Robert Earl Keen
“The road goes on forever,” this Texan guitarist sings. “And the party never ends!” finishes thousands of fans, accumulated during his booming ’90s era explosion. That road has been traveled for more than 30 years, its wake filled with countless albums, sold-out theaters, and with no end in sight for the road, or the party. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $25-$35. 8 p.m. November 12.
The Vancouver-born band welds together electro and rock, the combustible combination better known as electro-industrial, to exploit the horrors of chemical warfare and animal testing. Opening the show is Youth Code. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$50. 8 p.m. November 12.
Eli Young Band
This Texan brotherhood’s country music offering propelled them to a Grammy nomination and an award from the Academy of Country Music for the song of the year. Fun hits such as “Crazy Girl,” “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” and “Drunk Last Night” have been played across 10,000 towns, leaving fans yee-hawing and hollering into the night. Warming up the crowd is Blackjack Billy and Lanco. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $29.50. 8 p.m. November 12.
From Nashville to stardom, this talented country singer wins crowds—old and new—with each new stage he steps onto. Selling himself on his gateway drug song “Chillin’ It,” audiences can see the start of a promising career. With opening act Adam Sanders. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com 8 p.m. November 12.
Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
This film extravaganza is a showcase for the year’s most outstanding, LGBT-themed, feature-length and short, narrative and documentary movies. This year’s event includes 15 features, two shorts programs, live performances, filmmaker Q&As and complimentary, catered receptions. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave. Huntington. liglff.org Prices vary. Times vary. November 12-16.
Gold Coast International Film Festival
Films to be screened include the work of Great Neck native, director/producer RJ Cutler, whose latest documentary, Listen To Me Marlon, examines the life of icon Marlon Brando. Also on the docket is We Are Twisted F****** Sister, the never-before-told story of the first 10 grueling years leading up to Twisted Sister’s legendary career. Also among the lineup is Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw. Various theaters. goldcoastfilmfestival.org Various times through November 15.
This supermodel and author will speak about and sign Timeless Beauty: Over 100 Tips, Secrets, and Shortcuts to Looking Great. Her first book in more than 30 years, Brinkley shares the secrets she’s learned on what to eat, how to apply makeup like a pro, and what to wear to look like a knockout. Take it from her, she has the face and the body of a 30-year-old, and this bona-fide Long Island bombshell just turned 60! That blows us away! Wow! Book Revue. 313 New York Avenue, Huntington. bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. November 13.
Best known from Comedy Central’s Mind of Mencia (2005-2008), the comedian recently returned to his stand-up roots, indiscriminately discriminating all races and ethnicities, without fear or favor. Getting the laugh riot started is Francisco Duran. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $24.50- $44.50. 8 p.m. November 13.
Eight years of memories were transformed into eight heartfelt tunes in the band’s latest album, Under One Sky. Powerful pieces such as “My Father’s Son” guarantees an emotional, tear-jerking experience from this multi-platform JUNO-Award winning group. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $29.50. 8 p.m. November 13.
The stand-up comedian and actor who Entertainment Weekly dubbed “Hilarious” currently hosts the critically acclaimed BBC sensation, Top Gear US, airing on the History Channel. He has also co-starred alongside Kevin James in the hit movie Paul Blart: Mall Cop and in Definitely Maybe with Ryan Reynolds and Isla Fisher. The Brokerage Comedy Club, 2797 Merrick Rd., Bellmore. brokerage.govs.com $25. 8 p.m. November 13.
The lead singer of the band Spin Doctors is hitting the road solo. Chris plays nifty chords on an old Gibson along his masterfully crafted songs that are poignant yet wistful and funny, all the while singing in a manner that’s sweet and somewhat different from what you would expect if you only knew his hits, “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong” and “Two Princes.” Also playing will be Marshall Crenshaw. Swing the Teapot, 6 Verbena Ave., Floral Park. swingtheteapot.squarespace.com $30. 9 p.m. November 13.
Long Island Dr. Who Convention
Fans of BBC’s cult classic television series Dr. Who won’t want to miss the third-annual LI Who Con. Expect celebrity meet-and-greets, merchandise and plenty of cosplay. Remember, as the good doctor would say, there’s always something to look at if you open your eyes. Hyatt Regency Long Island, 1717 Motor Pkwy., Hauppauge. longislanddoctorwho.com $19-$95. November 13-15.
Handmade Craft & Vendor Fair
Paintings, knickknacks, handmade creations of all shapes and sizes will be on full display at this mega-extravaganza of all things unique and extraordinary! Veterans Of Foreign Wars Post 516, 635 Main St., Farmingdale. fdale.net/VFW Free. 12-4:30 p.m. November 14.
The author will speak about and sign copies of her new book Heirloom Harvest: Modern Daguerreotypes Of Historic Garden Treasures. The book celebrates antique vegetables and fruit grown in a modern garden by capturing them with a unique photographic technique. Featuring more than 175 extraordinary photographs—the result of a 15-year collaboration between Goldman, a celebrated plant conservationist and heirloom gardener, and Jerry Spagnoli, one of the world’s foremost daguerreotypists—this is a celebration of life, love, and vegetables! Marders Garden Shop, 120 Snake Hollow Rd., Bridgehampton. marders.com 2 p.m. November 14.
Vision of Disorder
For more than a decade these Long Islanders have wreaked chaos through a fearsome and innovative blend of hardcore and metal. Their latest album, The Cursed Remain Cursed, dropped in 2012. Razed to the Ground release show. Supporting acts include Murphy’s Law, Zire’s War and Demon Racer. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. clubloaded.com/events $20, $22 DOS. 7 p.m. November 14.
Billy Meets The Boss
Two tributes on one stage! Wade Preston leads the official Broadway show band for Movin’ Out, the rockin’ performance based on Billy Joel’s iconic songs. Double the awesomeness with Tramps Like Us, voted the number-one Springsteen Tribute Band in the World by Music and Musicians. These two tributes are guaranteed to equal one night of pure rock n’ roll bliss. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50. 8 p.m. November 14.
Sinatra Sings Sinatra
Frank Sinatra, Jr. pays homage to his famous father with this unique multimedia performance, sharing recollections of his life, on and off stage, as he performs along with an orchestra. Enjoy video footage of life at home with Ol’ Blue Eyes and the whole Sinatra family. He did it their way. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. tillescenter.org $53-$128. 8 p.m. November 14.
This Brooklyn native has been a fixture of the New York club scene for more than 20 years. With his risk-taking sets, Calderone abolished all the typical DJ expectations and garnered an international fanbase. He’s remixed hits by Madonna, Sting, Beyonce and Whitney Houston, to name just a few. You won’t want to miss this gifted musician as he scratches up the ones and twos. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com Ladies $15, guys $20. 10 p.m. November 14.
Help Save The LeGradys Benefit Show
This is the most important local gig of the year, for a number of reasons, most important being that it could help save the lives of a family in desperate need. The LeGradys—Zoe, Paul, and their two children—are all suffering serious and potentially life-threatening health effects from the insidious and crippling wrath of massive toxic mold exposure. They have mounting medical bills, have had to abandon their home, and are faced with deteriorating health, as they struggle to find a cure and simply get through the next day. They need immediate and significant help and support. So, the punk community Zoe and Paul have been a part of for their entire lives have come together to rally around them, in the hopes to use music and the bonds of rock and roll to raise awareness and much-needed funds. This show features some of the best and most infamous punk bands that ever picked up a shitty guitar, screeched out a few verses through a microphone plugged into an insanely feedbacking bass amp, or hurled rolls of toilet paper at equally rabid big-hearted fans. Among the absolutely amazing, kick-ass bands playing (in some cases reuniting specifically to play this gig): The Devotchkas, The Loiterers, The Clap, Space Robot Scientists, Confuzed, Donald Dick, Endangered Feces & Jones Crusher. Only 225 tickets were available, and the show is most likely completely Sold Out, but that only makes this blurb and listing that much more important. It doesn’t matter if you can actually witness this mega-gig in-person, at all! The show is just one of the vehicles the family and community have launched to harness, amplify and transform sheer fury into something crazy positive! The LeGradys have also set up a GO FUND ME account. If you believe in the healing power of punk rock and the undying hope that exists among such a community of friends, fellow music lovers, and complete, utterly glorious chaotic dissonance, then Visit Their Go Fund Me, and donate Whatever You Can! Every Single Cent Counts! “We are in a state of absolute desperation,” writes Zoe on the family’s Go Fund Me account. “We have many years of nonstop toxic mold exposure that has lead to severe Biotoxin illness and we, my whole family, including my 2 young children on the Autism Spectrum and my furbabies are completely toxic and fungal.” Punk rock fans or not, let’s band together, galvanize music for a greater cause, and HELP SAVE THE LEGRADYS!! Amityville Music Hall, 198 Broadway, Amityville. amityvillemusichall.com $20. 2 p.m. November 15. VISIT THE HELP SAVE THE LEGRADYS GO FUND ME ACCOUNT AND DONATE HERE
The Laurie Berkner Band
Laurie didn’t set out to create a whole new genre of music, but that’s what her “kindie rock” is: less bubble-gummy and more folksy rock that doesn’t get too dumbed down for kids. She’s got nine award-winning albums under her belt and was the first recording artist ever to perform in music videos on Nick Jr. People Magazine appropriately dubbed her “The Queen Of Children’s Music.” Grab the kiddies and the adults, and check out Laurie, Susie, Brady and Bobby as they put on a show for all ages. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50. 3 p.m. November 15.
The folk singer Arlo Guthrie celebrates the 50th anniversary of the little littering infraction against the law that inspired the iconic song, “Alice’s Restaurant Massacre,” with a rare performance and multimedia presentation. The tune has become a Thanksgiving holiday anthem to families across the globe, and it all originates from Guthrie’s experience in Massachusetts on Thanksgiving in 1965. Guthrie will perform his most prominent work in its entirety on the Patchogue Theatre stage as well as selections from every full-length studio album he’s released since his debut album in 1967. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $55-$125. 7 p.m. November 15.
Stone’s unique sound and powerful socially-conscious lyrics shine on his latest drop, Radius. Combining R&B, soul, folk, rock and pop, Stone truly keeps it real with entirely live instrumentation. Describing Radius, he said, “I tried to create something that’s the complete antithesis of what you’d expect from pop music.” It worked and you’ll love it! Opening the show is Bernhoft. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$49.50. 8 p.m. November 15.
The Noise Presents: Parkway Drive – IRE Tour 2015
This powerhouse event might literally bring down the house. Parkway Drive’s ferocious intensity has kept them at the forefront of heavy metal for the past decade. Once you hear “Vice Grip,” the first single of their new album, IRE, it comes as no surprise. Throw in “Miss May I,” “Thy Art Is Murder” and “In Heart’s Wake” and now this show brings the best that the deathcore and metalcore scenes have to offer. Don’t miss this night of heavenly headbanging! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$40. 8 p.m. November 16.
Hear from the editor and a panel of authors of Jewish Noir: Contemporary Tales of Crime and Other Dark Deeds, a unique new collection of stories by Jewish and non-Jewish writers, including Reed Farrel Coleman, Melanie Dante, Rabbi Adam Fisher, Kenneth Wishnia, Steve Wishnia, and S.A. Solomon. The stories explore such issues as the Holocaust and its long-term effects on subsequent generations, anti-Semitism in the 20th century, and the dark side of the Diaspora. Sachem Public Library, 150 Holbrook Rd., Holbrook. Free. 7 p.m. November 17.
The Robert Cray Band
Singer, guitarist and songwriter, Robert Cray has taken his sound through his 40-year career and molded it into the quintessential blues rock blend that won him five Grammys and induction into the Blues Hall of Fame. Influenced by the gospel songs of his boyhood, as well as soul, R&B, Jimi Hendrix-style rock and bouncy Beatles pop, the Robert Cray Band will have you on your feet with “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,” “Smoking Gun” and “Acting This Way.” 4 Nights of 40 Years Live, his latest album, showcases his best with clips of concerts from the ’80s to today. Opening the show is Shemekia Copeland. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$65. 8 p.m. November 17.
Ready, set, let’s roll with Chase Rice as his special brand of country ignites the stage and soothes your soul. Not your grandmama’s country singer, Rice blends elements of hip hop, rock, pop and electronic music to bring a refreshingly new dynamic to the classic genre. “Gonna Wanna Tonight” is his second Top 5 country radio hit after “Ready Set Roll” went platinum. This rockin’ show definitely won’t disappoint! Supporting acts include The Cadillac Three and Jordan Davis. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $40. 8 p.m. November 18.
—Compiled by Desiree D’iorio, Chuck Cannini, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III