>>>In sold-out shows of Scandinavian origin: Sweden’s Tallest Man On Earth plays Union Transfer with support from Strand of Oaks, and Icelandic-wondermen Sigur Rós play with Perfume Genius at the Skyline Stage at the Mann Center. >>>For some more homegrown-style fun, Juliet Hope Wayne will be participating in the monthly show, The Monthly Hour at [...]
Archive for July 30th, 2012
Ah, the post-grunge 90s: The days before indie/college rock sold millions of records, when every band had a Big Muff, and did whammy-bar dive bombs and pick scrapes on almost every song. That was a heyday of Toadies and Helmet; two guitar-driven bands who received moderate mainstream success and large followings through the middle and [...]
View Larger Map The mostly-vacant Atlantic Building, on the corner of Spruce and South Broad, has been bought for over $22 million by Post Brothers Construction, according to Plan Philly. Why is this notable? Well, those Post Brothers don’t exactly get along well with the unions in this city. Over at the old Goldtex shoe [...]
Don’t BroLibs Me If You Don’t NoLibs Me: This Moment In The Continuing Growing Pains Of Northern LibertiesMonday, July 30th, 2012
For the most part, What We Talk About When We Talk About Northern Liberties is, at this point, a known quantity. How it is, due to police districting, a perfect petri dish for opportunistic crime. How rapid development there is a mixed blessing. How the art-based communities that had settled there a decade or so [...]
Haverford’s Brendan Hansen pulled in a bronze medal in the 100-meter breaststroke over the weekend. It’s the first of hopefully many for Philly-area athletes; a guide to whom you can see over here.
Saw this at 4th and Cecil B. Moore. Is this a response to Samuel L. Jackson’s ubiquity? Well, we’re sure Sam would have his own choice words about this. Seeing something around town of note? Cameraphone it to: tips[at]philebrity[dot]com.
Just after we’d wrapped on Friday, news broke that legendary Philly DJ Butterball — government name Joe Tamburro — had passed from this earthly plane on to somewhere altogether more funky. To say he will be missed doesn’t even approach the half of it. As time goes by, we’re beginning to realize that we may [...]
If You Ran A Red Light At Island And Lindbergh From February To April, You Might Be Getting Some MoneyMonday, July 30th, 2012
Continuing the run of things the PPA is finally doing right, they are now refunding fines paid for running the red light at Island Ave. and Lindbergh Blvd. According to Philly.com, the PPA installed a red-light-camera system at that intersection, but didn’t tell motorists about it (a 60-day warning period is required), so the $100 [...]