Archive for December 10th, 2012

This Evening: Live It Up

Monday, December 10th, 2012

>>> It’s a night chock-full of live music, as the keys-and-drums of Mates of State play Johnny Brenda’s with support from In The Valley Below as … >>> 2 Chainz, formerly known as Tity Boi, performs some of this year’s Based on a T.R.U. Story at The TLA, while … >>> The “Celtic punk” of […]

Bikeshare Coming To Philadelphia As Byko Sheds A Single Tear

Monday, December 10th, 2012

As the result of years of studies and work, the Mayors Office of Transportation and Utilities has announced a plan to bring a Bikeshare to Philadelphia by 2014. According to MOTU, “With Bikeshare, Philadelphians don’t have to worry about storing a bike or fixing a flat tire and you can take a trip that you […]

Dept. Of Cute, Fuzzy Animals: The Old First Reformed Manger Scene Is Up!

Monday, December 10th, 2012

It truly is the most wonderful time of the year: Old First Reformed Church in Old City (4th & Race) has put up its annual creche as part of its ongoing holiday festivities. For those not in the know, Old First has been doing the creche for decades; the animals are out there, 24/7, until […]

Southwork’s Debut LP Is Streaming Now, Record Release Show This Thursday At Johnny Brenda’s

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Local seven piece future-grooves-inspired-by-classic-rock band Southwork will be releasing their debut LP, Arise, tomorrow. And in addition to a release on CD and limited-edition blue vinyl, the record can be heard in full on AOL Music until the end of the week. The stream is available just in time for you to learn all of […]

Your Guide To The Philebrity Award Nominees For General Fabulousness

Monday, December 10th, 2012

One of the most fun awards for us to give out every year at the Philebrity Awards is the award for General Fabulousness, where we award the Philadelphia that the voters think most represents our town as a living, breathing monument to all that is fabulous. Last year’s race was extremely close (with this year’s […]

Inquirer And Daily News Will Split From Philly.com, Set Up Paywall

Monday, December 10th, 2012

While Philly.com is still rolling out some of the redesign features, it looks like the site will be a bit lonely next year: According to Poynter, in the first quarter of 2013the Daily News and Inquirer will launch their own sites behind a paywall (which, as we learned with the New York Times, is fairly […]

PGW Sale Faces Opposition, Is A Mess To The Surprise Of No One

Monday, December 10th, 2012

We’ve been talking about the impending sale of PGW for a little while now (it’s even getting some Excommunication votes), and up to this point, we had heard very little on the resistance front. Well, no longer: According to The Inquirer, resistance to PGW’s sale is coming from the Philadelphia Gas Commission, the city’s public […]

Lady Inga Whines In The Wrong Direction Over Haas & Hahn

Monday, December 10th, 2012

While it’s true that, generally speaking, we love us some Inga Saffron, the Inquirer architecture critic’s Friday column has gone over like a fart in church. Ostensibly on Haas & Hahn’s mural project on Germantown Avenue, commissioned by Mural Arts, she has generally good things to say about the piece itself, as a work of […]

Justin Bieber Cannot Stay Away From Philadelphia

Monday, December 10th, 2012

He appeared, out of nowhere, during the 215 Festival for a rooftop photo shoot at Underground Arts last month. Then, last week, he was back in Philly, jinglin’ balls. And this morning, it was announced that he’ll be back at the Wells Fargo Center on July 17th (tickets go on sale December 14th). Taking all […]

Get Ready For Three Years Of People Talking About Rocky Das Musical

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Remember last year, when it came to light that there would be a musical based on Rocky? Fast forward to now, and courtesy of the same lazer-focused German minds that brought you Mamma Mia! (fear them), Rocky das Musical is a stone hit over in Europe, and it now looks like the show could make […]