In Concert

The Commodore Barry Club

6815 Emlen St.; 215-843-8051. theirishcenter.com/. Philadelphia Swing Dance Society: Almost New Years. $25. 12/29. 9 pm.

Electric Factory

421 N. Seventh St.; 215-569-9400. www.livenation.com. Dark Star Orchestra. $25. 12/29. 8:30 pm. The Starting Line. $25. 12/30. 8 pm. Sold Out. Octane. $10. 12/31. 8:30 pm.

First Unitarian Church

2125 Chestnut St.; 267-765-5210. www.r5productions.com. Moosh & Twist: OCD. $16.50-$30. 12/29. 8 pm.

House of Blues

801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-236-2543. www.hob.com/venues/clubvenues/atlanticcity/. The Roots. $29.50-$39.50. 12/28. 9 pm. Rusko. $35-$40. 12/29. 10 pm. Jane's Addiction. $65-$95. 12/31. 10 pm.

 

The Philadelphia Society for Art, Literature & Music

5841 Overbrook Ave.; 215-477-7578. www.thepsalm.org. Blues Jam With the Philly Blues Kings. 1/2.

The Record Collector

358 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown; 609-324-0880. www.the-record-collector.com. Kelly Carvin. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 12/28. 7:30 pm. Jules Shear. $15 advance; $18 day of show. 12/29. 7:30 pm.

Sellersville Theater 1894

Main St. & Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808. www.st94.com. Live Wire. $21.50. 12/28. 8 pm. Beatlemania Now. $29.50-$40. 12/29. The Marshall Tucker Band. $50-$75. 12/30. 7:30 pm. Dr. K's Motown Revue. $39.50-$49.50. 12/31.

The Theater of the Living Arts

334 South St.; 215-922-1011. www.theateroflivingarts.net. Ross Lynch. $15 advance; $18 day of show. 12/28. 3 pm. Chill Moody. $12 advance; $15 day of show. 12/28. 10 pm. RJD2. $20-$35. 12/29. 8 pm. The Devil Makes Three. $25 advance; $30 day of show. 12/31. 8:30 pm.

Tower Theater

19 S. 69th St., Upper Darby; 610-352-2887. www.livenation.com. Gov't Mule. $29.50-$35. 12/28.

Trocadero Theatre

1003 Arch St.; 215-922-5483. www.thetroc.com. Kick Back Tomorrow. $10. 12/28. 7:30 pm. In Nomine Patris. $10. 12/29. 1:30 pm. Shane Henderson & the Future Perfect. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 12/29. 7:30 pm. Papadosio. $17 advance; $19 day of show. 12/30. 9 pm. Brothers Past. $23.50 advance; $25 day of show. 12/31. 9 pm.

World Cafe Live

3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400. http://www.worldcafelive.com. Mike Maguire. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 12/28. 9 pm. Mike Pinto. $12 advance; $15 day of show. 12/28. 8:30 pm. Chevonne. $9. 12/29. 8 pm. The Grand Slambovians. $22 advance; $25 day of show. 12/30. 7:30 pm. Philadelphia Jug Band. $10. 12/30. 8 pm. Monday Jazz Jam. $5. 12/31. New Year's Eve Record Release Party With the Dukes of Destiny. $30. 12/31. 10 pm. New Year's Eve With PhillyBloco. $25 advance; $30 after 10/31. 12/31. 10:30 pm. The Hype! Presents: Guess the World Didn't End. $10. 1/3. 7:30 pm. Meg Mackey. $7. 1/3. 8 pm.

World Cafe Live at the Queen

500 N. Market St., Wilmington; 302-994-1400. queentickets.worldcafelive.com. 4W5 Blues Jam. 1/2. Montana Wildaxe. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 12/28. 8 pm. Kuf Knotz. $13 advance; $15 day of show. 12/29. 8 pm. Groove Night. $5. 12/31. Rusted Root. $36-$61. 12/31. 10 pm. The First Annual Inner City Fest. $14. 1/13.

Clubs & Coffeehouses

Philadelphia

The Blockley 38th & Chestnut St.; 215-222-1234. www.theblockley.com. Action Bronson. $15-$20. 12/28. 9 pm. Black Thought. $20-$23. 12/29. 9 pm. The ReBirth Brass Band. $15-$18. 12/30. 9 pm.

Chris' Jazz Cafe 1421 Sansom St.; 215-568-3131. www.chrisjazzcafe.com/. Bootsie Barnes, Larry McKenna & Craig Ebner. $25. 12/31. The Bailey Trio. $5-$10. 1/2. 7-10 pm. Sang Won Jeong Quintet. $5-$10. 1/2. 10 pm. James Collins Band. $5-$10. 1/3. 7-10 pm. Radioactive Zebra. $5-$10. 1/3. 10 pm.

Fergie's Pub 1214 Sansom St.; 215-928-8118. www.fergies.com. Traditional Irish Session. 12/29.

The Fire 412 W. Girard Ave.; 267-671-9298. www.iourecords.com/thefire/. Secret Plot to Destroy the Entire Universe. $10. 12/31. 5 pm. Four Nights Gone. $8. 1/2. 7 pm.

Fluid Nightclub 613 S. 4th St.; 215-629-3686. www.fluidnightclub.com. Tastytreats. $7. 12/29. Fusion. $5. 12/30.

The Grape Room 105 Grape St.; 215-930-0321. www.graperoommusic.com. The Paper Jets. 12/29. 8 pm. Path of Motion. 12/30. 8 pm. The Great Socio. 12/31. 9 pm. The Rumble. $5. 1/2. 8 pm. Lanice London. 1/3. 9 pm.

Legendary Dobbs 304 South St.; 215-925-4053. www.dobbsphilly.com. Commonwealth Choir. 12/29. 8 pm.

Johnny Brenda's 1201 Frankford Ave.; 215-739-9684. johnnybrendas.com. Hezekiah Jones. $10. 12/28. 9:15 pm. Beretta 76. $10. 12/29. 9:15 pm. The War on Drugs. $18. 12/30. The War On Drugs. $18. 12/31. 9 pm.

Kung Fu Necktie 1248 N. Front St.; 215-291-4919. www.myspace.com/kungfunecktiebar. Young London. $8 advance; $10 day of show. 12/28. 7:30 pm. Strangled by the Stereo Wire. 12/28. 11 pm. La Capitana. $8. 12/29. 7:30 pm. RoomRunner. $8. 1/1. 8 pm. Nick Oliveri & The Mondo Generator. $15. 1/3. 8 pm.

Mermaid Inn 7673 Germantown Ave.; 215-247-9797. www.themermaidinn.net. The Virtuous Rogues. 12/28. 9:30 pm. The Planets. 12/29. 9:30 pm.

North Star Bar 2639 Poplar St.; 215-787-0488. www.northstarbar.com. The World at Large. $7 advance; $9 day of show. 12/29. 9 pm. Relatives. $8. 1/3. 8 pm.

Ortlieb's Lounge 847 N. 3d St.; 215-568-1616. www.ortliebslounge.com. Open Mic Soul Jam. 1/2. Sittin' Back With Slo 'n Shakey. 1/3. Undertow. $8. 12/28. Dirk Quinn Band. $10. 12/29. 9:30 pm. Leana Song. $8. 12/30. New Year's Eve Party. $45. 12/31. 9 pm.

Plough & The Stars 123 Chestnut St.; 215-733-0300. www.ploughstars.com/. Traditional Irish Music Session. 12/30.

Silk City Diner & Lounge 435 Spring Garden St.; 215-592-8838. www.silkcityphilly.com/. Anything U Can Shake YrHips2. $7 for men; $3 for women. 12/29.

Tin Angel at Serrano 20 S. 2d St.; 215-928-0978. www.tinangel.com. Murali Coryell. $12. 12/28. 7:30 pm. Mike Doughty. $22. 12/29. 7:30 pm. Francis Dunnery. $35. 12/31. 9 pm.

Pennsylvania suburbs

Blarney Stone 1227 W. Chester Pike, West Chester; 610-436-5222. The Whyos. 12/28. 8 pm. Hake & Jarema. 12/29. 8 pm.

Brownies 23 East 23 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore; 610-649-8389. www.Brownies23east.com. Strange as Angels. $6. 12/28. 10 pm. Crazy in Stereo. $6. 12/29. 10 pm.

Burlap & Bean 204 South Newtown St., Newtown Square; 484-427-4547. www.burlapandbean.com. Drew Gibson. $8 advance; $10 day of show. 12/28. 8 pm. The Silent Signals. $5. 12/29. 8 pm.

Kennett Flash 102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Square; 484-732-8295. www.kennettflash.org. Los Festingos. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 12/29. 8 pm. Blue Monday Jam. $5; $3 players. 12/31. Jazz Bridge. $10; $5 students. 1/2. 7:30 pm.

MilkBoy Coffee 2 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore; 610-645-5269. www.milkboycoffee.com. Carla Bean. $8-$10. 12/28. 8 pm. Ray Ward. $8-$10. 12/29. 8 pm. Jazz Open Mic. 12/31.

The Note 142 E. Market St., West Chester; 800-059-4849. www.thenotewc.com. Boy Sets Fire. $13-$15. 12/31. 9 pm.

Puck 85 Printers Alley, Doylestown; 215-348-9000. www.pucklive.com. Quimby Mountain Band. 12/28. 8 pm. The Underhills. $8. 12/29. 7 pm. New Year's Eve Party With Philly Rock & Soul. $25-$45 advance; $35-$55 day of event. 12/31. 8:30 pm. Birdie Num Num & the Spirit Squad. 1/3. 8:30 pm.

Steel City Coffeehouse 203 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-933-4043. www.steelcitycoffeehouse.com/. Silent Reunion. $10-$17. 12/28. 8 pm. Riley Road. $12-$19 advance; $15 day of show. 12/29. 8 pm. New Year's Eve With Ben Arnold. $35-$42. 12/31. 9:30 pm.