Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events December 15–21

kate Voegele

Drowning Pool
This Texan heavy metal band constructs hell raising anthems, with their goal being to fire up crowds in impassioned sing alongs and use monstrous vocals and riffs to create a powerful sound. Incorporating classic rock anthems with brutal grooves, the band has produced hits like “Push,” “We Are the Devil,” “Tear Away” and “Bodies.” Warming up the crowd are Gemini Syndrome, 9Electric, Red Tide Rising, Despyre and In Dead Silence. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $20. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15.

Lee DeWyze
Touring to promote his sixth album, Oil & Wate, released in February and a new single “Weight,” this indie singer/songwriter is thriving. Winner of the 9th season of American Idol, his hits include renditions of “Treat Her Like a Lady,” “Fireflies,” “Beautiful Day,” “Everybody Hurts” and “Hallelujah.” Opening the show are The Como Brothers Band and Matt Weiss. Amityville Music Hall, 198 Bwy., Amityville. $15-$50. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15.

Catchy tunes from this up-and-coming Maryland-based pop rock/reggae/ska quartet will bring some good vibes, including their latest hit, “Fast Times.” Mulcahys Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. muls.com $15, $17 DOS. 8 p.m. Dec. 15.

Blood Sweat & Tears
With a unique horn-drenched rock sound, Blood Sweat & Tears formed in New York City in 1967 and continue their decades of successful mergings of rock, pop, R&B and jazz. With multiple Grammy wins, the group has produced hits like “Roller Coaster,” “Save Our Ship,” “So Long Dixie” and “Nuclear Blues.” Their second self-titled album even beat out the Beatles’ Abbey Road for Grammy album of the year. Suffolk Theater, 118 E Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $65-$79. 8 p.m. Dec. 15.

Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti
Long Island’s own Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti embodies the classy, consummate, old school entertainer with a heart of gold image into American pop. Upon discovering his hidden vocal talent in his teens, Sal tried out for American Idol season 14 and eventually he wowed judges on Season 11 of America’s Got Talent, where he won Heidi Klum’s golden buzzer, ultimately placing fifth in the September finale. The 21-year-old crooner will be singing classic tunes by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the Rat Pack. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$54.50. 8 p.m. Dec. 15, 16.

Holiday Spectacular on Ice
Set to beloved classic and contemporary holiday songs, and starring your favorite figure skaters, singers and dancers, this family-friendly musical celebration is literally the coolest show for all ages this season. Featuring stunning costumes, astonishing performance artistry, and dazzling production numbers, this heartfelt musical experience is the perfect gift and is sure to put you in the season’s spirit. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $29.50-$89. Times vary, Dec. 15-Jan. 1.

These Seattle-based alt-rockers use catchy melodies and big choruses with an edge reminiscent of Jimmy Eat World and Anberlin. After a breakup, the band reunited last year to release, “Take You Away,” their first single in a decade and will be releasing their second studio album, Colliding By Design, in February. Expect to hear “Diagram of a Simple Man,” a track from their forthcoming album, and their prior hits, such as “So Contagious,” “In Too Far” and “Glory/Us.” Supporting acts include Shorebreak and Table Talk. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $25, $28 DOS. 7 p.m. Dec. 16.

KTFO & ACC Presents: Worlds Collide
The two best MMA promotions in the New York area, KTFO Fights (KTFO) and Aggressive Combat Championships (ACC), have joined forces to bring you Worlds Collide 1.  An absolutely stacked card of the best MMA talent, from the tri-state area, is slated for the night including multiple title fights. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $50-$90. 8 p.m. Dec. 16.

Masters of Telecaster Featuring: Jim Weider, GE Smith & Jon Herington
It’s going to be guitar heaven in Bay Shore with a trio of famed guitarists lighting up the stage. The evening will be highlighted by the powerful rock exploits of Jim Weider, Jon Herington and GE Smith. Expect titles from Roy Buchanan, Little Richard, Steely Dan, Lee Dorsey, Bo Diddley, and Sam Cooke. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $40-$45. 8 p.m. Dec. 16.

Colin Kane
This comic lives by the philosophy that “you can have a messed up sense of humor but still be a nice person.” Known for his in your face insult comedy and crowd work, Kane “acknowledges the line and leaps over it,” an approach that has gained him sold out shows and a dedicated fan base. Recently making his film debut opposite Kevin Hart in the comedy The Wedding Ringer, Kane is a born and bred New Yorker who is unafraid to address sex, relationships, race and anyone who is brave enough to sit in the front rows of his show. The Brokerage Comedy Club, 2797 Merrick Rd., Bellmore. brokerage.govs.com $28. 8 p.m. Dec. 16; 7:30, 10 p.m. Dec. 17.

This California-based alt-rock quartet best known for their ’02 hit single “Headstrong” is touring in support of their seventh studio album, DNA, which dropped in August. Opening the show are Dead Superstar, Jesse Blaze Snider and Share The Burden.  Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $20. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17.

Paul Anka
Singer/songwriter Paul Anka has mixed with the greats in the music industry from Frank Sinatra to Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson, writing songs, singing, and collaborating on covers. Rising to fame in the late 1950s, some of Anka’s hits include “Lonely Boy,” “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” “My Way,” and “This It.” Seventy-five and going strong, Anka has released an autobiography chronicling his encounters and collaborations with stars from Elizabeth Taylor to Dolly Parton, and has reworked such classics as “It’s My Life,” “Smells Like Team Spirit” and “Wonderwall.” NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com  $69.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. Dec. 17.


The Weight
The quintet is a compilation of artists from three former rock groups: The Band, Levon Helm Band & Rick Danko Group. Jim Weider, formerly lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for The Band, will lead this talented bunch onto the stage. He’ll be joined by Randy Ciarlante, Brian Mitchell, Marty Grebband, and Albert Rogers. Opening the show is The King Harvest Horns performing The Rock of Ages Show. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $19.50-$59.50. 8 p.m. Dec. 17.

One Tree Holiday
Fans of CW’s former hit show, One Tree Hill, will have much to appreciate this holiday season amid the nostalgia spawned by the series’ nine-season run. The evening will include love songs mixed with fan favorites from the show’s popular soundtrack. And of course, there will be holiday music.
Kate Voegele & Tyler Hilton. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $25-$30. 8 p.m. Dec. 17.

Lead by the smooth baritone voice of The Platters alumnus Everette Hairston, Ace brings together all the elements of soul, Motown, funk, reggae and blues into a brilliant ensemble that has got something for everyone. Whether listening to one of Everett’s stories from the road, Craig’s mind blowing harmonica solos or Mark’s table side serenade, Ace brings an energy to the room that’s unmatched. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $10. 8 p.m. Dec. 17.

Fabolous and Jadakiss
Brooklyn-based hip hop artist Fabolous will get the party started with his hits, including “Breathe,” “Make Me Better,” “Baby Don’t Go,” “Throw It in the Bag” and “You Be Killin’ Em.” As for Jadakiss, he’s sure to deliver old favorites such as “Knock Yourself Out” and “We Gonna Make It.” Backing the rappers will be Funk Flex. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $40, $50 DOS. 10 p.m. Dec. 17.

A Charlie Brown Christmas
Gather up the family and make some lasting holiday memories with the Peanuts gang and their tiny Christmas tree. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $20-$25. 3 p.m. Dec. 18.

Electronicore band Palisades combine hip-hop, EDM and rock with the goal to make each show a high energy party not to be missed. With hits like “Outcasts,” “Mind Games,” “No Chaser” and “High and Low,” they’re touring to promote their self-titled album slated to drop Jan. 20. Warming up the crowd are Sylar, Blindwish, Artwork, Trace Your Steps [CD Release], Basilisk and In Loving Memory. Amityville Music Hall, 198 Bwy., Amityville. $15. 5 p.m. Dec. 18.

Holiday Cabaret
Catch performances by some of Long Island’s theater staples. Free admission is awarded to anyone who brings a new and unwrapped toy for donation to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Those without a toy for donation can purchase a ticket for $15 online or at the door, with 50-percent off ticket and concession. Half of proceeds will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Cultural Arts Playhouse, 170 Michael Dr., Syosset. $15. 7 p.m. Dec. 18.

Kings of Chaos
The line up at this crazy show includes Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, Robin Zander of Cheap Trick, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Billy Duffy of The Cult, Steve Stevens of Billy Idol, Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots and Matt Sorum of Guns N’ Roses with special guest Franky Perez. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $44.50- $124.50. 8 p.m. Dec. 18.

Leonard Cohen 1934–2016: Celebrating a Folksinger’s Life
With the passing of folk hero Leonard Cohen on Nov. 10, the public mourned the loss of a great singer and poet. This tribute comprises rare concert performances by the musical genius who touched hearts and minds alike. Bill Shelley will lead a discussion about the legendary singer, songwriter, poet, and writer known for songs “Bird on a Wire,” “The Stranger,” “Hallelujah” and “Suzanne.” Reception included in ticket price. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10-$15. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20.

Celebrate the Holidays with David Glukh Enterprises
David Glukh Enterprises presents an afternoon of Klezmer, Jazz and Holiday Classics performed on his signature piccolo trumpet accompanied by piano. Light refreshments and snacks will be served. Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. www.landmarkonmainstreet.org Free. 2 p.m. Dec. 21.

-Compiled by Ellie Schoeffel, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III