Phil Martelli was let go as the men’s basketball coach at Saint Joseph’s University today, a move that has induced a lot of feelings that I would normally post on social media. His departure is a difficult thing to limit to 240 characters.
February 2019 was a busy month. Not only did I catch an amazing show from Steve Gunn, but I threw myself into an Oscar frenzy that ended in major disappointments. As always, there are a few things that I didn’t get the chance to blog about. Here are some leftovers from a crazy month:
I am fortunate to live in a city that is a regular tour stop for a host of bands. I am even luckier to be in an area that has a tremendous homegrown music scene. One truly special Philadelphia-bred musician, Steve Gunn, played a show at Union Transfer on Saturday night.
Whether it is The Rolling Stones at Lincoln Financial Field or The Hives at Franklin Music Hall, there are a lot of great bands playing in Philadelphia in 2019. Here are some of the best Philly indie and rock concerts to look forward to this year:
The War On Drugs wrapped 2018 in comfort and style last Friday. The band closed out their year and tour with a 15-song hometown show at the Tower Theater and a little champagne. Just one album removed from their breakout Lost In The Dream, The War on Drugs launched the tour for A Deeper Understanding... Continue Reading →
It has been an uncharacteristic three weeks since my last blog post. December 2018 has been a month of distractions, both welcome and unwelcome. To make up for lost time here are 10 thoughts on the month of December:
The City of Brotherly Love has a great arts scene. After Labor Day there is a run of things to do in Philadelphia that explore the city’s creative side. There is something fun scheduled during every week in September and October this year.
One of my favorite movie quotes is from the workplace comedy Office Space. Peter says “Michael. I did nothing. I did absolutely nothing and it was everything I thought it could be.” I just returned from my vacation in Sea Isle, NJ. It may not have been the most active week. It was everything that... Continue Reading →
Phoenixville’s Colonial Theatre hosted its annual Blobfest this weekend. The three-day event celebrated The Blob, a 1958 science-fiction movie that was created in the suburban Philadelphia area. The venerable movie house was a set in a handful of scenes in the flick, allowing fans to watch The Blob in the same theater that it was filmed.