Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events October 13–19

Jo Dee Messina
Country songstress Jo Dee Messina rocks Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts on Oct. 15!

This California-based experimental post-hardcore quartet exploded onto the scene in 2014 with their debut Through Art We Are All Equals, and since last year they have been touring in support of their second firebomb in a row, Routine Breathing. Expect fan favorites such as “Starving for Friends” and “My Soul is Empty and Full of White Girls.” It promises to be one unforgettable performance. Opening the show is Outline In Color, Avion Roe, Champ, An Old Friend, Basilisk and The Haunting. 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $15-$25. 6 p.m. Oct. 13.

These metal hell-raisers hail from Illinois and are known for their aggressive, crushing style that straddles industrial, nu, and alt-metal. Think Ministry and Nine Inch Nails trading sonic death blows with Marilyn Manson and Skinny Puppy. Yeah. This gig will most definitely be loud, dark, and very, very disturbing–all the ingredients to make it one for the books. Their set will likely include new tracks from their much-hyped, yet-to-drop Blood Money Part I, rumored for later this month, as well as previous gems such as “Slipping Away” and “Now or Never.” Opening acts include Flaw, Motograter, Vibrater and Ryder. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $18-$20. 7 p.m. Oct. 13.

Shadows of Liberty
Examine the new media monopoly by corporations in America versus the public battle for truth and democracy. Featuring remarkable interviews with Amy Goodman, Danny Glover, Daniel Ellsberg, Julian Assange, Dan Rather, Janine Jackson and many more, this powerful film will entertain, inform and inspire. Not to be missed. Special Guest Janine Jackson live via Skype for Q&A. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10-$15. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13.

The Doobie Brothers
This hard-driving Grammy Award-winning American band of good old boys keeps on takin’ it to the streets and rockin’ down the highway. Just listen to the music, and no matter what’s stressing you out or keeping you up all night, it’ll be all right. Opening the show will be New York-based bluesman Mark Newman. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $49.50-$199.50. 8 p.m. Oct. 13.

Sergio Mendes
This Latin-influenced artist is best known for a series of hit albums featuring a diverse range of Brazilian, African, and American styles of music. His Brasilero earned a Grammy Award for Best World Music Album in 1992, and his latest, Magic, features a song recorded with will.i.am, and a hit single from the 2014 World Cup. Get ready to fall in love with Mendes, as he’s infamous for delivering high-octane performances that often reach “unforgettable” status. Opening the show is Sheila E. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. Oct. 13.

Ice Nine Kills
This Boston-based experimental metalcore quartet is touring to promote their fourth album, Every Trick in The Book, which dropped last year. Supporting acts include Secrets, Sylar, Cover Your Tracks, Out Came The Wolves and Call It Home. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $15-$17. 6 p.m. Oct. 14.

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Joe Nichols
Nichols’ latest single, the upbeat, straight-talker “Freaks Like Me,” serves as the lead track from his upcoming project, due out this year. His latest, Crickets, spawned the two multi-week hits “Yeah” and “Sunny and 75.” That’s in addition to prior chart-toppers like “Brokenheartsville,” “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” and “Gimmie That Girl,” and Top 10 smashes like “The Impossible,” “If Nobody Believed In You,” “What’s A Guy Gotta Do,” “Size Matters” and “I’ll Wait For You.” Get ready to groove all night long. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. muls.com $30, $25 DOS. 7 p.m. Oct. 14.


Lol Tolhurst
Legendary drummer and co-founder of The Cure will be speaking about and signing copies of his new memoir Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys. Will he keep the beat on the nearest bookcase as Press music critic Zack Tirana breaks out an off-tempo, horribly off-key rendition of classic “Just Like Heaven” and perhaps even “Friday I’m In Love”? Only one way to find out. Just the idea of it deserves an encore in your mind. “Fascination Street,” indeed. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. Oct. 14.

Blue October
Chills-invoking lead singer Justin Furstenfeld stays true to form, wearing his heart on his sleeve and pouring a powerful spectrum of emotion onto the track list of their newest album, Sway. In a sea of over-produced and watered-down mediocrity, Blue October thrives within their lyrically driven hard-rock niche. Opening the show is Danny Malone. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $25-$35. 8 p.m. Oct. 14.

David Bromberg Quintet
The Godfather of Americana mixes blues, bluegrass, gospel, folk, Irish fiddle tunes, pop and English drinking songs until they’re happily coexisting as they can only do on a Bromberg album. Newcomers will be introduced to an astonishing performer whose range and musical depth have delighted audiences for more than 40 years. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org $40-$60. 8 p.m. Oct. 14.

Engelbert Humperdinck
Once upon a time frenzied female fans of Engelbert Humperdinck—and no, that’s not his real name—would toss their undergarments on stage as they swooned over this permanently popular English pop star. His hits “(Please) Release Me,” “The Last Waltz,” “After the Lovin’” and “A Man Without Love” render knees weak and make hearts flutter. Why? Because the Humpler is a big hunk of a loving man, that’s why. And if there’s any doubt about his having the chops, ask those he’s sung duets with–they range from Wynonna Judd to Johnny Mathis, Gene Simmons, Willie Nelson and even Elton John. This guy gets around. Ask those who’ve bought more than 150 million of his records—63 gold and 24 platinum. Can you believe that Jimi Hendrix was once his opening act? Yeah, that must have been a mind-blowing experience for those concertgoers. And don’t forget that it was Humperdinck who influenced Elvis to don the sideburns and the flamboyant leather jumpsuits. Not bad for a young lad from Leicester born with the unassuming name, Arnold George Dorsey, who went on to become a living musical legend. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $59.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. Oct. 14.

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Retro Picture Show presents a special one-night-only screening of the 1982 cult classic slasher film. Producer Gary Sales and Paul “Madman Marz” Ehlers will be on hand to discuss the feature. Get ready to be terrified! But remember: it’s only a movie! Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $9-$11. 10 p.m. Oct. 14.

Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
This annual festival presents three days of LGBTQ movies, art and music, with food and cocktail receptions included in all ticket purchases. All films are shown at the Cinema Arts Center unless otherwise listed. Opening night kicks off with a spectacular gala and showings of recent movies Women Who Kill and Hurricane Bianca. Other flicks featured in the festival include Shared Rooms, Summertime, AWOL and many more, accompanied by cocktail receptions, bagel brunches and more fun social components. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $75. Oct. 14-16.

The Art of Making Gardens
Award-winning horticulturist Luciano Giubbilei will speak about and sign copies of his new book The Art of Making Gardens. What goes into such a task, you may wonder? Well, soil, we suppose. Water? An ample amount of sunlight, perhaps? Surely all this and more, including a whole lotta love! But let us not speak of weeds. Marders, 120 Snake Hollow Rd., Bridgehampton. 10 a.m. Oct. 15.

Oyster Festival
Come for a fun mixture of activities including live entertainment, tall ships, top-notch artisans, pirate shows, midway rides, and the iconic oyster-eating and oyster-shucking contest. Here the world is your oyster. Theodore Roosevelt Park, 200 Central Park West, Oyster Bay. theoysterfestival.org Free (except for select activities). 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 15, 16.

Shinnecock Shamrock ***POSTPONED***
Join in the 20th annual celebration of the collaboration between Native and Irish musicians as they dance to demonstrate tolerance of community diversity and inclusion. This multicultural sonic event shares friendship, music, food and gifts to celebrate our collective universal struggles, support for our youth, and honoring our heroes. The Roe’s, 14 North Howells Point Rd., Bellport. $40 adults, $10 kids. 2-8 p.m. Oct. 15.


Vetstock 2016
This is Long Island’s only music festival dedicated to our veterans, where veterans perform and all proceeds go to help other veterans. Local veteran musicians and friends will be playing, and there will surely be some joyous laughs and big smiles for all. And great music, too! The event is a fundraiser; all proceeds go to spreading awareness about veterans’ struggles and to help further Project9line’s Mission. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $22. 3-9 p.m. Oct. 15. $22. 3-9 p.m. Oct. 15.

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Life on Mystery Island
In the late 1950s at the age of 12, Ed Faszczewski moved with his family to Plum Island, where his father was a lab supervisor at the animal disease research center. They were among the first civilian families to live on the government-owned island, located east of Orient Point. Come hear Faszczewski tell his first-hand account of life on Plum Island. Was it the origin of West Nile Virus in the region? Lyme Disease? What about the so-called “Montauk Monster”? Did that enigmatic creature escape from one of Plum Island’s mysterious labs!? Dare we say reptilinoid? East Hampton Library, 159 Main St., East Hampton. easthamptonlibrary.org Free. 5 p.m. Oct. 15.

Switchfoot & Relient K
Known for their widely popular hit “Dare You Move,” Switchfoot is touring in support of their latest, Where the Light Shines Through, featuring their road-tested, unforgettable alt-rock sound. Switchfoot has seen great success over the years, with a Grammy Award, GMA Dove Award, and 12 San Diego Music Awards. Relient K will also take the stage, and are set to feature songs off their latest drop, Air for Free. It will surely be an amazing night, with two very talented groups performing back to back. Not to be missed. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25.50-$53.50. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15.

Charlie Puth
This former YouTube star has made quite the name for himself with four top 40 singles in the past eight months. “We Don’t Talk Anymore,” “One Call Away,” “Marvin Gaye” and “See You Again” are just some of the ear candy the Puthler is known for. He has collaborated with talented artists like Selena Gomez, Meghan Trainor and Wiz Khalifa, and his major-label debut album Nine Track Mind spotlights his sensitive-yet-assertive singing style, which will undoubtedly be showcased throughout his upcoming tour. Dance, sing and have fun, because Puth knows how to put on a show. Opening the gig is Joel Adams. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $35.00-$69.50. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15.

Eric Johnson
This platinum-selling, Grammy Award-winning guitarist is an all-time guitar hero whose showstopping licks reflect a broad range of influences including blues, country, pop, rock, jazz, fusion and more. Not to be missed. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $30-$40. 8 p.m. Oct. 15.

Chapin Family Reunion with a Tribute to Harry
The Chapin Family legacy includes not only Harry Chapin’s classic hits, such as “Cat’s in the Cradle,” “Taxi” and “30,000 Pounds of Bananas,” but along with Harry Chapin favorites, wonderful originals by the great Tom Chapin, Jen Chapin and The Chapin Sisters, Lily & Abigail. See the Chapins together for this night of great folk, rock and stories celebrating one of music’s most talented families. Suffolk Theater, 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $45-$49. 8 p.m. Oct. 15.

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Lucy Kaplansky
Lucy Kaplansky is “a truly gifted performer,” says The New York Times. That may be an understatement. Blending country, folk and pop styles, she can make every song sound fresh, whether singing her own sweet originals, covering country classics by June Carter Cash and Gram Parsons, or performing pop favorites by Lennon/McCartney and Nick Lowe. She’s a rare vocal talent, for sure, and this gig is a chance to experience her all up close and personal. Wow! YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $35-$40. 8 p.m. Oct. 15.

The Bucket List featuring Tony Barca
Long Island native blues/rock singer and songwriter Tony Barca presents his newest project, called The Bucket List, a variety of uniquely arranged covers and original music backed by a killer band. With a loyal fan base known as “The Bucketheads,” this eclectic mix of original music and honest interpretations you just simply would not expect to hear has gained loyal followers at each performance, presenting a plethora of musical tones and choices to dance, jive and dream along to. Whoa. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $10. 8 p.m. Oct. 15.

Jo Dee Messina
With nine No. One singles on the Billboard Country Music Chart, Jo Dee Messina has taken the genre by storm. She has been honored by the Country Music Association, and was nominated for two Grammy Awards, one of which being Best Country Collaboration for “Bring On The Rain,” with Tim Mcgraw. She is set to perform hits off her newest album, titled ME, which she refers to as her most personal album yet. Jo Dee will be sure to bring on the “Country Heat.” Bound to be one for the books. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $35. 8 p.m. Oct. 15.

Gilbert Gottfried
Whether you find him absolutely can’t-stop-laughing hilarious or occasionally somewhat annoying, Gottfried is an acknowledged master of his comedic craft. He is bound to leave all those in attendance of this must-see gig feeling a sordid mixture of both. That’s a good thing! It means they’ve been laughing so damn hard their gut will hurt for weeks after, which will leave them somewhat annoyed. But they’ll get over it, because laughter is the best medicine. Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. govs.govs.com $25. 7, 9:30 p.m. Oct. 15.

Queens Beer Festival
Since diehard Long Islanders know that Queens and Brooklyn, no matter how much hipsters may want to deny it, are in fact a part of this Island, we couldn’t miss plugging this truly amazing gathering of craft breweries from throughout the region–including Greenport Harbor Brewing Co., Garvies Point Brewery and Blue Point Brewing Co. Sample the best craft brew IPAs, ales, lagers, pumpkins and Oktoberfests, along with many more varieties, from throughout the five boroughs, and enjoy an absolutely amazing smorgasbord of global food vendors representing all the multicultural cuisines and mouthwatering flavors in Q-Town, and dance, dance, dance with your friends and loved ones to soul-satisfying live music all weekend long! Not to be missed! LIC Flea & Food Market, at the corner of 46th Avenue and 5th Street in Long Island City. queensbeerfestival.com $29, $39, $43, $68. Noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 15 & 16.

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Kenny Loggins
The legendary, Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter will be talking about and signing his new children’s picture book, Footloose. Ask him about life on the road, what it’s like being a legend, or even the stories behind his immortal songs. Or maybe just ask him to autograph one of these books for your kid or nephew or niece. Or that vinyl album you’ve been treasuring in your music collection. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 1 p.m. Oct. 16.

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These British rockers rose to fame in the United Kingdom during the New Wave period of the late 1970s, and continued to record successfully through the ’90s. They are known in the United States for songs like “Tempted,” “Hourglass” and “853-5937.” After disbanding twice, Squeeze released their first album since ’98, Cradle to the Grave, last year. They are back together again, and ready to put on a great show. Special guest The English Beat will also be performing. Get ready, because the British are coming! The British are coming! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $39.50-$89.50. 8 p.m. Oct. 16.

Les Brers
Recently formed rock band Les Brers is made up of former members of the legendary Allman Brothers Band, led by their original drummer, Butch Trucks. Embarking on their first short U.S. tour since formation with only festival-set performances under their belt, these hellraisers plan to continue performing previous Allman Brothers Band songs (such as famous tracks from Eat a Peach, their third studio album) along with other assorted covers. Not to be missed. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$59.50. 8 p.m. Oct. 16.

Regina Calcaterra and Rosie Maloney
Authors Regina Calcaterra and Rosie Maloney will be speaking about and autographing copies of their new book, Girl Unbroken: A Sister’s Harrowing Story of Survival From the Streets of Long Island to the Farms of Idaho. Calcaterra, an attorney, is also a former aide to Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. This is a rare chance to ask her in person anything you’ve ever wondered about her time at both offices, so do some research before heading down and get that recorder ready! Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. Oct. 17.

Black & White Masquerade Ball
Join the Greater Westbury Council for the Arts for its first ever Black & White Masquerade Ball honoring Beaumont Jefferson and Doug LeClaire for their contributions to the arts in Westbury. Hors d’oeuvres, music, dancing and merriment will surely be had, along with a great deal of surprise and intrigue, as well! Masks are optional, but encouraged. All proceeds benefit the Greater Westbury Council for the Arts. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $40. 7 p.m. Oct. 18.

Peter Frampton Raw: An Acoustic Tour
The rocking great Brit guitarist Peter Frampton has kissed his golden curly locks goodbye years ago—he can wig out if he wants to, considering he co-founded Humble Pie at 18—so here he is today, still hitting the high notes that shimmer all night long. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$99.50. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19.

Main Art: Country songstress Jo Dee Messina rocks Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts on Oct. 15!

-Compiled by Ellie Schoeffel, Natalie Coloprisco, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III with an assist from The Pharaoh.