Archive for December 13th, 2012

This Evening: A Stroke And A Wink

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

>>> Eww, not like that you weirdos: Underground Arts is hosting Claude VonStroke meets Josh Wink: Dirtybird vs. Ovum tonight, where two popular electronic artists come together (including local guy Wink) and make some grooves for you to .. uh … get your groove on to. >>> As we mentioned earlier, Southwork’s record release show […]

Alycia Lane’s Defamation Suit Has Been Thrown Out of Court; A City Shrugs.

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Long before cats even thought about having cheeseburgers,  news anchor meltdowns were once the backbone of the interwebs. Today marks the end of an era, as the messiest and most public and prolonged meltdown in local anchor history came to an end. Today, Alycia Lane’s defamation suit against CBS affiliate KYW was thrown out of […]

Sports Rumblings: Bad Fans, Old Quarterbacks Getting Into The Twitter Game

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

>>> Shane Victorino recently admitted that the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry had a lot to do with his decision to go to Boston. Maybe because he grounded out to lose the 2009 World Series to them. He also said that he hopes the Boston fans aren’t “too much tougher” than us good old Phillies fans. Well […]

Councilman O’Neill Wants To Protect Your Neighborhood From Farms And Community Gardens

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Have you ever felt it was necessary to “protect” your neighborhood from community gardens and farmer’s markets? No, you haven’t, because that’s insane. But apparently, Councilman Brian O’Neill, a Republican from the 10th District, feels they are a danger. At a City Council Rules Committee hearing today, O’Neill’s amendments to the zoning code (affecting zones […]

Thurston Moore’s Guitar Was Stolen From The 22nd Street Best Western Because Of Course It Was

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Via the Sonic Youth Facebook page: Hi — Thurston Moore had his 1966 (circa) Fender Jazzmaster stolen from the Best Western in Philadelphia (501 N 22nd St) last night 12-12-12 around 12 midnight. It’s Thurston’s iconic Sonic Youth black Jazzmaster with all the stickers on its body. Here’s a couple of photos. A police report […]

Here Is Your Late-Breaking Philebrity Awards News: The Home Stretch, Now With Booze And Lawsuits!

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Invite friends on Facebook here. Holy smokes, we’re in the final stretch of voting for this year’s Philebrity Awards! If you haven’t voted, well, VOTE NOW because, well, more on that in a moment, let’s talk about the big show — that is, The 2012 Philebrity Awards & Xmas Pageant on Wednesday, December 19th at […]

You Should Vote In The Philebrity Awards, Because The Mayor Says So

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Please vote for Philly’s Sustainability Dir Katherine Gajewski as Do-Gooder of the Year on @philebrity at Philebrity.com — Michael A. Nutter (@Michael_Nutter) December 13, 2012 Really, you can vote for whoever you want, but just vote. You don’t wanna disappoint the dude.

Noontime Nuggetz: Here Is Southwork’s Holiday Jam, “Gift Of Love”

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Color coordination and Santa hats may remind you a bit too much of Christmas family portraits, but Southwork makes ‘em their own in the above video for their song for the season, “Gift of Love.” Southwork is playing their record release show at Johnny Brenda’s tonight with Ugly Purple Sweater and The Downtown Club, and […]

Attn. Center City Drunks: Do Not Start A Fight With Thor’s Brother, You Idiots

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Well, it had to happen sometime, and we’re just happy it wasn’t Harrison Ford: According to TMZ, Liam Hemsworth (a.k.a. Baby Thor a.k.a. Mr. Miley Cyrus a.k.a. Hunger Gale), who is in town filming Paranoia, dealt out a “beatdown” on a drunkard outside of Continental Midtownlate Saturday night. TMZ has “video” of the “fight” which […]

PSA: Your Center City Holiday Shopping This Saturday May Be Interrupted By Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeed

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12/12/2012 “Smoke Down Prohibition” at Independence Hall Philadelphia – Landmark victories in Colorado and Washington State have legalized marijuana for adults but prohibition continues for the rest of America. Cannabis and hemp legalization supporters will gather at Independence Hall in Philadelphia this Saturday to call for an end to the federal war […]

Delco: The Movie Nominated For Golden Globe, Best Picture — Comedy

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Because, OK, fair enough, the idea of Bradley Cooper as a writer is fucking hilarious. You Frenchies! We knew there was a reason we loved you.

New Kurt Vile Album Comes With A Steve Powers Mural At Front & Master

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

You may have heard that a new record from Philly’s constant hitmaker Kurt Vile should be coming along in late winter/early Spring. Here’s a bit of home team fun surrounding that: The cover of the record is going to be a mural painted by Steve Powers/Espo, most famous in these parts for the Mural Arts/SEPTA […]

215 Fest Says, Thank You, You’re Welcome, See Ya Next Year!

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Some of the 215 Festival’s volunteer crew, from left: Alethia Calbeck, Mary Richardson Graham, Ian Cross, Joey Sweeney, Gary Reuben, Jim Adair, Noelle Egan, Claire Connelly, Michael Thatcher and Clarissa Griebel. We haven’t done much post-game on the 215 Festival since it all went down in November, but suffice it to say that it was […]