Videos

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Larksville noise rockers Vulturepeak break free of daily banality with ‘Wraith’

In these chaotic times, Vulturepeak is more prolific than ever with their anarchic mix of post-hardcore, metal, and noise, releasing their second album this year alone, “Snake Body,” this Sunday, March 25 through No Less Records, with more music planned for 2018. Before the Larksville duo rips up stages with Dead Empires, Terrorize This, and […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Watch and download 3 acoustic songs by Irish folk singer Mickey Spain for St. Patrick’s Day

EXCLUSIVE: Watch and download 3 acoustic songs by Irish folk singer Mickey Spain for St. Patrick’s Day

A few weeks ago during the live recording of Episode 49 of the NEPA Scene Podcast at Coal Creative’s production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, Irish folk singer/songwriter Mickey Spain of Makem & Spain fame opened and closed the show with some acoustic songs, so with St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, we’re offering these […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Keeping Irish music alive in Scranton with folk singer/songwriter Mickey Spain

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Keeping Irish music alive in Scranton with folk singer/songwriter Mickey Spain

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the award-winning NEPA Scene Podcast presents honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to Northeastern Pennsylvania. The live, multi-camera show streams in high definition on NEPA Scene’s Facebook page […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Comparing Brewery Ommegang’s Three Philosophers aged from 2014 vs. 2017

Beer: Three Philosophers Brewery: Brewery Ommegang Style: Belgian Quadrupel Ale Age: Early 2014 vs. late 2017 ABV: 9.70% IBU: 19 Just about two hours from here in Cooperstown, New York, Brewery Ommegang brews some solid beers and even holds some concerts, festivals, and other events throughout the year. Ommegang’s Three Philosophers blends a “Belgian-style dark […]

 Rich Howells

MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE: Throop solo artist Jay Luke takes on serious ‘Side Effects’ with satirical drug ads

After 15 years and hundreds of live performances under his belt, we think it’s about time for Throop singer/songwriter Jay Luke to release his first solo album. He couldn’t agree more. Over the years, the 39-year-old artist has been making music with his band The MESS, Sorrowsun, and Social Distortion tribute band Reach for the […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Samuel Adams tries its hand at New England IPA with national release

Beer: New England IPA Brewery: Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) Style: IPA Age: 2018 ABV: 6.80% IBU: 35 Samuel Adams has recently released their new New England IPA nationally, trying their hand at the juicy, hazy New England-style India Pale Ale that has become so popular with craft beer aficionados, and they were gracious enough […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Lunch Pail Ale by Breaker Brewing Company in Wilkes-Barre

Beer: Lunch Pail Ale Brewery: Breaker Brewing Company Style: American Pale Ale Age: 2018 ABV: 5.50% Breaker Brewing in Wilkes-Barre has been canning a selection of their beers recently, so over the past two weeks, we’ve reviewed Olde King Coal and Peaches and Dreams Dreamsicle. This week, we have one more can to crack open […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Peaches and Dreams Dreamsicle IPA by Breaker Brewing Company in Wilkes-Barre

Beer: Peaches and Dreams Dreamsicle Brewery: Breaker Brewing Company Style: New England-style IPA Age: 2018 ABV: 6.40% As mentioned in last week’s review, Breaker Brewing in Wilkes-Barre is canning a whole bunch of beers for the first time, so we’re going to try a very different one from this local brewery this week – Peaches […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Olde King Coal Imperial Molé Stout by Breaker Brewing Company in Wilkes-Barre

Beer: Olde King Coal Brewery: Breaker Brewing Company Style: Imperial Molé Stout Age: 2018 ABV: 8.40% We’re back with another local jammer this week, this time from Breaker Brewing in Wilkes-Barre. Playing on the area’s coal mining history, Olde King Coal is an imperial molé stout with a bit of heat to it to warm […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Hydroelectric IPA by Wallenpaupack Brewing Company

Beer: Hydroelectric IPA Brewery: Wallenpaupack Brewing Company Style: IPA Age: 2018 ABV: 6.50% Wallenpaupack Brewing Company recently opened in Hawley, and they’ve just made their first cans available, so after last week’s review of their Paupack Cream Ale, we’ve got to follow it up with their other new release – Hydroelectric IPA! With hazy IPAs […]