Local boys Fooling April played Upstairs! at World Cafe Live in Philly Friday night. Fooling April brought with them Philadelphia based Parsnip Revolt, and opener Charlie Phillips Band.
Fooling April hails from the Philadelphia Suburbs. Since 2002 they have been making albums, touring, and have reached a moderate amount of commercial success with song appearances on on an episode of ABC’s “All My Children”. They also have opened for John Mayer, Dido, Ari Hest, Fastball and other national acts. But even with an impressive resume’ behind them, they showed that they are still good natured locals who play a sweet piano driven, Beatles inspired brand of pop rock.
Bringing with them favorites such as “We All Need Someone”, “It’s A Deal”, and “Breaking The Skin”, they rocked the stage of WCL for an energetic 1hr set.
Originally this post was going to be just about the Fooling April set, but after hearing Parsnip Revolt play their straight ahead melodic rock with such intensity and passion, they deserved an ample mention. Based in Philadelphia, Parsnip Revolt currently has two EP’s out, usually available for free at shows or available via download on their web site, and are working on an upcoming full length.
Unfortunately, traffic and severe weather kept me from making it in time to catch Charlie Phillips play his set. Check the links for each band’s web site, and see the full gallery below.