Classic rock, Punjabi pop, reggae, hard rock and Billy Joel (sort of) make up this week’s mixed bag of Long Island live shows. Grab some tickets and go to these five gigs:
KBONG & JOHNNY COSMIC
Members of the reggae band Stick Figure fly solo in this rare co-bill. Multi-instrumentalist KBong, who hails from Honolulu, will jam on songs from his solo albums, “Easy to Love You” and “Hopes and Dreams” as well as his latest singles, “Jam By the Fire” and “Island Home.” Meanwhile, Cosmic is riding the wave of his current release, “Lazer Beaming.” Local band Oogee Wawa opens.
WHEN|WHERE 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13, Mulcahy’s, 3232 Railroad Avenue, Wantagh
INFO $35-$55, 631-582-FOOD (3663) ext. 104, licares.org/reggae
DAVID CLARK’S SONGS IN THE ATTIC
David Clark, who grew up in Levittown and Lake Grove, has been listening to Billy Joel since age 10.
“In 1977, I was taking piano lessons and ‘The Stranger’ came out. Time stopped for me,” says Clark, 52. “I modeled my playing and singing around him.”
His "Songs in the Attic" tribute show will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Joel’s “Storm Front” by performing the album in its entirety, plus a set of hits.
“I want my show to be a replica Billy Joel experience. I’m not ashamed of the word ‘tribute,’ I own it,” he says. “I’m naturally slightly chubby, balding with a goatee and I put on a black suit.”
WHEN|WHERE 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13, Landmark on Main Street — Jeanne Rimsky Theater, Main Street, Port Washington
INFO $15-$25, 516-767-6444, landmarkonmainstreet.org
Although his name might not be widely recognizable, this 35-year-old from Punjab, India is a massive star is his home country. Dosanjh is currently touring to support his latest album, “Roar” featuring the hit single, “Gulabi Pagg” (he can be seen doing India’s famous Bhangra dance in the video for the song). He is also highly regarded for his role as a judge on “Rising Star,” India’s version of “American Idol.”
WHEN|WHERE 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale
INFO $67.50-$157.50, 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com
With 55 years and counting, The Who forges forward with its current “Moving On!” tour. The dynamic duo of singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend tackle a 23-song set that starts with a six-song suite from the rock opera, “Tommy.” Anthems like “Who Are You,” “Won’t Get Fooled Again” and “Baba O’Riley” will get the crowd singing and joining together with the band.
WHEN|WHERE 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 15, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh
INFO $157.50-$362.50, 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com
This time out the hard rock fivesome from Sacramento, Calif., joined forces with Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen to make “Shock,” their more commercial new album.
“Phil had a very detailed approach, striving for perfection. He’s more into a polished production,” says guitarist Frank Hannon. “You can’t keep making the same album over and over again. This was a great opportunity to try some new techniques.”
On the current tour, Tesla will dust off chestnuts like “Changes,” “Miles Away” and “Be a Man” to mix in with hits “What You Give,” “Modern Day Cowboy” and “Signs.”
However, they still shrug off the hair band label.
“We kept it more soulful and gritty than those glamour bands,” says Hannon. “Luckily, we all still have our hair though. We never had to wear wigs!”
WHEN|WHERE 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, The Paramount, 370 New York Avenue, Huntington
INFO $35-$84.50, 631-673-7300, paramountny.com