NEPA Scene Staff

Russello Project debuts instrumental prog rock album ’11:11′ at Finnegan’s in Scranton on Sept. 25

Russello Project debuts instrumental prog rock album ’11:11′ at Finnegan’s in Scranton on Sept. 25

From a press release: The Russello Project, an instrumental trio performing soundscapes based in rock fusion, new age, and progressive rock, has been the passion of Clarks Summit guitarist Charlie Russello for as long as he can remember. The band includes Mike Bosi on four, five, and six-string bass and synths. A Philadelphia native, he […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Seasoned NEPA musicians debut pop country band New Moon Rising with single ‘No Regrets’

Seasoned NEPA musicians debut pop country band New Moon Rising with single ‘No Regrets’

From a press release: Lake Ariel singer/songwriter Adolfo Busillo, a former Atlantic Records recording artist and frontman of the band Abuss, has unveiled a new project that he describes as “traditional rock and country music infused with modern pop elements.” New Moon Rising, a seven-piece rock/country/pop band that incorporates traditional instrumentation (guitar, bass, keyboard, and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Comedic play ‘At Home at the Zoo’ staged at real petting zoo in Lake Ariel Aug. 5-7

Comedic play ‘At Home at the Zoo’ staged at real petting zoo in Lake Ariel Aug. 5-7

From a press release: Act Out Theatre Group will present Edward Albee’s absurd comedy “At Home at the Zoo” at an actual zoo, the Safari Farm Petting Zoo in Lake Ariel, on Thursday, Aug. 5 through Saturday, Aug. 7. Featuring a trio of adult actors, the play focuses on Peter, his life with his wife, […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Lily Mao, Robinsonade, Jay Luke, Patrick Motto, Lesser Animals, One Thousand Oceans, and more

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Lily Mao, Robinsonade, Jay Luke, Patrick Motto, Lesser Animals, One Thousand Oceans, and more

Every time I think this column is done for the week, I discover a few more songs or albums that deserve your attention. A few of them work perfectly for your headphones as you dig your vehicle out of the snow, while others are better suited for dancing around your living room after you come […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

MUSIC VIDEO: Scranton’s Menzingers follow alien’s road trip in ‘America (You’re Freaking Me Out)’

From a press release: Today, Scranton/Philadelphia punk band The Menzingers unveiled a new track from their forthcoming album, “Hello Exile,” that releases some pent-up frustration with the state of our union. “America (You’re Freaking Me Out)” starts the new record off with restless urgency; it’s pounding rhythms and furious guitar riffs provide a much-needed release […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton folk punk band Old Charades recalls ‘Last Days of the Wild Ones’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton folk punk band Old Charades recalls ‘Last Days of the Wild Ones’

Scranton folk punk band Old Charades has been fairly quiet this year, save for a handful of shows in their hometown and Philadelphia, but that is changing today as they premiere a brand new song, “Last Days of the Wild Ones,” exclusively on NEPA Scene. The trio wrote and later recorded a few tracks in […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent Comedy Finals Showcase at Thirst T’s, 10/04/16

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent Comedy Finals Showcase at Thirst T’s, 10/04/16

For the first time in the event’s year-long history, the NEPA Scene’s Got Talent Finals Showcase for Season 4 was split into two separate finales – one for musicians and one for comedians – to make the judging portion of the contest more fair and give more local artists the chance to be recognized and […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEOS: Roy Williams and the Human Hands perform studio sessions at Windmill Agency in Lake Ariel

Known locally for bands like And The Moneynotes, The Minor White, and most recently Heavy Blonde, Scranton musician Roy Williams has been living in New York City playing in various groups and just released his solo album of original compositions, “Throwing Punches,” in February. Another project of his, Roy Williams and the Human Hands, also […]

 Rich Howells

Help this talented young NEPA photographer fight cancer by keeping him working

Help this talented young NEPA photographer fight cancer by keeping him working

Anyone who has walked around First Friday Scranton or picked up a local newspaper in the last few years has probably seen the work of Alex Seeley, a talented young photographer who has already amassed an impressive body of work that ranges from raging metal bands tearing up Montage Mountain to tender moments captured during […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: From Batman to Scranton – writer Scott Beatty celebrates Free Comic Book Day at Comics on the Green

ARCHIVES: From Batman to Scranton – writer Scott Beatty celebrates Free Comic Book Day at Comics on the Green

Not only is Comics on the Green in downtown Scranton offering free comics on Free Comic Book Day this Saturday, May 4, but the shop is also offering the chance to meet one of those comic’s writers. Scott Beatty, known for penning characters like Batman, Robin, Green Lantern, Sherlock Holmes, The Shadow, The Phantom, and […]