Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Wilkes-Barre becomes twisted Oz in rapper Doc Not’s ‘Stay Weird’ feat. Syx Trismegistus

VIDEO PREMIERE: Wilkes-Barre becomes twisted Oz in rapper Doc Not’s ‘Stay Weird’ feat. Syx Trismegistus

Camp Rattler doesn’t need an excuse to get weird, but when the local music promotion and production team was tapped by masked rapper Doc Not to create a music video for his song “Stay Weird,” they saw it as an invitation to take their eccentricity up a notch. They first met when Doc Not performed […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Wilkes-Barre nu metal band Lifer debuts first new song in 18 years, ‘The Start of Something Else’

SONG PREMIERE: Wilkes-Barre nu metal band Lifer debuts first new song in 18 years, ‘The Start of Something Else’

When Lifer broke up like so many other nu metal bands in the early 2000s, the chances that the Wilkes-Barre group would ever record together again were slim, especially after its members moved on to other projects like Breaking Benjamin, The Drama Club, and later Cold. Their dedicated fan base in Northeastern Pennsylvania, however, never […]

 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

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton pop punk band Anytime Soon reaches ‘End of an Era’ with new music

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton pop punk band Anytime Soon reaches ‘End of an Era’ with new music

Like many musicians around the world right now, singer/songwriter Mitch Evans had to put any springtime plans on hold because of the coronavirus. In the meantime, his band Anytime Soon is moving forward with the release of the first single from their upcoming EP of “unadulterated Pennsylvania pop punk.” Premiering today exclusively on NEPA Scene […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announces 2020 dates, opens applications, and premieres 2019 aftermovie

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announces 2020 dates, opens applications, and premieres 2019 aftermovie

Today, the Electric City Music Conference is announcing the dates for its seventh annual event, opening applications to perform, and premiering the 2019 aftermovie exclusively on NEPA Scene, the longtime media sponsor of the conference. Last year’s ECMC featured performances by over 150 bands from seven states in 12 venues throughout the Scranton area, the […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Stroudsburg rockers Don’t Panic return with ‘No Time for Second Chances’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Stroudsburg rockers Don’t Panic return with ‘No Time for Second Chances’

Everything is getting a reboot these days – films, television shows, entertainment franchises… why not bands? Ted Felicetti and Keith Slader played in Split Fifty for close to a decade before the popular Tannersville band broke up in 2008. Felicetti had already started writing his own songs for a new project as vocalist and guitarist, […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Wilkes-Barre’s Brendan Brisk gets funky ‘Fanfare’ from seductive single

SONG PREMIERE: Wilkes-Barre’s Brendan Brisk gets funky ‘Fanfare’ from seductive single

It may be a cloudy, gloomy afternoon in Northeastern Pennsylvania, but Brendan Brisk is ready to help you shake off those Monday blues with a funky new song that’s guaranteed to get your toes tapping and head bobbing. In 2016, NEPA Scene premiered the lead single from this now 28-year-old singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist’s art […]

 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

VIDEO PREMIERE: Metal band Prosody and author Steve Corbett release the demon of ‘Blood Red Syrah’

For decades, Steve Corbett shook up newspapers and radio waves in Northeastern Pennsylvania with his strong political views and in-your-face reporting before transitioning into a less brutal and bloody profession last year – horror/thriller novelist. “Blood Red Syrah” was released in September of 2018, and while Corbett is just as opinionated and rabble-rousing as ever, […]

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