Can’t-miss concerts in Boston this February 2019




An annual celebration of music varieties from all through the globe and a pair of veteran songwriters sharing the stage are merely two of this metropolis’s February music events.

Celebrated songwriters

Sharon Van Etten
New Jersey-bred songwriter Sharon Van Etten is probably going one of many additional prolific solo acts of instantly, having put out upward of 10 releases since rising on the music scene in 2005. Her latest report, “Remind Me Tomorrow,” dropped in mid-January and may convey her to Royale with the help of soulful Brit Nilüfer Yanya. (Friday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m.; Royale, Boston; $30-$35; 18+; with Nilüfer Yanya; tickets obtainable proper right here)

Julia Holter
LA-based paintings popper Julia Holter appears to be at rock by a novel lens, incorporating baroque and compositional components to create indie music that stands proud from the pack. She launched her eighth full-length report, “Aviary,” this earlier fall to important acclaim, and may hit the freeway with Canadian violinist Jessica Moss, stopping at Brighton Music Hall. (Saturday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m.; Brighton Music Hall, Boston; 8 p.m.; $17; 18+; with Jessica Moss; tickets obtainable proper right here)

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt
Two of music’s celebrated veteran songwriters are teaming up for an acoustic duo tour. Lovett, bringing a little bit of little little bit of nation, and Hiatt, mixing in somewhat little bit of rock ‘n’ roll, have launched into excursions collectively sooner than, and collectively have garnered 26 Grammy nominations over time. The two will appear at Shubert Theatre. (Thursday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m.; Boch Center Shubert Theatre, Boston; $40-$125; all ages; tickets obtainable proper right here)

Acoustic pickers

The Ghost of Paul Revere
Portland, Maine of us trio The Ghost of Paul Revere has the native mentality to match its native title. Regulars of golf gear spherical New England for years, the band has seen its success unfold to the nationwide stage — along with by an look on “Conan” remaining yr — over the course of 4 albums since 2012. Headlining their best Boston current to date, the band will play The Paradise, along with native songwriter Aubrey Haddard. (Saturday, Feb. 9 at 9 p.m.; Paradise Rock Club, Boston; $30; 18+; with Aubrey Haddard; tickets obtainable proper right here)

Railroad Earth
Improvisational bluegrassers Railroad Earth had a bittersweet 2018, touring big venues and festivals fueled by a 2017 EP, however in addition mourning the dearth of founding member Andy Goessling. Making their methodology to Boston for the first time this yr, the rootsy jammers will make their debut at The Wilbur. (Friday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m.; The Wilbur, Boston; $27-$35; all ages; tickets obtainable proper right here)

Amy Helm
New York-based mandolinist and daughter of The Band’s Levon Helm, Amy Helm now carries the family torch, making a signature rootsy sound of her private. Traveling behind her 2018 album “This Too Shall Light,” Helm will meet up with Boston-based folkateers Brothers McCann for a gift at Sonia. (Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m.; Sonia, Cambridge; $20; all ages; with Brothers McCann; tickets obtainable proper right here)

Something soulful

Ripe
It took loads of funk to get there, nevertheless Boston’s seven-piece soul collective Ripe has begun making waves exterior of New England, and even will doubtless be featured on the bill of this yr’s Bonnaroo pageant in Tennessee. Catch the Berklee-bred band on the easiest way up as they play their best native headlining current to date at House of Blues. (Saturday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m.; House of Blues, Boston; $62-$103; all ages; with Magic Giant, Harsh Armadillo; tickets obtainable proper right here)

Jacob Banks
Deep-voiced Brit Jacob Banks has had most of his publicity to date by placement in video video video games and TV reveals. The songwriter, who blends sorts of soul and R&B, has seen this success for larger than 5 years now, nevertheless solely in the close to previous put out his debut album, “Village.” Touring in assist, the singer will play Royale for his largest Boston current to date. (Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m.; Royale, Boston; $22-$25; 18+; all ages; tickets obtainable proper right here)  

Anderson.Paak
West Coast producer and musician Anderson.Paak has had a bountiful decade, inserting out six albums since 2012 and collaborating with the likes of Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, and Christina Aguilera. Powered by the steam of ultimate fall’s “Oxnard,” the songwriter will convey his full band, The Free Nationals, to the Orpheum. (Saturday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m.; Orpheum Theatre, Boston; $114-$783; all ages; with Tayla Parx; tickets obtainable proper right here)

Crashfest
Boston’s annual worldwide music pageant Crashfest will return with its best lineup to date. This yr’s event will attribute 14 artists unfold all through genres, along with Beninese songwriter Angelique Kidjo performing the Talking Heads’ iconic album “Remain In Light” in full, and a set from Bhangra get collectively band Red Baraat. (Saturday, Feb. 23 at 4:30 p.m.; House of Blues, Boston; $48; all ages; with Angelique Kidjo, Red Baraat, Tribu Baharú, additional; tickets obtainable proper right here)

Rock of ages

Gang of Four
British dance-punk pioneers Gang of Four have toured and launched info on and off as a result of the mid-’70s. More than 40 years after forming, the band is as energetic as ever, having launched EP “Complici” remaining yr and inserting out their ninth studio album, “Happy Now,” in 2019. They’ll make a stop at ONCE Somerville as part of a world tour. (Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m.; ONCE Somerville, Somerville; $27-$30; all ages; tickets obtainable proper right here)

Hands and Knees
Local vets Hands and Knees have been concocting quirky Americana-tinged indie rock albums over the course of larger than a decade. While the band has been busy in the studio in newest years, headlining dwell reveals has change right into a rarer incidence. The band will hit the stage at Atwood’s in assist of October’s 21-song album, “Children Levitate.” (Thursday, Feb. 21 at 9:15 p.m.; Atwood’s Tavern, Cambridge; $10; 21+; with Glockabelle; tickets obtainable proper right here)

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat
Baltimore post-punk duo Ed Schrader’s Music Beat has been touring golf gear and the DIY circuit for the upper part of a decade, inserting out three info in the tactic, along with 2018’s “Riddles.” Mixing components of noise rock, punk, and dance music, the band will convey their dwell current to Boston for a headlining spot at Great Scott. (Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 9 :15 p.m.; Great Scott, Boston; $12; 18+; tickets obtainable proper right here)  

Hip-hop heavy hitters

Blackalicious
Veteran Bay Area hip-hop duo Blackalicious hasn’t put out any new music since 2015’s “Imani Vol. I”; due to this, visits to the East Coast have become a lot much less and fewer frequent. The group, acknowledged for rapper Gift of Gab’s rapid-fire provide, will do a quick East Coast trek, hitting a handful of smaller-sized rooms, along with Cambridge’s Sonia. (Sunday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m.; Sonia, Cambridge; $20; all ages; tickets obtainable proper right here)

Vince Staples
West Coast lyricist Vince Staples had an infinite 2018, releasing his third album, “FM!”, to widespread important acclaim, collaborating with legendary composer Hans Zimmer, and even considering retirement. The entertainer is hitting the freeway for his Smile, You’re on Camera Tour, which might make a stop at House of Blues and have fellow Compton-based rapper Buddy. (Monday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.; House of Blues, Boston; $32.50-$132.50; all ages; with Buddy; tickets obtainable proper right here)




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