Damien Jurado and Justin Timberlake play Seattle shows on Friday, January 17.

This Friday, Damien Jurado (at the Neptune Theatre) and Justin Timberlake (at KeyArena) play the two most noteworthy concerts of the night in Seattle.We thought we'd compare the artists in order to aid anyone with eclectic tastes who might be trying to decide concert to attend. Let's go to the tale of the tape...

Special Detail About Friday's Show

Timberlake: It's his first concert in the Seattle area since 2007
Jurado: It's the release show for his new album, Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son

Advantage - Push

Stage presence

Timberlake: Consummate showman who who can sing, dance, and play to an arena
Jurado: Quietly captivating, but he performs seated

Advantage - Timberlake


Timberlake: "I'm bringing sexy back"
Jurado: "You could mess up my life in a poem / Have me divorced by the time of the chorus / There's no need to change any sentence / When you always decide where I go next"

Advantage - Jurado

Number of Albums

Timberlake: 4
Juardo: 11

Advantage - Jurado

Number of Grammy Wins

Timberlake: 6
Juardo: 0

Advantage - Timberlake (Though this category, like the Grammys, is kinda silly)

Artists Influenced

Timberlake: Robin Thicke
Jurado: Most current singer-songwriters and indie rock bands that came up in Seattle (Death Cab for Cutie, the Head and the Heart, Father John Misty, etc.)

Advantage - Jurado

Ticket availbilty

Timberlake: Sold out
Jurado: Not sold out

Advantage - Jurado

~Final Total~

Timberlake: 2
Jurado: 4

Jurado eeks out the win. Really, you can't go wrong either way, but there are still tickets available for Jurado's concert...

Damien Jurado
Jan 17 at 9, Neptune Theatre, $15–$18

Justin Timberlake
Jan 17 at 8, KeyArena, sold out

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