Archive for December 17th, 2012

This Evening: Born To Be Down

Monday, December 17th, 2012

>>> 90′s alt-rock two piece Local H is playing the North Star Bar tonight with support from Alright, Junior. and Scott Lucas. >>> It’s totally cold and gross outside, but there may be only a few days left for us on this Earth, so spend tonight doing something important … like casting your almost-last-minute votes […]

The 2013 Philadelphia Science Festival Is Set For April 18th To 28th, Nerds

Monday, December 17th, 2012

SCIENCE! Next year’s edition of the Philadelphia Science Festival, featuring a science carnival, the Philadelphia premiere of Icarus at the Edge of Time, a whodunt at the Mütter Museum, and a whole bunch more, has been set for a ten day stretch in April. In addition: The Festival coincides with The Franklin Institute Awards Week, […]

Rainy Day Special: The Existential Adventures Of Tim Maia

Monday, December 17th, 2012

The Existential Adventures of Tim Maia by LuakaBopper We’ve always had a soft spot for the 1970s Brazilian soul funk of one Tim Maia, but until just now, we had no idea. Wow.

The Bob Brady Award, Named After Bob Brady, Was Awarded To Bob Brady

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Bob Brady. Last weekend, potential TV guest and U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania’s 1st congressional district, Bob Brady became the inaugural recipient of the Bob Brady Working Class Hero Award. The award, given out by United Steelworkers Local 10-1, was bestowed on Bob Brady for his very Bob Brady-esque work in brokering the Carlyle Group’s purchase […]

This Moment In #philebrityawards: Darkness! End Of Days! Race To The Finish! Let’s Party!

Monday, December 17th, 2012

At the time of this posting, just over 48 hours remain to vote in The 2012 Philebrity Awards! So if you intend to vote, do please go ahead. What’s more, as promised, we’ve hidden the results of the polls! Which means that when we hand out awards at The Philebrity Awards Show & XMas Pageant […]

Rumblings: Dickey Move

Monday, December 17th, 2012

>>> It looks like Andrew Bynum will fit in here nicely once (if) he’s healthy: He did what most Philadelphia basketball fans love doing last week by talking a little smack on Kobe. [ESPN] >>> The biggest free agent pitcher deal to help the Phillies this weekend was not their own signing of John Lannan, […]

Holiday Jams: Resistor, “Wonderful Christmastime”

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Ah yes, the controversial Macca holiday jam! And, you know, we’ve heard all the traditional rockist complaints about this one, which are frankly too tedious to even recount. To us, “Wonderful Christmastime” is synth bliss on par with 10CC’s “I’m Not In Love.” And above, Resistor turns in a very faithful rendition. Well played. PS. […]

Local Film About This Week’s “End Of The Wold” Is Available On Pay What You Want Model

Monday, December 17th, 2012

So this is it. This is the final week on Earth. Except it’s not, because that’s absurd and silly, but what if it is? How do you spend that last day? That’s what Shane Bissett‘s This Time Tomorrow asks. The romantic drama was filmed and conceptualized in Philadelphia, as Bissett (the film’s writer/director/producer) and the […]

Hey Writers, There’s A New Craft Publishing House That Wants To Put Out Your Work

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Frankford Ave. already has a solid helping of craft shops, whether they be handmade jewelry or artisan ice cream, but now we can all welcome a “craft publishing house” to the block. The Head and the Hand, which is the first craft publishing house we’ve ever come across, says on their website that they use […]

Canal Street North Planners To Get Their First Taste Of That Fine NoLibs NIMBY Whining Tonight

Monday, December 17th, 2012

While it’s true that developers, as a rule, dance through shades of gray and lesser and greater degrees of good as a life calling, to us, this whole Canal Street North plan is something of a no-brainer. For one, it’s at an intersection so cosmically fucked — where Sugarhouse meets The Barbary — that it’s […]

Website Named “The Real Alan Butkovitz” About As Interesting As That Sounds

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Have you ever woken up in a cold sweat, eyes bulging, exhausted but at the very least secure in the knowledge that you have grasped in your fever dream is The Truth, and that it must be shared with the world at once? Yeah, neither have we, and we do this shit for a living. […]