Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, 777 Harrah’s Blvd., 9 p.m., $50-$35, 800-736-1420, www.ticketmaster.com.
ALO — once answering to the Animal Liberation Orchestra — continues to fine tune the jam band recipe. The new “Sounds Like This” sounds like songs that could and ought to get played on the radio. It’d almost their “Workingman’s Dead,” if you don’t mind us saying. Chris Kasper opens.
World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St., 9 p.m. Friday, $17-24, 215-222-1400, www.worldcafelive.com.
Too Hot To Trot
They’ve been around long enough to wiggle into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year. That doesn’t mean Red Hot Chili Peppers can’t still stir up a mess of trouble, judging by the hooliganism that erupted after their arena show in Newark, N.J. a couple nights back. Keep cool, gang! Sleigh Bells open.
Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St., 8 p.m. Friday, sold out. 800-298-4200, www.livenation.com
Going for Baroque
If you love the lush, go for Baroque pop of Polyphonic Spree, get hip to Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes. They’re fronted by a mystical figure who also answers to Alex Ebert (whenever working with the synth pop Ima Robot).
Tower Theater, 69th and Ludlow Sts., 8 p.m. Friday, $30, 800-745-3000, www.livenation.com.
Truth Will Set You Free
Get your head on crooked with Spiritualized, a big vision Brit band swimming between punk and dream pop waters. Front man James Pierce has a pretty firm inkling — reasserted on the fresh dished set “Huh?” — that the end is nigh.
TLA, 334 South St., 8 p.m. Friday, $23, 800-745-3000, www.livenation.com.
From Russia With Love
One of our favorite downtown New York eccentrics, the Russian-born, classically trained Regina Spektor, has managed to keep her “anti-folk” edge on while continuing to grow an audience. Expect a big taste of the new studio project “What We Saw From the Cheap Seats” dropping in a fortnight. Opening up — Spektor’s good bud Only Son — aka Russian American singer/songwriter and former Moldy Peaches guitarist Jack Dishel.
Tower Theater, 69th and Ludlow Sts., 8 p.m. Saturday, $39.50-$49.50, 800-745-3000, www.livenation.com.
Dark and Growly, Redux
Remember Screaming Trees, one of the major grunge bands of the ‘80s? Front man Mark Lanagan is still up to growling, torturous stuff, obsessed with the “muddy water rising up.” Bring a towel.
TLA, 334 South St., 7 p.m. Saturday, $15/$20, 800-745-3000, www.livenation.com.
Out and About
The outdoor concert season is operative with Loaded Festival, an orgy of DJ crafted electronica. British dubstep hotshot Rusko headlines with Flux Pavilion. Also tripping the day away — Wolfgang Gartner, Downlink, AK1200, Schoolboy, J. Rabbit, dirtyloud, Lucky Date, Pierce Fulton, KDrew, Mt Eden, Brown & Gammon, Dubsef.
Festival Pier, Columbus Blvd at the foot of Spring Garden St., 2 p.m. Saturday, $35-$75, $30 (4-pack indiv), 800-745-3000, www.livenation.com.
Ward of the People
Alt folkster, sometime She & Him-ster and all-round cool dude M.Ward brings it on, with Lee Renaldo Band slotted first.
Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St., 8:30 p.m. Saturday, $22/$25, 215-232-2100, www.utphilly.com.
Our favorite professorial band Milton and The Devils are in full REM tribute mode; 18th Pale Descendents bow down in supplication to The Smiths. And for something new, Successful Failures introduce their CD.
North Star, 27th and Poplar Sts., 9 p.m. Saturday, $10, 215-787-0488, www.northstarbar.com.
Tasty Treat for Mum
Take yours to a Sunday brunch featuring the Brazilian jazz lovin’ (and rooted) Minas.
Upstairs at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St., seating from 11 a.m. Sunday, show at noon, $15 admission (brunch items extra), 215-222-1400, www.worldcafe.live.com
A Fine Romance
Or cozy up with the mother of your children as cabaret crooner Steve Tyrell shares perennials. Special guest Debby Boone also will “Light Up Your Life.”
Keswick Theatre, Easton Road and Keswick Ave., Glenside, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, $42.50-$52.50, 215-572-7650, www.keswicktheatre.com.
Help Philly’s rock alternative Radio 104.5 blow out 5th birthday candles with a mixed bag of musical presents — sets from Incubus, Cake, Angels and Airwaves, Flogging Molly and Civil Twilight.
Festival Pier, Columbus Blvd at the foot of Spring Garden, 6 p.m. Sunday, $59.50 - $65, 800-745-3000, www.livenation.com.
Mother’s Day I
“Real Housewives of New Jersey” and “Celebrity Apprentice” star Teresa Giudice will meet and greet fans Friday in a Mother’s Day event at Parx Casino. The table-flipper will meet and greet fans starting at 5 p.m. in the main casino lobby then at 7 p.m., in 60 club when she takes the stage to cook a few recipes from her new cookbook “Fabulicious” with samples for the crowd.
Parx Casino, 2999 Street Rd., Bensalem, 1-888-588-PARX.
Mother’s Day II
Sunday may be Mother’s Day, but the party starts Saturday night at as Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall hosts the fourth annual “Mother’s Day Festival.” This year’s show is headlined by Philly’s diva-in-chief, Patti Labelle and soul crooners Charlie Wilson (formerly of The Gap Band) and Johnny Gill.
Boardwalk Hall, Boardwalk at Florida Avenue, 7:30 p.m., $!15-$55, 800-736-1420, www.ticketmaster.com.
Giant street sale
Think of the Punk Rock Flea Market as the most epic sidewalk sale you’ve ever seen. Over 300 tables hocking everything from records to handmade jewelry to vintage clothes. What separates the Punk Rock Flea Market from your average craft fair is that it has crafters selling their unique goods, collectors who dig deep for the connoisseur and people who cleaned out their closet and are looking to get rid of some old clothes.
461 N. 9th St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, $3, r5productions.com
— Compiled by Jonathan Takiff, Chuck Darrow and Molly Eichel