Rock out to the classics in Bay Ridge

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Break out those earplugs and your spare liver, because the Ridge is really rocking this weekend!

There are classic rockers, crooning songsters, and a power-chord-fueled multimedia musical performance lined up for you — all you’ve gotta do is take a walk down the avenue.

On Saturday, their satanic majesties request you strut over to Red, White, and Brew (8910 Fifth Ave. between 89th and 90th streets) for Rolling Stones tribute act Sha-Doobie. The show starts at 4 pm, but don’t arrive too late, because if Red, White, and Brew hits capacity, you’ll be exiled on Fifth Avenue.

Then hitch your cart and take a ride to No Quarter (8015 Fifth Ave. between 80th and 81st streets) for classic rockers Rock Farm, which incidentally does a great cover of “Beast of Burden.” Its crop is coming in hearty this week, so get there at 10 pm to enjoy the harvest’s full yield before the bar flies start buzzing.

And if classic rock is too passe, there is a multimedia rock ’n’ roll experience happening just a few blocks away at the Wicked Monk (9510 Third Ave. between 95th and 96th Streets) at 11 pm. New Jersey band Johnny Drama mashes up contemporary music videos and movie montages and plays the songs live while the clips flicker on a giant screen. See if you can get these Jersey boys to go full meta and play songs from “Garden State.”

Finally, give your cranium a day off from head-banging on Sunday and check out Tommy Andersen and Mary Ellen as they croon their way through the American Songbook at Cappuccino Cafe (7717 Third Ave. between 77th and 78th streets). The duo takes the stage at 7 pm.

Reach reporter Max Jaeger at or by calling (718) 260–8303. Follow him on Twitter @MJaeger88.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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