NEPA Scene Podcast Episode 17 - Wilkes-Barre rock band Vine Street and the Sunset Sessions open mic

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In Episode 17, we sit down with all four members of Wilkes-Barre rock band Vine Street, who are hosting the new Sunset Sessions open mic at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre this Sunday, July 16. We begin by cracking open some crowlers of Chocolate Lobster by Dogfish Head Brewery in Delaware, courtesy of our newest sponsor, Beer Boys in Wilkes-Barre, and we’re pleasantly surprised about the taste of this porter that was actually brewed with live lobsters, dark cocoa powder, and a basil tea. Then we talk about how Vine Street originated in Hanover Township in 2012 and their musical backgrounds, their name and trying to define their sound, what inspires their original songs and how they choose what songs to cover, working on songs for their debut album, how the local music scene has helped them develop over the years, the importance of open mics to musicians and the mics they’ve benefited from most (like Tony’s Wine Cellar), how the Sunset Sessions came about and what their goals are with the event, how Brittany got involved with it, the future of the band, and more. In The Last Word segment, Rich talks about his interviews with national acts like Big D and the Kids Table and Anti-Flag at the Vans Warped Tour in Scranton and how many of the things they had to say about their own local music scenes reflect the same ups and downs of our own scene. We also mention how we differentiate ourselves from “fake news” in this day and age to gain the trust of our audience and how to interview Gwar properly. The NEPA Scene Podcast covers arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to Northeastern Pennsylvania. It airs as a live video stream every Wednesday at 7 p.m. on NEPA Scene’s Facebook page and is available afterward on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, YouTube, and nepascene.com. This episode and all previous episodes are available now on NEPA Scene, the award-winning independent arts and entertainment website that combines the accuracy and professionalism of a print magazine with the immediacy and convenience of a blog, offering a wide variety of content to readers in NEPA, Philadelphia, New York, and beyond.

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