The month of love has arrived, and we’re here to talk about some local artists who will be paying homage to the music that helps us feel oh-so-passionate this February. From Bob Marley to Lauryn Hill, this month is chock full of cover shows that will surely have you feeling the love. Local sweetheart Angela Perley will be presenting two back-to-back nights at Natalie’s, and also on the docket are a pair of release shows at Ace of Cups that will have you loving the fact that you live in a city that hosts such diverse local talent.
So don’t delay and check out six shows that you should bookmark in February in the list below.
The Noble Vices will be releasing their first LP at a free debut party thanks to the kind folks over at Seventh Son Brewing. Their atmospheric rock has been buzzing around town for a second now, so fans should be stoked on this no-cost revealing. The gratis performance boasts a stacked local lineup, also featuring the indie folk stylings of Natural Sway, Aaron Plain & Tall’s introspective reflections and Kizzy Hall’s refreshing, punch-like lo-fi rock. Performances will start at 8 p.m.
Time: Doors 7 p.m. Date: Friday, Feb. 1 Address: 2619 N. High St. Admission: Free
Bob Marley Tribute 2019 presented by Andy Shaw Band @ Rumba Cafe
It’s time again for the Andy Shaw Band and Columbus Reggae Alliance to come together to present the annual Bob Marley Tribute, and they’re vaunting one of their best lineups yet. The Shaws — Andy, Chris and Jim — will be bringing a tribute they’ve been refining for years to Rumba Cafe for the first time. Joining the Andy Shaw Band on this year’s lineup will be noted reggae up-and-comers Lungu Vybz and Benny Coleman, lead singer of one of the area’s hottest reggae acts, The Quasi Kings. The night will be a serious testament to Bob Marley’s music but also an opportunity to rid your worries for one night.
Time: 8 p.m. Date: Saturday, Feb. 2 Address: 2507 Summit St. Admission: $10
Primitives LP Release @ Ace of Cups
Ace of Cups is one of Columbus’ most cordial venues in terms of the potpourri of genres it hosts, which is why it makes sense that doom pop act Primitives will be debuting their LP a week after Noble Vices. The obscure, tenebrous climate Primitives create on their self-titled record hints at an all-encompassing live performance for the ears. Local legends in psychedelic experimental rock EYE will blow your mind beforehand, while Ipps will also be providing more estranged takes on rock music as local balancing support. Music begins at 9:30 p.m.
Time: Doors 8:30 p.m. Date: Friday, Feb. 8 Address: 2619 N. High St. Admission: $5
Angela Perley: Two Nights of Love! @ Natalie’s Coal-Fired Pizza
Although there is lots of local concert love to be shared on Valentine’s Day alone, Angela Perley will be providing two doses of can’t-miss passion over two nights. A Columbus musician who has paved her way to acclaim by staying true to herself and a local fan base, Perley’s modern take on roots and soul music has gone on to electrify thousands. Joined by Chris Connor on guitar and Billy Zenhal on bass, Perley provides vocals and plays electric guitar and musical saw from time to time, a sight you’ll just have to catch in person. While Perley will most certainly break out some heartbreaking tunes, her crafty and tactful playing will mend any broken emotions.
Time: 9 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. Date: Thursday, Feb. 14 & Friday, Feb. 15 Address: 5601 N. High St., Worthington, OH Admission: $15 GA / $20 reserved
Dallas Moore and The Hellroys @ Woodlands Tavern
Could your winter use some country to spruce it up? Then don’t miss this end-of-the-month delight with two acts that will brighten your day in very different ways. First up are the HELLROYS, one of the most entertaining acts coming out of Columbus, regardless of genre. Their blend of country and comedy on 2018 release “Hellroys Is Real” is a confirmation of the group’s multi-talented and multi-faceted abilities. Not-as-raunchy headliner Dallas Moore — originally from Norwood, Ohio — will be bringing his outlaw country to Woodlands for one of the best get-downs of the month.
Time: 7 p.m. Date: Friday, Feb. 22 Address: 1200 W. 3rd Ave. Admission: $15
A cover show that definitely catches the eyes and almost certainly will seduce the ears, Omni-tet will be kicking off their first show of the year in style. Although Lauryn Hill is a high-demand artist whose demands are high, often resulting in up-to-the-minute cancellations of her shows, there are other ways to enjoy and appreciate the R&B legend. Omni-tet, a group composed of music students inspired by music of the same soul caliber as Hill, will use its coalesce of styles to best pay homage. If you missed out on some Valentine’s Day love, give this show a shot.
Time: Doors 9 p.m. Date: Saturday, Feb. 23 Address: 520 S. High St. Admission: $20 GA / $25 VIP