Each week, The Morning Show's DJ John Richards from KEXP 90.3 FM makes recommendations to help us sort through the many incredible options for live music in Seattle's music scene.

This is KEXP's list of the Music that Matters for the week of 5/15.


  • TUES 5/15 & WED 5/16 - Afghan Whigs - The Showbox - The Afghan Whigs released their eight studio album In Spades on Sub Pop records last year.
  • WED 5/16 & THUR 5/17 - Pokey LaFarge - The Tractor - His latest album Manic Revelations came out last year.
  • THUR 5/17 - La Luz - The Crocodile - These album release shows are for their new one Floating Features, which came out last week.
  • FRI 5/17 - La Luz - Vera Project - This band can play for both a bar crowd and an all ages show on the same tour.
  • FRI 5/17 - Paul Simon - Key Arena - Back in February, Simon announced he was retiring from live performance. This Homeward Bound Farewell Tour might be your last chance to see him in person.
  • MON 5/21 - Rogue Wave - The Crocodile - Rogue Wave's latest album Cover Me came out last year.


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