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Local Live: Houses of blues, country hunk

JOE BONAMASSA The house will be rocking when the blues guitarist plugs in. Bonus: new album, "Dust Bowl," hits stores today.

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

INFO $76.95-$93; 516-334-0800,

HOODIE ALLEN The pride of Plainview JFK comes home for a show.

WHEN | WHERE 6 p.m. Friday, The Crazy Donkey, 1058 Rte. 110, Farmingdale

INFO $15 advance, $20 day of; 631-753-1975, clubloaded .com

TOMMY CASTRO Which blues dude will you see this weekend? Bonamassa or Tommy Castro?

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WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Friday, Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St., Amagansett; and 8 p.m. Saturday, YMCA Boulton Center, 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore

INFO Talkhouse: $25 general, $40 VIP; 631-267-3117,

Boulton: $45; 631-969-1101,

SCARS ON 45 British and acoustic.

WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Saturday, Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St.

INFO $22; 631-288-1500,

DIERKS BENTLEY Country hunk alert! Read more in Saturday's Act 2.

WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m. Sunday, NYCB Theatre at Westbury

INFO $41.50-$74; 516-334-0800,

LIL WAYNE What? Weezy appears on the next Limp Bizkit album? Read more in Friday's Explore LI.

WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Nassau Coliseum

INFO $73.75-$145.45; 800-745-3000, -- Kevin Amorim





Twilight Singers


WHEN | WHERE May 13, Webster Hall, Manhattan

INFO $30.10; 800-745-3000,


Peter Frampton


WHEN | WHERE June 17, Beacon Theatre, Manhattan

INFO $48.25-$111.75; 800-745-3000,


Journey with Foreigner and Night Ranger


WHEN | WHERE Aug. 17, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

INFO $43.35-$156; 800-745-3000,







COLD WAR KIDS Awww. Stop hating on these "indie rockers," will you?

WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m., Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Ave.

INFO $52.90; 800-745-3000,




QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE They're rereleasing their eponymous '98 album and performing it in full. (Plus other tunes, as well.)

WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m., Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St.

INFO $46.90; 800-745- 3000,

-- Kevin Amorim




Jennifer Hudson's "I Remember Me" (Arista)

Panic! At the Disco's "Vices and Virtues" (Decaydance / Fueled by Ramen)

Duran Duran's "All You Need Is Now (Deluxe Edition)" (S-Curve)

Yellowcard's "When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes" (Hopeless)

Pet Shop Boys' "The Most Incredible Thing" (Astralwerks)




Nelly and Kelly Rowland are certainly hoping lightning strikes twice with Nelly's new single, "Gone" (Universal Motown). Like their 2002 smash "Dilemma," "Gone" finds Nelly and Kelly in throwback-soul mode, with an R&B ballad that keeps the modern trappings to a minimum and focuses on the melody like they were the new-millennium Ashford and Simpson. Simple can be effective, and the duo have the balance right here. "Gone" is definitely going places. -- Glenn Gamboa

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