40 Best Los Angeles Concerts This February

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Bass Drum of Death 

Feb. 2 — Patti Smith — The Roxy
Don’t miss out on your chance to see the Godmother of Punk, Patti Smith, up close and personal in an intimate setting at The Roxy this month. Expect to hear everything from old-school classics to newer songs from her 2012 release Banga!
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Feb. 3 — Bass Drum of Death — The Echo
It doesn’t matter that it’s a school night, the Mississippi mad men known as Bass Drum of Death are ready to melt faces with new jams off their 2014 album release Rip This (Innovative Leisure). Kicking off this wild night of music are lo-fi surf punks Beach Party.
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Feb. 4 — Lettuce with Break Science — El Rey Theatre
Brooklyn based, hip-hop infused funk masters Lettuce are gearing up to put some funk in your trunk, Los Angeles! The band is currently on the road with their 2015, A Funk Odyssey Tour and we are stoked to get drunk on the funk and dance. Supporting act is hybrid electronic duo Break Science.
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Feb. 4 — Boolan — Los Globos
Watch out Los Angeles! Indie dream-pop outfit Boolan may be new to the scene, formed in 2014, but they will have you grooving to their charming sound in no time. The group has a 2 week residency at Los Globos this month and the first night kicks off with supporting acts Night Talks, Easy, and Alisal.
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Feb. 4 — Cage The Elephant — The Observatory
Kentucky rock band Cage the Elephant are making a much anticipated stop in Southern California this month with a headlining show at The Observatory. Come celebrate their recent nomination for the Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album for their third full-length album Melophobia!
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Feb. 5 — Dengue Fever — Echoplex
Cambodian influenced psychedelic-pop outfit Dengue Fever are expanding their sound with new songs off their fifth album, The Deepest Lake. Opening acts are Ethio Cali, Major Entertainer and Ghostcore. Prepare to trip out on this unique musical adventure!
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Feb. 5 — Ryn Weaver — House of Blues Sunset Strip
According to our 2015 musical forecast, Ryn Weaver is set to be one of the biggest breakout pop stars this year. Her single “OctaHate” off her debut EP Promises has been blowing up and we’re stoked for the release of her full-length debut later this year. Be sure to catch her live now before she goes on to festival gigs like Bonnaroo and Coachella later this year! Additional musical acts are Hoodie Allen, Shawn Mendes, MisterWives and Jacquie Lee.
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Feb. 6 — Hozier — Fonda Theatre
Bluesy, soulful Irish singer/songwriter Hozier impressed us with his recent single, “Take Me To Church,” which caught the ears of both indie music blogs and mainstream radio alike. Now he’s embarking on a major North American/U.K./European tour in support of his self-titled debut album. Don’t miss his special headlining show at the Fonda Theatre this month!
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Robert DeLong

Feb. 6 — Robert DeLong — Natural History Museum
Los Angeles’ very own gifted electronic rock n’ roller Robert DeLong is scheduled to headline the first night of the wildly popular First Fridays at the Natural History Museum. His new single, “Long Way Down,” off his forthcoming 2015 album is already making waves online and lucky attendees will likely get to hear some new jams live! Get there early to catch wildlife and science activism lectures as well as scope out opening performances from Tom Vek and Quitapenas.
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Feb. 6 — A-Trak — Echoplex
Converse Rubber Tracks is giving Los Angeles a killer dose of eclectic electronic music this month with a special show at The Echoplex, featuring performances from hip-hop electronic rockstar A-Trak, as well as supporting acts Com Truise and Body Language. A-Trak’s new single “Push” already has us dancing in our living rooms, now it’s time to take the party to the dance floor!
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Feb. 8 — Warpaint — The Roxy
After playing a sold-out show this past November for Red Bull’s #30DaysInLA, expect nothing short of a mind-blowing, all out indie-psych-dream jam from Los Angeles’ beloved Warpaint. The quartet are bringing a little east-side noise to the Sunset Strip this month with an intimate performance at The Roxy – get on it!
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Feb. 9 — Father John Misty — The Roxy
Father John Misty is touring this Winter in support of his new album I Love You, Honeybear, due out February 10th on Sub Pop. Earn some major bragging rights by catching him live and hearing the new songs first! Supporting act is Guy Blakeslee (of The Entrance Band).
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Feb. 10 — Ben Howard — Shrine Expo Hall
British folk-rock singer-songwriter Ben Howard knows how to make audiences swoon – so expect nothing short of a tear-jerking, heart-warming songs off his new album I Forget Where We Were. Opening the show with some sweet tunes of his own, off his new record Carry On, is special guest Willy Mason.
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Feb. 10 — Dead Prez — The Observatory
Hip-hop duo Dead Prez are scheduled to headline The Observatory this month where they’ll be playing their 2000 debut album “Let’s Get Free” in its entirety for $5 bucks. Skip the Starbucks this week and get some real bang for your buck with some dope politically conscious rap!
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Feb. 10 — Corners — Echoplex
Echo Park post-punks Corners just released their stunning full-length album Maxed Out On Distractions this past October on Lolipop Records. Be sure to catch them kick off their U.S. tour in support of the album, right here at home in Los Angeles! Local favorites Death Valley Girls, Adult Books and Girl Tears support.
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Feb. 12 — Babes in Toyland — The Roxy
Die-hard fans rejoice! All female punk trio Babes in Toyland have reunited after 18 years and are headlining The Roxy this month. Wax nostalgic with all the classics from their albums Spanking Machine (1990), Fontanelle (1992), and Nemesisters (1995). Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime show! Qui supports.
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Jessica Lea Mayfield 

Feb. 12 — Jessica Lea Mayfield — The Echo
All singer-songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield needs to put on a sparkling performance and capture an audience’s attention is a microphone and her guitar. Her music is both emotionally moving and catchy – a win win! Sing along with songs from her 2014 album Make My Head Sing. Opening acts are Big Harp and Mimicking Birds.
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Feb. 13 — The Avett Brothers — Long Beach Terrace
The Avett Brothers are currently touring in support of their eighth studio album titled Magpie and The Dandelion. The band, led by sibling duo Seth and Scott Avett, combines a variety of genres including folk, country, bluegrass, pop, and even punches of punk. Expect to rock out to the new songs live! Supporting act is Willie Watson.
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Feb. 13 — The Dodos — The Roxy
San Francisco indie rock duo The Dodos are touring North America in support of their high energy album, Individ, which just came out in January on Polyvinyl Records. Rock to the slick new jams live! Springtime Carnivore and William Alexander support.
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Feb. 13 — Trash Talk & Ratking — Constellation Room
Trash Talk have played with the likes of hardcore heavyweights The Dillinger Escape Plan and Suicidal Tendencies. Now it’s time for them to stir up some carnal mayhem all by themselves with a headlining show this month at the Constellation Room. Joining them on stage is Ratking, and Lee Bannon supports.
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Feb. 13 — Swami John Reis & The Blind Shake — The Satellite
If you want to feel the waves of rhythmic velocity, get soaked in reverb, and hear all that surf-rock truly has to offer, this is one show you won’t want to miss! The band consists of John Reis (Hot Snakes, Rocket From The Crypt, Drive Like Jehu, Night Marchers) on guitar and various stringed instruments backed by Minneapolis psych-punks The Blind Shake. The group is touring in support of their recent album, Modern Surf Classics. Opening acts are Mrs. Magician and Junk.
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Feb. 14 — Kinky — Echoplex
Fall in love with Kinky this Valentine’s Day! The Mexican electronic rock group Kinky are playing a select handful of shows in Southern California this February, including a much anticipted performance at The Echoplex. The band’s MTV Unplugged album is due out Feb. 10th on Nacional Records and now you can hear the magic live!
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The Growlers 

Feb. 14 — The Growlers — Hollywood Palladium
Costa Mesa beach goth heroes The Growlers are at it again, kicking ass with their serious psych-surf chops. The band is currently on a massive tour in support of their new album Chinese Fountain. Be sure to catch them live!
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Feb. 14 — Papa — The Roxy
Soulful indie rockers and L.A. natives Papa are presenting The Romantic Getaway Tour: An Evening of Music for Lovers and Loners at The Roxy this Valentine’s Day – hearts! Grab your honey or yourself and enjoy a blissful night of live music. Supporting acts are Harriet and Special Guests.
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Feb. 14 & 15 — SPARKS — The Theatre at Ace Hotel
Due to popular demand, sibling duo SPARKS are scheduled to play two back-to-back nights at The Theatre at Ace Hotel. They’ll be performing their 1974 album Kimono My House, accompanied by a 38 piece orchestra, conducted by Suzie Katayama. The performance will also include orchestral arrangements of songs from other albums across their long and varied career.
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Feb. 15 — DR. DOG with Hanni El Khatib — The Glass House
Treat yo’ self post-Valentine’s day to the sweet music of neo-psych, indie rock outfit Dr. Dog. and bluesy garage rocker Hanni El Khatib. Both artists are sporting new album releases – Dr. Dog’s Live at a Flaming Hotel and Hanni El Khatib’s Moonlight. Rock on because you deserve it!
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Feb. 18 — Scott H. Biram — The Echo
Scott H. Biram aka the Dirty Old One Man Band from Austin, Texas sings a mean rock n’ roll gospel, tossed about in the genre crossing musical mayhem of blues, country, punk, metal, and Americana. Don’t miss him live on tour in support of his new album Nothin’ But Blood. Opening act is Jesse Dayton.
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The Pharcyde 

Feb. 18 — The Pharcyde — The Observatory
Get ready for a heavy dose of old-school, classic alternative West Coast hip-hop because living legends The Pharcyde are scheduled to headline The Observatory this month. The group will be playing their 1992 debut album Bizzarre Ride II The Pharcyde. Get those hands up in the air!
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Feb. 19 — Warren G — The Observatory
Flashback to the Summer of 1994…rapper Warren G’s album Regulate…G Funk Era is making waves in the burgeoning West Coast hip-hop scene. Fast forward to 2015…don’t miss your rare opportunity to hear Warren G spit his classic, smooth flows live at this sure to be memorable performance!
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Feb. 20 — Cursive — Echoplex
Omaha emo-rockers Cursive are hitting the road in 2015, on the heels of the deluxe re-issue of their 2003 hit album, The Ugly Organ (Saddle Creek). Old-school and new fans alike will be pleased as the band is slated to play songs from across their seven studio album discography, including 2012’s I Am Gemini. A cellist will also be on tap to join in on songs from The Ugly Organ. Supporting acts are Beach Slang and Twinsmith.
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Feb. 21 — The Dickies with The Muffs — The Roxy
Gear up for a zany night of pure punk rock anarchy with old-school favorites The Dickies. Their four-decade long career of badass songs will provide the perfect soundtrack to your circle pit meanderings and joyous pogo dancing. Joining them are special guests The Muffs and opening acts Bad Samaritans and Tartar Control.
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Feb. 21 — Body Language — The Echo
Brooklyn’s Body Language are serving up booming electro bangers like their new single, “Really Love,” which you can catch live at their headlining show at The Echo this month. Bust out some moves in your bedroom, with the speakers turned up, then get your booty to the show for a sweat-soaked night of dancing. Opening act is Sego.
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Feb. 22 — Billy Idol — The Observatory
Rock n’ roll icon Billy Idol is bringing his new wave punk swagger to The Observatory this month. Touring in support of his 2014 album Kings and Queens of the Underground, expect to hear plenty of new tunes live and cross those fingers for classic hits like “White Wedding” and “To Be A Lover.”
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Feb. 21 & 22 — Air + Style — Rose Bowl Pasadena
Olympic snowboard champion Shaun White is holding a unique 2 day action sports competition and music festival at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Saturday’s lineup includes Kendrick Lamar, Diplo, Phantogram, The Black Lips, etc and Sunday’s lineup includes The Flaming Lips, Deap Valley, Surfer Blood and more. See professional skiers and snowboarders compete and kick ass bands perform. What more could you want?
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Feb. 26-28 — Caribou — Fonda Theatre
Electronic music producer Caribou (aka Dan Snaith) is touring in support of his new album Our Love, out now via Merge Records. Upping the ante with vocal samples, hip hop fusion and sick house grooves there is no doubt that Caribou’s new jams will fuel one epic dance party.
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Dan Deacon

Feb. 27 — Dan Deacon — Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
Symphonic electronic pop maestro Dan Deacon knows how to have fun and has been known to incite massive dance circles at his live shows. His new album Gliss Riffer is due out February 24 on Domino. Get your interpretive dance on to the new tunes live! Opening act is Deradoorian.
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Feb. 27 — Hannibal Buress with Eric Andre — Wiltern
Charismatic funnymen Eric Andre and Hannibal Buress are each solid comedians in their own right but when they get together, the laughs just keep coming. The duo have made waves on their Adult Swim sketch show, The Eric Andre Show, and we can’t wait to see what kind of funny trouble they stir up live. Opening this dope night of comedy and music are Thundercat, Open Mike Eagle and Tony Trimm.
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Feb. 28 — THEESatisfaction, Open Mike Eagle — Jewels Catch One
THEESatisfaction aka the duo of Stasia Irons and Catherine Harris-White, curate their own specialty brew of funk-psych feminista sci-fi jams, with hints of jazz, soul, and hip-hop. Their album EarthEE drops Feb. 24th on Sub Pop – trip out on the new songs! L.A. based alt rapper Open Mike Eagle co-headlines. Expect to hear unorthodox and extremely cool tracks off his 2014 album Dark Comedy. Erik Blood supports.
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Feb. 28 — The Garden — Jewels Catch One (downstairs)
Neo-punk twin sibling duo The Garden recently made our 21-And-Under: The Best Los Angeles Bands list and we’re hyped up for their headlining show this month at Jewels Catch One. Their second full-length LP is due out this Summer, a much anticipated follow-up to their debut The Life and Times of a Paperclip. Fingers crossed that lucky show-goers will get a glimpse of some new songs live. Opening acts are Geneva Jacuzzi and DINNER.
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