Shows To Go To – February 2010

February 2, 2010

Music Vice’s gig guide for February 2010 with concert listings with our pick of shows in Australia, Canada/USA and the UK. These are the shows we think you should check out – some of which you might find us at too!


Soundwave Festival
Check out our special Soundwave preview for full details.

Australia’s favourite sons play dates nationwide in February and early March.

11 Feb 2010 Etihad Stadium, Melbourne
13 Feb 2010 Etihad Stadium, Melbourne
15 Feb 2010 Etihad Stadium, Melbourne
18 Feb 2010 ANZ Stadium, Sydney
20 Feb 2010 ANZ Stadium, Sydney
22 Feb 2010 ANZ Stadium, Sydney
25 Feb 2010 QSAC, Brisbane
27 Feb 2010 QSAC, Brisbane
2 Mar 2010 Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
6 Mar 2010 Subicao Oval, Perth
8 Mar 2010 Subicao Oval, Perth

Ash Grunwald
Aussie blues singer-songwriter Ash Grunwald is playing a few dates in February and one in early March. His live album Live at the Fly by Night is released this February, and we recommend you catch him in the flesh if he’s coming to your town.

5 Feb 2010 HiFi Bar, Melbourne, Victoria
12 Feb 2010 The Metro, Sydney, New South Wales
13 Feb 2010 The Zoo, Brisbane, Queensland
27 Feb 2010 Corinbank Festival, Corinbank, Australia
4 Mar 2010 Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta, Queensland

A Place To Bury Strangers
Catch them if you can at one of two East Coast dates before they head back to North America in March for a tour with The Big Pink.

11 Feb 2010 Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney, Australia
12 Feb 2010 Corner Hotel, Melbourne, Australia

Kill Devil Hills
With more hair than a barber-shop floor and their rocking, outlaw sounds, the Kill Devil Hills are a spectacle not to be missed.” So, you know, don’t miss them.

KDH are playing dates in Australia throughout February. See their show listings here.

Related link: Live Review, Photos and Setlist – Kill Devil Hills at Mojo’s Bar, Fremantle, 17 July 2009


Meaghan Smith
In the run up to the Canadian launch of her debut album The Cricket’s Orchestra which is set for release on February 9th, Meaghan Smith is playing three shows. A class act worth checking out.

4 Feb, 2010 Centennial Hall, London, ON
5 Feb, 2010 Olympia Theater Montreal, QC
6 Feb, 2010 Centerpoint Theater, Ottawa, ON

Taken By Trees
Victoria Bergsman takes her solo project on the road with dates in US and Canada. Taken By Trees’ debut East Of Eden was fantastic.

Taken By Trees - East Of Eden Press Photo

Taken By Trees

13 Feb 2010     UNION HALL BROOKLYN, New York
14 Feb 2010    WORLD CAFÉ with EL PERRO DEL MAR, PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania
16 Feb 2010     LE POISSON ROUGE with EL PERRO DEL MAR, NEW YORK, New York
20 Feb 2010     IL MOTORE with EL PERRO DEL MAR, MONTREAL, Quebec
21 Feb 2010     MOD CLUB with EL PERRO DEL MAR, TORONTO, Ontario
22 Feb 2010     SCHUBAS with EL PERRO DEL MAR, CHICAGO, Illinois
26 Feb 2010     TRIPLE DOOR with EL PERRO DEL MAR, SEATTLE, Washington
27 Feb 2010     BILTMORE with EL PERRO DEL MAR, VANCOUVER, British Columbia
28 Feb 2010     DOUG FIR with EL PERRO DEL MAR, PORTLAND, Oregon
2 Mar 2010     CAFÉ DU NORD with EL PERRO DEL MAR, SAN FRANCISCO, California
3 Mar 2010     THE TROUBADOUR with EL PERRO DEL MAR, LOS ANGELES, California

One of the better British indie bands to emerge from the last decade.

Feb 05 Showbox at the Market, Seattle, WA
Feb 06 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
Feb 08 The Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA
Feb 09 House of Blues, San Diego, CA
Feb 11  The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
Feb 13 Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO
Feb 15 Victoria Theatre, Chicago, IL
Feb 16 Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ON
Feb 18 House of Blues, Boston, MA
Feb 19 Terminal 5, New York, NY
Feb 20 Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA
Feb 21 9:30 Club, Washington, DC

Fucked Up
Following the recent release of their latest record Couple Tracks, Toronto hardcore troubadours Fucked Up hit the road.

Damian Abraham of Fucked Up at Sneaky Dee's, Toronto, Fucked Up Weekend 2009 - photo by Brian Banks

Fucked Up go on tour this February

12 Feb 2010 The ‘Sco / Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio
13 Feb 2010 Empty Bottle, Chicago, Illinois
14 Feb 2010 Video Saloon, Bloomington, Indiana
15 Feb 2010 Southgate House Newport, Kentucky
16 Feb 2010 Ottobar Baltimore, Maryland
17 Feb 2010 Barbary Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
18 Feb 2010 Maxwell’s, Hoboken, New Jersey
19 Feb 2010 Europa Brooklyn, New York
20 Feb 2010 Middle East, Boston, Massachusetts
21 Feb 2010 La Sala Rossa, Montreal, QC
23 Feb 2010 L3 Nightclub, St Catharines, Ontario

Mumford & Sons
Probably of the most exciting things to happen to folk since, well, since ever. The North American release of their debut album Sigh No More is slated for February 15th. Highly recommended.

9 Feb 2010 The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA
11 Feb 2010 Pop Scene, San Fransisco, CA
15 Feb 2010 Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON
18 Feb 2010 Bowery Ballroom, New York City, NY

United Kingdom

Shockwaves NME Awards Tour

Seems like most the bands in the UK are hibernating right now from what’s been pretty much the coldest winter ever, while others are playing Down Under or over in North America. So some slim pickings for February, but the NME Awards Tour is worth a look to catch the Big Pink, The Maccabees, Bombay Bicycle Club and Drums.

4 Newcastle O2 Academy
5 Glasgow Barrowland
6 Manchester Academy
7 Leeds O2 Academy
9 Nottingham Rock City
10 Norwich UEA
11 Birmingham O2 Academy
13 Cardiff University
14 Bristol O2 Academy
15 Brighton Dome
16 Bournemouth O2 Academy
18 Portsmouth Pyramids Centre
19 Cambridge Corn Exchange
20 Brixton O2 Academy
Related links:
Live Review – The Maccabees at Manchester Academy, 6 October 2009, Live Review – The Big Pink at Lee’s Palace, Toronto, 29 November 2009

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