NEPA Scene Staff

NYC band Wild Pink headlines night of indie folk rock at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on April 28

NYC band Wild Pink headlines night of indie folk rock at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on April 28

From a press release: It was announced this week that New York City indie folk rock act Wild Pink will perform at Karl Hall in downtown Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, April 28. Two of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s own indie folk/Americana bands, Joe Burke & Co. from West Pittston and Noxen from Wyoming County, will open the all-ages […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

WVIA premieres new documentary ‘Agnes 50: Life After the Flood’ on June 23

From a press release: This June marks the 50th anniversary of Hurricane Agnes’ devastation of Northeastern Pennsylvania. WVIA will commemorate the day with “Agnes 50,” a multi-platform initiative that will explore the events of June 23, 1972, as well as the response in the years after. The initiative will include the original documentary film “Agnes […]

 James Callahan

VIDEO PREMIERE: Resilient rocker Karen Bella takes a shot of ‘Jack Honey’ in debut music video

VIDEO PREMIERE: Resilient rocker Karen Bella takes a shot of ‘Jack Honey’ in debut music video

Early in March, the gang here at Camp Rattler in West Pittston was contacted by our superstar PR agent Denise Kovalevitch of DMK Publicity, her boutique agency located in the greater Philadelphia area. Denise, who I have known since the mid-’90s, works with clients such as Blues Traveler, Candlebox, Steve Vai, Corey Glover of Living […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

New Wilkes-Barre soda brand Parlor Beverages taking pre-orders for root beer and birch beer

New Wilkes-Barre soda brand Parlor Beverages taking pre-orders for root beer and birch beer

From a press release: In March, a new company called Parlor Beverages announced that it would be creating craft sodas in Wilkes-Barre. Now, this lifestyle brand built on nostalgia and rock ‘n’ roll is telling soda drinkers to “get ready for a mouthful of madness” – $10 four-packs of root beer, butterscotch root beer, and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA rock stars and business owners create new Wilkes-Barre soda brand Parlor Beverages

NEPA rock stars and business owners create new Wilkes-Barre soda brand Parlor Beverages

From a press release: Nostalgia and rock ‘n’ roll – these two things commonly appear together but rarely do they intertwine into a craft beverage moniker. Parlor Beverages in Wilkes-Barre seeks to alter that perspective as it enters the market offering lifestyle brand craft sodas, kicking off with both root beer and butterscotch flavors that […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: NEPA’s Camp Rattler pays tribute to Amigo the Devil and the dead with ‘The Dreamer’

VIDEO PREMIERE: NEPA’s Camp Rattler pays tribute to Amigo the Devil and the dead with ‘The Dreamer’

Camp Rattler has produced many music videos professionally over the years, but this local team of musicians, event promoters, photographers, videographers, writers, painters, and technicians are fans first, often showing their appreciation for fellow artists in creative ways. Camp Rattler mastermind and West Pittston resident James Callahan found himself inspired by Texas dark country artist […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

PATAsphere hosts Virtual Workshop Week with classes in voice, dance, acting, and more July 27-31

PATAsphere hosts Virtual Workshop Week with classes in voice, dance, acting, and more July 27-31

From a press release: Much like other creatives across the globe, COVID-19 has crushed nonprofit organization PATAsphere’s big summer plans. However, in the midst of unprecedented and unpredictable circumstances, the show must go on. PATAsphere, a one-of-a-kind, intensive performing arts training academy based in Dallas, Pennsylvania, has announced a Virtual Workshop Week from Monday, July […]

 Jason Riedmiller

ALBUM REVIEW: NEPA blues singer Ed Randazzo asks ‘Who’s That Man?’ with timely delivery

ALBUM REVIEW: NEPA blues singer Ed Randazzo asks ‘Who’s That Man?’ with timely delivery

In the era of viral Bob Bolus rants against an openly gay Scranton City Council candidate, local Trump trucks plastered with empty slogans, a bigot abusing her Lackawanna County Commissioner seat for years, and homophobia thinly veiled as “straight pride,” there is one album Northeastern Pennsylvania needs right now, and that album is “Who’s That […]

 Rich Howells

MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE: Death Valley Dreams ‘Turn Out Those Eyes’ for ‘Baby Frankenstein’ film shot in NEPA

As the Northeastern Pennsylvania filmmakers behind “Baby Frankenstein” begin screening their comedic drama in film festivals worldwide, they recently turned to Wilkes-Barre indie/alternative rock band Death Valley Dreams to lead the soundtrack with “Turn Out Those Eyes,” a new song with the throwback feel of an ’80s tune complete with a music video that is […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen and Ed Randazzo at Mauch Chunk Opera House, 01/13/18

PHOTOS: Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen and Ed Randazzo at Mauch Chunk Opera House, 01/13/18

Wilkes-Barre rock trio Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen returned to Jim Thorpe for their first show of the new year on Saturday, Jan. 13, heating up the Mauch Chunk Opera House with some red hot blues licks on a cold, snowy night. West Pittston roots rock vocalist Ed Randazzo opened the concert with some […]

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