Riot Fest East is a few weeks away. With over 14+ bands on the bill, this will be one of the biggest shows coming near our area. But that’s not all of it. Along with Riot Fest East, there is also the Philly Film + Music Festival going on from Thursday, Sept 22nd – Sunday, Sept 25th 2011.

The second annual festival will take place over four days, largely in the Fishtown / Northern Liberties neighborhoods of Philadelphia, which in recent years have become a cultural center for music and arts in the city. This year’s festival will feature over 15 indoor and outdoor venues with capacities between 100-5,000. Participating venues include: The Festival Pier, Trocadero Theater, TLA, World Café Live and The Ukie Club.

Modeled after successful long-standing events such as SXSW and CMJ, Philly F/M looks to establish itself as the premiere multi-venue music and film festival for the U.S. East Coast entertainment and tourism market. Last year’s festival took place in 30 venues with 300 artists and over 60 films from around the world. Philly F/M 2010 attracted 13,000 visitors across all events with little or no “headline” artists. This year the festival will host at least fifteen ‘headline-level’ artists of all music genres, more than 100 artists total. Attendance projections for the festival is more than 25,000 paid attendees, which will include a core group of at least 5,000 all-access badge holders.

Philly F/M FEST
Music Lineup:

Deadmau5 / The Descendents / X (plays “Los Angeles” in its entirety!) / The Dead Milkmen / Opeth / Silverstein / The Head and The Heart / Hoots and Hellmouth / Sharon Van Etten / Marissa Nadler / Hot Water Music / Suicide Machines / Naked Raygun / Plow United / Samiam / Weston / Buried Beds / Jukebox The Ghost / Reading Rainbow / Nicos Gun / Thao With The Get Down Stay Down / White Birds / Viva Voce / Toy Soldiers / Avi Wishnia / North Lawrence Midnight Singers / Yellow Humphrey / Papertrees / Neutral Uke Hotel / Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library / Rocki Rock / The Future Everybody / Savannah Smith / The Cocktail Slippers / The Friggs / Explosive Head / The Slotcars / Suplecs / Backwoods Payback / The Menzingers / Lo-Pan / Freedom Hawk / Infernal Overdrive / The Might Could / Hub City Stompers/ Jukebox Romantics / Two Fisted Law / Katatonia / Hezekiah Jones / Scott H. Biram / Frontier Ruckus / Roadsaw / The Brought Low / Gozu / Throttlerod / Sun Gods in Exile / Ironweed / The Panic Years / Shot Baker / Larry and His Flask / Excite Bike / The Holy Mess / Parson Red Heads / Wigwams. Featuring showcases from Weathervane Music, 88.5 WXPN, The Key, Small Stone Recordings, Altercation Magazine and GBAA + Many More TBA!

Film Lineup:

Freaks in Love (Alice Donut Documentary)
We Don’t Care About Music Anyway (A look at Japanese experimental music)
Better Than Something (Jay Reatard Documentary)
Echotone (A Documentary of Music Culture in Austin, Tx)
Sound It Out (A Documentary portrait of the very last surviving vinyl record shop in Teesside, North East England)
Color me Obsessed (A documentary about The Replacements)
Hilvanbeek (Dutch Short about Dan Deacon)
Beatboxing: The Fifth Element of Hip Hop (A look at the history of Beatboxing)
Meet Me On South Street (A documentary about the legendary Philadelphia venue, JC Dobbs)