Here’s hoping he doesn’t turn out to be the Marion Barry of the NFL.
“[… This Fucking City ] is the end result of a years worth of people and musicians delivering,” it says on page three of the booklet, and it does seem like a massive undertaking. Not sure where it might be made available for purchase, but if anyone in the liner notes—Billy Barton, Rob Shit, Joe Vigil, anyone living in Goathouse or Nothinghouse—has the answer and is reading this, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll put the info up on our music blog.
Fans of irony will be happy to hear Hard Rock Cafe is playing host to live music this week as Philly’s own GrindCity (no space!) and others provide the soundtrack to tourists downing Hard Rock nachos or Tupelo chicken tenders. You’ll want to listen for GC’s Eagles tribute, “Go Green,” which didn’t make my mix because I thought it was a song espousing the virtues of sustainable energy. ■
Fri., Aug. 21, 10pm. Free. With GrindCity, New Liberty + Recent Hours. Hard Rock Cafe, 12th and Market sts. 215.238.1000. hardrock.com
The only way Vick can begin to make up for his heinous crimes is by dedicating a generous portion of his salary to animal welfare organizations here. After that, shut up and go win us a Super Bowl.
Pop star and Doylestown native P!nk has weighed in on the Michael Vick situation via Twitter:
[I know this is a music blog, but this whole Michael Vick thing is on my mind so I'm just gonna vent real quick. We'll get back to the music shortly.] I’m 39 years old. I’ve been a Philadelphia Eagles fan since I was eight or nine years old, drawn into it by the excitement of [...]
The Michael Vick signing has stirred outrage among animal-loving Eagles fans. But this city is already one of the worst in the nation for homeless animals. Will Philadelphians put their money where their mouse is?
PW's Music Issue 2014