Soundswell, Everything Grey, Funkin’ A
This will be a night of incredible music. Soundswell is a group of improvisational musicians who will jam and rock. Everything Grey is a band of family and friends that will reunite for the first time in months. And Funkin’ A is a Long Island-raised horn-driven band. Three diverse bands, one night of fun. 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $5. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 26.
Sure, Christmas will have come and gone by the time Andrew W.K. hits the stage in Amityville but that’s OK. The musician, singer and entertainer still intends to spread the holiday cheer in the only way he knows how: a high-energy, adrenaline-filled performance complete with spirited party anthems and other up-tempo, get-up-off-your-feet and dance-inducing hits. Known for such addictive titles as “Party Hard,” “We Want Fun,” and “Party Party Party,” Andrew W.K. comes raring to go—so you should, too. Warming up the crowd is Patent Pending, This Good Robot, Persona and The Cavalry Is Us. Revolution BaR and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. Revolutionli.com $20. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 26.
Get The Led Out
Billed as the American Led Zeppelin, Philadelphia cover band Get the Led Out rocks out like Plant, Page, Bonham and Jones. Fresh from California on a cross-country tour, GTLO promises studio overdub tracks from “The Mighty Zep” that fans would never hear in concert. Blasting out Zep’s “Dazed and Confused,” “Starway to Heaven” and “Ramble On,” this gig is sure to earn this awesome cover band a whole lotta Long Island love. The American Led Zeppelin. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $24.50-$50. 8 p.m. Dec. 26.
The only Billy Joel tribute band featuring musicians, namely Mike DelGuidice, who have actually shared a stage with the most famous Long Islander, The Piano Man himself. Big Shot schedules tour dates around Billy Joel’s monthly Madison Square Garden concerts. A true fan, DelGuidice guarantees a proper homage to his idol. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. Theemporiumny.com $15. 10 p.m. Dec. 26.
When Elliott Murphy released his first album Aquashow in the ’70s, Rolling Stone called him “the best Dylan since 1968.” Now 40 years into his career, Murphy is still touring and going strong. Armed with an acoustic guitar in his hands and a fedora on his head, Murphy will play with Utopia’s Kasim Sulton in Glen Cove and with his son, Gaspard Murphy, in Amagansett. Page One, 90 School St., Glen Cove. myfathersplace.com $35. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 26. Stephen Talkhouse, 16 Main St., Amagansett. stephentalkhouse.com $20.8 p.m. Dec. 27.
The practically perfect magical British nanny flies into the Bayway Arts Center for a brief engagement. Only running through December 28, Mary Poppins is a perfect musical for the whole family. You’ll leave humming “chim chim chimeree” and “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!” Bayway Arts Center, 265 East Main St., East Islip. broadhollow.org $15-22. 7 p.m. Dec. 26; 4 p.m., 7 p.m. Dec. 27; 2:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Dec. 28.
The rumble is coming to Nassau Coliseum. Wrestling superstars, including sometimes action star John Cena and third generation professional wrestler Randy Orton, will duke it out it in the ring for your entertainment. Bring your shouting voice and a t-shirt with your favorite wrestler on it; this is going to be a wild ride. Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. nassaucoliseum.com $35.10-$116.95. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 27.
Pittsburgh-based jam band Rusted Root is slated to play their fourth show ever at The Paramount—earning them the distinction of most performances by a single act at the venue. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15-$40. 8 p.m. Dec. 27.
Beastie N Effect
Watchya want? How about a Beastie Boys tribute band? Opening the show will be A Side of Darkness, Pozy, The Shipwrecks and 2 Birds 1 Stone. Vibe lounge, 60 North Park Ave., Rockville Centre. Vibeloungeli.com $10. 8 p.m. Dec. 27.
The Muppets Takes Manhattan
The classic music comedy starring the Muppets, decades before Jason Segel or Tina Fey met them, will be shown back on the big screen for one night only. Kermit, Miss Piggy, The Great Gonzo and all of their friends graduate from college and try to make it big on Broadway. Both your children and your inner child will have a blast. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org Free for Children 12 and Under, $6 for Members, $11 for Public. 12 p.m. Dec. 28.
The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters will play New York during the holiday season when Knicks fans could well use an extra bounce in their step. The legendary athletes/entertainers have spread their skills and comedic timing around the world, delighting everyone from popes to presidents. The team will be sure to bring their A-game. But will the Washington Generals finally get a win? Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. nassaucoliseum.com $$34.60-$206.50. 2 p.m., 7 p.m. Dec. 28.
Mike Stud first began making a name for himself, as so many artists do, on YouTube. His first video, “College Humor,” was originally created as a joke for his friends, and became a viral hit. His remix of “Gas Pedal,” released last year, has attracted nearly 3 million viewers. Stud, fresh off the release of his second album, “Closer,” will be sharing his rapping skills with his Long Island fans as a belated Christmas present. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. Theemporiumny.com $19.50. 6 p.m. Dec. 28.
Dark Star Orchestra
There are thousands of tribute bands in existence. There are even hundreds of Grateful Dead tribute bands in America. But there is only one Grateful Dead tribute band that recreates entire concerts performed by their heroes. Most Dark Star Orchestra’s shows have identical set lists as past Grateful Dead tours have had. Now in their 18th year, DSO has performed more than 2,500 concerts across the country. And they’ll be adding two more to that list on LI. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $35-$125. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 30, 31.
Chad Smith, Fred Cash Jr. & GE Smith
Joining forces to help the East End rock in the New Year are Chad Smith, the drummer for the legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers, GE Smith, the musical director for the Saturday Night Live band and Fred Cash Jr., the son of one of the founding members of the doo-wop group, The Impressions. The Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St., Amagansett. Stephentalkhouse.com $30. 8 p.m. Dec. 31.
—Compiled by Ryan Dobrin, Rashed Mian, Jaime Franchi and Timothy Bolger