Archive for February 25th, 2013

This Evening: Dilla Dilla Bills, Y’all

Monday, February 25th, 2013

>>> Questlove, Rich Medina, and Mike Nyce will be DJing at Johnny Brenda’s for Philly Loves J Dilla, a tribute to legendary producer J Dilla, whose production credits include De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, The Pharcyde (above), The Roots, and a whole bunch more. >>> A member of Seabear and Sin Fang, Icelandic […]

Too Early To Call It Good News: Philly’s 2013 Homicide Rate is Down 43% From This Time Last Year

Monday, February 25th, 2013

It’s too early to call, but this could be some potential good news: We’re a mere 56 days into 2013, but the homicide rate for 2013 so far is a whole 43% below last year’s awful start. According to City Paper, “The number of shooting victims declined 23 percent. In fact, all major categories of […]

Club Aura Update: We’re Still Talking About Club Aura, Unfortunately

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Club Aura, for those who don’t know or forced themselves to forget by now, was a hellacious nightmare of a neighborhood nuisance that everyone hated and wanted to go away. The issues were mainly that it was loud, obnoxious, invited a bad crowd, had zero security, and oh yeah, it was totally unlicensed. You know, […]

Today In The Reading Viaduct: We’ll See You In 2014?

Monday, February 25th, 2013

It’s no secret around here that we are 100% behind the Reading Viaduct project. And now, as the City Planning Commission releases its Strategic Plan for Callowhill-Chinatown North, we can’t help but get all excited again. According to a press release, “The plan reaffirms the City’s intention to construct a park on the viaduct structure. […]

FringeArts Condenses Name, Gets Building To Contain All The Crazy

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Soon, all those weirdo shows you like will be seen here. The Race Street Pier will soon have a neighbor that isn’t just a bridge or a river: The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe, which will henceforth be known as FringeArts, has broken ground on their new HQ at Race Street and Columbus […]

Request For Intel: Is There One Goddamn Place In This City Where You Can Still Drink Coffee And Smoke Cigarettes?

Monday, February 25th, 2013

No? Really? In the midst of a lazy Sunday 1990s reverie yesterday, it hit us: Thanks to a local smoking ban and the generalized casting-out of smokers that has been happening globally for at least a decade now, it may well be that there is no place in town that is not a private residence […]

This Just In: Morrissey To Play Tower Theater On April 6

Monday, February 25th, 2013

You heard right: Moz, whose rare Philly shows are always a cause for major geeking out, will play the Tower on April 6th, with Kristeen Young opening. Tickets go onsale this Friday, March 1.

Dept. Of Not-Well-Thought-Out Conspiracy Theories: The Pope, If There Is One, Will Be Here In 2015 To Show Us The Mark Of The Beast

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Because they have nothing better to do, The Vatican has just confirmed that on September 22 – 27, 2015, the Pope (or, rather, some pope, a pope, any pope) will be here in Philadelphia to celebrate something called World Family Day. Now, to be sure, this will be a boon to Philly tourism, leaving mediocre […]

PSA: White House Releases Sequester Fact Sheet For PA

Monday, February 25th, 2013

More likely than not, this whole sequester thing will go into effect this Friday, due mostly to ‘Merica’s penchant for electing xenophobic and unsophisticated manbabies into office. And while, yes, the sequester and everything to do with it is quite possibly the most un-sexy story out there in the national media right now, its effects […]

Rumblings: If You Wanted To Win, You Should Have Gone To The YOscars

Monday, February 25th, 2013

>>> Oh look, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie was finally involved with something that won something: Inocente, executive produced by Lurie and his Screen Pass Pictures company, took home an Oscar last night for best documentary short. [Eagles] >>> Meanwhile, the Llanerch Diner was packed with hoagiemouths rooting for Silver Linings Playbook and Bro’dley Cooper, only […]