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Concert round-up for February 2010

Eric Clapton will be playing the Bell Centre with Jeff Beck in February
Eric Clapton will be playing the Bell Centre with Jeff Beck in February
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February has just started but an array of solid shows are fast approaching. Other than the nightly small shows in some of the city’s quaint and cozy venues, the following are some of the big names in various genres who will be stopping in this month.

Just because Guns N' Roses have come and gone, does not mean classic rock fans have seen the peak of their concert schedule pass them buy. Lady-killers Mötley Crüe will be heading in to the Bell Centre Friday, Feb. 5, with Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry opening the show. Real-life guitar heroes Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck will also be in playing the home of the Habs Feb. 22. For fans who appreciate a look-back at some of the greats, Eclipse: The Pink Floyd Story will be at Metropolis on the 6th.

An amazing winter of shows for indie rock fans continues in to February. Attack in Black bring their acoustic jams off of new album Years (by One Thousand Fingertips) to the Green Room on the 5th. Montreal’s own masters of noise rock Aids Wolf are in town on the 13th, breaking some ear drums at Casa Del Popolo.

If your iPod is filled with more of a pop indie/folk sound, Montreal’s music scene has you covered. The Magnetic Fields bring their own brand of synth-pop to Corona Theatre on the 6th. Songstress La Roux will be showing off her vocal abilitiess for a Metropolis crowd on the fifth. Coeur de Pirate, a local francophone artist whose been making big waves across the country will be playing back to back nights at Le National on the 5th and the 6th. With a new album just out Toronto native and folk songwriter Basia Bulat will be at L’Astral with Leif Vollebekk on the 12th. The ever so melodramatic beauty we know as Stars will stop in for a home town show at eXcentris on the 16th. Finally, a band whose album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot made many Best of the Decade lists, Wilco will be at L’Olympia on the 27th.

Or, for a little reggaeton flavour, Sean Paul will be turning up the heat at Metropolis, with Karl Wolf among others, on the 22nd.

If you love a little brass with your rock, Ska legends Planet Smashers are back in town after opening for Blink 182 back in August. They'll be at Club Soda on the 13th. Or, for a little bit of a heavier sound, Polaris Prize winners F**ked Up will bring the punk to La Sala Rossa on the 21st.

Fans of pop won’t feel left out either. Canadian icon Chantal Kreviazuk will be playing her rescheduled November show on the 5th at L’Olympia. John Mayer brings his guitar prowess to the Bell Centre on the. Finally, American actor and vocalist supreme Alicia Keys will also pay a visit to the Bell Centre on February 28th.

There are tons of other shows going on besides for those mentioned above. For more concert listings visit:

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