44 Best Los Angeles Concerts This February: Black Sabbath, Metric, Wet and more

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra

The concert season is booming this February with plenty of concerts to attend and great artists old and new alike to fall in love with. Wanna get into a heavy dance groove this Valentine’s Day with your loved one? Check out a great double bill such as the dirty reggae and Latin soul of The Aggrolites/Boogaloo Assassins or the dance hall bangers of Barrington Levy/Yellowman. Feel like something more fierce? Smash it up with political punks Reagan Youth or head bang to the post hardcore sounds of Drive Like Jehu. Need to inject sick beats n’ rhymes in your life? Re-live the golden era of hip-hop with comebacks from Naughty By Nature and Jeru the Damaja. Whatever your musical fancy is, you can easily treat yoself to it this month. Read on music lovers!

February 3 — Unknown Mortal Orchestra at Fonda Theatre
Portland, Oregon’s Unknown Mortal Orchestra are back on the road, touring in support of their infectious new album, Multi-Love which dropped this past Spring via Jagjaguwar. Last time we caught them live at FYF they gave fans an energy infused set and we expect more of that when they headline the Fonda this month. Supporting act is Lower Dens.
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February 4 — The Soft White Sixties at The Hi Hat
Ready for a maximum dose of rock n’ roll? Then look no further! We recently featured The Soft White Sixties in our 2016 Forecast: 10 Los Angeles Acts To Watch – They’re On The Rise! because SWS are dishing out some supremely badass bluesy, funky rock that reminds us of early Black Keys. Warbly Jets and Aleyska support.
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February 4 — Godspeed You! Black Emperor at The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian
Montreal post rock group Godspeed You! Black Emperor are back on top with their fifth and newest release Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress, which may be their best, focused album to date. Hear their ferocious jams live! Xylouris White opens.
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February 5 — Jessica Lea Mayfield at Bootleg Theater
Singer-songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield will be headlining the Bootleg Theater this month, wooing fans with her heartfelt but rockin’ new tunes off her heaviest album so far, Make My Head Sing. Don’t miss this stop on her solo Winter West Coast tour. Jonny Fritz supports.
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February 5 — First Fridays @ Natural History Museum with The Hood Internet, Boulevards and Mark Redito FKA Spazzkid
First Fridays at the Natural History Museum this month not only features features cool performances from The Hood Internet, Boulevards and Mark Redito fka Spazzkid but also fascinating science tours and lectures such as the “Stranger Than Fiction” Tour with Lisa Gonzalez, Assistant Collections Manager of Entomology and a panel discussion on the practical body mechanics of hybrid superheroes like Ant Man and Spider Man. Geek out to your heart’s content!
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Mystic Braves

February 6 — Lolipop Your Heart Out at Teragram Ballroom
Lolipop Records is throwing an awesome shindig with some of their top notch artists and your invited! Lineup includes Mystic Braves, Corners, Part Time, Peach Kelli Pop, Psychomagic, Billy Changer, The Creation Factory, Samiras Infinite Summer, and Beach Bums.
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February 6 — Waters at The Troubadour
Waters know how to turn it up loud! We were fully enjoying their heavy rock vibes, humble attitude and high energy last time we caught them live. Now lucky concert-goers can jam out to songs off their new album What’s Real. Los Angeles indie rock outfit Max and the Moon support.
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February 9 & 10 — G-EAZY at Shrine Expo Hall
Acclaimed rapper G-EAZY’s When It’s Dark Out Tour, will be rolling through Los Angeles this month, in support of his fourth album of the same name. Hear fresh tracks such as “Me, Myself and I,” and “Random,” just to name a few. Opening acts A$AP Ferg, Marc E Bassy, Nef the Pharoah and Marty Grimes kick things off, so get there early!
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February 9 & 10 — Fleetwood Mac Fest at Fonda Theatre
Old school rockers Fleetwood Mac are forever cemented in rock n’ roll history and now you can celebrate their glorious hits with other like-minded fans at Fleetwood Mac Fest! In addition to paying homage Fleetwood Mac this show will benefit The Sweet Relief and The Sweet Stuff, two organizations that aid musicians and their families during periods of illness and disability. Come on out and support great music and a great cause! Lineup includes: The Cabin Down Below Band, Mark Ronson, Alison Mosshart, Perry & Etty Farrell, Joanna Newsom, Cold Ward Kids, KT Tunstall, Dhani Harrison, PHASES, Will Forte, Ruby Amanfu, Sarah Silverman, Karen Elson, Butch Walker, Doyle Bramhall II, Jess Wolfe & Holly Laessig (of Lucius), Jessie Baylim, The Pierces, Jamestown Revival, Danny Masterson, Bijou Phillips, Elvis Perkins, Emily Armstrong (of Dead Sara), Adam Busch, Jack Dishel, Mereki and more surprise guests!
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February 9 — Penguin Prison at El Rey Theatre
Dancing fanatics take note! Electro-pop project Penguin Prison (aka NY singer/musician/producer/remix artist Chris Glover) is taking over the El Rey dance floor for a night of non-stop action. Get down to fiery singles such as “Calling Out” and “Show Me The Way” from his latest musical masterpiece Lost In New York. Party Nails and Teenage Mystics support.
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February 9 — Andrew Bird at Teragram Ballroom
Composer, multi-instrumentalist (violin, mandolin, guitar, etc) and one man band extraordinaire Andrew Bird is playing a special one night only performance at Teragram Ballroom, with a portion of ticket sales directly benefiting education initiatives at The Grammy Museum. Support good music and a good cause!
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Albert Hammond Jr.

February 10 — Albert Hammond Jr. at The Roxy
Whether or not you’re a fan of The Strokes you won’t want to miss out on seeing Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr.’s latest solo work Momentary Masters, which features stirring song such as “Losing Touch,” and “Caught By My Shadow,” among others. Nico Yaryan opens.
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February 10 — DTCV (Detective) at The Lost Room
DTCV (Detective) is the dynamic duo composed of James Greer and Lola G. The duo is touring throughout 2016 in support of their new album Confusion Moderne, which was written entirely in French (Lola’s native tongue) and recorded by local psych hero Joel Jerome. The album is due out later this year via Lolipop Records and Xemu but you can hear it first. The Roaring 420s open.
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February 11 — Hiatus Kaiyote at El Rey Theatre
Last year we were blown away by Australia’s female fronted future-soul quartet Hiatus Kaiyote’s incredibly talented and touching performance, which featured an array of tender and wild tunes off their newest album Choose Your Weapon. Experience their self-dubbed, multi-dimensional, polyrhythmic gangster sound for yourself. You won’t be disappointed!
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February 11 — Naughty By Nature at The Regent
Hip-hop party anthem royalty Naughty By Nature (Vin Rock, Treach and DJ Kay Gee) are bringing their 25th Anniversary Kick Off Tour to Los Angeles. From their old school hits like “Hip Hop Hooray” to their latest album, Anthem Inc., their track record of getting fans hyped up and shaking their booties to infectious beats and flows is unmatched. Bellflower’s up and coming hip hop emcee A-F-R-O (All Flows Reach Out) opens so get there early!
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February 11 — Jeru the Damaja at Los Globos
Brooklyn rapper Jeru the Damaja is best known for his 1994 quintessential hip-hop album The Sun Rises in the East, which features monster tracks such as “Come Clean,” and “Jungle Music.” See this golden era of hip-hop legend up close and personal! This show will be hosted by Cousin Feo (Ziplock Music) and Toprank (OG Huskey Radio).
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February 11 — Black Sabbath at The Forum
Old school metal/heavy rock icons Black Sabbath, fronted by the one and only Ozzy Osbourne, need no introduction. Black Sabbath are embarking on their bittersweet farewell tour, dubbed “The End.” Don’t miss your chance to see them live before they call it quits.
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Built to Spill

February 11 – 13 — Built To Spill at Echoplex
Boise indie rockers Built to Spill are blazing through The Echoplex with three back to back dates of musical mayhem awaiting BTS fans. Hear badass songs such as “Living Zoo” and “Never Be The Same” off their new album Untethered Moon. Time to shred! The Hand and Iceberg Ferg open.
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February 11 & 12 — Super Furry Animals at The Roxy
Experimental electronic, psych-rock, and-then-some outfit Super Furry Animals hail from Cariff, Wales but now U.S. fans rejoice because the band is coming stateside with a handful of West Coast dates, including a much anticipated stop in Los Angeles.Whether they’re singing in Welsh or English it’s always a great experience. Hear all the classic SFA tunes live! Supporting act is Dead Meadow.
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February 12 — Sharkmuffin at The Lost Room
Grimy Goods have been fans of Brooklyn punk band Sharkmuffin for some time now and we were absolutely stoked we heard their new and highly recommended album Chartreuse. We welcome them back to Los Angeles with open arms and ears! Glam Skanks, Girl Tears and Ramonda Hammer get the pogo party started.
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February 12 — Nikka Costa & Strings at Largo
Powerhouse vocalist Nikka Costa is infamous for her spine-tingling live performances and musical upbringing (her father Don Costa is an acclaimed producer/arranger and her godfather Frank Sinatra). Be sure to catch her intimate set at Largo with string quartet accompaniment.
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Cassandra Violet

February 13 — Cassandra Violet at The Lost Room
School teacher by day and coaxing songstress by night, Cassandra Violet is one of our favorite local artists. Last time we saw her perform she mesmerized the crowd with stunning vocals, funky loops and plenty of sass. Come celebrate the release of her second EP, Body & Mind, which features the powerful single “Lady.” James the Human, Bellorage, and Zoe Rose Palladino support.
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February 13 — Mrs. Magician at the Hi Hat
San Diego’s fuzz and reverb enthusiasts Mrs. Magician will be sharing jams off their debut album Strange Heaven, recorded and produced by John Reis (of Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes). Dead Heavens co-headline this special performance an Frankie and the Witch Fingers open.
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February 14 — Barrington Levy and Yellowman at Club Nokia
If you’re still trying to figure out how to spend this Valentine’s Day consider getting down to the sweet reggae and dance hall sounds of Grammy nominated artist and Kingston, Jamaica’s very own Barrington Levy as well as fellow dance hall icon Yellowman. This is a V-Day double header that you and your loved one won’t want to miss!
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February 14 — The Wild Reeds at The Echo
Folk, country rock n’ roll trio The Wild Reeds have played large festivals such as Way Over Yonder and The Bluegrass Situation but now’s your chance to indulge in their harmony fueled sound in a more intimate setting.Opening acts are Cigarette Babies and Tall Tales and The Silver Lining.
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Boogaloo Assassins

February 14 — The Aggrolites, Boogaloo Assassins at The Regent
If you want to get diggity down on the dance floor this Valentine’s Day be sure to catch dirty reggae masters The Aggrolites and Latin soul all stars Boogaloo Assassins kicking up a dance storm at The Regent. We’ve seen them spark up explosive grooves before so we highly suggest you get out and put on your dancing shoes! DJ Sloe Poke gets the party moving.
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February 16 — Wet at The Echo
Experimental pop trio Wet just released their debut album Don’t You which features eleven gut-wrenching tracks that express, explore and reflect the romantic heartbreak and experience that vocalist Kelly Zutrau went through. While she may have gotten her heart broken it sure made for some fantastic music. Opening act is Kelsey Lu.
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February 17 — Emily Wells at El Rey Theatre
When we saw Emily Wells perform it was the loveliest of musical experiences and there was no doubt that the classical meets modern, multi-instrumentalist has some serious chops and a captivating voice that stole our hearts. We are stoked to hear songs from her new full length Promise, out now via her label Thesis & Instinct. We welcome her back to LA with open arms.
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February 17 — Radiation City at The Echo
Portland’s retro-futuristic, dream pop music collective Radiation City is headed to Los Angeles for a must-see show. Their new album Synesthetica drops February 12th via Polyvinyl Records and lucky concert-goers can hear it first. Deep Sea Diver supports.
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February 17 & 18 — She Wants Revenge at Fonda Theatre
The SFV duo She Wants Revenge (aka Justin Warfield and Adam Bravin) are ready to rock and recently released killer new track “Never,” to much fan praise. Hear it live along with old school hits as the band gears up for their 10th Anniversary shows at the Fonda Theatre this month.
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Seth Bogart

February 19 — The Seth Bogart Show at The Echo
Former frontman of Hunx and His Punx and Gravy Train, Seth Bogart, is proud to announce that he’ll be releasing his official self-titled debut album on Burger Records and you can join in all the celebratory fun at double record release party with Geneva Jacuzzi at The Echo this month. The new album features the catchy single “Eating Makeup” and various guest appearances by the likes of Kathleen Hanna, Clementine Creevy (Cherry Glazerr) and more! Chela and Cold Beat round out this badass bill.
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February 20 — Air & Style at Exposition Park
Olympic gold medalist and professional snowboarder/skateboarder Shaun White is bringing his Air & Style festival back to Los Angeles for its second year. A&S features snowboarding competitions, fashion, art and technology exhibits as well as killer musical performances. This year’s lineup boasts J. Cole, Incubus, Rudimental, Kaskade, Haim, Big Grams, All Time Low, Action Bronson, A-Trak, Gramatik, Netsky, A$AP Ferg, Danny Brown, Flatbush Zombies, Travis Barker (DJ & Drum Set), The Struts, Migos, Allie X, Kaneholler, Bas, Coz and Omen.
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February 20 — iHeart80’s Party at The Forum
If you love ’80s music this is a concert not to miss! The iHeart80s Party will feature performances by some of the greatest and beloved artists of that epic and influential era in music including Culture Club, Billy Idol, Missing Person, Rick Springfield, Loverboy and Tears for Fears.
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February 21 — Ringo Deathstarr at The Echo
Part Time Punks is presenting a great night of shoegaze and post-punk music including a headlining set by Austin rockers Ringo Deathstarr. The band will be celebrating the release of their incredible new album Pure Mood which features standout tracks such as “Guilt” and “Heavy Metal Suicide.” The night kicks off with performances by Expert Alterations and Future Death.
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February 21-23 — DIIV at The Echo
End of last year we were digging hard on DIIV’s new single “Under The Sun” off his sophomore album Is The Is Are, which drops Feb. 5th via Captured Tracks. The new album covers a wide range of topics from drugs and addiction, to DIIV frontman Cole Smith’s experience falling in love (with his girlfriend Sky Ferreira).
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Neon Indian

February 24 — Neon Indian at Fonda Theatre
Neon Indian’s third full length LP VEGA INTL. Night School was a total delight and what we at Grimy Goods described as a delicious disco odyssey. Get a taste of it live and let’s just say it’s bound to be wild n’ sweaty night on the Fonda Theatre dance floor. Palmbomen II and Charles open.
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February 24 — Cœur de Pirate at El Rey Theatre
Montreal indie pop songstress Couer de Pirate aka Béatrice Martin has already topped the music charts in Canada and Europe and is ready to show the U.S. what she’s all about with her new album Roses which features stunning tunes such as “Undone” and “Carry On.” Her amazing stage presence will also surely capture Los Angeles’ attention. Don’t miss out on this hot show!
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February 25 — Diane Coffee at The Echo
Diane Coffee is the psychedelic meets Motown side project of Shaun Fleming, drummer of Foxygen. Hear fresh standout tracks such as “Spring Breathes” and “GovT” off his latest release Everybody’s A Good Dog. Los Angeles Police Department and Infantree support.
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February 25 — Reagan Youth at Alex’s Bar
Old school, East Coast bred hardcore political punks Reagan Youth have been influential to younger generations of punk rockers since their inception in the ’80s. Now they are gearing up to bring their piece of the punk rock revolution to Alex’s Bar in Long Beach this month. Strap on your boots and jump into the pit! Agression and Rhino 39 open.
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February 26 — Metric at Hollywood Palladium
Canadian indie synth-pop band Metric, led by the mesmerizing front woman Emily Haines, delivered one of the top performances at last year’s Life Is Beautiful Festival. We expect nothing short of amazing when they take over the Hollywood Palladium this time around. Dance the night away to songs off their new album Pagans In Vegas. Joywave supports.
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February 27 & 28 — Parquet Courts at American Legion Hall
Brooklyn’s indie post-punk group Parquet Courts know how to maintain a DIY ethos and play badass music. We were recently digging on their late 2014 release Content Nausea. Now the group is headed to Los Angeles, with a must-see show at the American Legion Hall – Highland Park on the books. Bonus, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the American Legion Hall.
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February 28 — Drive Like Jehu at Echoplex
We were incredibly stoked to see the recently reunited San Diego post-hardcore rockers Drive Like Jehu back in action last year with two killer performances including one at Coachella. Now the chance to catch them raging, up close and personal, at The Echoplex couldn’t come soon enough. The Dogs open.
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February 27 — Cobalt Cranes, Draemings at The Lost Room
Los Angeles psych grunge duo Cobalt Cranes (aka Kate Betuel and Tim Foley) are teaming up with mystic pop outfit Draemings for an awesome show at The Lost Room. Cobalt Cranes will be sharing tracks off their new Lolipop Records release Days In The Sun and Dreamings shares single “Like A Ghost” among other enchanting sounds off her forthcoming, eclectic album The Eternal Lonesome, due out later this year via Sumerian Records.
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February 29 — Daley at El Rey Theatre
In addition to U.K. pop/soul artist Daley’s most recent release, Days & Nights, the magnetic and heartfelt performer is currently working on new music. So early bird concert-goers will earn bragging rights to having heard it all live first! Avery Wilson supports.
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