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 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Breaking Benjamin, Five Finger Death Punch, and Bad Wolves at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 08/17/18

PHOTOS: Breaking Benjamin, Five Finger Death Punch, and Bad Wolves at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 08/17/18

Supporting their new album “Ember,” Northeastern Pennsylvania’s biggest band, Breaking Benjamin, returned home to perform at the area’s biggest music venue, The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, on Friday, Aug. 17 with multi-platinum metal band Five Finger Death Punch and up-and-coming heavy metal group Bad Wolves. Proving, in their own words, that “rock is […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: ‘For Tommy: A Celebration of Life’ benefit at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, 08/12/18

PHOTOS: ‘For Tommy: A Celebration of Life’ benefit at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, 08/12/18

Every time there is a benefit or charitable cause raising funds in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the local music scene is always there to donate their time and talent, so when it came time to do so while honoring one of their own, they delivered in spades. Tommy Wynder, a loved and respected drummer, music teacher, father, […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Lackawanna Arts Festival in Scranton with James Brown Dance Party, Rogue Chimp, and more, 08/04/18

PHOTOS: Lackawanna Arts Festival in Scranton with James Brown Dance Party, Rogue Chimp, and more, 08/04/18

On Saturday, Aug. 4, the area’s largest arts festival, Arts on the Square, returned to Lackawanna County Courthouse Square for the sixth year with a new name during a new weekend of events centered in downtown Scranton. Now called the Lackawanna Arts Festival, the free outdoor event created by ScrantonMade and Lackawanna County moved from […]

 Guest Contributor

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Scranton’s Menzingers deliver Clash-style punk show at Musikfest Café in Bethlehem

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Scranton’s Menzingers deliver Clash-style punk show at Musikfest Café in Bethlehem

In recent times, punk bands have gravitated toward two styles – speedy thrash and Ramones-style poppy punk. But the style that really pushed punk forward to the masses, and which is all but missing today, was that of The Clash. It also was fast and hard, but had a deeper musical sensibility and lyrical content. […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Jordan Ramirez & The Tribe and Doghouse Charlie at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, 08/04/18

PHOTOS: Jordan Ramirez & The Tribe and Doghouse Charlie at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, 08/04/18

A week after NEPA Scene premiered three trippy music videos that gave local music fans an early listen to the band, Jordan Ramirez & the Tribe made their headlining debut at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Saturday, Aug. 4 with their friends Doghouse Charlie. Known for his soulful voice and funky guitar […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene comedy night with Thomas the Red and friends at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre, 07/28/18

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene comedy night with Thomas the Red and friends at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre, 07/28/18

Thomas the Red, the world’s only stand-up comedy viking, conquered Season 6 of the NEPA Scene Rising Talent open mic and talent contest at The V-Spot in Scranton by coming in first place in the Finals Showcase on Tuesday, June 26, so as part of the grand prize, he headlined a night of comedy and […]

 Keith Perks

PRACTICE SPACE: These Idol Hands craft debut album in South Scranton basement

PRACTICE SPACE: These Idol Hands craft debut album in South Scranton basement

While I take photos regularly, it has been a while since I did any writing or interviews, and I wanted to change that. The idea for Practice Space was bouncing around in my head for several months, so while I had a little extra time, I decided to tackle it. Years ago, I interviewed bands […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2018 Peach Music Festival Edition

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2018 Peach Music Festival Edition

I had fun last year, so I decided to return to the Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22 to photograph a few live bands, review Cabinet’s only show of 2018 and, of course, take a few portraits of some random and familiar […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Final Vans Warped Tour at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 07/26/18

PHOTOS: Final Vans Warped Tour at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 07/26/18

Thousands of local punk rock, indie, metal, and rap fans of several different generations said goodbye to the Vans Warped Tour when it made its last stop at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain on Thursday, July 26. Warped Tour mainstays like Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, Mayday Parade, Simple Plan, 3OH!3, Asking Alexandria, We […]

 Jason Riedmiller

CONCERT REVIEW: Cabinet makes triumphant hometown return to Peach Music Festival in Scranton

CONCERT REVIEW: Cabinet makes triumphant hometown return to Peach Music Festival in Scranton

When Cabinet began their “indefinite hiatus” following their New Year’s Eve show at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, it seemed that the popular Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jamgrass band would break a streak. Cabinet may be the only band to have played every Peach Music Festival since its inception in 2012. They are definitely the only group […]