Amy Schumer ***CANCELED***
The Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress, writer, Long Island native, star of Comedy Central sketch show Inside Amy Schumer and the rom-com Trainwreck will speak about and sign copies of her new book The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to meet this hilarious local celebrity in person and undoubtedly share a few dozen laughs! Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. Aug. 18.
Memphis Crawl started in 2004 in the streets of New York City with the help of a charismatic leader, Matty O’Brien. Shortly after O’Brien formed the group, he found his musical counterparts: guitarist Stevens, bassist Slim Earl, and percussionist Michael Powder. Defined as both “bluesy” and “ballsy,” Memphis Crawl’s unique, powerful sound infused with rock and roll has been nothing short of “convention defying.” Their newest, most popular song “Wildflower Annie” touches on themes of loyalty and poisonous love, and is a tune that will likely be embraced as a fan favorite at every gig. Known to bring out “wild behavior” among their fans, each performance is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Opening the show are Joe Rock and The All Stars. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $10. 7 p.m. Aug. 18.
Envy on the Coast
Long Island’s post-hardcore emo band first captured the hearts of adoring fans in 2006 with a self-titled EP. For the next four years, Ryan Hunter, Brian Byrne, Dan Gluszak, Sal Bossio, and Jeremy Velardi produced hits including “Starving Your Friends” and “The Gift of Paralysis.” In 2009, however, the band began to unravel, and completely split by 2010. They decided they would reunite this past May (with a few new band members), though as stated by original members Hunter and Byrne, this is not a “reunion” but a “reincarnation.” Their upcoming Long Island concert is the second on their “reincarnation” tour, and will mark a critical point in the band’s transformation. Supporting acts include Katie Heneghan & This Good Robot. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$40. 8 p.m. Aug. 18.
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
Having a sound that is difficult to label, Glamour best described Sister Sparrow as a “mix between Tina Turner, Amy Winehouse and Mick Jagger.” Yeah. Wow. Arleigh Kincheloe is the lead singer, backed by seven men who play powerful melodies through the trombone, saxophone, trumpet, guitar, drums and harmonica, among other instruments. They all come together to create one extremely powerful sound that is best appreciated when performed live. Bound to be a fantastic performance. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $30-$35. 8 p.m. Aug. 18.
This reggae star straight outta Jamaica will have you groovin’ and skankin’ and singin’ along to all his infectious hits, including “Zungguzungguguzungguzeng” and “Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt.” That’s because reggae simply soothes the soul, and you’re not gonna wanna miss this chance to experience all its healing powers, live, and up-close and personal! The Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St. Amagansset. stephentalkhouse.com $35. 8 p.m. Aug. 18.
There is no reason to walk like a Long Islander when you can walk like an Egyptian! These sexy songstresses still craft catchy, timeless tunes decades after conquering the ’80s airwaves with such ear candy classics as “Walk Like An Egyptian,” “Manic Monday” and the monster hit “Eternal Flame” (which was inspired by a trip these vixens took to Graceland). Opening the show is Cardiac. You defintely do not want to miss this gig. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$65. 8 p.m. Aug. 19.
The Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular
This tribute concert is an ode to “The King,” the great Elvis Presley, inarguably one of the greatest entertainers of all time. The concert transitions through Presley’s whole music career, starting with his early years up until his Las Vegas concert years. Big names coming to this concert include the Shawn Klush, Cody Ray Slaughter, DJ Fontana, and Sweet Inspirations. Shawn Klush has been given the title of the “World’s Greatest Elvis Tribute Artist,” so the show should be nothing less than a hunka hunka burnin love! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westburyvenue. thetheatreatwestbury.com $30- $99.50. 8 p.m. Aug. 19.
The Fast Lane
Ever just want to rock out to some Eagles classics? Well, now you can. This band’s presence, sound and renditions of classic Eagles tunes have earned them global recognition. “Life’s Been Good,” “New Kid in Town,” “The Long Run,” and of course, “Life in the Fast Lane” are just some of the feel-good Eagles songs you’ll hear at this must-attend gig. You do not want to miss this tribute talent! Warming up the crowd is Zofolk. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $30. 8 p.m. Aug. 19.
Blue Oyster Cult
What other Long Island band has done more for FM radio than the Blue Oyster Cult? Huh. Not many. That’s right, where would we be on the L.I.E. without “(Don’t Fear) the Reaper,” “Burnin’ for You” and “Godzilla”? A very very sad place, we imagine. The airwaves would have been deader than a rusty doorknob on a ’56 Buick, that’s for damn sure. Thanks to the creative environs of an old house near Stony Brook’s college campus, a group of talented musicians formed the core of a band that has now been going on strong for decades in ever-evolving configurations. You most definitely want to catch them at this gig. Suffolk Theater, 118 E Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $60-$70. 8 p.m. Aug. 19.
Natalie Merchant may no longer front the alt-rock quintet from upstate Jamestown, but the group is still producing albums and performing their hits, including “Because The Night,” “These Are the Days” and “Candy Everybody Wants.” Give ’em what they want while the band tours to promote their latest album, Twice Told Tales, a full-length collection of traditional British Isles folk songs. This is a rare chance to catch this amazing band up close and personal! The Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St. Amagansset. stephentalkhouse.com $100. 8 p.m. Aug. 19.
14th Annual Long Island Bluegrass Festival
Expect sunshine, banjos, plunking, and Bill Monroe covers. LI Bluegrass festival features the Jim Hurst Trio and Flatt Lonesome, as well as seven other artists. As per usual, the lineup contains The Fiddle Kids, a group of children from Northport School District, ages 10 to 14, who are passionate about bluegrass music. What a special day of phenomenal Americana music! Tanner Park, Copiague. babylonarts.org $15 single, $40 family. 12-7 p.m. Aug. 20.
North Fork TV Festival
The inaugural North Fork TV Fest features a lineup of a half-dozen events that give LI’s many film festivals a run for their money. TV fest events include: an actors panel, a special screening of I Am JFK Jr., plus a Q&A with Aiden Largey, creator of Farr, a crime drama set in Northern Ireland; a Q&A with Andrew McCann Smith, producer of Riftwood Chronicles, a sci-fi show in which a dimension-traveling wizard teams up with a Canadian journalist; a Q&A with Rachel Carey, creator of Takers, which follows a trio of magicians exacting revenge on Wall Street con men that ripped them off; and the creators of They Come Up, which follows a group of friends growing up in downtown Manhattan. Wow. Greenport Theatre, 211 Front St., Greenport. www.northfork.tv $15-$25. 1:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 20.
Smooth and sweet soul music will be lilting through Long Island thanks to superstar Gladys Knight, who will be performing her most famous songs, including “You’re the Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me” and “Midnight Train To Georgia.” This gig will surely be one for the books! Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org $150-$200. 8 p.m. Aug. 20.
Best described as pop rock complemented by African, Native American, and Latin percussion, along with many other influences, R-Squared’s hit song “Send Me on My Way” is still the soundtrack to countless college students, and although mainly consisted of illogical phrasings such as “oombayseeyou” and “seemoobedeeyah,” remains simply infectious. Opening the show is Toad the Wet Sprocket. Expect The Mountler to erupt into massive circles of joyous audience members, all dancin’ and singin’ and holdin’ hands as they rejoice in this glorious ’90s musical celebration! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$50. 8 p.m. Aug. 20.
Air Supply was one of the first modern Western music acts to perform in East Asia, bringing their unique blend of pop and soft rock to the other side of the globe and spreading the message of love and musical salvation to the masses. Decades later, the duo still performs all over the world for their adoring fans. Get ready to hear tracks off their latest, Mumbo Jumbo, as well as love cuts from their career. With radio hits like “All Out of Love,” “Making Love Out of Nothing at All” and “Lost in Love,” you’ll be thinking about your crush before you know it. Don’t miss this gig! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$129.50. 8 p.m. Aug. 20.
The Iranian pop singer-songwriter puts his heart and soul into every performance, and you do not want to miss his debut on Long Island and in New York. He has eight famous video clips online, and Reuters deemed him “one of the Iran’s best-known underground rap singers.” Expect to be dancing nonstop to some of Mankan’s hits, like “Saaghiya,” “Eshtebah” and “Yekam Yekam,” and expect to feel the healing power of these tunes, in the process. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $45-$55. 9 p.m. Aug. 20.
Billboard HOT 100 Music Festival [2 day]
This year’s Billboard HOT 100 Music Festival features all those impossibly contagious songs you’ve been jamming out to on the radio, including Calvin Harris’ “This Is What You Came For,” Ariana Grande’s “Dangerous Woman,” J. Cole.’s “Apparently,” Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen” and Martin Garrix’s “Animals.” A lineup like this is simply too irresistible, with their plethora of poppy hits and showstopping performances. And you can’t name a better venue for catching these acts that have made the soundtrack for the summer of 2016: out there beneath the stars, the ocean and multicolored sunset sky in the background, surrounded by your friends and thousands of other adoring fans. Yes yes yes. Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre, Jones Beach, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $99. August 20, 21.
Long Island Indie Rock & Pop Festival
About a dozen up-and-coming indie rock and pop artists will take the stage in this day-long music festival at one of the coolest venues in downtown Patchogue, including: Craig Boiarsky Music, The Fearless, Paper Nautilus, The LeftOvers, Frankenblazer, Astronauto, Sunshiner, LoveSeat, Schoeffel, Gillian and Intona. 89 North is a fantastic place to catch such a gig, and there’s no doubt this show will go down in the books for its high energy and absolutely celebratory vibe. 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $10. 2 p.m. Aug. 21.
Former Chicago vocalist/bassist Peter Cetera can be credited with writing some of the most recognizable songs in the soft pop and easy listening genre. Following his departure from the band, 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. “Daniel-son!” Sorry, we get very very excited about The Karate Kid over here in Press headquarters, as at least one of our esteemed writers grew up with a giant Ralph Macchio poster pinned above her bed. “We love you Danny!!” Our apologies, again. Cetera 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 will be doing what he does best: rocking out and saving your very soul! Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org $165-$225. 8 p.m. Aug. 21.
Surf Music And Summer Songs
Film archivist Bill Shelley screens a compilation of surf rock classics, including “Misirlou” by Dick Dale and The Deltones, “Hawaii Five 0” by The Ventures, “Pipeline” by The Chantays and many more that younger listeners likely recognize from their favorite movies, even if they don’t know the tunes or bands that played them by name. The staccato-style of guitar picking was pioneered by Dick Dale, who happens to be performing at the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts in Bay Shore on Aug. 23, too! A lecture and reception follows the screening. Not to be missed. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23.
The wild, no-holds-barred rocking master of “Shut Up ’n’ Jam” heats up Huntington for a night with The Nuge that his fans may never forget. This American guitar hero from Detroit has been blasting away for years, and he won’t stop kickin’ ass until hell freezes over—or they stop making Gibsons that look like Old Glory with strings. Want to catch some “Cat Scratch Fever”? Of course you do! Go for it, guys. With Stolen Rhodes. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $29.50-$69.50. 8 p.m. Aug. 23.
Slim Jim Phantom
The drummer for the Stray Cats, the Long Island-based rockabilly band best known for their hit “Stray Cat Strut,” will be speaking and signing copies of his new book A Stray Cat Struts: My Life as a Rockabilly Rebel. Come talk rock with this living legend and perhaps even perform a lil Stray Cat Strut of your own amid BR’s arsenal of countless literary treasures. Yowzler! Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. Aug. 24.
To create his fifth full-length album Start Livin’, Hawaii-based singer/guitarist/songwriter Donavon Frankenreiter holed up in a Southern California studio for seven days with his longtime bassist Matt Grundy—and no one else. Just a dedicated duo doing what they do best: rockin’ the hell out. The follow-up to 2010′s Glow, Start Livin’ is a nine-track selection of folk-infused songs that sweetly reflects the simplicity of their recordings and their extraordinary bond. With its smooth showcasing of Frankenreiter’s rich, honey-thick vocals and masterful guitar work, Start Livin’ bears all the intimacy of an impromptu back-porch performance and the tenderness of a treasured love letter. Don’t miss this gig! Opening set by Jahstix Dadson. Mulcahys Pub and Concert Hall: 3232 Railroad Ave, Wantagh. muls.com $15, $20 DOS. 8 p.m. Aug. 24.
-Compiled by Timothy Bolger