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Lay your hands on me, other female and comic bands to see on Long Island

Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, Amy Schumer and Rosie O’Donnell are some of the Long Island women who took the stage in music and comedy, respectively. They helped pave the way for local comedians and rockers who make their way through fields predominantly dominated by men. These emerging local women will come to a club in Nassau or Suffolk near you.

TRACY LOCK

This former National Women’s Football League pro got up and runs her podcast, “Girls Gone Green”, with comedian colleague Donna Vee.

“In the past there was an unwritten rule that only a female has an account. Now, I do a show called “This is what he said” where there are five female comedians and we sell, “says Locke, 45.” Things really opened up for us. “

GIG UPCOMING 20:00, Friday 20 March; 7 and 21:30, Saturday 21 March; Comedy club of McGuire, 1627 Smithtown Ave., Bohemia; 631-467-5413; mcguires.govs.com

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NINJAS NEEDS MONEY

Astounding a purple mohawk, Alicia Rose confronts this band while playing songs like Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love”, Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Metallica’s “Enter Sandman”.

“Women can dance as much as boys. Perhaps even more difficult, “says Rose, 37, of Mastic Beach.” When a female brings out these male-oriented songs, she adds a new dimension because it is more interesting. “

GIG UPCOMING 21:00, Saturday 21 March; Junction, 20 W. Park Avenue, Long Beach; 516-889-1680; junction-lbny.com

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CARIE KARAVAS

Karavas is a comic in the face that says it as it is and does not hold its fists.

“It’s much more difficult to be a woman. Comedy is a kids’ club,” says Karavas, 54, who grew up on Bethpage. “Now, the tables have changed. Women have something to say. It’s time to pass the baton.” .

GIG UPCOMING 20:00, Friday 27 March; Argyle Theater, 34 W. Main St., Babylon; 844-631-5483; argyletheatre.com

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JACKKNIFE STILETTO

Jett has signed this female power trio with her Blackheart Records label, which will release her first album, “Chronicles of Jane” later this year.

“We are rock-n-roll with a punk attitude – picture Black Sabbath meets Rancid with women,” says Babylon singer / guitarist Annie Stoic. “We are thrilled to be on tour to make ruts for other women. But there is still a long way to go. ”

GIG UPCOMING 15:30, Saturday 28 March; Long Island Puppet Theater, 10 Heitz Place, Hicksville; 516-932-5469; lipuppet.com

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RACHAEL O’BRIEN

People between 20 and 40 years old may get to know O’Brien from his hit podcast, “Be Here For A While”, and will make his Long Island debut with a hybrid show including his friend Kristen Doute of “Vanderpump Rules” “.

“I am combining 20 minutes of stand-up followed by an interactive live podcast,” says O’Brien, 34. “I think it’s a great time for female comics. At some points, I had more opportunities to be a girl.”

GIG UPCOMING 19:30 and 22:00, Saturday 28 March; The Brokerage Comedy Club, 2797 Merrick Rd., Bellmore; 516-781-5233; brokerage.govs.com

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RITA RUDNER

Dressed in his distinctive outfit, this veteran comedian will offer a well-made set of his clean, non-political jokes.

“The comedians are all very distinctive,” says Rudner, 66. “For example, I would never be able to say the same lines as Amy Schumer. Each of us is truly unique.”

GIG UPCOMING 20:00, Saturday 28 March; Patchogue Theater, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue; 631-207-1313; patchoguetheatre.org

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PUT YOUR HANDS ON ME

Imagine a female tribute band Bon Jovi faced by the nostalgia of the 80s.

“This is a band of motivated and educated musicians who are also friends outside of music,” says Shoreham guitarist Heather Faulkner, 43, of Shoreham. “We are all working moms. It’s about managing time and keeping everything on schedule “

GIG UPCOMING 19:00, Friday 3 April; Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville; 631-264-7712; revolutionliny.com

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ARMY OF EVE

This five-piece female cover band focuses strictly on the successes of female artists ranging from Blondie to The Pretenders to The Bangles to The Go-Go’s to The Cranberries.

“It’s really inspirational when a woman is totally the owner of the stage,” says singer Michael Meech, 44, of Suffolk County. “We want to share our love of their music with the public who may not be aware of how powerful these artists are.”

GIG UPCOMING 19:00, June 26; 89 North Music Venue, 89 N. Ocean Avenue, Patchogue; 631-730-8992; 89northmusic.com

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