NEPA Scene Staff

Alt rockers Cold feature NEPA musicians on national tour from Sept. 16-Nov. 22

Alt rockers Cold feature NEPA musicians on national tour from Sept. 16-Nov. 22

From a press release: Cold was originally founded in Jacksonville, Florida in 1986 and later became known for hits like “Stupid Girl” and “Just Got Wicked” in the early 2000s, but when vocalist/guitarist Scooter Ward reformed the gold-certified alternative rock band a few years ago after a hiatus, he began working on a new album […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

17-year-old Berwick singer Rose Ostrowski takes over as frontwoman of rock band Deuce

17-year-old Berwick singer Rose Ostrowski takes over as frontwoman of rock band Deuce

From a press release: Over the last nine years, Berwick singer and musician Rose Ostrowski has been using her unique voice to entertain Northeastern Pennsylvania and aid charitable causes, including fundraising for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Over that period, she has been building an impressive reputation performing at a variety of venues throughout the region […]

 Rich Howells

Wilkes-Barre nu metal band Lifer celebrates 20th anniversary of debut album in Berwick on July 31

Wilkes-Barre nu metal band Lifer celebrates 20th anniversary of debut album in Berwick on July 31

In the late 1990s and into the early 2000s, a new musical genre broadly labeled as “nu metal” gave rise to a variety of heavier rock and metal bands that sold millions of CDs, from Slipknot, Korn, Limp Bizkit, and Godsmack to Linkin Park, System of a Down, Disturbed, and Staind. Many of those artists […]

 Rich Howells

BEER REVIEW: Project Happy Hole-idayz, brewed with Sheetz donut holes by Wicked Weed Brewing

BEER REVIEW: Project Happy Hole-idayz, brewed with Sheetz donut holes by Wicked Weed Brewing

Just for the holiday season, Altoona-based convenience store chain Sheetz partnered with Wicked Weed Brewing Company in North Carolina to produce a limited edition beer called Project Happy Hole-idayz that was brewed with Shweetz Glazed Vanilla Donut Holes. Four packs of 16-ounce cans are only $7.99 at select Sheetz locations, and once they’re sold out, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Sheetz releases vanilla donut hole beer in NEPA stores in limited quantities on Nov. 27

Sheetz releases vanilla donut hole beer in NEPA stores in limited quantities on Nov. 27

From a press release: This week, Sheetz announced a limited edition craft beer brewed with Shweetz Glazed Vanilla Donut Holes. Dubbed “Project Happy Hole-idayz,” this first-ever beer was brewed in partnership with Wicked Weed Brewing Company and will be released this weekend. Brewed with one pound per barrel of the brand’s vanilla doughnut holes, the […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: ‘Hunger Strike’ covered by Cold, Crobot, Breaking Benjamin, Candlebox, Lifer, and Earshot members in quarantine

VIDEO: ‘Hunger Strike’ covered by Cold, Crobot, Breaking Benjamin, Candlebox, Lifer, and Earshot members in quarantine

Nick Coyle, a solo artist from Berwick as well as the singer of Wilkes-Barre nu metal band Lifer and guitarist/backing vocalist of Cold, is back with a new entry in his all-star “Corona Sessions” series, this time bringing in even more local artists for a quarantine jam with past and present members of Crobot, Breaking […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Nick Coyle of Lifer and Cold performs on first ‘NEPA Live From Home’ episode

VIDEO: Nick Coyle of Lifer and Cold performs on first ‘NEPA Live From Home’ episode

Last week, the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza and Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre announced “NEPA Live From Home,” a live music series featuring regional artists performing safely from their homes during the coronavirus pandemic. Performances are posted every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on the Facebook and Instagram pages of both Mohegan Sun Arena and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO: Filter, Cold, Breaking Benjamin, Candlebox, and Lifer members cover Filter hit ‘Take a Picture’ in quarantine

VIDEO: Filter, Cold, Breaking Benjamin, Candlebox, and Lifer members cover Filter hit ‘Take a Picture’ in quarantine

Inspired by the many well-known musicians teaming up for quarantine performances, Berwick native Nick Coyle brought some his fellow Northeastern Pennsylvania musicians and national recording artists together to cover Filter’s hit song “Take a Picture” safely from home. Coyle, a solo artist as well as the singer of Wilkes-Barre nu metal band Lifer and guitarist/backing […]

 Rich Howells

‘NEPA Live From Home’ series launches April 30 with Nick Coyle of Lifer and Cold, features Bret Alexander and more in lineup

‘NEPA Live From Home’ series launches April 30 with Nick Coyle of Lifer and Cold, features Bret Alexander and more in lineup

Last week, the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza and Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre announced “NEPA Live From Home,” a live music series featuring regional artists performing safely from their homes during the coronavirus pandemic. Performances will be posted every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on the Facebook and Instagram pages of both Mohegan Sun Arena […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Wilkes-Barre nu metal band Lifer debuts first new song in 18 years, ‘The Start of Something Else’

SONG PREMIERE: Wilkes-Barre nu metal band Lifer debuts first new song in 18 years, ‘The Start of Something Else’

When Lifer broke up like so many other nu metal bands in the early 2000s, the chances that the Wilkes-Barre group would ever record together again were slim, especially after its members moved on to other projects like Breaking Benjamin, The Drama Club, and later Cold. Their dedicated fan base in Northeastern Pennsylvania, however, never […]