|photo by Nick Valinote
|Danny Masterson aka DJ Mom Jeans aka Steven Hyde
Did you know that Dave Pianka
scored like 3,600+ peeps at his LCD Soundsystem
jawn for Making Time
's Summer of Radness
finale at the Philly naval base? He did. "Pretty amaazinng" he says. Do you know he plans to top that show and its accomplishment before 2010's end? Look for the Daft Punk Tron
premiere or a Kraftwerk
reunion or a Yellow Magic Orchestra
reunion or Sparks
doing the entirety of Kimono My House.
On Oct. 2 Clean Equations
will release its People/Variables debut CD at Johnny Brenda's. That's great. I applaud their snappy sloppy art rawk efforts. I can't say I know the Equations' crowd. But I can say that opening for them is the messy funky The Great Vibration
and Conversations With Enemies
both whose crowds I do know. Many people will be very drunk by the time Clean Equations hit the stage. Play louder.
Speaking of speaking up, Whisper
is supposed to be the new name of what was once Denim
on Walnut. You'll have to yell, because no one's going to care unless you scream.
The Philadelphia Theatre Company
is in a search for a new managing director. The old one, Diane Claussen
, didn't just disappear she resigned before the start of PTC's 35th season (Oct. 6 PTC@Play) to head back to Chicago and managing direct at Northwestern University
's Theatre and Interpretation Center
. Interpret this, Diane: Bummer.
|photo by Scott Weiner
|Vince Neil, author
I know comedian Eric "Doogie" Horner
is from Fishtown but does he live on Ninth Street too? I ask because right after posters went up for the America's Got Talent
graphic designer' show at Connie's Ric Rac
on Oct. 1, I saw a guy who looked just like him gesticulating wildly in one of the apartments above the Geno's
complex. ... Positano Coast
and the Ritz 5
got a visit from Conviction
star Sam Rockwell
, director Tony Goldwyn
and Betty Anne Waters
(whom the film is about) on Tuesday. Yay. The Office
's Amy Ryan
caught Jack Goes Boating
at the Ritz Bourse
last week. Double yay. Anthony Anderson
may have been singing on the second floor of Yakitori Boy
in Chinatown. No idea why he was in town other than that he likes traditional karaoke. Motley Crue
's Vince Neil
was spotted with lots of tats and no drinks when he signed copies of his auto-biog Tattoos and Tequila
in Ridgewood, NJ, then at Borders
on Broad Street in Philly. Shoot me already. I luuuv "Dr Feelgood." It was my stripper anthem. Speaking of stripper DJs, Danny Masterson
aka DJ Mom Jeans
(why not use yer own name, Dan?) spun at Dusk
Saturday night, drinking Ultimat vodka and shots of Patron. Damn skippy. Right before Masterson spun The Strokes
showed up unannounced to hang with him. Like Fez used to. Sweet. Danny and the Strokes dined at Mia
before his set at Dusk.
I wrote about it. I saw it. Now it's Bryn Mawr College
's time to play Chicken
. The school's Performing Arts Series hosts a performance of Charlotte Ford
's Live Arts thing Chicken
at the Hepburn Theater in historic Goodhart Hall Oct. 1 and 2. Ford went to school there and they want their frigging Stella Adler books back.
owner Avram Hornic
bought one of the several Phanatic statues that went up for auction last week.
a fave of Bellevue eateries where Bliss now stands isn't making a comeback. Owner Jane Guo
is. She's opening Jane G's
on 19th and Chestnut in 2011. Guo also holds several Noodle Panda
palaces throughout the state. Cool.
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