Plan ahead and mark your calendars with our top picks for live music in Houston for February 2016.
Also in February 2016
Take in a show celebrating a quarter century with the three kings of hip-hop anthems, hear disco-infused psychedelia from a breakout act from New Zealand, have your ear drums checked after a night spent with two heavy metal thrash bands, and check out a new venue in EaDo set to the sounds of noisy shoegaze.
We’ve got plenty of excellent shows and concerts to help you roll out the new year with our tips for live music this month.
Top 10 Live Shows to See this Month in Houston
- Naughty by Nature 25th Anniversary Concert at Warehouse Live | Wednesday, February 3 – The Grammy Award winning New Jersey hip-hop super-group, known for churning out party anthems return to Houston to perform at EaDo’s Warehouse Live Ballroom. Presented by local beer festival organizers, Untapped Fest, the show will mark 25 years since the the heroes of hip-hop anthems broke the mainstream barriers into radio history. Tickets start at $19 not including ticket fees. 8pm.
- Lamb of God with Anthrax in Concert at Revention Music Center | Thursday, February 4 – In celebration of their latest album, Sturm and Drang, the American heavy mainstay Lamb of God will make their way to Downtown’s Revention Music Center; formerly Bayou Music Center. Since their formation in 1994 out of Richmond, Virginia the Grammy nominated thrash metal demigods have toured heavily while managing to release 8 studio albums. Do yourself a favor and don’t skip on this brutal show in which New York’s respective thrash metal heroes, Anthrax compete the bill for heavy measure. Tickets start at $35 not including ticket fees. 7pm.
- Unknown Mortal Orchestra with Lower Dens at Numbers | Monday, February 8 – Fresh off of the release of their latest and beloved psychedelic release, Multi-Love, the New Zealand-formed Unknown Mortal Orchestra will be bringing their disco-infused pop hits to Montrose’s historic night club. On Multi-Love frontman and multi-instrumentalist Ruban Nielson finds himself recording an album deeply rooted in pop’s present, but seen through the lens of past psych innovators. Expect more pop gems in the form of Baltimore-based Houston expatriates, Lower Dens who are set to open the show. Tickets start at $15 not including ticket fees. 7pm.
- Brazilian Girls in Concert at Walter’s Downtown | Wednesday, February 10 – Lead by singer and front woman Sabina Sciubba, the NYC-based Brazilian Girls blend their own brand of electronic dance music with a diverse mix of musical styles such as tango, lounge, and house music. Known for their fashion forward stage wear and energetic stage presence, the band will bring just that to the Downtown-located Walter’s later this month. Tickets start at $15 not including ticket fees. 8pm.
- Ringo Deathstarr Valentine Dance Party at Satellite Bar | Saturday, February 13 – Channeling broad influences such as My Bloody Valentine, Ride, and Spacemen 3, the 3-piece shoegaze act out of Austin, TX will be breaking in the stage of the newly opened, EaDo-located Satellite Bar. Originally formed in 2007, the band is known for pulling heavily from shoegaze pioneers that they admire to the point of being quite literally the closest thing to catching a live performance from their noisy predecessors. Tickets start at $8 at the door. 8pm.
- Anti-Flag at Walter’s Downtown | Friday, February 19 – The politically active Anti-Flag will bring their socially conscious punk anthems to Houston’s Walter’s for a set chock-full songs playing on themes of class struggle, human rights, and anti-war. Known for advocating political action groups, the band have always aimed to strike a balance between entertaining their audiences while informing them of the hard stance needed to make change through community. Tickets start at $15 not including ticket fees. 7pm.
- MuteMath in Concert at House of Blues | Tuesday, February 23 – Known for delivering electrifying live performances, the alternative rock act have been making their mark on audiences with inimitable showmanship for some time now. Formed in 2002 out of New Orleans the four-piece steer their infectious energy by way of dynamic synthesizers and driving guitars. Be sure to catch the show and the band members while crowd surfing when MuteMath deliver the goods to Downtown’s House of Blues later this month. Tickets start at $24 not including ticket fees. 7pm.
- Protomartyr at Walter’s Downtown | Thursday, February 25 – Having released three albums in three years since their formation, to say the post-punk band have been busy would be understatement of the year. There is a sense of urgency to not only the prolific nature of the band, but also the music which seems to form a tighter grip upon the listener with each album’s release. Protomartyr does an impressive job of combining the moody soundscapes of 70’s UK post-punk with the raw feelings of their Detroit origins. Think: Wire’s sound meets the urgency of The Stooges. Tickets start at $10 not including ticket fees. 7pm.
- The Eastern Sea with Dollie Barnes at Satellite Bar | Saturday, February 27 – Originally formed in 2005 as a bedroom recording project of singer and guitarist Matt Hines, the band now with two full length albums under their belt have transformed into something much more. Hailing from Austin by way of Houston, TX Hines recruited a team of solid musicians in his friends during 2007 and has been developing his folk indie-rock sound on and off the road ever since. Check out The Eastern Sea, take in EaDo’s newest venue, and enjoy an opening set of country sounds by Houston’s own Dollie Barnes. Tickets start at $8 at the door. 8pm.
- George Thorogood and The Destroyers in Concert at House of Blues | Sunday, February 28 – The American singer song-writer known for delivering energetic boogie-blues has been at it for more than 40 years now. Thorogood, who became a household name in the 80’s with his hit Bad to the Bone, has been shedding light on lesser known song-writers and playing his own tunes on the road throughout the 40+ years he’s been active. With more than 20 albums under his belt it’s sure to be a night you’ll find yourself muttering the words, “I know this song!” Tickets start at $25 not including ticket fees. 7pm.