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As news began breaking earlier this week of Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli upping the cost of a crucial drug used in HIV/AIDS treatments to an astronomical amount, it was also discovered that he is an investor in Brooklyn-based hardcore / punk label Collect Records. That label houses Philly acts Nothing and Creepoid. Though Shkreli has since announced plans to lower the price of the drug “to a point that is more affordable and is able to allow the company to make a profit, but a very small profit,” the bands on Collect are now speaking out in shock and outrage over the events that are coming to light.
Kristen Kurtis has been named the new Morning Show host at WXPN. She’ll start mornings on XPN with Bob Bumbera in early October. The Downingtown native is returning to the Philly from her recent job as Midday Host, Assistant Program Director, and Music Director at Austin’s KGSR where she’s been for the last four years. Continue reading →
Sam Smith has shared a snippet of his song for the latest James Bond flick. Continue reading →
Philly venue The Electric Factory is moving into its third decade at 7th as Callowhill – and the words “Electric Factory” hover somewhere around five decades in the regional lexicon, going back to the famed center city nightclub that hosted gigs by everybody who was famous in the 60s. Moving into its 20th anniversary year, the venue and its promoters announced a handful of new initiatives in a press event yesterday. Continue reading →