Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene comedy night with Thomas the Red and friends at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre, 07/28/18

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene comedy night with Thomas the Red and friends at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre, 07/28/18

Thomas the Red, the world’s only stand-up comedy viking, conquered Season 6 of the NEPA Scene Rising Talent open mic and talent contest at The V-Spot in Scranton by coming in first place in the Finals Showcase on Tuesday, June 26, so as part of the grand prize, he headlined a night of comedy and […]

 Rich Howells

Nick Coyle and Aaron Fink reunite for Lifer acoustic show in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 24

Nick Coyle and Aaron Fink reunite for Lifer acoustic show in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 24

Now about two decades removed from the era of nu metal, there’s no denying the impact the genre had on rock music, with many of those ’90s and early 2000s bands either fondly remembered or still active and touring today. As nostalgia currently rules the entertainment industry and bands revisit their seminal albums live on […]

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Grammy-winning folk artist Ray LaMontagne plays acoustic at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 18

Grammy-winning folk artist Ray LaMontagne plays acoustic at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 18

From a press release: After stopping in Hershey last year, it was announced today that Grammy Award-winning folk singer/songwriter Ray LaMontagne will bring his Just Passing Through acoustic tour to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $39.50, $59.50, $69.50, and $79.50, plus fees, go on […]

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San Francisco folk band Front Country plays free concert at Opera House in Jim Thorpe on June 20

San Francisco folk band Front Country plays free concert at Opera House in Jim Thorpe on June 20

From a press release: The Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe will present its first-ever Hump Day Party on Wednesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. with the progressive folk pop music of Front Country. Known for their live appearances at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Merlefest, Rockygrass, Wintergrass, Bristol Rhythm and Roots Festival, Anchorage Folk […]

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Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo play intimate acoustic concert at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on June 28

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo play intimate acoustic concert at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on June 28

From a press release: After coming to Wilkes-Barre in 2016, it was announced today that Grammy Award-winning duo Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will play “A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening” at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Thursday, June 28 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $45 for regular reserved seating and $55 for premium […]

 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 […]

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Pottsville groove rockers Crobot play as a duo at World of Brew in Pittston on March 17

Pottsville groove rockers Crobot play as a duo at World of Brew in Pittston on March 17

From a press release: Kingston-based artistic promotion and production team Camp Rattler is bringing two members of Pottsville groove rock band Crobot – vocalist Brandon Yeagley and guitarist Chris Bishop – to play as an acoustic duo at World of Brew in Pittston on Saturday, March 17. Signed to Wind-up Records, home of many major […]

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Singer/songwriter Alex O’Brien returns to Scranton for hometown CD release show on March 31

Singer/songwriter Alex O’Brien returns to Scranton for hometown CD release show on March 31

From a press release: Philadelphia acoustic singer/songwriter Alex O’Brien will return to his hometown area to host his CD release party at the Irish Wolf Pub in downtown Scranton on Saturday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. Special guests include Scranton pop punk band GlowNovember, singer/songwriter Bryan Brophy, and more to be announced. Formerly a Mountain […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Watch/download new acoustic song ‘Heroes’ by Scranton singer/songwriter MiZ

EXCLUSIVE: Watch/download new acoustic song ‘Heroes’ by Scranton singer/songwriter MiZ

During the live recording of Episode 42 of the NEPA Scene Podcast on Jan. 3 at Coal Creative’s production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, Scranton folk rock singer/songwriter Mike Mizwinski closed the show with an acoustic version of his song “Heroes” from his new album “A Year Ago Today,” which will be released on Friday, Jan. […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Destination West Duo at The V-Spot in Scranton, 12/12/17

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Destination West Duo at The V-Spot in Scranton, 12/12/17

A week before the NEPA Scene Rising Talent Finals Showcase at The V-Spot in Scranton, vocalist/guitarist Mike Baresse and bassist Bob Hallock of Scranton hard rock band Destination West took the stage as a duo for a night of covers and an original song or two on Tuesday, Dec. 12. With both musicians also playing […]

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