Defend Its Existence: Incubus

A 20-year-old who worked shitty construction gigs since high school moronically moved to a beach town to live on a sofa at a friend’s brother’s house. He didn’t seek work, but instead pawned instruments to buy beer and tacos. Going. Nowhere. Really. Fucking. Fast. Enter Incubus’s 1999 LP, Make Yourself.

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Posted Sep. 7, 2011 | Comments: 1

MUSIC > DEFEND ITS EXISTENCE

By Nicole Finkbiner

Defend Its Existence: NKOTBSB

In the mid ’80s, five ever-so-dreamy pubescent boys took the music industry by storm with their nonthreatening white-boy R&B-pop melodies, syncronized dance moves and high-top hair.

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Posted Jun. 1, 2011 | Comments: 0

Critic's Pick: Blood Feathers

Philadelphia’s own vintage rockers Blood Feathers began humbly, as a partnership between two good friends with guitars. Since 2010’s Philebrity Label-released Goodness Gracious, the band’s live set has been brimming with these unfamiliar, yet delightfully fresh cuts, and no doubt, they’ll continue testing the waters, prepping for the release of their third record.

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Posted May. 25, 2011 | Comments: 0

Defend Its Existence: Crash Test Dummies

No one has much patience for you when you’re not “winning.” For those huMMMing Canucks Crash Test Dummies, the brief ubiquity offered by their ’93 hit was soon greeted like Rick Springfield’s county fair appearances—with momentary incredulity and overwhelming indifference.

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Posted May. 11, 2011 | Comments: 0

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By Bill Chenevert

Over the past couple years, Philadelphia Black Gay Pride has experienced a renaissance of sorts. Celebrating 15 years strong with new, young leadership and ambitious partnering with a ton of different community friends, their 2014 Pride celebration is straight-up nuts. It’s so robust, we can’t even scratch the surface. (For real: Check out the thorough [...]