Local band The War on Drugs was on last night’s episode of Conan. The indie-rock band, with members Adam Granduciel, David Hartley, Robbie Bennett and Charlie Hall, performed their song “Burning.” Co-founded by Philly’s Kurt Vile before departing for a solo career, The War on Drugs released their third studio album, Lost in the Dream, in March. Flavorwire has since called it one of the best albums of the year.
The band recently appeared in a photo diary for The New York Times T Magazine featuring Granduciel’s own snapshots. It turns out that, in addition to dating actress Krysten Ritter, the frontman is quite the photographer.
If you tuned in to NBC’s The Voice on September 23rd, you may have seen a familiar face. Jimi Milligan, of Philadelphia’s The Big House Band, sang The Temptations’ “Get Ready” for the celebrity judges during the show’s Blind Auditions.
Milligan was one of just a few dozen contestants to perform for Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams, and Blake Shelton after over 100,000 performers responded to open calls. Though Milligan was not selected for one of the judges’ teams, he received plenty of compliments from the hit-makers. Shelton said, “I think you’re a really good singer,” and Williams agreed, while Adam Levine said, “You did a great job.”
The Big House Band is one of the area’s top special events bands, which Milligan has been part of for 18 years. Playing weddings, clubs, bars, casinos and more throughout the tri-state area, they average 250 dates per year.
So far only two other Pennsylvanians have made it to this season’s Blind Auditions: Danica Shirey of York and Chris Jamison of Pittsburgh. A few other local faces have graced The Voice stage in the past, including Yardley’s Matthew Schuler, who made it to 6th place during Season 5.
There’s no denying it, bushy is in. Whether in the form of a beard, brows or sideburns, people are growing out—or trying to. But some guys have lackluster whiskers, and some ladies have plucked their brows into oblivion. (Remember this look?) Now, rather than reaching for Rogaine, people are opting for beard and eyebrow transplants to achieve the bushy-is-better look. Yep, a hair transplant. For your beard. Sound crazy? Wait ’til you hear how it’s done.
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Kill two birds with one stone this year by cutting down your own Christmas tree. Not only will you get to haul home a beautiful, fresh, delicious smelling pine, fir or spruce, you’ll also get a killer arm workout! Just be sure to rehydrate with some steaming hot cocoa afterwards.
Excited to get chopping? Here are 18 farms in our Pennsylvania and New Jersey where you can chop, chop, chop to your heart’s content.
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We’ve got your Thanksgiving turkey options covered. From local to kosher to cage-free to organic, we’ve found every type of holiday bird under the sun. Now, all you’ve gotta do is order. And do it soon—these birds go fast.
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He’s got a Cuban diner to get open (Rosa Blanca, going into the space that once housed Chifa) and Volver’s birth to tend to. There are projects far and wide demanding his attention, plus the maintenance of his local empire. And yet, we just got word that Jose Garces also had a hand in helping to design the menu for the new Local–a beer-garden themed, iPad-equipped American tavern going into concourse F at Philadelphia International Airport.
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