Rob Zombie: Metal-rocker Rob Zombie will be at the Electric Factory tonight with Nekomantix. Zombie is known to bring out the darker side in music, mixing horror with head-banging tunes. Nekomantix is a heavy metal group that hails from California. According to their myspace page, their influences are life, death and beyond. See both acts for only $35. Electric Factory, 421 North 7th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19123, $35, 8 p.m.
Folk Acts: If heavy metal isn’t your thing or you’re just in the mood for something a bit tamer, check out a few folk singer-songwriters tonight at the Green Line Café. Local artist, Jim Anderson from Acres of Diamonds, brings his solo act alive with an acoustic performance. Indie artists Mouse Hilary White and Matt Landis will also hit the stage. Head into University City tonight for this free show and a few drinks with friends. Green Line Café, 4426 Locust Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19104, Free, 7 p.m.
Spread: A benefit for the Philly AIDS Fund will be held tonight at Marbar. Situated right above Marathon Grill in University City, round up your friends to help this worthwhile cause. Complimentary drinks will be served from 10 p.m. until 11 p.m. Enjoy the sounds of Bahamadia,Hustle Simmons,Tuphace, Zap & Castro, DJ Ultraviolet and Afrodjiak. For only $10, this sounds like the perfect Friday night. Marbar, 40th and Walnut Streets, Philadelphia, Pa. 19104, $10, 10 p.m.