In Concert

Arden Gild Hall

2126 The Highway, Wilmington; 302-475-3126. www.ardenclub.com. The Spring Standards. $18 nonmember; $30 both shows nonmember; $15 member; $25 both shows member. 12/26.

Electric Factory

421 N. Seventh St.; 215-569-9400. www.livenation.com. Badfish. $18. 12/21. 8:30 pm. The Starting Line. $25. 12/26. 8 pm. HaleStorm. $25. 12/27. 8 pm.

House of Blues

801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-236-2543. www.hob.com/venues/clubvenues/atlanticcity/. Estelle. $25-$45. 12/21. 9 pm. Mac Miller. $31.50-$39.50. 12/26.

Kimmel Center

Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.kimmelcenter.org. Peter Nero & the Philly Pops: Holiday Pops. $26-$111. 12/22.

The Philadelphia Society for Art, Literature & Music

5841 Overbrook Ave.; 215-477-7578. www.thepsalm.org. Tony Trischka & Skyline. $25 day of show. 12/21. 8 pm.

The Record Collector

358 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown; 609-324-0880. www.the-record-collector.com. The Cryers. $12 advance; $15 day of show. 12/22. 7:30 pm.

Sellersville Theater 1894

Main St. & Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808. www.st94.com. Barley Juice. $21.50. 12/21. 8 pm. Eric Mintel Quartet. $19.50-$29.50; $9.50-$19.50 students and children. 12/22. 2 pm. Christine Lavin. $25-$40. 12/22. 8 pm. Dead on Live. $27.50. 12/23. 7:30 pm. Honeytribe. $15-$25. 12/27. 8 pm.

Starlight Ballroom

460 N. 9th St.; 267-765-5210. r5productions.com. Krewella. $19.50-$24.50. 12/22. 10 pm.

The Theater of the Living Arts (TLA)

334 South St.; 215-922-1011. www.theateroflivingarts.net. Chief Keef. $50 day of show. 12/21. 8 pm. Forever Autumn: A Memorial for Autumn Pasquale. $20 advance; $25 day of show. 12/22. 2:30 pm.

Trocadero Theatre

1003 Arch St.; 215-922-5483. www.thetroc.com. The Lost Season. $16 advance; $19 day of show. 12/22. 6 pm. Bonner. $12 advance; $15 day of show. 12/23. 6 pm. With Life in Mind. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 12/27. 7:30 pm.

Wells Fargo Center

3601 S. Broad St.; 215-336-3600. www.wellsfargocenterphilly.com. Dave Matthews Band. $75-$85. 12/22. 7 pm.

World Cafe Live

3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400. http://www.worldcafelive.com. Find Vienna. $10. 12/21. 8 pm. The Once Was. $9. 12/21. 9 pm. Toy Soldiers. $12 advance; $15 day of show. 12/22. 9 pm. Aztec Two-Step. $30. 12/22. 9 pm. Everett Bradley: Holidelic. $20 advance; $23 day of show. 12/23. 7:30 pm. Mary Scholz. $10. 12/23. 10 pm. Monday Jazz Jam. $5. 12/24. WMMR/Jaxon's Local Shots Live: Mistletoe Jam. $14. 12/26. 6:30 pm. Chris & Tommy's Good Time Folk Rock Show. 12/26. 8 pm.  Laughs & Jams. $10. 12/27. 7:30 pm.

World Cafe Live at the Queen

500 N. Market St., Wilmington; 302-994-1400. queentickets.worldcafelive.com. 4W5 Blues Jam. 12/26. Chesapeake Brass Band & A Cappella Pops: Hark, Hear That Sound. $22; $13 students. 12/21. 8 pm. Judah Tribe. $12. 12/21. 8 pm. Flashback Affair's A Very Wacky Christmas. $10. 12/22. 8 pm. Groove Night. $5. 12/24. Bos Taurus. $10. 12/27. 8 pm. Mr. Greengenes. $13 advance; $16 day of show. 12/27. 9 pm.

Clubs & Coffeehouses

Philadelphia

The Blockley 38th & Chestnut St.; 215-222-1234. www.theblockley.com. Treasure Fingers. $12-$15. 12/21. 9 pm. Beru Revue. $17-$20. 12/22. 9 pm. Start Making Sense. $8-$10. 12/26. 9 pm. Jimkata. $9-$13. 12/27. 9 pm.

Chris' Jazz Cafe 1421 Sansom St.; 215-568-3131. www.chrisjazzcafe.com/. George Burton Band. $15. 12/21. 8 pm. Matt Wilson. $20-$22. 12/22. Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra. $5-$10. 12/26. 7 pm. Jake Kaplan Quintet. $10; $5 students. 12/26. 10 pm. Slowburn. $5-$10. 12/27. 7 pm. Dave Pollack Band. $5-$10. 12/27. 10 pm.

Connie's Ric-Rac 1132 S. 9th St.; 215-279-7587. www.conniesricrac.com. Easy Three & the Funky T. 12/22. 9 pm.

Fergie's Pub 1214 Sansom St.; 215-928-8118. www.fergies.com. Traditional Irish Session. 12/22.

The Fire 412 W. Girard Ave.; 267-671-9298. www.iourecords.com/thefire/. Orbit to Leslie. $8. 12/21. 9 pm. Secrenaut. $8. 12/22. 5 pm. The Manatawny Creek Ramblers. $7. 12/22. 9 pm. Scuzbot. $7. 12/23. 8 pm.

The Grape Room 105 Grape St.; 215-930-0321. www.graperoommusic.com. Crobot. $7. 12/21. 7:30 pm. The Duderick Chasio. $5. 12/26. 9-10 pm.

Johnny Brenda's 1201 Frankford Ave.; 215-739-9684. johnnybrendas.com. Norwegian Arms. $10. 12/21. 9:15 pm. Sweatheart. $10. 12/22. 9:30 pm.

Kung Fu Necktie 1248 N. Front St.; 215-291-4919. www.myspace.com/kungfunecktiebar. Juston Stens & the Get Real Gang. $8. 12/21. 7:30 pm. The Babies. $10. 12/22. 7:30 pm. Doomed to Obscurity. $8. 12/23. 8 pm. Soraia. $10. 12/27. 8 pm.

Legendary Dobbs 304 South St.; 215-925-4053. www.dobbsphilly.com. The Indefatigables. $10. 12/21. 8 pm. Midnight Mob. 12/22. 8 pm. Splintered Sunlight. 12/27. 8 pm.

The Manhattan Room (M Room) 15 W. Girard Ave.; 215-739-5577. www.themanhattanroom.com/. Vice Royal. $8. 12/21. 7 pm.

Mermaid Inn 7673 Germantown Ave.; 215-247-9797. www.themermaidinn.net. Shawn Nolan & Friends. 12/21. 9:30 pm. Zydeco-A-Go-Go. $12. 12/22. 9:30 pm. Vicente Castaneda. 12/27. 9 pm.

North Star Bar 2639 Poplar St.; 215-787-0488. www.northstarbar.com. Low Cut Connie. $12 day of show. 12/21. 9 pm. In Memory of Joe Strummer: A Benefit for Strummerville. $10. 12/22. 8 pm. Old Wounds. $10. 12/27. 7 pm.

Ortlieb's Lounge 847 N. 3d St.; 215-568-1616. www.ortliebslounge.com. Open Mic Soul Jam. 12/26. Sittin' Back With Slo 'n Shakey. 12/27. Gin Canaries. Donations accepted. 12/21.

 Silk City Diner & Lounge 435 Spring Garden St.; 215-592-8838. www.silkcityphilly.com/. Workout!. $5 after 11 pm. 12/21. Anything U Can Shake YrHips2. $7; $3 ladies. 12/22.

Tin Angel at Serrano 20 S. 2d St.; 215-928-0978. www.tinangel.com. Gillian Grassie. $12. 12/21. 8:30 pm. Laura Mann. $10. 12/22. 7:30 pm. Graham Alexander. $10. 12/22. 10:30 pm. Shannon Pelcher. $10. 12/27. 8 pm.

Pennsylvania suburbs

Blarney Stone 1227 W. Chester Pike, West Chester; 610-436-5222. Mr. Nick. 12/21. 8 pm. Matt Fisher. 12/22. 8 pm.

Brownies 23 East 23 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore; 610-649-8389. www.Brownies23east.com. Modern Bliss. $6. 12/22. 10 pm.

Burlap & Bean 204 S Newtown St., Newtown Square; 484-427-4547. www.burlapandbean.com. Kyle Swartzwelder. $12 day of show. 12/21. 8 pm. Clive. $10. 12/22. 8 pm.

Kennett Flash 102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Square; 484-732-8295. www.kennettflash.org. Craig Bickhardt. $15 advance; $18 day of show. 12/22. 8 pm. Blue Monday Jam. $5; $3 players. 12/24.

MilkBoy Coffee 2 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore; 610-645-5269. www.milkboycoffee.com. Jazz Open Mic. 12/24.

The Note 142 E. Market St., West Chester; 800-059-4849. www.thenotewc.com. Backwoods Payback. $20-$22. 12/21. 9 pm. Undertow. $8-$10. 12/22. 9 pm.

Puck 85 Printers Alley, Doylestown; 215-348-9000. www.pucklive.com. Graham Alexander. 12/21. 7 pm. Michael Morrow Band. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 12/22. 7 pm. The Mahlors. $8. 12/23. 5 pm.

Steel City Coffeehouse 203 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-933-4043. www.steelcitycoffeehouse.com/. Spider Miranda. $10-$17. 12/21. 8 pm. Winterbloom. $12-$19 advance; $14 day of show. 12/22. 8 pm.

Delaware

The Blue Parrot Bar & Grille 1934 W. Sixth St., Wilmington; 302-655-8990. www.blueparrotgrille.com. The Bullets. 12/27. Roger Girke Band. 12/21. 9 pm. Bobby Messano Blues Band. 12/22. 9 pm.

Home Grown Cafe 126 E. Main St., Newark; 302-266-6993. www.homegrowncafe.com/. Villains Like You. 12/21. 9 pm. Unity Reggae Band. 12/22. 10 pm. The Sermon. 12/23. 7 pm.