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Local Live: From Fab T-Birds to Grand Funk

Rick Springfield will be appearing on Saturday, June

Rick Springfield will be appearing on Saturday, June 9 at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury. For ExploreLI / Lynn Petry . Credit: Handout

UNDEROATH Southern Christian metalcore. Is there any other kind?

WHEN | WHERE 6:30 p.m. Thursday, The Crazy Donkey, 1058 Rte. 110, Farmingdale

INFO $19 advance, $22 day of; 631-753-1975,

THEOPHILUS LONDON His major-label debut, "Timez Are Weird These Days" drops July 19.

WHEN | WHERE 8:30 p.m. Friday, Chapin Rainbow Stage, Heckscher Park, Huntington

INFO Free; 631-271-8423,

RICK SPRINGFIELD "Jessie's Girl," "General Hospital," that memoir passage where he helped repel an enemy attack on an American firebase in 'Nam . . . he's our hero.

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

INFO $49.50-$59.50; 516-334-0800,

SOUNDGARDEN Truer words were never sung: "I am looking California but feeling Minnesota." Read Friday's Explore LI for more

WHEN | WHERE 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

INFO $39.50-$87.50; 800-745-3000,

DICKEY BETTS AND THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS Who's tough enough to play with Betts? The Fabulous T-Birds, of course.

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

INFO $39.50-$59.50; 516-334-0800,

GRAND FUNK RAILROAD Homer Simpson's favorite band!

WHEN | WHERE 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St. Read more in Thursday's Explore LI.

INFO $80-$115; 631-288-1500,




'THE VOICE' LIVE ON TOUR -- with Javier Colon, Dia Frampton, Vicci Martinez, Beverly McClellan, Frenchie Davis, Xenia, Nakia and Casey Weston

WHEN | WHERE Aug. 6, Beacon Theatre

INFO $29.50-$69.50; 800-745- 3000,


WHEN | WHERE Aug. 20, Music Hall of Williamsburg

INFO $20; 800-745-3000,


WHEN | WHERE Oct. 27, Webster Hall, Manhattan

INFO $20; 800-745-3000,







KID CUDI Really, Cudi? You let Shia LaBeouf direct two of your music videos? Really?

WHEN | WHERE 5:30 p.m., The Williamsburg Waterfront, North Eighth

INFO $49.50; 800-745- 3000,




COURT YARD HOUNDS It's sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison from the Dixie Chicks.

WHEN | WHERE 7:30 p.m., Celebrate Brooklyn at the Prospect Park Bandshell, Ninth Street at Prospect Park West

INFO $3 suggested donation, 718-855-7882, bricarts




* The Old 97s' "The Grand Theatre, Vol. 2" (New West)

* Brian Eno's "Drums Between the Bells" (Warp)

* Sebastian's "Total" (Ed Banger)

* Def Leppard's "Mirrorball: Live & More" (Mailboat)

* Unearth's "Darkness in the Light" (Metal Blade)




French DJ and producer Martin Solveig's single "Hello" (Big Beat/Atlantic) has been bouncing around the clubs for months. Now, thanks to a Trident commercial and some forward-thinking radio folks, the poppy dance number, with its plinky synths and sweet vocals from Dragonette, is making a run at mainstream radio. Its cool new-wave feel and Europop catchiness make it a potential winner in the summer song sweepstakes.

-- Glenn Gamboa

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