Music

 Rich Howells

Louisa forms an emotional connection with their audience – and each other

Louisa forms an emotional connection with their audience – and each other

NEPA trio shares honest, heartfelt songs at their debut show on Jan. 18

ouisa only formed in October, and already the band has three dedicated members, eight heartfelt songs, a recording through their own label on the horizon, and their first official show with a solid lineup this Sunday. Their biggest challenge at the moment, really, is getting people to say their damn name correctly. It’s pronounced “low-wise-a,” […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 01/06/14

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 01/06/14

Comedians have typically swept the audience vote at the NEPA Scene Open Mic Nights, but on Tuesday, Jan. 6, a comedian who is also a magician brought a new trick to the stage of The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre. Tony Klusmeyer entertained everyone with a $5 bill, sleight of hand, and a funny voice, while […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Title Fight release haunting new music video for ‘Rose of Sharon’

Kingston’s Title Fight has been gearing up for the Feb. 3 release of “Hyperview,” debuting the first music video from the new album, “Chlorine,” last month, and releasing a second video for “Rose of Sharon” today via Pitchfork: Directed by Hannah Roman, the gloomy video contrasts aqua-hued performance clips with footage of a lethargic young […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Moodswing at the River Street Jazz Cafe, 12/31/14

PHOTOS: Moodswing at the River Street Jazz Cafe, 12/31/14

The River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains rang in the New Year right with a raucous night of dance music with Moodswing on Wednesday, Dec. 31. The 10-piece R&B and funk band, who often play throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania, performed four consecutive sets that kept the crowd moving to their classic sound well past midnight. NEPA […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Brit Floyd, ‘The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show,’ lands at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre in May

Brit Floyd, ‘The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show,’ lands at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre in May

From a press release: It was announced today that Brit Floyd – The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show will visit the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, May 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $51.50, $41.50, and $31.50, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, Jan. 16 at 10 […]

 Rich Howells

Behind the scenes of the cover shoot for MiZ’s new album, ‘Parking Meters’

Behind the scenes of the cover shoot for MiZ’s new album, ‘Parking Meters’

Photographer Keith Perks shoots and designs promos on compressed schedule in downtown Scranton

When a new album hits stores and a musician begins the publicity cycle, there is so much focus on the finished product that few are privy to all the previous preparation behind the scenes. From the album cover to the promotional photos, every image must represent the artist and set the stage for the performances […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Doug’s Myth with K.K. Gordon and Brian Fanelli at Synaesthesia Social, 12/14/14

PHOTOS: Doug’s Myth with K.K. Gordon and Brian Fanelli at Synaesthesia Social, 12/14/14

Every few months, Synaesthesia Social has a jazz and poetry night, blending these arts together as the Beat poets once did with its own unique spin. On Sunday, Dec. 14 at the Olde Brick Theatre in Scranton, Doug’s Myth – made up of Doug Smith on the upright bass, Chelsea Smarr on the harp, Nick […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton singer/songwriter Tom Graham set to release 5th record, ‘Underneath a Rusting Roof,’ on Feb. 10

Scranton singer/songwriter Tom Graham set to release 5th record, ‘Underneath a Rusting Roof,’ on Feb. 10

Tour dates announced in support of his first new album in 7 years

From a press release: Singer/songwriter Tom Graham returns to the recorded realm with “Underneath a Rusting Roof,” his first album of new material in almost seven years. It is set for release on Tuesday, Feb. 10. For the better part of two decades, Graham has traveled the country, playing to crowds of all shapes and […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 12/30/14

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 12/30/14

For the first time ever at the NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, a poet won the audience vote with a dramatic and hilarious performance at The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, Dec. 30. Kyle Rebar blew the audience away with his memorized spoken word pieces, and poets Ali Pica and The Carlton read original […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Fife & Drom, Joe Dierolf, and Robb Brown, 12/27/14

PHOTOS: Fife & Drom, Joe Dierolf, and Robb Brown, 12/27/14

NEPA music blog Highway 81 Revisited hosted an after-Christmas concert dubbed “Miracle on 667 River Street” on Saturday, Dec. 27 at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, featuring Brooklyn Americana group King Radio, Scranton rockers Heavy Blonde, and New York blues band Fife & Drom. The show also included a dinner of unique dishes […]