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 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 […]

 Alex Seeley

PHOTOS: Stone Sour, Steel Panther, and Cherry Bombs at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, 10/03/17

PHOTOS: Stone Sour, Steel Panther, and Cherry Bombs at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, 10/03/17

With fire dancing, sharp weapons, comedic parody, confetti guns, wacky waving inflatable tube men, and an unexpected leg injury, the Stone Sour concert at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Tuesday, Oct. 3 was a wild and certainly unforgettable night. It began with the Cherry Bombs, who aren’t so much a band as “a rock […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: MiZ at Love of Recovery Free Music Festival at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre, 09/09/17

PHOTOS: MiZ at Love of Recovery Free Music Festival at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre, 09/09/17

We have lost so many good people – and many great musicians – to drug addiction, so Rockers in Recovery is doing something about it. “Dedicated to carrying the message of addiction education through music, news, interviews, events, and festivals taking place within the clean and sober community since 2008,” Rockers in Recovery held the […]

 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 […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference in Scranton, 09/15-16/17

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference in Scranton, 09/15-16/17

The Electric City Music Conference continues to be the largest celebration of local music in Northeastern Pennsylvania, hosting over 150 bands from eight states in 11 different venues. Starting on Thursday, Sept. 14 with the Steamtown Music Awards at The V-Spot, the fourth annual conference may have been the best one yet, featuring packed performances […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: 2017 Steamtown Music Awards ceremony in Scranton (with winners list), 09/14/17

PHOTOS: 2017 Steamtown Music Awards ceremony in Scranton (with winners list), 09/14/17

The fourth annual Electric City Music Conference kicked off on Thursday, Sept. 14 with the Steamtown Music Awards at The V-Spot in Scranton, a huge party filled with local musicians of all genres and generations that spilled out into the street and raged long into the night. With red carpet interviews by NEPA Scene and […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Rising Talent at V-Spot in Scranton, Week 1, 09/19/17

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Rising Talent at V-Spot in Scranton, Week 1, 09/19/17

After two years and four seasons of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent wrapped up in the fall of 2016, our unique open mic and talent took a break for almost a year before it was relaunched last week as NEPA Scene Rising Talent at The V-Spot in Scranton on Tuesday, Sept. 19. Week 1 of the […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: John Oliver Scranton train set dedication at Electric City Trolley Museum, 09/22/17

PHOTOS: John Oliver Scranton train set dedication at Electric City Trolley Museum, 09/22/17

Comedian John Oliver proved what a great sense of humor he has by using HBO’s money to build a gigantic train set complete with Scranton landmarks to poke fun at the now-viral Talkback 16 segments regarding new station WNEP-TV’s backyard train so, in return, locals enjoyed the massive joke in a dedication ceremony on Friday, […]

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