Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Scranton Comic Con at Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 11/19/17

PHOTOS: Scranton Comic Con at Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 11/19/17

The Scranton Comic Book Convention returned to the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in downtown Scranton for its fall edition on Sunday, Nov. 19, filling a ballroom with comics, collectibles, original artwork, door prizes, a few cosplayers, and plenty of geeky fun. Guests in attendance included Darren Auck (veteran illustrator for Marvel Comics, including “Hulk vs. […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Bleachers, The Struts, Bishop Briggs, and Welshly Arms at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 11/02/17

PHOTOS: Bleachers, The Struts, Bishop Briggs, and Welshly Arms at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 11/02/17

A scheduling conflict led Bleachers and Scranton radio station Alt 92.1 to cancel the inaugural summer ALTitude Music Festival, but they made up for it on Thursday, Nov. 2 with a special concert at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre featuring fellow indie and alternative rock acts Bishop Briggs, Welshly Arms, and The Struts. Other […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2017 New York Comic Con Edition – Part 2

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2017 New York Comic Con Edition – Part 2

While there’s still plenty of people back home to photograph, sometimes you need to get out of town and see some new faces, like we did with the Philadelphia road trip in 2015, and there are so many interesting faces – masked, painted, and otherwise – at New York Comic Con. In this second set […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2017 New York Comic Con Edition – Part 1

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2017 New York Comic Con Edition – Part 1

While there’s still plenty of people back home to photograph, sometimes you need to get out of town and see some new faces, like we did with the Philadelphia road trip in 2015, and there are so many interesting faces – masked, painted, and otherwise – at New York Comic Con. In this first set […]

 Jason Riedmiller

CONCERT REVIEW: Jim Thorpe gets with the ‘Program’ as Living Colour rocks Penn’s Peak

CONCERT REVIEW: Jim Thorpe gets with the ‘Program’ as Living Colour rocks Penn’s Peak

“Is this an Amish meeting hall? Was it raised in a day?” vocalist Corey Glover asked of the cavernous wood-lined concert hall after Living Colour’s blistering cover of Robert Johnson’s “Preachin’ Blues” opened their show at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Friday, Oct. 13. Glover’s stage banter seemed uncomfortable all night, as he knew […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Yes featuring Anderson, Rabin, and Wakeman at Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, 10/01/17

PHOTOS: Yes featuring Anderson, Rabin, and Wakeman at Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, 10/01/17

There may be two bands touring as Yes, but the standing ovation Rick Wakeman received as the first musician to take the stage at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia showed that fans know which lineup is the real deal on Sunday, Oct. 1. Despite being billed as “ARW: An Evening of […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Solar eclipse view from Scranton, 08/21/17

PHOTOS: Solar eclipse view from Scranton, 08/21/17

The anticipated solar eclipse wasn’t completely visible from Northeastern Pennsylvania today, but it still inspired local viewing parties and even the release of a new music video from Scranton’s Luna Soltera. While it was the first total solar eclipse visible in the continental United States since 1979, Scranton residents were outside the “path of totality” […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2017 Peach Music Festival Edition

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2017 Peach Music Festival Edition

It has been a while since I’ve shot Beautiful People, so I took these with a small Fujifilm point-and-shoot camera during the sixth annual Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Friday, Aug. 11. I think they came out just peachy. See NEPA Scene’s photos of the bands playing at […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: TajMo with Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 08/10/17

PHOTOS: TajMo with Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 08/10/17

Wonder Twin powers activate! After years of mutual admiration, blues super duo Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ are touring together in support of their first collaborative album, “TajMo.” The self-produced record contains six original songs as well as covers of tunes by everyone from The Who to John Mayer. “He’s a stellar human being, just […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Rancid and Dropkick Murphys at Festival Pier in Philadelphia, 08/03/17

PHOTOS: Rancid and Dropkick Murphys at Festival Pier in Philadelphia, 08/03/17

Generations of punk rock fans gathered at the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia on Thursday, Aug. 3 for a concert that was decades in the making. After many years of history together, Rancid and Dropkick Murphys have embarked on the From Boston to Berkeley Tour, co-headlining a series of shows starting in Bangor, […]

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