Archive for February 11th, 2013

This Evening: Toro De Dance

Monday, February 11th, 2013

>>> Chaz Bundick’s producer/songwriter alter ego Toro Y Moi is playing at Union Transfer tonight, along with Wild Belle and Dog Bite. TYM is touring in support of this year’s Anything in Return. >>> The Residents, the legendary weird-rock band who recently shed the decades-long anonymity, are playing at World Cafe Live as part of […]

Here Is Your Guide To (Almost) Everything That Was Filmed Here In The Last Year

Monday, February 11th, 2013

>>> Above is the trailer for Dead Man Down, that Colin Farrell/WWE Studios production that filmed around town a little while back. As you can tell from the modified subway map and the numerous shots of the NYC skyline, the movie is not set in Philadelphia, although a solid chunk of it was filmed here. […]

All In: What We Now Know About Bart Blatstein’s The Provence

Monday, February 11th, 2013

It’s been nearly four months since we first saw the initial renderings of The Provence, the Bart Blatstein entertainment complex/casino set in the old Inquirer Buidling. And with tomorrow’s date with destiny on the horizon, we embarked on the only-kinda-awkward tour of the Inky building today, led by Paul Steelman, the designer and architect of […]

Dept. Of Meaningless Lists: Philly Ranks #8 In Adultery, Doucheball From AshleyMadison.com Blames Sports

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Philebrity inbox, I wish I could punch you in your dumb fucking face: PHILADELPHIA is America‚Äôs Most Adulterous City?! Married Dating Site Reveals America’s Top Ten Cities for Cheaters Philadelphia, PA (February 11, 2013) Philly residents have been engaging in extra-marital behavior in record numbers, according to new data from married dating site AshleyMadison.com. The […]

Kurt Vile Drops Details On Wakin’ On A Pretty Daze

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Matador Records dropped more details about the forthcoming, 69-minute-long double album by Kurt Vile. It’s called Wakin’ On A Pretty Daze, it’ll be out April 9th, and the first song to drop from it is the (nearly) eponymous “Wakin’ On A Pretty Day.” Accompanying the LP is a quick doc by Art Of The Steal/Last […]

Update: And Here Is The First Look At What Bart Blatstein’s Newsroom Casino Might Look Like

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Oh dear.

The Way We Live Now: Looking In The Deep Dark Truthful Mirror Of Sheetz Vs. Wawa

Monday, February 11th, 2013

… wherein the darkest truth might be this: Even though Wawa has, at this point, all but completely pulled out of Center City and done even the further indignity of then slapping its name onto Welcome America, we’re still Wawa people. Previously: Places We Can’t Understand: The Dirty Dirty-Ass Wawa At 11th & Arch

Reporters To Go On Very Awkward Casino Tour In The Old Inquirer Building

Monday, February 11th, 2013

One day, Fleetwood Mac will play “Second Hand News” here without a shred of irony. As developer Bart Blatstein prepares to give his presentation of plans for Provence, his proposed Broad Street casino/atrium/weird thing nobody wants, to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Tuesday, Atlantic City-born architect Paul Steelman will provide a tour today of […]

This Moment In “I’m Too Old For This Shit”: The Pope Resigns

Monday, February 11th, 2013

The Pope is old and weak and tired of priestly boytouching and school-closing and none of you going to church anymore and how exhausting it is to go to the Third World these days to try to get the poor to throw over whatever it was they believed before and sell them on the father/son/holy […]

How Jim Kenney’s Grammy Tweets Kicked Off The 2015 Mayor’s Race With A Very Uncomfortable Truth

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Like many in the local Twitterverse, we had a chuckle last night when Councilman Jim Kenney revealed, as seen above, that he just didn’t know who Taylor Swift was. On this count, at least, trust us, Councilman: Ignorance is bliss. But as we began to size up — for the first time, really, as both […]