Archive for November 2nd, 2012

This Weekend: It’s 215 Fest Time

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

FRIDAY: >>> Attn. Hill Heads: Is Hill Heads a thing? Anyway, people who like Cypress Hill, take heed. The Cypress Hill and Action Bronson show scheduled for the Troc tonight has been rescheduled for November 27th. >>> From the First Friday files: Art in the Age presents handmade denim by Norman Porter while the Side […]

Film Sweat: Come Fly With Me

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

RECOMMENDED: Robert Zemekis must have a thing for plane crashes. In both Flight (his first live-action film in 12 years) and Castaway (his last live-action film), the action of the story is set-up by an airplane doing not exactly what it is supposed to do. In Flight, that something is a plane flying upside-down. As […]

215 Fest Update: Last-Minute Tables For Book & Record Fair Tomorrow Still Available!

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Hey, quick note: We’re getting ready for tomorrow’s big day event at Underground Arts, and so far, the list of books and music folks in looking pretty good, including: Cantab Publishing · Annie Mok · A Freedom Books Productions · Port Richmond Books · Ellie Brown · Fred Sherman Used Records · Quirk Books · Brickbat […]

We Might Get Hit By A Nor’easter Next Week, But It’s No Big Deal

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

The National Weather Service is predicting that a Nor’easter will hit much of the Mid-Atlantic sometime in the middle of next week (between Election Day and Thursday), but so far, it doesn’t seem too bad. We know that post-Sandy the news will probably blow this up into a big deal, but as of right now, […]

215 Fest Update: Boozy Brunch With Brendan Details

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Invite friends on Facebook here. Join us for brunch tomorrow at the legendary Trestle Inn, where Brendan Newnam of American Public Radio’s Dinner Party Download will ask the question: Why are people still wrapped up in books? He’ll be chatting with two recently published local authors about the state of the book: Who’s reading them? […]

Sandy Rumblings: Cabbies, Comcast, And Crosses Of Red

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

>>> What would you do if you were stranded in Philadelphia during Hurricane Sandy but really needed to be in Boston? Would you take a $750, eight-hour cab ride to Boston? Of course you wouldn’t, but someone did. [The Times Herald] >>> This would deserve it’s own People’s Republic of Comcast post if it didn’t […]

UPDATE: Mayor’s Delight: Mayor Nutter Rappels Down 20 Story Building

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

That’s right, get to your window if you’re in Center City. Rapping Mayor Michael Nutter and local business leaders are raising money for Outward Bound Philadelphia by rappelling down the facade of the 21-story office building at 1515 Market St. The feat was set to take place at 1:30 today and it seems like it’s […]

SEPTA Would Like To Refund You The Money You Spent On Service While The System Was Down

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

When Hurricane Sandy hit our area — compared to the Jersey Shore — we were mostly unscathed. Perhaps the biggest inconvenience many of us faced, unless you were one of the unlucky ones that had a tree hit their car or house, was that SEPTA shut down for a little while. It was an pain, […]

If You Had Tickets To The Walkmen’s Cancelled October 6th Show, They Would Like To Give You Meatballs

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Back in early October, The Walkmen had a show scheduled at the Electric Factory that got cancelled. That show has now been rescheduled (well, really just part of another tour) at Union Transfer on January 11th, and we really hope you didn’t throw your tickets away. According to Pitchfork, in order to make the cancelled […]

Here Are Your First Friday November Art Listings!

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Because as the air gets colder, crowded art galleries are usually quite warm. Check out the listings and plan your route accordingly.