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    Luxe 02:23


    by (9/15/08) 462 views

    Luxe Lounge 724 Arch St. Great vibe...beautiful decor...the spot to be for a dressy, funky club

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    Battle of the Briefs 07:01

    Battle of the Briefs

    by (9/15/08) 1,815 views host, Scoops is covering events and happenings in the Philadelphia gay and lesbian community. Stay tuned to 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..

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    Pansy Division 08:02

    Pansy Division

    by (9/12/08) 179 views

    PANSY DIVISION 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

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    Spamalot 03:59


    by (8/18/08) 333 views

    Monty Python Spamalot returns to Philadelphia at the Academy of is there for a preview and interview with Timothy Connell...

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