NO PROBLEM FOR GRANDE
There’s no denying Ariana Grande has vocal chops—the comparisons to Whitney and Mariah have plenty of merit. Plus, she grew up a lot on My Everything, which spawned five hit singles. Grande plays Mandalay Bay Events Center on Aug. 29 ($40-$80).
GROOMS OF CRANKENSTEIN
After 30 years, Buzz Osborne and the Melvins know how to keep things fresh. Case in point: Hold It In, their 2014 collaboration with Butthole Surfers’ Paul Leary and J.D. Pinkus. The Melvins rock The Sayers Club on Aug. 29 ($22).
ON SALE NOW
My Morning Jacket released their seventh studio album, The Waterfall, in May. You can look forward to hearing sonically lush songs such as “Believe (Nobody Knows)” and “Like a River” when the band visits Brooklyn Bowl on Oct. 9-10 ($50), with guests Strand of Oaks.