It’s another year where I say i’m going to get shit done but not get anything done. (Working hard on changing that.)
But in the mean time I have gathered up 5 things you need to keep a look out for in 2013! Enjoy!
* Attack of the Blogs *
This goes without saying but blogs have taken over just as much as podcasts have. EVERYONE writes for some sort of blog and those who don’t read blogs constantly.
Blogs to keep an eye out for..
Music: The Swollen Fox, JUMP, Deli Philly
Comedy: WitOut, It’s Always Funny In Philadelphia, SuperDPS
* New Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach *
I know not everyone out there is a sports fan but it’s will be a historic day in Philly when a new head coach takes over where Andy Reid left off. Reed’s record of 130-90-1 will be hard to for anyone else to live up to but it is time to see what direction the Eagles go in 2013.
* Toy Soldiers’ release of, “The Maybe Boys” *
Local heart-throbs Toy Soldiers are about to release their first full length album since 2010′s “Whisper Down the Lane.” This spring. I have have had the opportunity to listen to “the Maybe Boys” and all I can say is that it’s mind blowingly good. Producer Bill Moriarty found a way to capture Toy Soldiers’ energetic live sound perfectly. This album is going to be hard to top.
* Comedy Podcasts *
In the past few years podcasting has slowly began to blossom into an amazing platform for comics to get their voice out in the world. From the L.A. comic scene to the smaller scene here in Philadelphia you can’t talk to any one without mentioning, scratch that, bragging about hosting a podcast. (I know because I do it). I feel in 2013 the rise of podcasts are going to overwhelm us but it’s never a bad thing. Seriously how can you complain about free entertainment?!
FYP Top 5 Comedy Podcasts You Should Know About:
1) The Todd Glass Show
- Philadelphia born comedian Todd Glass sits down with his “family” just to have fun.
Reason To Listen: On the fly skits/bits/improv, High-Friendly, great guests and Todd Glass, duh.
2) Comedy Bang! Bang!
- Podcast version of Scott Aukerman‘s amazing IFC show.
Reasons To Listen: Awesome guests & Character acting.
- Canadian Jonathon Goldstein brings you into his mind. Though it’s not always a comedy podcast but his writing sucks you into his strange mind.
Reasons To Listen: Amazing stories read by Goldstein’s in his monotone voice.
4) Professor Blastoff
- Tig Notaro, Kyle Dunningan and David Huntsburger attempt to discuss topics they hardly know anything about.
Reasons to Listen: If you enjoy getting off topic talking about another topic.
5) Improv4Humans w/ Matt Besser
- Improv “God” Matt Besser brings you a podcast version of UCB’s Asssssscat.
Reasons to Listen: You like UCB, great improv, running jokes and political humor.
Local Podcasts to check out: Super Crappy Funtime, Trailer Trash, Podcheese, Bob & Dave are Terrible People & Gettin’ Close with Mike Marbach
* Tight Six: A Weekly Free Comedy Open Mic *
Philadelphia based comedians Joe Bell, Mikey Garcia, Aaron Nevins, Elise Thomson-Hohl, Becca Trabin & Dan Vetrano have taken over Fergie’s Pub in Center City every Sunday night to bring you an amazing night of free hilarious comedy mixed with live music, unpredictable antics and explosions.
Tight Six has quickly become a highly talked about open mic though out the comedy scene and is an event worth checking out.