Prep for Philly Music Fest with a loaded set-time schedule

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Cayetana | photo by Emily Dubin | courtesy of the artist
Cayetana | photo by Emily Dubin | courtesy of the artist

The Philly Music Fest is fast approaching. On the weekend of September 22nd, a heaping of Philly’s most talented will descend upon World Cafe Live. In preparation for this event, we now have a trusted set time schedule.

And prepare we must, because there’s a whole lot of awesome local bands at this thing. I mean, the lineup’s more stacked than a can of Pringles.

It’s the worst when you fall in love with a band after you just saw them at a festival, so if you aren’t hip to all of the names on the bill, be drawn in with the colorful artist descriptions below (first prize goes to Slaughter Beach, Dog) stay for the sweet jams, and grab your tickets to the show here.

Friday, September 22 – Upstairs at World Cafe Live
6:10 p.m. Slomo Sapiens Philadelphia sludge pop
7:00 p.m. Kississippi intimate and heartbreakingly gorgeous songs
8:00 p.m. Harmony Woods lo-fi by circumstance
9:00 p.m. Abi Reimold dynamic, cathartic, darkly colorful songwriting
10:00 p.m. Skull Eclipses collaborative project from Lushlife and Botany
11:00 p.m. West Philly Orchestra blistering beats and walls of brass

Friday, September 22 – Downstairs at World Cafe Live
7:20 p.m. Chris Kasper American songwriting rooted in folk, rock and blues
8:20 p.m. Eric Slick drums for Dr. Dog / one third of noise punk band Lithuania
9:20 p.m. Ceramic Animal American rock band
10:20 p.m. Work Drugs sedative-waves / smooth-fi for dancing, boating, yachting, sexing, and living
11:20 p.m. Cayetana high-kicking, boisterous indie rock

Saturday, September 23 – Upstairs at World Cafe Live
2:10 p.m. Tiny Hueman melodic, powerful music
3:10 p.m. Sea Offs dream folks from the hills and valleys of Pennsylvania
4:20 p.m. Dominic indie rock
5:30 p.m. Local Smokes psychedelic swamp rock
6:40 p.m. Shannen Moser acoustic country folk
7:50 p.m. Sports punk powerpop and basement rock
9:00 p.m. Ivy Sole neo hip hop
10:10 p.m. New Sound Brass Philadelphia’s own new sound brass

Saturday, September 23 – Downstairs at World Cafe Live
4:00 p.m. Sixteen Jackies glam alternative rock
5:10 p.m. Cheerleader indie haze-pop quintet
6:20 p.m. Pine Barons telepathic psych-rock from the pine lands
7:30 p.m. Deadfellow monologue / indie solo artist
8:50 p.m. Slaughter Beach, Dog cowboy hat emoji
10:00 p.m. Steve Gunn a singular, virtuosic stream influenced by blues, jazz and psych
11:20 p.m. Strand of Oaks unrelenting energy and incendiary, ambitious songs



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