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
Mary Lambert, 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the Neptune Theatre. This Seattle native is hosting an album-release party for her upcoming second studio album, “Grief Creature.” Lambert found herself in the spotlight when she was the featured artist on the song “Same Love,” by fellow Seattleites Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. It was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2014 Grammys. Lambert is known for her honest, emotional songs and listeners can expect nothing different from her upcoming album, which she describes as a “break-up album to shame, an ode to mental illness, a love letter to hope.” If you want the chance to hear some new tunes from Lambert and aren’t afraid to shed a few tears at a concert, be sure to check this one out.
Jason Mraz, 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 9-10, at the Paramount Theatre. The “I’m Yours” singer is on the road with folk-rockers Raining Jane. According to Mraz’s Instagram, the show, titled “Ladies & Gentleman, An Evening with Jason Mraz & Raining Jane,” will feature “new interpretations of familiar favorites and generously awesome newness.” Mraz has released six studio albums and won two Grammy Awards in 2010 for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance (“Make It Mine”) and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals (“Lucky” ft. Colbie Caillat). If you enjoy lovely harmonies and soothing acoustic pop, this might be the show for you.