...and other amusements. Consult our day-by-day planner on how to get the most out of this month.
Lots to do…and so little time! We’ve got a month’s worth of music to pack into 28 days.
1. Kick off the month with Juno-nominated singer/songwriter Hannah Georgas showcasing tunes from her self-titled sophomore album at the Mod Club. Victoria’s Aidan Knight opens.
2. Blue Rodeo wraps up a two-night home stand at Massey Hall celebrating their new box set, 1987-1993.
3. It’s Super Sunday! Go Ravens!
4. Time to get reacquianted with the The Vaccines. Their second album, Come Of Age, is a real grower.
5. Albums from Scotland’s Frightened Rabbit, Ron Sexsmith, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, and Thomas D’Arcy are among today’s new releases.
6. Prolific prodigy Ty Segall brings his most acclaimed recording to date, Twins, to the Phoenix.
7. The Drake Hotel welcomes beloved Aussie Paul Kelly, who returns to town behind his first album in five years, the fine Spring and Fall.
8. East Bay Ray leads a rejuvenated Dead Kennedys into Lee’s Palace.
9. Hoboken’s second finest, Yo La Tengo, turned to post-wave guru John McEntire for production on their just-released 13th album Fade. Hear the results at the Phoenix.
10. The Black Keys, Jack White, Mumford and Sons, fun., and The Lumineers are among performers at the 55th Grammy Awards.
11. Brighton, UK’s The Maccabees and their Mercury Prize-nominated third album Given To The Wild rock the Mod Club.
12. An early album of the year contender, Holy Fire from Oxford, England’s Foals, hits record shops today.
13. Julian Lennon’s stepsister Chloe Charles makes a big step forward musically with a record release show for her new album Break The Balance at Revival.
14. Create some fireworks indoors on Valentine’s Day with 16,000 fellow Tragically Hip lovers. Arkells will get the evening started.
15. Los Angeles blues busters Rival Sons‘ third release, Head Down, has been making waves on both sides of the Atlantic. The Balconies will help make it a great night at Lee’s.
16.Take a walk to see Passion Pit bring last year’s fine LP Gossamer to life at the Kool Haus, along with the equally hot couple on and off the court, Brooklyn’s Matt & Kim.
17. It’s my life, and while I doubt I’ll make it out to Bon Jovi‘s first of two nights at the ACC, I’m sure those who do will have a great time.
18. Moe Berg and The Pursuit of Happiness recreate the history of rock ‘n’ roll as Monte Forte at the Horseshoe.
19. The Posies’ Ken Stringfellow has a must-read blog, and his new solo LP, Danzig In The Moonlight, is one of the many musical muses he’ll mine tonight at the Drake.
20. The reclusive Hayden delivers a new LP, Us Alone, and leaves the house to play the first of a three-night club crawl at The Dakota.
21. Diana Krall jazzes up two consecutive nights at Massey Hall.
22. I Mother Earth continue to play by their own rules at The Oakville Centre For The Performing Arts.
23. At The Drive In’s reunion is done. The Mars Volta have broken up. But singer/guitarist Jim Ward and drummer Tony Hajjar of Sparta keep the El Paso spirit alive with a rare visit to town tonight at Lee’s Palace.
24. Take Silver Linings Playbook and win your Oscar pool!
25. E (a.k.a. Mark Everett) brings the always eclectic Eels back to the Phoenix for their annual visit in support of brand new album Wonderful Glorious.
26. Oslo, Norway’s sophisticated left-field popsters The Ruby Suns bring their latest Sub Pop release Christopher to life at the Garrison.
27. Arrive early for Las Vegas hitmakers Imagine Dragons‘ show at the Sound Academy to catch Aussie band Atlas Genius, whose debut record, When It Was Now, is a keeper.
28. Sweden’s rustic electronic duo The Deer Tracks share songs from the just released The Archer Trilogy: Part 3 at the Silver Dollar.