TICKET BOOTH: LIVE MUSIC PICKS
1. Jenny Lewis
Jenny Lewis has a killer new album. "On the Line" is her fourth solo album (after a series of rilo Kiley releases), and she's headlining the first night of Maha Festival on Friday. Tickets to see her (and Courtney Barnett and more) are on sale now at mahafestival.com. Maha Festival continues saturday with Matt and Kim and Lizzo, but tickets to day two are sold out.
2. Ben Harper
Rock, jazz, blues and lots more will come together when Ben harper (pictured) and Trombone shorty team up to play stir Cove on Thursday. a three-time grammy winner, harper has released more than a dozen albums with numerous collaborators, including last year's "No Mercy In This Land," which was recorded with Charlie Musselwhite and was nominated for best traditional blues album. Tickets via Ticketmaster.
3. Reverend Horton Heat
He's back. The legendary reverend horton heat will tear up The Waiting room Lounge when he plays there again on Wednesday with his brand of rock 'n' roll and psychobilly electrifying the crowd. Tickets, $10, at etix.com.
4. Josh Ritter
Americana rocker Josh ritter and The royal City Band will play slowdown on Tuesday, and he'll have his much-praised latest album, which was produced by Jason Isbell, along for the ride. Tickets, $25, at ticketfly.com.
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Pinback will headline the Maha Middle show, a little bridge concert between Maha discovery and Maha Festival. The indie rock band will play The Waiting room Lounge. Tickets, $15, at etix.com.
Cathy schenkelberg is an actress. she's a former scientologist. and she's from Omaha. This weekend, she brings her one-woman show, "Squeeze My Cans: Surviving Scientology," back to town for a few nights at reverb Lounge. Tickets, $20, at etix.com.
Stephen Marley is one of Bob Marley's 11 children, and he's headed to slowdown. Tickets, $26, at ticektfly.com.
Hear some good jazz when vocalist Jackie Allen comes to The Jewell with Tom Larson, Hans Sturm and Dave Hall. Tickets, $10, at jewellomaha.com.
Damien Jurado's latest album, "In the shape of a storm," strips everything back to just him and an acoustic guitar, and Pitchfork said "he paints a world where love is both thrilling and unrequited, where friendships thrive and fade, and literal and metaphorical storms rattle foundations." see him live at slowdown. Tickets, $15, at ticketfly.com.
You a "Parks and recreation" fan? Think you know all there is to know about Leslie, ron, april and andy? Test your knowledge at a special "Parks and Rec" trivia night at The Waiting room Lounge. Free event.
When he couldn't play sports any longer, Jack McLaughlin switched to music. and the singer-songwriter will play The Jewell alongside Lifeline. Tickets, $10, at jewellomaha.com.
On the slate for next week:
Thumping electro-pop band Phantogram will perform at stir Cove on aug. 22 with opening act Bob Moses, an electronic duo. Tickets via Ticketmaster.
Highly Suspect has a new album on the way, and the grammy-nominated rockers will play slowdown on aug. 22. Tickets, $30, at ticketfly.com.
Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band will play stir Cove on aug. 23 as part of the group's 30th anniversary tour. Tickets via Ticketmaster. This time around, the all starr Band features Men at Work frontman Colin hay, former santana lead singer gregg rolie, longtime Toto guitarist and vocalist steve Lukather and former average White Band musician and vocalist hamish stuart, as well as veteran musicians Warren ham and gregg Bissonette. Country singer (and local favorite) Ward Davis will be back in Nebraska to play Lincoln's The royal grove on aug. 23. Tickets via etix.com. Wingtips will play reverb Lounge on Aug. 27. Tickets, $8, at etix.com. Legendary punk band Black Flag is still at it with a lineup that includes founder greg ginn and a new set of players. see them at The royal grove in Lincoln on aug. 27. Tickets at etix.com.
PetRock's concerts aug. 22 and 23 at The Waiting room Lounge.
Blink-182's concert sept. 7 at stir Cove.