These punk rock warlords known for intensely personal albums and an explosive, genre-bending sound, bring an unforgettable night of trademark supersonic hybrid of impassioned and introspective pop, folk, rock and country. Before its formation into a full-fledged punk band, Against Me! was a solo acoustic project by frontwoman Laura James Grace, whose decision to come out as transgender in 2012 abandoning her birth name Tom Gabel to live as a woman inspired a whole new strand of music, including 2014’s Transgender Dysphoria Blues. Although her roster of bandmates has rotated throughout the years, she and guitarist James Bowman, bassist Inge Johansson and drummer Atom Willard demonstrate the immense, transformative power of loose concept albums, with 2016’s Shape Shift with Me chronicling world travel and love, narrated by Grace. The group is also known for hit songs “Thrash Unreal,” “I Was a Teenage Anarchist” and “True Trans Soul Rebel.” Warming up the crowd are Mobina Galore and Typesetter. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15-$35. 8 p.m. Mar. 16.
This local will be signing copies of her new book Boys, Dogs and Chaos: Essays, reading excerpts, and answering questions from all those in attendance. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with copy of book. 7 p.m. Mar. 16.
Violin Femmes starring Bella Strings
Electric string quartet Bella Strings presents all new arrangements, video, lights, choreography and new original material, coupled with their already dynamic stage presence, a whole new electric string experience. Led by violinist and arranger Nina DiGregorio, the group performs on Yahama instruments, and have accompanied big names like Beyonce to Shakira and have appeared on America’s Got Talent. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $40-$45. 8 p.m. Mar. 16.
Puddle of Mudd
This Kansas City-based ’90s alt-rock quartet will play all 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 Saving Abel, Tantric, Year of the Locust and O El Amore. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $25-$30. 5 p.m. Mar. 17.
A country star by the mere age of 9, LeAnn Rimes is a melodic human masterpiece highly influenced by country superstar Patsy Cline. Aside from being the winner of two Grammy Awards and holding the Academy of Country Music’s Humanitarian award, Rimes has worked with various credited country artists, including Bon Jovi and Reba McEntire. Rimes has toured with artists like Luke Bryan, Keith Urban and Sammy Hagar. Rimes has released over 15 albums since her debut in 1991. Her ’96 album, Blue, reached No. One on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. If that isn’t enough of an incentive to come hear her live, Rimes also hosted the national television show, Colgate Country Showdown, similar to that of American Idol, and she has been awarded three AMAs and one American Music award. And to think that this Nashville star is going to shine in Huntington–but just for one night! Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $63. 8 p.m. Mar. 17.
Johnny Rivers and The Lovin’ Spoonful
With first hits emerging among Beatlemania, British-style vintage American rock n’ roll singer Johnny Rivers is known for hits like “Poor Side of Town” and “Summer Rain,” which are simple ballads with an R&B edge. Along with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Lovin’ Spoonful, whose hits “Summer in the City” and “Do You Believe in Magic” immortalized them, Rivers presents a blast from the past of feel good classic Beatles-era jams. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. Mar. 17.
The Fast Lane
This Eagles Tribute Band sounds exactly like the legendary band. Performing all their classics, you will most definitely feel like you are right there witnessing the real Eagles, live. Expect a triumphant rendition of the Eagles staple, “Hotel California,” for sure. Opening the show is The Como Brothers. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $30-$35. 8 p.m. Mar. 17.
Hitman Blues Band
Playing hot original modern blues, Hitman Blues Band was created by legend Russell Alexander and has produced a Grammy Award-nominated album Pale Ride, with hits “Better Class of Bums” and “Every Piece of Me,” among many others. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $10. 8 p.m. Mar. 17.
A 20-year veteran traveling the country refining his comedy, performing at clubs, theaters and festivals, Valentine has since made the jump from standup to acting and is best known for his nine years as Cousin Danny on the hit CBS show King of Queens, and now as Uncle Kyle on Kevin Can Wait. Get ready to laugh, uncontrollably. Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. govs.govs.com $25. 8 p.m. Mar. 17; 7, 9:30 p.m. Mar. 18.
House of Pain
Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day weekend comes this Irish American hip-hop group best known for hit single “Jump Around,” which was released 25 years ago. Known as hellraisers, House of Pain was simultaneous with crazy on-the-road music parties and continues to rabble rouse, and of course, absolutely rock. Opening the show is Slaine. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$65. 8 p.m. Mar. 18.
Comedian and previous host of NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 1992-2009, Leno has continued to make a name in the entertainment business, with induction into the Television Hall of Fame and a web series, “Jay Leno’s Garage,” inspired by his love of motorcycles and cars. Leno carries his seasoned and experienced wit with him in continuing to delight audiences with unique stand-up. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $59-$150. 8 p.m. Mar. 18.
While he won’t be walking in Memphis, Marc Cohn is definitely going to make an impression on Long Island when he strolls onstage. His show is perfect for any music lover! Best known for his hits like “True Companion,” “Silver Thunderbird,” “Ghost Train” and “Walk Through the World,” this Grammy Award-winning artist has been a music fanatic and performer since he was 6 years old. Be prepared to be floored! YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $60-$65. 8 p.m. Mar. 18.
Beach Party Boys
We are all wishing for summer, and the Beach Party Boys bring back the vocal harmonies, instruments, and authentic look of the Beach Boys, whose name and sound are synonymous with fun in the sun. From “Surfin USA” to “Good Vibrations,” Beach Party Boys brings back the classic sound in live concert, with international tours leading to wide acclaim of the fast paced interactive, and authentic experience they provide. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $29. 8 p.m. Mar. 18.
Jamaican-born dancehall singer Charly Black is known for hits like “Woman It’s You,” “Going to the Party” and “Girl I love You,” translating his reggae roots into unique, infectious beats. With his charm and warmth, Black has collaborated with industry legends, such as Sean Paul, and continues to make a name for himself. Supporting acts include Matterhorn, Ricky Blaze and Alexuz Rose. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $30. 10 p.m. Mar. 18.
Pelle The Conqueror
Catch the digitally restored version of this 1988 Oscar Award-winning film about a Swedish farmer and his son emigrating to Denmark to escape poverty, but instead being treated like indentured servants. Film expert Fred Craden leads a discussion after the screening. Ticket price includes bagel brunch. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $11-$16. 10 a.m. Mar. 19.
The Santa Cruz, Calif.-based quartet has been blending reggae with rock for two decades, all the while establishing itself as a top attraction for audiences yearning to sway to the beat as they’re bathed in soulful tunes. Warming up the crowd are RDGLDGRN, Tribal Theory and Sharp Violet. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionliny.com $17, $22 DOS. 7 p.m. Mar. 19.
Led Zeppelin 2 – The Live Experience
Recreating the sounds and rock and roll experience of the Zeppelin days, this band is made up of the best metal/indie/alternative artists of Chicago’s music scene to reproduce hits including “Whole Lotta Love,” “Stairway to Heaven” and “Dazed and Confused.” Playing both deep cuts ad classic tracks wherever the moment takes them, the band provides diehard fans with a raw, fresh live experience complete with many of the touches and light shows of the original legends. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15-$30. 9 p.m. Mar. 19.
Dusty Springfield: A Tribute
This one-night only tribute to the legenday soul singer features footage of rare concert performances highlighting her powerful vocals that made her such a star, best known for the hit single “Son of a Preacher Man.” Film archivist Bill Shelley leads a discussion after the screening. Ticket price includes reception. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $11-$16. 7:30 p.m. Mar. 21.
Featured Photo: LeAnne Rimes serenades Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts on March 17! (Photo: LeAnn Rimes official Facebook profile)
–Compiled by Ellie Schoeffel, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III