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Glenn Gamboa

Glenn Gamboa is Newsday's chief pop music critic and has been writing about music for more than 20 years.

A winner of several national awards, he headed the paper's team chronicling the impact of hip-hop in America, a project that was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2005.

He has appeared as a music industry expert on the BBC, NPR, MSG Network and several other radio and TV stations, as well as numerous newspapers and magazines.

A native of Cleveland, Gamboa currently lives in Brooklyn.

5 Seconds of Summer set for Jones Beach

Australian boy band 5 Seconds of Summer performs

(Credit: AP)

Good news, 5 Seconds of Summer fans! The guys are coming to Nikon at Jones Beach Theater.

Bad news: It’s not until Sept. 1, 2015. Yes, a little more than 13 months from now.

Boy bands, as you well know, like to build anticipation. (Remember when One Direction tickets to Jones Beach went on sale 14 months before they arrived in 2013?) So tickets for 5SOS’ “Rock Out with Your Socks Out”...

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Miley Cyrus, Nine Inch Nails in this week's G2M2

Miley Cyrus' delayed "Bangerz" tour hits Nassau Coliseum

(Credit: MCT / Scott Sharpe)

Got a minute? Use that time to plan out your music week. On Glenn Gamboa’s Music Minute (G2M2 for short), we’ll fill you in on the week’s biggest concerts, show you some must-see videos and let you know about the songs you need to buy. Check it out here at Backstage Pass every Monday morning.

This week, you can gear up for the big Friday night shows, as Miley Cyrus takes over Nassau Coliseum...

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