After a relatively quiet period, this week offers a handful of great show options around town. We’re nearing the tail end of the dead of winter, and with that comes the annual promise of an amazing spring full of shows.
Parquet Courts | Triple Rock Social Club | Thursday, February 18, 7pm
Since their formation just five years ago, New York City’s Parquet Courts have proven to be one of the most exciting and promising young rock bands around. They are set to release their fifth studio album, “Human Performance,” on April 8, so expect to hear a handful of new/unreleased songs. $15 / 18+ / Buy tickets
Rayland Baxter | Turf Club | Friday, February 19, 8:30pm
His single “Yellow Eyes” and second album, “Imaginary Man,” put Rayland Baxter on the radar of NPR and The Current listeners last year, and rightfully so. The son of Bucky Baxter, who played guitar/pedal steel for Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, Ryan Adams, and many more, Rayland’s own brand of Americana feels like he is destined for stardom. After spending the last few years as an opening act for much larger bands, he is finally ready for his time to shine. $12 / 21+ / Buy tickets
House of Dosh II | Turf Club | Tuesday, February 23, 8pm
Last January, local multi-instrumentalist Martin Dosh played a month-long residency at the Turf Club that featured a venerable who’s who of local guest musicians. That “House of Dosh” residency was so well received that he’s back again, for “House of Dosh II.” So far this month, it has featured Mike Lewis, Andrew Broder, Jeremy Ylvisaker, and Crescent Moon, just to name a few, so expect plenty of surprises for the last week of the residency. $6 / 21+ / Buy tickets