Formed in 1984 in Amherst, Massachusetts, Dinosaur Jr. has always enjoyed a large cult following, no doubt drawn by the band's ample use of distortion, high gain, and heavy feedback to compliment frontman J. Mascis's melodic guitar sound. Influencing bands like The Pixies and Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr. helped to create the alternative rock sound of the 1990s.
See Dinosaur Jr. perform their 1988 LP Bug in it's entirety at The Electric Factory, Friday, June 24th. The legendary Henry Rollins will be joining the tour to interview the band right before their set each night. Also on tour is LA's hardcore punk band OFF!
|The Roots Picnic: The Weeknd / The Roots / Erykah Badu / Hiatus Kaiyote / Afrika Bambaataa / Hudson Mohawke / Bishop Nehru / Rae Sremmurd / DJ Mustard / Brianna Cash / Donn T||11:00am||Festival Pier at Penn's Landing||All Ages|
|Purity Ring / Braids / Born Gold||6:00pm||Union Transfer||All Ages|
|JAKUBI / And the Kids / Halfro||7:30pm||Milkboy||21+|
|Roots Picnic Afterparty: Questlove / Cosmo Baker / Matthew Law||9:30pm||Underground Arts||21+|
|Roots Picnic Afterparty: Hudson Mohawke / Just Blaze / Nick Hook||10:30pm||Theatre of the Living Arts||All Ages|
|Ground Up / DJ Bij Lincs / DJ Juice||11:00pm||Coda||21+|
|Grace Helbig / Hannah Hart / Mamrie Hart||6:00pm||The Trocadero||All Ages|
|Dreamers / Gringo Star / Shantih Shantih||8:00pm||Johnny Brenda's||21+|
|Cold Beat / The Spirit of the Beehive / Myrrias / Blowdryer||7:30pm||PhilaMOCA||All Ages|
|Holydrug Couple||9:00pm - 11:30pm||Kung Fu Necktie||21+|