GABRIEL THE MARINE The Lattingtown guys play the Vibe Lounge - a huge change from Bamboozle.
WHEN | WHERE 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Vibe Lounge, 60 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre
INFO $10 advance, $12 day of; 516-208-6590, clubloaded.com
AGNOSTIC FRONT NYC hard-core, still going strong
WHEN | WHERE 5:30 p.m. Friday, The Crazy Donkey, 1058 Rte. 110, Farmingdale
INFO $16 advance, $18 day of; 631-753-1975, thecrazydonkey.com, clubloaded.com
LEO KOTTKE A legendary acoustic fingerpicking guitarist
INFO $60; 631-969-1101, boultoncenter.org
FREEDY JOHNSTON The singer-songwriter always puts on a good show.
WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Saturday, Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St., Amagansett
INFO $15 general, $25 VIP; 631-267-3117, stephentalkhouse.com
SONNY LANDRETH Why do slide-guitarists always get the blues?
WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Saturday, YMCA Boulton Center
DROWNING POOL These heavy metallers and the Wounded Warrior Project are working together to raise awareness of injured service members.
WHEN | WHERE 6 p.m. Monday, The Crazy Donkey, 1058 Rte. 110, Farmingdale
INFO $16 advance, $18 day of; 631- 753-1975, thecrazy donkey.com, clubloaded.com
Squeeze and Cheap Trick
WHEN | WHERE July 13, Radio City Music Hall
INFO $39.50-$99.50, through Ticketmaster, 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com
WHEN | WHERE July 16, the Williamsburg Waterfront, Brooklyn
INFO $54, through Ticketmaster
Sublime With Rome
WHEN | WHERE July 20, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
INFO $20-$47.50, through livenation.com and Ticketmaster
PUBLIC IMAGE LTD. Perhaps John Lydon and his mates will play "Annalisa." Wear something pretty to the Brooklyn show, which will be filmed for a PiL documentary.
INFO $37.50, through Ticketmaster, 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com
PEARL JAM Still flying the flannel. (Read more in Thursday's Explore LI. With Black Keys Thursday, Band of Horses Friday)
WHEN | WHEN 7:30 p.m., Madison Square Garden
INFO $79, through Ticketmaster
Tracy Thorn's "Love and Its Opposite" (Grade: A; Merge)
The Jayhawks' "The Jayhawks" (Lost Highway)
Band of Horses' "Infinite Arms" (Columbia)
Mary Gauthier's "The Foundling" (Razor and Tie)
Apparently, all Eminem has to do is offer an apology and his fans reward him with a No. 1 hit. "Not Afraid" (Shady/Interscope) is yet another self-loathing mishmash in an increasingly repetitive line of singles that has flashes of brilliance and long stretches of bland. "Let's be honest, that last 'Relapse' CD was 'eh,' " he rhymes in a moment of clarity. Unfortunately, the cliched chorus of "I'm not afraid to take a stand, everybody come take my hand" is just as "eh."