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 Posies, 6 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Triple Door. The Bellingham-bred, Seattle-rooted power pop band have played together since 1986. Led by songwriters Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow, the Posies have solidified themselves as one of the Pacific Northwest’s best pop groups in the past three decades with radio hits like “Golden Blunders” and “Dream All Day.” The Posies have been on both indie and mainstream labels, most notably an imprint of Geffen Records called DGC Records. They are currently signed to the British indie label Lojinx. Their run at the Triple Door will feature Auer and Stringfellow as a duo.
Infamous Stringdusters, 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, at The Showbox. A progressive bluegrass group based in Nashville, the Infamous Stringdusters have made their past ten years in the spotlight count after forming during their days at Berklee College of Music in Boston. The band signed to Sugar Hill Records in 2007, and the same year won Emerging Artist of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year at the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards Ceremony. From there, the group has continued to churn out popular country and bluegrass hits by staying true to their jam band roots and covering pop songs like the Police’s “Walking on The Moon.” They come to Seattle on the heels of their first Grammy win for their newest album, “The Laws of Gravity.”