It’s that time of year when there’s really nothing better to do than to go see some live music. Oh wait, that’s every time of year, my mistake. Don’t miss out on the shows you really want to go to though. Here are some that are coming close to selling out, so grab your tickets now before it’s too late.
|Feb. 7 – The Larkin Brigade at TTs|
Irish folk-punk band The Larkin Brigade hasn’t played a Boston gig in over two years, but it’s reuniting to play a marathon benefit among a bill over other awesome locals (with The Alrighters and Spectre Hawk; 10:30 p.m., $10-15, 18+)
|Feb. 11 – Andrea Gibson and Shira E at Middle East Downstairs|
Activist and poet Andrea Gibson has more recently started to combine musical elements into her albums, even collaborating with artists like Gregory Alan Isakov and Chris Pureka for her latest, “Truce.” The Maine native often writes about gender norms, LGBT struggles, and social reform, and she will be joined by electro-soul artist and former Whitehaus regular Shira E (8 p.m., $12-15, all ages).
|Feb. 13 – Leslie and the LY’s at Middle East Upstairs|
Iowa-bred comedy hip-hop group Leslie and the LY’s travels around the US playing in a mobile sweater museum and has established quite a large fan base over the Internet as well. The band has appeared on “Yo Gabba Gabba” and was featured in Vice magazine, and will now make a stop at The Middle East (with Dean and the Delilahs and Boone County Comedy Troupe; 8 p.m., $10, 18+).
|Feb. 27 – St. Vincent at House of Blues|
Annie Clark, better known as St. Vincent, helped get started doing some time at Berklee right here in Boston. After releasing a number of successful albums, including a 2012 collaboration with David Byrne, the songwriter and guitar shredder will release a new self-titled full-length just two days before this show (7 p.m., $25-45, all ages).
|Feb. 27 – Shaggy at Brighton Music Hall|
“It Wasn’t Me,” “Angel,” “Mr. Boombastic” — the hits just go on and on and on for this dancehall hero. He may not have had a hit in the past 10 years or so, but he’s a champion of feel-good music and this show is bound to have you feeling good (8 p.m., $20, 18+).
|Mar. 1 – Delta Rae at Royale|
Carolina folk rockers Delta Rae brings a little southern comfort up north, touring off its new EP, “Chasing Twisters,” from late last fall (with The Falls; 6 p.m., $20, 18+).
|Mar. 5 – Broken Bells at House of Blues|
The sophomore album by this collaboration of production savant Danger Mouse and The Shins’ James Mercer was released just a few days ago, but already it has people buzzing with a new Bee Gees-influenced sound. You may not believe it is a Shins side-project, but you may actually find yourself dancing a bit if you’re lucky enough to make it out to this show (with Au Revoir Simone; 7 p.m., $29.50-39.50, all ages).
|Mar. 10 – Throwing Muses at The Sinclair|
Night 1 is already sold out, but there are still tickets available to see the Rhode Island alt-rock legends play a second Boston show. This show marks a rare reunion for the original lineup of the band, led by Tanya Donnelly and Kristen Hirsh, who have also been in bands like 50 Foot Wave, Belly, and The Breeders (with Tanya Donnelly; 8:15 p.m., $28-30, 18+).
|Mar. 23 – MS MR at The Paradise|
New York-based dreampop duo MS MR have only climbed in popularity in Boston since its appearance at last spring’s edition of Boston Calling. The band packed Brighton Music Hall in the fall, and now are threatening to do the same at The Paradise. With an infectious blend of synths and indie rock, it’s no surprise that this act continues to rise (with Gang of Youths; 8 p.m., $18.50, 18+).
|Mar. 30 – …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead at TTs|
In one of the year’s biggest undersells, Austin-based alt-rockers …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead will play perform its 2002 album “Source Tags & Codes” in completion in the intimate setting of TTs (with Midnight Masses and La Femme; 9 p.m., $18-20, 18+).
|Apr. 13 – Psychedelic Furs at The Sinclair|
British rock legends Psychedelic Furs has been trucking since the late ’70s, and while the band hasn’t released a new record since 1991, it’s totally cool because nobody wants to hear new stuff live anyway (8 p.m., $33-35, 18+)