Snoop Dogg (May 12). Greet the heat by sipping on some gin and juice with your toes in the sand at this installment of Nirvana Pool’s Soundwave music series. $45, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
The Jesus and Mary Chain (June 16). These legendary British shoegazers formed in the ’80s, broke up in the ’90s and reunited in 2007. See ’em before they do anything rash to mark the new decade. House of Blues, 9 p.m.
Chris Botti (July 6). To keep your brain from atrophying this summer, soak up the smart sounds of the Grammy-nominated jazz trumpeter. He is promoting Impressions, a new album of instrumental intelligence. The Smith Center, 8:30 p.m.
The Fray and Kelly Clarkson (July 27). Get “stronger” with a night of American Idol-ing and pop rocking at this radio-friendly double bill. The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan, 9 p.m.
The Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & The Monsters and Cracker (July 28). If you believe the Mayans, 2012 is the last summer before the end of the world. The Last Summer on Earth Tour is a good way to go out, with this collection of fun-loving alternative rockers. $36.50 and up, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Seal with Macy Gray (Aug. 4). Enjoy two Grammy-winning R&B singer/songwriters for the price of one. Gray has a new album of covers, and Seal’s latest album reprises classic soul songs. So you’ll be getting another two for one: the past with the present. The Pearl at the Palms.
Dee Snider (Sept. 1). Bid adieu to summer with a free concert by the former Twisted Sister frontman. Nothing heralds the season’s change like a little glam metal escapism. Fremont Street Experience.