Today: WXPN and The Key Welcomes The Philly F/M Festival Sunday BBQ with The Head and the Heart, Jukebox the Ghost, Good Old War, Reading Rainbow, Nicos Gun, Thao with the Get Down Stay Down and more

Today is the Philly F/M Festival Sunday BBQ at The Ukie Club, 847 N. Franklin Street (in Northern Liberties). Tickets to the all ages show are $15.00 and are available here. There are two stages (one indoor and one outdoor) with 15 bands performing and starts at 11 a.m. Below are the set times.

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Brian McGee (outdoor stage)
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m The Parson Red Heads (outdoor stage)
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. John Byrne (indoor stage)
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Wigwams (outdoor stage)
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Pinemouth (indoor stage)
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Birdie Busch (outdoor stage)
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Toy Soldiers (indoor stage)
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Nicos Gun (outdoor stage)
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. North Lawrence Midnight Singers (indoor stage)
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Reading Rainbow (outdoor stage)
5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Avi Wisnia (indoor stage)
5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Viva Voce (outdoor stage)
6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Stephen Lyons (indoor stage)
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Jukebox The Ghost (outdoor stage)
7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Thao with the Get Down Stay Down (outdoor stage)
8:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. The Head and The Heart (outdoor stage)
9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Good Old War (outdoor stage)


WXPN Welcomes the Philly F/M BBQ with The Head and The Heart, Reading Rainbow, Good Old War, Jukebox The Ghost and many more on Sunday, September 25th

WXPN Welcomes the Philly F/M BBQ on Sunday, September 25th at the Ukie Club. The show starts at 11 a.m. and goes to 10 p.m. There are two stages with the lineup including local bands Nicos Gun, North Lawrence Midnight Singers, Birdie Busch, Reading Rainbow, Toy Soldiers, and Good Old War. Additional performers include Jukebox The Ghost, The Parson Red Heads, Viva Voce, Thao with the Get Down Stay Down and The Head and The Heart. 15 bands for $15 bucks and it includes BBQ and beer! Go here for more information. Below, check out songs from some of the bands performing at the Sunday BBQ.

Reading Rainbow – Dead End by RRPhilly

HVNLP85 The Head and the Heart – The Head and the Heart by heavenlyrecordings

SOLDIER by nicosgun


Interview: Philadelphia Film And Music Festival co-founder Joseph Lekkas

Philly F/M FestAre you ready for more live musical performances and film screenings than any human being could ever hope attend in a four-day span? You’d better be. Tonight is the launch of the Philadelphia Film And Music Festival—and, through Sunday night, the city will host over 300 bands and 55 film screenings in more than 30 venues. Once you’ve caught your breath, make sure to give one-third of your gratitude to Joseph Lekkas, who co-founded the festival with Isaac Friese and Joanna Marmon. Over a recent series of emails, Lekkas—who also co-owns Surreal Sound Studios in Kensington and owns Village Green Productions booking agency—spoke with The Key about the festival’s first year, his definition of success, and sleeping on a pillow made of Excel spreadsheets.

The Key: Who thought of the idea for Philly F/M? Did you have a specific vision in mind?

Joseph Lekkas: I go down to SXSW every year and really love the energy of that particular festival. In past years, when I’d go, I would stay with Isaac Friese—a friend of a friend, and an Austin native since high school. He had been going to SXSW for many years and saw it build from a small, almost local, music festival to the huge event it has become. A year ago, he decided to make the move to Philadelphia for a change of scenery. He suggested we try for something like SXSW here, and I initially didn’t think it was possible on many levels. The more it sunk in, though, the more I thought, “This may actually be something that could work.” So, we got to work in December of last year, hashing out details, reserving venues, reaching out to bands and sponsors. It has been a wild ride, to say the least, but when we hear someone say “Thanks for doing this, Philly could use something like this.” It makes us very happy. I don’t think we did too bad for a first-year showing.

TK: Why did you decide to include film as well?

JL: For variety. I’ve always been a big fan of film, and SXSW has interactive film and music portioned over a nine-day period. Instead of segregating them, we decided to have the movies and music happen concurrently. We also decided to keep the films focused on music documentaries and movies that have some connection to music. The live scoring of Attack Of The Giant Leeches by local collective Agent Moosehead, to me, is a perfect merging of both mediums. Doug Sakmann and Isaac Williams, the movie programmers, have done an excellent job with the films.

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Blood Feathers Give You Free Music and Rock & Roll Love

Philly’s Blood Feathers hit Philly hard at the end of the month after they a trip through the South and dates with The Walkmen (including October 23rd at The Troc). Last year, they released a downright swaggerish collection of Stones-fueled rock & roll called Goodness Gracious that got some good old fashioned love on the airwaves here and they tear it up live. They’ll be rocking Philly greatly towards the end of September as part of the first annual Philadelphia Film and Music festival AKA Philly F/M. Their Philly dates include: September 11: Northern Liberties Festival; September 24: Johnny Brenda’s w/ Field Music and Creeping Weeds; September 25: Philly F/M Music Festival/Crane Art Building; October 23: The Trocadero w/ The Walkmen & Japandroids

In case you missed it, check out Blood Feathers performance for WXPN & NPR Music’s weekly Free At Noon concert series here.