James Callahan

VIDEO PREMIERE: Folk punk rocker Markus A. D. is ‘Sharing a Breath’ with his demons on the Nicholson Bridge

“Sharing a Breath” by small town goth Markus A. D. is a moody little folk punk ballad that enters the brain slowly and then lodges itself in the heart, not unlike something sharp and cold getting stuck in and then abruptly broken off. The Plains native claims a simple but rich life in Pennsylvania’s coal […]

 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 […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Horror metal band First Jason ponders ‘The Price of Peace’ in apocalyptic times

VIDEO PREMIERE: Horror metal band First Jason ponders ‘The Price of Peace’ in apocalyptic times

“Make that wound ooze more,” someone says as a hulking bare-chested man has the giant scar across his stomach painted over. In tranquil Dalton, Pennsylvania, a family home sits behind a few others lost in the trees, not even visible from the main road. There is a little red wagon in the yard and a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Clarks Summit alt rocker Sleeplore recalls ’90s nostalgia of ‘Ten Summers Ago’ in new single

Clarks Summit alt rocker Sleeplore recalls ’90s nostalgia of ‘Ten Summers Ago’ in new single

From a press release: As the summer draws to a close, Clarks Summit songwriter, producer, and alternative experimentalist Clyde Rosencrance is using his acclaimed solo project Sleeplore to look back on those seasonal memories. “Ten Summers Ago,” his fifth single as Sleeplore, reflects on feelings of summers past, paying attention to particular moments in simpler […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Clarks Summit producer Clyde Rosencrance releases debut single as Sleeplore, ‘Let Go’

Clarks Summit producer Clyde Rosencrance releases debut single as Sleeplore, ‘Let Go’

From a press release: Sleeplore is the brainchild of Clarks Summit songwriter and producer Clyde Rosencrance. The new solo project calls on elements of discovery and the comfort of isolation. Weaving a thread to combine hypnagogic visions with a contrived production style, Sleeplore offers listeners a sonic template from which they can contemplate their own […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA and international artists are ‘Capturing Realism’ at Misericordia in Dallas July 8-Aug. 26

NEPA and international artists are ‘Capturing Realism’ at Misericordia in Dallas July 8-Aug. 26

From a press release: Phil Kidd of Bear Creek, Sharon Hourigan of Mountain Top, and Helen Crispino of Dalton will be among 50 international artists featured when the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University in Dallas presents “Capturing Realism 2017” from Saturday, July 8 through Saturday, Aug. 26. The biennial exhibit presents works by […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA Reading Association celebrates 50th anniversary with banquet in Scranton on Nov. 5

NEPA Reading Association celebrates 50th anniversary with banquet in Scranton on Nov. 5

From a press release: The Northeastern Pennsylvania Reading Association will be celebrating its 50th anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center in downtown Scranton. A banquet is planned, and members of the Keystone State Reading Association are planning to attend, as well as local members and special guests. The speaker […]