Freddy Pompeii benefit with the Dead Milkmen. A benefit for the guitarist of pioneering Canadian punk band the Viletones, who is stricken with cancer. Featuring a rare appearance by proud Philadelphia miscreants the Dead Milkmen, plus a plethora of other punks, including Decontrol and Gibbous Moon. Sunday at Connie's Ric Rac.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. Carrying on the New Orleans brass and funk party music tradition, trombonist (and trumpet player) Troy Andrews makes Mardi Gras come early, warming up the South Philly stage for the headliners. Opening for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sunday and Monday at Wells Fargo Center.
All Big Letters. Graffiti photo show with an emphasis on Philadelphia taggers, curated by Vandalog street art blogger RJ Rushmore and featuring documentation by Mural Arts Philadelphia photographer Steve Weinik. Free at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery at Haverford College through March 3. Brewerytown Street Art Walking tour with Rushmore at 2 p.m. Saturday starting at 27th and Girard. exhibits.haverford.edu/allbigletters
Joe Pug. The Austin, Texas, troubadour rolls up his work shirtsleeves in early Dylan-Woody Guthrie-Phil Ochs acoustic mode with a sound well-suited to our times. Thursday at Tin Angel.
Ron Gallo, "All of the Punks Are Domesticated." Former leader of the folkie Philadelphia band Toy Soldiers who's now a Nashvillian expresses his dismay at the lack of true rebel music. From his high-volume Heavy Metal solo debut on New West records.