DAVE ALVIN & THE GUILTY ONES
This could be the cool show of the week -- we love The Blasters.
INFO $30; 631-969-1101, boultoncenter.org
REEL BIG FISH & STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Ska is not dead, people.
WHEN | WHERE Tuesday night at 7, the Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington
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INFO $25-$50; 800-745-3000; ticketmaster.com
One of our former boss' favorite bands!
WHEN | WHERE 7:30 p.m. Friday, Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St.
INFO $26-$32; 631-207-1300, patchoguetheatre.com
Getting the funk out for 26 years now.
WHEN | WHERE 8 and 10:15 p.m. Friday, Bellmore Movies & Showplace, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore
INFO $25 advance, $35 day of; 516-785-4234, funkfilharmonik.com
WIZ KHALIFA/SNOOP DOGG
WHEN | WHERE Dec. 5, Terminal 5, Manhattan
INFO $49; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com
WHEN | WHERE April 1, Webster Hall, Manhattan
INFO $22; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com
WHEN | WHERE April 28, Nassau Coliseum
INFO $42.50-$92.50; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com
WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m., Madison Square Garden
INFO $29.50-$89.50; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com
THE CURE Robert Smith and the lads will play the Cure's first three albums -- "Three Imaginary Boys," "Seventeen Seconds" and "Faith" -- in their entirety at these shows.
WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m., Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway at 74th Street
INFO $65-$105; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com
* Michael Jackson's "Immortal" (Epic)
* Taylor Swift's "Speak Now: World Tour Live" (Big Machine)
* Lady Gaga's "Born This Way: The Collection" (Interscope)
* Nickelback's "Here & Now" (Roadrunner)
* Kate Bush's "50 Words for Snow" (Anti-)
* James Durbin's "Memories of a Beautiful Disaster" (Wind-Up)