Cold Bread – Turning Violet Violet (official) from turning violet violet on Vimeo. >>>Nate Kinsella (of Joan of Ark, cousin to Mike Kinsella of Owen) brings his Birthmark moniker to Kungfu Necktie. Also on the bill are the Sky Drops and Turning Violet Violet, whose new video you can see above. >>>Milkboy is kicking off [...]
Archive for August 16th, 2012
We thought he was Canadian? Don’t they have enough teams up there? But hey, at least it’s not this. [Via Orange And Black Pack]
Oh Club Aura, now you’re gone and done it: According to Philadelinquency, the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas laid down the law on the neighborhood nuisance today. Judge Idee Fox issued an order that basically turns Club Aura into that town in Footloose. The ruling includes, “no dancing, no DJs, no more than 25 people [...]
According to Bloomberg, althought PA Mayors realize, “[they] don’t have enough political clout to win the battle,” they are still fighting the NRA on gun laws to protect their citizens. Mayor Nutter, along with mayors from Allentown, Chester, and other PA cities, originally, “backed a statewide law aimed at cracking down on trafficking by forcing [...]
The Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation, the only Philadelphia-based foundation devoted solely to supporting local arts organizations, announced $140,000 in grants to 25 Philadelphia arts and cultural organizations today. According to the press release, ‘The 2012 roster of grantees reflects the Bartol Foundation’s commitment to supporting cultural organizations that provide exceptional, sustained arts experiences to children [...]
We Are All NPR Girl Now: Digital Music Purchases And Streaming Services Out-Earn CD and Vinyl Purchases This YearThursday, August 16th, 2012
This year, for the first time ever, people in the U.S. will spend more money on digital music and streaming service memberships (Spotify, Pandora, etc.) than they will on CDs and vinyl records. NPR Girl has got company now.
As mentioned earlier, Adam Richman’s (of Man v. Food fame) latest series for the Travel Channel sees him touring the country in search of the Best Sandwich In America. In last night’s finale, the region was represented by two excellent sandwiches–Dinic’s Roast Pork and John’s Roast Pork’s Cheesesteak–but only one sandwich can be crowned king, [...]
We posted just last week about this new Craig Elkins record, and today we have another video from I Love You, this time for the song “Most of the People.” It’s animated by Erik Horvitz, and we’re really picking up what both of these dudes are putting down. I Love You is available now.
Today in cool boat-related news: The Independence Seaport Museum just announced that they’ll be launching the Old City Seaport Festival this year from October 5th-7th. It should be a weekend of maritime-related fun, food, and good ol’ family bonding. Clear skies, fancy boats, can’t lose. Here’s what the festival schedule looks like: October 5 >>>>Watch [...]
>>>Early on in the process we voiced our support and it is here that we’d like to do it again: Free Pussy Riot! [NBC News] >>>Santigold performed “The Keepers” on The Colbert Report last night (though the video was actually taken this past weekend at the StePhest Colbchella ’012: RocktAugustFest), and here is that plus [...]
Philadelphia Zoo Takes First Step Toward Making Planet Of The Apes A Reality With Cross-Zoo Animal Trail SystemThursday, August 16th, 2012
Today, the Philadelphia Zoo will unveil the first leg of its “ambitious, enclosed trail system” for multiple species of animals. The trails will allow orangutans, great apes, big cats, and bears–no, Stefon, genuinely all of those animals–to cross between each others’ habitats and generally most other parts of the zoo. Apparently, this is an “emerging [...]
If you rightly despise the Segway tour and everything about it, and have too much respect for yourself and others to take a duck tour, chances are, walking’s kind of your thing, right? Well, if you take the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides’ Great Twelve-Hour Tour, it fucking better be. The APT’s 3rd Annual “Twelve [...]