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, […]

 Jason Riedmiller

ALBUM REVIEW: NEPA blues singer Ed Randazzo asks ‘Who’s That Man?’ with timely delivery

ALBUM REVIEW: NEPA blues singer Ed Randazzo asks ‘Who’s That Man?’ with timely delivery

In the era of viral Bob Bolus rants against an openly gay Scranton City Council candidate, local Trump trucks plastered with empty slogans, a bigot abusing her Lackawanna County Commissioner seat for years, and homophobia thinly veiled as “straight pride,” there is one album Northeastern Pennsylvania needs right now, and that album is “Who’s That […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Flora Cash, Kulick, and The Charming Beards at Stage West in Scranton, 03/08/19

PHOTOS: Flora Cash, Kulick, and The Charming Beards at Stage West in Scranton, 03/08/19

Alternative radio station Alt 92.1 brought husband-and-wife duo Flora Cash to Scranton for two very different live performances, starting with Stage West on Friday, March 8. The Swedish/American artists, known for their hit single “You’re Somebody Else,” headlined a night of indie, pop, alternative, and folk rock with RCA Records labelmates Kulick from West Penn […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Smile Empty Soul, September Mourning, and Rise Among Rivals at Stage West in Scranton, 03/06/19

PHOTOS: Smile Empty Soul, September Mourning, and Rise Among Rivals at Stage West in Scranton, 03/06/19

The Oblivion of Souls Tour haunted Stage West in Scranton on Wednesday, March 6, presenting an intriguing mix of rock music sounding both familiar and new. Following an opening set by Scranton rap metal group Alpha Audio, Rise Among Rivals from Maryland hit the stage with melodic hard rock songs that could easily make them […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Drake Bell and The Boastfuls at Stage West in Scranton, 02/22/19

PHOTOS: Drake Bell and The Boastfuls at Stage West in Scranton, 02/22/19

While he is best known to the general public for playing one of the titular characters in the comedic Nickelodeon television series “Drake & Josh,” Drake Bell has also been a successful singer/songwriter from a young age. Now 32, the child-actor-turned-heartthrob is focused more on his music than ever, releasing singles and EPs while generating […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Justin Moore and Eric Paslay at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, 02/14/19

PHOTOS: Justin Moore and Eric Paslay at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, 02/14/19

Locals who love country music were treated to a big Valentine’s Day concert at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township when Justin Moore and Eric Paslay arrived on Thursday, Feb. 14. The first 500 ladies in attendance received a special valentine card with “Moore love” on it, and one lucky woman, Terri […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS/REVIEW: Alt 92.1’s opening acts steal Snow Show from sleepy Giant in Wilkes-Barre

PHOTOS/REVIEW: Alt 92.1’s opening acts steal Snow Show from sleepy Giant in Wilkes-Barre

Radio shows are usually an eclectic bag, and Alt 92.1’s second annual Snow Show at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre was no exception. Young the Giant headlined on Sunday, Jan. 27 with their sublime and beautifully played indie pop – the only band to perform with their full stage production of moody solid light, […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ cast live at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 01/12/19

PHOTOS: ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ cast live at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 01/12/19

When Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, and Jon Gries were asked what they think about “Napoleon Dynamite” when they watch it nearly 15 years after its theatrical release, they all responded in unison: “We don’t!” While the actors who portrayed Napoleon, Pedro, and Uncle Rico, respectively, might not think of the 2004 cult comedy hit much […]

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