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

1. Dean Lewis

Dean Lewis

Dean Lewis

"Waves" is a massive hit. The jam has been certified platinum five times over, and it made Australian singer-songwriter Dean Lewis an absolute star. His new album, "A Place We Knew," has drawn apt comparisons to Ed Sheeran, Vance Joy and The Lumineers. See him play an unplugged show at The Waiting Room Lounge on Wednesday, July 10. Tickets, $15, via etix.com.

2. Tab Benoit

Tab Benoit

Tab Benoit

Time to feel the blues. Delta blues singer and guitarist Tab Benoit was named the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year twice, and he'll play The Waiting Room Lounge on Sunday. Tickets, $25, at etix.com.

3. Deerhunter



Stellar indie rock band Deerhunter just released “Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?” See the group Wednesday, July 10, at Slowdown. Tickets, $25, at ticketfly.com.

4. Cayucas



Twin brothers Ben and Zach Yudin are Cayucas, and you can jam out to their rhythmic surf rock when the California duo comes to Slowdown on Saturday. Tickets, $13, at ticketfly.com.

5. Conan

By Crom! British doom metal band Conan will shake the walls of Slowdown on Friday. Their latest album, "Existential Void Guardian," is heavy, just like you may imagine. Tickets, $15, at ticketfly.com.

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You should see Heart Bones. It's a new collaboration from Sean Tillmann (aka Har Mar Superstar) and Sabrina Ellis from A Giant Dog. They'll be at The Sydney in Benson. Tickets, $12, at etix.com.


Celebrate your love of emo music with Emo Nite Omaha. It'll take over both The Waiting Room Lounge and Reverb Lounge. Tickets, $15, at etix.com.


"Face Down" and "Your Guardian Angle" rockers The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus are headed to Lincoln's Royal Grove. Tickets, $20, at etix.com.


Every week at the Ozone Lounge, the big band takes the stage for a free show. This week, they'll be led by Bob Zagozda


Mexican metal masters The Chasm will play Slowdown on July 9. Tickets, $12, at ticketfly.com.


Glenn and Alex Peterson blend up a little soul, funk and jazz when they perform as the Peterson Brothers. Catch the Texas duo at the Bourbon Theatre in Lincoln. Tickets, $12, at ticketweb.com.


On the slate for next week:

Australian rock band Chase Atlantic has a new album on the way, and the group will play The Waiting Room Lounge on July 11. Tickets, $15, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at etix.com.

Heartland rockers Red Wanting Blue will play The Waiting Room Lounge on July 12. Tickets, $13, at etix.com.

Time to jam. Reggae band Iration will play the big stage outside Slowdown on July 12. Tickets, $25, at ticketfly.com.

Nirvana tribute act Nivrana will rock The Royal Grove in Lincoln on July 13. Tickets at etix.com.t

Jason Mraz is coming to Stir Cove. Known for songs such as “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry),” “I’m Yours” and “I Won’t Give Up,” the Grammy-winning pop/folk singer will play the Council Bluffs venue on July 14. Tickets via Ticketmaster.

Singer-songwriter Chuck Prophet will play another installment of the Sunday Roadhouse concert series at The Waiting Room Lounge on July 14. Tickets, $17, at sundayroadhouse.com.

Blues guitarist Walter Trout has quite a history with Omaha. And he'll be playing The Waiting Room Lounge on July 15. Tickets, $20, at etix.com.

New Zealand indie pop band The Beths will play Slowdown on July 15. Tickets, $15, at etix.com.

Lead singer of the Black Veil Brides, Andy Black will bring his solo show to The Waiting Room Lounge on July 16. Tickets, $20, at etix.com.

Guthrie Govan, Marco Minnemann and Bryan Beller are The Aristocrats, and they'll play Slowdown on July 16. Tickets, $15, at ticketfly.com.

Portugal. The Man is a big deal. The band's song, "Feel It Still," is everywhere. Catch the group live at Lincoln's Bourbon Theatre on July 16.

Jason Singer is Michigander, and the singer-songwriter will play Reverb Lounge on July 17. Tickets, $10, at etix.com.

Texas reggae-rock singer-songwriter Cas Haley will play Slowdown on July 17. Tickets, $10, at ticketfly.com.


Going on sale this week:

Wilco will play Omaha for the first time in more than a decade. The Grammy-winning rock band will hit the road in the fall after a two-year hiatus, and the group’s slate includes a date at the Orpheum Theater on Nov. 20. Tickets go on sale now via Ticket Omaha.


Bush and Live’s concert July 27 at Stir Cove.

PetRock’s concert Aug. 23 at The Waiting Room Lounge. Tickets for a second show on Aug. 22 are available at etix.com.

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