The Slackers

Ska is alive and well.

WHEN | WHERE 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Ollie's Point/Revolution, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville

INFO $15 advance, $17 day of; clubloaded.com

 

Ballyhoo!

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Rocking reggae

WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m. Dec. 21, Ollie's Point/Revolution, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville

INFO $15; clubloaded.com

 

Nancy Atlas

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An East End favorite

WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Dec. 21, Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St., Amagansett

INFO $15; 631-267-3117, stephentalkhouse.com

 

Kenny Rogers

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Through the years, The Gambler's always been there for us.

WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m. Dec. 23, NYCB Theatre at Westbury

INFO $39.50-$79.50; 800-745-3000, livenation.com

 

HOT TIX

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Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo

WHEN | WHERE Jan. 25, NYCB Theatre at Westbury

INFO $49.50; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

 

Kix

WHEN | WHERE April 5, Ollie's Point/Revolution, Amityville

INFO $28 advance, $30 day of show; 631-264- 7712, clubloaded.com

 

Rod Stewart

WHEN | WHERE April 19, Madison Square Garden; April 21, Prudential Center, Newark

INFO $59.50-$184.50; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

 

NYC SOUNDS

Tuesday and Thursday nights

Leonard Cohen One of Carly Rae Jepsen's inspirations? Mr. Leonard Cohen, according to an interview she did in the U.K. Metro.

WHEN | WHERE Tuesday night at 8, Madison Square Garden; Thursday, 8 p.m., Barclays Center, Brooklyn

INFO $29.50-$255; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

 

Dec. 21 and 22

Los Lobos The band from East L.A. plays a pair of weekend acoustic shows.

WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m., City Winery, 155 Varick St., Manhattan

INFO $45-$65; 212-608- 0555, citywinery.com

 

IN STORES

* Chief Keef's "Finally Rich" (Interscope)

* Tiga's "Non Stop" (Pias)

* The Pogues' "The Pogues in Paris" (Universal)

* "Django Unchained" soundtrack (Universal Republic)

* Barrington Levy's "Sweet Reggae Music" (VP)