Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Brendan Brisk, Kali Ma, Condition Oakland, Sleeplore, Chris Cashmere, White Witch, and more

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Brendan Brisk, Kali Ma, Condition Oakland, Sleeplore, Chris Cashmere, White Witch, and more

January may be a slow month for entertainment like movies and television (even slower during a pandemic), but it’s been a busy time for local music, so much so that I have to save a few notes for next week. I even had the pleasure of seeing a band play live in front of a […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Telco, Don’t Panic, Eric Best, 5-7-Zero, Flowers for You, Crooked Ways, John Hahn, and more

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Telco, Don’t Panic, Eric Best, 5-7-Zero, Flowers for You, Crooked Ways, John Hahn, and more

After a few years away, the NEPA Music Notes column received a warm welcome back last week, so I’ll take that as a sign that you want to see more roundups of new and noteworthy local songs, albums, and shows. Let’s dive right in! 🎶🎶 Schuylkill Haven guitarist John Hahn, who got his start touring […]

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MUSIC VIDEO: Scranton rapper Lucas Hex masks up for nu metal-inspired ‘Scapegoat’

MUSIC VIDEO: Scranton rapper Lucas Hex masks up for nu metal-inspired ‘Scapegoat’

Not every artist can find their sound on their first project. It takes some musicians years and various incarnations to really hit their stride. Lucas Hex is one of those artists. Fueled by pure musicianship, the Scranton rapper has genre-hopped and dipped his toes into various hip-hop trends over the years. While producing a litany […]

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Scranton emo rapper/ex-Tigers Jaw vocalist releases new Wicca Phase Springs Eternal collab ‘This Moment I Miss’

Scranton emo rapper/ex-Tigers Jaw vocalist releases new Wicca Phase Springs Eternal collab ‘This Moment I Miss’

From a press release: Through an extensive catalog of collaborations, singles, EPs, 2016’s “Secret Boy” LP, and his critically acclaimed Run for Cover debut last year, “Suffer On,” Wicca Phase Springs Eternal has become a celebrated pioneer in a vital new direction of underground music. Wicca Phase is the creative persona of Scranton singer, songwriter, […]

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Horror hip-hop duo Twiztid hits Stage West in Scranton on April 9 with Slaine

Horror hip-hop duo Twiztid hits Stage West in Scranton on April 9 with Slaine

From a press release: It was announced today that Twiztid, the Detroit horrorcore rap duo who rose to fame in the late ’90s with the Insane Clown Posse and broke off to form their own dedicated fan base, will perform at Stage West in Scranton on Thursday, April 9 as part of The Highnamic Duo […]

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Scranton rapper Lucas Hex announces tour with Riff Raff and new single before Stage West shows

Scranton rapper Lucas Hex announces tour with Riff Raff and new single before Stage West shows

Today, Scranton-based hip-hop artist Lucas Hex announced that he will be providing support for national recording artist Riff Raff on a leg of his upcoming tour. Hex will also release a new single, “Make Me Proud,” that will premiere exclusively on NEPA Scene on Friday, March 13. This isn’t the first national tour that Lucas […]

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Rapper and MTV star Riff Raff comes to Stage West in Scranton on March 19

Rapper and MTV star Riff Raff comes to Stage West in Scranton on March 19

From a press release: Riff Raff, who went from an appearance on MTV reality show “From G’s to Gents” to working with influential DJ/producer Diplo and collaborating with some of the biggest modern rappers, will take his Cranberry Vampire Tour to Stage West in Scranton on Thursday, March 19. He previously performed in Scranton as […]

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Multi-platinum rapper Pitbull comes to Wind Creek Event Center in Bethlehem on March 26

Multi-platinum rapper Pitbull comes to Wind Creek Event Center in Bethlehem on March 26

From a press release: It was announced today that multi-platinum-selling, Grammy Award-winning rapper Pitbull will perform at the Wind Creek Event Center in Bethlehem on Thursday, March 26 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $79.50, $99.50, and $129.50, plus applicable fees, go on sale this Friday, Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. and will be available […]

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Wicca Phase Springs Eternal and Glitterer return home to NEPA for Karl Hall show in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 28

Wicca Phase Springs Eternal and Glitterer return home to NEPA for Karl Hall show in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 28

From a press release: Two musicians known for starting influential breakout bands from Northeastern Pennsylvania embarked on a North American tour with their current solo projects last week, and they have since added a hometown area show for local fans of their experimental, avant-garde rock and hip-hop music just after Christmas. Wicca Phase Springs Eternal […]

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Chart-topping rapper Post Malone brings Runaway Tour to Giant Center in Hershey on Feb. 22

Chart-topping rapper Post Malone brings Runaway Tour to Giant Center in Hershey on Feb. 22

From a press release: Today, Grammy Award-nominated, diamond-certified rapper and producer Post Malone extended his Runaway Tour with a second leg set to launch in 2020. Produced by Live Nation, the 24-year-old hip-hop artist from Dallas, Texas returns to the road on Feb. 4 in Omaha, Nebraska at CHI Health Center and visits major cities […]

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