These are just a few shows happening in February that we’re looking forward to. For a complete listing of shows happening in the valley, check out our complete concert calendar at
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Dario’s Picks:

Kid Koala – February 4th – MIM (Musical Instrument Museum)

Kid Koala has bringing a very special kind of musicality to turntableism since the late 90s. He has always worked to push the boundaries of his instrument and the genre. His newest project is perhaps his most ambitious, yet. I’ll just stumble over my words trying to describe this. Let’s just let it speak for itself.

Tune-Yards – February 19th – Van Buren

I first saw Tune-Yards on accident, looking for something to do with a night in San Diego. They were opening for a much less energetic band in a tiny club and it was clear then that this is a band that should never open for anyone. The music, on it’s own, is incredibly engaging, but even more so when you see how it’s created. It’s nice to see them gain such a following to headline a show at the Van Buren. It seems the size of the venue has finally caught up with the size of their music.

Willie Watson – February 20th – Valley Bar

Willie Watson is one of a few young musicians keeping the spirit of early folk music alive. He is as much a musician as he is a historian. Who doesn’t love music and history?! Should be a great show.


Paula’s Picks:

Las Chollas Peligrosas – February 4th – Crescent Ballroom

All female Phoenix group that plays Latin music? Of course I’m there!


Joywave – February 11th – Crescent Ballroom

I have a sneaking suspicion that this show could turn into a real nifty dance party. Though I only recently started giving Joywave a real listen, I know I’ll be dancing the night away during the show.


Grails – February 16th – Valley Bar

An instrumental rock band with a flair for keeping things dark and intense, I can only imagine what their live presence will be like, but I’m looking forward to finding out.