This is not meant to be a negative remark in any way (clears throat), but I find February 14th to be rather a divisive time. On the one hand, you have some celebrating with that special someone and getting into the lovey dovey spirit, and fair play to them. On the other, there are those who think it’s all a load of bunk and respond with, “Seriously? Get a room.” And fair play to them as well. But I’d like to take this opportunity to show some love for the music, especially the local artists. I present you with a list of show recommendations to choose from that you can enjoy with your love bug. Or…just you. It’s all good, man.
We just had Bobby Jealousy perform in Studio 1A, and it was phenomenal. To celebrate the release of their full-length The Importance of Being Jealous, they’re having a very sexy album release show at Red 7, 611 E. 7th St. Apparently, Shapes Have Fangs reunited just to do this gig. Jerks. The Bad Lovers and Roky Moon & the Kiss Goodnight round out the bill very nicely.
This made me think of Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis gettin ‘ all sassy – in their dresses and stockings. Check out Some Like It Hot: A Valentine’s Affair at The North Door, at E. 5th St. and Brushy. Featuring The Sessions, an all-star cast of performers to swoon over, including Jazz Mills, Lex Land, Meiko and 10YR. Hearts all a-flutter in the air.
Leave it to my darling White Ghost Shivers to name this one the Valentine’s Day Three Way. How I love them so. You can see the Urban Achievers Brass Band, WGS and Loves It! at The Continental Club, 1315 S. Congress Ave. Oh won’t you / play me the / jazz HOT / baby. (Victor Victoria. Google it, dork.)
Two sweethearts to make your night wonderful. Songwriters Nano Whitman and Kalu James perform at Lamberts, 204 W. 2nd St.