BEAR HANDS The latest in Brooklyn buzz bands. With Aeroplane Pageant.
WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Thursday, University Cafe, Student Union, Stony Brook University
INFO Free; stonybrooklyn.com
GATHERING TIME A local folk group with a growing reputation. With Mick Hargreaves.
WHEN | WHERE 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St.
INFO $10; 631-207-1300, patchoguetheatre.com
UFO Yes -- that UFO . . . from 40 years ago.
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WHEN | WHERE 6 p.m. Thursday, The Crazy Donkey, 1058 Rte. 110, Farmingdale
INFO $25 advance, $28 day of; 631-753-1975, clubloaded.com
BON JOVI Jon and the boys have a bunch of bridges to cross to get to this one.
WHEN | WHERE 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nassau Coliseum
INFO $32.50-$171.35; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com
CROSBY & NASH What? No Stills? No Young?
WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Friday, NYCB Theatre at Westbury
INFO $65.50; 516-334-0800, livenation.com
GABRIEL THE MARINE The local guys, Bamboozle vets twice over, are working on their debut album.
INFO $10 advance, $12 day of; 631-264-7712, clubloaded.com
USHER This superstar is Terrence Raymond IV on all those royalty checks. With Akon
WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m. Sunday, Nassau Coliseum
INFO $42.75-$148.75; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com -- Kevin Amorim
WHEN | WHERE July 7, The Crazy Donkey, Farmingdale
INFO $19 advance, $22 day of; 631-753-1975, clubloaded.com
WHEN | WHERE Aug. 2, The Williamsburg Waterfront
INFO $47.15 beginning noon Friday via 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com
Panic! At the Disco
WHEN | WHERE Sept. 1, Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
INFO $41.50 beginning noon Friday via 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com
ALL TIME LOW Get ready for some Baltimore pop-punk
INFO $25; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com
BRUNO MARS & JANELLE MONAE Mars was just named one of Time's 100 most interesting people, but Monae is pretty intriguing, too.
WHEN | WHERE 7:30 p.m., Roseland Ballroom, 239 W. 52nd St.
INFO $47.70; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com
-- Kevin Amorim
* Fleet Foxes' "Helplessness Blues" (Sub Pop)
* Stevie Nicks' "In Your Dreams" (Reprise)
* INXS' "Original Sin" (13 Star)
* Musiq Soulchild's "MusiqInTheMagiq" (Atlantic)
With "Run the World (Girls)" (Columbia), Beyoncé is trying to reassert herself as the kind of artist who can change the way radio sounds. B enlists producer Diplo, who samples Major Lazer's "Pon De Floor" as the song's twitchy backbone, but she can't quite bridge the gap between edgy and poppy. She might have been better off picking a lane and sticking with it -- perhaps four minutes of the call-and-response "Who run the world? Girls!"
-- Glenn Gamboa