Review: Brigsby Bear

-Brenda Hillegas We’ve all had a friend like Brigsby Bear, whether you want to admit it or not. You know you talked to your stuffed animals. You gave them depth, a background story. As a child, you looked up to a fictional character and you probably had conversations with that character in your head or imagined what it would be like to spend a day … Continue reading Review: Brigsby Bear

Todd Rundgren Towers in Upper Darby

by Mark Casasanto There was a homecoming of sorts last night just outside the Philadelphia city limits. Like so many times before, in what is now an almost fifty year career, Todd Rundgren returned, literally, to his home town of Upper Darby and the venerable Tower Theater. Sitting at the intersection of 69th and Market Streets, the legendary Tower was once a staple in the … Continue reading Todd Rundgren Towers in Upper Darby

The Fairmount at Brewerytown Rooftop Party

by Moriah Kelley Cities are a place of constant change. Philadelphia is no different and Brewerytown seems to be the next transforming neighborhood. Brewerytown’s name comes from the numerous breweries that were located along the Schuylkill during the late 19th century and early 20th century. The neighborhood falls approximately between the Schuylkill River’s eastern bank and 25th Street, bounded by Cecil B. Moore Avenue to … Continue reading The Fairmount at Brewerytown Rooftop Party

Wicked Lands in Philadelphia Now Until August 27th

-Marialena Rago (photo by Joan Marcus) In every theater fan’s heart there is a place for Wicked. Whether you love it or loathe it, the story before Dorthy dropped into Oz is as entertaining as the story after. For this theater fan it has been about 12 years since my last trip to the Emerald City and this journey brought new discoveries and brought back … Continue reading Wicked Lands in Philadelphia Now Until August 27th

A Golden Homecoming

Bandstand Legends Rock the Event Center at SugarHouse Casino by Mark Casasanto Local boys- or should I say the neighborhood guys- returned to a hometown sell-out crowd last night on the banks of the Delaware River at Philadelphia’s newest live performance venue. Around here, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell and Fabian are more than just household names. Their past hit making hysteria harkens back to simpler times where … Continue reading A Golden Homecoming

10th Anniversary of Mad Decent Block Party Philly

by Bryan Culver On the evening of July 7th Philadelphia’s Festival Pier hosted Mad Decent Block Party, a one-night electronic dance music extravaganza curated by globe-trotting producer Diplo, along with a small lineup of Philly-via-LA label affiliates.  It was a bombastic flurry of ground-shaking bass drops, adrenaline-pumping climaxes, and psyched-out visual projections. Heady vibes all around, man. For the uninitiated, the electronic dance music genre, commonly called EDM, … Continue reading 10th Anniversary of Mad Decent Block Party Philly

Science and Karaoke at Nerd Nite Philly

by Geno Thackara The first Wednesday of each month is a celebration of geekery at Frankford Hall. The wood-and-brick Fishtown bar is an inviting place already with an open-air courtyard and chances to attempt drunken ping-pong or Jenga. When Nerd Nite comes, though, the indoor section is reserved for attendees who appreciate brains as much as beer. Hey, everyone knows nerdy is the new sexy. The occasion … Continue reading Science and Karaoke at Nerd Nite Philly

Chill Moody’s nicethings IPA

by Moriah Kelley Dock St. Brewery and Cannery Lounge dropped hip-hop artist Chill Moody’s nicethings IPA beer last night. In 2016, a test run of the draft version sold out quickly and it was clear that he had a hit on his hands. Last night’s launch party was one I’m glad I did not miss! Chill Moody is best known for his music career, but … Continue reading Chill Moody’s nicethings IPA

SugarHouse Casino Debuts New Fishtown Hops Beer Garden

by Matt Kelchner What better way to celebrate the summer solstice than by opening a brand new beer garden? SugarHouse Casino unveiled their new outdoor dining and drinking destination Wednesday evening with a small preview party before it officially opens today. Located directly along the riverwalk and behind the casino itself, Fishtown Hops offers some of the best waterfront views in the city. Pair that … Continue reading SugarHouse Casino Debuts New Fishtown Hops Beer Garden

Sigur Ros at the Mann Center, 6/16

by Matt Kelchner Touting a new, slimmer lineup of just three members, Icelandic post-rock masters Sigur Ros proved this past Friday night that they can be every bit as awe-inspiring as they were with 5+ ensembles. As threatening storms held off, the skies made way for a perfect summer evening at the Mann Center. You couldn’t have asked for a better setting to take in … Continue reading Sigur Ros at the Mann Center, 6/16