New concerts: St. Vincent, The Hold Steady and more
With 2014 just weeks away now (crazy, isn't it?) concert announcements have continued to roll in.
St. Vincent, who appears to be channeling Tilda Swinton's White Witch from "The Chronicles of Narnia" in recent press photos (see above), is set to visit Newport Music Hall on Wednesday, April 9. Tickets for that one go on sale Friday, Dec. 13. You can also stream the title track from her forthcoming album Birth in Reverse (due out Feb. 25) below.
The Hold Steady, which is set to celebrate its 10-year anniversary with a series of February concerts, is scheduled to visit A&R Music Bar on Monday, Feb. 3. The Brooklyn pub-rockers completed work on the long-in-the-making follow-up to 2010's Heaven Is Whenever in August, and the new album is expected out early in '14. Tickets for this one also go on sale Friday.
Also recently announced were visits from folk-rocker Phosphorescent (at A&R on Thursday, Jan. 30), NYC duo A Great Big World (at A&R on Tuesday, Feb. 4), fiery blues/soul collective Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears (at Newport Music Hall on Friday, Feb. 21) and roots-rockers The David Mayfield Parade (at The Basement on Thursday, Jan. 23).
Finally, if you don't already have tickets for the Artic Monkeys/Orwells concert at LC Pavilion on Tuesday, Feb. 11, you best hope someone near and dear to you picked up a pair as an early Christmas gift, since that show recently sold out. If you did miss out, feel free to comfort yourself by taking in the British crew's 2013 stop at Austin City Limits, which you can watch in full below.