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Local Live: From Chicago to Danger Danger

Actress Miranda Cosgrove arrives at the 19th Annual

Actress Miranda Cosgrove arrives at the 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar viewing party held at the Pacific Design Center on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Feb. 27, 2011) Credit: Getty Images

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,

CHICAGO What's your favorite Chicago song?

WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Thursday, NYCB Theatre at Westbury

INFO $74-$84.25

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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WHEN | WHERE Noon-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Long Island Drum Center, 1460 Old Country Rd., Plainview

INFO Free; 516-694-5432,

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,

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,

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,





Escape to New York with Patti Smith, the Psychedelic Furs and more


WHEN | WHERE Aug. 5-7, Shinnecock Reservation, Southampton

INFO $100-$275;


MTK: Music to Know Festival with Vampire Weekend, Bright Eyes and more


WHEN | WHERE Aug. 13-14, East Hampton Airport

INFO $195-$645;


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,







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,




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,




* 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

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