Archive for October 31st, 2012

215 Festival: Literary Speed Dating — It Exists, Here Are The Rules, And Thursday Night, YOU CAN DO IT!

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Invite friends on Facebook here. Those of you who’ve been following The 215 Festival may already know about our Opening Night Balkan Party with the West Philadelphia Orchestra, featuring readings and performances from Starlee Kine (This American Life), Anna Goldfarb, author of Clearly, I Didn’t Think This Through and Juliet Hope Wayne (The Moth). But […]

This Evening: Halloween Adventure

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

>>> Dead Milkmen are playing a costume-filled show at Union Transfer with MC Lars and Psychic Teens. So, if you’ve run out of ideas, let us help. >>> The Trestle Inn‘s Voodoo Boogaloo Halloween Dance Party will be everything you’ve ever wanted in a Halloween dance party, featuring Oz, some “spooky cocktails,” best costume prizes […]

Sandy Who? THE 215 FESTIVAL IS ON, PHILADELPHIA!

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

We cannot believe it: The 215 Festival is upon us! Join us tomorrow evening as the Fest kicks off in earnest with two big events: BUZZ BISSINGER IN A GODDAMNED PARKING LOT and CHICKS AND GIGGLES AND THE WEST PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA! And for the love of God, tell your friends. We’ve worked our asses off […]

The I SEPTA Philly Instagram Contest Could Go So Very Wrong

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

SEPTA, as part of their eternal mission to get up on current technology, will begin an Instagram contest tomorrow. The contest, which encourages riders to “take photos of SEPTA during their daily use of the system and caption the photo with what riding SEPTA means to them, along with the hash tag #iseptaphilly,” features prizes […]

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

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

With all of the mayhem and just straight-up disorientation that Hurricane Sandy caused, it totally slipped our minds that we were giving away tickets to John Wesley Harding’s Cabinet of Wonders at the 215 Festival this weekend. And if it slipped our minds, it probably slipped yours too. The Cabinet is certain to be one […]

Advertiser Shout-Out: Blogads Are Down, But Here’s What You Would Usually See To The Right

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

We here at the Philebs were luckily enough to not be too affected by the wrath of Sandy, but our Blogads (which come out of a server in NYC and are usually seen on the right) haven’t been so lucky. In the interest of fairness and still letting you know about some cool stuff, here […]

Sandy’s Unsung Victim: Action News

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Within hours of its gaffe-laden Hurricane Sandy coverage, Action News was the laughing stock of YouTube. We mentioned this during the Hurricane Sandy ramp-up the other day, but it bears repeating: In times of extremely heavy weather and other crises, even the most Internet-savvy/addicted among us still winds up spending lots of time in front […]

And Now, Here Is A List Of Philebrity Approved Last Minute Halloween Costumes

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

We’re all too familiar with the panic that sets in before you go out on Halloween when you don’t have a costume (or recently decided that your costume is awful) and you don’t know what to do. Well, if you start now, these Philebrity Approved last minute costumes should be do-able, just follow our lead. […]

Noontime Nuggetz: Just In Time For Their Halloween Show Tonight, Here Is Some New Dead Milkmen Music

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Streaming for today only, here’s some new music from the Dead Milkmen‘s new 7″ single, Dark Clouds Gather Over Middlemarch. You can check “Little Rebel Mine” above, and the two other songs (the title track and “Ronald Reagan Killed The Black Dahlia”) over here. Don’t forget to join the band for their Halloween night show […]

Do Not Fuck With The Fat Man’s Candy: Christie Postpones Halloween

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed an executive order postponing Halloween until Monday. In related news: Whiteween? Still dead, and Philly trick-or-treating plans to proceed as usual. There but for the grace of Sandy go all of us.

And Now For Something Completely Unrelated To Anything: LABS WITH ABS!

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Andrew Jeffrey Wright, you are a magnificent goofball and we love you. From the mailbag: “The LABS WITH ABS 2013 calendar is in production and will be complete November 16th. You can pre-order the calendar for $12.00 until November 16th, when the price will go up.” It’s never too soon to start that holiday shopping, […]

Dept. Of Awkward Encounters: Corbett, Nutter To Visit Philly EOC Today

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

WHO: Mayor Michael A. Nutter Governor Tom Corbett WHAT: Mayor Nutter and Governor Corbett will discuss the impact of Hurricane Sandy and the clean-up efforts in the Philadelphia region and across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. WHERE: Fire Administration Building, Emergency Operations Center, 240 Spring Garden Street (The EOC is located on the basement level of […]

Attn. West Philly Halloweeners: Gather On The Porch For Lunch Today

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

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Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

From our little gang of scare-ho’s to yours, Happy Halloween! And Mikey Wild, wherever you are, thanks for the tunes.