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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:


 • Art fashion and rock join forces in local shows
    Wearing a half-moon mask Jacob Brunner sits on the floor and layers loop upon loop of dissonant sound on a Yamaha keyboard adding to the ruckus with drumstick and shaker. >> read more or comment


 • Pat Martino headlines Jazz Bridge benefit at New Leaf
    Pat Martino eminent jazz guitarist was at the height of a successful career in 1980 when he suffered a near-fatal aneurysm. In its wake came amnesia that left him unable to play the guitar. With the support of his family he struggled with the aftermath. That struggle is one of many reasons Martino has such a strong connection with the local nonprofit Jazz Bridge. >> read more or comment


 • Small rooms big time
    Modern cabaret artistes Joey Arias and Sherry Vine sat in their Ramada Inn suite in New Hope between sets at the hotel's recently opened RRazz Room and talked about how much they love RRazz as a venue for their updated old-school cabaret. >> read more or comment


 • Wiz Khalifa's ‘Under the Influence of Music’ tour coming to Camden and Scranton
    A hip-hop heavy lineup has just been announced for this year’s “Under the Influence of Music” summer tour. >> read more or comment


 • Beyonce featured on producer's surprise charity single
    Producer/singer Boots has recruited his pal Beyonce to sing on a new charity single which unexpectedly went on sale on Tuesday. >> read more or comment


 • Katy Perry: the world's worst birthday entertainers
    Katy Perry’s teaser for her new music video ‘Birthday’ is generating a lot of buzz. That’s because the ‘I Kissed a Girl’ singer is nowhere to be found in the clip. Instead she plays a slew of characters from a Jewish male bar mitzvah host to a lush party clown. >> read more or comment


 • Jay Z masters at center of alleged extortion plot
    A music producer who used to work with Jay Z is under investigation by police in New York and Los Angeles over an alleged extortion plot regarding a number of the rapper's master recordings. >> read more or comment


 • Eminem Outkast to headline Austin City Limits
    NEW YORK (AP) - Eminem and Outkast are headlining another music festival. >> read more or comment


 • A look at pop-star ladies coming to Philly
    Cher and Cyndi perform next week followed by Gaga then Miley's make-up date in August. >> read more or comment


 • The Hooters' Uosikkinen celebrates Philly with some friends
    The premise is simple: David Uosikkinen leads his bandmates in the Hooters along with a coterie of this city's finest rock-and-soul players through a project of his own devising a catalog of his favorite Philadelphia-rooted songs. >> 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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 • Photoist
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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:


 • Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty 1392-1910
    March 2 2014 - May 26 2014: Treasures from Korea celebrates the artistic achievements of the Joseon dynasty a line of monarchs that ruled for more than five hundred years and left a substantial legacy for modern Korea. A variety of objects—including painted screens scrolls calligraphy furnishings costumes accessories and ritual wares—explore the roles of king and court the distinct spheres of men and women in society and religious beliefs. This is the first full-scale American exhibition to be devoted to art of the Joseon dynasty.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/795.htmlMarch 2 2014 >> read more or comment


 • Vermeer’s Young Woman Seated at a Virginal
    October 26 2013 - September 30 2014: Vermeer painted less than forty pictures during his career and this one Young Woman Seated at a Virginal is believed to be one of his last. It is also the only remaining canvas by this great Dutch master to be in private hands. The Museum is immensely grateful to the Leiden Collection for the exceedingly rare opportunity to display this work; indeed it has been almost ten years since a painting by Vermeer has been on view in Philadelphia.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/798.htmlOctober 26 2013 >> read more or comment


 • Michael Snow: Photo-Centric
    February 1 2014 - April 27 2014: Conceived in close collaboration with Michael Snow—one of the most important experimental filmmakers of his generation—this exhibition is a focused survey of the Canadian artist’s photography-based work which has not been the subject of a solo museum exhibition in the United States since the 1970s. Throughout a career that has also included painting sculpture installations and music Snow (born 1928) has employed photography in unique and innovative ways. This exhibition presents the best examples of his use of the medium from 1962 to 2003.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/800.htmlFebruary 1 2014 >> read more or comment


 • Live Cinema/Fiona Tan: Inventory
    December 14 2013 - May 11 2014: Fiona Tan: Inventory is a multiprojection installation inviting viewers to consider museum collections as well as the human compulsion to capture the transience of time and lived experience. Filmed at the Sir John Soane Museum in London over a period of four days in September 2012 Inventory presents intimate details of the British architect’s (1753–1837) personal antiquities collection housed in one of the most unique private residences to become a public museum.http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/796.htmlDecember 14 2013 >> read more or comment




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