NEPA Scene Staff

Archbald electronic artist The Gary Goblins hits hard with new album ‘Carnivalhammer’ on Sept. 5

Archbald electronic artist The Gary Goblins hits hard with new album ‘Carnivalhammer’ on Sept. 5

From a press release: Archbald electronic musician The Gary Goblins is taking another big swing with his 21st studio album, “Carnivalhammer,” set for release on Saturday, Sept. 5. He describes the album as a 10-track breaking of the mind as a soldier returns from war with more than just physical wounds. The dark past of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lackawanna County Commissioners reopen 4 county parks for limited use

Lackawanna County Commissioners reopen 4 county parks for limited use

From a press release: The Lackawanna County Commissioners – Jerry Notarianni, Debi Domenick, and Chris Chermak – have approved the reopening of the four county parks for limited use beginning today at 7 a.m. McDade Park in Scranton, Merli-Sarnoski Park in Greenfield Township, Covington Park in Covington Township, and Aylesworth Park in Jermyn will be […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton pop punk band Anytime Soon reaches ‘End of an Era’ with new music

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton pop punk band Anytime Soon reaches ‘End of an Era’ with new music

Like many musicians around the world right now, singer/songwriter Mitch Evans had to put any springtime plans on hold because of the coronavirus. In the meantime, his band Anytime Soon is moving forward with the release of the first single from their upcoming EP of “unadulterated Pennsylvania pop punk.” Premiering today exclusively on NEPA Scene […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton-area filmmakers Stephen Karam and Chris Bongirne headline NEPA Film Festival on March 27-28

Scranton-area filmmakers Stephen Karam and Chris Bongirne headline NEPA Film Festival on March 27-28

From a press release: The Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival has announced that Stephen Karam and Chris Bongirne, nationally renowned filmmakers who both grew up in the Scranton area and whose 2020 film projects have direct ties to Scranton, will headline this year’s festival, slated for Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29 in a variety […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Chewy.com expands with new Archbald distribution center, creating 1,000 jobs in Lackawanna County

Chewy.com expands with new Archbald distribution center, creating 1,000 jobs in Lackawanna County

From a press release: Today, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced that Chewy, a popular online destination for pet supplies, will expand its operations into Lackawanna County. The company has pledged to invest upwards of $35 million into the expansion and create at least 1,000 new full-time jobs in Archbald and retain 2,401 existing jobs over […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Riley Loftus, Jane Train, Gary Goblins, Scaccia, Purcell, and Eye on Attraction

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Riley Loftus, Jane Train, Gary Goblins, Scaccia, Purcell, and Eye on Attraction

This week in local music, we’ve got a debut single, a few recent albums that didn’t get the attention they deserved, the return of a new band, a secret show, and some heartbreaking news that we were all dreading. ♫ Playing out almost every week at all your favorite local bars, restaurants, and cafes, it’s […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA electronic artists team up to form Spectre and release debut album ‘Jam the Transmission’

NEPA electronic artists team up to form Spectre and release debut album ‘Jam the Transmission’

From a press release: Newly formed Northeastern Pennsylvania electronic group Spectre will release their debut album, “Jam the Transmission,” on March 18. The duo consists of local powerhouses Quoth and The Gary Goblins and was born in June of 2016 when the two had an impromptu jam session that spawned their debut album, a perfect […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Archbald electronic artist The Gary Goblins releases new album ‘Elf Is About to Die’ for free on Jan. 10

Archbald electronic artist The Gary Goblins releases new album ‘Elf Is About to Die’ for free on Jan. 10

From a press release: On Sunday, Jan. 10, local electronic musician The Gary Goblins will release his long-awaited 15th studio album, an 18-track masterpiece crafted under the name “Elf Is About to Die.” He has called the LP, which includes tracks such as “The Embarrass” and “The Rise and Fall of the Snakeman,” a “psychological […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Santa Train rolls into 6 NEPA towns on Dec. 5 with live music, activities, and more

Santa Train rolls into 6 NEPA towns on Dec. 5 with live music, activities, and more

From a press release: On Saturday, Dec. 5, Santa Claus will leave his sleigh at the North Pole and come to town early on a train. Six local communities will celebrate Christmas in a small town when Santa and his friends arrive aboard a special train provided by the Steamtown National Historic Site. Now in […]

 J. Bear Savo

BEHIND THE BLOCK: Boxlot Post No. 2 – random auction observations

BEHIND THE BLOCK: Boxlot Post No. 2 – random auction observations

Brainstorming for this column inevitably leaves me with stories, thoughts, and epiphanies that aren’t substantial enough to stand on their own. Hence, this second of many Boxlot Posts in which I offer my miscellaneous conceptual tchotchkes in a virtual cardboard box… I often get asked, “What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever sold at auction?” This […]

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