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Local Live: Benatar, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo play the NYCB

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo play the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on July 14, 2011 Credit: None/

BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY Memories . . . of the 1990s.

WHEN | WHERE Tuesday night at 8, YMCA Boulton Center, 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore

INFO $45; 631-969-1101,

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,

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,

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,

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,





Lisa Loeb


WHEN | WHERE July 28, YMCA Boulton Center, Bay Shore

INFO $35; 866-811-4111,




WHEN | WHERE Sept. 18, NYCB Theatre at Westbury

INFO $49.50-$59.50; 800-745-3000,


Liam Finn


WHEN | WHERE Sept. 19, Music Hall of Williamsburg

INFO $15; 800-745-3000,







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,




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; knots




* Colbie Caillat's "All of You" (Universal Republic)

* Chris Young's "Neon" (Sony)

* 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

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