Do This: Long Island & NYC Concert & Event Calendar June 21-28, 2012

Amanda Palmer (The Dresden Dolls) & the Grand Theft Orchestra play the Music Hall of Williamsburg Wednesday, 6.27.
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Amanda Palmer (The Dresden Dolls) & the Grand Theft Orchestra play the Music Hall of Williamsburg Wednesday, 6.27.


Traveling ¾ Scale Replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC @ Calverton National Cemetery, On June 21, at 11 a.m. the Jewish War Veterans will present a memorial wreath. All veterans, friends and relatives are invited to join. Through 6.24.

Next to Normal @ Theatre Three, Through 6.23.

11th Annual Benefit Art Show @ Fire Island Lighthouse
Nautical Artwork in the Keeper’s Quarters through 7.15. Opening reception 6.21.

Under the Influence @ fotofoto Gallery, Photographs by student photographers from LI and New York. Through 7.1.

Wednesday Weeds @ Middle Country Beer Garden, Dollar beers for everyone 9 p.m.-midnight.

Sculpture/Jim Dine/ Pinocchio @ Nassau Country Museum of Art, Featuring the artist’s Heart and Venus works, gardening and carpentry tool imagery and recent Pinocchio sculptures. Through 7.8.

Avenue Q @ Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, Through 6.24.

Ludovit Feld, the Little Giant @ Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County, Upon arriving at Auschwitz, Mengele selected Feld for medical experimentation because he was a dwarf, and was kept alive for his artistic talent. Only two original pieces drawn in the ghetto are known to have survived, on is hanging in Yad Vashem’s museum in Jerusalem, and the other is on display here. Through 6.30.

My Brilliant Divorce @ Bay Street Theatre, Through 6.24.

Gardening Lectures @ Cornell Cooperative Extension, 832 Merrick Ave., East Meadow.
Every Friday from 2-3 p.m. $10.

Can Jam Sundays @ Loyal Dog Ale House, $4-$15 buckets

My Fair Lady @ Gateway Playhouse, Through 6.23.

Seafood Festival @ Sunken Meadow State Park Boardwalk, Every Wednesday evening.

Reclaimed Billboards @ Boltax Gallery, Wall-mounted pieces and sculpture featuring large vinyl billowing quilts, Through 6.24

Art on the Edge @ Vered Contemporary, Featuring the most provocative new painters sculptors and photographers. Through 6.25.

Haessle @ Hillwood Art Museum, The bold, colorful and passionate paintings of Jean-Marie Haessle. Through 6.29.


Deer Tick @ Red Hook Park, Brooklyn
Rhode Island’s alt-country ensemble Deer Tick, along with Jonny Corndawg, hit the stage with an impressive catalogue that spans four full lengths and five EPs and  memorable tracks are far from being in short supply. Garnishing comparisons to top folk/indie acts like Bright Eyes and Modest Mouse, Deer Tick is sure to satisfy Brooklyn’s hip crowd, as well as general fans of the genre.—Michael Ventimiglia

US Air Guitar Championships @ Bowery Ballroom

After Prom Comedy Show @ Governor’s

4-Course Goose Island Beer Island @ Willy Parker’s American Bar & Grill, 71 Hillside Ave., Williston Park

Ronnie Mund Block Party @ McGuire’s

Bonnie Raitt @ Beacon Theatre After a seven-year break from recording, Bonnie Raitt finally returned to music-making with Slipstream, her sixteenth studio album that was self-released on Redwing Records. Raitt sounds as if she never left, slinging some trademarks stinging slide guitar while singing with a soulful tone that’s only gotten richer sounding in recent years. While the native Californian produced most of the album with her road band, Raitt did record four of the songs with Joe Henry at his Garfield House recording studio. As always, the sultry sexagenarian continues to be a master interpreter, digging into Time Out of Mind-era Dylan (“Million Miles,” “Standing in the Doorway”), as well as material by Randall Bramblett, Henry and a reggae-soaked reading of Gerry Rafferty’s “Right Down the Line.” With Mavis Staples.—Dave Gil de Rubio

Crosby, Stills & Nash @ NYCB Theatre @ Westbury

Janeane Garofalo @ EastVille Comedy Club

LI Comedy Fest @ Martha Clara Vineyards

Blue Point Grecian Festival @ St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church, Through 6.24

Fireworks @ Bethpage Ballpark

DJ Jonathan Move @ Dublin Deck

Ki-Mani Marley/Skadanks @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

Designer Drugs @ Ollies Point/Revolution, With Protector, Android Rights & Steven Paul.

Iconochasm/Stern/Feast of the Epiphany @ St. Vitus

Anders Osborne @ Brooklyn Bowl

Marshall Crenshaw @ City Winery

Eli “Paperboy” Reed/Lily & the Parlour Tricks/Zongo Junction @ Bell House

Toshi Reagon & Allison Miller Present: Celebrate! The Great Women of Blues & Jazz, Part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival.


Tiffany @ The Deck @ Four Food Studio

The Hives @ Terminal 5
The Swedish garage rock band most famous for their early 2000s hit “Hate to Say I Told You So” has been refining their sound and integrating new aspects at every turn. Working with top-notch producers, and implementing aspects of different genres like glam punk on their later releases, The Hives feel triumphant, and ready to take on the masses. With their latest record, Lex Hives, due out this June, The Hives look to cement themselves in the public’s eye.  Rounding out supporting slots for this date are LA’s FIDLAR, and Texas’ Flesh Lights. —MV

Kenny Chesney @ Rockefeller Plaza

Innis & Gunn Tasting @ Huntington Superstar Beverage

Art Show @ Fire Island Lighthouse, Through 7.15

Joey Coco Diaz @ Governor’s

Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band @ Nikon @ Jones Beach Theater, It must be summertime if Richard Starkey is making the rounds with his crew of, ahem, All-Stars. Past names who’ve grabbed the cash and a chance to appear onstage with a former Beatle include Dave Edmunds, Dr. John, The Band’s Rick Danko and Levon Helm, John Entwistle, Billy Preston, Jack Bruce and Ian Hunter. In Ringo’s defense, his studio work, including the recently released Ringo 2012, have been well-crafted and confident affairs that are far from the phoned-in affair legends of Starr’s status that normally record at this point of their careers. For this tour, Ringo’s recruited returning participants Todd Rundgren, Billy Joel saxophonist Mark Rivera, David Lee Roth drummer Gregg Bissonette and Mr. Mister’s Richard Page along with Santanta/Journey keyboardist Gregg Rolie and Toto’s Steve Lukather.—DGdR

Landmine Marathon @ Revolution, With 1776, Killjoy & Forever Her Nightmare.

Rebirth Brass Band @ YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts

Volbeat @ The Paramount

That 70’s Band @ Dublin Deck

Evan Weiss’ Really Really Big Show @ McGuire’s

Lobster Palooza @ LI Maritime Museum

Austin Mahone @ Best Buy Theater

Kathy Arnold’s One Night Stand/Carole Montgomery @ Brokerage


The finalist from season two of The Voice got his start on the Mickey Mouse Club. After a brief career as an actor, Tony Lucca decided to focus only on his music, going on to release more than seven studio albums and five EPs. Over the years he’s toured with everyone from Marc Anthony to Sara Bareilles. This weekend he takes center stage at Tanger.—Jaclyn Gallucci

Free Family Fishing Statewide

Great Neck Plaza Summer Fair, Also 6.24

THE GOVERNOR’S BALL @ RANDALL’S ISLAND This two-day festival  is not merely a musical festival, although it boasts a number of bands from various genres. The Governor’s Ball plays host to events, games, and activities, as well as some of New York’s best food trucks. This year’s festival includes top acts such as Beck, Kid Cudi, Explosions in the Sky, Modest Mouse, Major Lazer, Fiona Apple, and many more. There are a number of ticket options available accounting for specific days, travel/transportation, and access. With a little something for everyone, this is one festival to check out. For more information head to the official website, govenorsballmusicfestival.com. Also 6.24.—Michael Ventimiglia

Rockville Centre Street Festival

Fire Department Carnival/Fireworks @ City Stadium Park

Stuff Bus/Shredding Day @ Teachers Federal Credit Union Hauppauge, 102 Motor Parkway
From 9 a.m.-noon, e-waste collection, paper shredding and book drive.

Hollywood Live! @ Hofstra University, This new and entertaining collection of songs from the movies will be performed by Broadway performers Rachel Bay Jones, Christina Bianco and Gary Mauer, with special guest vocalist Bob Spiotto and pianist Barry Levitt.

Midsummer at the Gardens @ Old Westbury Gardens

Coney Island Mermaid Parade @ Surf Avenue, Coney Island

Caribbean-American Night @ Eisenhower Park

Ministry @ Best Buy Theater, With Blackburner & Acrassicauda.

10 Feet Under/Jax @ Revolution, With St. Grenade, Studio Nine & Narlis.

Stephanie Mills @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

Bile @ Mercury Lounge, With Ten Ton Mojo, Reserved for Rondee, Rudie Crews & Arckhams.

The Affections @ Bell House, Free show.

Flamingo Road @ YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts

Happy Together Tour @ NYCB Theatre @ Westbury, The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, Monkees lead singer Mickey Dolenz, Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, The Grass Roots & The Buckinghams.

The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show @ Beacon Theatre, Featuring Charlie Thomas’ Drifters (“On Broadway,” “There Goes My Baby”), Jimmy Beaumont & The Skyliners (“Since I Don’t Have You,” “Pennies From Heaven”), Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs (“Stay,” “I Remember”), The Marcels (“Blue Moon,” “Summertime”), Barbara Lewis (“Hello Stranger,” “Be My Baby”), The Mystics featuring originals George Galfo & Phil Cracolici (“Hush-A-Bye”), Barbara Harris & The Toys (“Lover’s Concerto,” “Attack”), The Fireflies (“You Were Mine,” “I Can’t Say Goodbye”), a capella by Voice Activated & Cool, Carl V. & The Blue Suede Orchestra (“Buzz, Buzz Buzz”).

Los Campesinos! @ Brooklyn Bowl, With Yellow Ostrich.

Robert Cray Band @ Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, Robert Cray often gets knocked by purists for not playing with the fire of a Buddy Guy or Albert Collins despite a knack for penning numerous soul-blues gems. But given his sure-handed style of guitar playing, Cray should be commended for being a musician who has refused to become hidebound by the genre he’s used as a springboard throughout his career.– DGdR

Clark/Duke 4: Bring It! @ The Paramount, Also 6.26 @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill.

Cuba Gooding & the Main Ingredient @ Heckscher Park

Weatherman Bill Evans @ BookHampton

Magic of Amore @ Hempstead Lake State Park

Happy Together Tour @ NYCB Theatre @ Westbury


Fire Island Photography Workshop @ Patchogue-Watch Hill Ferry Terminal, 150 W. Ave., Patchogue.

Semi-Annual Clean Sweep @ Woodmere/Hewlett
Donate 30 minutes or three hours of your time to help clean the sidewalks along Broadway.

Kona Beach Beer Event @ Off Key Tikki, 31 Baker Place., Patchogue

Anberlin @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, The Florida-based rock outfit combines high-octane rock with melody and honesty to create a unique sound. While each of the band’s members keep busy outside of music through charity work, photography, novel writing, and modeling, they still manage to pursue their shared passions together. Maintaining a positive outlook and helpful attitude, Anberlin champion good will through their band. Though this tour will be acoustic, expect the band to play fan favorites, as well as some reworked tracks. —MV

Cardboard Boat Race & Hula Hoop Contest @ Peconic River, Riverhead

Alabama Shakes/Robert Ellis @ Central Park SummerStage

Pakistani-American Night @ Eisenhower Park

Kerry Kearney Trio @ Baiting Hollow Farm

Porsche Car Show @ Old Westbury Gardens

The Wailers @ The Paramount

This Condition @ Revolution, With For the Foxes, Green or Blue, Vanilla Ghost House & Brendan Murray.

The Beach Boys @ Nikon @ Jones Beach Theater, One of the more surprising musical developments of 2012 was Brian Wilson’s return to The Beach Boys on the road and in the studio with That’s Why God Made the Radio, the band’s twenty-ninth studio album. Not only does it coincide with the group’s fiftieth anniversary, but it’s the first to feature original material in two decades and the first recording since the 1998 death of founding member Carl Wilson. The outcome is pleasantly surprising and not unlike the recent Van Halen reunion album, contains resurrected material albeit for a handful of songs. The title cut was originally penned in 1998 while “Daybreak Over the Ocean” was originally cut for an unreleased 1978 Mike Love solo outing. As such, it’s being hailed as one of the Beach Boys’ best studio records in the past 35 years. — DGdR

Abnormality/Forced Asphyxiation/Slaughter the Prophets/Thorn Constellation/TORTUOUS INCEPTION @ St. Vitus

Martha Wainwright w/Marvin Etzioni @ City Winery


8th Annual Hamptons Golf Classic @ Hampton Hills Golf & Country Club, New York Giants star running back and Super Bowl champion Ahmad Bradshaw hosts the daylong golf tournament that brings celebrities and Hamptonites together for charity. For more information, visit www.hamptonsgolfclassic.info.

Community Blood Drive @ St. Regis Council Knights of Columbus Hall, Rosevale Avenue & Pond Road, Ronkonkoma, 4-9 p.m.

Childish Gambino @ SummerStage
A modern day renaissance man, Glover’s repertoire includes acting writing, music, and comedy. Through his involvement in high profile shows such as The Daily Show, Community, and 30 Rock, his rap career, Childish Gambino, and his Comedy Central stand up specials, Glover has captured audience’s attention. With only two releases under his belt, Glover’s Childish Gambino has captured critical acclaim and fan recognition. A clever lyricist, talented composer, and well annunciated speaker and singer; Childish Gambino has become a hot act no fan should miss. As a part of Summerstage artists Danny Brown and Schoolboy Q will open in support of Gambino. Also 6.26 @ Prospect Park—MV

Ukranian-American Night @ Eisenhower Park

Black Cobra/Gaza/Sannhet/Marching Teeth @ St. Vitus

The Rocket Summer @ Highline Ballroom, With The Scene Aesthetic & States.

The Flatlanders @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, Best described as a supergroup of cult heroes, The Flatlanders revolve around the West Texas singer-songwriter triumvirate of Butch Hancock, Joe Ely and Jimmie Dale Gilmore. The trio managed to enjoy a second act after the band’s obscure 1973 debut Jimmie Dale and the Flatlanders got a reprieve when it was reissued in 1990 as More a Legend Than a Band. After the band reconvened a decade later to cut songs for the Horse Whisperer soundtrack, the Flatlanders have since enjoyed sporadic studio efforts. And with this year representing the trio’s fortieth anniversary, they’ve dug into the vaults to release The Odessa Tapes, a forthcoming release that includes original versions of the band’s first 10 songs along with four previously-unreleased gems. Also 6.27 @ YMCA Boulton Center.—DGdR

Dave Mason special acoustic show @ City Winery, Also 6.26.

Eric Hutchinson @ Highline Ballroom, With Avalanche City.

Meek is Murder/Roman Ring/Wasted Fortune @ St. Vitus


LMFAO/FAR EAST MOVEMENT @ NASSAU COLISEUM TheSexy and I Know It” duo brings their Sorry For Party Rocking Tour to Long Island with special guests Far East Movement (“Like a G6”), Sidney Samson, Eva Simons, Natalia Kills & Quest Crew. In other words, you may want to start tanning those cheeks now. Daphne Livingston

The Crowd @ Cinema Arts Centre
Silent film with live organ accompaniment by MoMA’s Ben Model.

Jimmie Walker (Good Times) @ Barnes & Noble Broadway

Scandinavian-American Night @ Eisenhower Park

Yellowman @ Revolution, Nothing if not a survivor, the man born Winston Foster not only triumphed over a rough-and-tumble childhood dealing with the prejudices associated with his being born an albino, but he also survived two separate bouts with cancer. Of course, most know Yellowman as a trailblazing dancehall master of worldplay and the ribald style dubbed “slackness” that nowadays finds him reaping more success on stage than in the studio. With DJ Spartacus, Roots Revelators & Suga Massive. Also 6.30 @ B.B. King Blues Club.—DGdR

Jimmie Vaughan @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

Family Movie Night: Cinderella @ Heckscher Park

Chowder Fest @ New Suffolk Beach

Green Acres Mall Craft & Gift Fair Valley Stream, Through 7.1


Amanda Palmer (The Dresden Dolls) & the Grand Theft Orchestra @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg

WUSB 90.1FM 35th Anniversary Benefit Concert @ Staller Center
Songs that shaped the sound of college radio 1977-2012.

East Coast Band @ Aura Light & Sound Suite

Lawrence Kelter (Palindrome) @ Book Revue

Summer Music Series at the Brewery: miZ @ Port Jeff Breweing Company

Under the Streetlamp @ NYCB Theatre @ Westbury

PianoFest @ Brookhaven National Lab

An Evening w/ Marni Nixon: The Voice Behind the Hollywood Musicals @ Cinema Arts Centre
If you are a fan of such classic movie musicals as West Side Story, The King and I, and My Fair Lady, you are a fan of the singing of the incomparable Marni Nixon. Her name wasn’t on the credits of those legendary movies, but when Natalie Wood, Deborah Kerr, and Audrey Hepburn opened their mouths to sing, the voice you heard was Marni Nixon.

Goldfinger/Reel Big Fish @ Best Buy Theater

Patrizio @ City Winery

Ledisi @ Beacon Theatre

Under the Streetlamp @ NYCB Theatre @ Westbury

Iron Maiden/Alice Cooper @ Nikon @ Jones Beach Theater; (Also on July 2 Prudential Center)
Always one of the best live bands on the planet, this time ‘round these heavy metal icons will be hitting the road with Maiden in England, a tour based on the 1989 concert video of the same name that was shot during the Seventh Son of a Seventh Tour the prior year. Adding to the overall awesomeness of this show is the inclusion of recently-minted Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Alice Cooper, who’ll be opening the proceedings. —DGdR

East Northport St. Anthony’s Family Festival @ Trinity Regional Schoool, Through 7.1


Steve Lawler @ Aura

Andy Cohen (Most Talkative) @ Book Revue

Meshell Ndegeocello @ Highline Ballroom, Part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival.

Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers @ City Winery

Wake the Machines/Radiation Blackbody/Grudges @ St. Vitus

The Jacksons @ Apollo Theater, Unity Tour 2012.