12 Concerts That Need To Be On Your Radar This Month (February)

Collective Concerts shows you need to see this February

February is here, and it’s guaranteed to be packed with rad shows that are sure to make you want to leave the comfort of your Netflix account.

With outstanding performances from indie standouts like Kurt Vile, Sharon Van Etten, Beirut, and Deerhunter, you’re in for a busy month with this concert lineup. Check out February’s must-see Collective Concert events below.

All shows have been selected by Indie88 staff for this sponsored feature.

The Devil Makes Three

February 7 | Mod Club Theatre | Tickets

Americana trio The Devil Makes Three makes music that highlights the power of words, while staying rooted in the traditions of folk, blues, ragtime, and rock and roll. Their latest album, Chains Are Broken [New West] are poetic pieces that are almost like short stories. You can catch The Devil Makes Three at the Mod Club Theatre on February 7th.

Sharon Van Etten

February 11 | Danforth Music Hall | Sold Out

New Jersey songwriter Sharon Van Etten is set to bring her dark, stormy tunes to the Danforth Music Hall on February 11th with Nilüfer Yanya. The release of her most recent album, Remind Me Tomorrow, has gotten her a lot of attention. The album is chaotic, raw, and heavy, so her new atmospheric tunes will make you consider and contemplate life’s big questions while you sway along to her dark glimmery tracks.

Mandolin Orange

February 12 | Phoenix Concert Theatre | Tickets

North Carolina folk-rock duo Mandolin Orange always perform their warm tunes like intimate secrets they’re sharing widely. Their latest album, Tides of a Teardrop, is their fullest, richest, and most personal effort yet, and you can listen to their new tracks at the Phoenix Concert Theatre on February 12th.

William Fitzsimmons

February 12 | Longboat Hall at The Great Hall | Tickets

Singer-songwriter and producer William Fitzsimmons will be playing the Longboat Hall at The Great Hall on February 12th, where you can hear tracks off of his latest record, Mission Bell. The vulnerable, melancholic record chronicles Fitzsimmons’ tumultuous year, dealing with both pain and healing, and highlighting the complexity of the human experience.

Dr. Dog

February 15 | Phoenix Concert Theatre | Tickets

Catch Dr. Dog at the Phoenix on February 15th with openers The Nude Party. Dr. Dog guitarist and singer Scott McMicken believes that their sound has changed so much since their inception 15 years ago, revealing in a statement, “I feel like I’m in a totally new band right now.” The group’s new tunes are transformative and intense, and the infectious tracks will definitely get you dancing along.

Lost Cousins

February 15 | The Great Hall | Tickets

Lost Cousins are set to headline The Great Hall on February 15th with openers Sportsfan and Basement Revolver. The indie psych rock outfit has a full repertoire of celestial-style tunes that explore transitional moments in life. Their latest record is full of sweeping, anthemic and relatable tracks that hope to push forward and lean into change as much as possible.

Kurt Vile & The Violators

February 16 & 17 | Danforth Music Hall | Tickets

Catch country rock and psychedelic folk artist Kurt Vile at the Danforth on February 16th and 17th to listen to his refined, cemented signature sound. His latest album Bottle It In shows that Vile’s a seasoned professional who knows how to play to his melancholic-tinged strengths on an album, and his live performance is bound to do the same.

Current Joys

February 17 | Mod Club Theatre | Tickets

Current Joys’ latest release, A Different Age, is full of poetic lyrics and thoughtful arrangements that revolve around the process of making art in a time that’s focused so intensively on the past. You can catch Current Joys’ new tunes, which are primarily made with a single guitar, drums, a loop pedal, and a laptop, at the Mod Club Theatre on February 17th.

Bob Mould Band

February 18 | Phoenix Concert Theatre | Tickets

Bob Mould’s latest album is called Sunshine Rock, where he revealed that he’s hoping to “write to the sunshine.” The band’s songs revolve around raw vocals and elaborate, nearly experimental strings. From cathartic anthems to darker, lamenting tracks, Mould’s latest tunes have got a little bit of everything, and you can catch them at the Phoenix on February 18th.

Beirut

February 19 | Sony Centre For the Performing Arts | Tickets

Beirut have returned with the release of Gallipoli, and this month they’ll be performing the tunes live at the Sony Centre on February 19th. When writing about the recording process, Condon explains that he “wanted every creak and groan of the instruments, every detuned note, every amp buzz and technical malfunction to be left in the cracks of the songs.”

Deerhunter

February 21 | Danforth Music Hall | Tickets

In January, Deerhunter released a pop-infused nostalgic vintage-style record, Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? The record is a perfect isolation of modern loneliness, while simultaneously seeking out a sort of confirmation in others. “Here is the vomit of the 20th century,” Bradford Cox wrote alongside the release. You can catch Deerhunter at the Danforth on February 21st.

The Barr Brothers

February 28, March 1, March 2 | Mod Club Theatre | Tickets

Montreal’s three-piece outfit The Barr Brothers had nothing prepared when they went empty handed into the studio for their third album. With no plans or preconceptions, the trio spent just seven days toying with instrumentals and improvisations, reworking them and distilling them into 11 courageous tracks. You can catch the groovy, blues-based tunes from The Barr Brothers at the Mod Club on February 28th, March 1st, and March 2nd, where they’ll be performing a different album every night.