Sir Sly and SHAED exude fun with a packed crowd at The Fillmore's Foundry - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart
Sir Sly | photo by Matthew Shaver for WXPN

Los Angeles’ Sir Sly make their kind of infectious indie-pop-rock so well that it was no surprise to walk in to The Foundry a bit early only to be confronted by a crowd of dedicated fans pushed up against the stage. Make no mistake: their music appeals to the sing-along set, and they know every word. The all ages show left little room for stragglers, and the trio themselves did the best they could to exude fun energy across the limited stage size. Vocalist Landon Jacobs carries himself with a swagger that could have benefited from a little more space, but had no trouble working the crowd up, while Jason Suwito and Hayden Coplen kept the grooves going.

SHAED | photo by Matthew Shaver for WXPN

Joining them on this tour is Washington D.C. based SHAED. Comprised of Chelsea Lee on Vocals, and twins Spencer and Max Ernst taking on the hefty production duties (and thankfully sporting different haircuts so I could tell them apart). SHAED has only one EP and a smattering of singles behind them so far, but they’re poised to take their place alongside synth pop hybrid giants like CHVRCHES and Phantogram at any moment. After the show is the afterparty, to which, alas, I was not privy. Great night though, for all ages.

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