Archive for October 25th, 2012

This Evening: Devil And Hyde

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

>>> Carl Newman (better known under the moniker AC Newman, or as a member of The New Pornographers) is bringing some of the great indie-rock/pop songs from this year’s Shut Down The Streets to the First Unitarian Church tonight. >>> The literary-folk jams of The Extraordinaires will be on display at Johnny Brenda’s, with support […]

Captain Freeshit: Win A Pair Of Tickets To John Wesley Harding’s Cabinet Of Wonders At The 215 Festival!

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Are you guys as excited as we are about the upcoming 215 Festival? It’s been a lot of work, but with each passing day our anticipation builds and we honestly just can’t wait for it all to happen. One of the shows we’re most excited about is John Wesley Harding’s Cabinet of Wonders at Underground […]

Readers Cameraphone: With The Perfect Storm Brewing, You Gotta Start Halloween A Little Early

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Seen around 17th and Locust: We’re not sure if this is a Halloween thing or CATS or something else, but now we’ve got this stuck in our heads. There’s got to be a connection. Seeing something around town of note? Cameraphone it to tips[at]philebrity[dot]com.

Dom Giordano Would Like To Help You Get Your Romeny/Ryan Lawn Signs

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Do you want to show your support for Mitt Romeny? WPHT’s Dom Giordano can help you: Join Dom Giordano for the Talk Radio 1210 WPHT “Lawn Sign Extravaganza” this Friday, October 26th. Dom will be broadcasting LIVE from 9 to Noon, giving listeners the opportunity to pick- up one of the coveted Romeny-Ryan lawn signs […]

Matthew Shepard’s Mom Spoke At The Constitution Center Yesterday, Possibly Evens Out Ann Coulter Karma

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Let no one say that the National Constitution Center doesn’t play to both sides of the aisle: The NCC hosted a conference on hate crimes yesterday at which Judy Shepard, the mother of Matthew Shepard, was the keynote speaker. Shepard spoke about her son and the Matthew Shepard Act, which President Obama signed into law, […]

City Council Bill Gives Police Authority To Destroy Confiscated ATVs

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Back in June we told you about a new bill making its way into City Council that would revamp the ATV laws and procedures for what is done when an illegal ATV is confiscated. According to 6 ABC, the bill was passed in city council and “restricts ATVs from operating, parking, stopping, placing or standing […]

Noontime Nuggetz: A Groundhog, A Raccoon And A Mole Walk Into A Bar…

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

The weekend after next, cartoonist Aaron Krolikowski will be hosting a debate between a groundhog, a raccoon and a mole to see who will become the Mayor of Wissahickon Creek. After it is over, this country — and yes, democracy itself — may never be the same. More info after the jump.

Dept. Of The Perfect Storm: Apparently It Just Snows On Halloween Now

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Around this time last year, we were hit with a slippery, sloppy, and out-of-nowhere Nor’easter that made it a nightmare to drive or walk around the Saturday before Halloween … for a few hours. By nightfall, the snow had stopped, and all was back to its late October chilly-but-not-cold normal. This year, Hurricane Sandy is […]

This Moment In Pennsyltucky: Let’s Reduce Food Stamp Benefits For Women Who Cannot Prove They Were Raped!

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

What? No, really (our bolds): A Pennsylvania House bill seeks to limit the amount of food stamp assistance that low-income women receive based on the amount of children they give birth to while covered under the program. Despite the fact that low-income women who give birth to children would logically need increased assistance to care […]

Blatstein’s Casino Will Be Expansive And Expensive, But Still A Casino

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Goodbye sixth borough, hello New Paris. Well, here it is: Bart Blatstein‘s proposal for the casino/entertainment complex at the site of the former Inquirer building has been unveiled, and it’s a doozy. The $700 million complex, currently titled The Provence, would include a casino, hotel, jazz club, comedy club, spa, swim club, shops, restaurants, and […]

Philly Home Values Dip 2.1% As The Rest Of The Country Surges: We Can Only Blame Real Estate Bloggers & Philly’s Awful, Awful Realtors

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

This is something we touched on last month when we blew a gasket over The Transplantadelphia Real Estate Scumfuck Mind Cabal that characterizes so much of the gentrified-neighborhood chatter generated by the Ori Feibushes and the Greg Meckstroths of this world: While it’s true that these freshly scrubbed go-getters are bringing something around to the […]

And Here Is The First New Music From The Lilys In Years

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

One of our favorite DC/Philly/Los Angeles/Everywhere Else bands of all time, Lilys, have been silent for too long. So imagine our surprise when this showed up in the inbox this morning. Somehow organic and shoegazey all at once, “Well Traveled Is Protest” has a peaced-out vibe that can only be the result of the last […]