Live music to check out in February

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Live music to check out in February

A summary of upcoming shows and concerts in the Twin Cities

From indie darlings, to metal icons, the month of February has plenty to offer for those who enjoy live music. There are a few highlights to take note of.

On Feb. 2, the Maryland progressive metal band Periphery will be performing at the Varsity Theater. They are touring in support of their recent double album release Juggernaut.

First Avenue will host the British electronic pop outfit London Grammar on Feb 3.

First Avenue, perhaps Minneapolis’ most cherished venue,
will host a number of exciting shows this month.

Underground hip-hop artists Aesop Rock and Rob Sonic recently teamed up on a project under the pseudonym Hail Mary Malon. The duo will make a stop at First Avenue on Feb 4.

Dr. Dog, a popular folk rock band, will be in the Twin Cities area Feb. 5-7. They will perform three shows, one at the Turf Club and two at First Avenue.

Napalm Death, easily the most recognizable name in grindcore, will be playing at the Amsterdam Bar and Hall on Feb. 11. They are supporting their recent release Apex Predator-Easy Meat.

 Carrie Brownstein is not just a star on the hit comedy series Portlandia. She is also a guitarist and vocalist from the all female punk band Sleater-Kinney, who just released their first album in 10 years. On Valentines Day, they will be performing in front of a sell-out crowd at First Avenue. For those willing to pay a pretty penny, you can still find tickets on StubHub.

On Feb. 16, indie pop oddball Ariel Pink will be supporting his critically acclaimed album pom pom at Fine Line Music Café.

Infamous Polish metal band Behemoth will be at Mill City Nights on Feb. 17.

Legendary alternative rock band The Flaming Lips will be playing their 1995 album, Clouds Taste Metallic, in it’s entirety at First Ave. on Feb. 24.

Doomtree, the local alternative hip-hop outfit, will be performing at First Avenue on Feb. 25 in support of All Hands, their most recent album that came out earlier this week.

There is plenty more live music happening in this area during the month of February. You can check out various venues’ websites for more information.