Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton solo artist Patrick McGlynn decries our divide in ‘Pills and Guns’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton solo artist Patrick McGlynn decries our divide in ‘Pills and Guns’

It’s difficult to turn on the television or scroll through social media and not feel like we’re all being divided by focusing on every one of our differences. Thankfully, one thing can often bring us together – music. Sure, there’s some petty bickering over that too, but the personal, emotional tunes of Scranton indie/folk singer/songwriter […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO: Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival 2019 lineup and guests announced at Ritz Theater in Scranton

VIDEO: Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival 2019 lineup and guests announced at Ritz Theater in Scranton

From a press release: In a press conference held at The Ritz Theater in downtown Scranton this morning, the Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival announced its official program selections for this year’s festival, slated for Friday, March 22 through Sunday, March 24 in a variety of venues throughout downtown Scranton and the Waverly Community House. Presented […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Glass Prism and Joseph Wegleski to receive Lifetime Achievement Steamtown Music Awards in Scranton

EXCLUSIVE: Glass Prism and Joseph Wegleski to receive Lifetime Achievement Steamtown Music Awards in Scranton

From a press release: The Steamtown Music Awards have announced the recipients of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Awards exclusively on NEPA Scene. As part of the fifth annual Electric City Music Conference, this year’s ceremony will honor the Glass Prism and Joseph “Wiggy” Wegleski. “Many musicians and bands have worked with Wiggy, both on the […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Hype Juice IPA by Old Forge Brewing Company

Beer: Hype Juice Brewery: Old Forge Brewing Company Style: New England IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 7.00% Old Forge Brewing has, a bit sarcastically, it seems, jumped on the popular New England-style IPA hype train with Hype Juice, which was released in cans in October. Do they nail this juicy, hoppy, and hazy style or does […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Glitterer, Down to Six, Toothless, Winola, Nick Coyle, Joe Craig, and more

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Glitterer, Down to Six, Toothless, Winola, Nick Coyle, Joe Craig, and more

Lots of interesting new acts and side projects pepper this week’s roundup, along with music videos, album releases, and hours of eclectic songs to stream. Put down whatever you’re doing and start now! ♫ Ned Russin, the bassist/vocalist of Kingston punk/shoegaze band Title Fight, has stretched his creative muscles with a very different solo project […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Break the Barrier indie wrestling festival in Old Forge and Powerbomb.TV

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Break the Barrier indie wrestling festival in Old Forge and Powerbomb.TV

The NEPA Scene Podcast is back in a new location with new co-hosts and a fresh format, conducting the same honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about Northeastern Pennsylvania that the show has become known for, covering local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to the area. Recorded and produced every week by Internet […]

 Rich Howells

Break the Barrier indie wrestling festival smashes into GSW Arena in Old Forge on June 11

Break the Barrier indie wrestling festival smashes into GSW Arena in Old Forge on June 11

“WWE SmackDown Live” sold out the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township last year (with “WWE Monday Night Raw” coming back this June), and smaller promotions like Big Time Wrestling have stopped in the area over the years (like those classic CYC matches), so it’s safe to say that wrestling is as […]

 Rich Howells

TRAILER PREMIERE: ‘Tray’ documentary focuses on the people behind NEPA pizza

TRAILER PREMIERE: ‘Tray’ documentary focuses on the people behind NEPA pizza

NEPA Scene was the first media source in Northeastern Pennsylvania to report on “Tray,” the upcoming documentary on the unique pizza that comes from NEPA and how it ties into the area’s residents and their heritage, a little over a year ago. Since then, we’ve stayed in touch with the local filmmakers to provide updates […]

 Rich Howells

7 NEPA pizzerias featured in new book about the world’s best pizza

7 NEPA pizzerias featured in new book about the world’s best pizza

Anyone from Northeastern Pennsylvania can tell you that the pizza made here is special. From Old Forge claiming to be the “Pizza Capital of the World” to a recent study declaring Scranton the pizza capital of the country due to its high density of pizzerias to an upcoming documentary about local pizza called “Tray,” the […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton named pizza capital of the country due to high density of pizza restaurants

Scranton named pizza capital of the country due to high density of pizza restaurants

Old Forge may claim to be the “Pizza Capital of the World,” but according to one study, Scranton is not only the pizza capital of the state, but the entire country due to the sheer number of pizza restaurants in the area. Real estate website FindTheHome found that the Electric City, which has a population […]