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 […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Esta Coda – ‘Rain’

SONG PREMIERE: Esta Coda – ‘Rain’

Many local music fans are anticipating for The Menzingers’ annual Holiday Show this weekend, but few are more excited for it than Esta Coda. The Scranton indie rock band will be one of several opening acts welcoming The Menzingers home that night, including Tigers Jaw; Captain, We’re Sinking; Three Man Cannon; Petal; and The Red […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Down to Six – ‘Atlantic’

SONG PREMIERE: Down to Six – ‘Atlantic’

NEPA Scene gave local music fans an exclusive first listen to “Oceans” from Down to Six‘s upcoming album, “Atlantic,” late last month, so with its official release just around the corner, we’re premiering the title track here as well. “It’s a song about finding your place. In my mind, it’s the song that started this […]

 Rich Howells

SHORT FILM PREMIERE: ‘A Fine Dining Experience’ by director Jamie Sutor

Scranton filmmaker Jamie Sutor of Parents’ Basement Productions and NEPA Scene are proud to present the exclusive online premiere of “A Fine Dining Experience,” an abstract short film centering around several patrons in an upscale restaurant. The film is a comedy that plays on the stereotypes portrayed in a typical fine dining atmosphere. Written and […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Down to Six – ‘Oceans’

SONG PREMIERE: Down to Six – ‘Oceans’

After undergoing lineup changes back in September, Wilkes-Barre alt rock band Down to Six has a new album coming out next month, so in anticipation of that release, NEPA Scene teamed up with the group to offer an exclusive first listen to the lead single, “Oceans.” “The song is about losing your way and realizing […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Jack Woodbridge – ‘It’s All in His Head’

Scranton singer/songwriter Jack Woodbridge just released his third album, “You Don’t Know Jack,” and we’ve got the exclusive online premiere of the music video for his first single, “It’s All in His Head.” The video, starring Jimmy Reynolds, Steven Beautz, Jonathan Chesnick, Amanda Yitkakovitch, Colleen Reynolds, Victoria Orazi, and Susan Kitcho, was filmed in Scranton […]

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