OneRepublic now ranks among America's biggest bands.

The Colorado pop-rock act, led by singer-songwriter Ryan Tedder, just keeps cranking out smash singles and hit records. It's most recent album, "Native," has already produced three platinum-certified singles -- including the blockbuster "Counting Stars."

Not coincidentally, OneRepublic is now filling major venues across the country.

OneRepublic performs Friday at Shoreline Amphitheatre ($30-$81) and Saturday at Concord Pavilion ($24-$95). Show times are 7 p.m. The Script and American Authors are the openers. Visit www.livenation.com for more information.

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It's always interesting -- and frequently entertaining -- when Lady Gaga comes to town.

The vocalist specializes in flashy, big-budget productions that both impress and perplex -- often at the same time.

Her current road show is dubbed Lady Gaga's artRave: The ARTPOP Ball tour. The trek supports the dance-pop diva's third studio album, "ARTPOP," which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in November.

Gaga performs Tuesday at the SAP Center in San Jose.

Show time is 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $35-$200, www.ticketmaster.com.

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Ryan Tedder, of the musical group OneRepublic, performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Ryan Tedder, of the musical group OneRepublic, performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) (Chris Pizzello)