Archive for December 12th, 2012

This Evening: Eternally

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

>>> Eternal Summers, the duo behind this year’s solid Correct Behavior are playing in a support role for Nada Surf at the First Unitarian Church. Get there early. >>> Thurston Moore & John Moloney will bring a sold-out collaborative show to Space 1026 that … well … is probably gonna be pretty cool. >>> And […]

Attn. White People: Don’t Panic, But WHYY Is Down

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

From the WHYY website: “Due to technical problems at the WHYY-FM transmitter, listeners may experience intermittent outages or reception issues. Our engineers are on-site working to restore service.” Now please be patient, you can always listen to XPN while cleaning your eyeglasses and staying warm in your tweed. That’s what we’re doing.

Jim Kenney Believes In Santa Claus, Likes To Pick Things Up And Look At Them

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

He also calls you “Cholly Brown,” which makes it all worth while.

White Christmas Update: Probably Not

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

As we mentioned last year, “Since 1958, Decmber 25th has only begun with more than an inch on the ground seven times, and an inch or more has fallen on Christmas only three times,” and this year’s odds certainly don’t look much better. According to the National Climactic Data Center (part of the National Oceanic […]

Today In Pennsyltucky: Governor Corbett’s Appointee Resigns In Disgrace Over Disgraceful Video

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

This morning John Baer wrote a piece for Philly.com detailing a sophomoric act of stupidity by the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and its Governor Corbett-appointed president, Dave Black. Here’s what happened: a video was made mocking Harrisburg’s first African-American and first female mayor, Linda Thompson, and displayed to a crowd of a few hundred appreciative local […]

Dept. Of Meaningless Lists: Forbes Is All Up In Our Business Again

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Oh Forbes. How do you love making lists? Let us count the ways: You love making lists about hipsters, toxicity, hardest places to get by, and many others. But this time, you took a page out of Travel + Leisure‘s book and … moved it one page over. Last year, T+L named Philadelphia the second […]

Music Rumblings: In The New Year

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

>>> The always out-there Man Man will be kicking off a co-headlining tour with Murder by Death on February 7th. The tour, still in support of Life Fantastic, will wrap up right here on March 2nd at Union Transfer. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday but are available right now in presale form. […]

The Complete Streets Bill Passed And Will Likely Be Signed Into Law … Now What?

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

The Complete Streets Bill is not yet a law — Mayor Nutter has expressed support but has yet to sign it into law — and the next step would be enforcement. And how will the future law be enforced? According to Philadelphia Weekly, no one really knows yet: And if any actual progress is to […]

Readers Cameraphone: Nightmare Team

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Seen at Acme on 10th and Reed The Dream Team is dead (although it never really existed) according to this sign up at Acme. The flyer was created by the man over here (who is also responsible for this). And the comment about the cheerleaders being hookers and why don’t we just become Giants fans? […]

Captain Freeshit: Win A Pair Of Tickets To See Of Montreal At The Troc Tomorrow Night!

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

We bet very few people have told Kevin Barnes that his band is boring. Maybe that’s because they’re afraid the of Montreal frontman will ride that horse into the crowd and crush them, or maybe that’s also because he was riding a horse on stage. And on the heels of Paralytic Stalks, the psychedelic pop […]

Philly’s New Year’s Celebration Will Feature Two Fireworks Shows Because SugarHouse Said So

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

The itinerary for New Year’s Week (yes, week) in Philadelphia has been announced, and here’s what you can expect: Christmas shows, museum exhibitions, multiple fireworks shows, and SugarHouse’s name on a bunch of stuff. This year’s NYE celebration will feature your standard midnight fireworks on the Delaware, as it has been in years past, but […]