We picked them for you: the biggest, the best, the coolest concerts coming this week.
1. Dustin Lynch
“Small Town Boy” country singer Dustin Lynch has slowly built up his fan base. And now he’s in demand. Lynch will play Stir Cove on Friday, and in addition to playing top-10 country hits such as “Cowboys and Angels,” “Where It’s At (Yep, Yep),” “Seein’ Red” and “Hell of a Night,” Lynch also has a new EP. Tickets via Ticketmaster.
2. Insane Clown Posse
Woop woop! Juggalos will be out in force as the crazy clown hip-hop duo takes over Lincoln’s Bourbon Theatre on Tuesday with their new record, “Fearless Fred Fury.” It’s going to be one to remember. Tickets at ticketweb.com.
3. Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Roots rocker Dave Alvin and country singer Jimmie Dale Gilmore are teaming up to play the Sunday Roadhouse concert series this Sunday at The Waiting Room Lounge. It comes after the pair teamed up for the album “Downey to Lubbock.” Tickets at sundayroadhouse.com.
Having rocked their ominous brand of doom metal for nearly 30 years, Sleep will shake the walls of Slowdown on Friday. You ought to pack some earplugs. They’ll be rocking the trio’s latest album, “The Sciences,” and lots more. Tickets at ticketfly.com.
5. Band of the Week: Sack of Lions
Country band Sack of Lions has a new record for you. “White Lightning” is the band’s first since 2015’s “Pine Box.” And fans are very excited for this local band’s show at Reverb on Friday. It’s already sold out.
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A host of talented local rappers will get together at Slowdown when Scky Rei, Zay Gaines, Buddi3 Tha Gawd and Conny Franko share the stage. Tickets, $7, at ticketfly.com.
Black-hatted country singer Randall King will play The Waiting Room Lounge. Tickets, $12, at etix.com.
Omaha funkmasters Satchel Grande will play The Waiting Room Lounge. Tickets at etix.com.
A few years ago, Shaun Fleming left Foxygen, adopted the name Diane Coffee and started releasing solo albums. Now you can see him 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. (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. Tickets at ticketweb.com.
The Slow Poisoner is coming from San Francisco to play its surrealistic rock ‘n’ roll with Omaha singer Jason Steady at Brothers Lounge. $5 at the door.
We’re still sad Avicii is gone, but a group of DJs including DJ KevyCav will celebrate the producer’s life and music at The Royal Grove in Lincoln. Tickets, $8, at etix.com.
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On the slate for next week:
Jason Hann from EOTO and The String Cheese Incident is Prophet Massive, and he’ll play The Waiting Room Lounge on June 6. Tickets at etix.com.
Since reforming in 2014, L.A. punk band L7 has been hard at work. Through their tours and this year’s new record, the band’s first in more than 20 years, they continue to cement their legacy as a fantastic punk/grunge act. Tickets to see them June 6 at Slowdown are available at ticketfly.com.
A Day to Remember will bring its “Raisin’ Hell in the Heartland” tour to Stir Cove on June 7. Featuring a hard-edged pop-punk sound, A Day to Remember has four top-10 rock albums, including its latest, “Bad Vibrations,” which hit No. 1. The band’s hit songs include “If It Means a Lot to You” and “All Signs Point to Lauderdale.” Tickets via Ticketmaster.
Rapper and singer Ghostemane will play the Waiting Room on June 7. Tickets at etix.com.
New Kids on the Block will headline a tour that includes Salt N Pepa, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson and Naughty By Nature. And your favorite ’80s and ’90s pop and hip-hop stars are headed to Lincoln’s Pinnacle Bank Arena on June 8. Tickets via Ticketmaster.
Indie rock band Strumbellas will play Slowdown on June 8. Tickets at ticketfly.com.
Every so often, Bennie and the Gents do a special David Bowie tribute night. And that night is June 8 at The Waiting Room Lounge. Tickets at etix.com.
Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz are Mandolin Orange. The folk duo will bring songs from its new album, “Tides of a Teardrop,” to the stage outside Slowdown on June 11. Tickets, $22, at ticketfly.com.
These guys only started making music a few years ago, but already The Record Company is doing big things. See them on June 11 at The Waiting Room Lounge. Tickets at etix.com.
Reggae band Iration will play Slowdown on June 12. Tickets at ticketfly.com.
Going on sale this week:
Oklahoma country singer Read Southall and his band will come to Omaha on Aug. 1 to play The Waiting Room Lounge. Tickets, $15, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at etix.com.
Shall we catalog the accomplishments of Mike Watt? A member of Minutemen, Dos, Firehose and The Stooges, now Watt is coming to Reverb Lounge on Sept. 30 as Mike Watt & the Missingmen. Tickets, $15, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at etix.com.
Singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus has been doing amazing stuff, and she’s coming to Slowdown on Oct. 14. Tickets, $15, go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday at ticketfly.com.
Singer-songwriter Devendra Banhart will play Slowdown on Nov. 1. Tickets, $26, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at ticketfly.com.
Tesla and Candlebox’s concert on Saturday at Stir Cove.
PetRock’s concert Aug. 23 at The Waiting Room Lounge. Tickets for a second show on Aug. 22 are available on etix.com.