CANDLEBOX "Far Behind" was a big one for these dudes. With Borgo Pass and more.
WHEN | WHERE 6 p.m. Wednesday, The Crazy Donkey, 1058 Rte. 110, Farmingdale
INFO $25 advance, $30 day of; 631-753-1975, clubloaded.com
QUEENSRYCHE Buy these guys a drink -- it's their 30th anniversary tour.
WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Thursday, NYCB Theatre at Westbury
INFO $39.50-$99.50; 800-745-3000, livenation.com
WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
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INFO $35-$69; 800-745-3000, livenation.com
BILL KIRCHEN AND LOS STRAITJACKETS A night of great rockabilly and surf music.
INFO $35; 631-969-1101, boultoncenter.org
TRACE ADKINS Ladies and gentlemen, the voice of Elvin from the late "King of the Hill" 'toon.
WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Saturday, NYCB Theatre at Westbury
CINDERELLA Buy these guys a drink, too -- it's their 25th anniversary tour.
WHEN | WHERE 6:30 p.m. Sunday, The Crazy Donkey
INFO $35 advance, $39 day of
WHEN | WHERE Sept. 27-28, IZOD Center, East Rutherford, N.J.
INFO $51.50-$250 beginning 10 a.m. Monday via 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com
Minus the Bear
WHEN | WHERE Oct. 18, Webster Hall, Manhattan
INFO $25; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com
WHEN | WHERE Oct. 31, Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom
INFO $45-$63; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com
THE VOICE LIVE IN CONCERT The finalists from the hit NBC singing competition bring it live.
WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Saturday, Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway
INFO $29.50-$69.50; 800- 745-3000, ticketmaster.com
WHEN | WHERE 3 p.m., Beekman Beer Garden/Northside Pier 17, 89 South St.
INFO Free; 212-896- 4600, beekmanbeergarden.com
* O.A.R.'s "King" (Wind-Up)
* Greyson Chance's "Hold on 'Til the Night" (Geffen/eleveneleven)
* John Hiatt's "Dirty Jeans & Mudslide Hymns" (New West)
* Trace Adkins' "Proud to Be Here" (Show Dog)
* Kenny Wayne Shepherd's "How I Go" (Roadrunner)
The Red Hot Chili Peppers' new single, "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie" (Warner Bros.), has a whole lot of cowbell (!) and a rhythm track that's closer to INXS' "Mediate" than anything the one-time p-funk all-stars did in the same period. It's unexpected -- perhaps owing to new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer -- but it still totally works. "Maggie" isn't quite as ambitious as the band's "Stadium Arcadium" stuff; it simply pairs a nice Flea bass groove with another fun Anthony Kiedis story. -- Glenn Gamboa