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Title      Artist      Genre
Electric Hoe Down       Nat King Tron       Eclectic
My Name Is Tron       Nat King Tron       Eclectic
Tied       Bruce Torres       Acoustic Rock
CityGirl       Bruce Torres       Acoustic Rock
Cancin Que Nace En Mi       Tribal Scream       Latin Rock
Te Podria Pasar A Ti       Tribal Scream       Latin Rock
Obey       T.P.D.       Indie Pop
Something Delicious       Stellarscope       Indie Rock
Cryogenic Sleep       Stellarscope       Indie Rock
Insomnia       Psylichon       Electronic
Broken Open       Psylichon       Acoustic Rock
Medicine       Jimbo       Punk


Philly Music & Nightlife:


 • Chris Brown ready to stop getting in his own way
    BEVERLY HILLS Calif. (AP) - Chris Brown celebrated his 25th birthday in jail last May by making his own "spread cake": chocolate peanut butter bread and milk. >> read more or comment


 • Legendary Coltrane gig at Temple preserved on new album 'Offering'
    Tuesday Sept. 23 would have been John Coltrane's 88th birthday. And there's a big Coltrane panel Tuesday at Temple University. Resonance Records will be there along with Temple people and the Ars Nova Workshop. >> read more or comment


 • Pink Floyd sets Nov. 10 release date for new album
    NEW YORK (AP) - Pink Floyd's new album will arrive on Nov. 10. >> read more or comment


 • Doug E Fresh highlights BET Hip-Hop awards
    ATLANTA (AP) - With a picture of his mother on a large screen behind him Doug E Fresh struggled to complete his sentence. The rapper dubbed "The Human Beat Box" choked up and shed tears as he received the "I Am Hip-Hop Award" at the ninth BET Hip-Hop Awards on Saturday. >> read more or comment


 • Celebrate Coltrane's 88th with just-unearthed recording at Temple U.
    Gigantic dinosaur bones aren't the only things being dug up by Philadelphia archaeologists. >> read more or comment


 • 2-day iHeartRadio festival kicks off on Las Vegas
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Taylor Swift didn't divulge any more new secrets about her forthcoming album when she took the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas but the crowd's enthusiasm about her bouncy new single "Shake it Off" seems to bode well for the new record. >> read more or comment


 • The Black Keys - augmented and all right
    No wonder Jack White hates the Black Keys.Just like the White Stripes the duo White used to play in with his drumming ex-wife Meg the Black Keys are a rock tandem formed around the turn of the millennium with the cojones to attempt to build a mass audience in a hip-hop-pop-country-electro world the hopelessly old-fashioned way: by playing the blues. >> read more or comment


 • Review: The Black Keys at Wells Fargo Center
    No wonder Jack White hates the Black Keys.Just like the White Stripes the duo that White used to play in with his drumming ex wife Meg >> read more or comment


 • Talking Tweedy Wilco and Scandinavian prog-rock with Jeff Tweedy
    It's a Tweedy teaser; read more in the 'Live Life Love' section of the Sunday Inquirer. >> read more or comment


 • Classical Notes
    Ode to Humanity. A condensed version of this oratorio by Chinese composer Ke-Chia Chen which the Philadelphia Orchestra rehearsed in its recent visit to Shenzhen China will be performed in New York at 7 p.m. Monday opening day of the U.N. General Assembly in a 17-minute version with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Philadelphia Singers Chorale. Find a live video stream at webtv.un.org. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts; pianist Lang Lang hosts. - David Patrick Stearns >> read more or comment




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 • So Long and Thanks for All the Fish
    So Long and Thanks for All the Fish Just days before Live 8 in late June of 2005 the inimitable John Carroll Phillyist's first editor let the world know that Phillyist was live and online. Now five years six months three days and nearly 13000 posts later it is my official duty to provide one last post for Phillyist. [ more › ]






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 • Thanks for Four Years of Awesome
    Thanks for Four Years of Awesome It was a (presumably) cold November day in 2006 when I made my humble debut on Phillyist with a post called Elevating My Frustration. It was about elevator etiquette. I've come a long way since then. I featured interesting Twitter users and hope some of them will follow us into the future at @keypulp. I wrote not one but two posts on the mysterious Toynbee tiles. The local sleuths who spent years investigating them were the subject of a Sundance-winning documentary called Ressurect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles. [ more › ]






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 • Photoist
    Photoist Snowventure along the Wissahickon Photographed by: Julia Rowe Wissahickon Creek [ more › ]






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 • Blogged Around Philly: Farewell Edition
    Blogged Around Philly: Farewell Edition Who needs an RSS feed when you have us? The best from this week in the 215 blogosphere... [ more › ]






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 • Photoist
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 • Good Advice From a Bad Person
    In which our Bad Person *tear* says goodbye. [ more › ]






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 • A Little Friendly Advice For Our South Philly Neighbors
    A Little Friendly Advice For Our South Philly Neighbors As we make our way to work in the aftermath of yet another winter storm with no running buses many of us will be digging out cars and braving the treacherous streets of Philadelphia. Later upon returning home from work far too many people will be faced with the reality that some a-hole stole their perfectly sculpted parking space during the day forcing them to park presumably near the Sports Complex. [ more › ]






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 • ArtIST: Mami Kato
    ArtIST: Mami Kato As this is Phillyist's last ArtIST post we're pleased to be ending the series with artist Mami Kato. A Japanese citizen Kato was born and raised in Japan before coming to Philadelphia to attend the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts) on a transfer program. After moving back to Japan for a spell she relocated to Philadelphia permanently eighteen years ago. For more insight into the career of this artIST keep reading. [ more › ]






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 • This Week In Philadelphia Theatre
    This Week In Philadelphia Theatre Love Lessons From Abu Ghraid a one woman show that opens at Interact this week looks pretty compelling. [ more › ]






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 • Photoist
    Photoist Capogiro Photographed by: cheshire smile eats (and drinks) Center City [ more › ]






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 • The 2011 State of the Union
    The 2011 State of the Union Under normal circumstances we here at Phillyist post a video each day that in some way pertains to Philadelphia or its surrounding area. Since all that's really going on today is snow snow freezing rain and more snow we're going to go national instead and share last night's State of the Union address in its entirety in case you missed it or wish to argue with your computer monitor a little more. Whether you're Democrat Republican Independent or a Teabagger take a look. Even if you don't agree with what's being said it's important for you to have an understanding of the political atmosphere in this country right now if only so that you can go complain to Twitter about it later. [ more › ]






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 • Introducing ... KeyPulp!
    Introducing ... KeyPulp! As we teased on Twitter yesterday and revealed to Technically Philly this morning January 31 is not the last you'll be seeing of the Phillyist editors and staff. True Phillyist won't be updated after 5:00 p.m. next Monday but as that song we got stuck in your heads last week goes: "every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." [ more › ]






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 • Phillyist Reads... Eleanor Brown at Chester County Book & Music Company
    Phillyist Reads... Eleanor Brown at Chester County Book & Music Company Shakespeare fiends this one's for you! [ more › ]






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 • En Garde!
    En Garde! This past Saturday Penn hosted the Philadelphia Invitational a season-opening men's and women's fencing event that saw fencing squads from schools such as Duke and UNC don their plastrons and knickers and do sabered battle in University City. Penn's men's team ranked seventh nationally was totally dominant. They went a perfect 6–0 on the day only coming close to defeat against Duke. Here's a quick video recap with an interview with Penn junior Vidur Kapur. Errol Flynn ain't got shit on these bucklers of swash. [ more › ]






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 • Yo Philly In the News
    Yo Philly In the News Local student gets to sit next to Michelle Obama local community group wins a grant from the Dept. of Education and more in this morning's news! [ more › ]






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 • Phillyist Playlist: Evan Dando and Juliana Hatfield at World Cafe Live
    Phillyist Playlist: Evan Dando and Juliana Hatfield at World Cafe Live What better cure for the Monday blues than a little alt-rock fantasy soap opera of sorts at the World Cafe Live? Tonight we have Evan Dando [MySpace] and Juliana Hatfield [MySpace] two former poster children of the grunge movement with a lot of history together. Both from Boston Hatfield and Dando have gone through various iterations of living together rumored knocking boots (Hatfield says she belongs to "a distinguished though probably small group of girls who can claim the distinction of having said no to going all the way with Evan Dando ... I lost my virginity to Spike Jonze") breaking hearts and making music over the last twenty-five years. They recently reunited for two shows in New York City which then inspired a small fall tour through the East Coast that continues into University City tonight. [ more › ]






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 • Photoist
    Photoist Icing Photographed by: Jana Shea Philadelphia [ more › ]






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 • Philly Loves Beer: Last Call
    Philly Loves Beer: Last Call As the saying goes all good things must come to an end and this is unfortunately one of those times. While Phillyist has another week this will be the last Philly Loves Beer as I will be in the land of Abita and too much High Life when that happens. So this will be goodbye and as I am horrible at these kind of things I will leave you with other places you can turn to when you need beer info brewing drinking or otherwise. [ more › ]






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 • Frugal Fun Alert: Jan. 24 – 27 2011
    Frugal Fun Alert: Jan. 24 – 27 2011 Fun around town for $10 or less: [ more › ]






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Current Exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art:


 • Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love
    April 27 2014 - December 7 2014: This retrospective presents the joyful and colorful fashions of African American designer Patrick Kelly who took Paris by storm in the 1980s. Inspired by his Mississippi roots the nightclubs of New York and Paris Josephine Baker and celebrated couturiers Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli Kelly infused his bold designs with a sly sense of humor subverting not only fashion but also racial stereotypes.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/799.htmlApril 27 2014 >> read more or comment


 • The Main Dish
    July 1 2014 - September 28 2014: One of the most common assumptions about the kitchen is that it is a woman’s space. With this in mind The Main Dish looks at how modern and contemporary kitchenware reflects attributes of the model homemaker.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/810.htmlJuly 1 2014 >> read more or comment


 • In Dialogue: Wolfgang Tillmans
    July 1 2014 - October 26 2014: In 2013 the Museum acquired Nachtstilleben (Night Still Life) by Wolfgang Tillmans one of the most influential photographers working today. This exhibition places works by artists including Andy Warhol Thomas Demand and Gerhard Richter in dialogue with Night Still Life and seven additional photographs by Tillmans.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/808.htmlJuly 1 2014 >> read more or comment


 • Full Circle: Works on Paper by Richard Pousette-Dart
    September 13 2014 - November 30 2014: Full Circle surveys the long and extremely prolific career of one of the twentieth century’s most creative draftsmen Richard Pousette-Dart (American 1916–1992). Focused on his works on paper the exhibition explores his remarkably varied use of materials and techniques which often involved layering and scraping scribbling and dripping dotting and blotting. Over the course of nearly seventy years his imagery evolved through various approaches in an attempt “to express the spiritual nature of the universe.”http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/811.htmlSeptember 13 2014 >> read more or comment


 • Gerlan Jeans Loves Patrick Kelly
    April 27 2014 - December 7 2014: The legacy of the late African American fashion designer Patrick Kelly (c. 1954–1990) endures in the whimsical street-wear brand Gerlan Jeans. Launched in 2009 by New York–based designer and graphic artist Gerlan Marcel (born 1976) Gerlan Jeans reinterprets Kelly’s signature bows buttons and other bold embellishments to create clothes for men and women “who have a sense of fearlessness in the way they dress.”http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/801.htmlApril 27 2014 >> read more or comment




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