The May concert lineup is reminding us that people actually do come to Seattle. If you’ve been waiting to see some live shows, May just might be the month to do so. From small artists to contemporary pop stars, legends, and more, Seattle is set to have a great May. Here are 7 of the best concerts coming to Seattle this May!

Caroline Polachek

Polachek is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, and producer known for her genre-bending approach to music. With her angelic voice and innovative production techniques, she creates ethereal and emotive pop that defies easy categorization. It’s a must-see concert in our books.

When: May 4th & 5th
Where: 1700 1st Ave S
Cost: $71+

Death Grips

Death Grips is a boundary-pushing experimental hip-hop trio consisting of MC Ride, Zach Hill, and Andy Morin. They’re known for combining aggressive rap vocals, electronic production, and punk-inspired instrumentation to create an intense and visceral sonic experience. In order to have that sonic experience you’ll need to pay resale prices.

When: May 6th
Where: 1700 1st Ave S
Cost: $159+

Molchat Doma

Molchat Doma is a Belarusian post-punk band that has gained a global following partially thanks to TikTok and also due to the band’s moody and atmospheric sound. With a distinctive mix of driving basslines, icy synths, and brooding vocals, Molchat Doma creates music that evokes a sense of nostalgia and longing while also feeling unmistakably modern.

When: May 12th
Where: 1700 1st Ave S
Cost: $46+

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Bonnie “Prince” Billy

Bonnie “Prince” Billy aka Will Oldham has a career spanning over two decades. He’s established himself as a master of alt-country, folk, and Americana music. His music often deals with themes of love, loss, and spirituality, delivered with a distinctive voice and an intimate, stripped-down sound.

When: May 13th
Where: 1303 NE 45th St
Cost: $35+

Gary Numan

Numan is an English singer, songwriter, and pioneer of electronic music. His unique blend of synthpop and new wave, characterized by haunting melodies, futuristic soundscapes, and his signature icy vocals, has made him an icon of the genre. With a career spanning over four decades, Numan has influenced countless artists and left an indelible mark on the musical landscape.

When: May 15th
Where: 1932 2nd Ave
Cost: $36.50+

Tim Hecker

Hecker is a Canadian electronic musician and composer known for his experimental and atmospheric soundscapes. He creates music that is both meditative and disorienting, exploring the limits of perception and pushing the boundaries of electronic music. His music has been described as otherworldly and transcendent, making him a leading figure in the ambient and experimental music scene.

When: May 18th
Where: 925 E Pike St
Cost: $50+

Yves Tumor

Yves Tumor is known for their genre-defying approach to music. Their sound draws on a diverse range of influences, including noise rock, R&B, and ambient music, resulting in music that is both challenging and deeply emotional. This is another must-see concert in our books.

When: May 20th
Where: 1700 1st Ave S
Cost: $64+

Enjoy, Seattle!