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 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 […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Coney Island Mermaid Parade in New York City, 06/17/17

PHOTOS: Coney Island Mermaid Parade in New York City, 06/17/17

If there’s one parade that rain cannot ruin (and maybe even enhance), it’s the Coney Island Mermaid Parade. The colorful aquatic attendees of the 35th annual parade on Saturday, June 17 just swam right on through it, showing off their big smiles and imaginative costumes, with many leaving little to the imagination. That’s what it’s […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: ’68, Listener, Homeless Gospel Choir, Super Snake, and Blind Lion, 05/21/17

PHOTOS: ’68, Listener, Homeless Gospel Choir, Super Snake, and Blind Lion, 05/21/17

Following a spring excursion with Every Time I Die and Wage War, acclaimed Atlanta, Georgia rock duo ’68 kicked off the first leg of their world tour at Crossroads in Garwood, New Jersey on Sunday, May 21. Described as “an equal mixture of rock, hardcore, and blues” that “channels everything from the intensity of At […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Life of Agony, Empire Fallen, and Truth in Needles at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, 05/12/17

PHOTOS: Life of Agony, Empire Fallen, and Truth in Needles at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, 05/12/17

Following the critically acclaimed release of “one of the most anticipated albums of the year,” according to Rolling Stone, Brooklyn hard rock/metal crossover band Life of Agony tore up the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Friday, May 12. After blistering opening sets by New York City hardcore band Truth in Needles and New Jersey hard […]

 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 […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Jimmy Eat World and Beach Slang at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, 05/13/17

PHOTOS: Jimmy Eat World and Beach Slang at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, 05/13/17

Following their 2014 tour celebrating the 10th anniversary of their fifth album, “Futures,” which stopped at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg that October, multi-platinum-selling alternative rock band Jimmy Eat World took a break to pursue other projects. Returning with a new album, “Integrity Blues,” last year, Jimmy Eat World came back to the Sherman on […]

 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 […]

 Brad Patton

CONCERT REVIEW: Wilkes-Barre still believes in Brian Wilson as he delivers final ‘Pet Sounds’ performances

CONCERT REVIEW: Wilkes-Barre still believes in Brian Wilson as he delivers final ‘Pet Sounds’ performances

At the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, May 2, one of the greatest albums of all time was recreated note for glorious note on stage by its composer and a stellar band of musicians and singers. The legendary Brian Wilson took his “Pet Sounds: The Final Performances” tour celebrating the 1966 […]