Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Stream/download Adam Bailey’s modern take on ‘Wayfaring Stranger’ for free

SONG PREMIERE: Stream/download Adam Bailey’s modern take on ‘Wayfaring Stranger’ for free

As a finalist in NEPA Scene’s Got Talent and a fresh young voice in the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene, Adam Bailey has seemingly come out of nowhere and established a name for himself rather quickly with his original compositions and a unique cover of an old American folk song. While performing “Wayfaring Stranger” live, the […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Stream/download ‘Dizzy’ by A Social State for free

SONG PREMIERE: Stream/download ‘Dizzy’ by A Social State for free

Back in February, NEPA Scene gave our readers an exclusive first listen to an acoustic version of “Dizzy,” a brand new song from A Social State, when vocalist and guitarist Edward Cuozzo visited The Stude for Episode 12 of the NEPA Scene Podcast. Now we’re excited to premiere the finished studio version with the whole […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Kick back and enjoy ‘Ragweed Summer’ by Tony Halchak

July is here, so it’s time to lie out in the sun, drink an ice-cold beverage, and relax with some good old-fashioned Americana music. There’s a lot of talk now about summer anthems, but “Ragweed Summer” by singer/songwriter Tony Halchak, exclusively premiering here on NEPA Scene, actually captures the feel of a warm summer day, […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Grant Williams debuts solo bass project by taking ‘A Single Step’

In the music business, the biggest emphasis always seems to be on singers and guitarists, but Grant Williams is proving that bassists deserve the spotlight as well. The 27-year-old Scranton native has been playing bass for about nine years, most famously in local grunge rock band Graces Downfall, and he started composing his own solo […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: ‘I Need a Woman’ by Ed Randazzo and Bret Alexander

SONG PREMIERE: ‘I Need a Woman’ by Ed Randazzo and Bret Alexander

Blues singer/songwriter Ed Randazzo just finished recording his latest album this month, and while it’s not due out until the fall, he couldn’t wait to share the first single. We were happy to oblige by premiering “I Need a Woman” right here on nepascene.com. The 36-year-old Wyoming resident has been writing and recording a mix […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Silhouette Lies – ‘The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight’

SONG PREMIERE: Silhouette Lies – ‘The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight’

Since the beginning of 2015, Scranton hard rock band Silhouette Lies has been locked in the studio working tirelessly on their debut full-length album. Now NEPA Scene gets to unleash the exclusive premiere of the first haunting single from that album, “The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight.” “Lyrically, the song is about a serial killer and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO PREMIERE: ‘NEPA Scene: Behind the Scenes’ offers closer look into the website and its impact

NEPA Scene launched to the public in September of 2014 and has since grown into the area’s leading independent arts and entertainment website, winning awards and gaining a loyal following earned through perseverance and positive word of mouth. Founder and editor Rich Howells started the site on his own after he was laid off from […]

 Rich Howells

SHORT FILM PREMIERE: ‘My Zombie Flick’ by director Bobby Keller buries the undead trend

From cheesy t-shirts to “The Walking Dead” to first-person shooter video games to cheap Halloween costumes, zombies are everywhere nowadays, so much so that even some lifelong horror movie fans like Bobby Keller are wishing these corpses would just stay buried. His latest short film, “My Zombie Flick,” shows exactly why this trend should expire, […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Watch one-man reggae band George Wesley play ‘Sittin’ and Watchin” as the Small Axe Orchestra

When Wilkes-Barre reggae musician George Wesley isn’t playing with his three-piece jam band, he performs as George Wesley’s Small Axe Orchestra, a solo act that sounds just like a full band thanks to some live looping and pure talent. Local television station ECTV will be airing a full one-hour program next week that was shot […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: No Vacancy – ‘Face of This Town’

Local country rock band No Vacancy is working on their sophomore album for release next year, so to give everyone a preview of what’s to come, they’re premiering the title track in a brand new music video exclusively on NEPA Scene. After playing in a three-piece cover band, guitarist/vocalist Jim Kindler and bassist/vocalist Tony Olean […]