Need some suggestions for where to rock out this month? LA’s got you more than covered.
1. Stone Sour with Pop Evil & Stolen Babies – February 5th at House of Blues (West Hollywood) – Tickets
The best hard-rock bill this February and one of the best of the year — you can’t go wrong with Corey Taylor. Be sure to show up early enough to catch one of the hottest bands in active rock, Pop Evil, and one of the most underrated experimental rock acts in the circuit, Stolen Babies.
2. SFG12 Benefit Show featuring SNOT – February 11th at the Whisky A Go Go – Tickets
The first official concert to support the groundbreaking musician-backed charity SFG12. Featuring a rare and largely anticipated reunion from punk legends SNOT (now fronted by veteran rock vocalist and SFG12 CFO Tommy Vext), this charity concert will be a historical event with a who’s who of LA rock, metal, and punk musicians in attendance. This may be the most fulfilling concert ticket purchase of the year.
3. Monte Pittman – February 22nd at the Whisky A Go Go – Tickets
Monte Pittman is known worldwide for his role as pop icon Madonna’s guitarist, but real LA musicians know Monte for his heavy-metal roots. If you’ve had a chance to listen to his debut Metal Blade release, The Power of Three, you already know that Pittman’s show is a MUST see for rock and metal fans.
4. All Hail the Yeti with We Are the Riot – February 7th at The Viper Room – Tickets
Expect two thirds of the rock and metal musicians in Los Angeles to show up for this one. All Hail the Yeti and We Are the Riot are slightly under the national rock radar, but heavy music insiders know that this is a show you can’t miss this month.
5. American Head Charge – February 15th at the Whisky A Go Go – Tickets
A bit of a throwback, but always a monster showing in Los Angeles. This show could end up being the wildest night of the month on LA’s Sunset Strip. Wear comfortable shoes and reserve your table at the Rainbow for this one.
For Metal & Hardcore Fans
Society 1 – February 12th at Skinny’s Lounge (NoHo)
For Something Alternative
Living Dead Lights with The Attitude – February 15th at The Viper Room – Tickets
Eagles of Death Metal – February 14th at The Viper Room – Tickets
Metalachi – February 21st at the Whisky A Go Go – Tickets