Archive for December 4th, 2012

This Evening: An Early, Warm, Feliz Navidad

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

>>> El Vez the Mexican Elvis brings his Mex-mas spectaular to World Cafe Live tonight. There promises to be solid gooves, rythmic gyrations, and a large helping of holiday cheer. >>> Over at PhilaMOCA, BITBY presents Nightlands, who are playing a live original score along to Stanley Kubrick’s classic 2001: A Space Odyssey. >>> Attention […]

Temple News Columnist Would Like You To Know That A Woman’s Period Is An Awful Time To Be A Man

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

We all want to leave our mark on this world. And while we don’t exactly always have legacy in mind, it’s a good idea to commit to everything as if it is your last act on this Earth. Mistakes will be made, but if you’ve got this outlook, the chances are good that you’ll end […]

Latrice Bryant Is Still Saying And Doing Insane Things

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Do you remember Latrice Bryant? The aide to W. Wilson Goode Jr. who got into a little controversy when she may or may not have been having adult relations with him a few years back? A situation which she promptly followed up by calling Fox29 the KKK? Well, she’s still saying some crazy things, namely […]

Mayor Nutter Signs Agreement That Gives Us All A Pen Pal In Tianjin, China

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

On Mayor Nutter‘s trip to China, which he is totally doing a report on for his Social Studies class, he signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Tianjin, China, which “encourages trade development and education cooperation as well as promotes the ‘Sister City Fellowship Program,’ which will focus on personnel development between the two cities.” We […]

Attn. Philly: Now That We’ve Been On Anthony Bourdain’s The Layover, Can We Stop Whining?

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Okay, so last night was the debut airing of Anthony Bourdain‘s 36-hour stay in Philadelphia on The Layover. All in all, it was your standard Layover episode, but it was nice to see Bourdain eat his words about the city and obviously have a great time. But, with local outlets freaking out over his trip […]

Captain Freeshit: Win A Pair Of Tickets To See Os Mutantes At World Cafe Live Tomorrow Night!

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Legendary Brazilian psych-rock/tropicalismo group Os Mutantes has inspired everyone from David Byrne to Beck to Kurt Cobain. From 1966 to 1978, the group released six studio records chock-full of samba beats, bossa nova rhythms, and psychedelic vibes. They reuinited in 2006, and have been touring sporadically ever since, and their most recent tour brings them […]

Noontime Nuggetz: A Pile Of Shirts

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

This Sunday is the annual holiday edition of the Punk Rock Flea Market at 461 N. 9th St., and if you needed any reason to go, why not let it be that giant pile of t-shirts corralled by The Captain’s Vintage. They’ll have their own vintage-style shirts for sale as well, but who knows what […]

Consensus On Winter Weather Outlook: No Consensus

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

What the shit is going on with this weather? Don’t ask the Inquirer: On Sunday, the paper published a batten-down-the-hatches piece predicting 25 to 30 inches of snow. Today? Same paper, same writer: “No seriously wintry weather is imminent, or on any reasonably visible horizon.” And as for that Farmers’ Almanac forecast we were looking […]

The 2013 Flower Show Asks, Who Needs Paris When You’ve Got London?

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

After making a stop off in sunny Hawaii last year (and ignoring Philly’s current obsession with all things Parisian), this year’s edition of the PHS Flower Show will base its foundation on the grey skies of London. The show, entitled “Brilliant!,” was “inspired by the majestic beauty and creative genius of Great Britain.” Which, yeah, […]

MP3(s) Of The Moment: Birdie Busch And The Greatest Night

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Birdie Busch and the Greatest Night by Birdie Busch Birdie Busch has been one of our favorite Philly singer/songwriters — and trust us, sadly, there are not many — for a long time now. And it’s been entirely too long since a new Birdie record was let loose in the world. But finally, the relative […]

Readers Cameraphone: The Ghost Of Christmas Future

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

On Rittenhouse Row, visiting the spirit of Christmas yet to come You can never plan too far ahead. Maybe that’s the year we’ll all finally get our jetpacks. Seeing something around town of note? Cameraphone it to tips[at]philebrity[dot]com.

Mr. Nutter Goes To China

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Mayor Nutter is currently in China, and like every tween now, he’s got a “what I did on my winter vacation” style tumblr where he talks about it.