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Rockmitzvah: Where Ritual Meets Rebellion

Most music you hear at a bar or bat mitzvah is the usual mix of standard party fare (Kool and the Gang’s "Celebration" anyone?) or more contemporary pop like Katie Perry, Miley Cyrus or Justin...

Check It Out: June 18-24

  June 19 Westbury Lucinda Williams @ The Space at Westbury 250 Post Ave. 8 p.m. $60, $40 DOS. 800-745-3000 Light and frothy has never been Lucinda Williams’ way, so it’s no surprise that on her tenth studio outing, 2011’s...

The Black Keys: Turning Blue With Help From Danger Mouse

The Black Keys — Turn Blue (Nonesuch) — For the Black Keys, who have been inextricably linked with the White Stripes due to the pair of band’s two-people lineups, success has not only earned them...

Check It Out: June 11-17

Shred-heads everywhere no doubt salivated upon learning that the Swedish tsunami that is Yngwie Malmsteen would be touring with fellow neo-classical metal icon and former Scorpions axeman Uli John Roth.

Afghan Whigs: Back In The Saddle With Do To The Beast

Afghan Whigs — Do To the Beast (Sub Pop) —Oftentimes lumped in with the grunge music due to its association with Seattle-based Sub Pop, (who the Whigs have returned to for this comeback), the band...

Check It Out: May 7-13

May 10 & 11 NYC HAIM @ Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St. 8 p.m. $25. 212-582-6600 With their surname doubling as the group name, sisters Danielle, Alana and Este somehow managed to mix the disparate influence of Fleetwood Mac, Destiny’s Child and ’80s synth-pop