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Gravy Trap: An Autumn Classic – Wednesday Nov 26th

On Wednesday November 26th, 2014 Cult Classics and [EV]-BnksCrtv will debut a showcase production at Sole Control in the Piazza, Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia. .

The event will be presented as a movie catered to the city of Philadelphia. “We not only want people to feel like the audience, but also cast” says Tre’ Banks, who will be reffered to as the “narrator” rather than the traditional “host”, all tying into the feature film experience. The movie/event will be titled “GRAVY TRAP” — based off of the classic pop film Parent Trap. The most notorious holiday condiment (gravy),and a play on one of today’s most popular descriptive words (trap).


Recap footage will serve as the film that Philly hosted, developed and produced.

Headlining the show case will be Atlanta’s rising superstar Key! He appears on “Look at my Wrist” and “B*tch You Guessed It”. 

The duration of the night will be orchestrated by both Reebok Brand ambassador DJ YS and Ohio’s own rising selector, DJ Chris Mars B.

The showcase will be hosted and narrated by personality and curator Tré Banks and the beautiful New York native Franceleslia.

Acts will range from Philadelphia Natives as well as guests representing Ohio and Washington DC.

The night will also entail a collaboration pop up between emerging Philadelphia brands CMTA (Creative Minds Think Alike) and MaryJanesCloset.




DNC Philadelphia 2016: In It to Win It – Wed. Nov. 19 at 7 pm

IN IT TO WIN IT! Support Philadelphia in its Bid to Host the Democratic National Convention in 2016
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)
Philadelphia, PA


Please join
Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell
Mayor Michael A. Nutter
Congressman Bob Brady*
and the PHL2016 YP Host Committee
Danny Bauder ✭ Curtis Blessing ✭ Luz Cardenas
Meghan Claiborne ✭ Joe Corrigan ✭ Alex Deering ✭ Tyrone Dixon
Christian Dunbar ✭ David Glassner ✭ Dan Kessler
Lauren Leonard ✭ Alex Lipton ✭ Taj Magruber ✭ Micah Mahjoubian
Harold Mesa ✭ Anton Moore ✭ Marcel Pratt ✭ Sam Ruchlewicz
Richard Slavin ✭ Georgee Thevervelil ✭ Isaiah Thomas ✭ Tomas Varela
Sulaiman W. Rahman ✭ Kris Walski ✭ Michael Wigrizer
✭ Omar Woodard ✭ Chris Woods
for an Evening Reception
to Support “Philadelphia 2016″ in its bid to host the
Democratic National Convention in 2016

Wednesday, November 19th
from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

JG Domestic in the Cira Center
2929 Arch Street
Lobby Level
(One Block North of Amtrak’s 30th Street Station)
Philadelphia, PA

Questions? Email for more information.

Space is extremely limited, and RSVPs are required.
Event registration is by invitation only.
PHILADELPHIA 2016 is a 501(c)6 organization
* Representative Bob Brady is not soliciting contributions in exess of federal contribution limits or from prohibited sources.
Have questions about IN IT TO WIN IT! Support Philadelphia in its Bid to Host the Democratic National Convention in 2016? Contact


Uber X NINObrand

Uber has partnered with NINObrand and Commonwealth Proper, two Philly-based luxury retailers with international acclaim, to deck you out for the holiday season.


  • Open Up you app now and apply the code NINOCMMP
  • Ride Uber as much as you can from Friday, Nov. 7 through Friday, Nov. 21
  • Every trip counts as an entry
  • Winners will be randomly selected and notified on Monday, Nov. 23
  • First Prize: One lucky winner and a companion.
  • Second Prize: 10 lucky winners and their companions
    • Exclusive invitation to a ‘Fashion Night Out’ at the two flagship showrooms on Dec. 3
    • Cocktail hour and tutorial on men’s and women’s fall/winter styles
    • Valuable gift bags from both brands for everyone in attendance
What are you waiting for? start riding! Reach out with any questions.

Lauryn Hill At The Electric Factory This Weekend

Ms. Lauryn Hill will be performing at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia this Saturday, November 15 performing renditions of her classic records. Her appearance at Bonnaroo this year gave fans a taste of her music with a new twist, pulling on her reggae, hip-hop and R&B influences.

Coming to Philly this weekend, alternative hip-hop artist Kuf Knotz and the lyrically elite Talib Kweli will join Ms. Hill for a high energy show. You won’t want to miss this one, so be sure to grab a friend and head down for what’s sure to be an epic show.


Ms. Lauryn Hill
When: Saturday, November 15, 8 p.m.
Where: The Electric Factory, 421 N 7th Street
Cost: $59.50-$100
More Info: Click here.



Call Ms. Lauryn Hill the mother of hip-hop invention; with her 1998 solo debut The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, the Fugees’ most vocal member not only established herself as creative force on her own, but also broke new ground by successfully integrating rap, soul, reggae, and R&B into her own sound.

Ms. Lauryn Hill’s first solo effort, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998), established her as a major talent in her own right. The album sold more than 12 million copies and earned the singer-songwriter five Grammys, three American Music Awards, a Billboard Award, a Soul Train Award and an MTV Music Award.

After an extended hiatus, Hill returned in 2002 with MTV Unplugged No. 2.0, a recording of her two-hour acoustic performance on the popular series MTV Unplugged. In October 2005, Hill performed two songs at the Take Back TV concert launching Al Gore’s CurrentTV. An unofficial compilation of her recent material appeared under the title Khulani Phase (2010).


Album Premier: Choosey – Left Field

Very little has been known about Dirty Science‘s latest disciple Choosey since he floated on to the scene. We got a swig of the LA lyricist’s hazy repertoire a few week’s back when he landed on our First Look radar and graced us with the swinging specimen that was his Exile-produced “Fly Me To The Moon.” Today, however, it appears it’s time to get the full treatment with a listen and download of his debut tape Left Field [LISTEN HERE], which is poised to redefine that flooded end of the musical spectrum with notable sonic smiths like KnxwledgeAbjo, L!STED and the aforementioned patriarch of the crew.

The album is available to stream in its entirety, just be sure to cop it for the low, low price of free ninety-nine if the vibe hits you. Please trust, there’s a whole lot in the works from the Blessed Coast bomber, so be sure to check back in the weeks and months to come for some more sounds and sights to put you mind at ease. In the meantime, get acquainted with Choosey and the crew’s debut tape in the player down below.


Philadelphia Printworks releases new collection “Cognitive Dissidence”

Philadelphia Printworks, today released their latest collection Cognitive Dissidence.  The new collection features topics such as: gentrification, immigration reform and police brutality.   The title of the collection,Cognitive Dissidence, is based on the term cognitive dissonance.  The collection is now available online at
From the website: “Cognitive dissidence is the antithesis of Cognitive dissonance. It is the process by which we overcome adversity, identify systemic inequalities, find our voices and seek change.”
About Philadelphia Printworks
Philadelphia Printworks is a small screen printing company based in North Philadelphia. Their mission is to encourage a culture of activism.  Their shirts focus on cultural icons or social issues.  And, they partner with community organizations such as Rockers, Rockers Closet and The AfroFuturist Affair to develop workshops, film screenings, fundraisers and political events.  For more information please visit

Octoberfest on Dilworth Park — Noon-6pm Saturdays Oct 18th and 25th

This fall festival will fill newly opened Dilworth Park with a series of all ages fun activities & games, plus a 21+ beer garden hosted by ROSA BLANCA CAFÉ. A variety of vendors, interactive art installations, DJs & live music will spice up the party. The Franklin Institute will be on hand with Live Science Demonstrations; Mural Arts Program staff will provide fun art activities, Zipcar will host face painting and balloons; and there will be games like cornhole, ring toss, and giant connect four.
October 18
1 pm: Dave P. (Making Time)
3 pm: Drgn King
4 pm: Norwegian Arms
5 pm: Philadelphia School of Circus Arts
Mural Arts offers pumpkin painting, print-making on mural cloth with make-your-own mini-murals, other art activities.

October 25
1 pm: Illstyle
2 pm: DJ Statik & Mathew Law of The illvibe Collective
5 pm: Son Little
Mural Arts offers face painting, pumpkin painting and button making.

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Heineken Green Room: Surprise Party Ft. Smif-N-Wessun & Moruf

Become a Heineken Green Room Insider!

Hey Philly! It’s that special time again for your chance to gain access to the hottest upcoming events and promotions. Brooklyn will most definitely be in the house with the hip-hop duo Smif-N-Wessun live on stage courtesy of Heineken Green Room, so make sure you don’t miss out.

illvibe Collective’s Mr. Sonny James will be on the 1’s and 2’s, plus an exclusive live performance from the acclaimed lyrical rhyme-sayer Moruf.

Remember, this event is open ONLY to Heineken Green Room members. Enter here and obtain access for you plus a friend. You must be 21 or over to enter.

Stay tuned for more Heineken Green Room events coming your way!