Concerts to close out January!

What better way to spend these cold winter nights than inside one of Birmingham’s cozy music venues wrapped in warm sounds? There is still a lot left to hear this month. Here are 5 that Mother recommends:

1. Dylan LeBlanc

Show Info: Workplay / Thursday 1.21

Dylan LeBlanc just dropped his latest in A Cautionary Tale after having already garnered the attention of Bruce Springsteen, Lucinda Williams, Emmy Lou Harris and being referred to, “the new  Neil Young.” A Cautionary Tale doesn’t disappoint, neither will he at WorkPlay on Thursday.

2. Great Book of John

Show Info: Rogue Tavern / 1.22

For fans of Jeff Buckley, David Gilmour or INXS, Great Book of John was once given the title as Birmingham’s greatest band by Birmingham Magazine’s readers. One of our favorites dylanywhere. Sure to become one of yours. After you see them at Rogue, head to The Nick for no. 3 below.

3. The Peach Kings

Show Info: The Nick Rocks / 1.22

The Peach Kings are the cinematic garage rock duo of Paige Wood and Steven Dies, whose sexy and relatable songs are the soundtrack for their intimate love story. For fans of The Kills and The White Stripes. The Old Paints and Deaf Poets share the stage.

4. JOHHNYSWIM

Show Info: Iron City / 1.23

Deemed the hottest couple in music, JOHNNYSWIM is the husband/wife duo of Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano. The pair met in Nashville in 2005, instituting a songwriting partnership not long afterward. Heartbeats may remind you of Adele. Also for fans of The Civil Wars, The Lone Bellow.

5. Marrow

Show Info: The Nick Rocks / 1.25

Chicago’s newest indie darlings, Marrow, already share pretty stout backgrounds in music. Most of the group are from the now defunct Chicago hip-hop favorite Kids These Days. Lead singer Macie Stewart has toured with Chance the Rapper. Bandmate Liam Kazar backs Tweedy. Yes, that Tweedy. All are schooled in classical and jazz. Their sounds are perfectly aligned, yet complex arrangements of whatever your favorite instrument may be, resulting in indie-rock and pop. For fans of Wilco, Tweedy, Edwarde Sharpe, Hozier.