The band has gone through several notable changes since its birth more than two decades ago, not unlike many successful bands, but despite the ups and downs Coal Chamber has remained deeply popular among its loyal fan base. The metal-goth hellraisers, who banded together in Los Angeles in 1993, retooled after a brief hiatus and is now back to producing powerful tracks and even more impressive live performances. Warming up the crowd are Filter, CombiChrist, American Head Charge, Saint Ridley. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $30. 6 p.m. April 2.
Eve to Adam
This New York-based quintet, which credits Guns ’N’ roses, Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters as major influences, has earned high praise for its hard rock-style music. Founded in 1999, the band is bringing a wealth of experience to LI for what its fans can only assume will be a powerful and delirious performance. Opening the show are I Exit, NFU, Afterburn. 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $10. 7 p.m. April 2.
Perhaps no one on Long Island does funk like Funkin’ A. The eight-piece band of skilled—and all uniquely talented—musicians deliver a fun-filled (and did we say unique?) sound that you can’t help but groove to. What’s more, the band is made up of homegrown Long Islanders who enjoy LI’s live music scene as much as the revelers who fill up local venues throughout the year. Funk yea! (Yep, we went there.) The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com Free. 8 p.m. April 2.
Black Label Society
This heavy metal band from the West Coast has been tearing it up for years, producing multiple studio albums and unleashing thunderous live performances in cities across America. Now, the band’s LI fans will get a chance to witness Black Label Society’s spirited and mind-blowing performances firsthand. The opening act is Wino. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com
$22-$45. 8 p.m., Apr. 3.
Join this “death pop” metal band from L.A. as they embark on their “Sick Talk Tour.” Listen in rapt attention as lead singer (and Orgy-founder) Jay Gordon unleashes the vocal mastery you first heard in their first hit, the incredible remake of “Blue Monday.” Getting the party started are 9Electric, Death Valley High, Level 2.0, Candy Brain and Electric Caves. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $20. 7:30 p.m. April 3.
Brownshoe Jazz Ensemble
This five-piece jazz ensemble will warm up this cool spring weather. With original songs, vocalist Jeff Lange seduces the crowd while Jim Satten and Dave Ice produce profound melodies that are punctuated by the perfect piano playing of Joe Roberts. Drummer Robert LaMonica keeps the beat, ensuring that all who venture out to toe-tap along will have a fabulous, jazz-filled evening. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $10. 8 p.m. April 3.
Ranger Powers’ Live Animal Show
No, not those multi-colored superheroes morphin’ and battlin’ evil using magical powers and Zords! Ranger Eric Powers engages children in educational discussions about animals, nature, and the environment, and introduces them to hedgehogs, skunks, tarantulas, tortoises and snakes. Now that’s a true superhero, with true magic, and plenty of critters to usher in some positivity and light! Clark Botanic Garden, 193 I.U. Willets Rd., Albertson. northhempsteadny.gov $5. 2 p.m. April 4.
If you can remember when Michael Bolton’s curly gold locks flowed down to his shoulders, then you know how long this quintessential American performer has been crooning—and grooming—since he started singing in New Haven’s seedier bars as a teenage heartthrob. These days, some 53 million album sales later, he’s a little more close-cropped, but his booming voice can still blow the roof off any concert hall. The guy’s got some pipes that others can only dream about. How does he do it? He tells all in his new memoir, The Soul of It All: My Music, My Life. When you come to think of it, MB and his music are truly inseparable. You can’t have one, without the other. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $50.50-$110.50. 8 p.m. Apr. 4.
All Time Low
This gushy foursome from Towson, Maryland have been toying with girls’ tender hearts since 2003 when they first formed in high school. They’ve practically been touring ever since, but they never hit bottom—despite their name, which they took from a lyric by New Found Glory—nor do they ever reach the end of the road, just the end of their last song before launching into another. With Alex Gaskarth on vocals and rhythm guitar, Jack Barakat on lead and backing vocals, Zack Merrick on bass and backing vocals, and Rian Dawson on drums, they’ll be rocking out with all the emo pop-punk power they can muster. And when everybody comes together in the dark, they’ll light up the night with their sparks! Pre-order their new EP, “Future Hearts.” Extended acoustic performance and autograph signing presented by Looney Tunes. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com 6 p.m. April 6.
This actress and author will sign her new book, To The Fullest: The Clean Up Your Act Plan to Lose Weight, Rejuvenate, and Be The Best You Can Be. In it, she presents her Clean Up Your Act Program, a comprehensive plan to help women over 40 look and feel younger. The program includes an intensive liver cleanse to reboot the body to start fresh on the path to optimal health by eliminating gluten, sugar, eggs and dairy. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. April 7.
This is not the tale of Terance Hopper, the Nassau County whistleblower who shed much-needed light on the county’s dilapidated, neglected and mismanaged sewage treatment plants Cedar Creek and Bay Park (for that, CLICK HERE, HERE and HERE). A contemporary re-imagining of Grimm’s The Frog Prince, this is a story of two disparate teens trying to navigate the road of adolescence without any clear guide but their own hearts. The musical, infused with a pop-rock score, was written by Adelphi University Department of English Associate Professor and award-winning Off-Broadway playwright Anton Dudley (City Of at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater and Getting Home). Runs through April 12. Olmsted Theatre, Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center, One South Ave., Garden City. $20. 7:30 p.m. April 7.
Robby Krieger of The Doors
One of Rolling Stone‘s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, songwriter and guitar-maestro Robby Krieger comes to Long Island to awe, entertain and strum. This former Doors musician is credited with co-writing some of the most iconic tunes of all time, including “Light My Fire,” “Love Me Two Times” and “Love Her Madly.” Break on through to the Paramount to catch this amazing performance. With Special Guest Vocalist Waylon Krieger; “An Evening of The Doors Greatest Hits.” The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $19.50-$59.50. 8 p.m. Apr. 7.
This goth-punk duo from Austin, Texas is out on their Witches tour celebrating the release of their latest album, which features lyrics based on court documents from the original Salem witch trials. “It’s meant to be listened to in one sitting, from beginning to end, like a movie,” says Kimberly Freeman, the uniquely talented vocalist, guitarist and visionary—part pixie, part vampiress—who teamed up with Jason “Junior” Sewell on drums about nine years ago. Their live set is both “heavy/sinister and sweet/vulnerable,” as they put it. In their tongue-in-cheek love song “Crush,” Freeman sings about how much she’d like to cut off her new boyfriend’s skin so she could turn him into covers and stay forever close to him, and if anybody dared to say anything unkind about him, she’d set their house on fire. Such demented devotion is heartfelt indeed! And coming from one of “The Top 20 Most Extraordinary Female Guitarists,” according to Guitar Player Magazine—Revolver, the “World’s Loudest Rock Magazine,” called her the “Hottest Chick In Hard Rock”—that’s certainly saying something. More darkly entertaining delights for their die-hard fans (and novitiates) lie in wait. With Halo to Havoc, Life After Death, Plague of Humanity and Discipline Theory. Amityville Music Hall, 189 Broaway, Amityville. $13, $15 DOS. 7 p.m. April 8.
Compiled by Spencer Rumsey, Jaime Franchi, Rashed Mian, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III