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Intro 5.5.14: Videos from M.I.A., Cher, Haim and more

M.I.A. is touring to promote 2013's "Matangi" album.

M.I.A. is touring to promote 2013's "Matangi" album. (Credit: AP)

M.I.A. will bring the noise to the Knockdown Center in Queens on Thursday and Friday.

Intro brings you the week’s hottest videos and shows every Monday. To catch up on all the Intros and watch classic Long Island music scene videos, check out Newsday Music’s YouTube channel at


M.I.A., “Bad Girls.”At Knockdown Center Thursday and Friday.

IGGY AZALEA, “Fancy.” At Irving Plaza Monday.

COLDPLAY, “Magic.” At Beacon Theatre Monday.

CHER, ‘Woman’s World.” At Barclays Center Friday and Izod Center Saturday.

HAIM, “If I Could Change Your Mind.” At Terminal 5 Saturday and Sunday.

SHY GIRLS, “Still Not Falling.” At Terminal 5 Saturday.

ROB THOMAS, “Her Diamonds.” At The Paramount Monday.

RODRIGUEZ, “I Think of You.” At Tilles Center Tuesday.

JOSEPH ARTHUR, “Walk on the Wild Side.” At City Winery Thursday.

BILLY JOEL, “A Matter of Trust.” At Madison Square Garden Friday.

MOODY BLUES, “Gemini Dream.” At NYCB Theatre at Westbury Wednesday and Thursday and Friday.

FRENCH HORN REBELLION, “Caaalifornia.” At Marlin Room Saturday.

PRIMAL SCREAM, “It’s All Right, It’s OK.” At Warsaw Sunday.

WYE OAK. At Webster Hall Wednesday.

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