Archive for January 15th, 2013

This Evening: Amazing Crazy Cryin’

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

>>> Moody Swedes The Amazing play Milkboy, where they’re sure to dig down into many a long, nearly-Floydian jam. With them are Philly harmony trio Market East, whose Everly Brothers-style harmonies are always a sweet time. >>> Over at Kung Fu Necktie, the second coming of the paisley underground just don’t stop: Quilt/Magic Trick (Tim […]

Submitted For Your Netflix Streaming Enjoyment: The Guilty Pleasure Of Deadly Women And The Fine Art Of Reenactment

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Deadly Women, the flagship show of the Discovery Channel spin-off channel Investigation Discovery, is strangely addictive. It’s Dateline meets the acting talent of any show on The CW, it’s fact meets reenactment, it’s horror meets humor. In every case, the show pulls its stories from real life events (all of which, as you would guess, […]

Yes, Parx Casino, This Is Exactly What Martin Luther King Had In Mind When He Gave His Life For Civil Rights

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Just in time for MLK Day: Parx’s “I Have A Dream” promotion. Stay classy, Favorite Place Of Philadelphians To Abandon Children In Cars.

Recommended Reading: Steve Volk’s Glimpse At Philly’s Post-Union-Goons Future

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

It’s a funny thing that came with the new year: Whether it’s been taking a look at the grotesqueries of The Mummers or the nearly-quaint tantrumizing of Philly’s union goons, it’s become clear to us Philly is ever more steeped in a culture war, and the entire fate of this city is at stake. On […]

And Now, This Week’s First Person Arts Storyslam Winner: The Wedding Gift

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

When a mother of the bride gives her prospective son-in-law a “symbolic” object, the bride-to-be starts to sweat. Watch the video of Nimisha’s winning performance from last night’s First Person Arts StorySlam to find out if the groom will understand the true meaning behind this handcrafted wedding gift. The theme was “Second Chances.” First Person […]

Mayor Nutter Establishes Manufacturing Task Force To Evaluate And Strengthen Manufacturing

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Jobs are important. And in Philadelphia, as in the rest of the country, there aren’t enough of them. With that in mind, Mayor Nutter has signed an Executive Order to establish the Manufacturing Task Force, which will “examine the challenges manufacturing companies face and recommend specific measures that will help support their growth and increase […]

Ed Rendell Won’t Be Mayor Of New York Because The Cabbies Are Awful, They Have Real Cheese, And Mr. Met Sucks

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Well, we get what Ed Rendell is saying with most of his “Ten Reasons Why I Could Never Be The Mayor Of New York City,” but “New York City cabbies make their Philadelphia counterparts look like driving instructors?” What is he, some kind of wuss?

Sports Rumblings: Grand Returns

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

>>> It seems that the lockout has hurt the Flyers none, as fans turned out in droves for the first day of training camp. Now these are the people we don’t get, people so crazy that they’ll watch practice hockey. [NY Daily News] >>> Andrew Bynum, who to this day has never stepped on the […]

Captain Freeshit: Win A Pair Of Tickets To See Blonde Redhead Thursday Night At Union Transfer!

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

New York shoegaze outfit Blonde Redhead have been together for nearly twenty years now, but they really hit their stride a few years ago with their 6th record (and first on 4AD) Misery is a Butterfly. And in the time since then, they’ve released 23, had their songs appear in tons of TV and films, […]