Stereotypewriter

Only Reason to Save Tastykake: Ol’ Dirty Bastard

Tastykake is in dire financial straits. But here’s the thing: Wu Tang Clan’s Ol’ Dirty Bastard immortalized Tastykake in his ice-cold stunner of a hit “Brooklyn Zoo.” Which means that shit needs to be saved.

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Which SXSW Brand Are You?

The thousands of bands playing SXSW each year are nearly always instantly forgotten. So instead of telling you about the fabulous sets I caught, I’m going to flex my long-atrophied 1990s self-righteous indie purest muscle and tell you about the most in-your-face brands that made a substantial impact. These are the companies your most in-the-know friends will be crowing about.

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Panic at Camp Bisco

The lineup at Bisco 9 is much better than the year prior, maybe its best ever. So let’s go. Wanna come with? I’ll supply the DMT.

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Roots Picnic This Weekend

Frankly, I was happy to see Run-D.M.C. cancel. Have you ever heard DMC speak? Why is his voice so high? Why does it crack like he’s going through puberty?

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Start a Band With PW Music Editor Brian McManus. Seriously.

Who can open for KISS when they come to town Aug. 6? We can! We have a long Memorial Weekend to get together and write two or three songs. Totally possible! We’ll make it a Philly project.

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Metaphor Master

R. Kelly wants to feel on your booty and have sex in the kitchen … over by the stove … on the counter … by the buttered rolls. He’s a genre figurehead: an R&B thug, the Pied Piper of R&B and the “R” in R&B who wants to love you like a real freak should while keeping it on the down-low.

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Philly DJ Day

What started as a picture morphed into the first annual Philadelphia DJ Day, a celebration of the legacy of the Philadelphia DJ seeking to bring hometown spinners of all nationalities, ethnicities and ages to represent every genre of music, and come together as a unified whole.

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Danny DeVito Rocks

Danny DeVito’s recent drunky TV romps are such a rockin’ revelation. Here’s a guy, on national TV, unabashedly inebriated, talking shit about our president. Then there he is again, wondering aloud what local newscaster Jennaphr Frederick’s vagina might look like with a kid hanging out of it. Punk. Fucking. Rock.

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‘Sulimay’s‘ Goes 3D

It would be both naive and foolish of me to take any credit whatsoever for the success of everyone’s favorite geriatric review crew over at Breakfast at Sulimay’s, the web series that’s become a global phenom.

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A Mixtape For Michael Vick

After news of Mike Vick’s signing to the Eagles hit like an atom bomb last Thursday, I—like Ghandi with headphones—started 
combing through my iTunes to make a mixtape for him and for the city, to begin the healing.

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