Rich Howells

VIDEOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 1, 03/24/15

VIDEOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 1, 03/24/15

Every week of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, our free open mic and talent competition at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, we’ll post a few videos of various artists from the night, in addition to photos of all the performers. This is just a small sampling of the 22 local performers who took the […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Skip Monday (Kaylin Karr and Nathan Montella)

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Skip Monday (Kaylin Karr and Nathan Montella)

Every week of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, our free open mic and talent competition at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, we feature a quick Q&A with the latest audience vote winner, which was Scranton indie pop duo Skip Monday on March 24. The weekly winner receives $50 in cash and the headlining slot […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 1, 03/24/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 1, 03/24/15

The local community support for the first-ever NEPA Scene’s Got Talent open mic and talent competition on Tuesday, March 24 shattered our expectations, drawing a larger crowd than we ever received at our previous open mic events in Wilkes-Barre and breaking our record number of performers. 22 acts, including performers from the NEPA Scene Talent […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Esta Coda perform stripped-down guitar and piano cover of ‘Deer’ by The Sidekicks

Everyone got their first official taste of Esta Coda‘s upcoming EP, “Miles Away,” back in December when NEPA Scene premiered the opening track, “Rain,” and as it gets closer to release, the Scranton indie rockers have released a stripped-down acoustic cover of “Deer” by The Sidekicks, taken from that group’s latest album, “Runners in the […]

 Rich Howells

STREAMING: Listen to the self-titled debut EP from Scranton’s Pity Party

STREAMING: Listen to the self-titled debut EP from Scranton’s Pity Party

NEPA Scene was the first to tell the public about the debut of Pity Party in an exclusive interview back in November, and now the Scranton indie band has released their first EP online, with physical copies on the way. The self-titled album contains four tracks recorded over the span of a few sessions this […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent weekly contest to be held at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant starting March 24

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent weekly contest to be held at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant starting March 24

Event will attract the best undiscovered local musicians, comedians, poets, magicians, actors, and more to compete for cash prizes and a grand prize vacation or simply show off their skills

One of the area’s biggest supporters of original local music, Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, is partnering with NEPA Scene to host NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, a brand new event that will give all types of local artists the chance to showcase their talents to a broader audience while rewarding the best standout […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEOS: The Push perform ‘On Edge’ and ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’

Jimmy Reynolds and Tim McDermott made a triumphant return as The Push at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant on Saturday, Dec. 13, so NEPA Scene was there to grab photos and two videos from the event. With an introduction by bar owner Tom “T” Tell, The Push – featuring Bryan Brophy of An […]

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PHOTOS: The Push, An Autumn Sunrise, Jimmy and Vitz, and Polly Anna, 12/13/14

PHOTOS: The Push, An Autumn Sunrise, Jimmy and Vitz, and Polly Anna, 12/13/14

The Push, the satirical Scranton rock duo made up of Jimmy Reynolds and Tim McDermott, hadn’t made a live appearance in over a year despite being as funny as they are musically talented, so what better time to gift Northeastern Pennsylvania with their presence than Christmas time? In conjunction with the venue’s two-year anniversary, the […]

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Pearl Jam tribute band gives members of Graces Downfall a new Leash on life

Pearl Jam tribute band gives members of Graces Downfall a new Leash on life

New group plays Make-A-Wish fundraiser in Olyphant tonight

Those who have followed Scranton grunge rockers Graces Downfall have heard them cover Pearl Jam before, but Leash is a whole different, ahem, “Animal.” Holding their first show on Dec. 5 at Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre, Leash has been packing every place they play, and for good reason – […]

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2014 Steamtown Music Awards winners announced on Oct. 10

2014 Steamtown Music Awards winners announced on Oct. 10

The Steamtown Music Awards were held on Friday, Oct. 10 at the V-Spot in Scranton, which was just the start of the Electric City Music Conference, running all weekend long. Live performances and panels were held in several venues throughout Scranton and Olyphant with the main goal of the conference “to highlight local talent and […]

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