Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton singer Jay Luke warns against addictive tech in ‘Trapped in Your Cell’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton singer Jay Luke warns against addictive tech in ‘Trapped in Your Cell’

Cell phones have become such an essential part of life for so many people that it’s becoming difficult to remember a time without them in the modern world. Scranton singer/songwriter Jay Luke not only remembers that time but often captures it in his 1970s and ‘80s-influenced rock music, particularly on his latest single premiering today […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Wilkes-Barre rockers Zayre Mountain salute those jumping ‘Into the Fire’ of coronavirus pandemic

VIDEO PREMIERE: Wilkes-Barre rockers Zayre Mountain salute those jumping ‘Into the Fire’ of coronavirus pandemic

Music is often as much a comfort during hard times as it is a reflection of the period it was created in. Zayre Mountain is expressing both with a new song and music video premiering today on NEPA Scene. While millions of people are quarantined at home to avoid exposure to the coronavirus as it […]

 Rich Howells

ALBUM PREMIERE: Scranton bands A Fire With Friends and Sweetnest find their ‘Bearings’ in split EP

ALBUM PREMIERE: Scranton bands A Fire With Friends and Sweetnest find their ‘Bearings’ in split EP

Northeastern Pennsylvania bands collaborate all the time, but it’s rare to find two sounds that work so well together that they could not only share an album, but sing in each other’s songs and cover each other’s music, bringing new dimensions to their respective work. A Fire With Friends has been making indie/alternative rock for […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton alt rock trio The Boastfuls take their shot with debut single ‘Tequila’

As their moniker implies, Scranton alternative rock band The Boastfuls have had plenty to brag about since their debut in the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene last year, making a name for themselves at every local venue as a premier bar band while working on their own their own material, even earning the title of Best […]

 Rich Howells

BMC Toys in Scranton blows up Kickstarter goal to make first plastic army women figures

BMC Toys in Scranton blows up Kickstarter goal to make first plastic army women figures

In September, a story about a 6-year-old girl’s heartfelt handwritten letter went viral when it was picked up by major media outlets. After playing with some green army men she picked up from an arcade, young Vivian Lord wondered why there were no female toy soldiers. That’s a fair question in 2019, and while most […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton rock band Black Hole Heart recalls ‘Fever Dream’ in new genre-defiant EP

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton rock band Black Hole Heart recalls ‘Fever Dream’ in new genre-defiant EP

Alternative… punk… hard rock… whatever you want to call Black Hole Heart, you can’t say that this Scranton band is stuck in their ways. From their 2016 debut through their upcoming EP, vocalist/guitarist Kyle Lukasewicz and lead guitarist Steve Zampano have consistently let the music rather than genre conventions guide their songs. This will be […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Rock supergroup Saint Asonia plays free acoustic show at Magdon Music in Olyphant on Oct. 1

Rock supergroup Saint Asonia plays free acoustic show at Magdon Music in Olyphant on Oct. 1

From a press release: It was announced today that Hazleton active rock radio station 97.9X will bring hard rock band Saint Asonia to Magdon Music in Olyphant for a live unplugged show on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at noon. The “97.9X-Clusive Pop-Up” is free on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited, so fans are encouraged […]

 Guest Contributor

ALBUM REVIEW: Analyzing loss and death in ‘Clear’ by Scranton alternative rock band University Drive

ALBUM REVIEW: Analyzing loss and death in ‘Clear’ by Scranton alternative rock band University Drive

The record starts in static waves. During a week in early February, in between moments of huddling under as many blankets as possible before tossing them off again (rinse and repeat), due to fluctuations of temperature and flu-induced discomfort, hoarding tissues and popping antibiotics to fight off an infection – all while trying to decipher […]

 Rich Howells

ALBUM PREMIERE: Loss becomes ‘Clear’ for Scranton alternative rock band University Drive

ALBUM PREMIERE: Loss becomes ‘Clear’ for Scranton alternative rock band University Drive

The loss of a loved one affects everyone differently, so rather than just express how he personally feels about it, Scranton singer/songwriter Ed Cuozzo has been working since last April to capture many distinct voices and the heartbreak they’ve endured. As a result, the new album from his alternative rock band University Drive is a […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton alt rock band University Drive assesses the emotional ‘Damage’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton alt rock band University Drive assesses the emotional ‘Damage’

When Scranton singer/songwriter Ed Cuozzo lost his mother unexpectedly last year, the local music community came together in an unprecedented way, organizing a three-day music festival in her memory at The Keys called She’s the One: A Weekend for Doreen, which included several performances from Cuozzo himself as a solo artist, a reunion of his […]

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