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

1. Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood, the Grammy-winning country star behind “Cry Pretty” and “Before He Cheats,” will play Pinnacle Bank Arena on Sunday. It’ll be a heckuva show, with an all-female bill including “Girl in a Country Song” duo Maddie & Tae and “Buy My Own Drinks” trio Runaway June. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.

2. Goo Goo Dolls

Goo Goo Dolls

Goo Goo Dolls

Though they have a multitude of hits in the catalog — “Iris,” “Name,” “Slide” and “Black Balloon” among them — the Goo Goo Dolls are still making new music. Their new single, “Miracle Pill,” is out Friday, and a new album of the same name is out soon. They’ll play Stir Cove on Tuesday with Train. And you better know a friend with an extra ticket — this one’s sold out.

3. X



Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom and D.J. Bonebrake are headed back to The Waiting Room Lounge on Sunday. It should be quite a show, considering the legendary punk band has two albums on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 best albums of all time. And the band is making new music for the first time in years. Tickets, $20, at etix.com.

4. Nicholas David

Nicholas David

Nicholas David

Maybe you heard Nicholas David when he was a finalist on “The Voice” a few years back. But don’t let that limit your understanding of the soulful singer-songwriter, whose albums were already great without the help of a TV show. On Saturday, you can put a little soul in your step when David comes to The Jewell for two shows. Tickets, $20, at jewellomaha.com.

5. Mike Zito

Mike Zito

Mike Zito can kick out the jams. He played in the Royal Southern Brotherhood with Cyril Neville, Devon Allman, Charlie Wooton and Yonrico Scott. He's released 15 solo albums including last year's "First Class Life." (It hit No. 1 on Billboard's blues chart.) And you can see the bluesman rock it at Chrome Lounge on Thursday. Details on Facebook.com.

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Milwaukee folk band Dead Horses will bring the strums to Reverb Lounge. Tickets, $10, at etix.com.

“Lips of an Angel” rockers Hinder will play The Royal Grove. Tickets, $25, at etix.com.


Referencing a great line from “Back to the Future,” I Don’t Know How But They Found Me is an electronic duo that will rock Lincoln’s Bourbon Theatre. Tickets, $20, at ticketweb.com.


Indie rock jam band The Wood Notes will celebrate its album release at Reverb Lounge. Tickets, $8, at etix.com.


Not the American rock band I Am. Not the French band IAM. No, I AM is a five-piece deathcore band from Dallas, and the band’s latest album, “Hard 2 Kill,” is heavy. And they’ll rattle your bones when they jam at The Royal Grove in Lincoln. Tickets, $13, at eventbrite.com.


Eyes Set to Kill is still celebrating the 10th anniversary of its 2008 album, “Reach,” and you can see the metalcore band’s show at The Royal Grove. Tickets, $14, at eventbrite.com.


Seattle rock band Helms Alee will headline a night of rock at O’Leaver’s Pub that also includes The End in Red and Jump the Tiger. Tickets, $10, at localstubs.com.


Chicago indie rock band Dendrons is working on its debut album, but first it’s headed out on a tour that leads it to Reverb Lounge. Tickets, $5, at etix.com.


On the slate for next week:

Minneapolis multigenre band Frogleg will play Reverb Lounge on June 27. Tickets, $10, at etix.com.

For its 20th anniversary, “Keep It Like a Secret” is being played in its entirety by Built to Spill. See it June 27 at The Waiting Room Lounge. Tickets, $25, at etix.com.

Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul and Chris Isaak will play the City of Omaha Celebrates America concert on June 28 at Memorial Park. Free show.

Miss seeing Weezer? Then go see tribute band Weener, which will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of “The Blue Album” on June 28 at Reverb Lounge. Tickets, $10, at etix.com.

New York City ska is on the docket when The Slackers come through Slowdown on June 28. Tickets, $15, at ticketfly.com.

Country star Chris Young will bring songs like “Voices” and “Gettin’ You Home” to Stir Cove on June 29. 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.

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 on June 29. Tickets, $25, at etix.com.

The raucous Chicago duo Grapetooth will play Slowdown on June 30. Tickets, $14, at ticketfly.com.

Rock band Young the Giant will team up with indie-pop group Fitz and the Tantrums for a concert at Stir Cove on July 3. Tickets via Ticketmaster.

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 July 3. Tickets, $23, at etix.com.


Going on sale this week:

Guns N’ Roses’ reunion tour will land at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Oct. 15 with classic members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan back in the lineup. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday via Ticketmaster.


River’s Edge Taco Fest, featuring headlining alt-rock band Everclear, has been canceled. Tickets have been refunded at the point of purchase.


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.