Archive for February 15th, 2013

This Weekend: Post-Valentine

Friday, February 15th, 2013

FRIDAY: >>> The harmony-driven, Brooklyn-based Lucius, who you can see a whole bunch of up top, are playing at Milkboy along with Hannah Georgas and Hank & Cupcakes. >>> The Pissed Jeans record release show for Honeys at Underground Arts, with support from Leather and Lantern should be a good time. Unless you’re a real […]

Film Sweat: Get Busy Dyin’

Friday, February 15th, 2013

NOT RECOMMENDED: “I’m on vacation!” Does the thought of Bruce Willis saying that while getting his action-hero on in Russia make you chuckle? It better, because he drops that line about a half-dozen times over A Good Day To Die Hard‘s 97-minute runtime. But Bruce Willis doesn’t say that, you say, John McClane does. We […]

Check Your Mail, Here Come Your AVI Property Assessment Notices

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Mayor Michael Nutter announced today that the Property Assessment Notices for the 2014 tax year for residential, commercial and industrial properties were mailed out today. According to a press release, these notices “reflect, for the first time, the real value of properties in Philadelphia.” The release reads, in part: Using the new assessment valuations and […]

Dept. Of We Want One Of These Right Now: The East Falls-Invented Pocket Piano

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Firstly, nice punmanship Newsworks. Secondly, Holy Shit we want one of those. The pocket piano you see one half of Chiddy Bang using above, which can be bought here. It was invented in East Falls by Critter & Guitari (also known as Owen Osborn and Chris Kucinski), who have been making instruments together for 15 […]

Mayor’s Office Of Transportation Takes Out Ads For Common Sense

Friday, February 15th, 2013

The lesson? Don’t grab on to the back of a bus and allow yourself to be dragged. The more you know. Remember when the city painted a texting lane on the sidewalk as an April Fools joke but were like, “guys, this is a joke with a message”? Well the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and […]

No Time Is Wasted Getting Rid Of The Forum, Probably Because People Think It’s Icky

Friday, February 15th, 2013

The picture above, sent to us by Flickr user Michael Cramer, was taken today as The Forum theater is in the midst of demolition. We recommend you mourn it in silence, or people will give you strange looks.

And Now A Few Words About Those Meteorites That Hit Russia

Friday, February 15th, 2013

The injury count keeps rising over there in Russia, now hovering around 950, after a supposed meteorite(s) either crashed into the ground or was blown out of the sky by a Russian missile 20km off the ground. Either way, it’s pretty close. And as absolutely insane and remarkable as those images and videos are, we’d […]

Philadelphia’s First All Rap Spectacular Featured Whodini, Some Others At The Spectrum In 1986

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Hot on the heels of LL Cool J‘s lackluster, 15-second long tribute to MCA at this year’s Grammy Awards, we present you with this show poster that’s been floating around online for a while. On July 5th of 1986, the Spectrum was a packed house (Whodini‘s Wikipedia page says 18,000 freaks came out that night) […]

Sports Rumblings: Single A, Prospects, And More Relationship Advice From The Wolf

Friday, February 15th, 2013

>>> Bernie Parent is back again, giving us relationship advice. This time, he’s tackling the whole “money can’t buy you happiness” thing, saying “There was a time that I lived on a beautiful, 50-foot boat, which came hand-in-hand with the taste of loneliness on quite a few occasions. But the amazing thing is that I’ve […]