February might actually feel like a summer music month this year with a staunch list of acts to check out live in Metro Detroit. Electronic acts like Kill Paris, Girraffage and Eric Prydz roll through venues in Detroit, Ann Arbor and Pontiac, while Viceroy brings the “Jet Life” to Ann Arbor’s Necto Nightclub. Elsewhere, my favorite alt country artist Sturgill Simpson was rewarded with a bump from the Magic Stick to Majestic Theatre and LA gentlemen Bad Suns bring their fiery brand of indie rock to the Shelter.
The top hip-hop show of the month is most certainly PRhyme at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor. I’m hoping the DJ Premier + Royce Da 5’9″ collaborative project stops through Detroit, but it wouldn’t be a bad idea to catch them in the intimate venue. To finish the month, the biggest name in country music EVER, Garth Brooks, hits the Joe for 6 shows across 4 different nights. That same night rock’s rising star Hozier plays a sold out show in Royal Oak and two of my favorite budding bands Catfish and the Bottlemen and locals Flint Eastwood hit the Shelter and Loving Touch, respectively. Good luck folks.
I’m only scheduled to attend Strugill Simpson’s appearance at Majestic at the moment, but I pretty much have to see PRhyme at Blind Pig, right? What shows will you be attending this month?
2/2-Grizfolk-Blind Pig-$10+fees (tickets)
2/2-Sidekicks w/Cayetana, LVL UP-Magic Stick-$10 (tickets)
2/4-Viceroy-Necto Nightclub (Ann Arbor)-$10+fees (tickets)
2/5-Sturgill Simpson w/Anderson East-Majestic Theater-$21 (tickets)
2/7-Kill Paris w/DJ Getter-Tangent Gallery
2/8-Aesop Rock w/Rob Sonic, Homeboy Sandman-Magic Stick-$20 (tickets) 8:00 PM
2/10-Bad Suns w/Coasts-Shelter-$19 (tickets)
2/11-Giraffage-Blind Pig-$14+fees (tickets)
2/14-Joshua Radin w/Rachael Yamagata, Cary Brothers-Crofoot Ballroom-$25 (tickets)
2/16-Hey Rosetta-The Ark-$15-$22 (tickets)
2/18-Sister Sparrow-The Ark-$15-$22 (tickets)
2/18-Ariel Pink-Crofoot Ballroom-$17 (tickets)
2/20, 2/21, 2/27 & 2/28-Garth Brooks w/Trisha Yearwoood-Joe Louis Arena-$60+fees (tickets)
2/21-Eric Prydz-Elektricity-$31 (tickets)
2/25-Kongos w/Sir Sly, Colony House-St Andrew’s Hall-$29 (tickets)
2/26-PRhyme (Royce Da 5’9″ & DJ Premier)-Blind Pig-$20+fees (tickets)
2/28-Hozier-Royal Oak Music Theatre-$30 (SOLD OUT)
2/28-Catfish & The Bottlemen-Shelter-$15 (tickets)
2/28-Flint Eastwood w/Tunde Olanrian, Gosh Pith, Hush Valley-Loving Touch-$10 (tickets)