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
SYML, 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Neptune Theatre. SYML is the solo project of Brian Fennel, founding member of Seattle band Barcelona. This Issaquah-based alternative pop artist is finishing up the North American leg of his 2019 tour in what he calls “a region that has [his] heart.” Fennel’s song “Where’s My Love,” a track on his debut album, “SYML,” was featured on the former MTV drama “Teen Wolf” and in the trailer for the 2018 film “Adrift.” Those who enjoy mellow songs about “being a human” won’t want to miss this show.
Lee Fields & The Expressions, 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at Neumos. This funk/soul singer is stopping in Seattle for one of his last live shows of the year. Fields has made music since 1969 and is still going strong 50 years later. He has been collaborating with the band The Expressions since the early 2000s. Their latest release was this year’s “It Rains Love.” Fields’ music has been sampled by rappers J. Cole (“Ladies”) and Travis Scott (“Antidote”). Fans of soulful vocals reminiscent of James Brown will want to catch this show.