Fully Glazed

Weekend Warrior, June 2 - 4

Sometimes in the midst of the external consuming chaos, one can tap into music as a means of temporary solace. Tonight’s show at Union Transfer provides such an outlet. In celebration of Tired Hands Brewing fifth anniversary, an evening of heady heaviness is on tap. Nothing provides soothing, cloudy melodies, while the grimy, backend rumble punishes in space-clearing fashion and the scorch of guitar engulfs one’s mind. They’ll bridge the divide between the ever-abundant, riff-laced, Arkansas quartet, known as Pallbearer, and the finely-threaded, menacing mayhem of Baroness.

This Saturday, across three stages, Festival Pier hosts the tenth annual Roots Picnic. Along with the event’s namesakes - the legendary Roots crew, the star-studded lineup includes the likes of Pharrell, Lil Wayne, Thundercat, Solange, Noname, etc., while Tunji Ige and PNB Rock reinforce the local link.

Rather than slowing down, the duo of Kevin Nickles and Daniel Provenzano, otherwise characterized as The Writhing Squares, steps into Johnny Brenda’s for a genre-melding, space-boogieing sojourn, with psych-blues trio Fully Glazed setting the table. In support of their new record Vibe Killer (recently released via No Quarter), the snarly, boozy blues-psych of Endless Boogie brings it home. - Michael Colavita

Other places to find solace this weekend…
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Levee Drivers, Tutlie, Commonwealth Choir, SUN Writhing Squares, Fully Glazed
 
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) SAT The Magnificent Seven, Lower Wolves
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Outer Heaven, Hell To Pay/DJ Deejay, SAT Ecstatic Vision/A Black Celebration, SUN Thorazine, The LOT, The Injections/Gondola, The 1910 Chainsaw Company
 
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT Cold Fronts
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Tweed, Mike Greenfield, The Space Cats
 
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) FRI Baroness, Nothing
 
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Adventure Lost (Album Release), The Evergreen Drive, Medusa's Disco
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Creem Circus, Mach22, SAT In The Presence of Wolves
 
The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) FRI Vikter Duplaix
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Tioga, SAT (Upstairs) Matt Wheeler           
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Elissa Janelle Velveteen, Bern & The Bastards
Teef, SAT Pray To Keep, Shinobi/Moros
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Chvnce, SAT Cold Climb, Weller, The Sixties, SUN Henri Tyler, S. Taylor, Essonite
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Tinmouth (Record Release), Secret Nudist Friends, Family Volleyball, SAT Needle Points, Throbbing Chakra
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Dav + Reed Streets, SAT DJ Deejay
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Joey Sweeney and the Neon Grease
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Sweet FA, Duffy's Cut
 
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SAT Sheena & Thee Nosebleeds
 
Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Boulevard) FRI DJ Beat Street, SAT Menace Cartel
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Afro Bear, Tom’s Attic, P-Rents, The Grundles, SAT Whackbat, Somethin' Divine, Wolf Accent, Christine Irizarry
 
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI The Parameters, SAT The Newspaper Taxis, Bird Watcher, SUN Beranger For Mark Watson: The Whiskeyhickon Boys, Catullus, Tweed, Swift Technique, Circadian Rhythms, Steal Your Peach
 
Festival Pier (601 N. Columbus Blvd.) SAT Roots Picnic: The Roots, Black Thought, PnB Rock, Tunji Ige, Anthony Somebody
 
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Slingshot Dakota, Petal, Grayling
 
The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) SAT The Orange Drop, Pube
 
The Sound Hole (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Joe Jack Talcum, On The Water, Bern The Bastard, Sean Patrick