Rich Howells

STREAMING: Pottsville’s Crobot is ‘Not for Sale,’ making their own luck with new single

STREAMING: Pottsville’s Crobot is ‘Not for Sale,’ making their own luck with new single

With the band originating from Pottsville, we’ve dug the groovy old school heavy metal of Crobot long before the release of their debut full-length album, “Something Supernatural,” in 2014 and their skyrocketing international fame after touring with bands like Clutch, Chevelle, Black Label Society, Volbeat, and Anthrax and playing festivals like SXSW, Rock on the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

STREAMING: Scranton singer/songwriter LittleStarRun releases ethereal single ‘Wilting,’ recorded in Greece

STREAMING: Scranton singer/songwriter LittleStarRun releases ethereal single ‘Wilting,’ recorded in Greece

From a press release: Today, indie folk singer/songwriter LittleStarRun, the artist moniker for Scranton musician Rachel Lucille Woodworth, will release her first single “Wilting” on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube, Google Play, Shazam, iHeartRadio, Rhapsody, and many more digital platforms. The single was previously released in January 2016 through Bandcamp, and after such […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Stream ‘Appalling,’ the new album by comedian Zack Hammond, and watch a video preview

EXCLUSIVE: Stream ‘Appalling,’ the new album by comedian Zack Hammond, and watch a video preview

A lot of people think they’re funny on April Fool’s Day, but Zack Hammond is hilarious year-round, as his brand new album, “Appalling,” proves on track after track. Originally from Maryland and currently living in Luzerne, Hammond is one of the hardest working comedians in Northeastern Pennsylvania, performing practically every week around the area, as […]

 Rich Howells

STREAMING: Bobby Barnett of Captain, We’re Sinking releases surprise live solo album

STREAMING: Bobby Barnett of Captain, We’re Sinking releases surprise live solo album

When NEPA Scene last talked to Bobby Barnett, the vocalist/guitarist of Scranton/Philadelphia punk band Captain, We’re Sinking, back in December, he told us how excited he was to embark on his first-ever acoustic tour in the United Kingdom with his brother Greg Barnett, vocalist/guitarist of The Menzingers, in early 2016. Now his fans back in […]

 Bill Thomas

SONG PREMIERE: Kali Ra plays with pulsing darkness in rhythmic ‘Toy Void’

SONG PREMIERE: Kali Ra plays with pulsing darkness in rhythmic ‘Toy Void’

It has been months, but Kali Ra is finally done. Or, rather, “Re: Done.” Back in October, NEPA Scene reported that local artists Jami Kali (of dreamy folk pop act Mock Sun) and Ray Novitski (of psychedelic prog rockers Signs & Wonders) had formed a new music project called Kali Ra and that they were […]

 Rich Howells

STREAMING: Menzingers release surprise St. Patrick’s Day EP of Irish songs

STREAMING: Menzingers release surprise St. Patrick’s Day EP of Irish songs

The Menzingers may have moved from Scranton to Philadelphia, but even without the Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade, they still know how to celebrate the holiday. The punk rockers are hard at work on their new album, a follow-up to 2014’s “Rented World,” but they “bought a case of beer, bottle of whiskey, and recorded two […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Stream/download new acoustic EP by Scranton singer/songwriter Edward Cuozzo

EXCLUSIVE: Stream/download new acoustic EP by Scranton singer/songwriter Edward Cuozzo

Scranton singer/songwriter Edward Cuozzo works quickly, though you wouldn’t know it by the quality of his work. Over the course of 11 days, from Jan. 12-22, he completed “The Silvia EP,” a six-track acoustic album he recorded at home while working on his full-length record at JL Studios in Olyphant, and now NEPA Scene has […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Stream full live sets from the 2015 Culture Shock! Free Music and Art Fest in Scranton

EXCLUSIVE: Stream full live sets from the 2015 Culture Shock! Free Music and Art Fest in Scranton

In its first big announcement of 2016, the Culture Shock! Free Music and Art Fest has released 12 full performances recorded live at last year’s festival on Saturday, Sept. 19 at Nay Aug Park in Scranton, and they’re streaming exclusively on NEPA Scene. Recorded on site by The Stude, sets by Family Animals, Ed Cuozzo, […]

 Rich Howells

DOWNLOAD: Scranton singer/songwriter Edward Cuozzo debuts solo track ‘Run Down Motels’

DOWNLOAD: Scranton singer/songwriter Edward Cuozzo debuts solo track ‘Run Down Motels’

Since the breakup of his respected indie rock band A Social State last year, frontman Edward Cuozzo has been hard at work on his own solo material. On Thursday, Jan. 14, he released “Run Down Motels,” the first song from an upcoming acoustic EP he is putting out as he completes his full-length album at […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

STREAMING: Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen cover ‘Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin”

STREAMING: Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen cover ‘Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin”

Wilkes-Barre blues rockers Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen recently paid tribute to a music legend and the holiday season with a cover of Albert King‘s “Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’.” The trio, led by singer/guitarist Dustin Douglas, took some time out from recording their new album – a follow-up to their 2014 debut “Black […]