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
Car Seat Headrest, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at The Showbox. Known for his jagged DIY sound and mumble-genius vocal style, Seattle-based Car Seat Headrest comes for two nights to The Showbox in support of his third album, “Twin Fantasy.” The album is a re-recorded version of a 2011 release and underscores his skill for wry humor and cynicism in his lyrics, as well as his ear for quirky touches that have earned him an avid cult following. In his lyrics, he dares take on everything from the hackneyed to the mundane — teenage heartbreak, watching movies, taking drugs — making him the visionary songwriter he is, out ahead of the modern crop of lo-fi pop/rock artists.
Keith Carpenter & Lynne Givler, 7 p.m. Tuesday at North City Bistro. Keith Carpenter tours with his wife, Lynne Givler, in promotion of his first album of original material, “Simple Truth,” songwriting gold spun over a lifetime of sharing music with friends. Carpenter, who founded Woodstone Corp., a world-renowned pizza-oven manufacturer in Bellingham, and now runs Lummi Island Wild, a reefnet fishing co-op, is a songwriter who clarifies the heart and beauty in everyday life. What’s more, Carpenter enlists the help of some of the Pacific Northwest’s greatest musical talents like masterful accordionist David Lange, bluesy slide-guitar player Orville Johnson, and swing fiddler-producer extraordinaire Julian Smedley.