NEPA Scene Staff

Fall edition of NEPA Blogfest to be held Oct. 30 in Pittston

Fall edition of NEPA Blogfest to be held Oct. 30 in Pittston

From a press release: Northeastern Pennsylvania bloggers will be hosting the 9th semi-annual Blogfest on Thursday, Oct. 30, an informal gathering of bloggers, candidates for office, elected officials, and anyone interested in politics or blogging. Held at The Red Mill (340 S. Main St., Pittston) at 6 p.m., there is no charge for admission. Since […]

 Lora Kormos

The 9 most haunted places in NEPA

The 9 most haunted places in NEPA

Pennsylvania has some of the most famous haunted locations. From the Gettysburg battlefields to Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia to the bloody handprint inside the Old Jail Museum in Jim Thorpe, we have our fair share of ghost stories. And as Halloween approaches, this is the best time to delve into some of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s […]

 Rich Howells

Threatpoint get their ‘Wish’ with heaviest album yet

Threatpoint get their ‘Wish’ with heaviest album yet

Scranton groove metal band release 'Careful What You Wish For' tonight in Pittston

When Threatpoint scheduled an interview with NEPA Scene, we were surprised the venue they chose was Books-A-Million in Dickson City. The four guys dressed all in black sitting in the bookstore café cursing and joking and passionately describing their catchy brand of metal music seemed just a bit out of place while others sipped lattes […]

 Lora Kormos

PHOTOS: Tomato Bar & Bistro 1st annual Oktoberfest, 09/26-28/14

PHOTOS: Tomato Bar & Bistro 1st annual Oktoberfest, 09/26-28/14

It’s officially autumn, but it sure didn’t feel like it on a warm Friday night as the Tomato Bar & Bistro held their first annual Oktoberfest. Located in the heart of Pittston, attendance was in abundance as the three-day celebration ran from Sept. 26-28. The event featured 15 different Oktoberfest beers and 10 different pumpkin […]

 Mark Uricheck

NYC’s IKILLYA take relentless touring to Pittston to support Threatpoint

NYC’s IKILLYA take relentless touring to Pittston to support Threatpoint

Megaforce Records metalheads befriend NEPA band, open CD release show Friday

ere’s the scenario. NEPA’s own groove metal mavens Threatpoint play a couple of out-of-town gigs opening for an international touring act, the New York City-based IKILLYA. The two like-minded heavies bond like brothers on the road, leading to IKILLYA – a band currently in a potentially career-making distribution deal with the legendary Megaforce Records and […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: New Threatpoint music and live footage in CD release show promo

What kind of chaos will you be in for if you attend Threatpoint‘s CD release party on Friday, Oct. 3? This video, created by Ken Jones Imagery, will prep you for a night of unrelenting brutality. The Scranton-based groove metal group is unleashing their second album, “Careful What You Wish For,” at the New Bar […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Tauk performs free show for WVIA’s Homegrown Music series

Tauk performs free show for WVIA’s Homegrown Music series

From a press release: The public is invited to attend the next live broadcast of WVIA’s Homegrown Music concert series, which will feature four-piece funk band Tauk. Seats are free. Performing on Monday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. at the WVIA Public Media Studios (100 WVIA Way, Pittston), Tauk is a heavy rock fusion band […]

 Rich Howells

RECIPE: Peculiar Chicken and Waffles

RECIPE: Peculiar Chicken and Waffles

Since the Peculiar Culinary Company just hosted another sold-out Pop Up Dinner featuring chicken and waffles on Aug. 10 at the Knights of Columbus in Pittston, we’d like to share their recipe for the classic soul food dish that they submitted to Cuisinart website. Find more ideas to spice up traditional dishes on Peculiar’s Pop […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: The Underground Saints go marching off to final gig at The Rattler in Pittston on March 23

ARCHIVES: The Underground Saints go marching off to final gig at The Rattler in Pittston on March 23

AJ Jump vividly remembers his first time playing with the Underground Saints, and for good reason. Lead vocalist and guitarist John Smith, lead guitarist and vocalist Pat Flynn, and bassist Mark Kiesinger formed the Northeast Pennsylvania-based alternative rock group in 2007, but they were without a drummer by their second gig. Jump was at the […]

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