Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Metal Meltdown, 05/08-09/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Metal Meltdown, 05/08-09/15

The largest underground metal music festival in Northeastern Pennsylvania, NEPA Metal Meltdown, returned for its second year to Diane’s Deli & Internet Cafe in Pittston, drawing bigger crowds, an incredible lineup, and a whole lot of head banging. Friday, May 8 featured performances from Bloodeagle, Dreadful Recognition, Threatpoint, King Bison, Wrath of Typhon, Praise the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Shawn Klush performs ‘Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular’ with The Sweet Inspirations at Scranton Cultural Center on May 15

Shawn Klush performs ‘Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular’ with The Sweet Inspirations at Scranton Cultural Center on May 15

From a press release: On Friday, May 15, the Scranton Cultural Center will be hosting “Shawn Klush: The Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular.” Klush, a native of Northeastern Pennsylvania who has gone on to international fame, will be joined on the historic stage by Jake Rowley, who has most recently been seen as Young Elvis in […]

 Rich Howells

Preparing for NEPA Metal Meltdown in Pittston with Beyond Fallen

Preparing for NEPA Metal Meltdown in Pittston with Beyond Fallen

Underground festival kicks off tonight and continues tomorrow in Pittston

After attending last year’s inaugural festival, the NEPA Scene crew couldn’t wait to sponsor the 2015 NEPA Metal Meltdown. It’s not only the lone underground metal festival of its kind in Northeastern Pennsylvania, it’s also run by the bands, for the bands and their fans, specifically by vocalist Joe Karavis and guitarist Steve Jasuilewicz of […]

 Rich Howells

TBT PHOTOS/VIDEO: 2014 NEPA Metal Meltdown, 05/16-17/14

TBT PHOTOS/VIDEO: 2014 NEPA Metal Meltdown, 05/16-17/14

The 2014 NEPA Metal Meltdown festival was an awesome kickoff for a first annual event, and this year is shaping up to kick even more ass, with some popular acts returning and new bands joining the ranks at Diane’s Deli & Internet Cafe (206 S. Main St., Pittston) on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May […]

 Rich Howells

STREAMING: Listen to tracks from every NEPA Metal Meltdown festival band, Day 2

STREAMING: Listen to tracks from every NEPA Metal Meltdown festival band, Day 2

The hottest underground metal festival in Northeastern Pennsylvania, NEPA Metal Meltdown, is just over a week away, so to prepare you for the pit on May 8-9 at Diane’s Deli & Internet Cafe in Pittston, we’re streaming music from every band performing. Last week, we featured Day 1, so here’s Day 2. Bang your head […]

 Rich Howells

STREAMING: Listen to tracks from every NEPA Metal Meltdown festival band, Day 1

STREAMING: Listen to tracks from every NEPA Metal Meltdown festival band, Day 1

The hottest underground metal festival in Northeastern Pennsylvania, NEPA Metal Meltdown, is just over a week away, so to prepare you for the pit on May 8-9 at Diane’s Deli & Internet Cafe in Pittston, we’re streaming music from every band performing, starting with Day 1. Bang your head to the tracks below, arranged in […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Local hard rockers Totally Lost Cause reunite for the first time in 18 years

A popular trend in modern music is to delve back into past decades for inspiration, to revive sounds that may be nostalgic for many listeners out there. Sometimes, however, this should be left to the professionals – those who paved the way in the first place. On Friday, April 24, Northeastern Pennsylvania hard rock band […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA Blogfest 2015 Spring Edition will be held in Pittston on May 1

NEPA Blogfest 2015 Spring Edition will be held in Pittston on May 1

From a press release: Northeastern Pennsylvania bloggers will be hosting the semi-annual Blogfest on Friday, May 1 at The Red Mill (340 S. Main St., Pittston) from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. This is an informal gathering of bloggers, candidates for office, elected officials, and anyone interested in politics or blogging. There is no charge for admission. […]

 Rich Howells

Pittston heavy metal band ASHFALL rises again

Pittston heavy metal band ASHFALL rises again

Rockers return with new lineup at Diane's Deli on Saturday, March 28

Some heavy metal bands are concerned about projecting a certain image, about sounding and looking as intimidating as their mosh pit-inducing sound. Meeting at vocalist/guitarist Johnny Jones’ home, ASHFALL begins their conversation with NEPA Scene by talking about Gary Busey, chicken wings, and Taylor Swift, so it’s clear from the get-go that there are no […]

 Rich Howells

Peculiar Culinary Co. hosts Kickstarter party for soul singer Kaleigh Baker on April 4

Peculiar Culinary Co. hosts Kickstarter party for soul singer Kaleigh Baker on April 4

Roving mountain soul singer Kaleigh Baker is getting some peculiar help for her Kickstarter campaign to fund her new album. Peculiar Culinary Company owner Gene Philbin is not only an award-winning chef who has been featured on shows like Food Network’s “Guy’s Grocery Games,” but he’s also a music fan, organizing events like the Peculiar […]