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 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: 2018 Steamtown Music Awards ceremony in Scranton (with winners list), 09/13/18

PHOTOS: 2018 Steamtown Music Awards ceremony in Scranton (with winners list), 09/13/18

The fifth annual Electric City Music Conference began on Thursday, Sept. 13 with the biggest turnout for the Steamtown Music Awards yet, packing The V-Spot in Scranton and flooding its entire front parking lot with local musicians and their supporters that felt like both a family reunion and a massive party for music lovers of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

New Juicebox video series showcases NEPA music and venues, debuting with Permanence at Electric City Escape in Scranton

New Juicebox video series showcases NEPA music and venues, debuting with Permanence at Electric City Escape in Scranton

From a press release: Today, Scranton-based digital media production team Ionic Development debuted Juicebox, a new video showcase series highlighting Northeastern Pennsylvania’s talented musicians and the local businesses and venues that support them. Each month, a different band will perform a set of original songs for weekly release in a venue chosen to compliment or […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO INTERVIEW: King of Kings Gyros in Wilkes-Barre on National Gyro Day and small business ownership

VIDEO INTERVIEW: King of Kings Gyros in Wilkes-Barre on National Gyro Day and small business ownership

Before recording the latest episode of the NEPA Scene Podcast at Coal Creative’s studio in Wilkes-Barre, we sat down for a little bonus interview with Eric Negron, owner of King of Kings Gyros on Public Square in downtown Wilkes-Barre because, honestly, how often do we get to talk to royalty? Gearing up for National Gyro […]

 Rich Howells

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Lifer reunion in Wilkes-Barre brings back memories and underrated music

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Lifer reunion in Wilkes-Barre brings back memories and underrated music

For an hour and a half on Friday, Aug. 24, three former bandmates, a guest bassist, and a capacity crowd at Bart & Urby’s in Wilkes-Barre stepped back in time nearly 20 years to relive the era of nu metal and a special time in the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene when bars and clubs were […]

 Rich Howells

MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES: Wilkes-Barre soul singer Jordan Ramirez debuts funky new band The Tribe with 3 songs

MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES: Wilkes-Barre soul singer Jordan Ramirez debuts funky new band The Tribe with 3 songs

Jordan Ramirez is well-known in the local music scene for his soulful voice and funky rhythms in Wilkes-Barre bands Half Dollar and Fake Fight, and with solo shows all over Northeastern Pennsylvania and the recordings and music videos he makes through Going Up? Records, you’d think that he couldn’t possibly have anything else up his […]

 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 […]

 Alex Seeley

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: WWE SmackDown live at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, 07/17/18

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: WWE SmackDown live at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, 07/17/18

Following WWE Extreme Rules in Pittsburgh on Sunday, the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza witnessed the fallout of the pay-per-view event on Tuesday, July 17 when “WWE SmackDown Live” returned to the Wilkes-Barre venue for the first time since the historic 900th episode of the pro-wrestling series in 2016. Broadcast live to the world, […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Nanticoke metal band The Aegean stands against ‘Tyrant’ in debut single

The Aegean has had a long journey to get to this point, but now the melodic metal band is finally ready to unleash their debut single in a rain-soaked music video that is premiering today exclusively on NEPA Scene. The Nanticoke-based group has been together and writing music for about two and a half years, […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Scranton’s Motionless In White revisits Montage Mountain to recall Warped Tour memories

As the final Vans Warped Tour makes it way to Scranton, many local fans are reminiscing about the “good old days” of the annual touring festival, a period of time that varies depending on what generation they’re from. Everyone can probably agree, however, that it was a special event unlike any other, allowing kids to […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO: F.M. Kirby Center Executive Director Will Beekman receives EPIC Award as Rocky Balboa

VIDEO: F.M. Kirby Center Executive Director Will Beekman receives EPIC Award as Rocky Balboa

From a press release: The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce has announced the honorees for the 2018 EPIC Awards (Extraordinary People Inspiring Community), which take place tonight at 5 p.m. at the Wyoming Seminary Kirby Center for Creative Arts in Kingston, presented by Wells Fargo. The Innovator the Year Award, sponsored by Penn State Wilkes-Barre, […]

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