Unchain Your Brain by White Fang >>> It is a generally acknowledged fact in the indie rock world that any show with more than three bands on it is very likely to be unacceptable bullshit on every level. And yet, still, shows like this persist. Bands play them, people go to them, and the world [...]
Archive for June 14th, 2012
You know those street bikes and ATV’s of being-illegal-and-very-dangerous fame? Well, if you really want one, but don’t want to pay retail, head over to one of the PPA’s auctions, where according to the Daily News, they are frequently up for auction. Many of these vehicles end up back on the street illegally because no [...]
Since we won’t be posting on Saturday, allow us to take this time to wish you a happy Bloomsday: Ahem … HAPPY BLOOMSDAY! Now with that out of the way, some of you may be wondering what Bloomsday actually is. It’s simple: Bloomsday is the yearly celebration of all things James Joyce (but especially Ulysses), [...]
Spotted on 2nd and Market. This older gent is looking for roomies. Not us, that is for sure. Plus, he just totally flipped the script on Craigslist. God it would be awesome if this caught on. Seeing something around town of note? Cameraphone it to: tips[at]philebrity[dot]com.
Two great local flavors that taste great together: Regular readers of this site will know of our love for the electro-pop goofballs known as City Rain, and Les Professionnels may be familiar to you for their remixing work, their DJ nights at the Trestle Inn, or, hey, for that pool party we are having with [...]
Fun With Infographics: Learning All About Quirk Books, Philly’s Most Resourceful Little Publishing HouseThursday, June 14th, 2012
Many of even the bookiest-booknerds among you may not know this, but in a small building just a few doors down from Old City Coffee, a tiny publishing house called Quirk Books has been pushing out cute little titles for the last ten years. And through 277 books — 30 of which have one of [...]
They got off scot-free for the Comcast sit-in, but another group of occupiers weren’t so lucky with a sit-in at a Wells Fargo branch back in November: Twelve Occupy Philadelphia protesters were found guilty of defiant trespass and conspiracy yesterday, according to the Daily News. They were the first guilty verdicts of any kind in [...]
Or at least, that is how we read news of the Men’s Journal survey of 100 pro ball players who were asked which city has the worst fans. 36% said you-know-where, making Philly fans the very “worst.” Mmhmm.
What? It’s true: September 11 will see the release of Love This Giant, a collab between David Byrne and St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark). The album is said to be 12 songs. with each party penning half; and of course they’ll be touring. Byrne and Clark will hit Philly on Septmeber 27th, when they play [...]
Fun fact for those of you that don’t follow British media news with the wide-eyed curiosity that we do: As we speak, Rupert Murdoch is shitting his pants over an inquiry brought down by the British government that has come as a result of Murdoch’s various UK news outlets doing things like, oh, hacking into [...]