Rich Howells

Sergio Marzitelli finds new direction – and swift success – in stand-up comedy

Sergio Marzitelli finds new direction – and swift success – in stand-up comedy

Old Forge comedian opening for Gilbert Gottfried on Friday, March 6

ust one year ago, Sergio Marzitelli was coaching basketball. Now he appears on stages across the tri-state area performing stand-up comedy. There’s a joke in there somewhere, but they’re actually not as unrelated as one might think. “Basketball and comedy involve a lot of the same things, like traveling, going out to New Jersey, going […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Bryan Brophy reissues acoustic album ‘Songs for a Lonely Night’ as An Autumn Sunrise

Bryan Brophy reissues acoustic album ‘Songs for a Lonely Night’ as An Autumn Sunrise

From a press release: Scranton native and NEPA musician Bryan Brophy is reissuing his acoustic album, “Songs for a Lonely Night,” under the project name “An Autumn Sunrise” on Tuesday, Jan. 20. Brophy is currently taking pre-orders for the album on An Autumn Sunrise’s Bandcamp page. The album was tracked in 2009 and originally released […]

 Mark Uricheck

Wilkes-Barre’s Down to Six take the plunge with debut album ‘Atlantic’

Wilkes-Barre’s Down to Six take the plunge with debut album ‘Atlantic’

New lineup set to release record on Dec. 27 at The Other Side

Mixing the atmospheric, sonic vitality of Taking Back Sunday and The Used, with a light-touch, straight-outta-1995 Matthew Sweet sentimentality and proto-punk inner child, Wilkes-Barre’s Down to Six kick out their jams with dynamics out the wazoo and more hooks than a professional angler’s convention. In short, this is a band never lacking in excitement or […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Last of Nine – ‘Remnants of Misery’

NEPA’s “symphonic nu metal band with a twist,” Last of Nine, has a new music video for “Remnants of Misery,” a song they released earlier this year, that tells the story of a jilted lover moving on with her life. The video, directed by Larry Rosen of Rosenguez Productions, was shot at J & R […]

 Mark Uricheck

Prosody keep metal alive with Black Crown Initiate, debut new music

Prosody keep metal alive with Black Crown Initiate, debut new music

NEPA’s own steel-belted boot to the head, Prosody, will open the show for Black Crown Initiate at The Factory: Underground in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Oct. 24. Guitarist Chris Stroud and vocalist Ken Ebersole couldn’t be happier to give the boys from Reading a proper metallic welcome. “I’m not a fan of seven-string guitar players unless […]