Friday, October 4th, 2013
MADE Fest 2013 recently brought together a stellar group of DIY vendors specializing in food, art, crafts, kitsch, and more to Philly’s Rotunda venue for one of the raddest arts and crafts shows we’ve ever seen.
Explicitly not a flea market, with a mission statement that read, "A loosely juried DIY Fest focusing on giving an outlet to as many flavors of DIY as possible," this DIY event had more unique art, food, clothes, make-up, decorations, crafts, and DIY themes than we could cover in any reasonable write-up. From hand-made dolls, clothes, tiles, lights, blankets, scarves, vegan make-up, jewelry, and paintings, it was hard not ...
Thursday, April 26th, 2012
Hibernating bats in the northeastern United States are dying at an alarming pace due to the onset of White-nose Syndrome. Named for the white fungus evident on the muzzles and wings of the affected, this fungus thrives in cave temperatures. Apart from the physical ailments, afflicted bats awake early out of hibernation in an attempt to cleanse themselves of the fungus. This early awakening inadvertently leads to death from freezing temperatures as these animals attempt to find food to replenish their stored winter fats. White-nose Syndrome has already killed ...
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
Johnny Brenda's hosted a new-age, indie rock power pack Thursday August, 18th. War On Drugs played a record release show down on the good ole' corner of Frankfurt and Girard, bringing along both an up-and-coming Philly blues rock group, Tin Horses, and the critically acclaimed afrobeat band out of Brooklyn, NY, Caveman.
Since the five piece chamber rock ensemble's birth in January of 2010, Caveman has shared the stage with Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, White Rabbits, Cursive, Here We Go Magic, Wye Oak and Yuck in under a year. Consisting of Matthew Iwanusa (lead vocals, guitar, drums), Jimmy “Cobra” Carbonetti (guitar), Stefan Marolachakis (drums, vocals), Sam Hopkins (synthesizer, vocals) and Jeff Berrall (bass, vocals), Caveman takes their listeners on ...
Camp Bisco Ten began for me at 6:30am Thursday July 7th, 2011. I awoke to a gorgeous sunrise over Mariaville Lake, which found its normally peaceful road activity saturated with bumper to bumper hardcore electronic and jam music fans. I stepped out of the cramped backseat of a Volvo to stretch and was met with the familiar greetings of what most of us within this particular music scene would call "family." Somehow hearing "Good Morning" from 20 different strangers within a half hour of waking up will always make for a great day, which I would find out, foreshadowed an even more amazing weekend.
As cars piled through the ...
Thursday, April 7th, 2011
We know you're here for the pics, so I'll keep this brief.
Saturday, April 2, 2011, James and I zipped over to The Barbery, located at 951 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA to catch Nails, All Pigs Must Die, Wormrot (who got added to the bill last minute as the Philly Parking Authority jacked their van), New Lows, and Deathbeds.
I dig this spot. One of the few smaller venues in the city that does ...
Thursday, February 24th, 2011
Philly House Shows
Pt 1 - The Shore House
Show: Feb 15.2011 - Fatal, Population Zero, Common Alliance, Metal Jacket
All Photos by James Seibert
We gave you a teaser last week as we posted some fun cell-phone footage of an underground Philly House Show in South Philly at The Bordello with Washington DC-straightedge-powerhouse, Coke Bust. We explained then;
We are launching a new column entitled Philly House Shows! And it’s pretty simple. We’ll be covering a couple wild underground spots in Philly each month to showcase the area’s happening music scene, where thousands of deranged peeps pour into dozens of house ...