Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Wicca Phase Springs Eternal headlines 3rd Good Things Are Happening Fest in Scranton on Aug. 10

EXCLUSIVE: Wicca Phase Springs Eternal headlines 3rd Good Things Are Happening Fest in Scranton on Aug. 10

Last month, Good Things Are Happening Fest announced the initial lineup of its third year at the historic Scranton Iron Furnaces on Saturday, Aug. 10. Today, the outdoor music festival featuring local and touring acts is revealing its headliner exclusively on NEPA Scene – Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, the experimental emo trap solo project of […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton photographer ‘bedfordtowers’ builds his creativity in new directions and cities

Scranton photographer ‘bedfordtowers’ builds his creativity in new directions and cities

For large parts of his life, Matt Montella has been hidden behind a camera, an instrument, and a mysterious moniker well-known in the music scene. This Friday, he will step behind a DJ table for the first time. If his name doesn’t immediately ring a bell, “Bedford Towers” likely does, as it is often seen […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Good Things Are Happening again – Scranton music fest returns to Iron Furnaces on Aug. 12

EXCLUSIVE: Good Things Are Happening again – Scranton music fest returns to Iron Furnaces on Aug. 12

The local news station can assure viewers that “good things are happening” in their area all they want, but it seems the often skeptical citizens of Northeastern Pennsylvania need more than just a segment on TV to be reminded of that fact. That’s where James Barrett comes in, a Scranton singer/songwriter with big songs and […]

 Rich Howells

After 5 years, punk band Captain, We’re Sinking reunites at new Scranton music festival on Aug. 6

After 5 years, punk band Captain, We’re Sinking reunites at new Scranton music festival on Aug. 6

For local fans of punk rock, the future isn’t canceled and good things are right around the corner. Recently announced on NEPA Scene, the first-ever Good Things Are Happening Fest at the Scranton Iron Furnaces will be headlined by Captain, We’re Sinking, who are reuniting for their first show in nearly five years on Saturday, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Before returning to Scranton, Philly indie rockers The Tisburys grow ‘Garden’ on ‘Main Street’

Before returning to Scranton, Philly indie rockers The Tisburys grow ‘Garden’ on ‘Main Street’

From a press release: Originally formed in Scranton, Philadelphia-based indie rock/power pop band The Tisburys are showing their musical growth with “Garden,” the first single from their upcoming third album, “Exile on Main Street,” due out Sept. 16 via Sacks of Phones. Released on June 30, the song was recorded with Justin Nazario (Riverby, Dweller) […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Life’s work of photographer Alex Seeley on display in Scranton at ArtWorks Aug. 1-31

Life’s work of photographer Alex Seeley on display in Scranton at ArtWorks Aug. 1-31

From a press release: The newly established Alex Seeley Memorial Fund has announced an exhibition of Alex Seeley’s work at ArtWorks Gallery & Studio in downtown Scranton from Monday, Aug. 1 through Sunday, Aug. 31. “Perseverance: The Life’s Work of Alex Seeley” will have an opening reception to the public during the First Friday Scranton […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Good Things Are Happening music festival debuts at Scranton Iron Furnaces on Aug. 6

EXCLUSIVE: Good Things Are Happening music festival debuts at Scranton Iron Furnaces on Aug. 6

As if the past two years of a global pandemic and political unrest wasn’t enough for the average person to deal with, inflation has driven the cost of living to new heights in 2022. As so many struggle to make ends meet, particularly in the working class city of Scranton, it may be difficult to […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Marionette Land’ tells quirky story of Lancaster puppeteer at NEPA Film Fest on April 3

‘Marionette Land’ tells quirky story of Lancaster puppeteer at NEPA Film Fest on April 3

From a press release: The fifth annual Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival will wrap up this Sunday, April 3 with a screening of “Marionette Land” from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. at The Ritz Theater in downtown Scranton. The showing includes a special Q&A with director and Clarks Summit native Alexander Monelli, along with his subject, Robert Brock. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

5th NEPA Film Festival screens drama, horror, and more in Scranton and Waverly April 1-3

5th NEPA Film Festival screens drama, horror, and more in Scranton and Waverly April 1-3

From a press release: After hosting a smaller event last year, the Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival is back for a fifth year with three full days of screenings and programs at the Waverly Community House and The Ritz Theater in downtown Scranton. Dedicated to nurturing emerging and independent filmmakers from Northeastern Pennsylvania and around the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Clarks Summit alt rock solo project Sleeplore debuts with acclaimed self-titled EP and live band

Clarks Summit alt rock solo project Sleeplore debuts with acclaimed self-titled EP and live band

From a press release: This week, over a decade of work culminated in “Sleeplore,” the self-titled debut EP by Clarks Summit songwriter, producer, and alternative experimentalist Clyde Rosencrance. The acclaimed solo project was released on all major streaming platforms on Dec. 15 following his band’s first-ever live performance at Stage West in Scranton last month […]

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