Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton metal band Behind the Grey take on tech in ‘Death Groove’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton metal band Behind the Grey take on tech in ‘Death Groove’

Technology is great – it allows us to communicate in ways people never thought possible just a few decades ago, and it gives the NEPA Scene staff this platform to bring you new music, but it also has its downsides, as Scranton metal band Behind the Grey highlights in the heavy but catchy “Death Groove.” […]

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Motionless In White sells out 1st hometown club show in nearly 10 years at Levels in Scranton on Dec. 22

Motionless In White sells out 1st hometown club show in nearly 10 years at Levels in Scranton on Dec. 22

When Scranton metal band Motionless In White announced last month that they would return to their hometown just before Christmas for a special concert to close out the year, the news spread like wildfire and tickets started going fast when they went on sale on Nov. 17, selling out in just a few weeks. The […]

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Motionless In White plays 1st hometown club show in 9 years at Levels in Scranton on Dec. 22

Motionless In White plays 1st hometown club show in 9 years at Levels in Scranton on Dec. 22

After returning to the area this summer to play the final Vans Warped Tour, Scranton metal band Motionless In White made an unexpected announcement today – they’ll be back home just before Christmas for a special concert to close out the year. The more intimate all-ages show, their first of this size in Scranton in […]

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Josh Balz’s kinky Noir Nights party returns to Stage West in Scranton on Black Friday, Nov. 23

Josh Balz’s kinky Noir Nights party returns to Stage West in Scranton on Black Friday, Nov. 23

From a press release: After a successful first run on Mischief Night, Oct. 30, Scranton music venue Stage West will once again be transformed into a sexy and seductive pop-up bar on Black Friday, Nov. 23. The kinky concept comes from Josh Balz, owner of The Strange and Unusual Oddities Parlor in Kingston and former […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Josh Balz creates ‘hedonistic’ Noir Nights Halloween party at Stage West in Scranton on Oct. 30

EXCLUSIVE: Josh Balz creates ‘hedonistic’ Noir Nights Halloween party at Stage West in Scranton on Oct. 30

From an exclusive advance press release: Are you looking for a unique way to celebrate Halloween? On Tuesday, Oct. 30, also known as Mischief Night, the brand new Scranton music venue Stage West that opened last week will be transformed into an exclusive pop-up bar for one night only. The concept was dreamed up by […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Scranton’s Motionless In White revisits Montage Mountain to recall Warped Tour memories

As the final Vans Warped Tour makes it way to Scranton, many local fans are reminiscing about the “good old days” of the annual touring festival, a period of time that varies depending on what generation they’re from. Everyone can probably agree, however, that it was a special event unlike any other, allowing kids to […]

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Lehighton band Another Day Dawns wins local competition, advances to neXt2rock finals in Los Angeles

Lehighton band Another Day Dawns wins local competition, advances to neXt2rock finals in Los Angeles

From a press release: Cumulus Media and Hazleton radio station 97.9X have announced the names of the five rock artists selected as finalists in neXt2rock, a one-of-a-kind national grassroots talent search and artist development program for rock music. Another Day Dawns from Lehighton has been chosen to represent the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area as one of the […]

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Vans Warped Tour is ending in 2018, making one last Scranton stop on July 26

Vans Warped Tour is ending in 2018, making one last Scranton stop on July 26

After 24 years, Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman has announced that the annual traveling punk rock festival will be coming to an end, making its final cross-country summer run in 2018. Not only is Warped Tour the largest traveling music festival in the United States, it is also the longest-running in North America, featuring […]

 Rich Howells

Motionless In White returns home to meet fans for record release at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on May 8

Motionless In White returns home to meet fans for record release at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on May 8

10 years in, Scranton metal band Motionless In White are as fan-driven as ever, putting them in their music videos, interacting with them at workshops at the Vans Warped Tour last year, and asking them design the cover of their new album. With the song “570,” it’s clear that they haven’t forgotten where they came […]

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New song by Scranton’s Motionless In White featured in WWE event NXT TakeOver: Orlando

New song by Scranton’s Motionless In White featured in WWE event NXT TakeOver: Orlando

Scranton metal band Motionless In White is once again providing an official theme song for an NXT TakeOver event, this time in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, April 1. Growing since its inception in 2012, NXT is a developmental division of the WWE. Motionless In White was the first-ever NXT Loud artist, providing theme songs for […]

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