Philly Finds Vol 19

Philly Finds Vol 19

Helloooo lovahs. I wanted to squeeze in a quick n' snappy Philly Finds before the weekend hits. There are two features here - Jet Wine Bar and Spring Arts Beer Garden - whose websites you should visit before you go to be up-to-date with their safety procedures. Beaux Arts Vintage Treasures abound wait for you [...]

Not a bad one in the bunch – an interview with Bad Shapes

Not a bad one in the bunch – an interview with Bad Shapes

There are no bad shapes Formed in 2018, Bad Shapes is a Philadelphia-based DIY shoegaze/rock band, seeking always to create commonality between discomfort and discovery. The result is a cohesiveness found between heavily effected guitars that shimmer and surge over driving rhythmic foundations, modulated synths that bounce and bend, and found-audio samples carefully deployed both in [...]

Meet Your Friendly Neighborhood Struggle Rapper, Tawobi

Meet Your Friendly Neighborhood Struggle Rapper, Tawobi

Photo by shotbyram Meet Your Friendly Neighborhood Struggle Rapper, Tawobi Originally from Mt. Airy, rapper Tawobi has been working on F​.​A​.​T​.​E (theFishthatAteTheElephant) since 2015, when he first dropped out of school in New York City and moved back to Philly with his artist collective HBC (Highest Basement Collective). He released F.A.T.E. early on Bandcamp around [...]

Reads Sparking Joy

Reads Sparking Joy

Reads Sparking Joy laugh with me ppl Just popping by mid-week to offer a few reading suggestions, as a treat. The article I’m Clinging to Personal Writing More Than Ever Right Now by Harling Ross (also referenced in this post) has me nodding my head in unison. I'm finding comfort, solidarity and mucho entertainment in [...]

checking in

checking in

Art by Tyler Spangler Checking in The lyrics of Madonna's "Hung Up" plays in the background of my mind. "Time goes by, so slowly..." There are days when time flies by. Then are days that drag like a 3-hour college lecture. "How is it only 2 o'clock," I'll wonder. Some days are filled with grief, [...]

“Bonehead” by Philly band Bazmati Vice out now

“Bonehead” by Philly band Bazmati Vice out now

Bazmati Vice is a Philly band with a fluid lineup, active in the city since 2017 but formed back in 2013. Comprised of Chris Jackowski, John Kerber, Flower Lynx, Ari Michaels, and Eric Proctor, Bazmati Vice has performed for years in the Philadelphia area, including shows at The Ardmore Music Hall, Milkboy, Bourbon and Branch [...]