February is a month to party! There is of course, Mardi Gras and who can forget Valentine's Day? The concerts we're attracted to this month in New York City are wild.
There are some amazing classic hip hop shows and sets, incredible rock and roll and bonkers dance music all month. Let's start it off with a Mardi Gras celebration with George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic at B.B. King's!
There are two hip hop anniversary celebrations: Bone Thugs N Harmony are celebrating the 20th anniversary of releasing Tha Crossroads, while New Jersey heroes Naughty By Nature are enjoying their 25th anniversary. Both are on tour and coming through NYC!
Brooklyn Bowl has some great surprises this month. The Wailers return for two consecutive nights and will be playing albums Babylon By Bus on the 17th and Kaya the 18th.
While the Bowl's series "Bowltrain" is usually captained by Questlove, Bowltrain on the 18th, post-Wailers, will be with Pete Rock instead! Plus, there are three nights of The Soul Rebels at the end of the month with guests aplenty, including Big Freedia, Talib Kweli, Smif n Wessun, Rakim, and Nigel Hall.
Speaking of hip hop, Kanye West is coming to Madison Square Garden on the 11th.
Webster Hall has some killer shows, too. Girls + Boys are doing two consecutive Fridays featuring different guests each week including Alex English, Hiyawatha, the Floozies, and Sunsquabi.
And February 27th at Webster Hall is stacked! Naughty By Nature in the Marlin Room, Ty Segall & The Muggers in the Grand Ballroom, and Griz in the Studio. Ty Segall is also playing Sunday, the 28th.
Griz is also playing on the 25th at Output. Both shows are sold out, but second hand tickets may surface. We've linked you below to the best deals we could find at the time of writing.
1. George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic (2/9 - B.B. King's Place)
bbkingbluesnyc Celebrate #FatTuesday at #bbkingsnyc with @therealgeorgeclinton and #ParliamentFunkadelic TOMORROW Tuesday 2/9! Tix avail thru link in profile / #GeorgeClinton #PFunk #makemyfunkthepfunk #mothership #nyc #timessquare #mardigras #NOLA #funk #livemusic
2. Graveyard (2/10 - Brooklyn Bowl)
graveyardmusic Tour is over! But in just two weeks we'll be flying into Los Angeles, bringing in a couple of Gs and a bunch of west coast shows! Thank you @imperialstateelectric Photo by @aramblinrose #refugeeswelcome
3. The Devil Makes Three (2/11 - Terminal 5)
thedevilmakes3 Thank you to everyone who came out to see us in Europe. We can't wait to come back!
4. Blonde Redhead (2/11 - Rough Trade)
harrymakino Omg!🙀what a loud poster but it must be working! #roughtradenyc
5. Kanye West (2/11 - Madison Square Garden)
kanyewest_daily Sources say Kanye is going to premiere "#SWISH " AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN FOR MORE DETAILS CLICK MY BIO
6. The Pimps of Joytime (2/12 - Music Hall of Williamsburg)
pimpsofjoytime Pre show in our studio 54 inspired regalia. #studio54 #halloween @jammingwithj @motheryoumay @janxtajay @sistahsing #bandpic #tourlife #singersongwriter #funk #fun @gothictheatre #denver #rockandroll #sleaze #mustache #nightlife #ontour #livemusic 📷 by @travisbildahl #420
7. Blue Oyster Cult (2/13 - B.B. King's Place)
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8. Boombox (2/17 - Bowery Ballroom)
thisisboombox HAPPY 2016 PARTY PEOPLE! Photo by @dn_fotos
9. The Wailers (2/17 & 2/18 - Brooklyn Bowl)
wailersjamgram Wailers are getting some much needed rest and relaxation before embarking on a US and Canada tour in the New Year with a southern hemisphere swing to Mexico and Chile! More information at wailers.com/tour New Year's Eve Pittsburgh First Night Pittsburgh, PA Jan 7 Fox Theatre Boulder, CO Jan 8 Gothic Theatre Englewood, CO Jan 9 Fort Lewis College Concert Hall Durango, CO Jan 10 Belly Up Aspen, CO Jan 13 Fine Line Music Cafe Minneapolis, MN Jan 14 House of Blues Chicago, IL Jan 15 The Rave/Eagles Club Milwaukee, WI Jan 16 LC Pavilion Columbus, OH Jan 17 Ziggy's Winston-Salem, NC Jan 21 Seminole Theatre Homestead, FL Jan 22 House of Blues Orlando, FL Jan 23 House of Blues Myrtle Beach, SC Jan 24 The Beacon Theatre Hopewell, VA Jan 26 Castaway with Southern Ground Playa Del Carmen, MX Jan 30 Surf Beats Festival Pichilemu, CHILE Feb 10 Pickle Barrel Killington, VT Feb 11 The Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY Feb 12 Snowshoe Mountain Resort Snowshoe, WV Feb 13 Havana New Hope, PA Feb 14 Colonial Theatre Pittsfield, MA Feb 16 The State Theatre Falls Church, VA Feb 17 & 18 Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY Feb 19 The Asylum Portland, ME Feb 20 Casino Nova Scotia Halifax, Nova Scotia Feb 23 State Theatre State College, PA Feb 24 The Kent Stage Kent, OH Feb 25 Oakville Performing Arts Centre Oakville, Ontario Feb 26 The Living Arts Centre Mississauga, Ontario Feb 27 St. Catharines Performing Arts Centre St. Catharines, Ontario Mar 1 Club Regent Casino Event Centre Winnipeg, Manitoba Mar 3 Arden Theatre St. Albert, Alberta Mar 4 O'Brians Event Centre Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Mar 5 Cowboys Calgary, Alberta Mar 6 Bo's Bar & Grill Red Deer, Alberta Mar 7 Wild Bill's Legendary Saloon Banff, Alberta Mar 9 Capitol Theatre Nelson, British Columbia Mar 10 Kelowna Community Theatre Kelowna, British Columbia Mar 11 Beban Park Auditorium Nanaimo, British Columbia Mar 12 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, British Columbia Mar 13 Distrikt Nightclub Victoria, British Columbia
10. Pete Rock Bowlive (2/18 - Brooklyn Bowl)
agentcbw7 On my lionheart today! Peace to my people!! Jamaica Jamaica 🎼🎼🎼🎼
11. Daryl Hall & John Oates (2/19 - Madison Square Garden)
carahvallejo It's a great day for #hallandoates, y'all
12. Gramatik (2/20 - Playstation Theater)
gramatik_lowtemp ✊ (📷: @nofotos)
13. Bullet for My Valentine (2/23 - Playstation Theater)
bfmvofficial Before and after shot of our Sold Out LA show last night. Vegas - you're next!! 📷 @tfoiles #bfmv #britishinvasiontour
14. Bone Thugs N Harmony (2/24 - Playstation Theater)
15. Kamasi Washington (2/24 - Webster Hall)
kamasiwashington I can't wait to get back out on the road playing music with all these brilliant musicians!!! #TheEpic #TheNextStep #WestCoastGetDown
16. Griz (2/25 - Output)
mynameisgriz Couldn't. Be. Sureeee why..... 📸: @jsiegelphotography #nativerootstreehouse
17. Soul Rebels (2/25 - 2/27 - Brooklyn Bowl)
soulrebelsnola Rakim @Smifnwessun @Buckshot @natashadiggs added to our already epic special guest lineup! @brooklynbowl 2/25-2/27 ticketf.ly/1Qn6i3H
18. Excision (2/26 & 2/27 - Playstation Theater)
excisionofficial Dope shot from last week in SLC by @Chatterzphoto The Paradox 2016 Tour is getting closer!! Hope you guys are ready 😉 Tickets and Tour Dates at: www.excision.ca
19. Naughty By Nature (2/27 - Webster Hall)
naughtynation Naughty By Nature at MTV Music Evolution 2015 Press Briefing on 17 May, 2015.
20. Ty Segall & The Muggers (2/27 & 2/28 - Webster Hall)
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21. Titus Andronicus (2/29 - Webster Hall)
titus_ndronicus JUST ANNOUNCED! +@ Titus Andronicus 2016 US Tour Dates with Craig Finn (@steadycraig) TITUSANDRONICUS.NET/NEWS Feb 29 New York City, NY – Webster Hall Mar 1 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar ¢ Mar 2 Charlottesville, VA – The Southern ¢ Mar 3 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre ¢ Mar 4 Athens, GA – 40 Watt ¢ Mar 5 Gainesville, FL – High Dive ¢ Mar 6 New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa ¢ Mar 8 Austin, TX – Scoot Inn ¢ Mar 9 Norman, OK – Opolis ¢ Mar 10 Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck ¢ Mar 11 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge ¢ Mar 12 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights ¢ Mar 13 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall ¢ Mar 15 St Louis, MO – Off Broadway ¢ Mar 16 Bloomington, IN – Bluebird ¢ Mar 17 Newport, KY - Headliners Music Hall ¢ Mar 18 Cincinnati, OH – Ballroom at Taft Theatre ¢ Mar 19 Akron, OH – Musica ¢ Mar 20 Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo ¢ Mar 21 Buffalo, NY – Tralf Music Hall ¢ Mar 22 Ithaca, NY – The Haunt ¢ Mar 23 Albany, NY – Hollow ¢ Mar 24 Northampton, MA – Pearl Street ¢ Mar 25 New Haven, CT – Toad's Place ¢ Mar 26 Pawtucket, RI – The Met ¢ Mar 27 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer ¢ ¢ - with Craig Finn