Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton’s Old Charades release honest new single ‘When Countless Days Get Numbered’ for free

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton’s Old Charades release honest new single ‘When Countless Days Get Numbered’ for free

Scranton indie rock band Old Charades plan to release their debut full-length album “End Together/Start Together” by the end of 2015 or early next year, but they’re giving NEPA Scene readers an exclusive early listen to the truthful and personal first single, “When Countless Days Get Numbered.” “This song is kind of like a combination […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Stream/download the emotional ‘Heal Me’ by Katie Evans for free

SONG PREMIERE: Stream/download the emotional ‘Heal Me’ by Katie Evans for free

Peckville singer/songwriter Katie Evans has been playing music since she was 13 years old, but the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene has really gotten to know her better over the past year at frequent shows across the area and as a finalist in NEPA Scene’s Got Talent. With her first demo set for release on Thursday, […]

 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, […]