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
Yola, 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at Neptune Theatre. This English singer-songwriter is making a stop in Seattle for her “Walk Through Fire” world tour. Yola, born Yolanda Quartey, has made a name for herself as an Americana soul artist with the success of her debut solo album, “Walk Through Fire.” The album, produced by Black Keys guitarist/vocalist Dan Auerbach, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Americana Album, and Yola herself was nominated for best new artist. Before her solo ventures, Yola was the lead singer of the English country and soul band Phantom Limb. Yola has collaborated with fellow Americana artist and local legend Brandi Carlile for a song with Carlile’s country supergroup The Highwomen. Round out your weekend with soaring vocals and beautiful stories from this rising star.
Tacocat, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Alma Mater in Tacoma. These Seattle-based pop-punk rockers are ending their winter tour back home. Tacocat formed in 2007 and have released four studio albums since. Their latest, “This Mess is a Place,” is their first release with Sub Pop. According to the band’s website, the album was inspired by the band “waking up the morning after the 2016 election and figuring out how to respond to a new reality where evil isn’t hiding under the surface at all — it’s front and center.” The band will be joined by fellow local pop-punk artist Lisa Prank. If you like colorful, hopeful music and palindromes, this might be the show for you.