This isn’t really news. It’s more like hearsay. And really, it’s just wild speculation, but fuck it, if it actually comes to fruition, I wanna be the one to say I called it first.
According to Phoodie (which is a great blog you should all read) Swift Half Pub has closed it doors. This isn’t really relevant…what is important, however, is the fact that Bryan Dilworth (the booker for the Electric Factory) has taken out a lease on the space and is supposedly going to debut a new concept there. Will it be a a new bar? A restaurant?
God willing it’s a concert venue (/bar) and given the fact that it’s being operated by the E-factory’s booker, perhaps we’ll finally start seeing some bigger acts in the city playing in a place that’s not the Electric Factory. Or the TLA.
When/If this comes to fruition, just remember I dropped the science on you first.
Well it’s another dreary day in the illadelph. Winter is rolling through, so not only is the concert season coming to an end but we’re starting to really get shat on by that terrible Pennsylvania weather.
I don’t like waking up with the world all wet, especially not after a night of really effed dreams. I can’t help but feel like there’s a correlation.
Yes. I am that self-centered.
Whatever, I’m not gonna bore you with my egotism, unlike yesterday, where I just threw words at you, today, I’ve got some jams (and various other goodies.)
Fishtown residents voted 57 to 38 against the venue. Seems like they’re mostly afraid of what drunk concert goers will do to their properties after the show, which I have to say is a somewhat legitimate concern, but I fail to see how drunken college students and kids from the burbs going to shows will be any more dangerous than all the drunks that already roam Fishtown.
Check out those links to see a video of Grasso talking about his venue and the totally sweet floor plans. Grasso, apparently, isn’t giving up, and I hope this works out. Seriously, go check out those floor plans. This place would kick the ever-loving shit out of The Electric Factory.
Sometimes, just sometimes, I can put away my nearly crippling prejudices, even my misogyny (but never my racism) and give credit where credit is due. Today before class I was speaking to the titular shorty about how I spotted her across the crowd while at this weekend’s 3rd annual Mad Decent Block Party (and was far too obliterated to try and hold a conversation with her) and eventually our conversation veered towards the changing social atmosphere of Philadelphia which was when she made her insightful comment and she’s right: Philly is getting cool, but we’ve still got a long way to go before we’e awesome.