Videos

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton alt rockers University Drive chase down grief in cinematic ‘Ending’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton alt rockers University Drive chase down grief in cinematic ‘Ending’

Band worked with Sylvia Massy on first song from upcoming album

This time of year, everyone is surrounded by images of ghosts, witches, monsters, and masked killers, but what is truly unsettling is grief, depression, and the other dark emotions people actually have to face every day. Those real specters fuel the car speeding through University Drive’s first music video, debuting today exclusively on NEPA Scene. […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Horror metal band First Jason ponders ‘The Price of Peace’ in apocalyptic times

VIDEO PREMIERE: Horror metal band First Jason ponders ‘The Price of Peace’ in apocalyptic times

“Make that wound ooze more,” someone says as a hulking bare-chested man has the giant scar across his stomach painted over. In tranquil Dalton, Pennsylvania, a family home sits behind a few others lost in the trees, not even visible from the main road. There is a little red wagon in the yard and a […]

 James Callahan

VIDEO PREMIERE: Meet Terry Childers and kiss the industrial ‘Apocalips’ of Wilkes-Barre’s Trashbot

VIDEO PREMIERE: Meet Terry Childers and kiss the industrial ‘Apocalips’ of Wilkes-Barre’s Trashbot

Approximately 300 years ago in an alternate universe, a very long-haired and wildly asshole-ish version of myself owned and operated a cafe and venue in the badlands of Wilkes-Barre. OK, it was the early 1990s, which seems like a few centuries ago while simultaneously seeming as though it was yesterday. This slice of my and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO: Everhart Museum acquires historic Scranton paintings by Dunmore artist John Willard Raught

VIDEO: Everhart Museum acquires historic Scranton paintings by Dunmore artist John Willard Raught

From a press release: The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art has unveiled five paintings by Impressionist landscape artist and Dunmore native John Willard Raught (1857-1931) that were recently acquired by the Scranton museum. These works, which were obtained from the estate of a regional collector, will be on view in the John […]

 James Callahan

VIDEO PREMIERE: Resilient rocker Karen Bella takes a shot of ‘Jack Honey’ in debut music video

VIDEO PREMIERE: Resilient rocker Karen Bella takes a shot of ‘Jack Honey’ in debut music video

Early in March, the gang here at Camp Rattler in West Pittston was contacted by our superstar PR agent Denise Kovalevitch of DMK Publicity, her boutique agency located in the greater Philadelphia area. Denise, who I have known since the mid-’90s, works with clients such as Blues Traveler, Candlebox, Steve Vai, Corey Glover of Living […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Wilkes-Barre hard rockers Lifer explore social media in ‘Hate Me, Love Me’ music video

Wilkes-Barre hard rockers Lifer explore social media in ‘Hate Me, Love Me’ music video

From a press release: First active in 1999 and the early 2000s, the Wilkes-Barre-based hard rock band Lifer is reunited and entering a very different decade in the new music video for their latest single “Hate Me, Love Me” that explores the polarizing, and often harrowing, nature of social media. According to vocalist Nick Coyle, […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Wilkes-Barre sci-fi stoner rockers Gods of Space stream album release show on May 28

EXCLUSIVE: Wilkes-Barre sci-fi stoner rockers Gods of Space stream album release show on May 28

A futuristic spaceship is flying gently through the stars, floating over a swirling blue and green planet surrounded by a thick atmosphere of gray and white gas. Suddenly, the crew is attacked by an unknown enemy that was hiding on board, leading to an action-packed fight and the eventual destruction of the vessel. Pieces of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO: Pottsville groove rockers Crobot climb the ‘Mountain’ with Anthrax on new single

VIDEO: Pottsville groove rockers Crobot climb the ‘Mountain’ with Anthrax on new single

From a press release: The gritty grooves, ballistic riffs, and bluesy psychedelic rock of Crobot are all back with the release of “Mountain,” the first single from an EP packed with guest stars that is due out this summer via Mascot Records. The new song sees the Pottsville band team up with Anthrax bassist Frank […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO: Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw play virtual record release show at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre

VIDEO: Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw play virtual record release show at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre

From a press release: While most Northeastern Pennsylvania music venues are still shut down due to the pandemic, Tigers Jaw didn’t let that stop them from putting together a special record release show for their fans locally and all over the world. The Scranton-based indie rock group recently took over one of their favorite venues, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO: WVIA wins Pa. Broadcasters Award for Scranton Civic Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ presentation

VIDEO: WVIA wins Pa. Broadcasters Award for Scranton Civic Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ presentation

From a press release: WVIA has earned a Judges’ Merit television award in the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters’ 2021 Excellence in Broadcasting Awards for its holiday presentation of “The Nutcracker” by the Scranton Civic Ballet Company. “WVIA was honored to present this performance to the people of Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania. This award is a […]

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