Six Concerts You Don’t Want to Miss

Everything from the Head and the Heart to Robert Plant. And, of course, Paul Simon.

By Seattle Met Staff April 13, 2011

Paul Simon launches his 2011 spring tour in Seattle.

One week, six shows. Totally doable.

Raphael Saadiq, former producer for Joss Stone, the Roots, and John Legend, headlines with his retro soul sound—an unapologetic throwback to ’60s Motown—and a new album, Stone Rollin’ tonight (Apr 13) at Showbox at the Market.

Jazz for Japan converts soft grooves into disaster relief. Check out the Gail Pettis Quartet at Jazz Alley on Tuesday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 20; the $10 suggested cover goes to Red Cross.

Paul Simon kicks off his latest tour with songs from So Beautiful or So What—“the best work he’s done in 20 years," he says. He’s at the WaMu Theater Friday, April 15, and the much more intimate (and very sold out) Showbox at the Market on Sunday, April 17.

The Maldives show off their local alt-country cred at Neumos on Friday, April 15.

Seattle indie kids The Head and the Heart may have sold out two shows at the end of the month, but you can sneak a listen (for free) at Easy Street Records in Lower Queen Anne on Saturday, April 16. All ages; expect crowds.

Led Zepp legend Robert Plant tours with his newest group, the Band of Joy—and plays the Paramount on April 20. Of all dates.

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