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

1. Deep Purple and Judas Priest

Judas Priest

Judas Priest

It’ll get heavy on Friday at Stir Cove. Deep Purple and Judas Priest will team up to rock the venue.

2. Cody Jinks


Cody Jinks

Last time he came to town, Cody Jinks didn’t quite finish his set. Falling ill, he called the concert early, but he’s coming back with openers Tennessee Jet and Ward Davis to play SumTur Amphitheater again on Thursday. Tickets are still available, and tickets to the original date will be honored Thursday.

3. Todd Rundgren


Todd Rundgren performs in concert with Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band at ACL-Live.

You probably know Todd Rundgren from “Bang the Drum All Day,” but the eclectic musician has done a lot more than that. He’ll play an evening of music on Monday at The Waiting Room Lounge.

4. Dawes



With six albums, folk rock band Dawes now has enough music to anchor an entire evening of music. Catch the band playing an extended set on Friday at Lincoln’s Bourbon Theatre. (Before you head to the show, read an interview with the band.)

5. Band of the Week: Sebastian Lane Band


Sebastian Lane Band

Sebastian Lane can jam. The Omaha bluesman’s latest album, “Walkin’ By Myself,” is 8 songs of pure blues fury. On Sunday afternoon, Lane and his band lead a lineup that includes Jocelyn, Andrew Bailie and Kethro for a suicide and depression benefit at Reverb Lounge. Donations will be accepted at the door. Listen to Lane’s song, “Catfish Blues,” below.



Country singer Casey Donahew will play The Waiting Room Lounge. Tickets, $25, at etix.com.


R.E.M.odeled will pay tribute to R.E.M. once again with a show at Reverb Lounge. Tickets, $8, at etix.com.

Alt-rock band The Plain White T’s will bring its platinum-selling hit “Hey There Delilah” to for two concerts at Lincoln’s Lied Center at 7 and 10 p.m. Free for University of Nebraska-Lincoln students. Tickets are also available to the public, $25, on sale at LiedCenter.org, 402-472-4747 or at the venue box office.


O’Leaversfest will heat up with The Natural States, Dirt House and Miwi La Lupa at O’Leaver’s Pub. Cover is $7 at the door.


The River City Star will set sale with a Sunday afternoon blues show on the river with The Jimmys starting at 3 p.m.


Hailing from Washington, D.C., death metal band Genocide Pact will lead a night of metalcore, death metal and black metal with Contra, Xenophobic and Crypt Fiend at Lookout Lounge. Tickets, $8, at eventbrite.com.


Expertly named California rock band Mom Jeans just released a new album, “Puppy Love,” and will play The Waiting Room Lounge. Tickets, $12, at etix.com.


Nerdcore hip-hop master MC Chris will bring “Star Wars” and comic-book-themed rap to The Waiting Room Lounge on Sept. 26. Tickets, $15, at etix.com.


On the slate for next week:

It’s a weird name, but Trout Steak Revival plays good bluegrass. Hear it at Reverb Lounge on Sept. 27. Tickets, $12, at etix.com.

Omaha duo The Hottman Sisters will play Sept. 28 at The Waiting Room Lounge. Tickets, $10, at etix.com.

Emo Nite returns to Reverb Lounge on Sept. 28 for an evening of your fave emo jams. Tickets, $15, at etix.com.

Bill Murray — yes, that Bill Murray — will bring a live performance of his classical and literary mash-up album, “New Worlds,” to the Holland Performing Arts Center on Sept. 30. Tickets via Ticket Omaha.

Fresh off releasing “I’ll Be Your Girl,” beloved indie rockers The Decemberists will play here Oct. 1 at the Holland Performing Arts Center. Tickets, $40 to $60, via Ticket Omaha.

Georgia rockers Sevendust are headed to Lincoln to play the Bourbon Theatre on Oct. 1. Tickets, $25, at ticketweb.com.

“Gucci Gang” is just one hit for rapper Lil Pump, who is on the road for his “Harverd Dropout” tour, which stops Oct. 1 at Ralston Arena. Tickets, $35, at homepridetix.com.

Indie folk band Lord Huron is set to release a new album, “Vide Noir,” in April. Then the band will return to Omaha on Oct. 3 to play Sokol Auditorium. Tickets, $30, at etix.com.

Grammy-nominated electronic music duo Odesza is selling out arenas, and now they’re coming to Pinnacle Bank Arena on Oct. 2. Tickets, $39.50, via Ticketmaster.

Bob Moses isn’t a guy, it’s a duo. The electro duo will play The Waiting Room Lounge on Oct. 2. Tickets, $25, at etix.com.

Reliable purveyors of down and dirty country, The Drive-By Truckers will return to Nebraska to play Lincoln’s Bourbon Theatre on Oct. 3. Tickets, $27, at ticketweb.com.


Going on sale this week:

Omaha band Bed Rest has a new EP, “Blood Orange,” and you can see them on Oct. 13 at Reverb Lounge. Tickets, $5, go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at etix.com.

California rapper Yung Pinch will play Sokol Auditorium on Nov. 10. Tickets, $20, go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at etix.com.

Jam songs like “Don’t Trust Me” and “My First Kiss” when 3OH!3 plays The Waiting Room Lounge on Dec. 6. Tickets, $25, go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at etix.com.

William Elliott Whitmore has risen from Iowa farm life to become a lauded singer-songwriter, and he released a new album, “Kilonova,” earlier this year. Whitmore will play The Waiting Room Lounge on Dec. 10. Tickets, $15, go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at etix.com.

Is she a poet or a rapper? We’ll say “both” for Noname, real name Fatimah Warner. See her on Jan. 24 at The Waiting Room Lounge. Tickets, $25, go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at etix.com.


Jeremy Zucker’s concert Oct. 3 at Slowdown.

Hoodie Allen’s concert Oct. 21 at The Waiting Room Lounge.

Elton John’s concert Feb. 12, 2019, at CenturyLink Center.

Reporter - Entertainment/music/concert

Kevin Coffey covers music, whether it's pop, indie or punk, through artist interviews, reviews and trend stories. He also occasionally cover other entertainment. Follow him on Twitter @owhmusicguy. Phone: 402-444-1557.

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