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, […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Conor Oberst with Felice Brothers and Hop Along at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 07/27/17

PHOTOS: Conor Oberst with Felice Brothers and Hop Along at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 07/27/17

Backed by New York folk rock band The Felice Brothers, indie folk icon Conor Oberst played familiar and new material at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, July 27. Following an opening set by Philadelphia’s Hop Along, the 37-year-old singer/songwriter from Omaha, Nebraska largely performed selections from his latest solo albums, 2016’s “Ruminations” […]

 Jason Riedmiller

CONCERT REVIEW: The Shins keep it short but still sweet at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown

CONCERT REVIEW: The Shins keep it short but still sweet at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown

After releasing their first album in five years in March, The Shins brought their Heartworms Tour, named after that new record, to Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, New York on Saturday, June 17. “This place is beautiful, and there are so many of you here!” frontman James Mercer said, commenting on the upstate New York scenery […]

 Jason Riedmiller

J GOES PLACES: Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, 05/27/17

J GOES PLACES: Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, 05/27/17

J Goes Places #001: Eastern State Penitentiary. Philadelphia, PA. 5/27/17 A brief introduction from easternstate.org: Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America’s most notorious […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Susquehanna Breakdown at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 05/19-20/17

PHOTOS: Susquehanna Breakdown at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 05/19-20/17

One would expect a music festival centered around bluegrass, roots, Americana, and folk music to come from – and continually succeed – somewhere in the deep South, but Cabinet makes it happen right here every year in the mountains of Pennsylvania. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jamgrass outfit hosted the fifth annual Susquehanna Breakdown Music Festival at The […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2017 Electric City Tattoo Convention (some images NSFW)

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2017 Electric City Tattoo Convention (some images NSFW)

Setting up shop once again in a private room at the eighth annual Electric City Tattoo Convention at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center in downtown Scranton, I took these portraits of tattooed convention-goers on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22. As in previous years, be forewarned that some of these pictures are not […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Free Comic Book Day at Comics on the Green in Scranton, 05/06/17

PHOTOS: Free Comic Book Day at Comics on the Green in Scranton, 05/06/17

Imperial forces invaded Comics on the Green in downtown Scranton on Saturday, May 6, along with a slew of readers of all ages grabbing Free Comic Book Day freebies. Opening in 1992, the store is the longest running comic shop in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and it was easy to see why on FCBD, which is held […]

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