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

1. Chris Young

Chris Young

Chris Young

Country star Chris Young will bring songs like “Voices” and “Gettin’ You Home” to Stir Cove on Saturday. He even has a new song, “Raised On Country,” a twangy tune that name-checks Merle Haggard, George Strait and lots more. Tickets via Ticketmaster.

2. Little Steven/Chris Isaak

Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul

Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul

It’s going to be a wild night. The free concert and fireworks show returns to Memorial Park on Friday. And headlining the concert is Stevie Van Zandt of the E Street Band with his group Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul as well as “Wicked Game” singer Chris Isaak. The party starts at 6 p.m.

3. Built to Spill

For its 20th anniversary, “Keep It Like a Secret” is being played in its entirety by indie rock band Built to Spill. The album is a modern classic, “eagerly passed down through generations as an essential entry in the indie-rock canon,” according to Stereogum. Hear it Thursday at The Waiting Room Lounge. Tickets, $25, at etix.com.

4. Car Seat Headrest

Car Seat Headrest

Car Seat Headrest

Will Toledo has grown a lot from the kid who named his band Car Seat Headrest after the car in which he recorded his early, lo-fi releases. His latest album, “Twin Fantasy,” is actually a rerecording of an old album. See the band at The Waiting Room Lounge on Wednesday. Tickets, $23, at etix.com.

5. Young the Giant/Fitz and the Tantrums

Fitz and The Tantrums

Fitz and The Tantrums

Both bands have new music. Young the Giant released the bright “Mirror Master” last year, and funk-pop band Fitz and the Tantrums has released several new songs, including the infectious “123456,” from its forthcoming fourth album. See them at Stir Cove on Wednesday. Tickets via Ticketmaster.



Minneapolis multigenre band Frogleg will play Reverb Lounge. Tickets, $10, at etix.com.


Miss seeing Weezer? Then go see tribute band Weener, which will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of “The Blue Album” at Reverb Lounge. Tickets, $10, at etix.com.

New York City ska is on the docket when The Slackers come through Slowdown. Tickets, $15, at ticketfly.com.


Yes, Puddle of Mudd is still a going concern. The “She Hates Me” and “Blurry” alt-rock band will play The Royal Grove in Lincoln. Tickets, $25, at etix.com.


The raucous Chicago duo Grapetooth will play Slowdown. Tickets, $14, at ticketfly.com.


Iconic Austin songwriter Jon Dee Graham is headed to Omaha to play the Benson Theatre for an early show at 6 p.m. $10 at the door.


Phil and Dave Alvin’s band, The Blasters, will rock The Waiting Room Lounge. Tickets, $25, at etix.com.


Omaha singer-songwriter Miwi La Lupa is a gift. And he’s playing two shows at The Jewell. Tickets at jewellomaha.com.


On the slate for next week:

By Crom! British doom metal band Conan will shake the walls of Slowdown on July 5. Tickets, $15, at ticketfly.com.

Jam out to some rhythmic surf rock when Cayucas comes to Slowdown on July 6. Tickets, $13, at ticketfly.com.

Blues singer and guitarist Tab Benoit will play The Waiting Room Lounge on July 7. Tickets, $25, at etix.com.

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

Indie rock band Deerhunter just released “Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?” See them on July 10 at Slowdown. Tickets, $25, at ticketfly.com.


Going on sale this week:

Highly Suspect has a new album on the way, and the Grammy-nominated rockers will play Slowdown on Aug. 22. Tickets, $30, are on sale now at ticketfly.com.

Rock band STRFKR will play The Waiting Room Lounge on Sept. 14. Tickets, $20, go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at etix.com.

Incubus is celebrating the 20th anniversary of “Make Yourself” with a tour that will stop at Omaha’s Orpheum Theater on Oct. 19. Released in 1999, the band’s third album contained the singles “Pardon Me,” “Stellar” and “Drive.” Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. 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.