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
Trans-Siberian Orchestra, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at Tacoma Dome. These symphonic rockers are bringing back a new version of their iconic “Christmas Eve and Other Stories” tour. The promotional video for the tour, named after their 1996 debut album, promises “the power of rock combined with the majesty of classical.” The band is known for their “over the top” live performances complete with pyrotechnics, multiple stages, lights and lasers. For an unforgettable rocking holiday experience, be sure to catch this one.
Cautious Clay, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at The Showbox. This upcoming R&B artist is making a stop in Seattle for his “Context Tour.” Born Joshua Karpeh, Clay has yet to release a debut studio album but has already made a splash in the industry. His song “Cold War” was featured in the hit 2019 film “Booksmart.” The song was also sampled on Taylor Swift’s song “London Boy” featured on her 2019 album “Lover.” Additionally, Clay contributed a track, “Swim Home,” to the season-three soundtrack for Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why.” Not to mention, the song is one of two collaborations with John Mayer. If you’re into mellow R&B with dreamy vocals, you won’t want to miss the show.