Philadelphia-based band The Weaks has an affinity for combining catchy, bubbly melodies, noisy punk-influenced accompaniment, and lyrics full of self-loathing. The band released their first EP, "The World Is A Terrible Place and I Hate Myself and I Want To Die" in February, containing six tracks that are clearly inspired by punk-influenced bands of the mid-90's like Weezer, Foo Fighters, and Jawbreaker. Similar to the aforementioned bands, The Weaks isn't afraid to scatter classic-rock influences throughout its music, mostly evident in the Queen-esque guitar solos.
The Weaks performs with Ma Jolie, Ghost Righter, Wixley & Crump, and Dreameaters on Saturday, April 12, 3 p.m. at the Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Avenue. Tickets are $7 advance and $9 at the door. Bugjar.com.