Archive for February 14th, 2013

Happy Valentine’s Day From Us, And From Teddy Pendergrass

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Whether we see you tonight or not, here’s some Teddy Pendergrass to take with you, for whatever purpose you need. Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us here at the Philebs, and, of course, from Teddy.

Tonight, Philebrity Is Proud To Give You: LOVE SONGS, SLOW DANCING AND ALCOHOL!

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Invite friends on Facebook here. PEOPLE, PEOPLE: We know! Funds are low! You’re stressin’, whether you have a Valentine or not (yet, there’s still time, THERE’S STILL TIME)! We are here to tell you: Relax! We got this for you! Tonight, BITBY.TV and Underground Arts and yours truly have teamed up to bring you our […]

Philadelphia Is Home To A Seven Year Old Computer Programmer, Making Everyone Over Seven Feel Dumb

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

What were you doing in first grade? We distinctly remember being jealous about other kids having McDonald’s for lunch and, in at least one case, someone using the classroom floor as a bathroom. But Zora Ball, a first grader at Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School, has just become the youngest person to […]

Kathleen Kane Says Corbett’s Lottery Deal Is Illegal, Continues Mission To Make His Life Miserable

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

That’s why we elected her isn’t it: After running a very successful campaign based on investigating Tom Corbett‘s handling of the Jerry Sandusky case (and in general just keeping him in check), Kathleen Kane has begun her assault. First, she appointed an investigator to dig deeper into what Corbett knew when allegations against Jerry Sandusky […]

Rumblings: A Change Is Gonna Come

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

>>> Alan Butkovitz has long-criticized the city’s Actual Value Initiative (AVI) plan, and according to him, people in gentrified Philly neighborhoods will get “slammed” when the new property-tax system comes into play next year. The largest increases will come to people in Northern Liberties, Washington Square West, Germantown, Fitler Square, and Graduate Hospital. And Butkovitz’s […]

Philadelphia Orchestra Signs To Major Label, To The Dismay Of Classical Music Hipsters Everywhere

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Welcome to dog and music day on Philebrity: The Philadelphia Orchestra (and YANNICK!) announced a partnership with “iconic” classical music label — and perhaps the most classical music sounding label of all time — Deutsche Grammophon. A recording from the orchestra will be released this fall, just in time to make Pitchfork’s year-end list, and […]

American Idiot Is At The Merriam, To See A Play

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

For over a decade the worst thing about Green Day has been Billie Joe. Not the songs – the dude can write – it’s just, y’know, him. But if you swap out a diminutive rockstar for a dozen and a half attractive 20-somethings who raided Mr. Armstrong’s 1993 wardrobe, slap some wireless mics on their […]

Oh My God, Go Adopt This Dog At PAWS Right This Second

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Hi everybody! This is Zeke, and he’s here in Old City at PAWS right now, and he is playful and awesome and soft. Along with some other dogs and an entire army of cats, he’s just over there, chillin’, waiting on a lil’ V-Day miracle. Maybe he’s yours? Go ahead, go over there! Rock out […]

And Now A Little Something For The Single People

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

… in which local faves The Homophones describe the philosophical condition of the eternally single. This is the gospel of singer Jason Ferraro: I’ll wear an ugly dress, I’ll wear a french braid I’m not a bride, I’m a bridesmaid I’m never gonna have a long engagement I’m never gonna make a mortgage payment I […]

Dog Riding Skateboard Visits Philly, Inspires Hope Among The Wretched

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Romans 8:24-25: For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. In the beginning, there was The Internet. Its origins, we now know, were as complex, […]

Let The Healing Of Lady Gaga’s Hip, And Our Tattered Souls, Begin

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Sad news this morning in the mailbag: PHILADELPHIA (February 14, 2013)— Live Nation Global Touring has confirmed that the remainder of the Lady Gaga Born This Way Ball performances have been cancelled, including her two shows at Wells Fargo Center on February 19 and 20 in Philadelphia. After additional tests this morning to review the […]

Right Now In The People’s Republic Of Comcast: Everyblock, The Yelp Of Blocks, Dies, Only To Be Halfheartedly Sent To Market As A Corpse

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Goodbye, Everyblock. You were sort of useful but also sort of whatever, but for those of us in the biz, you were more powerful as an object lesson: Don’t sell your shit to NBC/Kabletown if you’re not comfortable with them abruptly shutting you down — doing significant reputation damage in the process — only to […]

South Philadelphia Man Reminds Us What Is, And What Is Not, Punk

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

We’re going to go out on a limb and say that most of you do not care about the local music group called Pissed Jeans, save for that small minority of you who have a vested interest in the band due to indie-rock identity politics and/or just really, really like the sound of white guys […]

Reminder: Spend Your Lovers’ Day With Us At Underground Arts, In Our First Annual Valentine’s Day Special

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, PHILADELPHIA! Join us tonight at Underground Arts for our first-ever Valentine’s Variety Show, followed by THE CITY’S PREMIERE DESTINATION FOR MIDDLE-SCHOOL STYLE SLOW DANCING!