Updated Friday, November 23, 2012 at 01:10 PM
Brandi Carlile with Seattle Symphony. Seattle's favorite pop-country belter, whose most recent release, "Bear Creek," is a jewel, teams up with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra for three nights. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. Nov. 23. 8 p.m. All ages. www.seattlesymphony.org.
Seattle International Comedy Competition Finals. This competition weeds down 33 hopeful funnymakers to one king or queen of comedy over 25 days. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland. Nov. 23. 7:30 p.m. All ages. www.kpcenter.org/performances/seattle-international-comedy-competition-finals.
Taj Mahal. The froggy-voiced blues man draws not just from the Delta and the Piedmont, but from the whole expanse of the African diaspora from North to South America. Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle. Nov. 24. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. All ages. www.jazzalley.com.
Reignwolf. The blues-rock guitar crusher from Saskatoon, Canada, burst on the scene at Sasquatch and his reputation has continued to grow. Neptune Theatre, 1303 N.E. 45th St., Seattle. Nov. 24. 9 p.m. All ages. stgpresents.org.
World Party with Martin Harley. British pop, with a smart, funny twist. The Triple Door, 216 Union St., Seattle. Nov. 25. 7:30.p.m. All ages. www.thetripledoor.net.
The Tallboys. One of Seattle's best, weekly urban square dances. Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle. Nov. 26. 7:30 p.m. tractortavern.com.
Glen Campbell. Country music artist Glen Campbell brings his Goodbye Tour to Seattle, performing his final album, "Ghost on the Canvas," Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. Nov. 27. 7:30 p.m. All ages. stgpresents.org.
Jonathan Richman. In the '70s, his band Modern Lovers helped take American rock music in a new punk direction. He's a solo act now, with a poet's lyrical skills and a buttery low-tenor voice. Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle. Nov. 28. 8 p.m. Ages 21+. tractortavern.com.White Lung. Led by magnetic frontwoman Mish Way, White Lung is a major player in Vancouver's current punk zeitgeist. Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., Seattle. Nov. 29. 8 p.m. Ages 21+. www.strangertickets.com.