Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2018 Electric City Tattoo Convention (some images NSFW)

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2018 Electric City Tattoo Convention (some images NSFW)

Clowns, couples, dogs, musicians, trophy winners, and male nudity – it’s all here at the Electric City Tattoo Convention. Entries in the Beautiful People of NEPA portrait series are rare these days, but I always have a private room just off the main floor of this annual convention at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Alice Cooper at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 03/10/18

PHOTOS: Alice Cooper at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 03/10/18

Alice Cooper just turned 70 last month, but those who witnessed his return to the F.M. Kirby Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, March 10 certainly wouldn’t know it, as he sounded just as great as ever while sparing no theatrics during the sold-out concert. As a giant tapestry adorned with an illustrated closeup of […]

 Jason Riedmiller

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Deer Tick plays acoustic and gets electric at Musikfest Café in Bethlehem

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Deer Tick plays acoustic and gets electric at Musikfest Café in Bethlehem

Supporting their new double album, Rhode Island indie rockers Deer Tick took the final leg of their Twice Is Nice Tour to the Musikfest Café in the ArtsQuest Center at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem on Tuesday, March 6, splitting the night with a short opening acoustic set, followed by a full electric set, mirroring last […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves, and Midland at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, 02/22/18

PHOTOS: Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves, and Midland at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, 02/22/18

Two days before The Breakers Tour came to the iconic Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Grammy Award-winning country band Little Big Town, singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves, and new trio Midland played for a whole lot of “Happy People” at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Feb. 22. The […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Billy Strings at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 01/29/18

PHOTOS: Billy Strings at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 01/29/18

Young bluegrass virtuoso Billy Strings returned to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre to play the “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert series on Monday, Jan. 29, showing off why Rolling Stone named him one of the “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know” last year with another skillful six-string performance. Averaging over 200 […]

 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 […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Cabinet’s final show at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre with Serene Green, 12/31/17

PHOTOS: Cabinet’s final show at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre with Serene Green, 12/31/17

The end of 2017 also marked the end of an era for one of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s most popular and successful local bands, Cabinet. Less than two weeks before their short New Year’s Eve tour that stopped at Higher Ground in Burlington, Vermont on Friday, Dec. 29, the Westcott Theater in Syracuse, New York on Saturday, […]

 Jason Riedmiller

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Spoon and White Reaper at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, 12/03/17

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Spoon and White Reaper at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, 12/03/17

“Controlled chaos” are the two words that best describe Spoon’s whirlwind performance at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Sunday, Dec. 3. From the moment opener White Reaper ended their set, a single note soaked in white noise rang out for 20 minutes until the stage went black and keyboardist Alex Fischel broke into “Do […]

 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 […]

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