David Dingwall Goes Balls Out

David Dingwall will do whatever it takes to get his shot at stardom. Write a 300-page semi-autobiographical novel titled David. Record a Latin ballad “to reach the Spanish-speaking audience.” He’d even get naked, slide into leopard-skin ball-huggers, stuff his package (allegedly with a chemically sedated gerbil) and ride the pole.

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What’s on Your Fuck-It List?

“Imagine there is no recession,” we told local artists. “Imagine you have all the financial resources in the world, and no responsibilities to speak of. What would you do with yourself then?”

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Fall Movie Guide

After a season so odious that everybody from die-hard populist Roger Ebert to The New York Times’ A.O. Scott penned editorials about how the sky is falling because their ignorant readers supported dreck like Transformers 2 to the tune of $400 million, might we put this summer of discontent behind us and look forward to more promising autumnal offerings?

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Fall Art Guide

Hip art, explosive programming and lots of competitions populate Philadelphia’s art scene this season as galleries, alternative spaces and museums look solid in spite of the recession.

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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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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
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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, [...]