If you couldn’t tell, we like to party. Fiestas, festivals, soirees… they’re all the same to us. Our motto: If there’s a band, there’s an event. And as part of our push to keep throwing more and more events, we’ll be out in Philadelphia come September to host yet another CoS-sponsored showcase.
This time, we’re here to support the Philadelphia Film & Music Festival (or, Philly F/M, for short). If you haven’t heard, the upcoming event is a four day festival, taking placed from Thursday, September 23rd to Sunday, September 26th, that’s stacked with over 30 participating music and film venues, free outdoor stages, day parties, and even a record fair. Plus, Philly F/M plans to integrate both music and film, meaning we’ll see venues hosting both live performances and film screenings combined. It’s pretty hip, it’s pretty exciting, and overall, it’s what every city should be asking for these days.
Okay, so where does Consequence of Sound fit in?
On Thursday, September 23rd, we’ll be kicking off the festival with our own showcase, headlined by the very awesome and the very warped A Sunny Day in Glasgow. The Philadelphia sextet is currently supporting its latest EP, Nitetime Rainbows, which has been receiving quite the acclaim, in addition to last year’s full length effort, Ashes Grammar. Given that they hail from Philly, we’re expecting them to melt plenty of faces and screw up several minds.
The same goes for East Hundred, another local native that shares a similar sound. In support of their full length debut, Passenger, East Hundred surges with emotion, chugs on hearty bass lines, and skitters about via atmospheric guitar work. It’s dreamy, but driving. You’ll dance to it.
But, if dream pop isn’t your thing, then perhaps you’ll enjoy the summery sounds of Honeychurch. Hailing from Doylestown, PA, Shilough Hopwood has been penning music since the ’90s, and with Honeychurch, he’s surrounded by a close knit family of musicians, who help him create a balmy wall of sound. Through cellos, organs, steel guitars, you name it, they got it, the Pennsylvania act continue to make a name for themselves in the North East, having opened for the likes of The Walkmen, Alejandro Escovedo, and Jens Lekman. Do not miss.
The whole shebang goes down at Johnny Brenda’s and starts at 9:00 p.m.
So, if you’re in town be sure to hit us up, or do us one better by checking out the entire four-day fest. So far, it sounds like they’re offering a pretty enjoyable weekend.
In the meantime, here are the specifics:
Consequence of Sound Philly F/M Showcase:
08:00 p.m. Doors
09:00 p.m. Honeychurch
10:00 p.m. East Hundred
11:00 p.m. A Sunny Day in Glasgow
Tixs: $10, Buy here.
Or, if you’d like to attend the festival:
- Four day all access laminate – $100
- Four day all access laminate – $150 / After September 22nd
- Four day all access laminate – $70 / Student Rate (with Valid Student ID)
Tix available, Buy here.