Rich Howells

Alternative rock band Cold takes first tour in 8 years to Levels in Scranton on Sept. 1

Alternative rock band Cold takes first tour in 8 years to Levels in Scranton on Sept. 1

Last month, gold-selling alternative rock band Cold released the first song from their first studio album in eight years. Today, they announced their first tour in over eight years, and it includes some special surprises for music fans in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Cold’s new lineup features Berwick native Nick Coyle on guitar, a singer/songwriter who fronted […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Scranton alternative rockers University Drive join Cold on national tour

EXCLUSIVE: Scranton alternative rockers University Drive join Cold on national tour

While they’ve received a lot of positive feedback and reviews recently from their new album, “Clear,” Scranton alternative rock band University Drive never expected to impress a national act so much that they would be invited to tour with them. Last month, gold-selling alternative rock band Cold released the first single from their first studio […]

 Rich Howells

Cold debuts new song with Berwick musician Nick Coyle of Lifer, will release new album Sept. 13

Cold debuts new song with Berwick musician Nick Coyle of Lifer, will release new album Sept. 13

In early 2017, NEPA Scene broke the news that Berwick native Nick Coyle, a singer/songwriter who fronted various local bands over the years like Lifer, The Drama Club, Stardog Champion, and Death Valley Dreams, had joined alternative rock band Cold as their new guitarist. Now, the gold-selling national act has released the first single from […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA’s own TSO, Twelve Twenty-Four, rocks the holidays in local venues from Nov. 24-Dec. 22

NEPA’s own TSO, Twelve Twenty-Four, rocks the holidays in local venues from Nov. 24-Dec. 22

From a press release: Following the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s 19th annual stop in Wilkes-Barre, Northeastern Pennsylvania’s own Christmas rock opera band, Twelve Twenty-Four, will begin its 17th tour by releasing a new album. Twelve Twenty-Four will put out the new EP, “Transcendence,” this Saturday, Nov. 24, celebrating their third studio release with their first live concert […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Hazleton’s Twelve Twenty-Four creates big TSO holiday experience in smaller NEPA venues Dec. 1-20

Hazleton’s Twelve Twenty-Four creates big TSO holiday experience in smaller NEPA venues Dec. 1-20

From a press release: Twelve Twenty-Four is celebrating their sixteenth year bringing their high-energy, full-scale holiday rock orchestra concert to venues across Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including several in their native Northeastern Pennsylvania. The shows feature everyone’s favorite holiday music with a rock edge, as well as their own festive creations. Established in Hazleton in […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Jane Train, Nick Coyle, Stay Loud, Kohner Rice, Dour, American Buffalo Ghost, and more

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Jane Train, Nick Coyle, Stay Loud, Kohner Rice, Dour, American Buffalo Ghost, and more

Every day, so much great original music is being created and performed in Northeastern Pennsylvania, but the average resident may not know it or be able to keep up with it all. NEPA Scene would need 10 times the resources we have now to cover everything thoroughly, so rather than gloss over the hard work […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Berwick musician Nick Coyle joins Cold as new guitarist, will work on upcoming record

EXCLUSIVE: Berwick musician Nick Coyle joins Cold as new guitarist, will work on upcoming record

A new year brings new opportunities, and local singer/songwriter Nick Coyle is embracing his. The Berwick native, who was formerly in Lifer, The Drama Club, and Stardog Champion, is the current frontman of Death Valley Dreams and also plays in his own solo project, Electracoustica. Additionally, he composes music for television and film production company […]

 Brad Patton

New book digs up dark secrets of Sheppton mine disaster, NEPA’s ‘greatest urban legend’

New book digs up dark secrets of Sheppton mine disaster, NEPA’s ‘greatest urban legend’

Mocanaqua author signing books in Berwick, Wilkes-Barre, and Pottsville

As a lifelong resident of Northeastern Pennsylvania, music journalist and author Maxim W. Furek has always been interested in finding out what really happened during the Sheppton mine disaster. And since he didn’t see anyone else delving into the mystery of the August 1963 disaster, he decided to take on the subject himself. Furek, a […]