Weekend Warrior, January 8-10

Sure, he recently signed to Matador, rung in the new year with The Black Keys, and is heading out on tour with Dinosaur Jr. and Fucked Up. But Kurt Vile’s notable success in 2009 still takes him back to his Philly roots. Tonight Vile brings his signature lo-fi croon to Johnny Brenda’s.  He’ll be joined by minimalist psych-folk rockers Strapping Fieldhands and Princeton-based indie garage outfit, Home Blitz. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $10, 21+ myspace.com/kurtvileofphilly, myspace.com/strappingfieldhands

Also this weekend…

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT The Extraordinaires, SAT and SUN Paul Green School of Rock Presents :URGH! A Music War
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) SUN Decontrol, Violent Society
North Star (2639 Poplar St.) SAT Levee Drivers

Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.)  FRI Dante Bucci

World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI The Hustle, SAT Drink Up Buttercup

Tritone (1508 South St.) SAT Da Comrade! and Tongue Sculptors

(Photo by Sarah McKay)