Maybe they haven’t released an EP in nearly a decade, but this brassy D.C.-based octet is still touring to keep the ’90s third-wave ska revival alive so rude boys and girls can be “Out All Night” skankin’ to fan favorites, such as “Girl Take It Easy,” “Maggie Mae” and “Can’t Stand It.” Warming up the crowd are Mephiskapheles, Flak Jacket, Crisis Crayons and Carbon Thief. Definitely not to be missed. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $17, $20 DOS. 7 p.m. Oct. 27.
This bestselling author will be signing copies of her new, heartwarming book Angels on Earth, which tells 30 tales exemplifying the undeniable power that random acts of kindness can have on the world and how they can ripple outward with plausible, concrete impact. Come share your own vignettes about the sheer power of love, and Pay It Forward! Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. Oct. 27.
The John Garfield Story
Forties Hollywood legend John Garfield—forerunner to such tough-yet-sensitive rebels as Marlon Brando and James Dean, displayed what Lee Grant was—the most important star caught up in the Hollywood Blacklist. In The John Garfield Story, narrated by Garfield’s daughter, Julie, pioneering Hollywood Golden Age documentarians Joan Kramer and David Heeley trace Garfield’s rise from a tough childhood on Manhattan’s Lower East Side through his vagabond youth and apprenticeship with the renowned Group Theatre to the era of his greatest films. They explore the machinations that resulted in his blacklisting and tragic death at age 39. Screening followed by discussion with Julie Garfield and Hollywood producers Joan Kramer and David Heeley. Wow. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $20-$25. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27.
Dana Perino and Jasper
Co-host of Fox News show The Five, bestselling author and her dog, Jasper, will be signing copies of their new book, Let Me Tell You About Jasper… Meet Perino and her whiskered muse. Pet cutesy Jasper, and give him a lil kiss! Such a special canine, and what an exceptional tale! Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. Oct. 28.
These campy party-out-of-bounds rock ‘n’ rollers throw a Halloween-themed concert that will knock your socks off. Fans can anticipate a transformation of the concert space into the bonafide “Loveshack” when this fantastically quirky and over-the-top New Wave band take the stage. Iconic for the famed beehive hairdo and funky tunes like “Rock Lobster,” “Private Idaho” and “Roam,” the B-52s will make the whole dance floor shimmy and shake! Dance dance dance in costume, or drag! You will not want to miss this Halloween freak-fest, that’s for damn sure! Opening the show is Mother Feather. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $55-$85. 8 p.m. Oct. 28.
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Puddle Of Mudd
This Kansas City-based ’90s alt-rock quartet will play their hits, including “Blurry,” “Psycho” and “She Hates Me.” Expect flannel, combat boots, and possibly some head banging, and expect to be floored. Opening the show are Year Of The Locust, Craving Strange, NFU and Black Dawn. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $25, $28 DOS. 8 p.m. Oct. 28.
In this day of watered-down comedy, Nick Di Paolo’s brutally honest performances remind us of what great stand-up should be: funny, socially relevant and a little bit reckless. Nick began his career in his hometown of Boston and two years later, made the jump to New York, where he found his seething, sarcastic style was welcomed with open arms by audiences at New York clubs. This show is a comedy special TV taping. Be prepared to laugh, uncontrollably. Suffolk Theater, 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $25. 8 p.m. Oct. 28.
Frank Latorre And The Kingbees
The Kingbees’ bluesy rock-n-roll sound holds true to that of their lead vocalist, Jamie James, recognizable as the late guitarist in Steppenwolf. The Kingbees have represented Long Island four times at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn. Besides being recognized as Gormuart’s “Favorite Long Island Artist” in 2010 for his artwork, Frank Latorre is a four-time winner of the International Blues Challenge and helped contribute to Johnny Winter’s Grammy-winning album, Step Back. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $10. 8 p.m. Oct. 28.
The Lords of 52nd Street
Long Island’s best musicians—Liberty DeVitto, Richie Cannata and Russell Javors—whom Billy Joel hand-selected to help create his classic hits and unforgettable tours, reunite on stage once again as The Lords of 52nd Street! Get ready to hear an eclectic mix of tunes from the Piano Man’s music catalog, including hits and rarities performed with the same energy and passion as you’ve always known, because the band recorded, toured and performed extensively with Joel during his prominence in the 1970s and ’80s. The Lords aided in the creation of Joel’s hit records, including The Stranger, 52nd Street and Glass Houses. These guys know how to rock! Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $35. 8 p.m. Oct. 28.
The Fresh Kids of Bel Air
Now, this is a story all about how the ’90s got flipped-flopped-and-turned-upside-down and then some. They’d like to take the stage for a night, so just sit right there, and they’ll tell you how they became the Fresh Kids of Bel-Air. Break out the Starter jackets and your pump sneakers for this “I Love the ’90s” show. Opening the show is “I Love the 00s” band TRL. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15-$30. 8 p.m. Oct. 28.
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Tono Rosario & Kiko Rodriguez
Grammy Award nominee musician Tono Rosario is known for his merengue band Los Hermanos Rosario. In 1990 he began his solo career, were he went on to become the most popular merengue singer in Puerto Rico. Four of his albums went gold and two of which even hit platinum. His 1996 album, Quiero Volver a Empezar, became the best selling merengue album of all time. Kiko Rodriguez is a Bachata star, with several acclaimed original albums. He has toured internationally throughout the Caribbean, Europe and the States, performing for bachata fans worldwide. These two stars will bring Latin-flare and have you up and dancing the night away. Also performing will be DJ Flaco JZ, DJ Fuego and DJ Jumpin Jay. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $30. 10:30 p.m. Oct. 28.
Monsters of Freestyle
Coming around for the third time due to popular demand, this Halloween-themed night celebrates the greatest of freestyle, a style of syncopated dance pop that gets crowds jumping. This unforgettable concert has a large roster, from TKA, the New York Latin American trio whose hits “I Won’t Give Up on You” and “Come Get My Love” shaped freestyle, to Sugar Hill Gang (“Rapper’s Delight” anyone?). Also performing will be Brenda K. Starr, Company B, Judy Torres, Corina, Freedom Williams of C & C Music Factory, David of Nice ‘N Wild, Nayobe, C-Bank, Strafe, Noel and Fascination. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $59.50-$125. 8 p.m. Oct. 29.
Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot
This is the only Billy Joel tribute band featuring musicians, namely Mike DelGuidice, who still shares a stage with the most famous Long Island pop star, The Piano Man, himself. Big Shot schedules tour dates around Billy Joel’s monthly Madison Square Garden concerts. A true fan, DelGuidice guarantees a proper homage to his idol—and the performances are absolutely stellar! With Nine Days. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$40. 8 p.m. Oct. 29.
Us and Floyd
This Long Island-based Pink Floyd tribute band always strives to perform recreations that stay true to iconic band’s unique sound. Their appreciation for Floyd is demonstrated by the passion and precision of their performances. Us and Floyd performs Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety, and includes a lights and video multimedia experience that will wow the audience. Get ready to be transported back to 1969, this show is a can’t miss! With special appearance by Matt Searing. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $25-$35. 8 p.m. Oct. 29.
Chiara String Quartet
Renowned for bringing fresh excitement to traditional string quartet repertoire as well as for creating insightful interpretations of new music, the Chiara String Quartet captivates its audiences throughout the country. They regularly perform in major concert halls across the country and has toured China, Korea and Sweden. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC), Concert Hall, 1 South Ave., Garden City. aupac.adelphi.edu $30. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30.
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Sully Erna (aka Salvatore Paul) is a hugely talented singer and songwriter probably best known for his role as the frontman of the hard rock band Godsmack. He plays guitar, drums and piano on stage and on the band’s albums, which consistently hit the top of the Billboard charts. Now Erna’s out on a solo tour before the band hits the road again. Get ready to be wowed! The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $38.50-$58.50. 8 p.m. Nov. 1.
This author will sign copies of her book Crossing the Horizon, which tells the true, little-known story of female pilots racing to beat one another to be the first woman to fly across the Atlantic after Charles Lindbergh’s historic flight in 1927. Expect moving excerpts from Notaro, and expect to be inspired. RSVP required. Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. cradleofaviation.org Free. 7 p.m. Nov. 2.
The Decline of Western Civilization (Part I)
This documentary captured the 1980s Los Angeles punk scene, featuring interviews with legendary bands including X, Circle Jerks, Black Flag, Fear and Germs, before they became known as the pioneers they so were. Filmmaker Penelope Spheeris will be in person to discuss the movie, and there will undoubtedly be plenty of songs featured to absolutely rock the audience. Not to be missed. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10-$15. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2.
Acclaimed psychic medium Robert Hansen shares his gifts of communication, compassion, and deep connection with audiences as he attempts to help those wishing to connect to loved ones through the other side of the veil. Robert’s goals in reading include not only insights into future and communications with loved ones, but also achievement of inner peace and positive interaction with individuals. Even skeptics have attested to the accuracy and healing Hansen brings to his audience, giving those struggling with loss as well as those with deep questions insightful answers. McGuires Comedy Club, 1627 Smithtown Ave., Bohemia. mcguires.govs.com $29-$59. 8 p.m. Nov. 2.
Steve Miller Band
Take our word for it: You know every single lyric to every single Steve Miller Band song, ever, which makes seeing them at a live show such a fun experience that is most definitely not to be missed. “Fly Like an Eagle” down to see him this weekend because “Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ into the future” and you might miss your chance to see the guy some call the “Gangster of Love” (but whom others simply refer to as “Maurice”). [Read: Abracadabra: Steve Miller Band To Rock Huntington’s Paramount Nov. 2nd & 3rd] One thing’s for sure: Before they “take your money and run,” you will have the time of your life. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $59.50-$159.50. 8 p.m. Nov. 2, 3.
Main Art: Legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer and guitarist Steve Miller and his Steve Miller Band will rock the doors off The Paramount in Huntington on Nov. 2nd and 3rd! (Photo: Steve Miller Band official Facebook profile)
-Compiled by Ellie Schoeffel, Natalie Coloprisco, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III