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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Posted Feb. 24, 2009 | Comments: 0

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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Let’s talk about the throwbacks coming to town
By Bill Chenevert

When I was a teenager, I absolutely LOVED “Possum Kingdom.” Does it not rule? It feels kind of like a golden age of rock ‘n roll in hindsight: I was really into Live and Weezer and Green Day, too. It’s on the album Rubberneck from 1994 – yup, 20 years ago. To celebrate and honor [...]

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A few Record Store Day highlights: A.K.A. Music, Creep Records, and Liquid Vinyl Underground
By Bill Chenevert

As you’re probably aware, Record Store Day brings out all kinds of special releases, deals and bands to our great city’s multitude of brick-and-mortar storefronts. There’s a totally dope Record Store Day directory on their bangin’ site, but we thought we’d tweeze out some highlights for you so you don’t have to. For instance, Old [...]

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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, [...]