[Photo: Long Island’s own Huntington hellraisers The Bogmen rock The Paramount on Dec. 19!]
The Slim Kings
This 4-year-old, Brooklyn-born band blends a soulful mix of old blues and classic rock. Consisting of veteran musicians who have recorded alongside Billy Joel and composed songs and soundtracks for popular shows such as Law and Order and Sons of Anarchy, these rockers are forever expanding from their supportive New York base to musical nirvana and beyond. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $10. 8 p.m. December 17.
Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience
Like father, like son, that’s the essence of Jason Bonham’s critically acclaimed tribute to the music his dad, John Bonham, brought to millions as the drummer for The Almighty Led Zeppelin. For two nights, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience will let fans relive some of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll ever made. This show is more than a tribute—it’s a celebration. From their 1969 debut to Zep’s second, fourth, and Physical Graffiti masterpieces, plus a heavy serving of deep cuts and smash hits, this is a must-see, must-listen show. Jason Bonham has won respect as a drummer in his own right, too, earning a Grammy Award for his work on Led Zep’s Celebration Day, and he’s also gotten kudos performing for President Obama at the Kennedy Center. So “ramble on” over there, or take the stairway to you know where! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $35-$75. 8 p.m. December 17.
This Brooklyn-born, Bed-Stuy-raised rapper will be dropping rhymes and groovin’ to some insanely catchy beats in support of his latest, B4.DA.$$. Not to be missed! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$45. 8 p.m. December 17.
First Responders Fundraiser
Local hellraisers Milky White, A Day Amongst Martyrs, Typhon Rising, Dylan Ander, Dijon, Afterburn, and more will unleash a high-octane night of music in support of the FealGood Foundation, a 9/11 first responders charity. 89 North Music Venue, 89 N. Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $10. 6 p.m. December 17.
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Ready your pumpkin wagon and transport yourself to the enchanting kingdom of dreams-come-true. Jaw-dropping music and inspiring performances retell this magical classic once again, from the wicked stepmother to the glass slipper to the masked ball. Just be home before the clock strikes 12! Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $27-$89. Days, times vary. December 17 – 27.
A folk-rock-singer-songwriter and teacher to young aspiring musicians, Williams is an artist whose songs of deep empathy and social justice speak to thousands of adoring fans. Her ninth studio album, Emerald, was released back in May. Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. landmarkonmainstreet.org $32-$40. 8 p.m. December 18.
Covering everyone’s favorite punk/reggae/ska/pop songs by Sublime is this very cool tribute band, named after the band’s classic tune. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue theemporiumny.com $15, $20 DOS. 8 p.m. December 18.
These new wave English pop/rockers will be unleashing their mesmerizing, ultra-addictive and uber-iconic ’80s sound, reminiscent of The Smiths and Simple Minds, in support of their latest drop, Album in the Neighbourhood. Opening acts include Whole Sum and Off The Grid. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $20, $25 DOS. clubloaded.com/events 8 p.m. December 18.
A Very Scary X-Mas
If you’re looking to bring a tidbit of terror into your holiday season, this Long Island Christmas-themed haunted house is just the place! Naughty or nice no longer matters, as Santa has had just about enough! The lists have gotten longer, the kids are ungrateful, and somewhere along the way they took the sugar out of the cookies and put almonds in the milk! It’s enough to drive an elf crazy…matter of fact, drive ALL the elves crazy! So watch out as you stroll 34th Street, don’t jaywalk, and be extra-careful in the Toy Shop! This Holiday Haunt is bringing chills and thrills for its second year in a row. Chamber of Horrors, 1745 Express Dr. N., Hauppauge. chamberofhorrorsny.com $24-$40. 7-11 p.m. December 18, 19.
It’s a hard knock life for us, but everyone’s favorite orphan knows how to take it all to Easy Street for a night of sing-a-long nostalgia. Can you do her dance? You know which one. Tippity tap-tap a-tippity tap-tap tap-tap tap! Dance that special dance along to the show! Dance that special dance during lunch break back at the office, too! Islip Town Hall West, 401 Main St., Islip. ckproductionsnewyork.com $15-$18. Days, times vary. Through January 3.
This 5-year-old band from upstate New York delivers a solid mix of old-school and new-school pop punk. Their latest album, Around the World and Back, was released in October. Opening the show are Transit, Broadside and Rarity. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $16. clubloaded.com/events 5 p.m. December 19.
Society failed as a whole when we were unsuccessful at bringing Insomniac with Dave Atell back to TV. Now’s the chance to redeem ourselves, as the Long Island native brings his one-of-a-kind hilarity back home. Atell’s fiery stand-up has been featured on Saturday Night Live, The Jon Stewart Show, The Gong Show with Dave Atell, and of course, Insomniac, when Atell would hang out all night with locals at their favorite dive bars after his gig. Don’t miss comedy’s favorite comedian as he brings down the house! Governors Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. govs.com $34-$64. 8 p.m. December 18, 7 and 10 p.m. December 19.
Teresa Caputo has embedded her way into pop culture’s echelon with her hit TV show Long Island Medium. With her uncanny ability to communicate with the dearly departed, Caputo has helped thousands find closure with their lost loved ones. With a personality as big as her hair style, Caputo is an icon Long Island is proud to call our own. Will audience members have a better time than Press reporter Jaime Franchi did at one of Caputo’s past appearances? [Read “My Not-So-Psychic Experience With ‘Long Island Medium’ Theresa Caputo” HERE] We’re not making any predictions but we sure hope so! Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $59.50-$79.75. 7:30 p.m. December 19.
Michael Clayton Moore’s Silent Night
Performing the music of Trans Siberian Orchestra and other Christmas favorites to benefit Christmas Magic, a nonprofit providing holiday generosity and spirit to those less fortunate, this is bound to be a holiday celebration for the books! YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org 7:30 p.m. December 19.
This wonderfully entertaining Long Island-based indie rock band first emerged from the wilds of Huntington when Billy Campion, Bill and Brendan Ryan, Mark Wike, P.J. O’Connor and Clive Tucker decided they had to rock out together. Signed to Arista Records in 1995, the Bogmen never quite became a household name that they deserved to be with their debut release Life Begins at 40 Million, but so it goes. And on they went. No matter what, they never let their fans get bogged down, taking their self-described “tribal, huntish” sound to every bar, club and retirement home in the Tri-state area. Over the intervening years, they’ve reunited many times to keep the thrills and spills alive. And that’s why this gig is such a great opportunity to enjoy the Bogmen at their very best. Not to be missed! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$75. 8 p.m. December 19.
Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals Holiday Show
The band that defined “Blue-Eyed Soul” presents a special holiday concert, performing their hits, including “Good Lovin'” “Groovin (on a Sunday Afternoon,” “People Everywhere Just Gotta Be Free” and so many others. Suffolk Theater, 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $50-$79. 8 p.m. December 19.
The Nutcracker Performed By The Eglevsky Ballet
The holiday season just isn’t complete without The Nutcracker, and the Eglevsky Ballet boasts the largest production on Long Island. Performed annually, this year’s version features an amazing all-new production created exclusively for the Eglevsky Ballet. Prepare to be wowed as guest artists from the American Ballet Theater and the New York City Ballet bring to life Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and the rest of your favorite holiday characters. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. tillescenter.org $48-$78. 6 p.m. December 19, 1 and 5 p.m. December 20.
Christmas Spectacular, A Ziegfeld Holiday
This annual holiday celebration has a new twist this year: the elaborate theatrical production style of Broadway’s Zeigfeld’s Follies, designed by Broadway’s best talents. Throw in performances by Broadway’s hottest stars, and it looks like our Christmas wish just came true! Madison Theatre, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. madisontheatreny.org $49-$55. 4 p.m., December 19. 3 p.m., December 20.
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Performed live in the style of the old time-radio shows, this holiday favorite takes to the stage for a joyous holiday celebration not soon to be forgotten! Suffolk Theater, 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $15-$30. 6 p.m. December 20.
This Country Music Hall of Famer has charted more than 120 hits across multiple genres of music and remains one of the top-selling artists of all time. Expect a mix of classics and fan favorites, such as “The Gambler,” of course, and newer gems, spanning his more than half-century as one of America’s greatest song-storytellers. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$49.50. 8 p.m. December 23.
This Bronx-born Latin rapper will break out some of his hits, such as “Lean Back,” “Make It Rain” and What’sLuv?” entrancing all in attendance with his infectious grooves and style! The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue theemporiumny.com $15, $20 DOS. 10 p.m. December 23.
–Compiled by Desiree D’orio, Chuck Cannini, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III