Don't Drink the Kool-Aid

To: Kate Kilpatrick, A&E editor, Philadelphia Weekly From: Tommy Up Hi Kate. I did see that you needed this yesterday ... but I was extremely drunk at this place Walnut Room on Wednesday night danci...

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Don't Drink the Kool-Aid

My name's Tommy Up. I'm writing a new column in which I'll be looking at the social side of life in the city. Some sort of introduction is probably in order for those who don't know me. Allow me to ex...

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Posted Feb. 24, 2009 | Comments: 0

Don't Drink the Kool-Aid

Every week as I write this column I like to relax in my French double-ended clawfoot tub for a soothing bubble bath, a 16-ounce glass of Johnnie Walker Blue Label and a scrumptious Cobb salad to set t...

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Posted Feb. 24, 2009 | Comments: 0

Don't Drink the Kool-Aid

Rumsfeld. Santorum. K-Fed. These are the biggest villains of our time. Evil personified. Archetypes of our national nightmare. Handpicked by the big bossmen to hold the people down. Is it wrong to pi...

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On the Record: Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, SOHN, Woods, Ingrid Michaelson, The Afghan Whigs, and Jessica Lea Mayfield
By Bill Chenevert

Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks Enter The Slasher House (Domino) Sounds Like: Pretty much what you’d expect from the Animal Collective alum (maybe a little less pretentious); yes, there’s ominous darkness but the pretty pop synths and beats keep it cute. Free Association: For the Williamsburg Halloween party that isn’t really about Halloween. For Fans Of: Panda Bear/Stereolab + Ariel Pink, [...]

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It’s Hannah Montana against the “Half-Breed” goddess. Have a nice, clean fight, ladies: It’s been a solid five months since PW last pitted some divas at each other’s throats. It doesn’t take much: dropping a record or sharing separate city stages on the same night or in the same week, maybe dropping a single that jockeys [...]

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Why are Budweiser and Made In America being so weird about tickets?
By Bill Chenevert

It was a solid two or three months ago when an “Event invitation” to a seemingly-legit Budweiser Made in America weekend arrived on folks’ Faceplaces. Two events: one for each day, just like last year. It seemed like spam — no details of bands, no announcements had been made, etc. Then, Philly.com recently reported that the 3rd [...]