Live music and more through Thursday, compiled by Shaun Brady, Tom Di Nardo, James Johnson, Sara Sherr and Laurie T. Conrad.
POP . . . PLUS
Fleetwood Mac: Billed as the "Unleashed Tour," rumor has it Lindsey Buckingham steals the show. Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, 8 tonight. $49.50-$149.50, ticketmaster.com.
Kùlú Mèlé African Dance & Drum Ensemble: Last December, the troupe went to Guinea to collaborate on a dance with other artists. A documentary about the trip, "In Search of Mali Sadjo," will be screened, preceded by a live African drum performance, and followed by a discussion with artists and filmmakers. Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, $9.50, $6.75 seniors, $5 members, students free with ID, 610-527-4008, BrynMawrFilm.org.
Better Than Ezra: Earnest alt-rock from another Louisiana-spawned band. Trocadero, 10th and Arch streets, 8 p.m. Wednesday, $22.50, 215-922-LIVE, www.thetroc.com.
Philadelphia Slick: Fresh off the release of their latest album, "Oil," this hometown hip-hop band is headed back to the North Star Bar along with the Jason Ager Band, Stretch Lefty and Cassoria. North Star Bar, 2639 Poplar St., 9 tonight, $8, 21-plus, 215-787-0488, www.northstarbar.com.
Tastytreats: This long-running weekly hip-hop jam has had a string of great guests in recent weeks. This time it's legendary producer Pete Rock. Fluid Night Club, 613 S. 4th St., 10 tonight, $10, 21-plus, 215-629-3686, fluidnightclub.com.
Uprock: Local rhymer Jawnzap7 hosts b-boy dance party featuring DJ Razor Ramon, Cramske, Seedless and Duiji 13. Proceeds support the Lancaster Avenue Autonomous Space. LAVA, 4134 Lancaster Ave., 10 tonight, $3 in advance, $5 at the door, 215-387-6155, lavazone.org.
Ill Bill: This hardcore rhymer pulls no punches with lyrics that tackle everything from government conspiracies to racism to the horrors of drug addiction. The Note, 142 E. Market St., West Chester, 7 p.m. Wednesday, $13 advance, $15 at the door, 21-plus, 484-947-5713, thenotewc.com.
Art for the Cash Poor: In Liquid's annual party and art sale. Crane Arts Building, 1400 N. American St., 1-6 p.m. today and tomorrow, free, all ages, 215-235-3405, inliquid.com.
Art + Soul Food: Brewerytown galleries and restaurants open their doors. Girard Avenue between 26th and 30th streets, 6-9 tonight, free,
Heathers: Surprisingly, no one had named themselves after the classic mean-girl flick till the name went to this sprightly tart acoustic female duo from Dublin, Ireland. Pi Lam, 3914 Spruce St., 8 tonight, www.myspace.com/thepilam.
Sunset Rubdown: Wolf Parade side project joins Montreal/Japan duo Elfin Saddle and Witchie. Johnny Brenda's, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9 tonight, $12, 215-739-9684, www.johnnybrendas.com.
Hell Under The El: Motorhead-like New Yorkers Midnight Fistfight play their first show at El Bar, Front and Master streets, 9 tonight, $5, 215-634-6430, hellundertheel.com.
Mika Miko: If you can't get Ida Maria tix, go see this L.A. coed punk band. Danger Danger Gallery, 5013 Baltimore Ave., 8-11 p.m. Monday, all ages, myspace.com/dangerdangergallery.
Clues: This Montreal, Arcade Fire and Unicorns spin-off band debuts. Barbary, Frankford Avenue and Columbus Boulevard, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, $10, all ages, r5productions.com.
Telekinesis: Sunny power pop from Merge Records joins another must-see, An Horse. Kung Fu Necktie, 1248 N. Front St., 8 p.m. Tuesday, $10, 215-291-4919, kungfunecktie.com.
Bill Callahan: The man who used to be Smog returns with his literate storytelling. Johnny Brenda's, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9 p.m. Tuesday, $12-$13, 215-739-9684, www.johnnybrendas.com.
Bachelorette: The one-woman synth band from New Zealand makes her Philly debut. Kung Fu Necktie, 1248 N. Front St., 8 p.m. Wednesday, $10, 215-291-4919, kungfunecktie.com.
Girl in a Coma: Austin group is like a female Smiths with a rockabilly twist. Khyber, 56 S. 2nd St., 8 p.m. Wednesday, $8, 215-238-5888, thekhyber.com.
Dirty Projectors: This band has shifted gears more than a few times, from freak folk to Black Flag covers, but their left-field pop is the best incarnation so far. First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St., 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, $13, www.r5productions.com.
Tessa Souter: Elegant vocalist Souter, of Trinidadian and British heritage, follows up her 2005 effort with two upcoming discs, an all-star standards affair on a Japanese label and a U.S. disc with her own tunes, flirting with flamenco and Middle Eastern influences. Chris' Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom St., 8 and 10 tonight, $20, 215-568-3131, chrisjazzcafe.com.
Sci-Fi Philly: A solo set by bassist Christopher Williams from Barcelona, tenor saxophonist Dave Sayers' Trio, Richmond, Va.-based five-piece Glows in the Dark, and a group led by drummer John Testa. Gojjo, 4540 Baltimore Ave., 8 p.m. tomorrow, $5, www.scifiphilly.com.
Bill Frisell Trio: Frisell's uncanny blend of Americana and jazz has gone from being a beautiful curiosity to virtually a genre on its own, and with longtime trio-mates Tony Scherr (bass) and Kenny Wollesen (drums), it's easy to understand why. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St., 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, $40-$50, 215-222-1400, www.worldcafelive.com.
DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival: At 21, the Wilmington festival has definitely come of age, featuring heavyweights like Roy Haynes, Jason Moran, the Bad Plus and Ivan Neville, plus smooth jazz crowd-pleasers and the annual Duke Ellington sacred music concert. Rodney Square, 11th and Market streets, Wilmington, Del., June 15-21, free, 302-576-3095, cliffordbrownjazzfest.com.
Philadelphia Orchestra: Charles Dutoit conducts the complete "Images" of Debussy. Shostakovich's fiery Fifth Symphony completes a program not to be missed. Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Broad and Spruce streets, 8 tonight and Tuesday, $39-$125, 215-893-1999, www.philorch.org.
Opera Company of Philadelphia: The final two performances of Benjamin Britten's "The Rape Of Lucretia" mark the company's chamber opera debut at the Perelman Theater. Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, Broad and Spruce streets, 2:30 p.m. tomorrow, $30-$119, 215-893-1999, www.operaphilly.com.
Savoy Company: This Gilbert and Sullivan company, founded in 1901, continues its tradition with the popular "Pirates Of Penzance." Longwood Gardens, Route 1 in Kennett Square, 8:30 tonight, $25 includes admission to the gardens, 215-735-7161, www.savoyshop.com.
Commonwealth Youthchoirs: For their fifth annual gala, the Keystone State Boychoir and the Pennsylvania Girlchoir will team up in a special program. Guest artist is the superstar mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves. Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 7 p.m. Tuesday, $70-$75, 215-893-1999, www.cychors.org.