724 Arch St.
Great vibe...beautiful decor...the spot to be for a dressy, funky club
streettalkin**** host, Scoops is covering events and happenings in the Philadelphia gay and lesbian community. Stay tuned to streettalkin**** for up to date video reporting... Battle of the Briefs
In case you couldn't get to Pure for the Battle of the Briefs...Scoops is there with all the boys...Fashion Week in Philadelphia...designer briefs..
Welcome to the Betsy Ross House … home of America’s most famous flagmaker! There’s so much to see and do here. Tour the House, meet Betsy, in person, check out our changing exhibits and catch some of our free performances.
streettalkin**** gives you an insider look at the Betsy Ross House..****e see where this amazing woman created the first American Flag
Pansy Division began in 1991 in San Francisco, started by guitarist/singer Jon Ginoli. He was soon joined by bassist/vocalist Chris Freeman, with the intent of forming a gay rock band.
Raised on a diet of 60s pop and 70s punk, their sound was suitably crunchy and catchy as hell. They wrote in-your-face lyrics, but did it with a sense of humor. Not only did their music and stance defy stereotypic norms of rock musicians being openly gay, they also broke gay cultural stereotypes that rock wouldn't interest gay people. Says Chris Freeman, "there was a lot of gay culture we couldn't relate to, so we tried to invent a place for ourselves in it, an alternative for other queer misfits."
Having had the experience of being ostracized by other musicians for being gay and by other gays for being into rock, we tried to turn our alienation into something positive, says Ginoli. Instead of being depressed about it, we tried to make music that would make usand our audiencehappy. We could laugh about it, so we put that joy into the music.
Beginning in 1993, they put out an album a year for six years on Lookout Records. Their music caught the attention of former Lookout band Green Day, who took Pansy Division on tour for a couple of months in 1994 at the height of the mania surrounding their breakthrough album Dookie. Says Ginoli, When we started our band we thought wed be playing our music to people in their 20s & 30s who were gay or gay-friendly. Suddenly we faced thousands of high school kids each night, an amazing opportunity we never expected to have. The response was decidedly mixed, but their popularity soared. Pansy Division toured and recorded almost non-stop for five years. Along the way they recruited a permanent drummer (Luis Illades) and a lead guitarist (most recently Joel Reader), making them the quartet they are today. 1998's Absurd Pop Song Romance was a departure from their earlier work, a more serious album both lyrically and sonically. Their 7th and most recent studio album TOTAL ENTERTAINMENT! (for a new label, Alternative Tentacles) found a happy medium between the broad humor of the early records and the more (dare we say it?) mature approach of the previous album.
In January 2006, they released a 30-song career overview entitled The Essential Pansy Division, which included a DVD of videos and concert footage. Pansy Division have been in the studio during the last year working on their next album, and a release is planned for early 2009. A documentary film about the band has just been completed and will be playing film festivals throughout 2008. Also, Jons book, a memoir of Pansy Division stories and experiences, will be released in spring 2009.
Chris Freeman: Bass & Vocals
Jon Ginoli: Rhythm Guitar & Vocals
Luis Illades: Drums
Joel Reader: Lead Guitar & Vocals
streettalkin**** host Karama is out on the lots pre-game with the Eagle tailgaters...great start to the new season Eagles 38 Rams 3! Go Eagles
Philadelphia Eagle fans are all about tailgatin...streettalkin**** is out on the lots checkin out the parties...who has the best tailgate in philly...we want to know
Ellen got married in LA...should PA allow Gay Marriages?
Monty Python Spamalot returns to Philadelphia at the Academy of Music...streettalkin**** is there for a preview and interview with Timothy Connell...
streettalkin**** checks out wet 'n wild wednesdays at Glam in Philadelphia. DJ Joe Broscoe is spinning great music...are you wet or wild?
streettalkin**** visits Sister Nightclub in Philadelphia...check out our site for great nightclubs in philadelphia
Vango is a hot nightclub in Philadelphia. streettalkin**** and Scoops are out on the town takin you to the best nightclubs in Philly
streettalkin**** is out on the streets of Philly..who is your American Hero...
delicious recipe directly from Franklin Fountain, philadelphia
Good Dog Bar & Restaurant was named the best burger in Philly for two years running. streettalkin**** host, Julianna Zinkel, checks in with Heather Gleason- Garry, owner of Good Dog. Executive Chef Jessica O'Donnell shares her mac 'n cheese recipe with us.
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It’s Hot in Philly – June 11, 2008
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