Sometimes we struggle to come up with a decent handful of great shows to highlight. This was not one of those weeks. From old favorites like The Cave Singers to relatively recent obsessions like the Other Lives to newly formed collaborations like Unlikely Friends, this week brings a variety of great live music options to town.
As always, keep on scrolling for this week’s recommendations and videos. Head over to our calendar for a look further down the line.
5/12 (Tuesday) Other Lives, Riothorse Royale @ Neumos – 8:00pm
With rich harmonies and dramatic crescendos, Other Lives bring their atmospheric and arresting melodies to Capitol Hill
5/14 (Thursday) Little Big Show #12: Cloud Nothings, Tacocat, Chastity Belt @ Neptune Theatre – 8:00pm
The fast-paced, pop-infused, lo-fi punk of Cloud Nothings joins up with a pair of surfy and witty, girl-fronted Seattle bands to play a benefit show (…you know, for kids)
5/15 (Friday) Early Show -> Colonies, Lemolo, Spirit Award @ Barboza – 7:00pm
Combining a compellingly weary ambiance with an early DCFC-inspired lyricism, Tacoma’s Colonies headline a show with some Seattle favorites
5/15 (Friday) The Cave Singers, Case Studies @ The Tractor Tavern – 9:00pm
Seattle’s favorite driving, rustic folk trio play a second night at the Tractor, this time with Jesse Lortz of the Dutchess & the Duke
5/16 (Saturday) Brite Lines, The Weather, Unlikely Friends @ Crocodile – 8:00pm
A great mixed bag of indie Americana, indie pop and quirky power pop from Seattle