b-sides: Concerts to catch during the rest of February and all of March

Zanzabar — Saturday, Feb. 20
Alt-country pioneers who released their eighth record, “Scheherazade” — their first in more than a decade — On Feb. 5. And, unsurprisingly, it’s really good.

Kurt Vile
Headliners  — Wednesday, Feb. 24
The poster boy for folk filtered through fuzz-rock, Vile’s established himself as a solid songwriter who crafts interesting and steadily changing music.

I Have A Knife [Album Release]
The New Vintage  — Friday, Feb. 26
Fronted by Sean Garrison (Maurice, Kinghorse, Drifin’ Luke, Sean Garrison and the Five Finger Discount), I Have A Knife plays the sort of straightforward hardcore-punk that’s hard to find right now.

Nellie Pearl [Album Release]
Headliners  — Friday, Feb. 26
Americana with an experimental edge that sounds both familiar and fresh, Nellie Pearl is a clever band.

Twin Limb
The New Vintage — Saturday, Feb. 27
Twin Limb seems hellbent on constantly shaping and gradually evolving their dark, dreamy psychedelic folk that is both powerful and ethereal, making them a band to always see live.

Good N Filthy [Album Release]
Haymarket  — Saturday, March 5
A collaboration between Mr. Goodbar and Filthy Rich, with guest appearances by other Louisville hip-hop notables, this promises to be an exciting project.

Titus Andronicus
Headliners — Thursday, March 17
They just released a rock opera about depression that has the sort of lovably sloppy sound that made “Exile on Main Street” so captivating. And Craig Finn from The Hold Steady opens.

Bonnie Raitt
Louisville Palace — Saturday, March 19

Diet Cig
Zanzabar  — Tuesday, March 22
An up-and-coming band to keep an eye on.

Gogol Bordello
Mercury Ballroom  — Sunday, March 27
High-energy Gypsy punk. Google them. You’ll figure out whether you like it or not quickly.