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
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at The Showbox. The era of posse tracks and rap groups has largely passed, but legendary hip-hop outfit Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is still harmonizing on hooks and laying down verses like it’s 1995 — and it’s coming to Seattle for a night of melodic hip-hop. The group has splintered and reunited more than once since the turn of the century, but Bones, considered one of the greatest rap groups of all time, isn’t done just yet. The collective, which has a handful of recent features on other hip-hop tracks, has made nine studio albums as a complete unit, the latest being 2013’s “The Art of War: World War III.” Bones won its only Grammy in the late ’90s, but the golden era of hip-hop will be alive and well at The Showbox when the group comes to town.
Tove Lo, 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at Showbox SoDo. Stockholm’s Tove Lo sneaked onto the airwaves then proceeded to dominate them with her disarmingly honest, grunge-influenced brand of alt-pop, making her name as a songwriter before sleeper hit “Habits (Stay High)” gained traction online and earned the Swede a deal with Universal Music. The rerelease of the single exploded in 2014, going five-times platinum, peaking at No. 3 on the Billboard 100 and propelling her debut album, “Queen of the Clouds,” to platinum status. Tove Lo has co-written other pop smashes (like Lorde’s “Homemade Dynamite” and “Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding), showing her undeniable penchant for melancholic pop that nonetheless compels you to dance. Don’t miss this show at Showbox SoDo.