Rich Howells

Alternative rock band Cold takes first tour in 8 years to Levels in Scranton on Sept. 1

Alternative rock band Cold takes first tour in 8 years to Levels in Scranton on Sept. 1

Last month, gold-selling alternative rock band Cold released the first song from their first studio album in eight years. Today, they announced their first tour in over eight years, and it includes some special surprises for music fans in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Cold’s new lineup features Berwick native Nick Coyle on guitar, a singer/songwriter who fronted […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Scranton alternative rockers University Drive join Cold on national tour

EXCLUSIVE: Scranton alternative rockers University Drive join Cold on national tour

While they’ve received a lot of positive feedback and reviews recently from their new album, “Clear,” Scranton alternative rock band University Drive never expected to impress a national act so much that they would be invited to tour with them. Last month, gold-selling alternative rock band Cold released the first single from their first studio […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton musician Spenser Hogans, 29, remembered by NEPA music scene and showcase on July 10

Scranton musician Spenser Hogans, 29, remembered by NEPA music scene and showcase on July 10

A concert meant to be a showcase for local music is now dedicated to the memory of Spenser Spirit Hogans and raising money for the family of a kind and talented young musician from Scranton gone too soon. Hogans, a member of Scranton/Philadelphia indie rock band Three Man Cannon and a solo musician who often […]

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EXCLUSIVE: 2019 Steamtown Music Award nominees in 35 categories announced in Scranton

EXCLUSIVE: 2019 Steamtown Music Award nominees in 35 categories announced in Scranton

On Friday, July 5, the Electric City Music Conference held an announcement party at Stage West in Scranton, revealing all the nominees for the 2019 Steamtown Music Awards, including those in new categories added this year. ECMC producers Joe Caviston and Ken Norton read off all the nominees, sharing the stage with live performances by […]

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SONG PREMIERE: Scranton indie pop band Black Tie Stereo looks for ‘Somebody Like You’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton indie pop band Black Tie Stereo looks for ‘Somebody Like You’

Like a lot of young bands hoping to break out on a national level, Scranton indie pop band Black Tie Stereo has begun a Kickstarter campaign to fund their next album. But unlike many others, they’re going into it with several advantages. The first is that they’ve run a successful crowdfunding campaign before to fund […]

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Taking Back Sunday guitarist plays at The Keys in Scranton with new band Fate’s Got a Driver on Aug. 3

Taking Back Sunday guitarist plays at The Keys in Scranton with new band Fate’s Got a Driver on Aug. 3

Fate’s Got a Driver, a new post-hardcore band featuring guitarist Eddie Reyes of platinum emo rock group Taking Back Sunday, was forced to postpone their first Scranton show in March “due to an unforeseen medical emergency.” Now they have announced that the makeup date will be Saturday, Aug. 3 at The Keys in downtown Scranton. […]

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Cold debuts new song with Berwick musician Nick Coyle of Lifer, will release new album Sept. 13

Cold debuts new song with Berwick musician Nick Coyle of Lifer, will release new album Sept. 13

In early 2017, NEPA Scene broke the news that Berwick native Nick Coyle, a singer/songwriter who fronted various local bands over the years like Lifer, The Drama Club, Stardog Champion, and Death Valley Dreams, had joined alternative rock band Cold as their new guitarist. Now, the gold-selling national act has released the first single from […]

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Lehighton hard rock band Another Day Dawns makes Billboard Heatseekers chart debut with ‘A Different Life’

Lehighton hard rock band Another Day Dawns makes Billboard Heatseekers chart debut with ‘A Different Life’

Four months after Another Day Dawns released their debut EP, the hard rock band from Lehighton has begun charting on Billboard. This past weekend, “A Different Life” hit No. 10 on Billboard’s Northeast Heatseekers chart, an impressive feat considering the five-song album was released independently with no major label backing them up. The chart is […]

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5 NEPA bands reunite to celebrate 10th anniversary of Vintage Theater in Scranton on Nov. 22

5 NEPA bands reunite to celebrate 10th anniversary of Vintage Theater in Scranton on Nov. 22

Five years after one of Scranton’s greatest all-ages art and event spaces closed its doors, bands and actors who often performed at The Vintage will be new again for one night only. It was announced today that, to celebrate the nonprofit venue’s 10th anniversary, popular local bands that played during The Vintage’s five-year history will […]

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Support NEPA cancer patients with buzz cuts at Mick’s Buzz Off in Honesdale on June 29

Support NEPA cancer patients with buzz cuts at Mick’s Buzz Off in Honesdale on June 29

From a press release: Mick’s Barber Shop in Honesdale will host the fifth biennial Mick’s Buzz Off for Cancer on Saturday, June 29 from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Ask family and friends to make a donation in exchange for your promise to have your hair buzzed, and if you can’t brave the buzz, you can sponsor […]