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
Hozier, 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at WaMu Theater. The Irish singer-songwriter is coming to Seattle for a stop on his “Wasteland, Baby!” tour in support of his latest album of the same name. Hozier released “Wasteland, Baby!” in March, five years after his debut self-titled album. Both albums charted at No. 1 and 2 in the U.S., respectively. Born Andrew John Hozier-Byrne, the singer found a lot of success with his 2013 single “Take Me To Church.” The song peaked at No. 1 or 2 in several countries, was nominated for a Grammy and received multiple certifications. Fans of bluesy folk rock should be sure to catch the show.
Sara Bareilles, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at WaMu Theater. This singer-songwriter and actress is on tour for her “Amidst The Chaos” tour following the release of her sixth studio album of the same name. Bareilles has spent time on and off over the past three years performing as the main character in the musical “Waitress,” for which she also wrote the music and lyrics. The songstress has also played Mary Magdalene in NBC’s adaptation of “Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert” and Ariel in the 2016 Hollywood Bowl production of “The Little Mermaid.” Fans of the multitalented “Love Song” singer won’t want to miss out.
Clarification: This story has been updated to reflect Bareilles’ run as the main character in Waitress was not for three consecutive years, but at different times throughout those three years.