I found myself at Union Transfer again on a Tuesday evening to catch a high energy bill of some of the best up and coming pop/rock acts.  Philly saw a trio line-up consisting of Milwaukee’s Vinyl Theatre, LA transplants Grizfolk, and LA’s Smallpools.

Vinyl Theatre gave an impressive opening set.  Covering the stage with their infectious, power pop energy, they knew exactly what the crowd was waiting for.  Currently on tour for their recent release, Electrogram, and one of the breakthrough bands of Milwaukee, Vinyl Theatre are sure to make their city proud in the coming years.  

Next up were part Swedish, and newly LA based band Grizfolk.  Having recently been on tours openings for the likes of Bastille, Grizfolk are slowing on the rise. Although their placement in this line-up didn’t seem quite fitting, with a sound similar to an amped up Dawes.  Despite this, they still enticed the crowd with their tunes. 

Finishing off the show, of course, was Smallpools.  A sharp dressed, crazy haired group of men who had ceramic dogs on the stage.  How could you not love that?  They gave a solid show, which included an impressive cover of College/Electric Youth’s ‘Real Hero’.  Smallpools are also on tour to celebrate their recent release Lovetap!