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 […]

 Rich Howells

MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE: Throop solo artist Jay Luke encourages you to ‘Keep Your Head Up Kid’

Throop singer/songwriter Jay Luke has been performing live since 2003, but it wasn’t until 2018 that he finally released his first solo album, aptly named “It’s About Time.” Now, nearly a year later, he is wasting no time in releasing a follow-up, “Vandalized Memories,” soon after its completion. As a preview, the 40-year-old artist is […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lehigh Valley punk trio Blind Choice shows ‘Mental Scars’ on new EP, debuts songs at Octoberfest on Oct. 13

Lehigh Valley punk trio Blind Choice shows ‘Mental Scars’ on new EP, debuts songs at Octoberfest on Oct. 13

From a press release: Pen Argyl punk rock trio Blind Choice will officially release their new EP, “Mental Scars,” this Friday, Oct. 12 and debut some of their new songs live at Octoberfest at Electric City Harley-Davidson in Dickson City on Saturday, Oct. 13 with Another Day Dawns and The Holtzmann Effect. The young rockers […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announces 2018 venues, performers, and set times across Scranton area

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announces 2018 venues, performers, and set times across Scranton area

On Sunday night, organizers of the Electric City Music Conference held an announcement party at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, revealing all the nominees for the upcoming 2018 Steamtown Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 13 as well as the entire live music schedule at 13 different venues on Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Sept. 15. […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: 2018 Steamtown Music Award nominees announced in 37 categories

EXCLUSIVE: 2018 Steamtown Music Award nominees announced in 37 categories

Last night, the Electric City Music Conference held an announcement party at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant for the third year, revealing all the nominees for the 2018 Steamtown Music Awards, including those in new categories added this year. ECMC producers Joe Caviston and Ken Norton read off all the nominees between live […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference announcement party at Thirst T’s in Olyphant, 07/15/18

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference announcement party at Thirst T’s in Olyphant, 07/15/18

Last night, the Electric City Music Conference held an announcement party at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant for the third year, revealing all the nominees for the 2018 Steamtown Music Awards, including those in new categories added this year. ECMC producers Joe Caviston and Ken Norton read off all the nominees between live […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announcement party returns to Thirst T’s in Olyphant on July 15

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announcement party returns to Thirst T’s in Olyphant on July 15

From a press release: The Electric City Music Conference and Steamtown Music Awards will host a free announcement event at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill on Sunday, July 15 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m., returning to the Olyphant venue for the third year. “We’ve found that people look forward to the announcement party almost as much […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton multi-instrumentalist Steve Werner releases debut album ‘Incantation’ in Dunmore on May 6

Scranton multi-instrumentalist Steve Werner releases debut album ‘Incantation’ in Dunmore on May 6

From a press release: Steve Werner, an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, will host the release of his debut solo album, “Incantation,” at The Wonderstone Gallery in Dunmore on Sunday, May 6 from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. A Scranton-based musician with over two decades of experience, Werner has contributed to over 20 musical projects with over 1,000 live performances […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announces new venues and 50 more acts in Scranton

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announces new venues and 50 more acts in Scranton

After announcing its initial 65 performers via NEPA Scene last month, the Electric City Music Conference has announced 50 more live acts and the participating venues for the fifth annual event in Scranton and surrounding cities like Olyphant. Venues returning for the 2018 conference are the Backyard Ale House, The Bog, Levels Bar & Grill […]

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