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 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA (returning in 2017), 01/04/17

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA (returning in 2017), 01/04/17

You may or may not have noticed there has not been a new Beautiful People of NEPA in almost six months. The last installment was a single picture of my dog, Fritz, who passed away in July. Well, everybody, meet Ted. Tedward if you’re nasty. I adopted him from Griffin Pond Animal Shelter in South […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Hayes Carll and Allison Moorer at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 12/28/16

PHOTOS: Hayes Carll and Allison Moorer at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 12/28/16

A few days after the hustle and bustle of Christmas, with a giant wreath still lit above the doorway behind them, Grammy-nominated roots singer/songwriter Hayes Carll was joined by alternative country artist Allison Moorer for a low-key night of personal music in the Chandelier Lobby of the F.M. Kirby Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Cabinet holiday show (with behind-the-scenes shots) at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 12/23/16

PHOTOS: Cabinet holiday show (with behind-the-scenes shots) at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 12/23/16

After selling out its Chandelier Lobby year after year, it was time for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jam-grass band Cabinet to take the main stage of the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre for their biggest holiday show yet on Friday, Dec. 23. NEPA Scene hung out backstage before the fifth annual concert to catch […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: The Ataris, Clever Clever, E57, and Condition Oakland at The Leonard in Scranton, 12/01/16

PHOTOS: The Ataris, Clever Clever, E57, and Condition Oakland at The Leonard in Scranton, 12/01/16

Just before two sold-out back-to-back shows at the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia with MxPx, pop punk band The Ataris kicked off their winter tour at The Leonard Theater in downtown Scranton on Thursday, Dec. 1, marking the first time in years that a national touring band without local ties has graced The Leonard’s historic […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: The Globe Store lighting and ScrantonMade Holiday Market, 12/02/16

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: The Globe Store lighting and ScrantonMade Holiday Market, 12/02/16

Wyoming Avenue in downtown Scranton was flooded with hundreds of people, but it wasn’t the St. Patrick’s Parade. On Friday, Dec. 2, just after 5 p.m., the huge structure that once housed The Globe Store was lit up again with bright Christmas lights and decorated front windows, just like it was in the defunct department […]

 Cami Kyttle

PHOTOS: Kacey Musgraves Christmas show at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 12/09/16

PHOTOS: Kacey Musgraves Christmas show at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 12/09/16

Kacey Musgraves put a country twist on some Christmas classics when her first holiday-themed headlining tour, “A Very Kacey Christmas Tour,” rode into the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Dec. 9. Named after her latest album, “A Very Kacey Christmas,” the concert was filled with essential holiday songs like […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Low Cut Connie, Shilpa Ray, and Karikatura at Bowery Ballroom in New York, 12/02/16

PHOTOS: Low Cut Connie, Shilpa Ray, and Karikatura at Bowery Ballroom in New York, 12/02/16

After playing there back in April, Philadelphia rock ‘n’ roll band Low Cut Connie returned to The Bowery Ballroom in New York City to bring the house down again with Brooklyn cabaret punk powerhouse Shilpa Ray and NYC-based roots pop band Karikatura on Friday, Dec. 2. It was a great mix of original music to […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: XIXX: 20 Years and Counting with Machine Arms, Auxilia, Empire of the Sea, and more, 11/19/16

PHOTOS: XIXX: 20 Years and Counting with Machine Arms, Auxilia, Empire of the Sea, and more, 11/19/16

Artist, designer, and photographer Keith Perks has become an important contributor and good friend to NEPA Scene over the past two years, though he has been an integral part of the local scene for much longer than that. As Rich Perry explained in a column back in 2014, Perks was diagnosed with cancer, specifically Ewing’s […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: NEPA Scene Live with Joe Craig, James Barrett, Used-Car Cowboy, and Ryan Barry, 11/22/16

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: NEPA Scene Live with Joe Craig, James Barrett, Used-Car Cowboy, and Ryan Barry, 11/22/16

We kicked off our brand new NEPA Scene Live series at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant with an intimate local singer/songwriter night on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Each unsigned, independent artist was a finalist in previous seasons of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, and they all brought something different and special to the recently renovated […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Black Tie Stereo, Esta Coda, and The Boneflowers at The Leonard in Scranton, 11/04/16

PHOTOS: Black Tie Stereo, Esta Coda, and The Boneflowers at The Leonard in Scranton, 11/04/16

The Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene has lost a number of important venues for all-ages shows over the last few years, making it increasingly difficult for original local musicians to find places to play, so when the news came in 2014 that the former Moonshine Theater in downtown Scranton, which remained vacant for years, was under […]