Videos

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton alt rock band University Drive is caught in humanity’s ‘Crisis’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton alt rock band University Drive is caught in humanity’s ‘Crisis’

Whether it’s personal struggles or the state of the world today, it seems humanity is always in crisis mode. Thankfully, that’s what we have music for. Since 2016, Scranton-based alternative rock band University Drive has been crafting the kind of songs that help listeners identify and navigate through their problems, no matter the size, and […]

 James Callahan

VIDEO PREMIERE: Dupont bluesman StingRay Delpriore still rides ‘One Hoss Shay’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Dupont bluesman StingRay Delpriore still rides ‘One Hoss Shay’

This project is different for me in so many ways. I first heard of StingRay from my mother who, in her younger years, was a fan and regular patron of all live music. She had begun taking me to live concerts as far back as July of 1969, which is another story all together. I […]

 James Callahan

VIDEO PREMIERE: In the violent chaos, NYC rockers Killcode summon a ‘New Superman’

VIDEO PREMIERE: In the violent chaos, NYC rockers Killcode summon a ‘New Superman’

I went to grade school at a place called Fishing Creek Elementary in the shadow of Three Mile Island. Many of my classmate’s moms or dads were employed at the power plant. The facility had melted down in the middle of my fourth grade year. The entire ordeal was horrible. It was official – summer […]

 James Callahan

VIDEO PREMIERE: Before move to Ireland, Wilkes-Barre native experiences ‘Joy and Oblivion’ as Sonny, Dada, and Moloch

VIDEO PREMIERE: Before move to Ireland, Wilkes-Barre native experiences ‘Joy and Oblivion’ as Sonny, Dada, and Moloch

Michael Kaminski and I first collided one cold Exeter weekend, more than a decade ago at the stationary pirate vessel known as Nak’s by the Tracks. It was the ultimate corner/nuisance bar owned by the best kind of dude. It probably wasn’t a nuisance until I climbed aboard. 3 to Breathe was a feature on […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Actor Bill Moseley talks ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2’ and ‘Devil’s Rejects’ before NEPA Horror Fest

VIDEO: Actor Bill Moseley talks ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2’ and ‘Devil’s Rejects’ before NEPA Horror Fest

“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2” and “The Devil’s Rejects” star Bill Moseley recently chatted with NEPA Scene about his iconic roles in both films (Robert “Chop-Top” Sawyer and Otis B. Driftwood, respectively) before they are screened at NEPA Horror Fest: Spooky Summer III at the Circle Drive-In Theatre (1911 Scranton/Carbondale Hwy., Dickson City) on Saturday, […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton indie rock pirates Esta Coda ride the friendly seas of ‘Happenstance’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton indie rock pirates Esta Coda ride the friendly seas of ‘Happenstance’

When talking to Esta Coda about their band, songwriting, live shows, or just life in general, the theme that keeps coming up again and again is “friendship.” It’s the force that motivates them, surrounds them, flows through them, and binds them together, to roughly paraphrase a friendly Jedi. It’s key to the longevity of the […]

 James Callahan

VIDEO PREMIERE: Elvis Aron Deadly hauntingly laments ‘I Wish I Believed (In Fairy Tales)’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Elvis Aron Deadly hauntingly laments ‘I Wish I Believed (In Fairy Tales)’

Anyone who has listened to a horror punk band may assume they know what they’re going to hear next from All the Damn Vampires frontman Elvis Aron Deadly, but this freshman solo effort from the Wilkes-Barre singer, titled “I Wish I Believed (In Fairy Tales),” is a personal, revealing step away from the genre for […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Death Valley Dreams embrace Noir to ‘Feel This No More’ before Cold tour

VIDEO PREMIERE: Death Valley Dreams embrace Noir to ‘Feel This No More’ before Cold tour

After five years, Death Valley Dreams is feeling something again. Based in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area, the indie/new wave/alternative rock band is back to release new music ahead of their return to the live stage – and their biggest tour yet. Filmed by Chad Bonk and premiering today exclusively on NEPA Scene, the neon-bathed music video […]

 James Callahan

VIDEO PREMIERE: Markus A. D. croons haunting doo-wop heartache over ‘Ms. Sery’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Markus A. D. croons haunting doo-wop heartache over ‘Ms. Sery’

Late last year, the Camp Rattler crew helped Wilkes-Barre singer/songwriter and Plains native Markus A. D. debut a moody little folk punk ballad called “Sharing a Breath” on this page, and today we’re back with a new emotional number called “Ms. Sery,” recorded at JL Studios in Olyphant. For the accompanying black-and-white music video, I’ll […]

 James Callahan

VIDEO PREMIERE: Old school Easton punk rockers El Destructo reignite with ‘Live That Way’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Old school Easton punk rockers El Destructo reignite with ‘Live That Way’

An Irish 17th-century folk song passed down through the centuries from campfire to campfire, later to The Dubliners, then to the Thin Lizzy boys in 1963, and eventually found “her” way to metal chieftains Metallica, quips the following: “Now some men like a fishin’ And some men like the fowlin’ And some men like to […]