Ticketfly Tours: Your must-see spring/summer concerts

Cristina Peralta

May. 02, 2017

We’re in music festival limbo, that antsy period between Coachella and the Pitchfork Music Festival. But don’t fret—there’s plenty of awesome concerts to hold you over until then. We’ve rounded up some of the best concerts coming your way. Give our playlist a spin, then catch these bands at a ‘fly venue near you.

Black Lips

The Atlanta garage punks are back with an upcoming record produced by Sean Lennon, Satan’s Graffiti or God’s Art?. Due out on May 5, the first single “Can’t Hold On” gives us more of what we’ve come to love from the quintet—twangy guitars and primal screams—but with a sax. Not to be outdone by their own recordings, the Black Lips are known for their outrageous onstage antics. We’d advise not standing too close to the front. At the very least, bring an umbrella…

5.3: Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA

5.6: Black Cat – Washington, D.C.

5.10: The Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON

5.11: The Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON

5.12: El Club – Detroit, MI

5.17: Trees – Dallas, TX

5.23: Saturn – Birmingham, AL

6.15: Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT

6.18: Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ

6.21: Belly Up Tavern – Solano Beach, CA

6.23: The Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA

6.24: Pappy & Harriet’s – Pioneertown, CA


Tim Kasher

If you’ve listened to any indie rock in the last two decades, then Tim Kasher should need no introduction. Not only is he the frontman of beloved Omaha outfits Cursive and The Good Life (of Saddle Creek Records fame), but the singer-songwriter also has an accomplished solo career. His latest, No Resolution, dropped in March and takes a more cinematic approach with instrumental movements between cathartic songs. We’re excited to see what he does with it on stage.

5.2: The Chapel – San Francisco, CA

5.3: The Echo – Los Angeles, CA

5.4: The Casbah – San Diego, CA

5.5: The Bunkhouse – Las Vegas, NV

5.6: Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ

5.9: Double Wide – Dallas, TX

5.27: The High Watt – Nashville, TN

5.30: The Mothlight – Asheville, NC

5.31: DC9 Nightclub – Washington, DC

6.1: Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA

6.5: Buffalo’s Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY

6.6: Brillobox – Pittsburgh, PA

6.7: El Club – Detroit, MI

6.8: Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL


Devin the Dude

The Houston stoner is known for his spacey flow and humor. While he may have never cracked the mainstream, he’s remained a southern hip-hop icon for hits like “Doobie Ashtray” and “What a Job”—the latter featuring Snoop Dogg and OutKast’s Andre 3000. Prepare for a contact high.

5.5: Whirled Pies – Eugene, OR

5.9: The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA

5.10: The Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA

5.12: Club Red, East Theater – Mesa, AZ

5.18: Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX

5.19: The Korova – San Antonio, TX

5.20: Scout Bar – Houston, TX


Kiefer Sutherland

Even the writers of 24 couldn’t have come up with this plot twist. After decades of starring in classic films—Lost Boys, Young Guns, Flatliners!—actor Kiefer Sutherland makes a country album. He dropped his debut, Down a Hole, last year. It’s full of vivid, folky Americana, with songs like “Shirley Jean” about a death row prisoner awaiting execution. If his stage performance is anything like his screen roles, you’ll be in for quite a show.

5.3: The Roxy Theatre – West Hollywood, CA

5.9: Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT

5.10: Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO

5.13: 3TEN Austin City Limits Live – Austin, TX

5.17: Terminal West – Atlanta, GA

5.20: FUBAR – St. Louis, MO

5.25: The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY


Okilly Dokilly

We saved the best for last: a death metal band inspired by and dressed like The Simpsons’ Ned Flanders. Yes, that means green sweaters with pink polo collars folded over and songs quoting/screaming his famous lines, such as “You only live once. Ah hell, give me a white wine spritzer.” The live experience should be as ridiculous and amazing as it sounds, neighborinos.

5.4: El Corazon – Seattle WA

5.6: Dickens – Calgary, AB

5.7: International Beer Huas and Stage – Red Deer, AB

5.10: Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT

5.11: Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO

5.12: Hodi’s Half Note – Fort Collins, CO

5.13: Marquis Theater – Denver, CO

5.14: Aftershock – Merriam, KS

5.18: Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill – Dallas, TX

5.19: Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX

5.21: Southport Music Hall – New Orleans, LA

5.24: Exit/In – Nashville, TN

5.26: Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC

5.27: Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC

5.28: The Camel – Richmond, VA

5.30: Hard Rock Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA

5.31: Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD

6.1: Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA

6.6: Buzzbin Art & Music Shop – Canton, OH

6.10: Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO

7:7: Nerdstock – Montreal, QC Canada

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