Philly’s own Fosterchild, who has been hailed by the industry’s top music writers as one of the “Best New Bands of 2008,*” will be performing at The Whiskey Tango on Saturday, August 8 with the legendary Richie Scarlet, They will take the stage at approximately 9:30pm.
The band is back home in Philadelphia after a seven-month tour continental U.S. with alternative rock darlings, Tantric. The tour took them to such legendary venues as The Blender Theatre in New York and The Last Day Saloon in Santa Rosa, California.
Fosterchild has also played at Bam Margera’s West Chester, PA bar, The Note, where they were selected to headline Kat Von D’s birthday party. Spike, assistant program director and music director for 94.1 WYSP Philadelphia, who attended the show at The Note, supports Fosterchild and said “If there’s one thing I miss about today’s rock bands, it’s guys that can actually sing, can actually play, and can actually do it live. Just like the bands from back in the day, Fosterchild does all three of those things.”
The band has also announced that their debut album, After the Fire, will be produced by Jackass/Viva La Bam producer Chris Raab.
I got the chance to chat with Fosterchild’s own Brian Quinn yesterday about the new album, Philly, and his curious love for sports. “We are whiskey-drinking, rock ‘n roll,” Quinn said about the type of music his band plays, “We draw inspiration from bands such as Zeppelin, Guns ‘N Roses, and Alice in Chains. I really want people to come to our show at Whiskey Tango to give us a chance and check us out. It’ll be a fun time.”
Fosterchild has five continental U,S. tours under their belt but some of the best venues they’ve played at are right here in Philly.
“The TLA is my absolute favorite place to play in Philadelphia,” Quinn said, “It’s a national stage size but also has a lot of intimacy. I also really like to play at the Electric Factory. I’ve played there a number of times and it’s always been a good experience.”
The one thing most people don’t know about Brian is that he is a total sports nut. “I played baseball for fourteen years and I loved it. I love playing golf. Most people don’t realize it when I’m up on stage with my giant afro, but I’m a total sports junky.”
For more information on Fosterchild, please visit http://www.myspace.com/fosterchild