Marcus King Band
The 20-year-old lead singer of his eponymous band describes their sound as “soul-influenced psychedelic Southern rock.” Hailing from Greenville, South Carolina, the group infuses the blues, Americana, folk and rock into an sonic collage of incendiary guitars, brass, organ and rhythm that is as soulful as it is absolutely lightning-electric. Touring in support of their self-titled sophomore effort, this gig is bound to be one for the books and truly not to be missed. Hot damn. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $25-$30. 8 p.m. Oct. 6.
Songwriter, musician and producer Jordan Rothstein’s jazz, folk and rock talents are embodied in his powerful performances as a member of Mascot’s Distance, Magic Bean and Blue Dream. His most well-known hits include “Hey Girl,” sung by John Legend, and “The Date Song,” which he wrote for Mascot’s Distance. Rothstein uses sweet soulful chords and rhythms combined with bitter lyrics to create a Randy Newman-esque sound. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com Free. 8 p.m. Oct 6.
Hamptons International Film Festival
The Hamptons Film Festival was founded to celebrate independent films of all kinds. This year’s film festival shows films that express fresh voices and differing global views. It being the Hamptons, there have been some notable attendees in the past, including Kevin Bacon, Madonna, Kevin Connolly and Billy Joel—with more to come this year. Films will be shown in various locations throughout the East End. hamptonsfilmfest.org Oct. 6-10.
Janet Lee Berg
This local author will be speaking about and signing copies of her new book Rembrandt’s Shadow. Based on a true story, the book tells the tale of two women from different generations—each with their own distinct horrific memories—who find themselves at odds when forced to confront the here and now. Whoa. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. Oct. 7.
The author of three poetry collections, with a fourth, Kingdom, due out next year, will lead a poetry reading. Musical prelude by Tom Santoriello and Friends. Event followed by Q&A, book signing and light refreshments. Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington. waltwhitman.org $10. 7 p.m. Oct. 7.
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Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen
These two singer/songwriters from Texas are joining forces for a one-of-a-kind show. Lovett is known for his inspired, heart-heavy compositions that push the very boundaries of music in their transcendental interpretations of life, love, loss and so much more. Keen, a legend in his on right, will join Lovett on stage as the two swap songs on acoustic guitars. Get ready for an unforgettable night. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $35-$85. 8 p.m. Oct. 7.
Johnny Rivers and Eric Burdon & The Animals
These two epic classic rock bands will take fans on a trip down memory lane. Johnny Rivers will play his hits, including “Secret Agent Man,” “The Seventh Son” and “Poor Side of Town.” Also performing will be Eric Burdon and The Animals, who are back on tour, so fans can relive the classic hit singles such as “Baby, Let Me Take You Home” and “House of the Rising Sun,” and enjoy so much more of their powerful repertoire as it evolved over the years, from San Francisco to New Castle. What a gig. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. Oct. 7.
Weird Science, The 90’s Band and Three
Collaborating to give audiences an unforgettable night of ’80s and ’90s hits, tribute groups Weird Science, The ’90s band and Three pull out all the stops to embody the hallmarks of the decades. Weird Science plays Gen-X favorites (think early Madonna, The Breakfast Club soundtrack and more) with accompanying costumes. The ’90s band follows with hits from Alanis Morissette, Weezer and Third Eye Blind, among others. The grand finale Three is named for its three accomplished singers/musicians and pays homage to the greatest musical trios of all time: The Script, The Police, John Mayer Trio and more. Wow. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $20-$30. 8 p.m. Oct. 7.
This singer, songwriter, artist and philanthropist has made his mark not only in the music world but also in his efforts to better the whole world. His first solo record consisting of new music in 14 years, This Path Tonight, is an album of reflection and transition of a singer-songwriter whose career has spanned more than five decades and counting. Not to be missed. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org $71-$101. 8 p.m. Oct. 7.
Riot in Riverhead
Live pro wrestling arrives on the East End and the nonstop action is going to leave fans absolutely breathless. The smackdown will feature top wrestlers, such as Jerry “The King” Lawler, and many others! That’s gotta hurt! Suffolk Theater, 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $25-$45. 8 p.m. Oct. 7.
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Andrew “Dice” Clay
The controversial comic from Brooklyn who was once banned from MTV over his infamous “Adult Nursery Rhymes” remains popular despite his critics, claiming the title of the first comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden two nights in a row. Die-hard fans recall his starring in the cult classic film The Adventures of Ford Fairlane. New recruits to “The Dice Man” will know his autobiography The Filthy Truth, which hit stores last year. Come see why he’s still calling himself the “Undisputed Heavy Weight King of Comedy,” and get ready to laugh your tuckus off. Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. govs.govs.com $55. 8 p.m. Oct. 7, 7 & 10 p.m. Oct. 8.
Joplin’s Pearl featuring Amber Ferrari
Fans will be brought to their feet with this band’s amazing instrumentals and Ferrari’s critcally acclaimed vocals. The first half of the show features covers of Pat Benatar, Prince, David Bowie, Aretha Franklin, and more. The second half is dedicated to the legendary songstress Janis Joplin, who Ferrari is said to “capture in the essence.” Fans rave about the “stage presence, heart, and vocals” of Ferrari, whose performance “brings us right back seeing Janis at Woodstock.” Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $20-$48. 8 p.m. Oct. 8.
Fans this duo’s webseries on Youtube will leap at the chance to hang out with them in this live episode. These two dynamic comedians and internet personalities produce three videos per day, featuring them playing console-based video games and discussing their experiences with and opinions of the games, with ongoing hilarious commentary and competitions. Arin and Danny will be making jokes and playing games in front of a live audience, with a Q&A to follow. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$30. 8 p.m. Oct. 8
The O’Jays & The Commodores
R&B innovators The O’Jays will get the crowd dancing with their classic songs “Love Train,” “Lonely Drifter” and “Back Stabbers.” Fans can also get their Motown fix at this show with a performance by The Commodores, featuring original member and lead guitarist Thomas McClary, as they play their hits, including “Easy,” “Brick House” and “Nightshift.” NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$149.50. 8 p.m. Oct. 8.
Rocking The Paradise
This show will take fans back 30 years, as tribute bands cover hits from some of the greatest rock bands of all time: Styx and Heart. Rocking The Paradise will get the crowd cheering and singing along to Styx songs, such as “Come Sail Away” and “Lorelei,” among others. Heart tribute band Vainglorious will also deliver an electrifying show featuring classic hits. There will also be a special quest appearance by the very talented acoustic duo Lennon & Katie. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $20-$30. 8 p.m. Oct. 8.
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Pat McGee Band
PMB, as fans dubbed them, have toured nationally for over a decade, including a stretch in which they did 98 shows in 103 days. Casual listeners will recall their 2000 singles, “Rebecca” and “Runaway.” YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $40-$45. 8 p.m. Oct. 8.
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
This up-and-coming Bronx rapper is known for his funkier take on the genre, as exemplified by his breakout hit, “My Shit” off his debut album, Artist, which dropped earlier this year. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $35. 10 p.m. Oct. 8.
Look at Us Now, Mother!
Comprised primarily of decades-worth of intimate family home movies and videos in an upwardly mobile Long Island suburb, this is the story of one determined woman’s quest to reconcile with and understand her past, which means forgiving her proud, narcissistic and formidable elderly mother, Mildred. It makes for a relentlessly honest and bitingly funny documentary about the transformation of a highly charged mother/daughter relationship by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Gayle Kirschenbaum. Meet Gayle Kirschenbaum and Star Mildred Kirchenbaum in person during the Sunday Schmooze Brunch, Film, and Discussion, hosted by Fred Craden. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 11 a.m. Oct. 9.
Serge Diaghilev’s Les Ballets Russes
This unconventional tribute brings together works from different periods revealing an unexpected diversity of inspiration, from the heady romanticism of The Specter of the rose, the unbridled eroticism of The Afternoon of a Faun, to the tragic festivities of Petrouchka and the subtle Spanish ﬂavor of The Three-Cornered Hat. Four essential works, bringing together the artistic elite of their day–choreographers, painters and musicians–are performed in their unsurpassable original choreography. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC), Black Box Theatre, 1 South Ave., Garden City. aupac.adelphi.edu $20. 2 p.m. Oct. 9.
This hip-hop artist is one of the hottest upcoming musicians on the web. His debut mixtape A Toast to Tommy, was released last October, and debuted at No. 2 on the U.S. iTunes Hip-Hop Album chart. Since then, he has headlined a sold-out 20-city national tour and has racked up more than 10 Million YouTube views. His latest tour will feature hits off of his brand new album, These Days. “Say No More,” this show is a can’t miss! The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $19, $25 DOS. 6 p.m. Oct. 9.
Newt & Callista Gingrich
Former Speaker of the House Newt and Callista Gingrich will be speaking and signing copies of their new books, Treason, and Hail to the Chief. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. Oct. 11.
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With a career spanning over 20 years, these heavy metal hellraisers are known worldwide for their famous body-slamming riffs and grooves. Their 2013 album Waiting For The End To Come, was nominated for a Juno Award (Canada’s version of a Grammy), and earned them the title Metal Band of the Year. They are touring to promote their new album, Ghosts and Gods. Opening the show is Carach Angren, Khiazma, Awake In The Fire and Spectral Voices. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $12, $15 . 7 p.m. Oct. 12.
American restaurateur, author, game show host, and television personality Guy Fieri will be speaking and signing copies of his new book Family Food. The Food Network superstar and bestselling author dishes up flavorful All-American family-friendly meals for weeknights and weekends alike. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. Oct. 12.
In 2009, Joan Baez celebrated 50 years in the music industry as a popular folk singer and songwriter. Throughout her career, she has had a series of impressive accomplishments, including a Grammy Award, seven Grammy nominations, and eight gold albums. She is known for songs like “Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” and “Diamonds and Rust,” which explained her relationship with Bob Dylan. She is set to perform hits from her newest album I’d Like To Hear That Song Again, and quite frankly, you will want to hear all her songs again, and again, and again. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$150. 8 p.m. Oct. 12.
Main Art: Legendary folk singer/songwriter Joan Baez serenades her timeless classics at NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Oct. 12. (Photo: Joan Baez Facebook profile)
-Compiled by Ellie Schoeffel, Natalie Coloprisco, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III