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Ke$ha Highlights Long Island Weekend Events


Ke$ha (Photo: Patrick Fraser)

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It’s been a pretty excellent couple years for Ke$ha (aka Kesha Rose Sebert): The singer’s terrific January 2010 debut album, Animal, yielded enough hits to warrant an expanded reissue some 11 months later, this time featuring the equally loaded Cannibal EP, and the combined set is stocked with some of the freshest and funnest party jams to be found anywhere. The singer brings her tour (also featuring LMFAO and Spank Rock) to Jones Beach on Sat 8.20. (Photo: Patrick Fraser)

TWO-IN @ BOLTAX GALLERY

Jemimah Patterson’s work is heavily influenced by the artist being one of a conjoined set of identical twins. “My twinning creates resonant psychological dimensions that are reflected in my compositions. For instance, paired or mirrored motifs recur throughout my work, often creating surrogate double portraits.” Patterson’s self-described “magnetic attraction to doubled imagery” can be seen in shadow and mirrored manipulations twisted into whimsical works of art. Through Mon. 8.29, 21 N. Ferry Rd., Shelter Island. www.boltaxgallery.com. —Jaclyn Gallucci

Two-In (www.boltaxgallery.com)

IDENTITY FEST @ NIKON @ JONES BEACH THEATER

The first-ever electronic-only music festival pulls into Wantagh and starts at a very unrave-like time in the early afternoon. Seriously, what good is a glow stick at 1 p.m.? Fortunately, like any good rave, this one goes unto the joy fantastic. (If you get that reference, we’ll give you a dollar next time we see you.) To that end, there will be multiple stages going on into the night, and among the artists who’ll be providing the BPMs are Disco Biscuits, Holy Ghost!, Avicii, Chuckie, Kaskade, DJ Shadow, Crystal Method and many more. Sun. 8.21. 1000 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh. 1 p.m. $100, $60, $50, $40. 800-745-3000 www.jonesbeach.com. —Dave Gil de Rubio

Sat 8.20 Copiague

Eighth Annual Long Island Bluegrass Festival @ Tanner Park
Kerrigan Rd., $10. (Children under 12 enter free.) Noon -8 p.m. 631-587-3696 www.babylonarts.com
Inspired by Long Island’s vibrant bluegrass community, this festival will be headlined by Special Consensus and perennial local favorites Buddy Merriam & Back Roads along with Nate Leath & Danny Knicely, Vincent Cross & Good Company, Maria Fairchild, Foggy Mountain Hilton, Free Grass Union and a special tribute to Bill Monroe. With the Great South Bay as the backdrop, the festival also will include workshop tents, plenty of opportunities for jamming, music and activities for children, crafts, and a food court. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets. —DGdR

Black Tide

SAT 8.20 MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

9/11 Foundation Honor Ride
Join in creating a welcoming flagline for those participating in this years America’s 9/11 Foundation Ride. These riders are on the last phase of paying their respects to the sites memorialized on 9/11/2001…riding through Shanksville, Pennsylvania the Pentagon, Washington D.C then into Manhattan. They also be attending a ceremony which will be conducted the following day, August 21, at ground zero. Each Rider will have an armband representing each and every one of the 2997 killed. The final stage is on Laight Street at the point where the riders will emerge from the Holland Tunnel. For more information visit www.americas911ride.org. (Also on Sun. 8.21.) —JG

SUN 8.21 Wantagh

Vision of Disorder (V.O.D.) @ the Crazy Donkey
1058 Rte. 110. 5 p.m. $20 adv. $24 DOS. 631-753-1975 www.clubloaded.com
Ready the mosh pit and pop in the earplugs as local hardcore legends Vision of Disorder (V.O.D.) play their backyard. Since reuniting in 2008, V.O.D. has gotten back up to speed playing out live on bills featuring a number of hardcore acts including Poison the Well, Glassjaw and fellow 1990s hardcore icons Mind Over Matter. Apparently those rumors about a long awaited, yet-untitled follow-up to 2001’s From Bliss to Devastation started to come true last month when V.O.D. released “The Enemy,” the band’s first new song in nearly a decade. With Tension, Reunion 1776, Incendiary, Lockdown (featuring ex-members of Bile, Suffocation, In Your Face & Murphy’s Law) and Live Fast Die Fast. —DGdR

Sun 8.21 SELDEN

Under Armour & Baseball Factory Open Tryout @ Suffolk Community College
Washington Avenue. www.sunysuffolk.edu. 1 p.m. Ages 14-18
A great opportunity for players to be evaluated by pro scouts and learn how to improve their game, while having some fun out on the field. Many talented local players have come through the program including Floral Park native Nick Calandra. In 2008, Nick attended a tryout event, where his performance earned him selections to the 2009 Arizona Junior Fall Classic and 2009 Pirate City World Series.

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TWO-IN @ BOLTAX GALLERY

Jemimah Patterson’s work is heavily influenced by the artist being one of a conjoined set of identical twins. “My twinning creates resonant psychological dimensions that are reflected in my compositions. For instance, paired or mirrored motifs recur throughout my work, often creating surrogate double portraits.” Patterson’s self-described “magnetic attraction to doubled imagery” can be seen in shadow and mirrored manipulations twisted into whimsical works of art. Through Mon. 8.29, 21 N. Ferry Rd., Shelter Island. www.boltaxgallery.com. —Jaclyn Gallucci

BLACK TIDE @ BEST BUY (Westbury)

It’s kind of hard to believe Miami’s Black Tide aren’t, like, arena-filling superstars. Maybe it’s because, even though they’re just now releasing their second album, Post Mortem, they’re still only teenagers. There aren’t too many other reasons to be found—it’s certainly not the music. The band’s polished hard rock/nu-metal is insanely melodic and not lacking in speed, dynamics or muscle—it bears some resemblance to Linkin Park, In Flames and Avenged Sevenfold, all of whom have been known to play for some pretty serious crowds. At this rate, Black Tide will join them soon enough—maybe by the time they hit their 20s? Tue. 8.23. Best Buy. 1100 Old Country Road, Westbury. 516-357-9025. 7 p.m. —Michel Patrick Nelson

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