In Concert

Annenberg Center Zellerbach Theatre

3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-6701.

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band: A Creole Christmas.

$20-$50. 12/10. 8 pm.

Slide: An Irish Christmas Celebration.

$20-$50. 12/11. 8 pm.

Colonial Theatre

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

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Leo Kottke.

$24.50-$38.50. 12/10. 8 pm.

Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley: Holiday Pipe Organ Concert.

$10. 12/12. 2 pm.

The Commodore Barry Club

6815 Emlen St.; 215-843-8051. theirishcenter.com/.

Irish Christmas in America.

12/12. 7:30 pm.

Crossing Vineyards & Winery

1853 Wrightstown Rd., Washington Crossing; 215-493-6500.

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Christmas Jazz with Eric Mintel.

$45. 12/10. 7:30 pm.

DuPont Theatre

W. 10th St. at North St. Market, Wilmington; 302-656-4401.

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Handel's Messiah Rocks.

$45-$70. 12/10.

Electric Factory

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

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Dimmu Borgir.

$19.50. 12/10. 8 pm.

Get the Led Out.

$22.50. 12/11. 8:30 pm.

Badfish.

$20. 12/16. 7:30 pm.

First Unitarian Church

2125 Chestnut St.; 267-765-5210.

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Jukebox the Ghost.

$10-$12. 12/10. 7:30 pm.

The Yule Ball 2010.

$15. 12/12. 5 pm.

S. Carey.

$12. 12/15. 7 pm.

Justin Townes Earle.

$13. 12/16. 8 pm.

Grand Opera House

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

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A Charlie Brown Christmas With the Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet.

$24; $19 children. 12/12. 4 pm.

Rufus Wainwright.

$35-$48. 12/14. 8 pm.

House of Blues

801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-236-2543.

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Jagged Edge.

$30-$50. 12/10. 8 pm.

Redemption Saturdays.

$10; free for ladies. 12/11.

International House of Philadelphia

3701 Chestnut St.; 215-387-5125.

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Mario Pavone's Orange Double Tenor.

$12. 12/12. 8 pm.

Keswick Theatre

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

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Blind Boys of Alabama Holiday Show.

$43. 12/10. 8-11 pm.

Mint Condition.

$46. 12/11. 8 pm.

Manhattan Transfer.

$48. 12/16. 7:30-10:30 pm.

Kimmel Center

Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999.

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Peter Nero & the Philly Pops: Holiday Pops.

$27-$110. 12/10.

Painted Bride Art Center

230 Vine St.; 215-925-9914.

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Dave Holland.

$25. 12/11. 7 pm.

The Philadelphia Society for Art, Literature & Music

5841 Overbrook Ave.; 215-477-7578.

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Pezzettino.

$16 advance; $20 day of show. 12/11. 8-10 pm.

The Record Collector

358 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown; 609-324-0880.

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The Fleshtones.

$15 advance; $18 day of show. 12/10. 7:30 pm.

John Wesley Harding.

$20 advance; $25 day of show. 12/11. 7:30 pm.

Jet Weston & His Atomic Ranch Hands.

$10 advance; $12 day of show. 12/16. 7:30 pm.

Sellersville Theater 1894

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

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The Roches.

$33-$45. 12/10. 8 pm.

Trout Fishing in America.

$25; $15 children. 12/11.

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver: A Bluegrass Christmas.

$33-$45. 12/11. 8 pm.

Crash Test Dummies.

$25. 12/12. 7:30 pm.

Suzy Bogguss.

$39.50. 12/16. 8 pm.

The Theater of the Living Arts

334 South St.; 215-922-1011.

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Better Than Ezra.

$22 advance; $25 day of show. 12/10. 9 pm.

Old 97's.

$22 advance; $25 day of show. 12/11. 9 pm.

Attack Attack!

$20 advance; $23 day of show. 12/12.

Liz Phair.

$22.50 advance; $25 day of show. 12/16. 9 pm.

Tower Theater

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

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Joe Satriani.

$39.50-$49.50. 12/10. 8 pm.

Trenton War Memorial

1 Memorial Dr., Trenton; 609-984-8400.

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Cheryl Wheeler.

$24. 12/16. 7 pm.

Trocadero Theatre

1003 Arch St.; 215-922-5483.

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Where's The Band?

$15 advance; $18 day of show. 12/10. 7:30 pm.

I Hate Our Freedom.

$8; free for Where's the Band? ticketholders. 12/10. 11 pm.

The Gunpowder Kings.

$12. 12/11. 1:30 pm.

$10,000 Philly Showdown.

$14 advance; $16 day of show. 12/12. 2 pm.

Ghostland Observatory.

$20 advance; $22 day of show. 12/16. 9 pm.

Wells Fargo Center

3601 S. Broad St.; 215-336-3600.

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Usher.

$29.50-$128. 12/16. 7:30 pm.

World Cafe Live

3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.

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Kennedy Red.

$19. 12/10. 7 pm.

John Grant.

$17 advance; $19 day of show. 12/10. 10 pm.

Milkshake.

$12, $10 children 1-12 advance; $14, $12 children 1-12 day of show; free under 1. 12/11. 11:30 am.

Railroad Earth.

$25-$35. 12/11. 8 pm.

Lizanne Knott.

$6. 12/11. 9 pm.

Nellie McKay.

$25 advance; $28 day of show. 12/12. 7:30 pm.

Xande Cruz & the Batukis.

$13 advance; $16 day of show. 12/12. 8 pm.

Happy Hour Jazz Jam With Orrin Evans & Friends.

$5. 12/13.

CREAM: The Best of Philly Rising.

12/15. 8 pm.

Alejandro Escovedo.

$30-$40 advance; $33-$43 day of show. 12/16. 7:30 pm.

Clubs & Coffeehouses

Philadelphia

The Barbary

951 Frankford Ave.; 215-634-7400.

. Madball. $15. 12/16. 7 pm.

The Blockley Pourhouse 38th & Ludlow; 215-222-1234. www.theblockley.com. Pirate Radio Live. $7; $5 with RSVP. 12/14. The Armchairs. $7. 12/11. 8 pm. Matt Roach: The All-Original Christmas Show. $8 advance; $10 day of show. 12/15. 8 pm.

Chris' Jazz Cafe 1421 Sansom St.; 215-568-3131. www.chrisjazzcafe.com/. Jazz Jam With Victor North. $3. 12/14. Joey DeFrancesco Trio: A Tribute to Michael Jackson. $25. 12/10. Jazz Jam With Justin Faulkner. $10; $5 musicians with instruments. 12/10. Phamily. $10. 12/11. 11:30 pm. Charles Lane Quintet. $5-$10. 12/13. 8 pm. The Sutin/Santangelo Project. $5-$10. 12/14. 7-10 pm. Philly Rhythm Kings. $5-$10. 12/15. 7-10 pm. Wataru Niimori Band. $10; $5 students. 12/15. 10 pm. Matt Davis Quartet. $5-$10. 12/16. 7 pm. Erik Sayles Band. $10; $5 students. 12/16. 10 pm.

Fergie's Pub 1214 Sansom St.; 215-928-8118. www.fergies.com. Dave Steel Blues Band. 12/10. 10 pm. Traditional Irish Session. Cabin Dogs. 12/11. 10 pm.

The Fire 412 W. Girard Ave.; 267-671-9298. www.iourecords.com/thefire/. Igor's Egg. $10. 12/11. 9 pm. Dangerous Ponies. $7. 12/12. 7 pm. McRad. $8. 12/15. 9 pm. The Original Marta. $6. 12/16. 9 pm.

Fluid Nightclub 613 S. 4th St.; 215-629-3686. www.fluidnightclub.com. Tastytreats. $7. 12/11. Fast, Cheap & Out of Control. $5. 12/12.

Johnny Brenda's 1201 Frankford Ave.; 215-739-9684. johnnybrendas.com. Crooked Fingers. $12. 12/10. 9 pm. Frog Holler. $10. 12/11. 9 pm. Freelance Whales. $12. 12/14. 9 pm. Turning Points for Children Benefit Show. $10. 12/15. 9 pm. Steve Goldberg & the Arch Enemies. $10. 12/16. 9 pm.

Kung Fu Necktie 1248 N. Front St.; 215-291-4919. www.myspace.com/kungfunecktiebar. Chief. $10. 12/10. Night Train. 12/16. England Belongs to Twee. 12/10. 10 pm. Buke & Gass. $8. 12/10. 7:30 pm. Broadzilla. 12/11. 10 pm. The Revilers. $8. 12/11. 4 pm. Bells Bells Bells. $5. 12/12. 8 pm. Deathbeds. $5. 12/14. 8 pm. The Notekillers. $8. 12/16. 8 pm.

The Manhattan Room (M Room) 15 W. Girard Ave.; 215-739-5577. www.themanhattanroom.com/. The Heavy Pets. $10. 12/10. 9 pm. The Shalitas. $12. 12/11. 9 pm. Steve Mason. $12. 12/15. 8 pm.

Mermaid Inn 7673 Germantown Ave.; 215-247-9797. www.themermaidinn.net. The Hot Club of Philadelphia. $15-$20. 12/10. 9:30 pm. Something Black. 12/11. 9:30 pm. The Virtuous Rogues. 12/16. 9 pm.

Millcreek Tavern 4200 Chester Ave.; 215-222-1255. www.millcreektavernphilly.com. Chrononaut. $5. 12/10. 9 pm. Glasgow. 12/16. 9 pm. Big Blue Spruce. 12/16. 8 pm.

North Star Bar 2639 Poplar St.; 215-787-0488. www.northstarrocks.com. Dirty Diamond. $10. 12/10. 9 pm. The Bronze Radio Return. $10; $5 with new toy or canned good item. 12/11. 9 pm. The New Kings of Rhythm. $8. 12/12. 8 pm. Vintage Kicks. $7. 12/14. 8 pm. Machine Gun Joe. $8. 12/15. 8 pm. City Rain. $8. 12/16. 8 pm.

Tin Angel at Serrano 20 S. 2nd St.; 215-928-0978. www.tinangel.com. Nicole Reynolds. $10. 12/10. 7:30 pm. Yarn. $10. 12/10. 10:30 pm. Keren Ann. $15. 12/11. 7:30 pm. Kelly Willis. $22. 12/11. 10 pm. Carbon Leaf. $18. 12/15.

Tritone 1508 South St.; 215-545-0475. www.tritonebar.com/. Positively Sick on South Street. 12/10. 9:30 pm. The Blackhawks. 12/12. 9 pm. Natural Selection. 12/13. 9 pm. Avant Ascension. 12/15. 9:30 pm. Puzzlebox. 12/16. 9:30 pm.

Warmdaddy's 1400 S. Columbus Blvd.; 215-462-2000. www.warmdaddys.com. Open Jam With Randy Lippincott. 12/14. The Blue Method. $15. 12/10.

Pennsylvania suburbs

Blarney Stone

1227 W. Chester Pike, West Chester; 610-436-5222. Lukas JP & the Nomad Clientele. $3. 12/10. 9:30 pm. Incognito. $3. 12/11. 9:30 pm.

Brownies 23 East 23 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore; 610-649-8389. www.Brownies23east.com/. Steve Augeri Band. 12/10. 10 pm.

Burlap & Bean 204 S Newtown St., Newtown Square; 484-427-4547. www.burlapandbean.com. Rod Picott & Amanda Shires. $10. 12/10. 8 pm. Alfred James Band. $10. 12/11. 8 pm.

Flying Pig Saloon 121 E. King St., Malvern; 610-578-9208. Capture the Flag. $3. 12/10. 9 pm.

Kennett Flash 102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Square; 484-732-8295. www.kennettflash.org. Angel Band. $22 advance; $25 day of show. 12/10. 8 pm. North Lawrence Midnight Singers. $12 advance; $15 day of show. 12/11. 8 pm.

MilkBoy Coffee 2 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore; 610-645-5269. www.milkboycoffee.com. Dante Bucci. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 12/10. 8 pm. Johanna & the Dusty Floor. $8 advance; $10 day of show. 12/11. 8 pm. Jazz Open Mike. 12/13.

The Note 142 E. Market St., West Chester; 800-059-4849. www.thenotewc.com. Grandy. $12 advance; $14 day of show. 12/12. 6:30 pm. Dashboard Confessional. $26 advance; $29 day of show. 12/14. 7:30 pm.

Puck 85 Printers Alley, Doylestown; 215-348-9000. www.pucklive.com. Pink Elephants. $8. 12/10. 7 pm. Howard Fishman. $12 advance; $15 day of show. 12/11. 8:30 pm. Women Who Rock. $5. 12/12. 6 pm.

Steel City Coffeehouse 203 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-933-4043. www.steelcitycoffeehouse.com/. Christine Havrilla. $15 advance; $18 day of show. 12/10. 8:30 pm. Burning Bridget Cleary. $15 advance; $18 day of show. 12/11. 9 pm. Garnet Rogers. $16 advance; $18 day of show. 12/12. 6 pm. Acoustic Tuesdays Open Mike. 12/14.

New Jersey

Coastline

1240 Brace Rd., Cherry Hill; 856-795-1773.

. Salsa Lessons & Dancing. 12/12. Monday Night Dance Party. 12/13.

Delaware

The Blue Parrot Bar & Grille

1934 W. Sixth St., Wilmington; 302-655-8990.

. The Bullets. 12/16. Billy Hector. 12/10. 9 pm. Brooke Shive & the 45's. 12/11. 9 pm. William Walter & Company. 12/15. 9 pm.

Home Grown Cafe 126 E. Main St., Newark; 302-266-6993. www.homegrowncafe.com/. Boomslang. 12/10. 10 pm. Quimby Mountain Band. 12/11. 10 pm. Bruce Anthony. 12/15.