Live Music in February: The Queers, Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins, and Anaïs Mitchell

February will not calm down!

The Queers

Canal Club • February 26th, 7:00 PM

Pop punk band the Queers has been playing music and touring the world for almost 30 years and have no signs of slowing down. If you want humorous, insane punk rock fun, check out this show. ($10-$15)

Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins, and Anaïs Mitchell: Together on Stage

Modlin Center for the Arts • February 27th, 7:30 PM

Take Grammy Award-winner Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek, and Anaïs Mitchell and put them on stage together and you get a celebration of American songwriting and performance. This special “singers-in-the-round” style show will feature all three artists on stage together, sharing songs and accompanying each other for the entire evening. ($22-$45)

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Anderson East

The Broadberry • February 4th, 8:00 PM

Singer/songwriter Anderson East has been quickly making a name for himself. Known for his songwriting and unique vocal ability, he quickly caught the attention of music fans everywhere with his latest release Delilah. ($10 in advance; $12 at the door)

Life on Mars: A Tribute to David Bowie

The Broadberry • February 5th, 8:00 PM

It was a hard blow when we heard the great David Bowie had left us. His music lives on however with Life on Mars playing a selection of Bowie’s greatest songs during a night filled with multimedia, music, and dancing. Bowie left this world after an 18 month battle with cancer, so, fittingly, proceeds of the night will benefit VCU’s Massey Cancer Center for research into the disease. ($8 in advance; $10 day of show)

WRIR Presents: The 11th Annual Party for the Rest of Us

Renaissance Ballroom • February 5th, 7:00 PM

WRIR FM 97.3 celebrates 11 years of broadcasting with its annual birthday blowout that features some of the best music to come out of RVA. This year’s slate of musicians includes Christi, Manzara, The Cheats Movement Family podcast featuring Gritty City Records, Lucy Dacus, Brunswick, Afro Zen Allstars, Half Bascule, Silent Music Revival featuring Night Idea, and RVA Noise Showcase with Coteries, Toner War and The New Loft. Plus there will be stand-up comedy with Sarah Ahmed, Charles Ellis, Tom Hall, and James Isiah Muñoz along with WRIR DJs all night. ($15 donation at the door)


Capital Ale House • February 6th, 9:00 PM

Alternative rock band Cracker, led by Richmond’s own David Lowery, is best known for its gold-selling 1993 album, Kerosene Hat, which includes the hit songs “Low” and “Euro-Trash Girl.” This special show will be a stripped-down unplugged Cracker duo set featuring Lowery and co-founder Johnny Hickman, and is in support of their recent acclaimed double-album Berkeley to Bakersfield. ($29.50 – $39.50)

Widespread Panic

Altria Theater • February 12th, 8:00 PM

Widespread Panic has been together almost on 30 years and in that time has become one of the most respected jam bands in the music scene thanks to the band’s impressive live shows that leave audience members clamoring for more. ($49.50)

Richmond Symphony presents Video Games Live

Altria Theater • February 20th, 8:00 PM

Rescheduled due to that stupid snowstorm, Video Games Live will be back on this new date. The Richmond Symphony will be playing the hits of Mario, Zelda, Tetris, Final Fantasy, and all your other favorite electronic worlds. Video Games Live is an immersive concert experience featuring the energy and excitement of a rock concert with synchronized video screen visuals, state-of-the-art lighting, stage show production and on-stage interactive segments. ($20-$70)


The National • February 24th, 7:30 PM

Considered one of the best metal bands of our age, Slayer helped establish the genre and influenced many up-and-coming bands to this day. The two-time Grammy Award-winning thrash icons are back with Repentless, the band’s 11th studio album and first in six years. Get ready to rock because Slayer still rules!! ($47.50 in advance; $53 day of show)

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Andrew Cothern is the founder and editor of RVA Playlist, a music site that showcases events, concerts, album, show reviews, and opinion pieces that focus on the vibrant local music scene in Richmond.

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