Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent Comedy Finals Showcase at Thirst T’s, 10/04/16

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent Comedy Finals Showcase at Thirst T’s, 10/04/16

For the first time in the event’s year-long history, the NEPA Scene’s Got Talent Finals Showcase for Season 4 was split into two separate finales – one for musicians and one for comedians – to make the judging portion of the contest more fair and give more local artists the chance to be recognized and […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton musician Grant Williams breaks out of ‘Suspended Animation’ with solo bass album

Scranton musician Grant Williams breaks out of ‘Suspended Animation’ with solo bass album

Early release party held at Thirst T's in Olyphant on Oct. 14

Grant Williams has heard all your lame bassist jokes already. Sitting on a bench in the corner of Adezzo, a small coffee shop in his hometown of Scranton, with his derided instrument in hand, he recited a few immediately. “How many bassists does it take to change a light bulb? One, but the guitarist has […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent Music Finals Showcase at Thirst T’s, 09/27/16

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent Music Finals Showcase at Thirst T’s, 09/27/16

For the first time in the event’s year-long history, the NEPA Scene’s Got Talent Finals Showcase for Season 4 was split into two separate finales – one for musicians and one for comedians – to make the judging portion of the contest more fair and give more local artists the chance to be recognized and […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 12, 09/13/16

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 12, 09/13/16

The final week of Season 4 of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent on Tuesday, Sept. 13 went out with a bang, drawing the biggest crowd and number of performers this season for a night packed with fun and surprises at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant. The competition throughout the extended evening was tight and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Metal legends The Rods will play Electric City Music Conference for charity on Sept. 17

EXCLUSIVE: Metal legends The Rods will play Electric City Music Conference for charity on Sept. 17

From a press release: The Electric City Music Conference is proud to announce that heavy metal legends The Rods have been added to the lineup for the 2016 conference. The band will appear for a rare NEPA performance on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant. A portion of the proceeds […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 3, 07/12/16

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 3, 07/12/16

During the third week of Season 4 of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent on Tuesday, July 12, two crowd favorites from last season won the audience vote at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant – one who had won before and another who was finally given his due. Scranton band Crock Pot Abduction put on […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference announcement party at Thirst T’s in Olyphant, 07/03/16

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference announcement party at Thirst T’s in Olyphant, 07/03/16

Electric City Music Conference co-producers Joe Caviston and Kenneth Norton announced the nominees for the 2016 Steamtown Music Awards and the conference’s live music lineups at all the participating venues to a packed house at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant on Sunday, July 3. Highlighted by acoustic performances by Skip Monday (with a […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 2, 07/05/16

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 2, 07/05/16

The second week of Season 4 of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent on Tuesday, July 5 saw the debut of several new faces at the open mic and talent contest at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, and one even won the audience vote with an unexpectedly hilarious story. Dane Bower from West Wyoming was […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 1, 06/28/16

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 1, 06/28/16

We’re trying something new with Season 4 of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, letting the audience at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant choose two winners each night – one in the category of comedy/poetry/spoken word/performance art and one for music/dance – and holding two separate showcases at the end to determine the winners of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

2016 Steamtown Music Award nominees announced on July 3 at Thirst T’s in Olyphant

2016 Steamtown Music Award nominees announced on July 3 at Thirst T’s in Olyphant

Electric City Music Conference co-producers Joe Caviston and Kenneth Norton announced the nominees for the 2016 Steamtown Music Awards and the conference’s live music lineups at all the participating venues to a packed house at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant on Sunday, July 3. Highlighted by acoustic performances by Skip Monday (with a […]