We picked them for you: the biggest, the best, the coolest concerts coming this week.
1. Dwight Yoakam
He’s a country master, and he’s never had much to do with Nashville. Dwight Yoakam is more of a honky tonk, Bakersfield, rock ’n’ roll sort of country singer, and he’s done just fine by racking up nine platinum albums, five of which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s albums chart. See him rock things at Stir Cove on Thursday. Tickets via Ticketmaster.
2. The Faint
It’s going to be loud. It’s going to be sweaty. It’s going to be awesome. The Faint released a new record, “Egowerk,” in March on Saddle Creek Records. Now they’re headed to The Waiting Room Lounge to play a pair of hometown shows on Friday and Saturday. Tickets, $25, at etix.com.
The Omaha-based indie rockers are back in town for a special hometown show on Saturday at the Winchester Bar & Grill. MeWithoutYou and Appleseed Cast will open the show. Tickets via Brown Paper Tickets.
4. Marianas Trench
This pop-rock band just released a new album, “Phantoms,” and drummer Ian Casselman told PopCrush that it was inspired by the band playing “a couple of legitimately haunted theaters where we’ve had some things happen.” Wild. Catch them at Slowdown, which we don’t think is haunted, on Sunday night. Tickets at ticketfly.com.
5. Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
Blues. Funk. Soul. Black Joe Lewis can do it all. Last year, he released “The Difference Between Me & You,” and on Tuesday he’ll play the Bourbon Theatre in Lincoln. Tickets at ticketweb.com.
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They used to be known as metalcore band Devil You Know, but Light the Torch emerged last year with a new album, “Revival.” Catch them live at The Waiting Room Lounge. Tickets, $20, at etix.com.
Hard rock band Doll Skin can jam. The quartet is ready to release a new album, “Love Is Dead and We Killed Her.” In the meantime, you can listen to their new song, “Mark My Word.” It rips. See them at Lincoln’s Bourbon Theatre. Tickets, $10, at ticketweb.com.
“Kill Them With Kindness” rapper Dizzy Wright will play Slowdown. Tickets, $20, at ticketfly.com.
The Maine is back with a new album, “You Are OK,” and the band is on tour and coming to The Waiting Room Lounge. Tickets, $25, at etix.com.
Sebadoh was the first-ever band to headline Reverb Lounge. Now they’re back to play it again. Tickets, $25, at etix.com.
Every Monday, resident musicians Aly Peeler and Andrew Bailie play some tunes in the Hotel Deco lounge. Free show.
Iowa singer-songwriter Matt Woods will play Reverb Lounge. Tickets, $10, at etix.com.
Are you currently experiencing an “Eternal Nightmare”? Well, deathcore band Chelsea Grin is too, which must be why it named its latest album that way. Catch them at The Waiting Room Lounge. Tickets, $18, at etix.com.
On the slate for next week:
“Small Town Boy” country singer Dustin Lynch will play Stir Cove on May 31. Tickets via Ticketmaster.
Black-hatted country singer Randall King will play May 31 at The Waiting Room Lounge. Tickets, $12, at etix.com.
Doom metal masters Sleep will play Slowdown on May 31. Tickets, $30, at ticketfly.com.
Omaha funkmasters Satchel Grande will play The Waiting Room Lounge on June 1. Tickets at etix.com.
Wow. Blues masters Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore will play together at The Waiting Room Lounge on June 2. Tickets at sundayroadhouse.com.
A few years ago, Shaun Fleming left Foxygen, adopted the name Diane Coffee and started releasing solo albums. Now you can see him June 2 at Slowdown. Tickets at ticketfly.com.
They have that one “Crazy” song I can’t really write about in the paper, and now Buckcherry is coming to Lincoln’s The Royal Grove on June 2. (They also have hits with “Sorry” and “Lit Up” and lots more.) Tickets at etix.com.
“Bottom of a Bottle” rockers Smile Empty Soul will play Lincoln’s Bourbon Theatre on June 3. Tickets at ticketweb.com.
Woop woop! The one and only Insane Clown Posse will play the Bourbon Theatre in Lincoln on June 4. Tickets at ticketweb.com.
Going on sale this week:
Minneapolis multigenre band Frogleg will play Reverb Lounge on June 27. Tickets, $10, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at etix.com.
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 go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at etix.com.
Stoner metal band Acid King will play Slowdown on Sept. 24. Tickets, $15, go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday at ticketfly.com.
Abstract rock band FACS will play Reverb Lounge on Sept. 26. Tickets, $10, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at etix.com.
Platinum-selling rockers Blue October will return to Omaha to play the Waiting Room Outdoors on Oct. 12. Tickets, $35, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at etix.com.
Sack of Lions’ show May 31 at Reverb Lounge.
Tesla and Candlebox’s concert on June 1 at Stir Cove.
PetRock’s concert Aug. 23 at The Waiting Room Lounge. Tickets for a second show on Aug. 22 go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at etix.com.
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