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From Cowboy Junkies to k.d. lang live

The Canadian alternative rock band Cowboy Junkies performs

The Canadian alternative rock band Cowboy Junkies performs in concert on Aug. 8, 2012 at the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts. Credit: Handout

The Cowboy Junkies

Margo Timmins, still going strong!

WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Wednesday, YMCA Boulton Center, Bay Shore

INFO $48; 631-969-1101, boultoncenter.org

Gabriel the Marine

Come support these local rockers.

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

INFO $10 advance, $12 day of; 631-264-7712, clubloaded.com

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Kellie Pickler

From "Idol" to country sensation.

WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Thursday, the Paramount, Huntington

INFO $35-$75; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

Zebra

This Randy Jackson is the only one we recognize.

WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Aug. 11, the Paramount

INFO $20-$46

k.d. lang

She's backed by her new band, The Siss Boom Bang.

WHEN | WHERE 8:30 p.m. Aug. 12, Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center

INFO $126-$226; 631-288-1500, whbpac.org

HOT TIX

Say Anything

WHEN | WHERE Oct. 20, the Paramount, Huntington

INFO $21.50-$35, beginning noon Thursday via 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

Nick Lowe

WHEN | WHERE Oct. 14, Landmark on Main Street, Port Washington

INFO $45-$50, beginning Sept. 5 via 516- 767-6444, landmarkon mainstreet.org

Fountains of Wayne

WHEN | WHERE Nov. 17, YMCA Boulton Center, Bay Shore

INFO $40; 866-811- 4111, boultoncenter.org

HOT TIX

Wednesday

Ghostface Killah Enter the Wu-Tang . . . or at least welcome Ghostface, Sheek Louch and Saigon to the Highline.

WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m., Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St., Manhattan

INFO $29.50 advance, $35 day of; 866-468- 7619, ticketweb.com

Aug. 12

Eric Benet The one question that will haunt him till the end: What happened with Halle?

WHEN | WHERE 4 p.m., Central Park SummerStage, 69th Street at Fifth Avenue

INFO Free; cityparks foundation.org

IN STORES

* David Archuleta"s "Begin" (Highway)

* Colt Ford's "Declaration of Independence" (Average Joe's)

* Elle Varner's "Perfectly Imperfect" (RCA)

n Sixpence None the Richer's "Lost in Translation" (Sixpence)

* Redd Kross' "Researching the Blues" (Merge)

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