This week, we have 19 new shows. Hot hip-hop from Cool Kids & Clipse. Hometown boy Nicholas Megalis returns as a hometown man, headlining House of Blues' Cambridge Room. Teen country sensation Katie Armiger. A boatload of Tennessee cats. And Yo La frickin’ Tango. —D.X. Ferris
The Cool Kids/Clipse: Wed., Aug. 26, 8:30 p.m., $21 ADV/$24 DOS/four-pack general admission tickets $63 (LiveNation.com). House of Blues.
Kaite Armiger: Two sets: noon and 6 p.m., free, Tue., Aug. 4. Great Lakes Mall.
Bell X1: Cambridge Room, Wed., Sept. 23, 9:30 p.m., $13.50 ADV/$15 DOS. House of Blues.
Blaxmyth/Wolfpac/Dead Celebrity Status/Bionic Jive/7th Layer: Ballroom, Sat., Aug. 15, 8 p.m., $15. Agora.
Candlebox: Thu., Sept. 3, 9 p.m., $20 ADV/$23 DOS/four-pack general admission tickets $60 (LiveNation.com). House of Blues.
Cryptkicker reunion/Scalera/Backward Seven/Product of Chaos: Ballroom, Sat., Aug. 15, 8 p.m., $12. Agora.
Cuda/Renko/Cuda Trio: Sun., Aug. 9, 7 p.m., $10. Nighttown.
The Foreign Exchange/the Return of L Maestro/Nappy Head All Stars/Snub Zero/DJ No One: Hosted by Lady Skills, Sun., Aug. 16, 9:30 p.m., $20 ADV/$25 DOS. Grog Shop.
The Get Up Kids/Kevin Devine/Life & Times: Fri., Oct. 23, 8 p.m., $20 ADV/$24 DOS/four-pack general admission tickets $60 (LiveNation.com). House of Blues.
Hanson/Hellogoodbye/Steel Train/Sherwood: Tue., Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m., $20 ADV/$24 DOS/four-pack general admission tickets $60 (LiveNation.com). House of Blues.
KMFDM/Angel Spit: Wed., Sept. 30, 8 p.m., $20 ADV/$24 DOS/four-pack general admission tickets $60 (LiveNation.com). House of Blues.
Th' Legendary Shack Shakers/Bobby BAre Jr.: Sat., Oct. 10, 8 p.m., $10 ADV/$12 DOS. Grog Shop.
Nicholas Megalis/Zen Everything/American War: Cambridge Room, Thu., Aug. 27, 9:30 p.m., $5 ADV/$15 DOS/four-pack general admission tickets $15 (LiveNation.com). House of Blues.
Joshua Radin/Gary Jules/Amber Rubarth: Ballroom, 7:30 p.m., $15 ADV/$17 DOS, Sat., Sept. 19. Beachland.
Rick Stone Trio: Sun., Aug. 23, 7 p.m., $10. Nighttown.
Satisfaction (Rolling Stones tribute): Sat., Sept. 5, 9 p.m., $10 ADV/$12 DOS/four-pack general admission tickets $30 (LiveNation.com). House of Blues.
Skillet/Hawk Nelson/Decyfer Down: Theater. 7 p.m., $25 GA/$45 VIP includes early entry, meet-and-greet, and preferred seating, Sat., Dec. 5. Agora.
Ten Out of Tenn, with Madi Diaz, Kyle Andrews, Andrew Belle, Joy Williams, Ashley Munroe, Mikky Ekko, Sarah Suskind, Trent Dabbs, and KS Rhoads: Fri., Oct. 2, 6 p.m., $10 ADV/$12 DOS. Grog Shop.
Yo La Tengo: Ballroom, Mon., Oct. 5, 8 p.m., $20. Beachland.
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