Rich Howells

Wilkes-Barre ‘chaotic metalcore’ band Toothless breaks down the ‘Misinformed’ in new EP

Wilkes-Barre ‘chaotic metalcore’ band Toothless breaks down the ‘Misinformed’ in new EP

In these turbulent times, the world is ready for a band with a sound as chaotic as Toothless. While other musicians put their plans on hold, the Wilkes-Barre metalcore/mathcore group purposely released their new EP on May 5 to give people stuck at home something to listen to during the coronavirus pandemic – and to […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Par Glass House in Shickshinny hosts folk punk Holiday Show on Dec. 10

Par Glass House in Shickshinny hosts folk punk Holiday Show on Dec. 10

From a press release: Following a Halloween Extravaganza last month, the Par Glass House in Shickshinny will be hosting a Holiday Show with punk and folk music on Saturday, Dec. 10. Doors are at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m. There is no set fee to enter, just a pay-what-you-want donation. Bands […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Par Glass House in Shickshinny throws Halloween Extravaganza with variety of bands on Oct. 21

Par Glass House in Shickshinny throws Halloween Extravaganza with variety of bands on Oct. 21

From a press release: The Par Glass House in Shickshinny, home to the biggest and best house shows in Northeastern Pennsylvania, will be hosting a Halloween Extravaganza with a diverse lineup of local bands on Friday, Oct. 21. Doors are at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m. Costumes are encouraged, and there […]

 Rich Howells

Indralokafest brings good music and good vibes to Shickshinny for a good cause

Indralokafest brings good music and good vibes to Shickshinny for a good cause

Indie festival donates proceeds to Indraloka Animal Sanctuary

“Last year…” she trails off for a moment, finding just the right words to recall it all. “The way I describe last year to inquiring minds is that it felt like just a huge group of friends hanging out in a field and listening to good music. It was like we were kids again – […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Yardstock III in Shickshinny, Day 1, 06/26/15

PHOTOS: Yardstock III in Shickshinny, Day 1, 06/26/15

52 acts performing over two days for free in an open field in the middle of nowhere. Yes, it was as crazy and awesome as it sounds. Yardstock continues to grow each and every year, and the third annual independent music festival was bigger and better than ever with music kicking off at 2 p.m. […]

 Bill Thomas

Yardstock III serves as a free ‘mecca for local music’ this weekend in Shickshinny

Yardstock III serves as a free ‘mecca for local music’ this weekend in Shickshinny

Third annual indie festival is truly 'all about the music'

52 bands. Two stages. Two days. Zero dollars. What kind of math is that? “I just really like being able to make an impact on the local music scene,” Chris Castillo says, matter-of-factly. Castillo founded and helps organize the annual Yardstock music fest on his own property at 740 Ridge Road in Shickshinny. Presented by […]

 Rich Howells

STREAMING: Listen to tracks from every Yardstock 2015 band, Day 2

STREAMING: Listen to tracks from every Yardstock 2015 band, Day 2

Yardstock, the annual free independent music festival at 740 Ridge Road in Shickshinny, has grown exponentially every year, boasting a whopping 52 acts of various genres in its third outing. Presented by West Bound Sound/Par Glass House Shows and the Time Table Records Collective, Yardstock III has so many great bands to see on Friday, […]

 Rich Howells

STREAMING: Listen to tracks from every Yardstock 2015 band, Day 1

STREAMING: Listen to tracks from every Yardstock 2015 band, Day 1

Yardstock, the annual free independent music festival at 740 Ridge Road in Shickshinny, has grown exponentially every year, boasting a whopping 52 acts of various genres in its third outing. Presented by West Bound Sound/Par Glass House Shows and the Time Table Records Collective, Yardstock III has so many great bands to see on Friday, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Full 52-band lineup announced for free Yardstock III festival in Shickshinny on June 26-27

Full 52-band lineup announced for free Yardstock III festival in Shickshinny on June 26-27

From a press release: Presented by West Bound Sound/Par Glass House Shows and the Time Table Records Collective, the free independent music festival Yardstock returns for its third year to Shickshinny on Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27. The all-ages camping festival has grown with a massive lineup of 52 acts this year at […]