Featured Photo: Striking Copper unleash powerful, soulful, infectious blues-folk at 89 North in Patchogue July 9.
Never Shout Never
Never Shout Never is an indie-punk band from Joplin, Missouri. The lead singer, Christofer Drew Ingle, has revealed in sonic detail many facets of his musical talent throughout the years, his most ambitious being 2015’s Black Cat. Ingle, who set foot in the music scene at age 16, is known for his relaxed and laid-back songs with deep, emotional lyrics, such as “What Is Love” and “Fone Tag,” might strike an emotional cord with listeners, while his past hits, including “Happy” and “Can’t Stand It” will have them grinning ear to ear. Opening the show are Hundred Handed and Me Like Bees. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $20. 7 p.m. July 7.
Stephen “Ragga” Marley
Son of Reggae legend Bob Marley, Stephan “Raggamuffin” Marley, is a six-time Grammy Award-winning artist. In 2012, Stephen Marley won Best Reggae Album for Revelations Pt. 1- The Root of Life. His next album, Revelations Pt. 2- The Fruit of Life, is set to drop July 22. Marley was previously a member of Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers, who brought home three Grammy Awards for Best Reggae Album. This show also features Jo Mersa Marley, Rica Newell, Ranoy Gordon and Nicholas Laraque. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15-$85. 7 p.m. July 7.
John H. Johnson
President and CEO of Edgeworth Economics, professional economist, and author John H. Johnson will be speaking and signing copies of his new book Everydata: Misinformation Hidden in the Little Data You Consume Every Day. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. July 7.
Lee Brice looks a little like the English tough-guy action-film star Jason Statham, only with a scruffier beard and a baseball cap on backwards. It’s no surprise, then, to learn that Brice attended Clemson University on a football scholarship. Born in 1979 in Sumter, South Carolina, Brice is a Billboard-chart-bustin’ country music singer who tells it like it is about love and work. Take the title of his newest album, I Don’t Dance. Or how about his song “Upper Middle Class White Trash”? When he’s dispensing lessons on his hit, “Drinking Class,” we sit up and take notice. But he’s probably best known for his “Love Like Crazy,” which was a huge hit for 56 straight weeks. This singer/songwriter is truly an American original, and Tennessee is lucky to have him—but it’s good that those Nashville cats let him loose now and then so he can come play here on our humble Island. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $35-$85. 8 p.m. July 7.
Suite 111 and Nicolina
New on the scene, Suite 111 and Nicolina are an up-and-coming pop group. Suite 111 consists of two artists, Lauren Hirsch and Dan Conway. The band will soon be opening for Jesse McCartney at a sold-out show at Madison Theatre. They have performed with famous artists, such as Kendall Schmidt of “Big Time Rush.” The Long Island-based group is known for its intimate acoustic performances, as well as memorable gigs with larger bands. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $10. 8 p.m. July 7.
The star of the critically acclaimed one-man show on Broadway “Long Story Short,” the off-Broadway hit “Unconstitutional” and the upcoming one-man show “The New York Story” is bringing his act to Long Island. The Brooklyn native went from stand-up comic to TV host and a stint on Saturday Night Live before embarking on his latest projects. McGuires Comedy Club, 1627 Smithtown Ave., Bohemia. mcguires.gov.com $22-$52. 5 p.m. July 8-9.
A tribute to Elvis Presley’s Las Vegas show of the ’70s, complete with a full horn section! The Elvis impersonator, Justin Shandor, has appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, and on the front page of USA Today. This is widely considered to be the world’s greatest Elvis show! Suffolk Theater, 118 E Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $49. 8 p.m. July 8.
The frontman for G Love & Special Sauce, known for ’90s hits “Stepping Stones,” “Rodeo Clowns” and “Astronaut,” has made its impact on the world with its unique, laid-back sound. As one of the premier alternative hip-hop bands, attending this show should be a must on all alternative music lovers’ bucket lists. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. muls.com $20-$23 8 p.m. July 8.
Lettuce *POSTPONED TO JULY 14*
Lettuce has been performing classic funk for more than two decades. Their unique blend of hip-hop, psychedelia and funk makes lettuce stand out in their genre as an ongoing experiment. Lettuce released their latest album, Crush, in 2015. The band describes the album as being very open in terms of style, while staying true to its funk roots. The band intends on paying homage to classic rock artists, ’90s hip-hop, and classic funk. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$25. 8 p.m. July 8.
Vans Warped Tour
The nation’s longest-running annual music festival returns with its traveling freak show of pop-punk artists. This year, the lineup consists of a solid, mutant hybrid of punk, metal and rap artists, including: New Found Glory, Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, Good Charlotte, Sleeping with Sirens, Tonight Alive, Pepper, Sum41 and Yellowcard, just to name a few of the roughly four dozen bands scheduled to perform on multiple stages. Nikon at Jones Beach, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $44. 11 a.m. July 9.
Hailing from Wilmington, North Carolina by way of Long Island (mostly Seaford), and touring in support of their debut full-length Mirror, Striking Copper crafts blues/folk the way it ought to be: raw, powerful, infectious, “I-can’t-stop-my-feet-from-groovin,'” straight-from-the-very-soul. Fronted by twin-sister redhead firebrands Allie Donnelly and Jacquie Lee—with guitarists Matt Donnelly and Dan Bennett, bassist John Stewart, and drummer Frank Cacciutto weaving sonic tapestries that range from seductive, smoky jazz and transcendental blues to explosive, hellfire rock—this is a band not to be missed, especially at a venue as intimate (and local) as 89 North. Think Zepp and Janis Joplin downing shots of firewater before joining Hendrix and Joni Mitchell onstage for a late-nite/early-morning jam session with Syd Barrett. Yeah. In other words, a must-see. With Space, The New Students & Mild Things. 89 North, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89NorthMusic.com $10. 7:30 p.m. July 9.
Long Island Hot Dog Festival
Calling all weiner fans! Amateur cooks, professionals and those who simply love hot dogs will love this event, which includes a hot dog-eating contest, best gourmet dog contest, worst and best tattoos, pin-up contest and live music. Bring the family and come with an empty belly, because all those hot dogs aren’t going to eat themselves! Mike’s Bar and Grill, 742 Middle County Road, Selden. thelongislandhotdogfestival.com Free. 12 p.m. July 9.
This local songstress and Blues Hall of Famer has toured the world and shared stages with the likes of Dave Mason, Poppa Chubby and the Soul Brothers in her 20 years of singing her signature style of blues. Rounding out her eponymous band is guitarist John Haseth, drummer Sal DeVitto and bassist Robert Jack. Check out their album, Pamdemonium, and groove, groove, groove way past dawn! Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com Free. 8 p.m. July 9.
Sinatra Swings into Summer
This promises to be a night full of dancing and the music of the legend Frank Sinatra. The 19-piece New Millennium Big Band presents an elegant evening of swing and fun! The show will feature all of Sinatra’s summer classics and will make you feel as if Sinatra himself is the one performing. Suffolk Theater, 118 E Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $35-$39. 8 p.m. July 9.
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
Long regarded as the Godfather of the Jersey Shore Sound, John Lyon, better known by his stage name, Southside Johnny, is an American original. Growing up in Ocean Grove and graduating from Neptune High, he followed in Bruce Springsteen’s shoes, running down the boardwalk, hitting the high notes, and laying it low with that bluesy soulfulness that only he can croon. It helped that Steven Van Zandt, the Boss’ compadre, penned Southside Johnny’s signature song, “I Don’t Want to Go Home.” And yes, that’s Southside and the Jukes performing as a bar band at the frat party in that action-packed classic Adventures in Babysitting. The guy’s been doing it right and working his ass off, and we’re lucky to have him around, keeping it real. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $10-$50. 8 p.m. July 9.
Originated in London in the early ’60s, The Yardbirds took the world by storm with hits including “For Your Love” and “Heart Full of Soul.” Their legacy as one of the fastest-rising, most successful bands ensured that The Yardbirds would continue to impact people globally for decades to come. Even today, The Yardbirds have the power to shock musicians and fans alike with their unique, one-of-a-kind music. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $50-$55. 8 p.m. July 9.
This tribute band covering the influential 1970s British rock band channels the spirit of the late, great, Freddie Mercury. The four-piece band brings Queen back to life by featuring all of their music in a high-energy show. Dressed like the original band, Almost Queen gives its audience an authentic Queen experience you will never forget! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $24.50-$39.50. 8 p.m. July 9.
Sublime With Rome
Eric Wilson, the original bassist for Sublime, collaborates with singer and guitarist Rome Ramirez to perform the band’s ska hits—”What I Got,” “Santeria” and “Doin’ Time,” to name a few—in place of the late lead singer, Bradley Nowell, who died of a heroin overdose 20 years ago last month at the age of 28. Like-minded reggae rock bands Tribal Seeds, Dirty Heads and Bleeker Ridge open the show. Chill out for the day and listen to your favorite ska hits and check out our recent interview with Rome. Nikon at Jones Beach, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com. $29.50-$79.50. 6:30 p.m. July 10.
This American rock, country and folk singer-songwriter began in Nashville, released his first EP in ’82, broke through into stardom with his popular ’86 album Guitar Town, and has not surprisingly won three Grammy Awards since. One of his best-known studio albums, Copperhead Road, perfectly shows Earle’s flawless fusion of heavy metal and bluegrass, two genres that had never before been mixed together. His most recent album, Terraplane, peaked at the top of as The Most Popular Blues Album on the U.S. Top Blues Albums list in Billboard. The Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St. Amagansset. stephentalkhouse.com $100-$115. 7 p.m. July 10.
Dweezil Zappa Plays Frank Zappa
What better way to celebrate the progressive jazz and rock music of the legendary Frank Zappa than a devoted tribute band led by his devoted son, Dweezil? There is no better way, dear mothers of invention. (Whoa, do you see what we did there!?). The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $29.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. July 10.
Def Leppard / REO Speed Wagon / Tesla
Rejuvenate your love for ‘80s new-wave English rock. After the popular release of their newest self-titled album, Def Leppard is kicking off their national tour with REO Speed Wagon, the hard-rock heroes who gained commercial success in the ’60s, and Tesla, whose “Love Song” isn’t easy to forget. And why would you want to? This is sure to make an incredible show. Nikon at Jones Beach, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $25-$150. 7 p.m. July 11.
Michael McDonald is bringing some soul to the Island and he’s ready to sing his heart out for fans both old and new. He’ll be performing his solo hits, as well as songs from his past projects, like the Doobie Brothers’ classic, “Takin it to the Streets.” Come hear the legend himself and kick off the summer concert season with the best. You won’t be disappointed. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $39.50- $99.50. 8 p.m. July 12.
VAXXED: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe
An investigation by Dr. Andrew Wakefield, one of the most controversial figures in medical history, into how the Center for Disease Control destroyed data on their 2004 study that showed a purported link between the Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism. This alarming deception has allegedly contributed to the skyrocketing increase of autism, potentially the most catastrophic epidemic of our lifetime. Guest speaker Jonathan Landsman, the host of NaturalHealth365.com, to follow. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. July 13.
Yiannis Chryssomallis, also known as Yanni, is a Greek composer, keyboardist, pianist and music producer, whose 18th contemporary album, Sensuous Chill, reached audiences around the globe when it was released last January. Yanni mixes electronic synthesizers with live, symphony orchestras. He is known as a global artist for his employment of musicians from many countries and styles. He has said many times that universal spirituality inspires his music. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary experience. Nikon at Jones Beach, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $45-$139.50. 8 p.m. July 13.
Long Island International Film Expo
For all the movie lovers, the Long Island Internatoinal Film Expo is a must-attend event. The festival is known for featuring films from countries all around the world and is known to attract a celebrity presence. Films vary from documentaries to short movies to movie trailers, and the subjects covered are even more diverse. These films will make you laugh one minute, cry the next, and scream a little later. Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. longislandfilmexpo.com $8-$110. Runs through July 21.
–Compiled by Olivia Booth, Kate Nalepinki, Leo Capobianco, Michael Bakshandeh and Timothy Bolger.