Almost every night of the week, Seattle’s stages offer a roster of regional indie-folk artists, do-it-yourself punk bands and homegrown comedians, as well as nationally touring pop stars. To that end, choosing something for your night out can be a daunting task. This weekly guide can help by filtering for recommended shows, select dates and your favorite genres. To further assist you in your musical journey, check out this playlist of songs by some of the artists coming to town this month. Be sure to come back every week for updates.
This week’s highlights
Benjamin Francis Leftwich, 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at Columbia City Theater. This English singer-songwriter is bringing his indie folk-acoustic music to Seattle for a stop on his North American tour in support of his latest release, “Gratitude.” Leftwich’s latest project is his third studio album and his first in three years. After finishing the North American leg in October, Leftwich will move on to the U.K. in February for more shows. Those who enjoy relaxed indie folk might want to check this one out.
Morrissey, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at WaMu Theater. The iconic singer, songwriter and former frontman of what many consider one of the most influential musical groups, The Smiths, is coming to Seattle as a part of his fall tour. Born Steven Patrick Morrisey, this rocker has released 12 studio albums as a solo act. His latest, “California Son,” was released in May. Fans of Morrisey and his notoriously dark and emotional lyrics won’t want to miss this one.