February is here – and what better way to spend a date night than at one of these concerts across Texas or have a night in listening to new music by local artists? We have some ideas for you in this month’s #TexasTunes.
#1 Kool & The Gang
R&B, funk and soul icons Kool & The Gang are playing Moody Theater in Austin on February 4, where they will play classic hits and their latest single “Let’s Party.”
Led by founding members Robert “Kool” Bell and George “Funky” Brown, the internationally celebrated group continues to tour the world and release new music. Kool & The Gang is currently made up of Robert “Kool” Bell (Bass), George Brown (Drums), Ronald “Khalis” Bell (Tenor Sax), Dennis Thomas (Alto Sax).
#2 Suki Waterhouse
Multitalented British vocalist and songwriter Suki Waterhouse will play Scoot Inn in Austin on February 7. The show is part of her “Coolest Place In the World Tour,” a run of North American headline dates with several stops already sold out. It follows Suki’s recently wrapped North American tour with Father John Misty.
Additionally, Suki recently released her new “Milk Teeth” EP via Sub Pop Records—listen and find it available across various formats here—which features five songs from Waterhouse’s early career plus one previously unreleased track, “Neon Signs.”
Hailing from Houston, Texas, rising 17-year-old singer-songwriter d4vd announces “The Root of it All” tour – his debut run of headlining dates in select cities that will kick off with a performance at White Oak Music Hall (upstairs) in Houston.
In 2022, d4vd released two highly acclaimed chart-climbing singles, the grungy, guitar-driven breakup anthem “Romantic Homicide” (spending its 18th week on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaking at #1 on Spotify’s US Viral chart) and slow-building beachy ballad “Here With Me”– which is in its 11th week rounding out the top 10 on Billboard’s Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart.
#4 Lyle Lovett
Following an extensive run of U.S. tour dates, four-time Grammy-winning singer, composer and actor Lyle Lovett will play an additional run of shows with his Acoustic Group this year. They have tons of early February Texas tour dates, all of which can be seen here.
Earlier this year, Lovett released his latest album, “12th of June,” on Verve Records to widespread critical praise. Produced by Chuck Ainlay and Lovett, the album features a mix of new originals, including previously released singles “12th of June” and “Pants Is Overrated.”
#5 Jarrod Dickenson
Waco native Jarrod Dickenson has a new album on the way. It’s called “BIG TALK,” releasing February 3.
Dickenson announced the album with the first single/video release, “Long Hard Look.” Self-produced, Jarrod put together an all-star band including Jano Rix of The Wood Brothers on drums and keys, Ted Pecchio (Doyle Bramhall II, Tedeschi Trucks Band) on bass, JP Ruggieri on guitars, and Oliver Wood of The Wood Brothers sings guest vocals on “Home Again.”
#6 John Mellencamp
John Mellencamp‘s massive “Live and In Person 2023” tour kicks off this month and includes a stop in Austin at Bass Concert Hall on Feb 28. He confirmed the tour live from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at the opening of his new permanent exhibition, Legends of Rock: John Mellencamp.
“Live and In Person 2023” includes multiple nights in New York City, Chicago, Vancouver, Nashville, Clearwater, Minneapolis and other major cities across North America. More info here.
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Gracie Watt is the Editorial Assistant at Texas Lifestyle Magazine and a graduate of St. Edward’s University in Austin, with a degree in Journalism. Watt is also a Lifestyle Producer at NBC-affiliate KXAN’s Studio 512. When she’s not writing, Watt enjoys singing, playing the guitar and doing volunteer work.