ORGINAL PUNK: The New York Dolls, the cross-dressing punks of the 70s, invade Philly tonight when they play a show at the Trocadero. Originally formed in 1971, The New York Dolls influenced such bands as The Clash, The Ramones and even Guns N’ Roses. Black Joe Lewis, Haley and Starskream will open the 7 p.m. show. Tickets are $20 in advance and $24 at the show. For more details, call 215.922.LIVE.
PARROTHEADS: With the arrival of Jimmy Buffet and the Coral Reefer Band, summer is now officially here. Some of the best tailgates ever will set up shop in the Susquehanna Bank Center parking lots before the 8 p.m. show. Tickets cost $38 for the lawn and are available online at the Ticketmaster Web site.
CIRCLE IT UP: Head down to World Café Life to hear several up-and-coming local singer/songwriters perform and discuss their material in “Songwriters Circle.” Kyle Swartzwelder, Jonathan Beedle, Cheryl Englehart, Byron Zanos and John Conahan will take the stage with the first performer starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be bought online at the World Café Web site