Seattle is a music city. On any given night, there are dozens of events worth attending. To that end, it can be a daunting task to find the show that’s worth the trek. This weekly guide can help you filter by recommended shows, your favorite genres and the days you have free, so you can see what’s happening when.
This week’s highlights
Neko Case, 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, at Paramount Theatre. The musician, raised in Tacoma, is best known for her time in the popular Canadian rock band The New Pornographers, as well as for her solo career. A prolific and versatile songwriter with a poetic touch, Case’s music is the sum of folk, rock, pop and country influences. Her newest album, “Hell-On,” came out in June and is her most exploratory and collaborative work to date. It features work with her band mates from The New Pornographers, supergroup case/lang/veirs and Seattle-born alt-rock legend Mark Lanegan.
Whitney Mongé and Naomi Wachira, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at Jazz Alley. These are two local singer-songwriters: Mongé, who honed her craft as a street performer at Pike Place Market, and Wachira, a songwriter with roots in African and American folk music. This show marks a new release for Mongé, an EP titled “Carry On,” characterized by her intoxicatingly gritty and bluesy vocals punctuated with high energy guitar. From Wachira, expect a more world-influenced twist to her similarly deep songwriting, in which she plays with reggae offbeats, African percussion, and lyrics that greet life’s questions with humanity and joy.