Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Black Lives Matter protest on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, 06/03/20

PHOTOS: Black Lives Matter protest on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, 06/03/20

“We are not rebels. We are patriots and we are fighting tyrants.” Increasing in numbers each day, the Black Lives Matter protests continued on Public Square in downtown Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, June 3 with chants of “I can’t breathe!” and “No justice, no peace!” At its peak, an estimated 600 people gathered to hear black […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA – Justice for George Floyd protest in Scranton

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA – Justice for George Floyd protest in Scranton

“What the fuck? I can’t breathe!” – Vision of Disorder Local grassroots organizations NEPA for Change and Put People First – PA organized a peaceful protest on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton today called “Justice for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade.” The event description read: Stand in solidarity with our fellow […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA – my friends on ‘both sides’ outside Trump town hall in Scranton, 03/05/20

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA – my friends on ‘both sides’ outside Trump town hall in Scranton, 03/05/20

The streets surrounding the Scranton Cultural Center were blocked off and lined with both protesters and supporters of President Donald Trump waiting for him to arrive at his first town hall of 2020 on Thursday, March 5. In addition to the Fox News broadcast, there is so much national coverage of what went on inside […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: ‘The Office’ star Brian Baumgartner visits The Bog and Backyard Ale House in Scranton, 01/23/20

PHOTOS: ‘The Office’ star Brian Baumgartner visits The Bog and Backyard Ale House in Scranton, 01/23/20

All it took was one Instagram post to drive Scranton into a frenzy. After hanging out with fellow co-star John Krasinski in New York City on Wednesday, “The Office” actor Brian Baumgartner jumped on his Instagram shared an old photo of them with Jenna Fischer at the Backyard Ale House in Scranton taken during “The […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Rancid, Pennywise, Suicidal Tendencies, and The English Beat in Philadelphia, 09/22/19

PHOTOS: Rancid, Pennywise, Suicidal Tendencies, and The English Beat in Philadelphia, 09/22/19

Rancid headlined a punk rock party with Pennywise, Suicidal Tendencies, The English Beat, and Angel Dust at Franklin Music Hall in Philadelphia on Sunday, Sept. 22. For an old school lineup this good, fans young and old didn’t mind the show moving from the Mann Center to the former Electric Factory as long as they […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People, 2019 New York Comic Con Edition

PHOTOS: Beautiful People, 2019 New York Comic Con Edition

It’s that time of year again, when NEPA meets NYC. In 2018, attendance at New York Comic Con grew to over 250,000, and it appeared to be just as busy on Thursday, Oct. 3 through Sunday, Oct. 6 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan. As usual, I selected some of my […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Popeye Vogelsang (Farside), Jeff Caudill (Gameface), and Nick Osadche (For Ages) at The Bog in Scranton

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Popeye Vogelsang (Farside), Jeff Caudill (Gameface), and Nick Osadche (For Ages) at The Bog in Scranton

The frontmen of two influential Orange County, California post-hardcore/pop punk bands from the 1990s launched their East Coast acoustic tour at The Bog in downtown Scranton on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Popeye Vogelsang of Farside, who is now living in Peckville, and Jeff Caudill of Gameface, who flew in from California, played some songs they are […]

 Jason Riedmiller

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Weezer + Musikfest = ‘Happy Together’ in Bethlehem

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Weezer + Musikfest = ‘Happy Together’ in Bethlehem

No matter which side of the old versus new Weezer divide fans fall on (hi, Matt Damon), they all agree that live Weezer is the best Weezer, and fans attending the 36th annual Musikfest at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem Monday evening were treated with an especially epic performance. Following garage punks White Reaper, the Wind […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Live in Wilkes-Barre – Walk the Moon, National Reserve, MiZ, Chris Kearney, and more, 07/19/19

PHOTOS: Live in Wilkes-Barre – Walk the Moon, National Reserve, MiZ, Chris Kearney, and more, 07/19/19

Friday, July 19 was a night to remember for live music in Wilkes-Barre as local and national acts played all around the downtown area, so NEPA Scene jumped from venue to venue to take it all in. Walk the Moon headlined pop radio station 98.5 KRZ’s Summer Smash at the F.M. Kirby Center. The band […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: NASCAR Cup Series – Gander RV 400 at Pocono Raceway, 07/28/19

PHOTOS: NASCAR Cup Series – Gander RV 400 at Pocono Raceway, 07/28/19

His 34th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win, Denny Hamlin claimed victory in the Gander RV 400 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond on Sunday, July 28. Hamlin has had a great deal of success at Pocono Raceway. He notched his fifth career win on the Tricky Triangle and his third win of the season, […]

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