We picked them for you: the biggest, the best, the coolest concerts coming this week.

1. Tenacious D

Jack Black and Kyle Gass formed a band the likes of which have never been seen, and they called themselves Tenacious D. The Grammy-winning, platinum-selling duo has been rocking like heroes (and making people laugh) for more than 25 years, releasing a TV series, a film, four albums and an animated series. And now they're coming to Pinewood Bowl in Lincoln on Sunday. Tickets via Ticketmaster.

2. Cardi B

Cardi B won the Grammy for best rap album, “Invasion of Privacy,” the same album that landed at No. 6 among the top-selling albums of 2018. And now she’s on a world-spanning tour, which includes a stop Friday at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln. Tickets via Ticketmaster. Rappers Kevin Gates and Saweetie will open the show.

3. "Weird Al" Yankovic

Weird Al

"Weird Al" Yankovic will play Pinewood Bowl in Lincoln on Wednesday.

“Weird Al” Yankovic is coming back, but this show will be a little different. Yankovic will play Pinewood Bowl in Lincoln on Wednesday, this time with a string section. The master of pop parody is on a tour dubbed “Strings Attached,” and at each concert, he’ll play parodies such as “Eat It,” “Amish Paradise,” “Like a Surgeon” and “Smells Like Nirvana” in a way you’ve never heard them before. Tickets via Ticketmaster.

4. Shades

Shades is Eprom and Alix Perez, and they’re coming to Slowdown on Friday. The pair has released six collaborative EPs, and their dark sound mixes up bass, hip-hop and glitch. Tickets, $15, are on sale now at ticketfly.com.



Omaha Under the Radar fest will be going on at venues all weekend including Joslyn Art Museum, Kaneko, Petshop and The Jewell. One of Thursday's events is a concert from The Wires, Elliot Lupp and Evan Williams at Slowdown. Tickets, $10, at ticketfly.com.


Heavy metal will shake the ground in Benson when Baroness takes the stage at The Waiting Room Lounge. Tickets, $25, at etix.com.


Omaha rock tribute band Rock & Roll Suicide will play Reverb Lounge on July 27. Tickets, $7, at etix.com.


Omaha's BluesEd bands will play a free showcase at 1 p.m. at The Waiting Room Lounge.


Subby Anzaldo will play with the Ozone Big Band at a free show at Ozone Lounge at Anthony's Steakhouse.


Singer-songwriter Tessa Violet will play Slowdown. Tickets, $12, at ticketfly.com.


Named one of the best new singer-songwriters of 2018, Sidney Gish will play The Waiting Room Lounge. Tickets, $10, at etix.com.

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On the slate for next week:

With songs such as “C.R.E.A.M.” and “Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing ta F Wit’,” Wu-Tang Clan is coming to Stir Cove on Aug. 1 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their seminal album, “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers),” now considered one of the best hip-hop albums of all time. Tickets via Ticketmaster.

Oklahoma country singer Read Southall and his band will come to Omaha on Aug. 1 to play The Waiting Room Lounge. Tickets, $15, at etix.com.

Zach Chance and Jonathan Clay are Americana rock duo Jamestown Revival on Aug. 2 at The Waiting Room Lounge. Tickets, $17, at etix.com.

Country singer Jacob Bryant is coming to Slowdown on Aug. 2. Tickets, $10, at ticketfly.com.

Two iconic country and roots singers will team up to play Pinewood Bowl on Aug. 3. Willie Nelson & Family and Alison Krauss will play the Lincoln amphitheater. Tickets via Ticketmaster.

A lauded, Grammy-winning Americana, rock and country singer-songwriter is coming back to Omaha. Jason Isbell and his band, The 400 Unit, will play the Waiting Room Outdoors on Aug. 4. Tickets at etix.com.

Metal and mariachi music come together with Metalachi, which returns to The Waiting Room Lounge on Aug. 4. Tickets, $15, at etix.com.

Michael and Tanya Trotter are The War and Treaty, a great rock and soul duo, and you can see them at The Waiting Room Lounge on Aug. 5. Tickets at etix.com.

Celtic band Gaelic Storm will play Slowdown on Aug. 6. Tickets at etix.com.

Detroit indie rocker Stef Chura released her latest record on Saddle Creek Records. And now she's coming to Reverb Lounge on Aug. 7. Tickets at etix.com.

Heavy metal band Corrosion of Conformity will rock Slowdown on Aug. 7. Tickets at ticketfly.com.


Going on sale this week:

Hit-making hard rock band Five Finger Death Punch will play CHI Heath Center on Dec. 14. Five Finger Death Punch has four No. 1 hard rock albums and a dozen top 10 rock hits including "Wrong Side of Heaven," "Jekyll and Hyde" and its cover of "Bad Company." Last year, the band released a cover of another No. 1, "Blue on Black." Three Days Grace, Bad Wolves and Fire From The Gods will open the show in Omaha. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.


Bush and Live’s concert Saturday at Stir Cove.

PetRock’s concerts Aug. 22 and 23 at The Waiting Room Lounge.

Blink-182’s concert Sept. 7 at Stir Cove.

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Kevin Coffey is the entertainment editor and critic, covering music, movies, video games, comic books and lots more. Follow him on Twitter @owhmusicguy. Phone: 402-444-1557.

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