Archive for November 12th, 2012

Captain Freeshit: Win A Pair Of Tickets To See Conor Oberst At The Kimmel Center This Sunday!

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Conor Oberst — who has been making music over the past 15-plus years under his own name and with Commander Venus, Desaparecidos, Monsters of Folk, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, and most famously Bright Eyes — can’t exactly be called unproductive. Last year, he retired the Bright Eyes name, and has since reformed […]

Readers Write: Will The Real Dueling Nobleman Please Stand Up?

Monday, November 12th, 2012

The photo on the right, uploaded to Reddit last night, has been viraling its way through the internet, even finding its way to Huffington Post this morning. And while it’s great that Philly’s getting clicks, a reader brought the photo on the left to our attention, allegedly taken a year ago. We’re not sure which […]

Jayson Musson Continues To Be Awesome, Made Art Out Of Cosby Sweaters

Monday, November 12th, 2012

We here at the Philebs are big fans of basically everything Jayson Musson touches. From his music with Plastic Little, to his art critic alter-ego Hennessy Youngman, to his own art, the dude is constantly on his game. So when a simple email came across our desks about Musson’s next art exhibition, we paid special […]

Rumblings: Andy Is Still Here And Andrew Is Not

Monday, November 12th, 2012

>>> Andrew Bynum, the Sixers’ biggest off-season acquisition, may not hit the court until January now. [Sixers] >>> Following an embarrassing game where Michael Vick suffered a substantial concussion and everyone’s favorite guy-who-they’ve-never-seen-play-before Nick Foles came in and played like any other backup rookie QB, the calls for Andy Reid’s job keep getting louder. You […]

Philadelphia Casino Developers And Protesters Are Revving Their Engines

Monday, November 12th, 2012

That’s right folks, it’s casino season. Over the last month we’ve kept you updated on all the groups planning to bid for the city’s second and last casino license, including Bart Blatstein’s proposal to practically add a new section to the city and name it after a region in France. The deadline for casino builders […]

If You Have A Lot Of Disposable Income, You Can Buy Mick Jagger’s Love Letters To A Philadelphia Woman

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Marsha Hunt, the Philadelphia born singer, novelist, actress and model that had a secret love affair with Mick Jagger and birthed his first child in the late 60s/early 70s, is selling some of Jagger’s secret letters to her at an auction in December. Hunt, who was the inspiration for “Brown Sugar,” stated pretty plainly to […]

It’s Not Christmas Music Season Yet, So Here Is El Malito’s Thanksgiving Song

Monday, November 12th, 2012

It’s a year old, but we missed it last Turkey Day, and it will soundtrack our Thanksgiving preparations this year. And let’s all give credit to El Malito for giving props to, “all the turkeys in the nation who sacrificed their lives, so we could be a’ight,” because we really do not appreciate the sacrifice […]

Geekadelphia’s Eric Smith Wore His Full Master Chief Armor To Buy Halo 4, Because There Is No Other Way

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Geekadelphia‘s Eric Smith, who has rocked the get-up before, strolled through Center City on his way to buy Halo 4 at FYE wearing a full-body Master Chief costume. It’s like gamer-geek Christmas, and Smith dressed the part.

This Thursday At The Kelly Writers House, You Can Hear Some Very Smart People Discuss Bruce Springsteen

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Even the most casual reader of the Philebs knows we have a special place in our hearts and souls for Mr. Bruce Springsteen. His music has, for years, stood for the life of the working man; his high points, and his heartbreaks. But the thing about Springsteen’s music that is often overlooked is the impact […]

UPDATE: Of Course Arthur Kade Is Connected To The David Petraeus Affair

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Unfortunately (or fortunately) Arthur Kade isn’t connected to the David Petraeus affair in a fun way or anything like that, he just interviewed Paula Broadwell, the (now former) CIA Director’s biographer and mistress, and news outlets are posting his interview and mining it for quotes. The whole video above was posted with The Observer’s story […]