Summer arts preview: Pop music 

The summer is packed with pop stars, indie rockers, power-pop, emo, screamo and hip-hop grooves. It's also prime time for flashback tours featuring old-school stalwarts still in the spotlight. (Tickets are available at or (800) 745-3000 unless noted otherwise.)

Justin Timberlake

The unstoppable pop star, actor and "Saturday Night Live" regular visits the Bay Area again, promoting his two-part smooth-as-silk album "The 20/20 Experience." 8 p.m. Aug. 11, $63.25-$695. SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara Ave., San Jose

BottleRock Napa Valley

The genre-defying festival's all-star headliners include post-punk masters The Cure, De La Soul, Outkast, Weezer, TV On the Radio, LL Cool J, Matt and Kim, and Deerhunter. Eric Church, Thee Oh Sees, No Age, The Black Angels, Spin Doctors, Gin Blossoms and Camper Van Beethoven also appear. Noon to 10 p.m. Friday-Sunday, $149-$3,000. Napa Valley Expo, 575 Third St., Napa, (877) 435-9849,,

Meklit Hadero

The sultry local songstress headlines a "Grove on the Road" show, part of a concert and family event series presented by the Stern Grove Festival. Tumbledown House and We Became Owls also appear. Noon Sunday, free. Noe Valley Town Square, 24th and Sanchez streets, S.F.,

The Faint

The groundbreaking electro-punk noisemakers from Omaha are back with their first new album in seven years, the addictive, highly danceable "Doom Abuse." 8 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday, $25. Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F., (415) 771-1421,

Lady Gaga

The provocative pop diva -- who had a vomit artist perform with her at South by Southwest in Texas this year -- continues to indulge her penchant for outlandish costumes and sets on her latest tour, "artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball." 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, $46-$223.60. SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose


The alt-rock band, whose third studio album, "Native," debuted in fourth place on the Billboard 200 chart, plays two big Bay Area shows. $30-$121. 7 p.m. June 6, Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View; 7 p.m. June 7, Concord Pavilion, 2000 Kirker Pass Road, Concord, (800) 745-3000,

Matt Nathanson, Gavin DeGraw

San Francisco boy-next-door Nathanson is promoting his latest singer-songwriter album, "Last of the Great Pretenders." He co-headlines with folk singer DeGraw. Macklemore collaborator and singer-songwriter Mary Lambert opens. 7 p.m., $35.50-$75. Greek Theatre, 2001 Gayley Road, Berkeley

Vans Warped Tour

Born of Osiris, Breathe Carolina, Every Time I Die and Less Than Jake are among the dozens of bands playing the punk, emo and screamo music festival. 11 a.m. June 21, $23.50-$47.50. Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, (800) 745-3000,

Sarah McLachlan

The popular Canadian singer-songwriter's first album in four years, her first on Verve Records, is "Shine On," a work inspired by the death of her father. 8 p.m. June 28, $39.50-$115. Greek Theatre, 2001 Gayley Road, Berkeley, (510) 548-3010,

Rickie Lee Jones

The iconoclastic Grammy-winning R&B, pop, jazz and soul singer-songwriter -- whose last album, "The Devil You Know," re-imagines music by the Rolling Stones, Neil Young and others -- appears in a couple of intimate shows. 8 p.m. June 27-28, $46-$68. Yoshi's, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F., (415) 655-6500,

Robyn, Röyksopp

The Scandinavian doubleheader features spitting Swedish songstress Robyn, who also dishes out disco-tastic club burners like "Dancing on My Own," and Norwegian Röyksopp, known for breezy, boppy-electro pop, as exemplified by the hit single "Eple." 8 p.m. June 28, $45. Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St., S.F., (415) 624-8900,

Peter Murphy

The former Bauhaus frontman returns to the U.S. to promote his 10th solo studio album, "Lion." 8 p.m. July 1, $25. Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F., (888) 929-7849,


Ditching her Las Vegas show to hit the road, the 68-year-old superstar diva doesn't appear to be slowing down. She brings her "Dressed to Kill" tour to the Bay Area, with special guest Cyndi Lauper. 7:30 p.m. July 2, $35.50-$178.45. SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara Ave., San Jose

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Promoting his latest studio album, "Push the Sky Away," the acclaimed, enigmatic Australian singer-songwriter returns with his band after selling out a 2013 tour. Mark Lanegan of Screaming Trees and Queens of the Stone Age opens. 8 p.m. July 7-8, $49.50-$66. Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F., (888) 929-7849,

Word of Mouth Reunion Tour

Jurassic 5 headlines a power-packed lineup featuring Blackalicious, DJ Shadow, Dilated Peoples, Lyrics Born and Lateef the Truthspeaker. 7 p.m. July 11, $42.50. Greek Theatre, 2001 Gayley Road, Berkeley,

New Order

The seminal British post-punk band, which anchored the dreamy-synth sounds of the 1980s with hits like "Blue Monday," "Bizarre Love Triangle" and "Temptation," headlines a show with British electro-clash pop duo La Roux opening. 8 p.m. July 11, $55-$75. Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St., S.F.

Taj Mahal Trio, John Hiatt & the Combo

Mahal, a composer and multi-instrumentalist and one of the most influential blues and roots artists of the past half-century, appears on a bill with singer-songwriter Hiatt, whose style ranges from rock to roots to blues. 7:30 p.m. July 31, $39.50-$95. Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga

Beyoncé and Jay Z

The huge soul and hip-hop couple play two San Francisco shows on their "On The Run" tour. 8 p.m. Aug. 5-6, $40-$256. AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, S.F.

Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Kanye West, The Killers, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Arctic Monkeys headline The City's most popular, highest-profile festival -- a three-day extravaganza with dozens of acts of all genres. It's already sold out. Noon to midnight Aug. 8-10, $115-$595. Golden Gate Park, S.F.,

Paul McCartney

The most lovable Beatle plays a highly publicized "Farewell to Candlestick" concert, bidding goodbye to The City's one-of-a-kind ballpark and in memory of the Beatles' final live show at Candlestick on Aug. 29, 1966. 8 p.m. Aug. 14, $45-$245.50. Candlestick Park, 490 Jamestown Ave., S.F.,

Bruno Mars

Having just played Oracle Arena, the suave, studly popster, with James Brown moves, brings his "Moonshine Jungle Tour" back to the Bay Area. 8 p.m. Aug. 15, $41.50-$127.50. SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara Ave., San Jose

Fall Out Boy, Paramore

Paramore front-girl powerhouse Hayley Williams continues to reinvent herself, and the band was acclaimed for its 2013 self-titled album. Emo-act Fall Out Boy, praised for a return to form with 2013's "Save Rock and Roll," co-headlines, and high-strung, infectious Danish pop-punkers New Politics open. 7 p.m. Aug. 17, $36-$83.40. Concord Pavilion, 2000 Kirker Pass Road, Concord

Lionel Richie, CeeLo Green

The 1980s superstar plays songs from his Commodores days to the present on his "All the Hits All Night Long" tour. Atlanta musician CeeLo, who recently relinquished his coaching position on "The Voice," opens. 7:30 p.m. June 1, $43-$181. Concord Pavilion, 2000 Kirker Pass Road, Concord

Air Supply

Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock -- 1970s soft-rock hitmakers known for "All Out Of Love," "Lost in Love" and "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All" -- play the San Mateo County Fair, in a series that also includes Brian McKnight (June 10), War (June 12) and The Marshall Tucker Band (June 14). 7:30 p.m. June 8, free with $10 fair admission, $30 premium seating available. Concert Hall, San Mateo Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo,

Smokey Robinson, Patti Austin

The Motown smoothie performs hits at this year's Stern Grove opening show with R&B soulstress Patti Austin. Other Stern Grove acts this year include: Darlene Love and Monophonics (Aug. 10), Sergio Mendes and LoCura (Aug. 17) and The Zombies and Vetiver (Aug. 24). 2 p.m. June 22, free. Sigmund Stern Grove, Sloat Boulevard at 19th Avenue, S.F., (415) 252-6252,

Steve Winwood

Now in his fourth decade performing, the British musician began his career with the Spencer Davis Group before forming Traffic and collaborating with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker's Air Force. 7:30 p.m. June 25, $50-$100. Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga,; 8 p.m. June 26, Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland


The futuristic Ohio band, which lost lead guitarist Bob Casale in February and created a tour in his honor, plays songs from its earliest days in the late 1970s. 8 p.m. June 28, $45. Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland

Kiss, Def Leppard

The hair-metal doubleheader features the make-up friendly Kiss, which released its 20th studio album, "Monster" in 2012, and British glam-rockers Def Leppard. VIP and meet-and-greet ticketing packages are available. 7 p.m. July 2, $46.50-$595. Concord Pavilion, 2000 Kirker Pass Road, Concord

Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band

The jolly former Beatle performs with his All-Starr Band, which includes Gregg Rolie, Todd Rundgren and Gregg Bissonette, to sing hits from the archives of the Beatles, Santana, Toto and Mr. Mister. 8 p.m. July 13, $75.45-$150.85. City National Civic, 135 San Carlos St., San Jose

Alice Cooper, Mötley Crüe

Glam-gore-goth rocker Alice Cooper, who released the double disc "Brutally Live" in February, opens for big-hair rockers Mötley Crüe, which is calling the production its "Final Tour." 7 p.m. July 23, $25-$125. Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View,

Journey, Steve Miller Band

The classic-rock heavy hitters from the 1970s and '80s are joined by openers Tower of Power. $51.85-$254. 6:45 p.m. July 26. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View; 6:45 p.m. July 29, Concord Pavilion, Concord

Chicago, REO Speedwagon

For the first time, the two Illinois bands appear together on a co-headlining tour. 7:30 p.m. July 31, $29-$116.25. Concord Pavilion, 2000 Kirker Pass Road, Concord

Tony Bennett

The legendary singer of pop, standards and jazz who never seems to go out of style appears at Wente Vineyards' lovely outdoor setting, accompanied by fine wine and a gourmet meal for those who wish to indulge. 8:15 p.m. Aug. 6, $79 (concert only), $249 and up for food and wine. Wente Vineyards, 5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore,

Under the Sun Tour

Hot 1990s rockers Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Blues Traveler and Uncle Kracker are on the lineup. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11, $49.50-$89.50. Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga.

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