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, […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Stroudsburg rockers The Crowning animate the ‘End of the World’ by social media

Many investigations and studies have been done on the effects of social media in our lives, though being a parent in 2019 is all anyone needs to observe just how deeply the Internet can change us firsthand. Stroudsburg rock band The Crowning rages against this machine in “End of the World,” a single with a […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Animated Wilkes-Barre band Cut Up Naked Teenagers can give ‘Anything But a Tomorrow’

A beautiful summer day or a candlelit dinner would inspire most singer/songwriters to write a love song, but Elvis Aron Deadly is not most singer/songwriters. Instead, cheesy B-movies and nuclear annihilation brought his latest single, “Anything But a Tomorrow,” to life – and imminent death – which is what Cut Up Naked Teenagers is all […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Black Nihil brings black metal to Scranton in horror-inspired debut ‘Cross My Heart’

Seeing Black Nihil on stages across the area, one may initially assume they’re a Norwegian band touring through Northeastern Pennsylvania, but soon it is clear that they represent Scranton’s own take on the controversial black metal genre. They’re not lighting churches on fire, but they are burning down the conventions of what metal can be […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton rock band Black Hole Heart recalls ‘Fever Dream’ in new genre-defiant EP

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton rock band Black Hole Heart recalls ‘Fever Dream’ in new genre-defiant EP

Alternative… punk… hard rock… whatever you want to call Black Hole Heart, you can’t say that this Scranton band is stuck in their ways. From their 2016 debut through their upcoming EP, vocalist/guitarist Kyle Lukasewicz and lead guitarist Steve Zampano have consistently let the music rather than genre conventions guide their songs. This will be […]