In Concert

Appel Farm Arts & Music Center

457 Shirley Rd., Elmer; 609-358-2472.

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Chip & Anne Mergott

. $5. 5/19 7:30 pm.

Colonial Theatre

227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228.

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The Soft Parade

. $19.50-$24.50. 5/18 8 pm.

Electric Factory

421 N. Seventh St.; 215-569-9400.

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Mastodon

. $20 advance; $23 day of show. 5/18 8:30 pm.

Elvis Costello

. $49.50. 5/19 8:30 pm.

Porcupine Tree

. $23.50 advance; $25 day of show. 5/23 8:30 pm.

The Fillmore Philadelphia

334 South St.; 215-922-1011.

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Andrew Bird

. $17 advance; $19 day of show. 5/18 9 pm.

Grand Opera House

818 N. Market St., Wilmington; 302-652-5577.

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Musikarmageddon: Round Two

- Featuring performanecs by Identity, Labor Day Saints, Mammy, Reality Stricken, The Cannon Logic & The Relay. $7. 5/19 7 pm.

Angelique Kidjo

. $25.50-$29.50. 5/20 7 pm.

Hard Rock Cafe - Atlantic City

1000 Boardwalk Virginia Ave., Atlantic City; 609-441-0007.

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Saliva

. $25. 5/18 9:15 pm.

House of Blues - Atlantic City

801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-236-2543. hob.com/venues/clubvenues/atlanticcity.

All Strung Out

. 5/21 8 pm.

Keswick Theatre

291 Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.

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The Machine

. $29.50. 5/18 8 pm.

Poco

. $29.50-$35. 5/19 8 pm.

Sellersville Theater 1894

Main St. & Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808.

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Chris Smither

. $25. 5/18 8 pm.

The Bacon Brothers

. 5/20 4 & 7:30 pm.

Ten Years After

. $25. 5/23 8 pm.

Tower Theater

19 S. 69th St., Upper Darby; 610-352-2887.

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Godsmack

. $39.50. 5/22-5/23 8 pm.

Steely Dan

. $45-$125. 5/24 8 pm.

Trocadero Theatre

1003 Arch St.; 215-922-5483.

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Son Volt

. $19 advance; $21 day of show. 5/18 7 pm.

Exposure

- Philly's best new alternative & punk bands.$15. 5/19 11 am.

Tooth & Nail Tour Featuring MXPX

. $17 advance; $19 day of show. 5/20 5 pm.

Lemons Are Louder Than Rocks

. 5/22.

More Like the Moon

. $10. 5/22 5 pm.

Inbred

. $10. 5/24 6 pm.

Tweeter Center at the Waterfront

One Harbour Blvd., Camden; 856-365-1300.

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Kiss Concert 2007

. $35-$200. 5/19 1 am.

Evanescence

. $49.50. 5/20 1 pm.

Gwen Stefani

. $25-$69.50. 5/24 7:30 pm.

World Cafe Live

3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.

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Slo-Mo Featuring Mic Wrecka: Release of Smokey Mountain

. $15-$25. 5/18 7:30 pm.

The Rigbees

. $10. 5/18 9 pm.

Brothers Past

. $12. 5/19 9:30 pm.

Paul Green School of Rock: I Love the '90s

. $10. 5/19-5/20 3 pm.

Seth Kallen & The Reaction

. $5. 5/20 8 pm.

Shawn Mullins

. $20. 5/21 7:30 pm.

Johnette Napolitano

. $14-$16. 5/21 8 pm.

Willard Grant Conspiracy

. $10-$12. 5/22 8 pm.

Full Service

. 5/23 6:30 pm.

KRS-One

. $18 advance; $20 day of show. 5/23 7:30 pm.

Matt Santry

. $6. 5/23 8 pm.

Nervous But Excited

. $8. 5/24 7 pm.

Suzanne Gorman

. $20. 5/24 7:30 pm.

Ian Walsh

. $5. 5/24 9:30 pm.

Clubs & Coffeehouses

Philadelphia

Bob & Barbara's Lounge

1509 South St.; 215-545-4511.

. The Crowd Pleasers - Blues band. 5/18-5/19.

Emmett's Place 925 Levick St.; 215-743-5535. Skibbereen. 5/19. "Irish'' Terry Conklin. 5/20.

Finnigan's Wake 537 N. Third St.; 215-574-9317. www.finnigans.com. The Zone. 5/18. The Loop. 5/19. Loudmouth. 5/24.

The Fire 412 West Girard Ave; 267-671-9298. www.iourecords.com/thefire. Sela. 5/23.

Grape Street Pub 4100 Main St.; 215-483-7084. www.grapestreetpub.com. Bad Veronika, Bridges & a Bottle, Mad Sweet Pangs, MoneyPenny, The Peace Creeps, Takenobu, Transistor Rodeo. 5/18. Fat City Reprise, IY, Laura Shay, Stellarbelly, Ted Hammock. 5/19. Spin, Cyclone 60, Fat City Reprise, Pieces of Euphoria, Scorefour, Skidmore Fountain, Strange Days of Glory, Styll. 5/22. Distinguished Gentlemen, The Energy, The Levee Drivers, The What Monsters. 5/23. Blue Collar, Deathstar Overdrive, Grant Butler, Stuntditch, Throws Like a Girl, Tim McNally. 5/24.

Johnny Brenda's 1201 N. Frankford Ave.; 215-739-9684. johnnybrendas.com. Mando Diao. 5/18. Hail Social. 5/19. The Rosebuds. 5/23. Fang Fang. 5/24.

Khyber 56 S. Second St.; 215-238-5888. www.thekhyber.com. Fior Fiero. 5/18. Unsane. 5/19. Middle Distance Runner. 5/20. Sneak Across The Border. 5/22. Canadian Invasion. 5/23. Lifesavas - Portland-based rap group featuring Vursatyl & Jumbo the Garbageman. 5/24.

Mermaid Inn 7673 Germantown Ave.; 215-247-9797. www.themermaidinn.net. Stevie & the Bluescasters. 5/19.

Millcreek Tavern 4200 Chester Ave.; 215-222-1255. www.millcreektavernphilly.com. The Great Unknown. 5/18. Sean Lee. 5/24.

North By Northwest (NXNW) 7165 Germantown Ave.; 215-248-1000. www.nxnwphl.com. Soul Spotlight Mondays. 5/21.

North Star Bar 2639 Poplar St.; 215-787-0488. www.northstarrocks.com. Emergenza. 5/18-5/20, 5/24. The Draft. 5/21. The Pharmacy. 5/23.

Ortlieb's Jazzhaus 847 N. Third St.; 215-922-1035. www.ortliebsjazzhaus.com. Eric Frazier Quintet, Leon Jordan Jr. Quintet. 5/18. Ralph Bowen Quartet. 5/19. Jam Session With the Roger Prieto Quartet. 5/20. Ortlieb's Hausband. 5/22. Neil Podgurski Trio. 5/23. Jef Lee Johnson. 5/24.

The Raven Lounge 1718 Sansom St.; 215-840-3577. www.ravenlounge.com. RedRum Rock 'N' Roll Ball. 5/19. Rock the Night Mondays. 5/21. Tommy Ciccone. 5/23.

Tin Angel at Serrano 20 S. 2nd St.; 215-928-0978. www.tinangel.com. Dan May, The Lowlands. 5/18. Christine Havrilla, Devin Greenwood. 5/19. Storyhill. 5/21. Griffin House. 5/23. Fairport Convention. 5/24.

Warmdaddy's 1400 Columbus Blvd.; 215-462-2000. www.warmdaddys.com. Harper. 5/18-5/19. Bryan Parr & The Blind Date Band. 5/20. Brews & Blues Jam With Randy Lippincott Band. 5/22. Don Evans Blues Band. 5/23. Brass Heaven Featuring Jeff Bradshaw. 5/24.

Whiskey Tango Tavern 14000 Bustleton Ave.; 215-671-9234. www.whiskeytangotavern.com. Monkey Bus. 5/18. Split Decision. 5/19. The Union. 5/22. 4 on the Floor. 5/23.

Pennsylvania suburbs

Ballroom on High

310 E. High St., Pottstown; 610-348-6727.

. Friday Swing Dance - Open swing dancing with a DJ. Basic East Coast Swing lesson 8 pm. 5/18. The Slicked Up Nines - Jumpin' brassy swing jazz. Beginner swing dance lesson 8 pm. 5/19.

Blarney Stone 1227 W. Chester Pike, West Chester; 610-436-5222. Nameless Few. 5/19.

Bourbon 722 Village Square, Blue Bell; 610-272-5780. www.bourbonbluebell.com. Seth Holzman Trio With Wanamaker Lewis. 5/18.

Bowman's Tavern 1600 River Rd., New Hope; 215-862-2972. Andy Prescott. 5/20.

Brownies 23 East 23 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore; 610-649-8389. www.Brownies23east.com. Burnt Sienna. 5/18, 5/23. Steamroller Picnic. 5/19. Splintered Sunlight. 5/24.

D'Ignazio's Towne House 117 Veterans Sq., Media; 610-566-6141. www.townehouse.com. Frank Tucci. 5/18. 5/19.

Fingers 700 Bethlehem Pike, Erdenheim; 215-233-9955. Piano Bar Entertainment. 5/18-5/24.

Il Sol Tuscan Grill 255 North Sycamore St., Newtown; 215-968-5880. www.ilsoltuscangrill.com. Salsa Friday - Salsa dance with Sonya Elmore. 5/18. Barbara Trent - Jazz pianist & vocalist. 5/19.

Karen's Place at Doylestown Mennonite Church 590 N. Broad St., Doylestown; 215-345-6377. karensplace.org. Just Passing Thru. 5/19.

King George II Inn 102 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-788-5536. www.kginn.com. John Stenger, Pianist. 5/18-5/19.

Maddie's 330 E. Lancaster Ave., Frazer; 610-644-2722. www.maddies.com. 52 Pick Up. 5/18. Big Bang Baby. 5/19. Brent & Co. 5/24.

McCloskey's Tavern 17 Cricket Ave., Ardmore; 610-642-9280. Jim Fogarty. 5/20.

Moon Dancer Vineyards & Winery 1282 Klines Run Rd., Wrightsville; 717-252-9463. www.moondancerwinery.com. Micah Simmons. 5/18. A.D. Chandler & Chris McKnew. 5/19. Folk by Association. 5/20.