5 Shows You Need to Go to This January

Bruce Springsteen’s bandmate, a blues legend and a famous tavern are making January a treat for music lovers. Get ready to jam out at any of these shows heating up the winter.

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Jan. 12–The Howlin’ Wolf Blues Celebration
Suffolk Theater, Riverhead

Don’t miss this extra special celebration of blues legend Howlin’ Wolf featuring a stellar lineup of John Hammond, Roomful of Blues, Guy Davis and local blues artist Toby Walker. Tickets range from $49-$60.

Jan. 13—Max Weinberg’s Jukebox
Landmark On Main Street, Port Washington

If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, this show by Max Weinberg, longtime drummer for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, certainly fits the bill. The performance is an interactive experience during which the audience creates the setlist in real time. Mighty Weinberg and his tight four-piece combo will perform whatever tunes the audience selects from a video menu of over 200 songs from the glory days of rock ‘n’ roll!

Jan. 13—The Wolf Cats
RS Jones, Merrick

Head over to this popular downhome Southern eatery and catch this genuine hep cat quartet. Expect a lively mix of 40s swing jazz and bluegrass music.

Jan. 20—The Vinyl Plane and The Hideaways
American Legion Post 360, Huntington

Catch a double bill of wild rock ‘n’ roll featuring the earthy blues rock sounds of The Vinyl Plane and The Hideaways, a Proto-punk band that conjures up a vibe of Chuck Berry meets The Ramones. The Vinyl Plane will also release Official Bootleg, an album featuring a collection of unreleased live and studio tracks.

Jan. 20—Wes Houston Trio
Neir’s Tavern, Woodhaven

Neir’s Tavern, a watering hole that was prominently featured in Martin Scorsese’s film Goodfellas, is the perfect setting to check out this Americana band. Wes Houston Trio will perform a vibrant mix of vintage folk ballads and western swing music. The show is also free.

johnny pierre

Local legend Johnny Pierre is a singer/songwriter from Lindenhurst. He performs around Long island with the Americana Blues band the Biscuit Kings. Visit johnnypierre.com to check out his music.