James Callahan

A Camp Rattler profile: cult visionary and Noir Dark Spirits proprietor Josh Balz

A Camp Rattler profile: cult visionary and Noir Dark Spirits proprietor Josh Balz

My initial interaction with Josh Balz began sometime after he had chosen to leave Motionless In White to pursue other endeavors and my trashy little rock bar, The Rattler in Pittston, had closed due to structural difficulties. Well… the back fell off the building. I found myself venue-less and saddled with several storage units, crammed […]

 Rich Howells

Celebrate ‘The Death of 2019’ with sexy Noir Nights masquerade party at Stage West in Scranton on Dec. 31

Celebrate ‘The Death of 2019’ with sexy Noir Nights masquerade party at Stage West in Scranton on Dec. 31

Not everyone wants to celebrate the holidays with the same old traditions, so for those looking to kick off 2020 in an unconventional way, Noir Nights is set to return to Stage West in Scranton on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Created by The Strange and Unusual owner and former Motionless In White member Josh Balz, this […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Enjoy a kinky Valentine’s Day with Noir Nights’ ‘Dark Circus’ at Stage West in Scranton on Feb. 14

Enjoy a kinky Valentine’s Day with Noir Nights’ ‘Dark Circus’ at Stage West in Scranton on Feb. 14

From a press release: For those who want to celebrate Valentine’s Day a bit differently this year, the sensual and mysterious Noir Nights pop-up bar series will return to Stage West in Scranton on Thursday, Feb. 14. The fourth installment of the event has been dubbed “The Dark Circus” and is the follow-up to the […]

 Rich Howells

Ring in the new year with sexy Noir Nights masquerade party at Stage West in Scranton on Dec. 31

Ring in the new year with sexy Noir Nights masquerade party at Stage West in Scranton on Dec. 31

Scranton may seem a little traditional or backwards to some, but the recent success of Noir Nights has shown that the city does has a provocative side, at least behind closed doors. Debuting on Mischief Night just before Halloween and returning on Black Friday, the sexy and seductive pop-up bar is back at Stage West […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 Noir Nights, 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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]