The Pack A.D. — Photo by Paul R. Giunta
February is creeping up on us. While most people gear up for Valentine’s Day during this month of commercial love, we gear up for a slew of unique Los Angeles shows. In order by earliest February dates, check out our list of 15 L.A. concerts you should attend this February.
1. Frankie Rose at the Echo: Feb. 2 — You’re probably familiar with Frankie Rose’s other bands; Dum Dum Girls, Crystal Stilts, and Vivian Girls — but do you know how awesome her solo project is? The gorgeous New York-based songbird dishes out some sexy indie pop that is both vibrant and ethereal. Not to mention, Dream Boys and Devon Williams are also on this bill making for a very cool line-up. Click here for info.
2. Kera and the Lesbians at the Echo: Every Monday in February — Playfully coining their music as “bipolar folk,” Kera and the Lesbians deliver a vibrant shot of old timey folk that sounds like it belongs on a summer porch overlooking a gorgeous meadow — or totally opposite — and in a steaming hot speakeasy with whiskey glazed floors and dancing bodies. Free every Monday this February, we highly recommend their kick-off night on Feb. 3 with Santoros, Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel and Crown Plaza. Click here for more info.
3. Action Bronson at Echoplex: Feb. 6 — From Flushing, Queens — Vice Records signed rapper, Action Bronson is making his way to Echo Park in support of his Blue Chips 2 Tour. Expect some hot hip hop madness as Action Bronson bring them beats and flows straight to your dome. Click here for more info.
4. The Pack A.D. at the Satellite: Feb. 7 — After blowing everyone away at Culture Collide, the Pack A.D. have scheduled another show at the Satellite. This female Canadian duo rocked so hard at TAIX lounge during Culture Collide that they had to cancel their remaining L.A. performances. We saw lead singer and guitarist, Becky Black take take quite the tumble after jumping on her drummer’s kit. With heavy bass lines, rolling drums, and babely rock-supreme vocals — the Pack A.D. are two badass babes that play straight up rock ‘n’ roll. Click here for more info.
5. Crystal Antlers, The Lovely Bad Things & De Lux at Bootleg Bar: Feb. 7 — What do you get when you mix two of Los Angeles’ finest punk bands with some newbie L.A. dance-punks? Well, you get this amazing line-up. All three bands thrash. If you want to experience a lively good time, get your tickets to this show. Click here for more info.
6. The Warlocks at Bootleg Theater: Feb. 8 — Before they head off on their European tour, the Warlocks will play their first L.A. show in six months at the Bootleg Theater in support of their new album, Skull Worship. Get ready to enter a space with plumes of fuzz, heavy distortion and a whole lot of experimental rock ‘n’ roll for your psychedelic soul. Click here for more info.
7. Failure at El Rey Theatre: Feb. 13 — After 15 years, Los Angeles alt rockers, Failure, have reunited. Post grunge, alt metal, art-rock — classify Failure as you wish, but one thing for sure is, these guys have always shredded some crazy guitar and sonic soundscapes. Click here for more info.
Spiritualized at Wiltern — Photo by Will Tee Yang for Grimy Goods
8. Spiritualized at Ace Hotel Los Angeles: Feb. 14 & 15 — The new Theatre at The Ace Hotel in Downtown L.A. couldn’t have selected a more perfect band for their Valentine’s Day grand opening. This special evening will feature Spiritualized performing their third studio album, Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space in all its entirety accompanied by full orchestra & choir. You will never have seen the 1997 release performed in such a grand way. Click here for more info.
9. Quilt at the Satellite: Feb. 15 — From Boston, the indie folk trio Quilt makes music that is simple and lovely. With melodies reminiscent of the flower-child days of the 70s, Quilt creates beautifully seamless orchestrations to go along with their perfect harmonies. Their new album, Held In Splendor arrives Jan. 28 via Mexican Summer. Click here for info.
10. Lucinda Williams at the Troubadour: Feb. 18 — The three-time Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter, Lucinda Williams, is touring in celebration of her 25th Anniversary reissue for her acclaimed self-titled 1988 album. This is going to be a very special and intimate evening full of heartfelt Americana by the iconic Williams. Click here for info.
11. Allen Stone at the Echo: Feb. 20 — Don’t let this white boy’s blonde locks, thick-framed glasses and 70s hippy vibes fool you. Once you peel Allen Stone’s outer layers, you will discover one shining gem of a soul and R&B singer. The 26-year-old singer-songwriter from Chewelah, Wa. has been compared to the likes of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and Donny Hathaway. Click here for more info.
12. Phantogram at Hollywood Palladium: Feb. 22 — From New York, the electronic shoegaze duo Phantogram, will deliver their sexy electro tunes to the Wiltern. The band are touring in support of their new album, Voices — which is set for release Feb. 18 via Republic Records. Click here for info.
13. Cibo Mato at El Rey Theatre: Feb. 24 — The ground-breaking and genre-bending Japanese duo, Cibo Matto, are back with a new album and a slew of tour dates! It’s been 15 years since Cibo Matto cut a new record. On Feb. 14th, Cibo Matto will release their new LP, Hotel Valentine via Chimera Music. Click here for more info.
14. Propagandhi at the Echoplex Feb. 24: — Early 90′s political punks, Propagandhi are back in Los Angeles and they’re ready to “clean everything”. We last caught Propagandi at the Glass House in 2009. The Canadian punk band are set to headline the Glass House in Pomona on Saturday, Feb. 23 and the Echoplex on Sunday, Feb. 24. Click here for more info.
15. Kaiser Chief at El Rey Theatre: Feb. 25 — The Kaiser Chiefs are back with a new album, and new tour dates. Touring in support of their fifth studio album —Education, Education, Education And War! — the band are heralding their new album as their second debut. Sometime ago back in the dawn of a new year, frontman Ricky Wilson said something about how “not many bands get the chance to make their first record for the second time.” The album will be released on March 31st. Click here for info.
Few more you might not wanna miss..
The Bots w/ Santoros – Bootleg Bar – Feb. 3
Lucius w/ You Won’t (You Won’t is awesome and rarely make it to LA) – Troubadour – Feb. 4
Desert Noises – Bootleg Bar – Feb. 13
Courtney Barnett – Bootleg Theater – Feb. 23