A new year in these parts typically takes a little while to gather up some steam in the live music department. But for such a short month, February is seriously smokin’ with several hot music options to start planning for.

BRATTLEBORO – The new year brings new exhibits to the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC). “If she has a pulse she has a chance” and “Robert Perkins: Every Day” close on Monday. They will be replaced by “Open Call NXNE 2019: Paint,” BMAC’s annual juried exhibit, which opens Saturday, …