Rich Howells

PHOTOS: 2019 Steamtown Music Awards ceremony in Scranton (with winners list), 09/12/19

PHOTOS: 2019 Steamtown Music Awards ceremony in Scranton (with winners list), 09/12/19

The three-day Electric City Music Conference began its sixth annual weekend with the Steamtown Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 12, matching last year’s massive turnout with even more local musicians and industry professionals packing into The V-Spot in Scranton and filling the front parking lot with support and love for the exceptional music scene of […]

 Rich Howells

The complete updated guide to the 2019 Electric City Music Conference in Scranton

The complete updated guide to the 2019 Electric City Music Conference in Scranton

The sixth annual Electric City Music Conference will feature performances by over 150 bands in 11 venues throughout Scranton, the Steamtown Music Awards with awards in 37 different categories and special performances of its own, and free panel discussions for local musicians, professionals, and music fans. It’s a great opportunity to see everything that the […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference artist schedule at 11 Scranton venues announced

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference artist schedule at 11 Scranton venues announced

The Electric City Music Conference held an announcement party at Stage West in Scranton on July 5, revealing all the nominees for the 2019 Steamtown Music Awards as well as the conference’s artist schedule. ECMC producers Joe Caviston and Ken Norton read off all the nominees in 35 categories, sharing the stage with live performances […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: 2019 Steamtown Music Award nominees in 35 categories announced in Scranton

EXCLUSIVE: 2019 Steamtown Music Award nominees in 35 categories announced in Scranton

On Friday, July 5, the Electric City Music Conference held an announcement party at Stage West in Scranton, revealing all the nominees for the 2019 Steamtown Music Awards, including those in new categories added this year. ECMC producers Joe Caviston and Ken Norton read off all the nominees, sharing the stage with live performances by […]

 Rich Howells

Easton rock band Doubting Thomas celebrates new EP at V-Spot in Scranton on March 2

Easton rock band Doubting Thomas celebrates new EP at V-Spot in Scranton on March 2

From a press release: Returning to Scranton from the Lehigh Valley, Easton modern rock band Doubting Thomas will celebrate the release of their new EP, “Waste of Time,” at The V-Spot this Saturday, March 2 at 9 p.m. In addition to bringing new original music from their third studio album and new merchandise, the band […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton rockers These Idol Hands play ‘Unbound’ album release show at V-Spot on Feb. 16

Scranton rockers These Idol Hands play ‘Unbound’ album release show at V-Spot on Feb. 16

It has been nearly a year since These Idol Hands made their live debut, and after releasing their first album on Oct. 13, 2018, the bad boys of Scranton “sleaze rock” were set to play a CD release show in November to celebrate… until a good friend needed their help. When Brian Craig – the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Young punk trio Blind Choice plays 100th show at V-Spot in Scranton on Feb. 15

Young punk trio Blind Choice plays 100th show at V-Spot in Scranton on Feb. 15

From a press release: Lehigh Valley punk rock trio Blind Choice will make their debut at The V-Spot in Scranton on Friday, Feb. 15 at 9:30 p.m., which also marks the band’s 100th live show. Comprised of Dylan Pysher (guitar and lead vocals) and Matt Habrial (bass) of Pen Argyl and Tanner Snyder (drums) of […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference in Scranton, 09/14-15/18

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference in Scranton, 09/14-15/18

Following the biggest turnout for the Steamtown Music Awards yet, the fifth annual Electric City Music Conference took over 13 venues across the Scranton area for the most massive weekend in local music on Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Sept. 15. Lineups featuring over 150 local and national acts in countless genres played in returning […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: 2018 Steamtown Music Awards ceremony in Scranton (with winners list), 09/13/18

PHOTOS: 2018 Steamtown Music Awards ceremony in Scranton (with winners list), 09/13/18

The fifth annual Electric City Music Conference began on Thursday, Sept. 13 with the biggest turnout for the Steamtown Music Awards yet, packing The V-Spot in Scranton and flooding its entire front parking lot with local musicians and their supporters that felt like both a family reunion and a massive party for music lovers of […]

 Keith Perks

PRACTICE SPACE: These Idol Hands craft debut album in South Scranton basement

PRACTICE SPACE: These Idol Hands craft debut album in South Scranton basement

While I take photos regularly, it has been a while since I did any writing or interviews, and I wanted to change that. The idea for Practice Space was bouncing around in my head for several months, so while I had a little extra time, I decided to tackle it. Years ago, I interviewed bands […]

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