Tuesday, August 5

The tea-bagged teeny-boppers of pop—Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Ashlee Simpson—go for pedicures today and leave the stage to the big boys. Earth, Wind & Fire burn down Radio City Music Hall, and sinewy Sting and his Police bandmates join bespoke Elvis Costello to heat up the sand at Jones Beach. Couldn’t Bacharach make it?

[Earth, Wind & Fire at Radio City Music Hall, 8 p.m., http://www.ticketmaster.com; the Police and Elvis Costello at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 7:30 p.m., http://www.ticketmaster.com]

 

mbryan@observer.com

 

Tuesday, August 5