BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY Memories . . . of the 1990s.
INFO $45; 631-969-1101, boultoncenter.org
PAT BENATAR AND NEIL GIRALDO The family that rocks together, stays together.
WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Thursday, NYCB Theatre at Westbury
INFO $49.50; 800-745-3000, livenation.com
SENSES FAIL Pop-punk from Jersey.
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WHEN | WHERE 5:30 p.m. Saturday, The Crazy Donkey, 1058 Rte. 110, Farmingdale
INFO $16.50 advance, $20 day of; 631-753-1975, clubloaded.com
DONOVAN FRANKENREITER Oh, yeah. You know he's hitting the surf out east, too.
WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Sunday, Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St., Amagansett
INFO $40; 631-267-3117, stephentalkhouse.com
ELEMENT OF TRUTH The truth is the Copiague rapper is working to put L.I. back in the hip-hop game. With Fairytale Productions, B Troy and more
WHEN | WHERE 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Vibe Lounge, 60 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre
INFO $10 advance, $12 day of; 516-208-6590, clubloaded.com
INFO $35; 866-811-4111, boultoncenter.org
WHEN | WHERE Sept. 18, NYCB Theatre at Westbury
INFO $49.50-$59.50; 800-745-3000, livenation.com
WHEN | WHERE Sept. 19, Music Hall of Williamsburg
INFO $15; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com
PAUL MCCARTNEY Macca takes the field for two nights in da Bronx.
WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m., Yankee Stadium
INFO $34-$279.50; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com
4 KNOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL The old Coney Island-based Siren fest is now 4 Knots. With The Black Angels, Titus Andronicus, Eleanor Friedberger and many more.
WHEN | WHERE 1 p.m., South Street Seaport Pier 17
INFO Free; villagevoice.com/4 knots
* Colbie Caillat's "All of You" (Universal Republic)
* Yes' "Fly From Here" (Frontiers)
* Theory of a Deadman's "The Truth Is . . . " (Roadrunner)
* Ashton Shepherd's "Where Country Grows" (MCA Nashville)
Matt Nathanson's "Faster" (Vanguard) captures the love-drunk giddiness that so many pop songs are after these days. Maybe it's the jangly guitar straight out of George Michael's "Faith." Maybe it's his giggly falsetto in the bridge. Or the bubbly way he rhymes "disaster" and "faster" in the chorus, as if "disaster" in a love song is a good idea. Actually, in this case, it is thanks to his enthusiasm and the way "Faster" just dares you not to smile.
-- Glenn Gamboa