The Foundry at The Fillmore

  • Lala Lala and the Epically Ethereal (4/22 at The Foundry)

    Last Fall Chicago-based musician Lala Lala (Lillie West) released one of our very favorite pandemic albums, I Want The Door to Open, via Hardly Art.  The album, the artist’s third, has already received a plethora of critical acclaim.  Pitchfork said, “I Want the Door to Open slips into new...
  • FLETCHER: “Rowdy as fuckin’ hell.”

    An hour before doors opened, “Verified Resale Tickets” for FLETCHER’s show at The Foundry last Friday were going for $305.  And while the rapidly-blowing-up pop star normally performs on a massive-for-a-nightclub, two-tiered stage, the modest stage of the 450-capacity venue had no room for that, making for an extra...
  • Valley: Pop and Spectacle

    I imagine than Toronto-based quartet Valley make the kind of pop that Butch Walker would love: vulgar, yet completely inoffensive.  They know how to put on a helluva party, but a party which your parents are well aware of and hope is enjoyed by all of those who attend. ...
  • Hailey Whitters: “I’m a songwriter, not a heart surgeon.” (2/25 at The Foundry)

    Although she’s currently in the middle of her first-ever headlining tour, there’s a good chance that country music fans of Philadelphia are already familiar with Hailey Whitters.  2019 saw the Iowa-born, Nashville-based singer/songwriter supporting Maren Morris at The Met and just last November she opened for Midland at the...
  • Griff, Exploding into the US (1/29 at The Foundry)

    Last week UK pop phenom Griff and Norwegian electropop chanteuse Sigrid released the most uplifting jam 2022 has had yet, “Head on Fire.”  The collaboration began when the two shared a pizza at the Reuben Selby show at Fashion Week in London and quickly started bonding over life as...
  • UPSAHL: “Everyone should be ready to rage!” (1/15 at The Foundry)

    2021 produced a plethora of noteworthy releases, but I haven’t found myself namedropping any as “album of the year” as much as UPSAHL’s Lady Jesus.  The debut LP from the Phoenix-based singer/songwriter is a raunchy, alt. pop wet-dream-come-true of party-playlist-perfected bangers… quite a feat, considering that the last time...
  • DYLYN: “A lot of heavy guitars, thrashy vocals, old violins, and mellotrons.” (2/1 at TLA w/ Mother Mother)

    Toronto-based singer/songwriter Gwendolyn Lewis – better known as DYLYN – is yet to release her first album, but she already has a sold-out US tour on the books.  On January 7th the postmodern chanteuse will kick off a six-week run of dates supporting indie rockers Mother Mother, who will...