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PlanPhilly | Councilman proposes funding committee to register more historic buildings

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Councilman Jim Kenney introduced a bill on Thursday aimed at stepping up the city’s efforts at historic preservation.

The measure would create a “Special Committee for Consideration of National Register of Historic Places.” Its purpose would be to review all of the properties that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places but absent from the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, and to determine which of those properties should be certified historic at the local level.

Only buildings that are certified historic on the Philadelphia Register are subject to special local protections against alteration or demolition.

PlanPhilly | Councilman proposes funding committee to register more historic buildings.

Eraserhood Tonight › ESP TV Live Broadcast of Experimental Performance

Eraserhood › ESP TV Live Broadcast of Experimental Performance

Friday, October 24at 8:00pm

from the AUX Performance Space

Since 2011, ESP TV has been broadcasting experimental performance and video to New Yorkers through Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) public access television. Using arcane technologies like CRT warping effects, green screens, and lo-fi noise distortion, ESP TV presents a blaring contrast to TV’s high production value “Golden Age”. Recent performers/collaborators have included Phamakon, Colab, Martha Wilson, and the Joshua Light Show, and ESP TV lately shot four episodes at Iceland’s Reykjavik Festival and produced a live Spanish-language performance of Robert Ashley’s “Perfect Lives” for the Whitney Biennial.

ESP TV will live broadcast a range of experimental performances from the AUX Performance space including local and national acts TBD.

Performing LIVE for ESP TV
Rachel Mason’s “The Lives of Hamilton Fish”
MV Carbon
Peter Burr
No Face Performance Group
Erica Prince
Andrew Jeffrey Wright & Rose Luardo

E.S.P. TV is dedicated to promoting the performing and media based arts through direct collaboration with artists via live television production. The E.S.P. TV project acts as a live studio broadcast, expanded cinema, and a program on public access television. All events are taped live with a crew of cameramen, sound engineer, and video mixing team. Tapings are in front of an audience, using chroma key, signal manipulation and video mixing. The live mix is then edited for time and aired on Manhattan Neighborhood Network public television (MNN), every Tuesday night at 10PM. After airing, the episodes are posted online at for later viewing. Our mission is threefold: to expand on the idea of an artist collaboration, to preserve public broadcast as a relevant outlet for transmission based art, and to develop new video and performance works with local artists.

Eraserhood › ESP TV Live Broadcast of Experimental Performance.

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For every ballyhooed success — Minnesota’s Travail, raising a quarter-mil — there’s a project like Philly’s own Yachtsman, which earned some derision for its (successful) late-inning tactics. Supporters laud the simplicity of the act: Why jump through all those flaming SBA hoops when you can get the cash infusion you need from your own customer base? Detractors, meanwhile, resent the implication that they should help pay for an establishment that’s already planning to take their money.

Tony Montagnaro, a member of the cooperative developing W/N W/N (“Win Win”) in a former Thai restaurant in the Eraserhood (931 Spring Garden St.), has been grappling with this issue since they began work on their cafe-bar-restaurant in early 2014.

New cafe calls its money-raising idea a W/N W/N.

HyLo Labs – Federal Donuts X David Lynch on Vimeo #PAFADavidLynch

Philadelphia’s cult fried chicken and donut shop Federal Donuts launched a collection of bespoke donuts to commemorate David Lynch’s Fall 2014 exhibit at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where Lynch enrolled as an advanced painting student in 1966. “The Unified Field” is the first retrospective of the work he completed as a visual artist, with some 90 paintings and drawings on display until January 2015.

Federal Donuts created four custom flavors to fete the return of the storied director to Philadelphia, the city he credits as his greatest influence. Two thousand mini donuts were individually hand-dipped for the opening of the exhibit: the Twin Peaks-inspired “Cherry Pie” and “Good Coffee”; the “Chocolate Malted”; and the “Blue Velvet.”

We captured the process behind the recipe creation, learned what it’s like to taste art, and watched as Lynch enjoyed some damn good donuts.

Federal Donuts X David Lynch from HyLo Labs on Vimeo.


I LOVE The Druid Underground Film Festival from Druid Underground Film Festival on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 23rd, 8:00pm, $5
FREE Raffle!

After a tour of LA and NY the Druid Underground Film Festival plunges into Philadelphia to deliver a white-knuckle hell-ride of avant-weird short films from around the world! Billy Burgess hosts a non-stop cavalcade of outrageous films which recklessly skate through experimental, comedy and horror as DUFF rips into its 7th year of absurd and inspiring programming! Join us for a night of bizarre films and free raffle prizes and find out why Flavorpill says DUFF doesn’t so much “defy convention as mow it down, douse it in kerosene, and flick a Zippo at it”!

“An entertaining parade of talent that is hard to find… a hilarious must-see!” – Campus Circle
“Velvety surrealism… appallingly funny” – LA City Beat
“DUFF strikes new territory… left me electric for days” – Sean Carnage
“Packs a lot of weird shit into two hours of screenings” – LA Weekly

DUFF Preview Trailer:


Part I:

Damon Packard: “The Great Packard Lincoln Breakdown”
Darren Herczeg: “Psychic Lawyer”
Brennan Hill: “Hero/Psycho”
Danilo Parra: “Laundry”
Charles Pieper: “Earl of Bureaus”
Danilo Parra: “Torture Room”
Vitamin Wig C: “Tear Light”
Rich Polysorbate: “Smerdly’s Seahorse”
Ignacio Genzon: “Handy Man”
John Geary: “Devil’s Arrest”
Michael Park: “Clown Town”

Part II:

Brent Weinbach: “My Buddy Commercial”
Brent Weinbach: “Gangster Party Line”
Danny Plotnick “Skate Witches”
Sander Maran “Lollipop Massacre”
Jan Soldat “Law and Order”
Melissa Piekaar “Waiting”
Brent Weinbach “Squeeze”
Aimee Goguen “Pterodaktulos Sound”
Lindsay Laven and Gina@Odpoledne TV “An Instrument of Ritual Part 3″
Andrew H. Shirley “Fuck Bike #001″
Martynka Wawrzyniak “Chocolate”
Anthony Cerniello “Danielle”

531 N. 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123


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David Lynch’s House Where He Filmed “The Alphabet” For Sale

David Lynch's House Where He Filmed “The Alphabet” For Sale

Leave it to our friends over at Welcome to Twin Peaks to suss out all the cool info. This time they discovered that 2429 Aspen St, the second house where David Lynch and Jack Fisk lived in Philadelphia, is currently up for sale. From the Trulia listing:

3+Story,Row/Townhous, Trinity – PHILADELPHIA, PA

2429 Aspen St Historic charm meets modern living. High ceilings, original Heart Pine floors, crown molding, newer storm.screen front door and replacement windows throughout. Newer Mitsubishi mini-split ductless A/C and heat pump system with individually controlled units on each fl.(Main house heat is gas hot water radiators). Wired for multimedia speaker system. Security system, custom radiator covers, remote controlled lied ceiling fans on each fl. First floor boasts newer gourmet kitchen complete with Corian counters, raised eating bar, double sink, disposal, and water purifier. Plenty of build in …cabinets, including pull out spice and canned goods storage. Stainless steel appliances including newer built-in microwave, and a cooks stove complete with pot-filler faucet and subway tile back splash. Eat in the kitchen or dine alfresco in your fenced private garden with brick patio complete with Southern Magnolia, and shaded southern exposure. Built-in irrigation system for easy maintenance of trees, garden beds, window boxes and container gardens. Second floor has a bright living room/second bedroom(it is a trinity after all) and a ceramic tile bathroom with tub/shower surround, newer pedestal sink and toilet, and tin ceiling with crown molding. Third floor is spacious master bedroom with loads of built in closet space with pocket doors, windows on two sides give it loads of light and air. Plenty of room for dressers and seating area. Semi-finished basement with high ceilings, washer, dryer and utility sink along with storage and workspace This welcoming neighborhood is convenient to public transportation and downtown shopping. Walk to Ben Franklin Parkway, the museums, great local cafes and restaurants, Fairmount Park and more.Enjoy urban life or relax with a cup of tea in your private bricked patio garden. Once the home of director David Lynch of Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive and Twin Peaks fame, now you cold call it home.

David Lynch’s House Where He Filmed “The Alphabet” For Sale.

Eraserhood Today › Art at Lunch – A Conversation with Rodger LaPelle #PAFADavidLynch

October 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Rodger LaPelle, artist and owner of Rodger LaPelle Galleries, talks about his experiences within the art world, his practice, gallery, and experiences with David Lynch. This intimate conversation with one of Philadelphia’s prominent gallery owners also discusses various personages of the art world and LaPelle’s many adventures throughout his career. As one of the first employers and collectors of David Lynch’s work, this is a conversation to not be missed.

Eraserhood › Art at Lunch – A Conversation with Rodger LaPelle.