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 […]

 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 […]