We picked them for you: the biggest, the best, the coolest concerts coming this week.
1. Ok Go
Friday's concert at the Holland Performing Arts Center won't be a traditional show, but OK Go isn't a traditional band. Known for its creative and elaborate viral music videos, OK Go will play their songs while showing their videos and take a little time to show how they made them. Tickets via Ticket Omaha.
2. Gladys Knight
Spend an evening with the Empress of Soul on Saturday at the Holland Performing Arts Center. Gladys Knight will play her gospel, pop, R&B and soul hits and lots more. Tickets via Ticket Omaha.
3. Jonathan Davis (of Korn)
Jonathan Davis has released his first solo album, "Black Labyrinth," and he's on the road playing selections from the record. There's also an elaborate meet and greet experience if you're willing to shell out some extra dough. Tickets via TicketWeb.com.
4. Ray LaMontagne
Once again, Ray LaMontagne released an album. And once again, it was met with rave reviews. LaMontagne has been on the road since dropping "Part of the Light," and he'll stop at the Holland Performing Arts Center on Monday. Tickets via Ticket Omaha.
Folk singer Ray LaMontagne will play the Holland Performing Arts Center on Oct. 22. LaMontagne released his latest album, “Part of the Light,” this year to rave reviews. Tickets via Ticket Omaha.
5. Arson City
Every year, Omaha hard rock band Arson City throws its Citizens Ball, a chance for its dedicated fans to celebrate the band. This year, they have something special to celebrate: A new album. "Hell of a Ride" is a six-song EP that's officially being released at the show Saturday at Sokol Auditorium. Tickets via etix.com.
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Bert Kreischer is the stand-up comedian who performs with his shirt off. And he's really funny, even though his comedy has little to do with his bare chest. Catch him at the Funny Bone Comedy Club. Tickets at omaha.funnybone.com.
Named after the teen hangout in “Beverly Hills 90210,” Peach Pit broke out with their 2016 EP “Sweet F.A.” See them at Slowdown on Oct. 19. Tickets, $12, at ticketfly.com.
Eagles tribute band Hotel Desperado will bring the hits to The Waiting Room Lounge on Oct. 19. Tickets, $10, at etix.com.
Horrorcore rap duo Twiztid will play The Royal Grove in Lincoln on Oct. 19.
Mic Check will host its monthly hip-hop showcase on Oct. 20 at The Waiting Room Lounge. Tickets, $12, at etix.com.
Wanna see the best blues bands Nebraska has to offer? Check out the Nebraska Blues Challenge where four bands will compete at Chrome Lounge to see who is the best. The free concert starts at 2 p.m.
Darwin Deez just released “10 Songs That Happened When You Left Me With My Stupid Heart,” and he’ll play Slowdown on Oct. 22. Tickets, $15, at ticketfly.com.
Kristine Leschpers created folk-rock outfit Mothers as a solo project five years ago. Now she’s working on a follow-up to her acclaimed debut album. Catch the band on Oct. 23 at Slowdown. Tickets, $12, at ticketfly.com.
Get this: Pro wrestling and rock music at the same time. PWP Live will feature a six-man tag team match at The Waiting Room Lounge while Graveyard Smash plays live on the stage.
On the slate for next week:
“The Devil Wears a Suit and Tie.” Memorable title, memorable song from country singer Colter Wall, who will play The Waiting Room Lounge on Oct. 25. Tickets, $20, at etix.com.
Known as Flint Eastwood, singer-songwriter Jax Anderson will play Slowdown on Oct. 25. Tickets, $12, at ticketfly.com.
Canadian country singer-songwriter Colter Wall will play The Waiting Room Lounge on Oct. 25. Tickets, $20, at etix.com.
Young and already influential rapper Chief Keef will play The Royal Grove in Lincoln on Oct. 25. Tickets at etix.com.
Country band Reckless Kelly will play Lincoln’s Bourbon Theatre on Oct. 26. Tickets, $20 to $40, at ticketweb.com.
The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts will hold its annual benefit art auction with guest appearances from two beloved indie rock acts. The event will take place Oct. 26 with performances from indie rockers Destroyer and Azure Ray. Tickets, $65 for the auction or $25 for the concert, at bemiscenter.org.
Colony House is led by Caleb Chapman and Will Chapman, sons of Steven Curtis Chapman, but they have more in common with indie rockers like Cold War Kids than their old man. See them Oct. 27 at Slowdown. Tickets, $16, at ticketfly.com.
Indie electro duo Cherub will play Lincoln’s Bourbon Theatre on Oct. 28. Tickets, $20, at etix.com.
Cali funk and soul band Orgone will play Slowdown on Oct. 28. Tickets, $15, at ticketfly.com.
Country duo Locash will play The Royal Grove in Lincoln on Oct. 28. Tickets at etix.com.
Woop woop! The one-and-only Insane Clown Posse will play The Royal Grove in Lincoln on Oct. 30. Tickets at etix.com.
Reggae band Hirie is fronted by Hirie, and her namesake band will play Slowdown on Oct. 31. Tickets, $15, at ticketfly.com.
Going on sale this week:
Conor Oberst will headline a lineup that includes Miwi La Lupa and Edem Soul Music on Nov. 4 at The B. Bar, 4330 Leavenworth St. The concert is a benefit for Democratic House candidate Kara Eastman.
Rap heroes Bone Thugs-n-Harmony will play Lincoln's Bourbon Theatre on Dec. 2. Tickets, $35, go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at ticketweb.com.
Bluegrass band Old Salt Union will play Reverb Lounge on Dec. 4. Tickets, $10, go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at etix.com.
One of the fastest rappers ever, Twista will play an unplugged show on Dec. 18 at The Waiting Room Lounge. Tickets, $18, go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at etix.com.
Blue Martian Tribe's annual Frostival event full of local acts, this time expanding to both The Waiting Room Lounge and Reverb Lounge on Dec. 22. Tickets, $15, go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at etix.com.
Pop Evil just released its self-titled album, and the rock band will play Lincoln's Bourbon Theatre on Jan. 16. Tickets, $22, go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at ticketweb.com.
Hip-hop duo Atmosphere will play Lincoln's The Bourbon Theatre on Jan. 19. Tickets, $25, go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at etix.com.
King Tuff will play Slowdown on Feb. 1. Tickets, $15, go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at ticketfly.com.
James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt will team up to play Lincoln’s Pinnacle Bank Arena on Feb. 20. Tickets, $65 to $99, go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.
Indie rock band Dr. Dog will play Slowdown on Feb. 24. Tickets, $25, go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at ticketfly.com.
Mt. Joy just released its debut album, and they'll play The Waiting Room Lounge on March 16. Tickets, $15, go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at etix.com.
Ripe is hitting the road in 2019, and you can see the rock, funk and pop fusion band rock The Waiting Room Lounge on March 26. Tickets, $14, go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at etix.com.
Hoodie Allen’s concert Oct. 21 at The Waiting Room Lounge.
Elton John’s concert Feb. 12 at the CHI Health Center.