Live music and more, tonight through Thursday, compiled by Shaun Brady, Tom Di Nardo, James Johnson, Sara Sherr and Laurie Conrad.
POP . . . plus
Dante Bucci: Locally based but among the most-recognized hang players in the world, Bucci opens for harpist Gillian Grassie. Perfect recipe to soothe holiday weekend stress. Tin Angel, 20 S. 2nd St., 7 p.m. Sunday, $10, 215-928-0770, www.tinangel.com.
Assembly of Dust: Rich, twangy sounds and strong songcrafting characterize this band led by Reid Genauer. Their 2009 offering, "Some Assembly Required," artfully used a big roster of guest artists. Adam Ezra Group opens. World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St., 8 p.m. Wednesday, $17 and $24 advance, $20 and $27 day-of, 215-222-1400, worldcafelive.com.
Andrew Lipke & the Prospects: South African expat, now Philly local, has a strong following for his solidly built alt-rock. With Hezekiah Jones, a collaboration of Philadelphia-area artists with Raphael Cutrufello more or less leading the way, and Chris Kasper. Sellersville Theater 1894, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville, 8 p.m. Wednesday, $19.50 and $29.50, 215-257-5808, www.st94.com.
Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams: The pride of Sleepy Holly, N.Y., enchants with its mix of traditional folk and electric guitar. Singer/songwriter Joziah Longo describes the band's music as "punk-classical-hillbilly-Floyd." World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St., 8 p.m. Thursday, $27 advance, $30 day of, 215-222-1400, www.worldcafelive.com.
Tastytreats: One of the city's longest-running hip-hop parties pays homage to a man whose records are among the best- known samples in the genre (and the most sampled among rappers) with their annual James Brown Tribute Night. With DJ Mike Nyce and host Yameen Allworld, it's one of the best ways to enjoy Christmas after spending time with the family. Fluid Nightclub, 613 S. 4th St., 10 p.m. tomorrow, $7, ladies free before 11 p.m., 21-plus, 215-629-3686, fluidnightclub.com.
RANDUM REVOLUTION and RESOLUTIONZ: Poetry/performance features a stellar lineup of local talent, including Sam I Am, Blaqmel, Selina Carerra, Just Greg, Ms. Wise, Gary The Storytella and more. Hosted by Amun Miraaj. Arts Garage, 1533-35 Ridge Ave., 7 p.m. Sunday, $11 advance, $15 at the door, 215-765-2702, www.theartsgarage.com.
Pirate Radio Live: Weekly hip-hop/funk/ showcase is one of University City's hidden treasures. Featuring half-priced food, drink specials, an amazing house band and an ever-changing assortment of special guests, it's an easy choice for those looking for live music on a Tuesday night. Blockley Pourhouse, 3801 Chestnut St., 9 p.m. Tuesday, $5, 21-plus, 215-222-1234, www.theblockley.com.
Superdope: Weekly party features DJ Phsh on the ones and twos playing hip-hop, dub-step, funk and whatever else gets the party moving. Hosted by F.A.M.E. One. Raven Lounge, 1718 Sansom St., 10 p.m. Tuesday, no cover, 21-plus, 215-840-3577, ravenlounge.com.
The City Music Project: Collaborative effort between DJ/producer Golden Spiral and singer/songwriter Frank Cervantes offers an interesting mix of genres that's hard to classify but easy to enjoy. Also performing, acoustic hip-hopper Emerson B and Le Professionnels. Silk City, 435 Spring Garden St., 9 p.m. Wednesday, $8, 21-plus, 215-592-8838, www.silkcityphilly.com.
Wiz Khalifa: Pittsburgh-based rapper hits A.C. two nights in a row. The Thursday show has him rocking alongside fellow Taylor Allderdice High School alum Mac Miller. House of Blues, 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 7 p.m. Wednesday and 8 p.m. Thursday, $22.50, 609-236-2583, www.hob.com.
Webb Thomas Trio: For those who get their shopping and wrapping out of the way early, the Philly drummer offers a Christmas Eve performance with bassist Lee Smith and pianist Rich Budesa. Chris' Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom St., 8 and 10 tonight, $15, 215-568-3131, www.chrisjazzcafe.com.
Darryl Yokley: Brooklyn, N.Y.-based saxophonist leads a strong quartet with Orrin Evans on piano, Luques Curtis on bass, and Wayne Smith Jr. on drums. Chris' Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom St., 8 p.m. Monday, $10, 215-568-3131, www.chrisjazzcafe.com.