Sure Sure, touring off their debut album Sure Sure, took the stage Monday night at The Foundry in Philadelphia. Comprised of Chris Beachy (keyboard/vocals), Charlie Glick (guitarist/vocals), Kevin Farzad (drums) and Mike Coleman (bass), Sure Sure embodies the fun, energetic nature of indie-rock. Immediately after releasing their debut album in January, they hit the road opening for the indie rockers Hippo Campus. Monday, they were the headliners. For frontman Charlie, this was a special night as his parents, who live in Philadelphia, were in attendance.
Wilderado, the Tulsa indie-rock group, opened for Sure Sure. They played a set full of complex, high energy songs that were both impressive and fun for the audience to take in. Their set featured all of the songs off of their EP Favors, which was released this past May. Other songs included “Morning Light,” “Rubble to Rubble,” and “Wheat.” Wilderado showcased wonderful musicianship while keeping the small Monday night crowd dancing and entertained.
After Wilderado, Sure Sure took the stage, opening with the bright and upbeat “Giants,” the first song on their album. They followed this with their new single, “Lie Lie Lie,” which was mellow, yet emphasized a powerful drum beat and their synth-heavy sound. This was followed by other fan-favorites, such as “Koreatown,” “Hands Up Head Down,” and their unique cover of “This Must Be the Place,” originally written by The Talking Heads. I was most surprised by “Friends,” which proved to be the best song they performed. After joking about the lyrics, Kevin started with the drums which drove the song. They continued to build off of the thumping drums as the audience enjoyed the catchy lyrics and energy it brought to The Foundry. Overall, Wilderado and Sure Sure had a great combination of indie-rock that made for a great night of music in Philadelphia.
Check out some pictures from the show below: