GABRIEL THE MARINE The Lattingtown guys play the Vibe Lounge - a huge change from Bamboozle.

WHEN | WHERE 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Vibe Lounge, 60 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre

INFO $10 advance, $12 day of; 516-208-6590, clubloaded.com


AGNOSTIC FRONT NYC hard-core, still going strong

WHEN | WHERE 5:30 p.m. Friday, The Crazy Donkey, 1058 Rte. 110, Farmingdale

INFO $16 advance, $18 day of; 631-753-1975, thecrazydonkey.com, clubloaded.com


LEO KOTTKE A legendary acoustic fingerpicking guitarist

WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Friday, YMCA Boulton Center, 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore

INFO $60; 631-969-1101, boultoncenter.org


FREEDY JOHNSTON The singer-songwriter always puts on a good show.

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

INFO $15 general, $25 VIP; 631-267-3117, stephentalkhouse.com


SONNY LANDRETH Why do slide-guitarists always get the blues?

WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Saturday, YMCA Boulton Center

INFO $35


DROWNING POOL These heavy metallers and the Wounded Warrior Project are working together to raise awareness of injured service members.

WHEN | WHERE 6 p.m. Monday, The Crazy Donkey, 1058 Rte. 110, Farmingdale

INFO $16 advance, $18 day of; 631- 753-1975, thecrazy donkey.com, clubloaded.com


HOT TIX

Squeeze and Cheap Trick

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WHEN | WHERE July 13, Radio City Music Hall

INFO $39.50-$99.50, through Ticketmaster, 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com


Weezer

WHEN | WHERE July 16, the Williamsburg Waterfront, Brooklyn

INFO $54, through Ticketmaster

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Sublime With Rome

WHEN | WHERE July 20, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

INFO $20-$47.50, through livenation.com and Ticketmaster


NYC SOUNDS

Tuesday-Wednesday

PUBLIC IMAGE LTD. Perhaps John Lydon and his mates will play "Annalisa." Wear something pretty to the Brooklyn show, which will be filmed for a PiL documentary.

WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m. Tuesday, Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St., Manhattan; 7 p.m. Wednesday, Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. Sixth St., Brooklyn

INFO $37.50, through Ticketmaster, 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com


Thursday-Friday

PEARL JAM Still flying the flannel. (Read more in Thursday's Explore LI. With Black Keys Thursday, Band of Horses Friday)

WHEN | WHEN 7:30 p.m., Madison Square Garden

INFO $79, through Ticketmaster


IN STORES

Tracy Thorn's "Love and Its Opposite" (Grade: A; Merge)

The Jayhawks' "The Jayhawks" (Lost Highway)

Nas and Damian Marley's "Distant Relatives" (Universal Republic)

Band of Horses' "Infinite Arms" (Columbia)

Mary Gauthier's "The Foundling" (Razor and Tie)


HOT SONG

Apparently, all Eminem has to do is offer an apology and his fans reward him with a No. 1 hit. "Not Afraid" (Shady/Interscope) is yet another self-loathing mishmash in an increasingly repetitive line of singles that has flashes of brilliance and long stretches of bland. "Let's be honest, that last 'Relapse' CD was 'eh,' " he rhymes in a moment of clarity. Unfortunately, the cliched chorus of "I'm not afraid to take a stand, everybody come take my hand" is just as "eh."