By Lacey Jane Pappas
Welcome to February! It’s the month of the valentine, so if you want to give your sweetheart the gift of live music, here are my suggestions:
If you’re aching for new music and have an affinity with bands like Cold War Kids and/or Dr. Dog, definitely tune in to San Diego-based indie rockers Delta Spirit. Their soulful sound is evidenced on their album “Ode to Sunshine”—and who doesn’t love a bout of sun in the winter? Plus, you have two chances to check ‘em out on February 10 (an early show at Kilby Court), or later at Urban Lounge.
Listen here. Suggested track: “Parade”
Whistler, violinist, guitarist, vocalist and glockenspielist(!) Andrew Bird will show off his various talents on-stage at Murray Theater on February 25. Bird is promoting his buzz-worthy release, “Noble Beast,” which is thee record to add to your collection. Each track is filled with catchy and breath-taking rhythms and melodies. You’ll be whistling and clapping along.
Listen here. Suggested track: “Fitz and the Dizzyspells”
It’s that song from the iPhone commercials that won’t leave your head—the one that features all the cool apps available on the gadget. Time to get to know the band behind the catchy tune. It’s the Submarines, and the song is “You Me and the Bourgeoisie.” And the duo behind the bubblegum pop is John Dragonetti and Blake Hazard. Chances are if you dig the commercial, you’ll enjoy the rest of their songs. And the opening act, the Morning Benders, should make a nice complement.
Listen here. Suggested track: “Brightest Hour”
Coming up, we’ve got Blitzen Trapper on March 13 and Mirah on March 17th. Details to follow.
Here’s the February breakdown: