The Season & LifeStat Double Album Release Party
Bask in the glory of two young artists’ sheer joy as they both release their albums alongside friends and family. With Isaiah Dunmore, Dirty B, Scotty Mac, Young Smooth, Ice and Just B. Polo. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $10. 6 p.m. June 11.
Tim McGraw, Billy Currington, Chase Bryant
Talented country western singer Tim McGraw is most famously known for his hit songs “My Best Friend,” “Live Like You Were Dying” and “Just To See You Smile,” but he also has acted in a number of movies, such as Flicka and Tommorowland. See him perform with upcoming stars Billy Currington, known for the single “Don’t It,” and Chase Bryant, who sings, “Take It On Back,” for a night of country pop and country rock not soon to be forgotten. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Pkway, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $10-$500 7 p.m. June 11.
Tab Hunter Confidential
This new documentary, telling the story of matinee idol Tab Hunter from teenage stable boy to closeted Hollywood star of the 1950s, features Tab Hunter, John Waters, Clint Eastwood, Paul Newman, Portia de Rossi, George Takei, Debbie Reynolds, Robert Wagner, and dozens more. Q&A with Director Jeffrey Schwarz live via Skype to follow. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. CinemaArtsCentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. June 11.
Graham Parker & The Rumour
With their latest album, Mystery Glue, Graham Parker & The Rumour show no signs of fatigue. For more than 40 years, their new wave/blues-rock style music has influenced some of today’s greatest artists, including Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello and Paul Weller. Known for their energetic live performances and “straight to the point” vocals, Graham Parker & The Rumour continue to deliver like it’s 1975. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15-$45. 8 p.m. June 11.
With her sultry blues roots and distinctive piano style, Marcia Ball is most popularly known for her hits “That’s How It Goes,” “The Tattooed Lady” and “The Alligator Man.” Born in Texas and raised in Louisiana, Marcia Ball has created a genre all her own. Never really experienced the true, hot and muddy infectious trill of swamp rock? Oh, you must, dear friends. Oh, you must! YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $50-$55. 8 p.m. June 11.
Scofflaws, Roots Foundation, Half Breeds, Soulitzik, Crisis Crayons
If you can’t take a trip to the Caribbean islands this summer, then don’t miss this event! Long Island natives, The Scofflaws, will be bringing something new to calypso and reggae, with their own can’t-stop-skankin’-it-just-feels-too-damn-good vibes. Their tunes just absolutely suck you in, and before you know it, it’s 2 a.m., you’re covered in sweat, and you’ve just been dancin’ and groovin’ alongside complete strangers for the past four hours. Ska has traditional Jamaican roots mixed with American rhythm and blues. The Scofflaws are known for their irresistible songs “Nude Beach,” “Spider On My Bed” and “Backdoor Open,” among so many others. LI ska legends, really, and one of Zack Tirana’s local go-to, rock-out, jump-up, skank-it-up, raise-your-glass favorites! Long Island-based Crisis Crayons will be adding some Reggae-punk music into the mix. Roots Foundation will also be in hand to play such hits as “Wake Up,” “Beautiful Woman” and “Earth Crisis.” Expect the Half Breeds to add their own reggae beats with “Workin’,” “Somethin’ About Me” and “All That Jazz.” Soulitzik, also from LI, will be rockin’ out something different, with high-energy, mega-lightnin’, reggae-rock! 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $10. 5 p.m. June 12.
Love & Mercy
Music. Madness. Redemption. Salvation. This visionary new film captures the creative chaos and unimaginable beauty that so defined legendary Beach Boys songwriter Brian Wilson’s career. Set against the uber-catchy, timeless hits that transcend the white, sandy shores of California and ride the perfect waves, sparkling with joy and glimmering harmonies all with just the mere whisper of a few notes, that’s the music that poured out of the brilliant Brian Wilson’s apparently tortured spirit. Paul Dano and John Cusack paint an unconventional portrait of the man whose songs still move, still amaze, still inspire, still touch hearts. Not to be missed! Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. Check out CinemaArtsCentre.org for various times. $7 members, $12 public, $9 students w/ID. Through June 18.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue featuring The Pimps Of Joytime
Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue are bringing Brooklyn natives The Pimps of Joytime to the Island for a concert that is sure to be packed solid with some good ol’ New Orleans soul. Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue will be performing their self-described “funk/rock/jazz/hip-hop”-style songs and their energizing stage act, while The Pimps Of Joytime will “Keep That Music Playin” during their set. Come see some of funk’s top performing groups as they make Friday night one to remember! The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $35. 8 p.m. June 12.
BLI Summer Jam
Chart-topping pop artists at this wild summer jam will include: Nick Jonas, once part of The Jonas Brothers, now the solo artist of Jealous and Chains, performing alongside Carly Rae Jepsen, singer of the madly addictive radio hit “Call Me Maybe,” and British-born Charli XCX of Break The Rules and Famous. Also included in the mix is Tove Lo, artist of Talking Body, who adds a synth-pop touch to this lineup. Groundbreaking artists, Echosmith, known for their song, “Bright,” and Cincinnati-based indie rock darlings Walk The Moon. The latter’s hits include “Shut Up And Dance” and “Anna Sun.” Also included is R5, known for “Smile,” and The Nick Tangorra Band, who performs “Juliet.” For a bit of pop mixed with R&B, don’t miss Natalie La Rose, known for her ear candy “Somebody.” Flo Rida is most known for his radio hits “Whistle” and “Low,” which mixes rap, hip hop and pop all in one. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Pkway, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $30-$999. 5 p.m. June 13.
Former Chicago vocalist/bassist, Peter Cetera can be credited with writing some of the most recognizable songs inthe soft pop and easy listening genre. Following his departure from the band Chicago, Cetera’s hit single “Glory of Love” became No. 1 in the U.S. Billboard charts and was even used in the film, The Karate Kid Part II. He has since performed alongside Cher, David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, and even Madonna. Imagine all of them on one bill–well, that’s for another day! Here, Cetera be doing what he does best. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$69.50. 8 p.m. June 13.
Slide-guitar specialist Sonny Landreth is one of the few live acts that you truly have to see in order to believe. Landreth has essentially developed a whole new way of playing the guitar. For example, sporting a slide on his pinky allows him to hold frets above the slide, which results in the simultaneous playing of different variations of chords. His masterful blues-folk techniques have even caught the attention and praise of Eric Clapton, resulting in their collaboration, as well as his performing alongside Jimmy Buffet and Peter Maffay. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $40-$45. 8 p.m. June 13.
David Bromberg Quintet
The Godfather of Americana and a longtime pal of Bob Dylan will play songs from his latest album Only Slightly Mad. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org $40-$75. 8 p.m. June 13.
Local jam band SOFUS possess of all the qualities necessary for an enjoyable performance: steady beats, catchy bass lines, melodic rhythms and relaxed vocals. What more could you ask for? SOFUS’s live performances only further the band’s genuine enjoyment of music, which transcends to audience members. Influenced from legendary acts including Pink Floyd, Parliament Funkadelic, and Grateful Dead, SOFUS brings funk, jazz, psychedelia and improvisation together in a contagious, explosive cocktail of all that is good and groovy in this world. The Vinyl Plane, Memphis Crawl, Funkin’ A, Nonstop to Ciaro and Iridesense. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $10, $12 DOS. 9 p.m. June 13.
Anyone with an interest in comic books, collectibles, horror, gaming, sci-fi, or cosplay shouldn’t miss this self-proclaimed “large scale multimedia pop culture convention.” The mega-gathering of all that is superheros and dragons will feature a Cosplay Contest for those to show off their craftsmanship skills, a vehicle show, a parade, gaming tournaments, movie prop displays, and more! This year’s convention will have some very special guests, including a Mighty Morphin Power Rangers cast reunion, plus Nichelle Nichols, Marina Sirtis, Mick Foley and Chyna among others. Whether you’re looking to reminisce, or see the latest and greatest in all things pop culture, EternalCon will have events for anyone to enjoy! Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. cradleofaviation.org $6-$40. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. June 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 14.
Third Eye Blind, Dashboard Confessional
A highly-anticipated blast from the past is coming to Long Island as Third Eye Blind and Dashboard Confessional share the stage for their headlining summer tour. Fans can anticipate hearing both bands’ classic songs, like “Never Let You Go,” “Semi-Charmed Life,” “Vindicated” and “Hands Down.” The audience will also get to preview Third Eye Blind’s new album, Dopamine. Don’t miss the chance to gush over these emo/rock fan favorites! Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Pkway, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $$25-$599 7 p.m. June 14.
Despite his legendary musical style, audiences are going to feel anything but blue after this concert. Cotton has been described by the New York Daily News as “the greatest living blues harmonica player” and by Rolling Stone as “among the greats of all time” in the music industry. His set is expected to include many of his classic hits, such as “Cotton Mouth Man,” “Cotton Crop Blues” and “Dealin’ With the Devil.” YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $40-$45. 7 p.m. June 14.
Less Than Jake & Reel Big Fish
Summertime is the best time to listen to ska music, and this concert is sure to leave not one audience member disappointed! Come see Less Than Jake perform such hits as “The Science of Selling Yourself Short” and “Look What Happened” with Reel Big Fish wowing the audience with their classics “Sell Out” and “Beer.” With special guest Ballyhoo! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $22.50-$50. 7:30 p.m. June 15.
Train, The Fray, Matt Nathanson
The “Picasso at the Wheel” tour is continuing its North American leg by making its way to the island this week, with Train and Matt Nathanson co-headlining. Fans can expect to hear hits from all three groups, such as “Hey Soul Sister,” “Drops of Jupiter,” “How to Save a Life” and “Come on Get Higher” as the performers rock the sandy beaches and sunset waves along Jones Beach this summer. Don’t miss this triple threat of a concert! Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Pkway, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $35-$600 7 p.m. June 16.
Slayer has been shaking up the metal scene with its take-no-prisoners, pulse-pounding style of music since California natives Jeff Hannerman, Dave Lombardo and Kerry King formed the thrash metal band in the early ’80s. Singer Tom Araya is a force of nature. Their popularity soared with their 1986 album Reign in Blood, and the band has since gone on to grab two Grammy awards along with six nominations. You seriously do not want to miss this gig! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $45.50-$89.50. 9 p.m. June 16 & 17.
These Providence, RI, hell-raisers know how to get the party started, and know how to rock! Marina City, Evird Yawateg, Here’s To You, The Tallest Trees In The Universe, The Narrows and Fawkes. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $10, $12 DOS. 6 p.m. June 17.
The Pulitzer Prize- winning political cartoonist for Newsday will speak and sign his new children’s book, Ben Draws Trouble. When Ben loses his sketchbook his world is turned upside-down. Who will find it? And how will they react when they do!? Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. June 17.
Compiled by Kaitlin Gallagher, Nicholas Semelak, Kyla Stan, Gabby Sizemore & Zachary B. Tirana III