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 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 […]

 Rich Howells

REVIEW: Breaking Benjamin rewards hometown fans with surprise acoustic show in Luzerne

REVIEW: Breaking Benjamin rewards hometown fans with surprise acoustic show in Luzerne

Arriving just before Breaking Benjamin started their first song on Thursday, Nov. 30, it seemed like this would be the first show that NEPA Scene would have to review from outside the venue looking in. That’s because, just two days ago, the multi-platinum-selling rock band from Wilkes-Barre surprised their hometown fans by announcing a free, […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: 44th annual New York City Village Halloween Parade, 10/31/17

PHOTOS: 44th annual New York City Village Halloween Parade, 10/31/17

Just hours after a terrorist drove a pickup truck into innocent civilians in Lower Manhattan, killing eight people and injuring 11, the 44th annual Village Halloween Parade marched down the streets of Greenwich Village undeterred, drawing an estimated 1.5 million costumes, artists, and spectators. Led by Grand Marshal Anjelica, a Brooklyn recording artist, in a […]

 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. […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Trophy Scars 15th anniversary show with Will Wood and the Tapeworms and Latewaves, 11/04/17

PHOTOS: Trophy Scars 15th anniversary show with Will Wood and the Tapeworms and Latewaves, 11/04/17

After releasing their first new song since their 2014 album “Holy Vacants” earlier this year, Morristown, New Jersey experimental rock band Trophy Scars celebrated their 15th anniversary with a concert at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City on Saturday, Nov. 4 with Will Wood and the Tapeworms and Latewaves. Vocalist Jerry Jones was taking some […]

 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 […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Rising Talent at V-Spot in Scranton, Week 4, 10/10/17

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Rising Talent at V-Spot in Scranton, Week 4, 10/10/17

NEPA Scene Rising Talent had its most exciting week yet on Tuesday, Oct. 10, opening with a special performance by SUZE singer Adam McKinley and packing the place with both performers and engaged audience members both in person and on the Facebook Live stream. Week 4 of the open mic and talent contest brought a […]

 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 […]

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