Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 8, 05/12/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 8, 05/12/15

Peckville singer/songwriter Katie Evans has been attending the NEPA Scene’s Got Talent open mic and talent competition since Week 1, and as she performed better and better each time, her persistence paid off. After several weeks of coming close, she won the audience vote with her original and cover songs on acoustic guitar on May […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Singer/songwriter Katie Evans

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Singer/songwriter Katie Evans

Every week of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, our free open mic and talent competition at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, we feature a quick Q&A with the latest audience vote winner, which was singer/songwriter Katie Evans on May 12. The weekly winner receives $50 in cash and the headlining slot for the following […]

 Joe Caviston

10 questions with Sean Danielsen of Smile Empty Soul

10 questions with Sean Danielsen of Smile Empty Soul

Solo acoustic tour stops in Olyphant on May 21

In the early 2000s, songs like “Bottom of a Bottle,” “Nowhere Kids,” and “Silhouettes” stood out from other singles played across the airwaves, bringing back a grungy alternative sound that hadn’t been heard in years with the addition of those catchy hooks that Smile Empty Soul became known for. Since their 2003 self-titled debut, the […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Comedian Zack Hammond

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Comedian Zack Hammond

Every week of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, our free open mic and talent competition at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, we feature a quick Q&A with the latest audience vote winner, which was comedian Zack Hammond on May 5. The weekly winner receives $50 in cash and the headlining slot for the following […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 6, 04/28/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 6, 04/28/15

Swoyersville singer/songwriter Jenn Johnson surprised everyone at Week 5 of the NEPA Scene’s Got Talent open mic and talent competition with an excellent last-minute performance, so when she returned for Week 6 on Tuesday, April 28, she overwhelming captured the audience vote. Johnson sang and played two original songs on keyboard, along with a unique […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Singer/songwriter Jenn Johnson

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Singer/songwriter Jenn Johnson

Every week of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, our free open mic and talent competition at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, we feature a quick Q&A with the latest audience vote winner, which was singer/songwriter Jenn Johnson on April 28. The weekly winner receives $50 in cash and the headlining slot for the following […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 5, 04/21/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 5, 04/21/15

There were a few less performers than usual at Week 5 of the NEPA Scene’s Got Talent open mic and talent competition, but the level of talent on display continued to climb on Tuesday, April 21. Jason Vo returned to play his original guitar compositions, but this time he brought along his friend Bryan Banks […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Guitarist Jason Vo and drummer Bryan Banks

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Guitarist Jason Vo and drummer Bryan Banks

Every week of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, our free open mic and talent competition at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, we feature a quick Q&A with the latest audience vote winner, which was guitarist Jason Vo and drummer Bryan Banks on April 21. The weekly winner receives $50 in cash and the headlining […]

 Rich Howells

Sean Danielsen of Smile Empty Soul will play acoustic show at Thirst T’s in Olyphant on May 21

Sean Danielsen of Smile Empty Soul will play acoustic show at Thirst T’s in Olyphant on May 21

The Electric City Music Conference and Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant are presenting an intimate acoustic evening with Sean Danielsen on Thursday, May 21. Danielsen is best known as the vocalist/guitarist of California alternative/hard rock band Smile Empty Soul, producing hits like “Bottom of a Bottle,” “Nowhere Kids,” and “Silhouettes.” Danielsen will be […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 4, 04/14/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 4, 04/14/15

In a night that featured many great musical performances, a consistent crowd favorite at the NEPA Scene’s Got Talent open mic and talent competition took the audience vote on Tuesday, April 14. Grant Williams (pictured above), the former bassist for Graces Downfall, debuted some of his original bass compositions at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill […]