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
Art Garfunkel, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at the Moore Theatre. The singer of Simon & Garfunkel fame has been touring the U.S. and Europe solo throughout this year and is making a stop in Seattle. During his time in Simon & Garfunkel, Garfunkel and musical partner Paul Simon released five studio albums and won nine Grammys, including Record of the Year for “Mrs. Robinson” and Album of the Year for “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” As a solo artist, Garfunkel has not released an album in more than 10 years, but this is sure to be an exciting opportunity for fans of the folk-rock musician.
Jorja Smith and Kali Uchis, 8 p.m. Monday, May 20, at WaMu Theater. These R&B powerhouses are co-headlining a tour sure to deliver lots of sultry sounds. The two singers have collaborated before on the song “Tyrant” and have each released one studio album so far. Both Smith and Uchis have worked with big names in hip-hop such as Drake and Tyler, The Creator respectively. This is the right show for anyone who appreciates strong female vocals and songs with a chill vibe.