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This Sunday: Making Time Pool Party w/ !!!


This Sunday, Sept. 6th will be the last installment of this summer’s Making Time Pool Parties with !!! (Chk Chk Chk) as well as resident djs Dave P and Mike Z etc. However, it will not be held at the ‘flying W’ pool out in Jersey, but will be at Bamboo Bar on Delaware Ave over by The Barbary. !!! is a great party band. Should be a good time with plenty of bad hipster dancing. Bamboo Bar actually has their own pool, but if that gets too crowded, I recommend jumping into the Delaware. The flyer’s after the break. $10 cover.

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Myth Takes LP

Must Be The Moon

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Take Ecstasy With Me 12″

Take Ecstasy With Me

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Louden Up Now LP

Hello? Is This Thing On?

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!!! LP

Feel Good Hit Of The Fall

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Free Energy


Seriously, these guys are going to take the world by storm mad soon. The Philly boys of Free Energy are about to bump us up a notch on the ‘cities with cool shit going on’ list. Stereogum just premiered their first video for the song Free Energy off the upcoming DFA release Stuck on Nothing. And the video is one of those fun summery small time band throwing a party in their fishtown(?) basement types. It makes me want to grab a 40, sit on my stoop, call some friends and take another drunken late night dip in the delaware. Gross, you may say. So do we. But crazy fun none the less.

And from the looks of their tour schedule on Myspace, I’m predicting a Free Energy Making Time on 9/11. I mean, why else would they be playing Pure?

Gonna drop their track Dream City on you for the third time this summer also. These guys hit us where it counts. For reals.

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Stuck on Nothing LP

Dream City

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Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do!


These two unassuming dudes pretty much do whatever they want. And that’s good for us, because it’s usually fun as shit. Diplo and Switch‘s new album as Major Lazer came out this week and it’s insane. But in a good way. And tomorrow night will hopefully be equally as insane as they’re set to perform in their hometown here in Philly. It’s a FREE(!!!) show at the Electric Factory with A-Trak. If you haven’t already signed up for your ticket, DO IT NOW!!! RIGHT HERE.

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Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do!

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Pod De Floor’ ft. VYBZ Kartel

Mary Jane ft. Mr Evil & Mapei

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Major Lazer


Major Lazer is the new futuristic dancehall mayhem coming from the minds of Diplo and Switch. Their album Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do drops next week from Mad Decent. Personally, I’m very excited about all this. Right now you can stream the entire album from their myspace page and it is hot. Initially, I was bummed to see that their Philly show was going to be at the Electric Factory, but then I realized IT’S FREE!!! Sponsored by Bacardi, all you have to do is fill out a quick form online and they email you your ticket for Friday, June 19th. If you’re in the Philly area, don’t sleep on this one. It’s gonna be the jump off.

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Hold the Line 12″

Hold The Line (DJ Edit) ft. Mr. Lex & Santigold


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Love is All


These Swedish scenesters are dropping their post-punk + sax sounds on Philly tonight at KFN. I’ve been interested in seeing Love is All live for some time now so the fact that they’ll be at a bar four blocks from my house is maybe fate. And who doesn’t love a band with a cute yelping female singer. Should be a good time.

Love is All

Nine Times That Same Song LP

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Busy Doing Nothing

Felt Tip

Love is All

A Hundred Things Keep Me Up At Night LP

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Big Bangs, Black Holes, Meteorites

A More Uncertain Future

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They’re Better Live


I’m making this list of shows I want to see in the coming months. I’m sure I’ll only make like half of them, but I can dream. If anyone else wants to join in the orgy that is live music in the spring/summer, holla at me. I’m always down.

Shows and music below the link…

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Torture Memos Monthly


So I’m still new here in Philly and am quite loyal to the New York Times. I don’t pick it up with the regularity that I did while living in NY, but I still buy a physical copy when I can, and their website is my home page. It pays to be an informed citizen.

But seeing as I’m now a Philadelphian, I’ve been weighing what paper to start picking up so I know what’s going on in this city.

Seems like the Philadelphia Inquirer is trying to make my choice easier. As of Sunday, the Inquirer has enlisted a new monthly columnist, John Yoo. You may have heard that name before. Yoo is none other than the top Bush administration lawyer that authored the famous “torture memos” that paved the way for that administration to torture detainees at Guantanamo and elsewhere.

Unless his new column is called “Torture Memos”, I don’t think anything he writes at this point is worth the paper it’s written on, let alone the time it takes to read it.

I’m not really one for pushing causes or personal beliefs on anyone, but this just seems like a no brainer, and a ridiculously bad move for the Inquirer. So for myself, I’ll be staying as far away from that paper as I can, and I encourage everyone else to make their own informed decision.

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Will Bunch of the Daily News is also all over this. Worth a read.

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