Live Tonight: Priscilla Ahn, Grant Lee Phillips

Singer/songwriter Priscilla Ahn lets her voice do the work. Over stripped-down acoustic tracks, ukuleles included, Ahn commands each one with her rich and syrupy vocal timbre. She’s not an eight-octave diva belting her heart out; instead she opts for a warm and comforting steady pace, perfect for melting her audience’s hearts into sticky goo. Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave. S., 722-3009, 8 p.m. $15 adv./$18 DOS. 21 and over. DH

From the ’90s to today—despite always being on the cusp of success—Grant Lee Phillips has continued to release album after album of gut-wrenching Americana. His baritone rumbles mournfully over rich acoustic-guitar tones; a distinctly American storyteller, he recounts tales of the country’s landscape and his own personal demons. With Howe Gelb. The Triple Door. 7:30 p.m. $17.50 adv./$20 DOS. All ages. DH

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