Way back on April 13th, the folks at Data Garden presented Data Garden: Quartet, “a plant-controlled audio composition” at Megawords at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. How did the plants make the music? “By converting the physiology of the specimens into data, the plants [performed] quadraphonic audio compositions in real time. The very presence of [...]
Archive for May 16th, 2012
We’re really starting to like the guy, and he’s really starting to like us, but Jonathan Papelbon seems a bit confused: In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, the new Phillies closer said that Philadelphia reminds him of Paris. Now, Papelbon has never actually been to Paris, but he has seen it in some movies. [...]
The few, the proud, the Barnes protesters; fighting the good fight outside today’s press preview. We’ll have our impressions of the new Barnes later this week.
In a time when most children with famous fathers are starring on the show Girls, Justin Townes Earle is putting his name out there by making some truly remarkable music. Dude’s had it pretty rough so far (with addiction, multiple rehab stints, and a not-so-great relationship with said famous father, Steve Earle) but has turned [...]
Here’s the newest clip from Philebrifaves Market East, next slated to play May 24th at North Star Bar.
If you ask us, we’d say no, for we subscribe to the Whit Stillman view on such things. However, one cannot deny that we live in a time where simply throwing a dance party with music just no longer seems like enough. There’s the Cat Face Party, the Rebel Bingo party, the ’70s rollerskate party, [...]
The Way We Live Now: Neighborhood Mouth-Breathers So Desperate To Gamble What They Don’t Have, They’ll Try AnythingWednesday, May 16th, 2012
Good morning, Philadelphia! Say hello to “Internet sweepstakes cafés.” They’re already in you. Whatever it is, it’s a new business model popping up across the United States. Like the store run by Fante and Carvell, they are called Internet sweepstakes cafés. [...] Wherever they are, they operate in strip malls, often near low-income areas. The [...]
Attn. BOB NUTS: TONIGHT at Fergie’s, we’re having an ALL-DYLAN HOOTENANNY, wherein some of the city’s finest troubadour will be paying tribute to the man, a week or so in advance of his 71st birthday. There will also be Bob tunes played all night, and BOOZE. Join us! Invite friends on Facebook here.
What you see above is the result of what happened when the Dutch artist duo known as Haas & Hahn (government names: Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn) were allowed to go the favelas of Rio de Janeiro and go wild with color. The results made art news around the world, and illustrated the duo’s mission [...]
As is the case every year, Philadelphia folk scene legend Gene Shay emerged from his record stacks, saw his shadow, and thus, it was decreed! The Philadelphia Folk Festival shall ramble on! For its 51st annual outing, the Festival will take place as usual in Upper Salford Township (near Schwenksville), this year from August 17th [...]