Local Live: Rufus Wainwright, Taj Mahal

Buddy Merriam and Back Roads

Time to get your bluegrass on.

WHEN | WHERE 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St.

INFO $10; 631-207-1300, patchoguetheatre.com


Chris Webby

He's worked with Mac Miller. That's good enough for us.

WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m. Thursday, Revolution, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville

INFO $20 advance, $22 day of; 631-264-7712, clubloaded.com


Taj Mahal

The blues great brings the Slide Brothers for this show. Hot.

WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Feb. 8, the Paramount, Huntington

INFO $29.50-$69.50; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com


Rufus Wainwright

The singer-songwriter now calls Montauk his home. Read more in Thursday's exploreLI.

WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Feb. 9, YMCA Boulton Center, Bay Shore

INFO $110; 631-969-1101, boultoncenter.org


HOT TIX

Rodney Atkins

WHEN | WHERE March 23, Best Buy Theater, Manhattan; March 24, NYCB Theatre at Westbury

INFO Best Buy: $27.50; Westbury: $34.50-$49.50; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com


Fleetwood Mac

WHEN | WHERE June 22, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

INFO $39.50-$179.50; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com


Zappa Plays Zappa

WHEN | WHERE Oct. 31, Beacon Theatre

INFO $39.50-$129.50; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com


NYC SOUNDS


Wednesday

Mumford & Sons The English folk rock outfit invades the county of Kings. And you will not have to wait.

WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m., Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn

INFO $39.99-$55; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com (also Feb. 12)


Feb. 8

Rakim You'd better make sure your ticket for this one is paid in full. With Raekwon.

WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m., Stage 48, 605 W. 48th St., Manhattan

INFO $40; 212-957-1800, stage48.com


IN STORES

* Harry Connick Jr.'s "Smokey Mary" (Columbia)

* Richard Thompson's "Electric" (New West)

* EELS' "Wonderful, Glorious" (Vagrant)

* Coheed and Cambria's "The Aftermath: Descension" (Hundred Handed)

* Jim James' "Regions of Light and Sound of God" (ATO)

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