barre on May 18

On April 13, the same day that his former band, Breaking Benjamin, released their new album, Northeastern Pennsylvania rock singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Aaron Fink put out his next solo album via Woodhenge Records and is set to play a release show at the new downtown Wilkes-Barre music venue Karl Hall later this month. […]

 Rich Howells

Mother of Scranton musician Ed Cuozzo remembered in 3-day music festival at The Keys June 15-17

Mother of Scranton musician Ed Cuozzo remembered in 3-day music festival at The Keys June 15-17

For most of his life, Scranton singer/songwriter Ed Cuozzo has been creating music as a solo artist and with local bands like Melded, A Fire with Friends, A Social State, Weezer tribute No Memories, and his most recent project, University Drive. That is all thanks to his mother, Doreen Cuozzo-Demming, a music lover who was […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Behind the scenes (and colorful costumes) of ‘Marvel Universe Live’ in Wilkes-Barre

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Behind the scenes (and colorful costumes) of ‘Marvel Universe Live’ in Wilkes-Barre

While Marvel fans of all ages enjoyed “Avengers: Infinity War” last weekend, helping the 19th film in the franchise set the record for the highest movie opening ever, the more mature tone and surprisingly dark ending may have left a few families looking for something lighter now to brighten their spirits before “Ant-Man and the […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Everhart Museum in Scranton creates ‘The Office’ lip dub parody for online dance-off

VIDEO: Everhart Museum in Scranton creates ‘The Office’ lip dub parody for online dance-off

The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art is representing Scranton and the eastern United States in a friendly dance competition among museums around the world – and they need your vote to advance to the next round. The website When You Work at a Museum hosts an annual contest asking museums from around […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet returns from hiatus to play Peach Festival in Scranton on July 19

NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet returns from hiatus to play Peach Festival in Scranton on July 19

In a surprise announcement today, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jamgrass band Cabinet revealed that they will return from hiatus to play only one show in 2018 – the Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Thursday, July 19. Garnering a huge local following and touring the country since forming in 2006, the popular […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA jazz and ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ musician Bob Dorough dies at 94, leaves lasting legacy

NEPA jazz and ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ musician Bob Dorough dies at 94, leaves lasting legacy

Singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer Bob Dorough may not have been born in Northeastern Pennsylvania, but he was well-known and well-loved in the many years he spent here. Dorough died of natural causes yesterday in his home in Mount Bethel at the age of 94, leaving behind a legacy that includes many classic “Schoolhouse Rock!” […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: ‘SCENE’ compilation release show at The Bog in Scranton, 04/06/18

PHOTOS: ‘SCENE’ compilation release show at The Bog in Scranton, 04/06/18

Before the Internet provided easy ways to sample, discover, share, and download new music, compilation CDs were a great way to find your next favorite band – and they still can be. These collections are still made today, but not as frequently in their old physical forms of tapes and compact discs, so to celebrate […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announces new venues and 50 more acts in Scranton

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announces new venues and 50 more acts in Scranton

After announcing its initial 65 performers via NEPA Scene last month, the Electric City Music Conference has announced 50 more live acts and the participating venues for the fifth annual event in Scranton and surrounding cities like Olyphant. Venues returning for the 2018 conference are the Backyard Ale House, The Bog, Levels Bar & Grill […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEOS: Watch full String Fling and Guitarmageddon concerts from Scranton Cultural Center

VIDEOS: Watch full String Fling and Guitarmageddon concerts from Scranton Cultural Center

Following the success of the third annual Winter Blues Guitarmageddon on Feb. 16, the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple debuted a new regional music showcase, the Steamtown String Fling, on March 23, and Electric City Television was there to film them both to air intermittently on the Scranton public access channel. If you […]

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VIDEO: Scranton briefly referenced again by John Oliver on HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight’

VIDEO: Scranton briefly referenced again by John Oliver on HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight’

While it has been seven months since comedian John Oliver’s news satire program “Last Week Tonight” featured Scranton on HBO, but it’s clear that the Electric City left an impression on him. Oliver ended last night’s show with a segment on some of the last remaining brick-and-mortar Blockbusters in Alaska. With business dwindling at these […]