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.
This week’s highlights
The Aces, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the Crocodile. The Utah-based indie-pop band features sisters Cristal and Alisa Ramirez, and their friends Katie Henderson and McKenna Petty. Formerly the Blue Aces, the all-female band got together in 2008 and have been writing music and playing shows together since. Their debut album, “When My Heart Felt Volcanic,” came out in April 2018 and includes the danceable single “Stuck.”
Ella Mai, 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Showbox SoDo. The English R&B singer’s soulful voice and sultry songs will make for the perfect Valentine’s Day show. Mai’s song “Boo’d Up” was recently nominated for two Grammy Awards, including Best R&B Song and Song of the Year. Her debut tour began on Jan. 8 in Birmingham, United Kingdom, and will end on March 28 in San Antonio, Texas.