The Go-Gos
Break out the jean jackets and the hoop earrings. These pioneering Los Angeles-based all-female new wave rockers who rose to fame in the 1980s will rip through all their infectious hits, such as “We Got The Beat,” “Vacation” and “Head Over Heels.” Dancin’ and boppin’ guaranteed. With supporting act Laura Stevenson. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $45-$91.75. 8 p.m. July 3

The Fest
Georgia-based country rocker Brantley Gilbert headlines this Southern-sounding soiree. With supporting acts Thomas Rhett, Tyler Farr, Cole Swindell, American Young and Leah Turner. Pennysaver Amphitheater, Bald Hill, 55 South Bicycle Path, Selden. $30-$187. 2 p.m. July 3

Fat Joe
The Bronx-born Latin rapper will break out some of his hits, such as “Lean Back,” “Make It Rain” and What’sLuv?” for Throwback Thursday with DJ Class, Odel Young, Smooth City, Click Da Cosigner, Killa K, Scott Camello. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. $10, $15 DOS. 9 p.m. July 3

What better way to ring in the true start of summer on Long Island—Fourth of July weekend, when school is finally out—with the beachy good SoCal vibes of this Sublime tribute band. Love is what they got! Mulcahy’s, 3232 Railroad Ave, Wantagh. $15. 9 p.m. July 3

Paint Night
“Drink Creatively” at a fool-proof two-hour instructional painting event intended for both the artistically inclined and eh, not-so-much. Join instructor Rachel Kremidas as she walks eager painters through their unique renditions of the “Lone Cherry Blossom” painting originally created just for Paint Night. Brooklyn Fire Proof, 119 Ingraham St., Brooklyn. $65. 7 p.m. July 3

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The Scofflaws
This is the gig you want to hit as the sky turns violet, the brews are cracked and the explosions paint the sky. Trust us. These legendary Huntington-based rude boys pick it up with rocksteady and ska at an outdoor waterfront show before the fireworks. Their songs are ferocious. Their groove is magnetic. Their vibe is electric. You won’t be able to control yourself. Skank, skank, skank, skank, skank! Patio on the Dock, Northport Village Park, Main Street, Northport. 7 p.m. July 4

Nancy Atlas Project
When the fireworks die down and the night heats up, ride the wave of patriotism with this Commack-born, Southern-styled Americana songstress billed as the missing link between Lucinda Williams and Sheryl Crow. The Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St., Amagansett. $30. 10 p.m. July 4.

Amagansett Fine Arts Festival
Hamptons at its artsiest. This colorful and imaginative celebration features a smorgasbord of artistic works for sale: sculptures, paintings, drawings and mixed media, including reproductions and original works. Truly inspiring. American Legion Amagansett, 15 Montauk Hwy., Amagansett. Free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Closes at 5 p.m. Sunday.) July 4-6

The Beach Boys
Fun, fun, fun! It doesn’t get much more fitting than watching “America’s Band” play on Fourth of July weekend at everyone’s favorite seaside amphiteater. With supporting acts Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals and The Lovin’ Spoonful. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh.$29.50-$79.50. 7:30 p.m. July 5

Zongo Junction
Free album release show supporting already fast-growing Brooklyn-native afrobeat style band, Zongo Junction. Electrifying dance floors with five horns and a six-piece rhythm section. With Chicano Batman. Brooklyn Night Bazaar. 165 Banker St., Brooklyn. Free. 7 p.m. July 5

Freestyle Explosion  
Starring the Miami dance scene legend Stevie B. With supporting acts Quad City DJs, Debbie Deb, Timex Social Club, C-Bank, Rob Base, Laura Enea and Nayobe. Bump and grind the night away! Pennysaver Amphitheater, Bald Hill, 55 South Bicycle Path, Selden. $25-$84. 5 p.m. July 5

Anyone who missed Lionel Ritchie play Jones Beach last month can get their Motown fix with the rest of the Commodores, featuring original member and lead guitarist Thomas McClary as they play their hits, including “Easy,” “Brick House” and “Nightshift.” 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. $95-$150. 8 p.m. July 6

Snoop Lion, aka Snoop Dogg
For those who didn’t get the memo, West Coast hip-hop bad-boy Snoop Dogg has altered his bark and released his first reggae album, Reincarnated, under the name Snoop Lion after being blessed by a Rastafarian priest. Don’t worry, he’s still sure to play “Gin & Juice.” The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $45. 8p.m. July 8

Long Island International Film Festival
The 16th annual LI film fest “warm up” starts with blocks of short films on July 7 ahead of the official opening night reception and first round of awards that Friday night. Panels throughout this nine-day cinematic celebration include workshops on script writing, financing and acting. Closing night award ceremony July 17. Bellmore Movies, 222 Petit Ave., Bellmore. Prices, times vary. July 9-17

Sky Ferreira
The synthpop siren serenades about love and chaos to benefit the David Lynch Foundation, which funds transcendental meditation programs for a host of people in need, ranging from at-risk students and veterans suffering PTSD to domestic violence survivors and diabetic American Indians, among many others. With DJ sets by Ladies Night, Vito Roccoforte (The Rapture) & special guests. Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 North 6th St., Brooklyn. $25 ADV/$30 DOS. 8 p.m. July 9


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