West Philly Bar Books Anti-Semitic Band a Week After Charlottesville

Nyogthaeblisz’s band logo, left, via Facebook. Millcreek Tavern, right, via Google Maps.

Millcreek Tavern, a West Philly bar that’s a regular venue for touring metal bands when it isn’t serving up karaoke and wings to pop-collared frat bros, is planning to host a controversial “black metal” group on Friday night known throughout that genre’s community for its unequivocally anti-Semitic lyrics and Satanic overtones.

Millcreek owner John Gillespie, a retired Philly cop, confirmed to Philly Mag that his bar booked a band — which turns out to be the Texas-based Nyogthaeblisz — late last night for an open Friday slot after it had been removed from a bill in in the D.C. area. Read more »

Chris Long Joins Malcolm Jenkins’s Anthem Protest

Photo by AP/Matt Rourke.

In all but one game last season, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins stood for the National Anthem with his right fist raised firmly in the air – a gesture symbolizing his displeasure with the continued mistreatment of minorities in this country. (The only game that Jenkins’ protest didn’t occur was the season opener on September 11th, which he said was out of respect for that date’s significance).

Newly signed defensive end Chris Long has been an ardent supporter of NFL anthem protests and in recent weeks established himself as a welcome voice speaking to the issues plaguing his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia. He echoed Seattle Seahawks pass-rusher Michael Bennett’s sentiment that the peaceful demonstrations would hold more weight if white players stepped up and joined in. Read more »

Cheapskates Outraged by the Franklin Institute

Photo courtesy of the Franklin Institute.

The Franklin Institute ran a little social media scavenger hunt promotion on Thursday morning with a prize that seemingly the entire city was clamoring to get its hands on: free solar eclipse viewers.

But after a shipment of the goods reportedly didn’t arrive on time, the Franklin ran out of viewers quickly and people were pissed. Feeling cheated, salty eclipse fans took to Instagram to let the museum know that they didn’t appreciate being given the runaround: Read more »

Wanted: Ocean City Seagull Murderer

Photo courtesy of the Ocean City Police Department.

Police in Ocean City are looking for a hot-tempered Shoregoer who they say intentionally killed a seagull on the beach with an umbrella on Monday afternoon.

The strange saga began just after 12 p.m. when officers responded to the 1200 block of the beach following reports that an unidentified man had just beaten a seagull to death. After locating the suspect, police were told by the man that he killed the “aggressive” bird to protect young children in the area. The officers took no action at this time and lifeguards removed the deceased seagull from the beach. Read more »

We Took a Look at Philly’s “Nuclear Incident” Plan

Recent diplomatic friction with North Korea has left a growing number of Americans feeling a sense of impending doom – a sentiment that was once the hallmark of the Cold War era but hasn’t been broached since. All of this talk of nuclear warheads, scud missiles and launch codes has paranoia on high alert as of late. Read more »

Eagles Chris Long, Malcolm Jenkins Speak Out on Charlottesville

Photo of Chris Long (left) by Kiel Leggere. Photo of Malcolm Jenkins by Jeff Fusco.

By now I assume we’re all aware of the pure evil that came out of the shadows and reared its ugly head in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. If not, here’s a good retrospective of the reprehensible – and utterly pathetic – Nazi/KKK rally that very predictably escalated into a violent affair on Saturday, leaving a 32-year-old woman dead and at least 34 injured in its wake. Read more »

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