Coheed and Cambria at The Joint
The alt-prog act—plus post-hardcore co-headliner Taking Back Sunday—should conjure up some serious early-oughts nostalgia. But hopefully C&C will tease its upcoming album, based on a sci-fi novel written by frontman Claudio Ramirez and his author spouse Chondra Echert. With The Story So Far. August 10, 8 p.m., $60-$130. –Leslie Ventura
Wellred Comedy Trio at Treasure Island
If there’s anything liberals need right now, impeachment aside, it’s comedic relief. And few are better equipped to provide such respite than the WellRed comedy trio, comprised of left-leaning Southern comedians.
Those of you who caught Trae Crowder open for songwriter Jason Isbell at the House of Blues last year know his comedic bona fides. He has transitioned his YouTube raconteur shtick into a steady stand-up gig he’s taken across the country, railing against Republicanism while occasionally knocking the Dems’ own shortcomings. He’ll serve as the unofficial headliner of the WellRed evening (previous stops have had each comedian perform for 30 minutes, then unite for a 20-minute “town hall” Q&A).
Also on the bill: Corey Ryan Forrester is from North Georgia, but you wouldn’t know it from his unabashedly anti-conservative humor. And like his tour mates, former Tennessean Drew Morgan is not above throwing fellow Southerners under the bus, to hilarious effect. Republicans: Unless you’re over Trump or a sucker for redneck jokes, opt for Terry Fator instead. August 10, 9 p.m., $32-$55. –Mike Prevatt
Travis Scott at Marquee Nightclub
Coming off an intense Lollapalooza opening-day set and the release of his third studio album, Astroworld, Scott returns to his Marquee residency Saturday night. Expect a sample of sounds from the new record, which features contributions from Frank Ocean, Drake, The Weeknd and more. August 11, 10:30 p.m., $30-$60. –Brock Radke
Ninth-Annual Strong Beer Fest
Too hot for strong beer? Never. Defy the elements by sampling powerful brews from Pizza Port, Uinta, Left Coast, Modern Times, Hoparazzi, Tenaya Creek and more. August 11, 3 p.m.; $15 glass/first pour; $5 subsequent pours; 2801 N. Tenaya Way. –Geoff Carter
Lemuria at Beauty Bar
Alex Kerns, drummer/vocalist for this Buffalo, New York-birthed indie rock outfit, now lives in Las Vegas. Listen to latest album Recreational Hate, then head Downtown to support a fellow local. With Katie Ellen, Dusk. 8 p.m., $15. –Spencer Patterson
Rocky Horror Live at House of Blues
Do the time warp again as square lovebirds Brad and Janet stumble upon the mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, in what should be a highly interactive rendition of the 1975 cult classic. August 12, 7 p.m., $15. –Leslie Ventura
UNLV Artemus Ham Hall at Kultura
The Leyte Kalipayan Dance Company, a troupe based in the Philippine island of Leyte, is sharing its talents with Vegas—alongside the KALAHI Phil Folkloric Ensemble—during a celebration of Filipino culture. August 12, 5 p.m., $30. –C. Moon Reed
Melvins at Bunkhouse Saloon
The stoner-rock heroes were set to play the Bunkhouse in 2015, before that venue briefly closed and the show moved to SLS’ Sayers Club. Catch longtimers Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover—plus bassists Steven McDonald and Jeff Pinkus—back where they belong, playing cuts from new LP Pinkus Abortion Technician and beyond. With We Are the Asteroid, Yen Yen, DJ Fish. August 14, 9 p.m., $20-$25. –Spencer Patterson
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