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Local Live: 5 great concerts to see on LI this week

Country singer-songwriter Chris Young has graduated to arena

Country singer-songwriter Chris Young has graduated to arena headliner on his current "Losing Sleep" tour, including a stop at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on Dec. 7. Credit: John Shearer

Long Island has such a wide variety of concerts available, it can get tough to decide. Here’s a look at five of this week’s must-see shows:

Chris Young

The “Losing Sleep” country star plans to work some holiday music into his Long Island set.

WHEN | WHERE 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale

INFO $52-$75; 516-231-4848,


The rockers may say “Erase Me,” but they are back to writing post-hardcore anthems after a hiatus.

WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, The Paramount, Huntington

INFO $24.50-$49.50; 800-745-3000,

Gary U.S. Bonds

Dance until a quarter to three.

WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, My Father’s Place at The Roslyn Hotel, Roslyn

INFO $50; 516-413-3535,

I Am the Avalanche

Hey Wolverines, the Long Island hardcore scene heroes are back together.

WHEN | WHERE 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, Amityville Music Hall, Amityville

INFO $17; 877-987-6487,

Soweto Gospel Choir

The Grammy-winning South African singers will perform “Songs of the Free,” celebrating Nelson Mandela, as well as some holiday classics.

WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook

INFO $44; 631-632-2787,

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