Archive for February 13th, 2013

This Evening: Time To Get Ills

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

>>> Stars of the first Philebrity + AKA Records First Friday in-store, Nothing, will be at Johnny Brenda’s in a support role, along with Mike Bruno And The Black Magic Family Band. Psychic Ills will be headlining, and — we cannot stress this enough — one of these bands will play very, very loud. >>> […]

You Can Donate Your Old Musical Instruments, Because You’ll Probably Never Be Paul Westerberg

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

For every person out there playing in a band, trying to just have some fun (or even make their dreams come true) there are a dozen or so who haven’t pulled that guitar out of their closet in years. They keep telling themselves that they’ll pull it out and start writing songs again; they’ve got […]

Dept. Of (Very) Meaningless Lists: Philadelphia Is The #1 Tourist Destination On The Internet

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Philadelphia may not be the country’s number one tourist destination (the most recent numbers put it nowhere near the top), but when it comes to people thinking about coming here (or just clicking around online), WE’RE NUMBER ONE! According to a Quantcast report, VisitPhilly.com is the most visited site of the tourism sites for the […]

PHL Could Be The Philadelphia’s Brand, Not Just A TV Channel No One Watches

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Everything needs a good logo. We say this not only as a blog that often covers groups and city agencies who seem to be without them, but as people who realize branding and image is important. And while the city of Philadelphia doesn’t quite have an actual logo for the city, per se, we think […]

Rumblings: In The Courts

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

>>> These are the ambassadors of our city: A woman is suing Delilah’s for $50,000, claiming she fell from an apparatus of theirs and severed her thumb while she was practicing for a “G-string competition.” The contest could have brought her a $10,000 prize, but she’s suing for the $50k for “pain and suffering, disfigurement, […]

Right Now In The People’s Republic Of Comcast: Kabletown Peacocks NBC

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

When you run a cable company, you have to make sure you’re got current and satisfactory distributions deals with all of your networks. Dish seems to be bad at this, since almost yearly the IFC or AMC airwaves are inundated with “Call Dish now to make sure you don’t lose this network” ads. Premium cable […]

That Movie Shot In Bucks County, Starring Jeremiah Trotter, Has A Trailer

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Last week we gave you a semi-comprehensive post on Philadelphia Location shoots. And today, we have the trailer for one that we missed. Here is the trailer to The North Star, filmed in Bucks County last summer. Among others, it stars former Eagle Jeremiah Trotter as “Big Ben,” an escaped slave who is good in […]

And Now, Today’s GOOD NEWS: You Can Now Pay Whatever You Want To See Art

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Art is cool, right? And having no money is not, that’s obvious. Well, now you can pull out that crumpled-up ball of ones that you got for change for that coffee and exchange it for admission to the art museum. Beginning today, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is now offering expanded Wednesday night hours (5PM […]

Today Is The First Day Of The Rest Of Your 2013 Phillies Season

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

It’s way too early to really have any idea of what this year will hold, but today makes the start of Phillies Spring Training 2013, and single-game tickets for this season’s games are on sale right about now. There are still many questions about this year’s team: Will Chase Utley and Ryan Howard return to […]