DANZIG A hard-rockin' blast from the past.
WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Wednesday, NYCB Theatre at Westbury
INFO $28.50-$34.75; 516-334- 0800, livenation.com
CHICAGO What's your favorite Chicago song?
WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Thursday, NYCB Theatre at Westbury
JOHNY BARBATA Meet the guy who drummed for The Turtles, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and many more bands. Barbata will be signing copies of his memoir, "The Legendary Life of a Rock Star Drummer."
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INFO Free; 516-694-5432, lidrum.com
THE CLICK FIVE TC5 was helping Miranda Cosgrove on her tour.
WHEN | WHERE 3 p.m. Saturday, Vibe Lounge, 60 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre
INFO $15; 516-208-6590, clubloaded.com
BEN E. KING "Stand By Me" is 50 years old!
WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Saturday, Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington
INFO $45-$50; 516-767-6444, landmarkonmainstreet.org
DANGER DANGER At one time, these guys were voted one of VH1's "Top 40 Hair Bands of All Time."
WHEN | WHERE 6 p.m. Saturday, The Crazy Donkey, 1058 Rte. 110, Farmingdale
INFO $18 advance, $20 day of; 631-753-1975, clubloaded.com
Escape to New York with Patti Smith, the Psychedelic Furs and more
WHEN | WHERE Aug. 5-7, Shinnecock Reservation, Southampton
INFO $100-$275; escape2ny.com
MTK: Music to Know Festival with Vampire Weekend, Bright Eyes and more
WHEN | WHERE Aug. 13-14, East Hampton Airport
INFO $195-$645; musictoknow.com
Roger Daltrey performing The Who's 'Tommy'
WHEN | WHERE Sept. 23, Nassau Coliseum
INFO $44-$129.50 beginning 10 a.m. Friday via 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com
URGE OVERKILL Get the Urge, kiddies! This is a real '90s flashback show.
WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m., Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St.
INFO $23.45; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com
ESPERANZA SPALDING Yeah, she's on the jazz-side of things, which is cool. And she beat Justin Bieber for this year's best new artist Grammy, which is cooler.
WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m., Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St.
INFO $49.65-$65.50; 800- 745-3000, ticketmaster.com
* Seether's "Holding onto Strings Better Left to Fray" (Wind-Up)
* Ben Harper's "Give Til It's Gone" (Virgin)
* Danger Mouse and Danielle Luppi's "Rome" (Capitol)
* Il Volo's "Il Volo" (Geffen)
* Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' "Let Love In" (Mute)
Can someone please find Jordin Sparks a good song to sing? Her new single "I Am Woman" (Jive) is such a letdown. No, it's not a remake of the Helen Reddy anthem, despite what the title suggests. And it's not a remake of Kelly Clarkson's "Miss Independent," as the music would suggest. Instead, it's a pale, noisy approximation of them both, with a bit of Beyoncé's "Run the World (Girls)" thrown in. Someone help an Idol out.
-- Glenn Gamboa