Top Ten Miami Music Events in February

By | January 31st, 2011 | 10 Comments

1. Primal Static, Deaf Poets, and Arboles Libres (Feb. 2 @ Sweat; FREE)

To my ear, the billing for this show should be in the reverse order, with Arboles Libres and Deaf Poets showing D.C.’s Primal Static how Miami rocks. Learn more about the show HERE.

2. Yann Tiersen (Feb. 9 @ Grand Central; $22.50)

Tiersen’s wide-ranging sonic exploits include composing the Amelie film score and collaborating with Jane Birkin, Dominique A, Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins), and Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode). Tiersen’s newest album, Dust Lane, is a guitar-driven piece of chamber pop that should make for an out-of-the-box live performance. Learn more about the show HERE.

3. Daysleeper (Feb. 12 @ Awarehouse; $5)

Daysleeper’s release show for its eerie rock EP, Blazing Automatics, will include the premier screening of the video for their single “Crawl”, opening performances by Soma, Astari Nite, and Rebel, as well as a courtyard show by the mood-swinging Xela Zaid. Learn more about the show HERE.

4. Walter Lure and Charlie Pickett w/ The Shakers, F.F.N. (Feb. 11 @ The Monterey Club; $??)

Two guitar legends, one stage. Lure was a member of Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers and co-wrote three of the songs that appeared on L.A.M.F., their only studio release. Pickett is the South Florida guit-slinger who helped spearhead Miami’s punk scene in the mid-70s. Alongside Johnny Salton, The Eat, and the Cichlids, Pickett helped make Miami music history. (You can also catch Pickett at Churchill’s – his venue – on Feb. 26.) Learn more about the Monterey Club show HERE.

5. Broken Social Scene (Feb. 12 @ Revolution; $31.50)

Not a bad price to see the self-made indie supergroup on their Forgiveness Rock Record tour in a venue not named the Fillmore. Learn more about the show HERE.

6. Flogging Molly (Feb. 12 @ The Fillmore; $40.50)

For a band of Celtic punks that champions the plight of Johnny O’Everyman, a $40.50 ticket (including $14 in Ticketmaster rape charges) seems a little incongruous. But Flogging Molly’s live show is the band’s bread and butter and an amazing experience. Check out our interview with mandolinist Bob Schmidt to learn more about FM’s upcoming album, and click HERE for more info about the show.

7. Royal Bangs (Feb. 18 @ The Vagabond; $??)

The Knoxville trio arrive in Miami riding a tidal wave of exposure. After We Breed Champions, their 2008 debut on Audio Eagle Records (owned/run by the Black Keys’ Patrick Carney), the Royal Bangs released the critically acclaimed follow-up Let It Bleep and continue to peddle their brand of off-rock, which sounds something like Cake and Handsome Furs smushed together. Learn more about the show HERE.

8. Dreaming In Stereo and Jennifer Kaiser Double Album Release Party (Feb. 20 @ The Stage; FREE)

Dreaming in Stereo’s Fernando Perdomo is looking forward to showing off the fruit of his label, Forward Motion Records. While DiS celebrates the release of Dreaming in Stereo 2, their sophomore release packed with a variety of poppy punches, Jennifer Kaiser takes the stage debuting her Forward Motion release Masquerade. Festivities begin with fellow Forward Motion artists Tyler Bernhardt, The Mann Sisters, Chris Alvy, Syvia Emmerson, and Danny Luis.

9. Bruise Cruise Kick-Off Party (Feb. 24 @ Grand Central; $18.46 pre-sale)

Grand Central will be hosting one of Miami’s biggest house parties ever, with a lineup featuring Black Lips, Thee Oh Sees, Surfer Blood, Ty Segall, Vivian Girls, The Strange Boys, Turbo Fruit, and Quintron and Miss Pussycat. This one’s going all night long and, seeing as it’s in its third round of cheap pre-sale tickets, you might want to secure your stub before it’s too late. Learn more about the show HERE.

10. Leon Russell (Feb. 26 @ Culture Room; $26)

Uncomfortable being rocked by an old dude you’ve never heard of? Uncomfortable with the way I worded that? Get over both. Chances are you know Russell’s songs as they were huge hits for other musicians. He wrote “Delta Lady”, made famous by Joe Cocker, as well as “Superstar”, which everyone from Karen Carpenter to Sonic Youth covered. He also wrote “A Song For You”, which became a Donny Hathaway staple and was covered by none other than Ray Charles. Learn more about the show HERE.

10 Comments on “Top Ten Miami Music Events in February”

  1. 1 JG said at 8:42 am on February 1st, 2011:

    Do yourself a favor!! Zach Deputy Feb. 10 @ Culture Room. Joly Fat Guy with the most soulful voice

  2. 2 William said at 9:47 am on February 1st, 2011:

    Thanks, JG!

    Here are a couple other shows to consider:

    Teepee, Sumsun and DJ Chuckles Feb. 4 @ Love/Hate:

    International Noise Conference Feb. 10-12 @ Churchills – Follow link for lineup:

  3. 3 yuval said at 9:48 am on February 1st, 2011:

    Artofficial at the Stage Friday Feb 5th

  4. 4 William said at 11:23 am on February 1st, 2011:

    Thanks Yuval.

    Here is the event page for ArtOfficial @ The Stage:

  5. 5 Steve said at 11:34 am on February 1st, 2011:

    Fight Like Animals @ Flavour Nightclub, Feb 25…

  6. 6 Zaky said at 11:49 pm on February 1st, 2011:

    FEB 20th @ The Stage Miami will be the best show of the month. Forward Motion Records and its artist are awesome…Dreaming in Stereo, Jennifer Kaiser, Tyler Bernhardt, Chris Alvy, Syvia Emmerson, Danny Luis and The Mann Sisters

  7. 7 hlk hogan said at 6:02 pm on February 2nd, 2011:

    i dont think this is so…its almost like its local commercialism…really? no.1…? ….sure …ok beached miami…i hope no one pays for promotion of what gets put here…r u all friends or somethin?..sorry and thankyou much!

  8. 8 Jordan Melnick said at 6:22 pm on February 2nd, 2011:

    Well, Hik, I thought it went without saying, but the list is in chronological order. So #1 isn’t the best of the list, just the first in a notion we call time. As for getting paid, the answer is no.

  9. 9 dante said at 6:39 pm on February 2nd, 2011:

    Bachaco @ Transit Lounge this Friday!

  10. 10 Probate Lawyer Miami said at 12:33 pm on February 4th, 2011:

    Leon Russel sounds like my kinda scene, I think I’m going to check it out.

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